Cold London Blues Around The World

Cold London Blues with me (and my other books) here in Poland. Ronnie Burke in the Boro. Jeff Munday in London. Micheal Haskins in Florida. Peter Ord in Hartlepool. Marky Hewitt in Hartlepool. Denise Sparowhawk in Hartlepool. K A Laity in Dundee. Mark Hammonds in the Boro. Vic Godard in Surrey.

A Film For Friday: Grace Of My Heart by Allison Anders.

  One of the things I did during my brief jaunt to The Big Apple in 2001 was to walk from Times Square- where I was staying – and down Broadway to place my hand on the Brill Building. And I did. It was a hot summers day and I burnt my hand. It’s a…

A Song For Saturday: Riviera by Peter Ord

Riviera is another great instrumental from  PETER ORD which would be perfect as the theme to a spy film or television series.  Great clips in the video, too, of classic TV shows such as The Champions and Department S. Check it out!

SWEENEY! BY HALCYON DAYS

I was in the band Halcyon Days  from 1981 to 1982. The band was Richard Sanderson (guitar/vocal), me (bass),Peter Ord (guitar) and Ronnie Burke (drums).   As Richard says: ‘One of the odder unfinished projects was “Sweeney!” from which these three tracks came. Influenced by the 70’s cop show of the time, we conspired to…

She Moves Like Bayonetta by Peter Ord

At the end of 1977, everyone was waiting for Never Mind The Bollocks, The Sex Pistols first LP. It was the most important thing in the world, or so it seemed. There were rumours that they already had it down that London but in Hartlepool we were just waiting, waiting, waiting. My first sighting of…

Interview: Richard Sanderson -Banned From The Big Breakfast!

Q1 : Tell me about your first and your most recent bands?   My first band was called “Solaris”, it was me, my cousin Mark Sanderson and his friend Mark Spybey – we were aged about 13.    Unlike the rather swish rock groups 12 and 13 year olds play in now, no doubt schooled…

This Impossible Night by Peter Ord

PETER ORD – SONGWRITER I’ve known Peter Ord for THIRTY years ! He is a songwriter and artist living in Hartlepool, UK. A self-taught musician (guitar, bass and keyboards),he has been writing music since his early teens. In the 80’s he performed with post – punk bands in the Middlesbrough area, including Halcyon Days, Oceans…