Interview with Steve Jones about being a Sex Pistol and his autobiography Lonely Boy

Sex Pistol co-founder and guitarist Steve Jones has brought out his candid and entertaining autobiography called Lonely Boy and I interviewed him for work about it.

He spoke to me for about half an hour on the phone from his home in LA and there wasn’t space to include everything he said so here’s the full transcript.

It covers writing the book, the good times, the bad times, Donald Trump, Prince Harry and the so-called Brex Pistols. Continue reading “Interview with Steve Jones about being a Sex Pistol and his autobiography Lonely Boy”

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Interview with Steve Jones about being a Sex Pistol and his autobiography Lonely Boy

Last Shop Standing – The Rise And Fall And Rebirth Of The Independent Record Shop

Last Shop Standing Premiere at Brixton Ritzy
Last Shop Standing Premiere at Brixton Ritzy

This is a charming little documentary – part recent social history, part extended episode of the Aardman-animated Creature Comforts made flesh.

As the extended title suggests, it charts the life and times of the British independent record store through interviews with rock classicists and vinyl junkies such as Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Richard Hawley and around two dozen shop-keepers.

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Last Shop Standing – The Rise And Fall And Rebirth Of The Independent Record Shop

How Belgium slowed the groove and created popcorn

Lander Lenaerts has made a film about the birth of a musical movement and it’s a beautiful thing. The music is called popcorn and it’s a Belgian original – soul, funk, ska, rhythm ‘n’ blues and latin tracks slowed down to create a softer sound, characterised by its afterbeat.

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How Belgium slowed the groove and created popcorn