The Blowin Weekly Extra – Thorns of sin, flowers of paradise

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 22 August 2010
More tunes than time…

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Google meets gravity, and still works


Sina Makossa – a lovely live version with the Soukous Stars

And also a video


There are lots of responses to the English Defence League coming to Bradford – some think they should be banned, some want to demonstrate against them. others to ignore them. Local people are peacefully celebrating Bradford’s diversity on Saturday 28 August with a Community Celebration on Infirmary Fields on Westgate 12 – 4pm, attended by Bradford’s Civic Leaders – ‘Be Bradford – Peaceful Together’. This has the support of Bradford Council’s leadership, and is part of other activities that weekend – more details soon. Please pass this on – and if you would like to help organise the day, perform at the event, run a stall, etc, then let know asap.


Leeds Reggae Sunsplash 2010 -
Julian Marley, Horace Brown, Black Slate
Free – Sunday 29 August – Potternewton Park, Harehills Lane, Leeds – 12 noon – 8pm
plus soundsystems, food, local talent

Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade, Monday 30 August, Chapeltown and Potternewton Park


Public Image play Bingley Music Live, Saturday September 4.
A correspondent tells us they were rather good in Leeds recently.
See for tickets, or Jumbo

Also at Bingley, Buzzcocks and Dreadzone free on Friday September 3.


Saltaire Festival – 9-19 September – has a nice What’s On page, where you can click to order events by date, venue or type.

Also around the same time, Saltaire Beer Festival 17/18 September. The Blowin posse hopes to be there on Saturday afternoon.


It’s the way you say it…
“Universe ‘likely to grow forever’ ” – or – it “will eventually become a cold, dead wasteland”.
I blame the ConDems.


22 August

· Velvet Underground – Temptation Inside Your Heart – VU CD – Verve
· Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Big Neck Cut – Lee Perry: Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds –
· Bonnie Prince Billy – When Thy Song – Peel session April 2001
· Slim Harpo – Got Love If You Want It – Good Times Bad Times CD – Mojo
· Jimi Hendrix – New Rising Sun – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun CD – Experience
· Gregory Isaacs – Permanent Dub – Pre 12”
· Teenage Fanclub – It’s All In My Mind – Man Made CD – PeMa
· Ethiopians – Mother’s Tender Care – U Roy & Various Artists: Version Galore 2xCD – Trojan
· U Roy & Tommy McCook & Supersonics – Love I Tender – U Roy & Various Artists: Version Galore 2xCD – Trojan
· Lowell George – 20 Million Things – Thanks I’ll Eat It Here CD – Warners
· Burning Spear – Bad To Worse + Riddim Style – Burning Spear 7”
· Les Wanyika – Sina Makossa – Kenya Dance Mania CD – Sterns
· Sugar Minott – Hard Time Pressure + Preasure Rock w. Captain Sinbad + Preasure Dub


Thorns of sin, flowers of paradise

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