The greatest Wild West movies always seemed to have a fast gun slinger, who may, or may not have been the hero. They always had great names such as Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Cody, Billy the Kid, John Wesley Hardin and Wild Bill Hickok who was actually a Sheriff for Ellis County in Kansas City for a couple of months in 1869. Turning the clock forward by a complete century and applying that fast draw synonym to the fastest guitar players, at the top of that list must appear the inauspicious name of Peter Banks.
The Star Trek concept was created by Gene Roddenberry in 1964, almost an Earth Half Century ago, originally marketed as Western movie in outer space on the lines of Wagon Train heading into the stars, taking in the inspiration of the classic story Gulliver’s Travels along the way. Star Trek depicted a human force sent out on five year mission to serve the Starfleet as the peace keeping space ship armada of the United Federation of Planets, to contact Alien life forms and spread planet earth’s message against violence and war. The captain of the Starship Enterprise was James T.
I saw Los Lobos at Glastonbury in 1987. This stuck in my mind because the Friday and most of Saturday had been wet but when then came on stage the sun shone from behind the corners of the pyramid and sent a warm glow over the fields. When there were only two main stages and an acoustic tent they were clearly the big draw and the whole muddy ensemble listened and rocked to How Will The Wolf Survive and La Bamba.
Nick Lowe makes a Christmas Album! It seems a far cry from I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass and the anti-establishment music of his early days. When asked by his record companies to make an album of Christmas material Nick said “It was more disquiet and alarm, accompanied by feelings of ‘Do they really think I would wish to sully my good name on this tawdry and vulgar commercialism?