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Article from Making Music, May 1987

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...have you heard the one about the blind snake and the blind rabbit, who bump into each other in the jungle? Neither of them knows what they are, so they agree to feel each other all over to try to work it out. So the snake slithers all over the rabbit: "You're fluffy, you've got two long ears, a little tail — I think you're a rabbit." Then the rabbit hops about the snake. "You're smooth, slimy, you've got no ears — I know — you're an A&R man"...

Brian May is in LA (PRspeak for 'unavailable'), working with Bad News, and Anita 'Angie' Dobson. Surely he can't be that badly off?

...while being shown around AIR Studios in Oxford Street, Douglas Adams caught sight of George Martin and Paul McCartney hunched over a recording console together. "It was like watching people carrying paint into the Sistine Chapel," awed Mr Adams in hushed tones...

director David Lynch wanted the Cocteau Twins to do 'Song To The Siren' for his "Blue Velvet" flick. Twins keen to — till the US publishing company demanded $50,000 for its use. End of opportunity, and three sad Twins...

Mark Knopfler is currently recording soundtrack music for the new Rob 'Stand By Me' Reiner film, 'Princess Bride', for release later this year...

Elvis Costello's drummer Pete Thomas says there are just three beats in country music; there is a horse going fast, a horse going slow, and a horse with a gammy leg that's going along in 3/4 time...

news from Laurie Latham's studio, where Echo & The Bunnymen are still working on their new album. "Slow progress," we were told, "as Laurie's mixes are really elaborate. The band's been very surprised at what he's done." Is this a good sign, we ask? Other important info is that Pete De Freitas is drumming with the band again...

the first album that Andy Kershaw ever bought was Rory Gallagher's "Live In Europe", followed by a Beach Boys'Greatest Hits LP...

did anyone spot the squished bit on our birthday cake (April cover)? Lewin's fault — he omitted to carry it properly on the way back from the bakers...

Sony have launched the CD juke box...

has Prince really been rehearsing in the NEC? And has he really asked Mick Hucknall to sing with him on the next tour?...

we gave I, Ludicrous' strange and entertaining three song tape a **** review in April '86's Demology, and a year later, there they are getting good reviews all over the weeklies. And being played on BBC Radio. Keep it up, persons...

the first second-hand Stepp synth/guitar is up for sale. A Mr Paul Jackson wants £4,000+ for his recently updated (they gave him a new neck) DG-1. He's selling it because he needs the money. "It's a great thing," he said, "but it's not a guitar. It took me about a day to learn how to use it. It's good on analog synth noises," he added...

that famous pedallo steel player BJ Cole has started a country music consultative service called Hot Pickers, they offer a pool of session players, and advice on all aspects of country matters. Call 'em on (Contact Details)...

Stanley Clarke has been seen using a 'rhythm bassist'in concert lately...

Cult singist Ian Astbury has been spotted on MTV 'singing' with the Beastie Boys...

Sonny Bono (one time of Sonny & Cher) is running for mayor of Palm Springs. Current incumbent is Frank Bogert, who might just be related to Tim Bogert, who used to 'go out' with Jeff Beck, Vanilla Fudge, etc...

Cher (one time of...) has been recording with Bon Jovi...

Springsteen is rumoured to be running for Governor Of New Jersey. If an actor can do it...

talking of actors, worrabout that series Tutti Frutti, eh? Accurate, or what? Robbie Coltrane playing a Mirage? Suzi Kettles' red Hofner? Emma Thompson had singing lessons from Maggie Bell before the series started, and she bought the guitar for herself at the end of the series. And did you spot famous old British R&B boom man and musical consultant to the series Zoot Money playing the sleeping car attendant? No, we didn't either...

saw an ad for a 'Korg Polysex' the other day...

the record for the amount of tour merchandising sold at Wembley Arena has just passed from ZZ Top to Frankie Beverly & Maze...

news from Chez Cocteau: Otto The Cat has gone to a house down the road because the cat psychologist said he needed more room. The cat psychologist wore a sweater with dogs on it...



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