Old Photo of Roy on Bill Bruford's website

If you look on the offical Bill Bruford website there is an old photo of the Trigger line-up, and a link to a message to Bill from the bass player at the time, Dave Cochran.

Paul, are you seeing V.D.G.G. at Cambridge Junction in March ? If so, be good to meet up.


The Roy Harper Podcast Episode 31 - Shownotes

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In this episode:



The Spirit Lives from HQ

My wife's bike ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Ankor Wat. Vicky's blog is at

Ghost Dance from Once

Head in The Clouds by Elliot Knapp (14:55)

Interview with Elliot Knapp, including the tracks Chained and Bound (40:48) and Dedicated to You But You Were Napping (1:09:29)

Hiding from Heaven by Elliot Knapp (1:38:52)

Elliot writes:

I learned piano starting at age 8 and picked up guitar at age 15, starting to write songs soon thereafter.  My earliest influences included Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan, followed by Roy and so on.  I played with a band in college called The Same Old Rock which sort of organically dissolved after releasing one album of relatively mainstream folk-rock.  Since then I've retreated a bit more from performing, focusing on a more distinctive and idiosyncratic type of song and lyric writing that focuses mainly on acoustic guitar and dense poetic lyrics.  During my hermitage I've absorbed increasingly more different types of music and artists and in my own music I've made attempts to channel what I've learned from these eclectic influences through the lens of my own personal style without stealing too much from anyone or tying myself too strongly to one genre.  In Not-Even-Anything Land is the result of about 10 months of recording in my apartment and some in  my parents' basement--during this time I didn't play out at all and am now peeping my bleary eyes out of my cave in attempts to connect my extremely fully-realized but intensely personal product with other human beings.

Elliot's album can be purchased from and

Highway Blues from BBC Tapes Volume 3


Wishing Well from The Green Man

Please note that the Roy Harper music used in the podcast is copyrighted and used with permission.
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The intro music is by Adam Leonard, see for info

The Elliot Knapp tracks are played with permission and copyright Elliot Knapp

To give feedback on the podcast please contact me podcast [at] stormcock [dot] net or call 01223 850282 (+44 1223 850282) to leave messages.

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Elliot Knapp
In Not-Even-Anything Land
Seattle experimental/eccentric/avant folk singer/songwriter music—mostly acoustic, all tracks clean. 
Sounds Like:
Roy Harper with a Canterbury scene fixation
Scott Walker armed with only an acoustic guitar
Gene Clark fronting the Incredible String Band
Nick Drake if he quit moping and got pissed off about something
A one-man Henry Cow
Peter Hammill with a sense of humor and better guitar chops
Robbie Basho with one hand tied behind his back
Davy Graham with both hands tied behind his back
Comus performing a musical interpretation of the Taoist classics
Recommended Tracks:
Track 7 “Chained and Bound”—that “single” sound
Track 8 “Head in the Clouds”—attractively progressive
Track 2 “Dedicated to You, but You Were Napping”—on the folky side
Track 3 “No More”—for something a little more challenging

The Best Thing I've Heard All Year

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More than  a week later and I am still completely knocked out by the BBC Electric Prom with Robert Plant and The Band of Joy - played the radio version ver and over on i-player and watched the abbreviated TV version last night.  The thing I love about Robert Plant is that he obviously loves lots of the same kinds of music that I do - blues, West Coast psychedelia, North African/Arabic, raw folky Appalachian style "love and death" songs but he manages, now, to interpret them in a completely original way.

How Does It Feel? Podcasting

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I announced a new series of podcasts back in the summer and I've published 18 episodes so far.  The original idea was just to provide another distribution method for the live house concert that I broadcast weekly for the past year or so. So it's just me and my guitar, not much chat or conversation, and I try to feature my own compositions as a matter of course, with the covers creeping in as and when I feel like it.

Boadicea's Band

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Boadicea's Band burnt by blisters, Beerguts begone, Bleeding bunions, Battling blowing Beaufort, Bombarded by bullets, Buzzing bumblebees, Burbling, babbling brooks, Blindly bumbling Bravehearts, Blithely bypassing big boulders, Beaming Brimstone below, Brightly bouncing before, Burnished, bronzed Brillantine, Bypassing barnacled Basalt, Bracken bushwacked, Bramble boardwalked, Bougainvillea bowered, Birdsong beyond belief, Banish broken busted boots, Behold bastion beknighted balladeers!

Mum's alive again!

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Article about late mum's exhibition from Basingstoke Gazette 19th July 2010. Reminds me I should have learnt Flamenco, but was too busy with other music. chrs andi
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Andy Roberts Podcast - Launches July 6th

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After nearly a year of doing a live streaming Andy Roberts music show on ustream I decided to turn it into a podcast as well, which means it gets recorded and made available as an audio file that can be played or subscribed to in iTunes. My version of podcasting is quite different to many others these days, it's raw and unedited, just a few original songs and introductions, no studio tracks usually, or interviews.

The Roy Harper Podcast Episode 30 - Shownotes

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In this episode:


News - gig roundup

Pinches of Salt from Garden of Uranium / Descendants of Smith

An Introduction to Roy Harper from Song of the Ages, hosted by Bob Harris and including contributions from Ian Anderson, David Gilmour, and Paul McCartney

Garden of Uranium from Garden of Uranium / Descendants of Smith

Lesley Judd interviews Roy Harper in the late 80's

Listener Feedback - see for Big Chris's charity page

Credits and Links

How Does It Feel from Beyond The Door (audio CD)

Please note that the Roy Harper music used in the podcast is copyrighted and used with permission.
For all your Roy Harper music needs visit

The intro music is by Adam Leonard, see for info

To give feedback on the podcast please contact me podcast [at] stormcock [dot] net or call 01223 850282 (+44 1223 850282) to leave messages.


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If we are to live in a material world with our economic models; where every corporation has to show growth, then the whole edifice has to crumble eventually, because the Earth is only finite. Syllogistically [sp?] speaking. There must be an ism for this impending scenario? Oh yeah, it's called realism! Unless, unless,we get out to develop the universal neighbourhood around us....somehow, slowly,slowly, by each generation, before everything implodes upon us. Time is against us.

The political circus - the Tory's 'big' idea

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Hi all,

Been a while since I last posted, so here goes.

Tory philosophy based on my knowledge of the party and its past practice, coupled with the manifesto 'promises' and interviews with Tory MPs during the day on TV and radio is as follows:

Imagine the following, p.s. you can choose the replacement word you want in square brackets instead of the word before:

David Cameron/George Osborne/Michael Gove (pick any you like) afirms:

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