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Pub bands

One type of band I really like is what I’d call the ‘honest’ band – three guitars and drums, nothing superfluous but to employ an Americanism, they kick A.  Nazareth was one of those. You might call them pub bands but they usually end up in auditoriums.

This band was one of those – rocking and intense in its crescendos, with an utter maniac for a singer, a guy called ‘Doc’ Neeson.  You needn’t see them to get the idea, you can hear it in his voice – there’s something about the type.  They’d specialize in dropping the tempo to quiet near the middle of the song and then explode, building towards the end.

Naturally they built a cult following:

Is internal tension required for creativity?

Firstly, on that Banksy hoax:

Banksy has not been arrested, despite a report stating the contrary.

“The Banksy arrest is a hoax,” the street artist’s publicist, Jo Brooks, told The Independent.

However, the prank seems to have duped the internet, with his name quickly trending on Twitter.

A false story, published on US website National Report, alleged that the identity of the British street artist had finally been revealed and he had been arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police and is being held “without bail on charges of vandalism, conspiracy, racketeering and counterfeiting”.

The story claimed that Banksy’s London art studio had been raided, where “thousands of dollars of counterfeit money along with future projects of vandalism” were found, along with ID thought to belong to the famed anonymous street artist, which allegedly identified him as Liverpool-born Paul Homer.

Interesting when you think something like that has actually happened, how quickly one emotes for one side or the other.…