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Big Ed and His Rockin Rattlesnakes, All Over The Carpet
The Venue (Whitworth Street West)
17th November 1984

Glossy flyer for The Venue so I suppose it had come up in the world and become an established thingy. It was a good little space though, always a pleasure and never a chore.
Other stuff in this issue:-more information about police phone-tapping during the miners' strike.including Labour M.P. Michael Meacher during his investigation into deaths in police custody.Also Lancashire N.U.M. leader Sid Vincent explaining during a Granada T.V. interview how union officials would deliberately give out wrong information about the following day's pickets" so that they could then mount a successful picket at one colliery while the Keystone cops turned out in force elsewhere".
The creation of a Suffragette Museum, a movement so strong it inspired the future Sir Paul McCartney to coin the term "suffera-jet!!"; on ya Paulie...The proposed location being 62 Nelson St. Chorlton on Medlock, the historic home of Emily Pankhurst; "with a symbolic rent fee of a suffragette sash, payable at the end of every year to the landlord, the Regional Health Authority; bargain! Hope it all worked out.
Manchester gets its very first Japanese restaurant "The Mina"; the first outside of London and the South East, with only a Japanese population of 600 for the entire North West. When Nena Cherry brought out her "Raw Like Sushi" in the late 80's not sure many people would have known exactly what that was. I also know what fugu is now, thanks to The Simpsons.
There's an article about a Granada film called "End of a Street" filmed in '64 in the St. Mary's area of Oldham, full of Victorian terraces, just before it was all torn down; and the making of a sequel for Channel 4 called "Just Like Coronation Street", where it catches up with some of those residents 20 years on, living in an area "dominated by blocks of flats and meaningless patches of blank grass".There's a local band featured in the sequel called "All Over The Carpet" who were playing with The Angelic Upstarts at Oddies on Nov 17th.Interesting bit of social documentary...
At the flicks:-"Paris Texas" with it's long,slow Ry Cooder intro;
"Company of Wolves" ; and it dawning on me halfway through that it was a rip-off of Little Red Riding Hood; think I missed the point entirely....
Mary Millington in something or other;now there's a blast from the past!
At The Aaben; "Oranges are not the Only Fruit",with it's sequel "Cabbages are not the Only Vegetable" ; then again perhaps not.....
Like the idea of a D.J. with old 78s.bit different.Wonder if those old Mario Lanza and Count John McCormack platters are still hovering around at home..?
Crossed over into the 800th parallel;guess there's no turning back now...
Big respect to Gil Scott Heron.
Righto, back in bowl....

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