"The Way They Were"
[Vimeo] Punk and New Wave 1976 - 1978. Channel 4 UK programme first broadcast circa 1984 / 1985-ish. Hosted by the late Tony Wilson, it's a compilation of performances by bands taken from his previous TV shows in the late 70's, such as So It Goes. [more inside]
The Way They Were
(SLYT... 1:07:45 'The tape fails there!')... an old Granada / Channel 4 program that was a compilation of Tony Wilson's So It Goes
a show that featured performances from some of the best British Punk and New Wave bands of the time.
Swindon Viewpoint has recently released a glorious cache
of rare videos from everyone's favorite English Settlers XTC
! Please to be finding early live performaces
by the handsome devils, early studio versions
of your favorites, earlier still performances by The Helium Kidz
, and even a lovely tour of Swindon
with mad genius Andy Partridge
! (Then with hair!) [more inside]
An XTC Fan
named Todd Bernhardt has somehow managed to gain access to the band and associates, and has been conducting lengthy interviews for the past few years and posting them to his fan page on myspace. (via)
Session Drummer Pat Mastelotto
on recording Oranges and Lemons.
Andy looks at guitar playing and players:
Part I Part II Part III Part IV
Discusses King for a Day.
on recording Skylarking.
Andy Partridge (ex-XTC
frontman) and producer John Leckie
(Stone Roses/Radiohead) discuss the making of The Dukes of the Stratosphear 25 o'clock EP, getting sacked by Mary Margaret O'Hara, Roy Harper kissing a sheep and recording Syd Barrett in Abbey Road in 1975 (parts I
). [more inside]
or, more commonly, stage fright
is allegedly the biggest fear
for Americans. If you experience it, you are hardly alone. Many well known performers, including Sir Laurence Olivier
, Barbara Streisand
, Donnie Osmond
, Dusty Springfield
and Andy Partridge of XTC
, share your fear. Indeed, all kinds of performers suffer from it, including musicians
, and public speakers
. Many people
have (sometimes contradictory) advice
your fear of speaking in public
. However, in a pinch, one can always use a Beta Blocker
. Drinking booze, however, is not frequently recomended.