Month: August 2007

SIM lock-out

Stourbridge band Midas have had their single ‘Red Shoes’ removed from the top 20 due to what the compilers OCC (Official Chart Company) say are sales that are “not eligible for the chart”. According to The Stirrer this has something…

Jug Of Ale Not to Close

Showing why blogging isn’t journalism – apparently the Jug isn’t closing. Sorry to scare people unduly, still you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone and all that, celebrate the Jug of Ale!

The Brummie GLC?

if you like Goldie Lookin Chain or Biz Bizley, then you should definitely check out Fraz ‘n’ Gus and their awesome tracks such as “West Brom”, “Moseley”, “Northfield Nan” and “My Old Man”. Fraz and Gus are two born and…

You wait fifty odd years

And then you can watch blurry unsaturated footage of some buses on You Tube. Been scratching my head as to where the main vantage point for this was, but I can’t quite place it (some might be filmed from opposite…

Jug of Ale to close

One of Brum’s (and England’s) most loved toilet circuit venues, The Jug of Ale in Moseley, is to close in around six weeks – to be pulled down and replaced with 100 much needed (hem hem) flats. The pub was…

The song remains similar

When is a festival not a festival? When it’s a series of gigs that don’t seem to have much connection and might of happened without the On Song Festival. Some gems there though, Alabama 3 are a fantastic band (hardly…

"What Was Lost" longlisted

Friend of BiNS Catherine O’Flynn’s novel “What Was Lost” has made it onto the longlists of two awards: the long-running Man Booker Prize, announced earlier this month and now also the Guardian’s First Book Award, announced today. The Guardian prize…

Faggots, penguins and chips

As Brummies, most of our first experiences of the wonder of penguinos would have been at Dudley Zoo, but I doubt they were as weird as this game – Frozen Faggot Fight. I love its almost willful disregard of reality…