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Saturday, October 29, 2005


The unofficial Glenn Tilbrook web site is updated.

There's a link to a great interview from when Glenn was in Texas.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Newsday: Glenn "one of the best songwriters around," even with a former Beatle and Gordon Lightfoot in town

You heard New York Newsday: go see Glenn Tilbrook, "one of the best songwriters around," Friday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

I see that Glenn is commanding slightly better ticket prices than former Beatle Pete Best, who is playing in Bay Shore on Friday. (Or is that just a band that named itself after Pete Best? Not sure.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Squeezin' Inboxes: now testing e-mail subscriptions for the Squeeze Reader

Do I dare? Yes, I dare! I dare! I just added a new test feature to the squeeze reader: e-mail subscription, courtesy of FeedBlitz. If this works, you really won't have a reason to skip your Squeeze Reader fix, and I hope this helps those of you who refuse to jump on the RSS/XML bandwagon. Now, I just need some brave volunteers to try it out and report back to me if it is something you would like me to continue here. Let me know in the comments section of this post if subscribing is a hassle, if the e-mails look funny, etc. Of course, I hope you all still keep coming here, because I am a stats ho'.

Lambton sign flap in the air

British celebrity must be a strange thing. Fred Lambton comes from a family with connections, doesn't he? He's got a grandfather who was a Tory MP, and I think he's the heir of something or other, but the British press insists on calling him Jools Holland's step-son. It seems that they're all jumping on the sign issue that recently landed Fred Lambton in hot water with the neighbors.

The Independent quoth
"That's just the start," [Lambton] tells me. "The majority of our politicians are uninspiring, boring and uncaring about the world we live in. I've started my website,, which is a brilliant way to reach out to the world's activists.
"I'm planning all sorts of things and it's a great way to mobilise action. I also intend to go into politics in the next few years. There's a lot to be done."
(But we all know the Independent was so reliable with the news of Jools' wedding.)

This is Money, a publication associated with the Daily Mail, also weighed in.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Arts week

A Paul Carrack gig in Ireland gets some digital ink and mentions Squeeze.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Ruling out Dec. 3?

Quixotic Records' latest e-mail lists a Glenn show in Dundee, Scotland on Dec. 3, the same date that Jools & RBO and Difford are playing in Glasgow. Shall we give up hope of a reunion, or is this an announced date to throw us off the scent? Ah, well. Maybe at the very least, we can hope for a conciliatory nice dinner then?

In the meantime, Statesiders, get your bad selves out to the northeast, where Glenn's playing a few acoustic shows...

Solo Acoustic Shows
Oct '05
Mon 24 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
Tue 25 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
Wed 26 Watercolour Cafe Larchmont, NY
Thur 27 Maxwell's  Hoboken, NJ
Fri 28 Stephen's Talkhouse Amagansett, NY

Glenn Tilbrook and The Fluffers Shows
Nov '05    
Thu 10 Fleece & Firkin Bristol
Fri 11 The Talbot Tregaron
Sat 12 The Tabernacl Machynlleth 01654 703355
Mon 14 The Central Station Wrexham *NEW*
Wed 16 The Limelight Crewe
Thu 17 Pacific Road Arts Birkenhead 0151 647 0752
Fri 18 100 Club London 020 77348932
Sat 19 Boardwalk Sheffield 0870 145 1207
Mon 21 University Leicester
Tue 22 Drill Hall Lincoln
Thu 24 Cox's Yard Stratford On Avon
Fri 25 Lowry Manchester
Sat 26 Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Sun 27 Robin 2 Bilston Wolvs 01902 401211
Tue 29 Huntingdon Hall Worcester 01905 611427
Wed 30 Sugarmill Stoke
Dec '05    
Fri 2 King Tuts Glasgow 0870 169 0100
Sat 3 The Reading Room Dundee *NEW*
Sun 4 The Raigmore Inverness *NEW*
Mon 5 The Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Wed 7 The Venue Edinburgh 0131 220 2230
Thu 8 Picturedome Homfirth
Sat 10 Regal Theatre Minehead
Sun 11 The Brook Southampton
Mon 12 West End Centre Aldershot 01252 330040
Tue 13 The Stables Milton Keynes
Wed 14 Komedia Brighton
Sat 17 Mick Jagger Centre Dartford 01322 291100

Sunday, October 23, 2005

CD comparisons

This blogger in Canada says a band reminds him of Squeeze, and apparently Chris Difford gave the band some kind words as well.

Don't be ridiculous

Squeeze friend Aimee "Daphne" Mann gets interviewed about her new album and songwriting.

Tilbrook mentions

Monday's show at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia gets listed here and here.

Squeezed - Electric and Acoustic

Pete from Squeezed sends along this e-mail:

Hi Everybody!!

SQUEEZED - the band that pays tribute to the fantastic music of SQUEEZE
- will be playing at The Highwayman in Graveley, near Stevenage on
Thursday 27th October starting at 9.30pm - everyone welcome!!

The Highwayman
Great North Road North (Junction 8 A1M B197 - about 1 1/2 miles from
A1M junction on left)
Tel: 01462 483586

Then on Saturday 29th October - Kevin and myself - Pete - from Squeezed
- will be playing an acoustic gig at The Radcliffe Arms in the lovely
town of Hitchin, near Stevenage, Herts, UK -8pm onwards - hope you can
make it along. Lots of Squeeze, other covers - Crowded House, Beatles
etc - and original songs. Again - everyone is welcome!!

31, Walsworth Rd

Tel: 01462 432615

Cheers then,


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mention Glenn Tilbrook, get linked

It's this easy:

Daily Glass: Top Ten List Pt. 1

Monday, October 17, 2005

Jools' step-son steps on a few toes

Fred Lambton, the son of Jools Hollands' wife, Christabel McEwen, has annoyed his neighbors by sticking a huge banner on his Chelsea home. The banner violates local planning codes and the town council is threatening legal action. The banner advertises Lambton's Web site,, which argues that supermarkets are detrimental to small farmers and independent businesses and encourages shoppers to support farmers markets and small grocers. Lambton, 20, says he didn't know if the banner was legal, but I say getting your fight with the neighbors in the papers (and the blogs) is one way to advertise your site!

Pop lit

Jessica Adams makes an obvious Squeeze reference in her novel "Cool for Cats", set in 1979, proving that you can make a chick lit book out of any topic (and it's a Brit chick lit book, to boot). The book is apparently about the relationships of a woman obsessed with pop music. Unfortunately, if it's set in '79, she misses some of Squeeze's best albums. On the other hand, the protagonist would have been able to catch our boys in local clubs. Among Ms. Adams' other titles: "Tom Dick and Debbie Harry," "I'm a Believer," and "Single White E-mail."

I'll stick wih Nick Hornby, but if "Cool for Cats" turned up while I was shopping, I might pick it up. I hope that doesn't make me a snob. If you're looking for other Squeeze references in books, Brett Easton Ellis mentions them a couple of times in his really bleak but quite good novel "Less Than Zero."

Friday, October 14, 2005

The Bogus Man in Some Fantastic Place

This young man reviews SFP.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Glenn movie Baltimore Dispatch

It's the quintessential Squeeze experience when not everything goes to plan.

Hey, but the One for the Road DVD will be out in January! Patience, my friend.

Squeeze-crossed paths? Difford, Holland, Lavis and Tilbrook in Glasgow on the same day....

I'm afraid I can't take credit for this one: Some sharp-eyed person on one of the e-mail lists noticed that Glenn and the Fluffers, Jools and R&BO with opening act Difford will all play in Glasgow on Friday Dec. 2, albeit in different venues. Jools, Chris and co, also are scheduled to play Saturday Dec. 3.

Do I smell coincidence? Dare I hope for a "special guest" on Dec. 3? Or at least perhaps the sharing of a nice dinner that could lead to more interesting things in the future? Interesting....

Can anyone at least get a hold of Keith Wilkinson's diary and find out what the heck he's doing on Dec. 3?

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Play Producer

Tony Berg, producer of the Play album, gets mentioned here for his work with Nickel Creek. Related, here's a review of Play.

Squeeze/Carrack mention

Santa Barbara Independent: A Celestial Omnibus A Half Decade of Celesta Billeci at UCSB’s Arts & Lectures

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Jools at the Beach Ballroom

Pics and audio.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hey Hon, it's Glenn!

One For The Road - Screenings
Sunday October 9, 2005

Paradox Nightclub
1310 Russell St
Baltimore, MD
(410) 837-9110


Tickets are $12 at the door ($2 for Baltimore Music Conference performers).

Monday, October 03, 2005

All your taste are belong to Jools

Guardian: The taste-makers
So you think you decide what goes into your music collection? Wrong. Alexis Petridis speaks to the people who control what you hear, like and buy


Later with Jools Holland's impact on sales is well-documented. KT Tunstall was, by her own admission, "playing to about six people a night", until she was booked at the last minute when rapper Nas pulled out. After performing Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, her debut album was re-issued with the track included and went platinum.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

A random walk through some Squeeze news

Just a few links I've found.

Glenn is disc of the week in Tasmania.

Here's some pics of Glenn in Japan. Plus a blog entry if you can read it.

Here's a blog review of a Glenn show at the Espy.

A review from 2001 of a Glenn show.

An upcoming Chris Difford show gets mentioned here.

Ike is a band from Philadelphia that this reviewer compares to Squeeze.

Marc Almond (Soft Cell) is working with Jools.

From the "it's news to me" department is this site that sells Squeeze CD singles.