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Talking all things Pointy and Anointy….

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Robert Elm’s fab Radio London show this week.  I got to talk about the Pointy Birds, Ricky Gervais, Britpop and misfiling vinyl at Selectadisc. Plus, of course, my book Anoint My Head and forthcoming live shows. If you would like to hear the full interview, you can listen on demand right here. I’m on after Blur about 30 mins in.  Wooo Hoo!

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club Rescheduled for Thurs 21 April

STOP PRESS!  This date has been rescheduled to Thur 21 April.  Tickets still valid for that date. Here’s the blurb… I am guest author at the Xmas Rock n Roll Book Club at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Thursday 21st April. Previous months have featured books on The Pogues, Squeeze and Amy Winehouse and now it is the turn of The Pointy Birds. Not before time! The evening is hosted by the lovely Tony

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A CNJ Splash! | 2 New Stories | Armpits | Warts and so much more…

I hope 2022 is treating you well so far.  For me, it’s been a strange start to the year as I found myself centre spread in the Camden New Journal, having got papped swimming at the ponds on Xmas day. The resulting photo appeared on page 3 with yours-truly semi-naked covering my nips (in an attempt to channel my inner Gregory’s Girl). Suffice to say; there has been a fair bit of ‘tittering’ at my

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Make Anoint My Head a TV series says Louder Than War!

The good people at Louder Than War Magazine have just reviewed Anoint My Head and they clearly know what they are talking about. ‘Anoint My Head is a great read which rips along at pace and would make an excellent dramatisation or comedy series.’ Couldn’t agree more. Please tell Netflix. Thanks Iain Key, Melanie Smith and John Robb You can read the full review here: Anoint My Head by Andy Macleod – book review

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A+ book review of Anoint My Head

I can die happy. “If This Is Spinal Tap is the quintessential rock mockumentary, Anoint My Head is the closest you’ll get to that in book form.” Read full review here… Andy Macleod – Anoint My Head: How I Failed To Make It As A Britpop Indie Rock Star (Pointy Books)

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Camden New Journal love

The Pointy Birds struggled to get any press back in the day (apart from that one NME review, but the less said about that the better**). So it was a particular thrill for not only the book to receive a lovely double page spread as below in this week’s Camden New Journal (courtesy of Dan Carrier, a man of exquisite taste), but for The Pointy Birds to feature on the front cover too. It’s only

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Songs From a Padded Envelope

I got interviewed by Ben and Steve for their fab new podcast which rediscovers lost demoes and the stories behind them. You can hear hare here me talking about me and The Pointy Birds and Big Slice for over an hour, without stopping. Poor Ben and Steve but I paid them handsomely….   

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6 Music presents…

….‘One Better Day’ with Dave Rowntree (and me!) Dave Rowntree from Blur has made a spiffing show called ‘One Better day’ all about the history of Camden as the centre of music from the 18th century via The Roundhouse through Britpop to the present day. It’s an enjoyable trip down memory lane and I make an appearance or two chatting about some of the gigs and bands we put on back in the day.  The two

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