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Monday, October 17th, 2011
4:39 pm
New Plimptons video!
It's an animation I made myself, and it's all about how Everyone knows Everyone Else and social networking and that!
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
4:21 pm
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
7:18 am
IT'S HALLOWE'En! So Download and watch this Plimptons song "I HATE HALLOWE'EN"!
IT'S THE LAST MAJOR HIT OF THE 00S!
As such, ALL surviving on my livejournal friends list should EXPERIENCE IT!


download from here: www.mcgazz.com/plimptons

single cover!:


Sunday, August 9th, 2009
5:23 pm
Snapshot of the 00s No.1


WHAT AM I DOING HERE???!!! thought 19-year old Martin McBusted as his authentic 1984 Cheri-red digital alarm split his unconscious booze reverie. He rose into a sudden world of wall and safe and clicked the little box still. Uncommonly alert, his eyes slid across the landscape of his white Habitat duvet with the primary colour robots on it, friends from his toddlerhood of infinite possibilites and happiness, resurrected and transplanted by nostalgia and irony in time and space to celebrate him becoming an automatous man; put it another way, moving to a flat in a side bit off Sauchiehall street with the rest of the band.

Warm reflections bubbled up in him, propelled by friendly cheap Jack Daniels and coke, still with him this morning. What a party last night, dancing the night away at Peel Milton's GUY!!!!! Foxxxx night to 80s hits and the latest nowness by his peers and so-near-peers. One moment of the set last night continually replayed in his head and body, forming a rhythm with the sweet spirit surge in his blood. "Slideshow at Free University" into a 172 BPM Gabba remix of Sonia's "Listen to Your Heart". So unexpected, and yet, when it happened, so natural it was like they were 2 parts of the same song waiting till that moment to be complete. Martin thought about going downstairs, and how it was only 9.45 on a Sunday morning in May 2005. "Yes" he thought to himself "I will eat that mini-pack of Start".
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
7:48 am
Friday, February 27th, 2009
4:01 pm
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
11:49 pm
Here we go with the last year of the decade..
365 and falling till 2010! Sing along with Tinkerbell's Fairydust as we slip into the twilight of the 00s-

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8NuW7rLCZE4


Look out for more sub-stanshall updates to this space than have occured for a long time in celebration of the limited time left of this, the first decade of the 3rd A.D millenium.
Monday, December 29th, 2008
8:18 pm
70s British sitcom series 1






There is a house on ITV
They call the Rising Damp
And it's been, repeated for many a long year
Re-runs don't need revamped

Rigsby is a failure
The landlord of the flat
Alan is a medical student
Vienna is the cat

Now the only thing that Rigsby wants
Is to sleep with Mrs Jones
And his catchphrase is to say her name
In a flustered, high-pitched tone

------ organ solo ------

Oh mother tell your children
Not use your time like I
Spend your lives in resigned misery
watching Leonard Rossiter sigh

Well, it's one hand on the Chipsticks
The other on the remote
I'm switching back to ITV 3
To wear that brown waistcoat

There is a house of ITV
They call the Rising Damp
And it's been, repeated for many a long year
Re-runs don't need revamped.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
7:41 am
Ajsmith film club part one: GREATEST TV CARTOON EVER
Through the omni-pop-culture fog of irony and meta-referencing that has become standard conventions of youth-orientated animation over the past 2 decades, it's hard to get across just how strange, powerful and unprecendented this cartoon seemed midst of Hanna-Barbera repeats and Toy Tie-Ins of 1988.. But it still amazes..

Friday, June 6th, 2008
7:41 pm
Friday, February 15th, 2008
8:22 am
British History Series No.3




Say, One, two, princes kneel and cower
(that's what I said, now)
We Princes, the princes in the Tower
(Just go ahead, now)
This One, is next for the succession
(And that's some bread, now)
But that’s what, you want in your possession
(So use your head, now..


Heeeeeey Now, dobede Ah Do De Doo Doo Dah Dah Dah Dobba Dobba Dobba Dobba Dobba Dobba Dobba....

Edward, he fought against Lancaster
(He was our Dad, now)
But some say, “those sons of his are bastards”
(cos he was Bad now)
You point this out, it’s easy to dethrone me
(Titus Regulus)
You point this out, you can then imprison me
Then what you do is..

- Murder him, then Murder me,
Then you can succeed and become Richard 3
You ain't got no future or family tree, but-
Killing us will stake your place in history,
Killing us will stake your place in history....

Said, if you want to start wars ragin
(Just go ahead, now)
An' be the very last Plantagent
(Just go ahead, now)
An' If you wanna get more power
(Just go ahead, now)
then just kill the Princes in the Tower
(Just go ahead, now)

One, two, princes kneel and cower
(that's what I said, now)
Us Princes, princes in the Tower
(Just go ahead, now)
One is, next for the succession
(And that's some bread, now)
But that’s what, you want in your possession
(You want us dead now so-

Murder him, then Murder me,
Then you can succeed and become Richard 3
You ain't got no future or family tree, but-
Killing us will stake your place in history,
Killing us will stake your place in history....


Said, if you want to start wars ragin’
(Just go ahead, now)
An be the very last Plantagent
(Just go ahead, now)
If you wanna gain more power
(Just go ahead, now)
Just get a sword and climb the tower
(Just go ahead, now)
An' If you, want the future Tudors
(Just go ahead, now)
To paint you, as an evil no-gooder
(Just go ahead, now)
But momentarily gain some power
(Just go ahead, now)
Then just kill the Princes in the Tower
(Just go ahead, now)

If you want to start wars ragin’

(Just go ahead, now)

An' be the very last Plantagent

(Just go ahead, now)

If you wanna take the power

(Just go ahead, now)

Just kill the Princes in the Tower!

(Just go ahead, now)

ohh Richard
(Just go ahead now)
ooh just just go ahead now
ooh your majesty,
(Just go ahead now)
come on and do the deed in 1483!
(Just go ahead now)
come on, come on, come on,
(Just go ahead now)
and go ahead now
yeah, just go ahead now
Yeah, If you want to take the power
(Just go ahead now)
yeah just go ahead now baby
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
2:10 pm
British History Series: No.2





There's fighting, in the hills and glens
Behind those hills and glens
Charlie pretends, he's the one that keeps the dream alive,
From the Highlands, through the Lowlands,
To the court at Versailles

Jacobite Rebellion back in '45
Well, it's a Jacobite rebellion back in '45
Jacobite Rebellion back in '45
Well, it's a Jacobite Rebellion back in '45

And singing, about Johnnie Cope are ye waking Yet?
We don't care about no Government garrisons
About the Duke of Cumberland
Or the Disarming Act

Jacobite Rebellion back in '45
Well, it's a Jacobite rebellion back in '45
Jacobite Rebellion back in '45
Well, it's a Jacobite Rebellion back in '45


Everybody needs a Stuart for a Monarch
Everybody needs a Stuart
(Repeat 2x)
Rebel in '45

Lord George Murray ('45)
Clan Maclea ('45)
Battle of Prestonpans('45)
Doune Castle ('45)
Seven Men of Mordait ('45)
Écossais Royeaux and the Irish Brigade
The Atholl Highlanders and the Clifton Moor Skirmish
Battle of Falkirk ('45)
Duke of Perth ('45)
Earl of Olgilvy ('45)
Lord Lewis Gordon ('45)

Jacobite Rebellion back in '45
Well, it's a Jacobite rebellion back in '45
Jacobite Rebellion back in '45
Well, it's a Jacobite Rebellion back in '45


Everybody needs a Stuart for Monarch
Everybody needs a Stuart
(Repeat 5x)
Rebel in '45

5,000 man invasion force

Everybody needs a Stuart for a monarch
Until Culloden-
Monday, February 11th, 2008
3:51 pm
British History Series: No.1



We dont know why we made that pledge to help Poland,
We only know that when Neville Chamberlain
Said he'd brought peace in our time
Well he was either stupid or he was lying
It happens to be true
There's gonna be a World War 2!

It doesnt matter what country
Or where they're from
You want it all to be part of the Lebensraum
But we signed that treaty
we're not the Swiss
we hoped we'd never have to fight you over this
Its crazy but its true
There's gonna be a World War 2!

Ooh, You looked to the Western Front
And thought that you'd invade France
You bombarded the Maginot Line
And They didn't stand a chance!
Now listen Germany

We wanted to appease you because we were scared
As long as there was no war, Germany
we didn't care
but you've started something
Now we can you see
It's all been on the cards since 1933
No matter what we do
There's gonna be a World War 2!

Ooh, You looked to the Western Front
And thought that you'd invade France
You bombarded the Maginot Line
And They didn't stand a chance!
Now listen Germany

We wanted to appease you because we were scared
As long as there was no war, Germany
we didn't care
but you've started something
Now we can you see
It's all been on the cards since 1933
No matter what we do
There's gonna be a World War 2!



Monday, January 14th, 2008
7:46 am


Is this the real life-
Is this just campery
Terminally typecast
No escape from my infamy
Open my throat
Tell an anecdote and SCREAM
Im just a poor boy, I need no sympathy-
Because Its easy cash, do the show
Make em laugh, quietly go,
Parkinson or Willo,doesnt really matter to me,
To me

Matron, went with a man
Bought a joyless wank near Spain
Now I’m crippled with the shame
Matron, career could have been great
But now Ive gone and pissed it all away-
Matron, ooooooh oooooh,
Want to fall asleep and die-
If I don’t wake again just make another
Carry on, Carry on,as if nothing really matters-

Too late,my time has gone
Stuck here looking after mum,
Usual trouble with the bum
Goodbye everybody-Ive got to go-
Gotta stop acting the drunk outrageous poove
Matron ooo- (Parkison or Willo)
I just want to die,
I sometimes wish Id never been born at all-


We see a little funny man from Carry On
He’s a poof, he’s a poof! Will you do the camp voices?
Julian and Sandy, Rambling Syd, The Khasi, ME!
Cordwangler, Cordwangler,,
Cordwangler, Cordwangler,
Cordwangler, creppe suzzette-FANTABULOSA!!!!-
But Im just a poor boy, nobody loves me-
Hes just a poor boy from a poor family-
Spare his career from this faux campery-
Easy cash, do the show-, Stop messing about!
Miss Williams! no-,we will not stop messing- Stop messing!
Miss Williams! we will not stop messingo-Stop messing!
Miss Williams! we will not stop messing-Stop messing!
Will not stop messing-Stop messing!
Will not stop mesing- Stop messing!
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!-
OOOOh Matron, OOOOOh Marton, Martron stop messing-

An Audience with.. has a special put aside for me,for me,for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you think I’m just fit for chat shows and repeats-
So you think you can mock me out loud in the street???-
Oh baby-cant do this to me baby-
Just gotta put you. I’m gonna put you in my DIARY!!!!

Ooooooooooooooh, Oooh yeah, Ooo yeah..

What’s the bloody point?,
O-of it all
What’s the bloody point…….. of it all?

Parkison or Willo....
Thursday, December 20th, 2007
9:55 pm
Mimed and past their prime 2: 10cc "I'm not in Love"
In what's turning out to be an annual event as my life ticks away, I present the 2nd in the series "Mimed and past their prime", in which I, with no time and expense spared, post a link to a Youtube of a band doing an old song unexcitedly, and sneer at it.
This time it's the turn of 10cc, miming 1975's voice overdub MOR standard "I'm Not in Love" in the Pebble Mill garden, in 1983.
I've recently acquired (at the total cost of 1 pound .50p) 10cc's 2 immediately post Godley/Creme LPs, "Deceptive Bends" and "Bloody Tourists" on original vinyl and I have to concur with the received opinion that they contain mainly bland and boring songs that depress in their obscurity and lack of need to be. By all accounts things got worse as they ploughed on entirely hitlessly into the 80s for three more albums (creating an entire epoch of 10cc blandness that ran concurrent with, but largely ignorant of, post punk) reaching the end of the Nah Dear with 1983's unenticingly-presented "Windows in the Jungle"; [Error: close lj-embed tag without open tag]


the band, consisting now as it had done since 1977, of Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman and some other guys who weren't Godley and Creme, made an appearance in the popular daytime magazine show to promote this rondel of recorded sounds by miming a track from it. However, when it came to song selection for playing the show out, none of the '83-model 10cc tracks were considered show-stopping enough, so instead Eric Stewart mouthed sounds he'd made 8 years previously while Gouldman and the rest moved their hands over their instruments a bit. The result is, in the words of Iain Smith, "the being in a band equivalent of doing some mindless data processing"



10cc split late the same year.



they reformed in 1992, and split again in 1995.
Earlier this year, Gouldman was the only original member touring under the banner "10cc" in a new version of the band. That might sound a bit poor, but there's a clip on Youtube of this 2007 vintage bogus 10cc tearing into "Silly Love" that makes the above run-through even more dispiriting in comparison.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
9:57 pm
VOTE FOR PLIMPTONS RADIO PLAY!!
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Hey folks, it'll take one click on here: http://www.xfmuploaded.co.uk/theplimptons/Default.aspx

to contribute to the by now hills old track Impulse Records (1970-2000) possibly getting played this Thursday (tomorrow). I appeal to everyone* to vote for us!

*no tae me, pal
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
11:07 am
Khaki Shorts; THE END!!!!!
ever get nostalgic for the recent past,?? I do, a lot. wasn't it only last spring that steviecat was reviewing the prime issues of this publication? Wasn't it just 2 years ago that we were so flushed with excitement about the whole endeavour???

anyway......

Final issue (for now) no.18 on sale now!!!

With No.18 Khaki overtakes Electric Soup as Glasgows longest running underground comic! (if you discount the 1999 reunion issue of E.S)
BUT after 7 years, (5 of which the comic didn't appear in) Khaki Shorts exits it's existance for now in a special, one month later, 28 page Bonanza in which all the loose ends in sagas such as "Sad Lad", "Blokeface and McBoozehead", 'Boy Mindless" and "Night Bus Tales" are neatly wrapped up!!!

available from Avalanche in Glasgow AND Edinburgh, Fopp in Glasgow, Deadhead in Edinburgh, Tchai Ovna Tea House in Glasgow, and the Arches in Glasgow!

or online from HERE: www.myspace.com/khakishorts

and here's what this FINAL installedment holds within it's pages should you widh to take a slip upon this housing for comic fun!


The final EPIC installment of this one! A Cecil B. Demille style extravaganza, spanning space, time, (in that reading a comic techincally spans "space" and "time") and the widening child/teenage generation gap!



H.G Wells, he Smells Bells!



Nightbus Tales, in it's 3rd Movement, reaches a horrific crescendo!



Bed Room Based Bert: part of an unprecendented new wave of sequential art SQing the precribed progression of comics as inspiration in favour of 1st- Bush administration era computer games.



for this final issue: we managed it! We get OASIS to appear, after years of negotiation dating back to Christmas 1999!
Enjoy them in their (relative) prime!



The Red Atom! Is it possible to talk about this without mentioning it's creator?? John Miller



When you're in it's hazy midst, childhood seems like it will last forever. But once it's over, life accelerates more and more as the rollercoaster ride ofn responsibilites wrinkles your face into the grave. Here we see Sad Lad (symbolically, the only character to appear issues 1 and 18 of Khaki) poised by the gates of manhood, ready to say goodbye the endless potential vista of childhood games and comic silliness....





Cry me A Wolf!
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
6:58 pm
J. Edward Oliver, 1942-2007
the Last page of the last Buster Comic ever, published the first week of the present decade:






it was a deadening shock to receive the news yesterday morning that cartoonist Jack Edward Oliver had died from cancer at the age of 65. I had known his style from kidness back when reading his neatly drawn strips like "Vid Kid" and "Cliff Hanger" in Buster and other IPC comics as they hung on through the rise and wane of Madchester, but had only gained a deeper respect for him in the last 18 months when I discovered his 70s pop comic pages he had created for Record Mirror. These were a revelation to me, each page was a hamper full of contemporary pop culture references, tortured puns, puzzles, and GREAT artwork (the above example of his work doesn't begin to do justice to the photo-realisitc rendering he was displaying weekly at his 70s pop peak ): in fact, each of those pages (many of the later ones printed in beautiful red duotone or even a few in colour) should be hanging in galleries instead of rotting away in the attics of those prescient enough to cut out and keep them back in the day.






I got in email contact with Jack twice since I became aware of that stuff, once in Jan 2006 to let him know the depth of my appreciation, and once again earlier this year to ask if I could borrow his "box with a handle" device for use as a detail on the cover of the Littlest Album. both times he respondced graciously and with geunine interest, and it's dully sadly predictable that once I had his validation both times, I did nothing more to nurture any more meaningful communication. I never even got round to sending him a Littlest Album as I promised, partially cos I was waiting on his next comic mail out on his mailing list (he was still producing excellently drawn weekly adventures of the dinosaur "fresco de la ray" in the style of a classic newspaper strip and mailing them out to his fans for no gain up till week befroe he died. The last ever one was a great spoof of the first Christopher Ecclestone Dr Who episode, featuring the "Nestle Consciousness" )- to get his home address. Chalk it up to just one more regret, though to be fair he probably wouldn't have had time to listen to it in the last weeks of his life, espeically as he got married just 2 months ago.


That sad comic news was a portent of later in the day, when I foudn out for sure that Alistair is leaving Khaki Shorts and that the next issue will be the final regular one. While I might ressurect it now and again just for the perverse sake of it in days to come, the Alistair edited Yellow run of good stuff and borderline professionalism/non fanzinism comes to an end next month, and I have to ask myself whether I'm cut out for drawing comics at all.
Monday, April 30th, 2007
10:48 pm
Peckish for some POP??
here's what's on the menu on the Littlest Album" now available online for only 4 pounds p and p included! form here: www.myspace.com/thelittlestalbum

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
8:07 pm
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