Good morning Clash people and welcome back to the blog, hope this finds you in good form. Sorry for the lack of updates but it was one of those weeks and I think I’ve had the flu or some such nonsense the last two days to cap it off. Still that footage from Detroit in 1980 was good enough to be the lead story for a few days I think. The word is it needs to reach 100,000 views for more to be uploaded so add it to your Facebook or Twitter feeds if we’re going to make that happen.
A short post today as an advance warning for tomorrow – Sunday February 9 – if you’re near a radio (in the UK) or a computer (rest of the world) you’ll want to tune in to BBC 6 Music, specifically the Cerys Matthews show at 10am GMT / 5am EST/ 2am PST as her special guest will be Topper Headon who will be playing a selection of his favourite tracks and some chatter too I would expect. Cerys of course hosted the special audience/interview with The Clash last autumn and it’s good to see the BBC 6 Music yet again giving time to The Clash in general. I can’t see getting up at 2am or still being up at that time so I’ll be accessing the archive of the broadcast from the same link provided above. The archive recordings are usually added a few hours after the show is aired and remain online for just seven days so don’t miss that.
Expect an eclectic mix of music from Topper, his own personal taste being such an important part in the variety of more experimental side of The Clash that was most obviously seen from London Calling onward. Should be a good listen, thank for dropping in – more medicine and back to bed for a few hours for me and I’ll be back tonight or tomorrow.