Recently I attended Sheffield DocFest, which I shall be publishing a piece about soon. In the meantime, what you need to know is that my favourite film of the festival, ‘Basically Johnny Moped’, has its London premiere at KOKO, on Thursday 19th September. It will be an extra special event as the subject of the film, proto punks, The Johnny Moped band, whose various lineups included Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and Captain Sensible of The Damned, will be reforming and playing a gig straight after the film…and Captain Sensible will be joining them on stage! If you want to attend I’d recommend booking now, via this link, as the event is guaranteed to be a sell out. If you can’t make it, you can pre-order the DVD and buy other Johnny Moped goodies from the Basically Johnny Moped web site.
The Paul D TV blog is one year old today! To celebrate, here’s the top 20 posts from the past year: Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me!”
Last month, legendary punk rock guitarist, Captain Sensible, did a mini UK tour. I went to see him in Bristol, at Area 81 Rock Club. Before venturing forth, I checked the club’s web site for directions, which helpfully informed me “We are located in Lawrence Hill in Bristol, between Holy Skin tattoo shop & the Pack Horse pub.” Who, I wondered, as I journeyed West, would use a pub AND a tattoo parlour as locator beacons? Then I arrived, walked past the row of Harleys parked outside the venue, met ‘Big Chris’ and realised I was in a Hells Angels bar. Suddenly it all made sense… Continue reading “The Captain Sensible Band”