The Blowin Weekly Extra – Rusty cat sneezing

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 2nd January 2011
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Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandShe’s Too Much For My Mirror & My Human Gets Me Blues live in Belgium, 1969

This week’s featured Beefheart album is Strictly Personal – lots of info here at The Radar Station

Steve Barker’s On The Wire has an excellent two hour tribute to Captain Beefheart at – downloadable too.

Mike Barnes wrote the biography, and – surprise - it’s called Captain Beefheart.

More info and extracts at


This week I have mostly been.. catching up on Shameless [“..comedy drama, centred on British underclass and working class culture” Wikipedia] – seven series online at Channel 4

New Shameless series starts Monday 10 January.

Channel 4 also have a large online archive of programmes at C4 OD

And by category [scroll down on the right]

C4 OD includes the Comic Strip, inc Bad News


Higgins Jazz Quintet

Wednesday 5 January

Kings Arms, Heaton, Bradford


Safe As Milk

Well my cigarette died when I washed my face

Dropped some drops in an ashtray hit a wrong place

Woman at my blinds to see spiders spinning lines

Its a safe as milk it’s a safe as milk

I never heard it put quite that way

The shape I’m in is a gone a way

They called a day they called a day

Yesterday’s paper headlines approach rain gutter teasing rusty cat sneezing

Soppin wet hammer dusty and wheezing

Lusty alley whining trashcan blues

Children running after rainbows stocking poor

Gracious ladies nylon hanging on to line

Jumping onto leg looking mighty fine

Sorrow’s lollipop lands stick-broken on a dark carnival ground

Pop up toaster cracklin

Aluminium rhythm and sound

Ev’ry day pencil lazy and sharp

The icebox inside looking like a harp

E-lectric bulb been out for years

Freezer fumes feed the gas tears

Cheese in the corner with a mile long beard

Bacon blue bread dog eared (repeat twice)

I may be hungry but I sure ain’t weird



2 January

· Love – A House Is Not A Motel – Forever Changes CD – Elektra

· Gregory Isaacs – Happy Anniversary Dub – African Museum 7”

· Son House – Death Letter Blues, live

· Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Ah Feel Like Ahcid / Safe As Milk / Trust Us – Strictly Personal CD – Liberty

· The Gourds – Gin And Juice – Shinebox CD – Munich

· Howlin’ Wolf – Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy –

· Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Beatle Bones ‘N’ Smokin Stones – Strictly Personal CD – Liberty

· Bob Dylan – Just Like A Woman – Live 1966 2xCD – Columbia

· Roosevelt Graves And Brother – I’ll Be Rested (When The Roll Is Called) – Harry Smith’s Anthology Of American Folk Music Vol 4 2xCD – Revenant

· Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Kandy Korn – Strictly Personal CD – Liberty

· Bonnie Prince Billy – Even If Love – Master And Everyone CD – Domino

· Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp



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3 thoughts on “The Blowin Weekly Extra – Rusty cat sneezing

  1. avatarPhil

    Great Show Rob Keep up the etc etc.. thanks also for the link to Barker’s show – he started with the same “Hi there, this is yer old friend Captain Beefheart…” thing that I started mine with. Better show than mine tho.. curse him!

  2. avatarRob

    Hey, I was going to use that snatch of Beefheart too!
    As for Steve Barker, he does have two hours to play with…

  3. avatarPhil

    Yeah, you were right when you said an hour wasn’t long enough. I dread to think what we’ll do when Lee Perry goes. Probably clear the schedules for a month.

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