Hello all, the world has been a lot busier than myself these last few days it must be said. Naturally I intend to always write about The Clash but at times I’m going to be distracted. The events in China yesterday need more scrutiny and for my part better understanding to post any thoughts of value, however to not be outraged by the carnage in a single day would take detachment to a new level. In addition the political minefield the U.S. is placed in with regards to Honduras‘ ousted leader is a wriggle worth watching.
Simultaneously watching the media here in the States try and give the Michael Jackson funeral/carnival/tribute ample coverage and not neglect actual news events is amusing at best. I feel like Washington Bullets should be the soundtrack to the headlines, just change a few of the lyrics and you’re all set. Afghanistan and Iran were issues back then too after all.
Alright, I’ve slid the soapbox back in the corner let’s see what we’ve got going on. First of all an enjoyable article reveals that Richard Dudanski who was in the 101′ers with Joe has contributed to a project with Canyon Cody and GNotes. The results sound utterly fascinating and worth tracking down. Dudanski has lived in Granada for some time and this corner of Spain seems to be a vibrant collective of ideals. From the article Cody states -
I recommend this story from the Edinburgh Evening News that revisits the burgeoning music scene of the early 1980′s in some detail. Naturally The Clash get a reference or two and it’s important to remember how vibrant the industry was for a few years back then. Independent labels were gathering a head of steam and new bands were popping up like weeds. One of my favourite bands from that era Josef K are discussed, if you missed out please check them.
Please note I’ve been updating the C.I.A. section of the site and need to also update the Global a go go page (thanks for your emails), 50 nations by end of month?
Cheers – Tim