Finally got round to scanning the colourful 1985 Chronicle of the Black Sword Tour. Check it out on the Programmes Page!
Very pleased to make it to a performance of Mirror, Mirror tonight. This is the found-in-a-shed manuscript of a one act Robert Calvert play that today would probably be an episode of Black Mirror. This was a finely acted two hander and has some thought provoking lines about identity and the perils of future tech and a few funny ones too.
This is only on till 11 January so catch it if you can. It’s only a single act and clocked in at just under an hour. At £12 a ticket it’s probably the cheapest night out in the West End. Recommended!
Although a site about Hawkwind collecting doesn’t really need pages on bios and gigs I’ve felt compelled to add them as it didn’t feel complete without them. Having said that there are plenty of other sources for this info in much more detail and I’m not going to compete with these.
Anyway, here’s a shortish summary of the good ship Hawkwind’s crew to date.
OK, this one may take more effort than I’m anticipating, but I’ll give it a go! The Upcoming Gigs page is what it says on the tin, but not just Hawkwind – I also want to include the wider ‘Friends & Family’ acts and even Tribute bands (if there are any). Let’s see how it goes – contributions welcome!
I also want to add a page here covering the 2,000 or so past gigs Hawkwind have done over the last 50 years. That would have been a mammoth task but luckily someone has already done the leg work. I’ll add a link when I’ve tracked down the latest version and checked with the owner.
Took a bit of the Christmas Day time-out to work on one of the new pages I wanted to add – a Friends and Family section under releases. This lists many of the Hawkwind related titles that didn’t make it onto the main discography. There’s some great albums in there and, as usual, probably many more to add. Anyway, enough captured to list it I think. Enjoy!
Full scan and downloadable .pdf of the 2004 Spirit of the Age Spring Tour added to the Programmes page. Enjoy!
So just realised the slick routine I thought I had for processing my images for the site was generating very large .png files rather than the smaller .jpg files I was expecting. I only just noticed I was racing through my space allocation and some pages were slow to load. So now I’m going back through the pages and converting and re-uploading the images, which is a tedious pain but serves me right for not checking.
I’ve found an app to help with batch conversions and I’ll work through the uploads over the next couple of days and get it right for future pages. Learning WordPress was one of the reasons I started the site so a few hiccups are to be expected I guess.