Here’s a vintage clip of Hüsker Dü’s 1986 appearance on a Twin Cities daytime talk show called Good Company to promote Candy Apple Grey, courtesy of Slicing Up Eyeballs.
Ginger has teamed up with guitarist Jase Edwards of metal band Wolfsbane and former Cardiacs guitarist, one-time Wildhearts bassist, and long-time Ginger collaborator “Random” Jon Poole for a set of European acoustic shows in April and May during a break in the Michael Monroe tour. According to the man himself, the show is a mix of Wildhearts and Ginger solo material, with “a bit of tomfoolery, some goofing off, and a little bit of showing off as well.”
Ginger and friends stopped by Scotland’s 96.3 Rock Radio on May 4 for an appearance on the Tom Russell Show on their way to Glasgow for a gig later that evening. In addition to talking about the acoustic tour and Ginger’s experiences with the Michael Monroe band, the guys performed a song in the studio. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but if you are a fan of early-80’s American TV sticoms, you’ll get a kick out of it.
Torchwood is the other BBC property that I’m really anxious to see get going again. But I can’t help but fear that moving the setting from Cardiff, Wales to Los Angeles and adding American actors to the cast is going to end up being a bad, bad idea. But when you kill off nearly your entire cast in the short timespan of two seasons and one five-episode mini-series—31 episodes if you’re keeping count—what else are you going to do?
Let’s hope that Russell T. Davies—the man responsible for bringing Doctor Who back from the brink of extinction—can pull it off.