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Bristol, Barney, Paul and Caz the DJ

  • Posted by tim
  • 7 February 2009

We had a hitchless do on Thursday night at the Bristol shop for Paul Gorman's talk slideshow and art exhibition on the artist Barney Bubbles. We also had a great DJ to play out the evening with some very nice Welsh beer and piping hot cups of tea on hand to lighten the impending doom of the weather that was fast approaching Brizz. 

Thanks must go out to the Bristol staff with the help of Nick Hand for getting the ball rolling. Alison, Jon and myself took a measly 7.5 hours to get back the next day but we did see Narnia according to Jon which geographically existed between Ross On Wye and Monmouth, how much longer it's there i dont know. Nick took some pics of the do. We'll be having a regular once a month shindigs in the Bristol shop so we'll let you all know when dates and themes are arranged. here's a few pics nick took of the evening.


If you have any ideas about what you'd like to see at the bristol shop drop me a line timathowiesdotcodotuk.




We are having an exhibition, talk and DJ set at the Bristol Shop on Thursday Evening to celebrate the Life and Outstanding Art of Barney Bubbles who i have blogged about in the past regarding this show. There will be a great deal of Barney's artwork on show and the Author of the Book "Reasons to be Cheerful" Paul Gorman will be in attendance to tell us about Barney's incredible life. Here's the link to the blog. 

Please check with the Bristol shop for tickets. It's on a first come first serve basis.

Paul Gorman is a great writer and has to his name a couple of right gems of modern cultural history. 


  • In January 2007 Arrow Books published Cry Salty Tears, a story of surviving a life of spousal abuse which Gorman ghostwrote for Boy George’s mother Dinah O’Dowd. This appeared in the Sunday Times Top Ten selling non-fiction hardbacks list.

Reasons to be cheerful

  • In December 2008 Gorman's book Reasons To Be Cheerful, a celebration of the life and work of the pioneering graphic artist Barney Bubbles, was published by Adelita. The Word magazine has hailed the book as "a glorious tribute" and design site AceJet 170 describes it as "the most exciting publication this year".

royaltee business plan

  • Posted by howies
  • 3 February 2009

1, snowball fight

2, light fire

3, drink coffee

4, talk business plan

6, more coffee

7, talk business plan

6, eat scrambled eggs

7, make two snowmen

8, check the chickens are ok

9, more business plan

10, finish up

it might be the most important meeting we will ever have.

Barney Bubbles

  • Posted by tim
  • 28 January 2009

We are having a get together next Thursday in the Bristol shop to celebrate the art and life of Barney Bubbles. Here's a blog that's just been started about him.  There will be signed books, original artwork and a DJ set by Paul Gorman. Tickets will be available from Matt and the crew at the Bristol shop.

Bristol's Archive Records

  • Posted by tim
  • 22 January 2009


Bristol Archive Records is a record label dealing in Bristol post punk 1977 onwards. All Albums and singles are now available for download on i-tunes.

Archive showcase music from the diverse Bristol Music scene and provide a historical account and document of all things Bristol that should never be forgotten. Many of the artists and releases are rare, unknown or never before released. The material has been lovingly digitally remastered from vinyl, ¼ inch tape, dat or cassette. The original vinyl releases would generally have been limited to runs of 1000 copies or less.

We would like to thank the original label owners and/or the artists for allowing us to share with you their forgotten works and provide a statement of how brilliant bands have always been from the city of Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Here's the link to their site. 

Bristol Archive Records is an amazing dot to dot picture of the cities musical history, I would recomend it to anyone who has ever been interested in why and how the sound of the city became what it is today.


Geoff Barrow


Rhino records have remastered and reissued 30 years of tracks by Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Section 25, A Certain Ratio, New Order and the Happy Mondays. It's packed with hits rarities and fan favorites. The sleeve notes are written by Paul Morley and although it's not vinyl it will be one hell of a journey to get through this little lot. 

Here's "Everythings Gone Green" by New Order.


Mott the Hoople

  • Posted by tim
  • 22 January 2009


A lot of fuss is made about the "New York Dolls" and understandably so but Mott were around at the same time and made quite a racket this side of the water. 




I just like the song the edit and the riding, not hard to watch just fun. It was made by the creatives at Leicester based enterthetreehouse, the not just bmx website and has some great creative stuff on it, well worth a look. 


Here's a music video they did called Kyte Sunlight. 


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