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March 24, 2016
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Seriously, too soon

Trying to watch the Larry Sanders show on BBC television in the 90’s was a pain; maybe it’d be on at 11 pm, maybe it’d be mid-night, maybe they wouldn’t show it at all for a couple of weeks, maybe they would skip an episode.


But Garry Shandling was great as the bitter vain narcissistic, shallow, paranoid Larry Sanders in a send up of the late night TV we might not have had in the U.K, but could still appreciate. Larry Sanders and Duckman, two great shows that paved the way for so much of what we take for granted now. And Garry Shandling was only 66, damnit. Too soon.


June 10, 2015
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James Last

I’ve never listened to James Last (till now), but thirty plus years ago sat outside college in a car with a drummer messing around with a tape recorder we recorded a tribute song to James Last as Simon Last, because that’s what you do when you’re a teenager in a band but don’t have the whole band there. Still have that tape somewhere, pen drumming and vocal guitar effects and fake crowd noises and all.


If we’d become famous that song could have been re-released today as a tribute to James Last.