I recently got back from my third trip to the Liverpool Psych Fest!
You can read all about it on FCK LDN.
Well, not all about it. I didn’t write about absolutely everything, because that would have taken ages, and nobody pays me for this.
I know, you’re right. They should.
As per, I had a fantastic time, and as per, I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.
And what’s more, I’m already formulating a wishlist of the acts I want them to book next year!
Here’s what I’d like to see at Liverpool Psych Fest 2017, and beyond.
A few months ago, a friend of mine remarked that space rock is credible again.
Immediately, I had to correct him: Space rock has never been credible. It’s always been incredible.
But the point is, he only used the term “space rock” because he didn’t want to use the term “psychedelic rock”. I asked him why, and his reply was straight out of Sean of the Dead:
“Because it’s ridiculous”.
Why ridiculous? Perhaps because, now that all genres have been bent and shattered by net-born eclecticism, the term is essentially meaningless.
Nonetheless, those that must pigeonhole everything continue to strive for a solid definition.
Actually, you won’t have the slightest bit of trouble believing what’s on this mysterious video I found at Glastonbury.
The problem is, nothing gets read these days that doesn’t have a shameless click-baity title. I fully acknowledge that I’m part of the problem. By way of recompense, let me take this opportunity to make you aware of a wonderful Twitter account entitled Saved You A Click. Everyday, they work tirelessly in the war against clickbait, and they deserve every ounce of your love, your support, and your fear.
I found the above three hour TDK VHS at Glastonbury.
Did I mention I went to Glastonbury? I’m not sure I did.
It was in a basket full of free stuff in the beatific depths of The Green Fields. Handwritten on the box, and repeated on the cassette itself, was the word “Babaji”. At the time, I was told that this was an affectionate Indian term for a grandfather.
I’ve finally had a chance to watch the video.
What was on it? The answer will SHOCK YOU.
Except it won’t. Why would it? You’re not so easily shocked.