GLENN & CHRIS OUT STANDING IN THEIR OWN FIELD!
our two heroes went to Manchester last week to collect their latest accolade: ‘the Radio Academy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music’
…Blimey! … Sir Paul got it last year … so now he’s in jolly good company!!
Simon, Steve, and Myself were SO proud of them …. as we finished off painting Glenn’s Studio!
YOU MUST BE JOE KING!
I was at a show-biz party the other night, and this bloke came up to me and said that he’d just snogged one of the Cheeky Girls .. and he DIDN’T like it!!
I said .. pull the other one!
TOP TEN TRAX!
I was looking through an old scrap book and I found a clipping of Chris Diffords top ten from the Record Mirror – July 21st. 1979!
- STRANGER IN THE HOUSE … ELVIS COSTELLO
- ROCKAWAY BEACH … THE RAMONES
- GIRLS TALK … DAVE EDMUNDS
- BALLAD OF A THIN MAN … BOB DYLAN
- POP MUSIC … M
- ROCK LOBSTER … B-52’s
- IMAGINE … JOHN LENNON
- AMERICAN SQUIRM … NICK LOWE
- DRIVE IN SATURDAY … DAVID BOWIE
- I SAW THE LIGHT … TODD RUNDGREN
But what? (I hear you ask) is his top ten NOW? well that’s the MAGIC of Bentleys Blog … here it is! …
CHRIS DIFFORDS 2010 TOP TEN!
- Sticky Fingers … the Stones
- Something Anything … Todd Rundgren
- Kick out the Jams … MC5
- Tapestry … Carole King
- Dark Side of the Moon … Pink Floyd
- Man … Francis Dunnery
- Revolver … the Beatles
- Cloud Burst … Eric Whittiker
- Part of MY Life … Matt Deighton
- Live at Leeds … the Who
so .. Todd is still God!
Brief Encounter …
You know it’s kinda weird .. but quite often when I come into contact with someone famous it isn’t until afterwards that I realise who they were … back in the early 70’s I went along with a friend to a recording session at the apartment of record producer Eddie Offord. Through the smokey haze in Eddie’s MASSIVE living room, I could just about make out ‘a bunch of hippies’ sitting round doing what hippies do … and I noticed one guy was playing some really cool bottle-neck on an old acoustic guitar. l grabbed a spare guitar and had a jam with him … Hours later l was giving my friend a lift home and mentioned that l thought the bottle-neck guitarist was a pretty good player …
“so he should be” said my mate … “that was Mick Taylor from the Stones.”
Well it was dark in there .. and I’m glad that l didn’t realise who he was cos’ l probably would’ve been too self-concious to jam with him!
some say it’s a bleedin’ miracle ..
some call it fake …
some say it’s all a joke ….
you decide ….. read BENTLEY’S BLOG!
until next time .. cheerio from the Mother of all Bass Pluckers …
hey? … I must be a Mother-Plucker!!