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What's Going On?

I've been a passive user of this site for....ages so maybe I have less right than some to ask what's going on? As far as I know Roy's 'troubles' are now over (or are they I don't really know) and yet there's been no site news and no podcast for nearly two years. Has this site effectively abandoned him? Joanna Newsom is in this month's Uncut and she includes Stormcock in her 70's Playlist so I guess she's ok with Roy. Just a thought and please correct me if I'm wrong, sometimes I'm happy to be wrong.

The Roy Harper Podcast Episode 38 - Shownotes

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In this episode:

Intro

All You Need Is from Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith (1967)

Interview with Jonathan Wilson

The Stranger from Man and Myth (2013)

Links, Credits, Copyright

The Lords Prayer from Lifemask (2013)

Please note that the Roy Harper music used in the podcast is copyright Science Friction Ltd and used with permission.

For all your Roy Harper music needs visit http://www.royharper.com

The intro music is by Adam Leonard, see http://www.themessagetapes.com/ for info

To give feedback on the podcast please leave a message on the forums, or contact me at podcast [at] stormcock [dot] net. MP3 submissions are very welcome.

Jonathan Wilson can be found at http://songsofjonathanwilson.com/

His upcoming tour schedule is as follows:

Nov 25 Harpa Reykjavik, Iceland Tickets
Nov 27 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom Tickets
Nov 28 Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom Tickets
Nov 29 The Kazimier Liverpool, United Kingdom Tickets
Nov 30 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom Tickets
Dec 02 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich, United Kingdom Tickets
Dec 03 Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Brighton, United Kingdom Tickets
Dec 04 Islington Assembly Hall London, United Kingdom Tickets
Dec 06 De Effenaar, Kleine Zaal Eindhoven, Netherlands Tickets
Dec 07 Rotown Rotterdam, Netherlands Tickets
Dec 08 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Dec 10 Stereolux Nantes, France Tickets
Dec 11 Le Trabendo Paris, France Tickets

The Roy Harper Podcast Episode 37 - shownotes

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In this episode:

It's been a while

Time is Temporary from Man and Myth (2013)

Welcome

The Unknown Soldier from The Unknown Soldier (1980)

The Music

Cloud Cuckooland from Man and Myth (2013)

The Words

Cherishing the Lonesome from Bullinamingvase (1977)

News

The Exile from Man and Myth (2013)

Please note that the Roy Harper music used in the podcast is copyright Science Friction Ltd and used with permission.

For all your Roy Harper music needs visit http://www.royharper.com

To give feedback on the podcast please leave a message on the forums, or contact me at podcast [at] stormcock [dot] net. MP3 submissions are very welcome.

 

Movember

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The last time I had a solo moustache (as opposed to a beard) was around 1977 or 1978. Then a good (female) friend told me that it made me look like I was in a Brummie sub-Sabbath pub circuit metal band. So I shaved it off. However, my son talked me into joining him in growing a tache for November in aid of prostate/testicular cancer - it didn't take much persuasion as one of our oldest friend, and my son's godfather, has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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A period of transition

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Well, my "official" retiral date is October 12th - nine months before I hit 60, but also chosen because of the first great recorded Harper rant about all that is wrong with/in the world - it seemed like a good date to choose to start turning my life around to all that could be right in my life (if not the rest of the world). But my last day in work was last Tuesday. I'm in the middle of a great holiday in Perthshire.

A walk on the wet side

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I had decided I needed another trial run for next weekend's Avebury outing, so despite the less than promising weather forecast, I had already planned a route when Nick's StageIt email landed. I wondered if this innovative gig would work via the gift of mobile internet, and it did, just about:

Unfortunately the other occupants of the field didn't seem interested in the ongoing entertainment

Can you guess what Nick was singing when I took this:

Yep, "Blue Sky Thinking". Fat chance! The photo doesn't really do justice to the thick cover of threatening cloud, the mist, and the drizzle which rolled relentlessly off the hills.

It got worse. Much, much worse, before it got better:

June 21st 2012

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Midsummer Day, 2012, Inverness, ten to ten in the evening. Still light enough to read not only a newspaper but a small-print paperback outside - but you wouldn't want to try because it's pissing down.

Writing "Model Woman"

Well, I’m sorry. It has been a while since I’ve posted anything. I haven’t been writing much lately, and when I do get on the internet it seems I spend so much time removing “cookies” shoved up my computer’s “back door.” Apple’s Safari Preferences simply does not “Block Cookies Always” as it claims. I’m sorry the Stormcock Forums become an accidental victim. I still listen to Roy (or Nick) almost every day and hope for news of “more.”

Anyway, for the two of you who remember I was going to write about writing my song “Model Woman,” here I go:

End of Yesterday

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I have six months to go -23 weeks - until I retire from my Job as an NHS psychologist. Between now and then I hope to buy a narrowboat. I'll call it (her?) "End of Yesterday", which is part of the motto/mantra on the back of the cover of the first album (Guy Stevens produced)by the brilliant British psych band Mighty Baby:- "Tomorrow is the beginning of the end of yesterday". Seems kind of right for starting a nw life! Alan

Bad religion?

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My wife/ex-wife (we still haven't quite decided where we're at)is by preference a Quaker (though she hasn't yet fully committed to it yet). Just been for a long lunch (2.00 to 10.00!) with her and two of our longest standing friends, both Christians, one of whom is a fully fledged/pledged Quaker. He's just been out in East Africa on a "peace and reconciliation" mission in Kenya, trying to resolve the inter-tribal and cross border violence.
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