Music programmes on Sky

Nothin’ wrong with telly. Those that slag it off have, what, 5 channels max?

Pancakes made, leaves partially swept, laptop on lap…..

Yesterday I watched the making of “Dylanesque” by Bryan Ferry. The one thing about Bob Dylan is that he could sound out every sound of his poetical lyrics with a spear sharp unique voice.  Bryan mumbles like he’s whispering in his lover’s ear. The band behind Ferry is top class and tight. The camera work was excellent so I was watching the making of a documentary rather than a singer at work.

Sky is rollin’ ’em out…..Ray Davies, Eric Clapton,  Bryan Ferry, and many more….Sarah Vaughan,  Billie , and then some; Georgie Fame’s on Sky’s Vintage tv this week too.

Currently on Sky Arts 1 is the soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art thou?” So much of the magic is in the editing and the sound technicians’ skills. Highly recommended.


Later is “Gotterdammerung”, Wagner’s masterpiece full of acrobats and gorgeousness. Always something to look forward to.

Very excited about tomorrow on Streetlifefm community radio as Doreen Simon will be interviewed. Ordered a cd by Maxine Daniels to play on the show. See what the postperson brings today!

Off to bid ferociously on Ebay to get that 99p CD “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

In Westray, Orkney they still use “thee” and “thou” and the German (?) “du”. Love it.

Watched Channel 4’s “The Family” last night. How uplifting was that? A Nigerian family in London let the cameras in and what a warmth there is in that mentally well-ordered house where everyone knows their place amidst strewn possessions and over-crowded rooms. There’s a free showing at “Rich Mix” in Bethnal Green on Monday showing an episode of “The Family” where you get to meet the director and have a natter. You have to book. Do it by phone or pay a £1 on internet !

At Hackney Museum, there’s a free film too and you get to meet the director! Book and enjoy. Check in my events page for “Up Your Street” listings.