Quite a digest today. First things first... don't forget about the competition I mentioned in my last post
. You still have till the 21st Feb to enter, and I reckon you're in with a very good chance of winning one of those signed CDs.
Next: a slew of articles from a generous contributor named Jim Farmer
. Interviews with Paddy, by Sylvie Simmons in 'Creem' magazine in 1986 (here
), by Karen Schoemer in 1988 (here
), and a review of Jordan: The Comeback by Ira Robbins from 'Entertainment' in October 1990 (here
.) He has also provided the picture from the latter review in jpg form
, and one of him and Paddy
at Shepherd's Bush Empire in 2000 for the 'images' page - big thanks to Jim for all this material.
There is also a brand new interview with Paddy, circa February 4th 2011, online at the Huffington Post
(scroll past the Bruce Cockburn info to find it, unless you're a Bruce fan!) Thanks to ronchito
for alerting us to that piece.
Then there are some videos on YouTube I haven't seen before - The Golden Calf on 'The Hippodrome Show'
, and a double header, Cars & Girls / Hey Manhattan
. Anyone with further information on these videos is invited to come forward and get in touch.
Have you heard of a man named Burton Cummings? He was in a band called 'The Guess Who'. Rock Smith
found him blogging (entirely in capitals) on the subject of Paddy and the Sprouts, which he has filed under 'philosophy'. Worth a read
And finally...something I expect to be mentioning a lot more in future...John Birch
, writer of the only existing book on the Sprouts
is in the advanced stages of producing an updated sequel. He wanted me to give out his email address
, and encourage 'inquiries of any nature.' We all wish him very the best of luck.