Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Stand Your Ground” by Filthy McNasty:

My own band, Probably Your Teacher, was on the same bill as Dutch hardcore rock ‘n’ rollers Filthy McNasty at the Fiddler’s Elbow in London last weekend.  They’re an unbelievably exciting live band, and “Stand Your Ground” has been stuck in my head all week.

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June Reading Events

by Douglas Cowie on 22 June 2016

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I’ll be yakking about and/or reading from my new novel, Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago at these times and places in June:

8 June, 6:30pm, Waterstone’s Covent Garden (9-13 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9AU), in conversation with Liza Klaussmann.

20 June, 6:30pm, Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town (207-209 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2JU).

30 June, 7:00pm, Bookseller Crow (50 Westow Street Crystal Palace London SE19 3AF).

 

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Song of the Week: “Eighties” by Killing Joke

by Douglas Cowie on 17 June 2016

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Eighties” by Killing Joke:

Killing Joke is one of those bands that’s vaguely in my consciousness, but which I’ve never listened to much at all. I heard “Eighties” on the radio last week and realized Nirvana totally ripped it off paid homage to it/quoted it for “Come As You Are“, which has always been my least favorite Nirvana song.  I prefer “Eighties”.

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Probably Your Teacher Show

by Douglas Cowie on 10 June 2016

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On Sunday 19 June Probably Your Teacher will play host to a variety of bands at The Fiddler’s Elbow, London NW5.  Joining us in our endeavor to play stupid punk songs will be:

The James Smith Players (country-soul-tap-yer-foot)

Cat Smell (London indie guitar pop rock)

Inherent Excuse (hardcore punk songs you’ve heard before and should sing along to)

Castro vs. Gastro (like, which one? Fidel or food?)

Filthy McNasty (Dutch supernova in the name of rock ‘n’ roll)

Owen Collins (poems you can set your watch to)

Doors are 5pm and bands will play until late. £5 on the door.

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