John Lydon on Public Image, the Pistols, Cliff Richard, Arsenal, Alzheimer's and Atomic Rooster...
This is a rollercoaster as you might imagine, Lydon in Malibu in a high viz shirt - stupid chaotic, moving, . Among the subjects in the firing line...
The most disappointing record ever made.
The emotional charge of live performance.
His despair at the new Dany Boyle-directed mini-series 'Pistol'.
How Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica is "like a Pinter play".
His collaboration with Kate Bush that never happened - and a demonstration of the vocal he wanted to record.
His dislike of the Beatles.
A lost record shop in Finsbury Park "run by an old lady" selling roots rock reggae and metal.
The "steep learning curve" of life as a carer for his wife Nora.
Steve Took of Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the next-door squat.
The overwhelming effect of seeing "Cliff Richards" at the Rainbow when he was five.
The lifelong magnetic pull of Arsenal FC.
... and Chris Isaak, Horace Andy, the Third Ear Band, the Faces, T Rex, the Edgar Broughton Band ("there was a bit of hooligan about them"), Quintessence and the Bee Gees
Rockin' ... ...............
From the Pennine Way to the Watford Gap,
Character from origin, is awakened, and rekindled ;)
The Roots, twigs an' Stem,
come down from the mountain,
through the veil of mist surrounding,
we praise all Creation,
and our Souls are renewed and nourished with knowing foundation.
The Almighty Creator most High,
gave all of us the gift to create in a way that will have resounding positive effects through it's course,
In living Colour,
All is not black and white.
Perhaps it is suggested through all ancient and Holy texts, that,
Maybe we CAN create something new under the sun,
together with Rock n Roll.
God bless and Protect.
P.S. "we're on a mission from God" , up for it?
a feel another little ditty coming on !