Joe Strummer – 101ers

Fruit Eating Bears’ CD on Overground Records contains something interesting: there’s a track called Green Love which – apparently – Joe Strummer wrote and sang with The 101ers. Internet research -though- makes no reference to this song. Can anyone confirm if The 101ers really performed this song?

The Who – Pretend You’re In a War

Even though I’m only half way through Mark Blakes tome on The Who and the Sixties, it’s a brilliant well researched read. The title comes from a Townsend quote when he was asked how he prepared himself for a show. Blake captures in the book the distorted, dysfunctional energy of the band and their collective fuck-you attitude. And how influences such as Gustav Metzger’s auto-destructive art fed into their explosive music.

Attention all surfers

Here’s a couple of websites worth a look. First there’s Board of Work – a site listing  companies around the world who offer lessons and tuition for riding the waves on any kind of board.  And then there’s Chairman of the Board a blog about surf music for surf film lovers. So go and get wet and happy!