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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

With all their hockey hullabaloo

Two-time Squeeze keyboardist Paul Carrack gets a mention here:

Yahoo! News: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pretty Lady named Cdn classics by Socan
TORONTO (CP) - Pat Benatar's Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Trooper's Pretty Lady were among five oldies added Monday to the list of homegrown classics by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada.

Jann Arden's Insensitive, Paul Carrack's Don't Shed A Tear and Nick Gilder's Hot Child In the City rounded out the list of tracks, which passed the 100,000-airplay mark on domestic radio in 2004.

All the songs were written by Canadians.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Breaking News: Glenn Leicester show venue updated

According to a poster on the GlennList, tonight's show will be here:

The Music Cafe
New Park Street

Tel: 0116 2553956
It's also updated on this web site and this one.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Glenn goes insane

The Maxes: Interview with Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze
That was a big realization for me---whatever way my career went, I was in music primarily because I enjoy it, not for where my career goes or how much money I made.

You’re looking at me like I’m totally insane.

Corina has updated her site

Glenn Tilbrook: news

Good pictures.

OFTR - Soon

Image Entertainment - Glenn Tilbrook: One For The Road

Friday, November 11, 2005

Sutmae pawb?

Glenn gets some pre-show publicity in Wales.

A Blog of Diff

Our friend Chris Difford has updated his blog.

Also, Squeezefan pip has a place in MySpace as well.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Slightly drunk once again

One of Jools biggest fans makes the news again.

HEN News : Harlow Star : Bomb hoax shame of racecourse reveller

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Trying to forget my feelings of love.

Telegraph: 'Feelings - I have no time for those'
Jools Holland, 'Britain's best-connected man', talks to Tom Leonard about music, marriage - and Prince Charles

For the uninitiated preparing to interview Jools Holland, the obligatory trawl through the cuttings may produce a sinking feeling.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Happy Birthday, Chris!

How old are you now, Chris? Oh, I lost count.

According to the WaPo, the esteemed Mr. Difford shares a birthday with: Former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite is 89. Actress Doris Roberts is 75. Actress Loretta Swit is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) is 67. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 65. First Lady Laura Bush is 59. Actress Markie Post is 55. Pianist Yanni is 51. Country singer Kim Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 45. Actor Ralph Macchio is 44. "Survivor" host Jeff Probst is 44. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 36. Rapper-producer Sean "Puffy" Combs is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) is 34. Actress Heather Tom is 30. Rhythm-and-blues/gospel singer George Huff is 25.

Chris is really the exact same age as Yanni and four years younger than Markie Post?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Us? Stuff a ballot box? Never. (Psst. Vote for Jools.)

Jools is one of the nominees for the UK Festival Awards "Best Festival Feel-Good Act." The organizers of this vote, who include BBC 6 and Oxfam (and the official sponsor, who is some outfit called, say this "is designed to celebrate unique acts who added an extra twist to raise their festival performance above the usual standard." That could have been comedy, nostalgia, interaction, unpredictability or what the organizers call "that secret ingredient." The only other acts I've heard of who are nominated for this are The Proclaimers and Status Quo. Some of the other ones include The Cuban Brothers and the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.

So, um, get cracking.

Qualifies as a Squeeze-related blog post

Although, it's pretty dang short.

You really got Ray

An article on a new Ray Davies EP drops mention of an alternate mix of a collaboration with Jools.

Billboard: Davies Draws Inspiration From 'Thanksgiving'
The EP is rounded out by an alternate mix of the title cut, "Yours Truly, Confused N10" (first recorded in 2002 with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra) and two selections from Davies' 1998 album "The Storyteller": the title track and "London Song."