This is very strange. Through those jolly nice people at Google News Alerts I saw a page advertising Hawkwind's gig in Bedford on Sunday. Being a civic-minded sort of fellow, and knowing that le grande fromage is going to the gig, I decided to post a link to it.
I found the headline:
"Hawkwind’s Space rock at Bedford Corn Exchange"
Yes. I thought. Succinct and to the point. I could probably have done something more imaginative like "In search of Space? - Go to Bedford" or "Silver Machines land at Bedford", but yes. That is a functional headline.
Then I read the text:
From what I can see, she is a perfectly suitable opening act for Hawkwind and has done it before at Stamford last year.
And then I saw the illustration. Is it a picture of Hawkwind? No. Is it a picture of Maria Daines? Nope. It does not seem to have any relevance to any story or link on the page. WTF? (as my darling stepdaughters would say)...
...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?
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