The Young Team – Graeme Armstrong

The Young Team – Graeme Armstrong

1966. The Place is located on Victoria Street in Edinburgh.  It is the hangout for young Mods from the capital.  Tailor made mohair suits on HP, neat haircuts, sharp shoes and attitude.  The kids inside are working class boys and girls from Broomhouse, Clermiston, Drylaw and the other estates in the city.  My dad is [...]

Hell is Round the Corner – Tricky

Hell is Round the Corner – Tricky

I remember. You remember. The thing is we probably don't remember. Not really. Not accurately. Back in 2017 Brandy Bessette-Symons, an associate professor at Ithaca College department of psychology, conducted a series of experiments to gauge the impact of emotion on memory.  She found that "False memory is the most robust effect of emotion".  That [...]

Louder Than Words Festival

Louder Than Words Festival

Just think about this for a second. There is a place where you can listen to post-punk, pop 'n' roll, soul boy and survivor Edwyn Collins discuss his life and work as well as hear him perform a song or two. There is a place where you can hear Dr Beate Peter (Lapsed Clubber Project), [...]

Britpop Cinema, Matt Glasby

Britpop Cinema, Matt Glasby

With the arrival of a sequel to the much lauded, and even mucher loved, "Trainspotting" coming down the tracks, author Matt Glasby decided it would be a good idea to revisit the original and place it in the context of the other films of its time.  From that idea has come "Britpop Cinema" where Glasby [...]

Going Deaf for a Living

Going Deaf for a Living

"Going Deaf for a Living" starts in an old pub in Kennington, South London. Actually, that isn't true. That pub, The Old Red Lion, isn't an old pub anymore.  It is a new pub sitting on the grounds, or the grave, of an old pub. Also, the story of "Going Deaf for a Living" doesn't [...]