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Bringing you some of the greatest music and spoken word before it's mainstream! Out of the bewildering array of choice out there on the interwebz, Channelidris points you to some hidden gems. Don't forget to check out our playlist web TV channels!


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PREACHER JOHN - Punkrockblues! Click to enter Preacher John's homepage.

Photo courtesy of BBC Berkshire.
Photographer: Linda Serck
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KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS - Rockin'! Awesome live gigs! Click to enter Kamikaze Test Pilots homepage.

Photos copyright Alex Cooke Photography- For more of Alex Cooke's work, click here
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BURNT TOMORROW - Folk rock with BIG choruses! Click to enter Burnt Tomorrow's homepage.

Photo on left by Preacher John
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AUGUST LIST - A deep river of country-blues! Sometimes sweeping, sometimes stomping, sometimes a melancholy drifting.. Click to enter August List's Bandcamp page.

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JAKABO - Soulful vocals and brilliant blues guitar! Click to enter Jakabo's homepage.

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PETE and the PIRATES - Alt rock! Fresh lyrics & great hooks!
Click to enter Pete and the Pirates' homepage.

Photo on left by Erik van't Hof - For more of Erik's work, click here
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AMY'S GHOST - Sweeping, epic tunage! Click to enter Amy's Ghost's homepage.

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Damien Passmore & the Lovable Fraudsters - The tallest cowpunk band in England!
Click to enter DAP & the Lovable Fraudsters facebook page.
Or click here for their myspace.

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DOLLY & the CLOTHESPEGS - Barnstorming, eclectic Country music!
Click to enter Dolly & the Clothespegs homepage.

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ANDY RAVEN - original, excellent & idiosyncratic
Click to enter Andy Raven's homepage.

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JACK CADE - Intense, gravelly voiced country!
Click to enter Jack Cade's homepage.

Photo on the right by Simon Stannard - click here for more of his work!
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EDD KEENE - One man band & mad scientist of the loop pedal!
Click to enter Edd Keene's homepage


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REVEREND JOHN H - No holds barred comedy tunes!
Click to enter the Reverend John H's homepage.

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JODIE O'CALLAGHAN - Powerful blues/folk singer/songwriter!
Click to enter Jodie O'Callaghan's homepage.
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THE JETTES - Tarantinoesque rock n' roll!
Click to enter The Jettes facebook page.

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PAULA CURTIS - Bittersweet songs - many about death!
Click to enter Paula Curtis homepage.

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STATIC RAIN - Blues/progrock five-piece!
Click to enter Static Rain's homepage.

Photo on left by Preacher John
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LA MORT SUBITE - Footstomping gypsy jazz partytime!
Click to enter La Mort Subite's homepage.

Photo on left by Preacher John
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VIENNA DITTO - If Dr Who and Amy Pond used the Tardis to make music!
Click to enter Vienna Ditto's homepage.

Photo on left by Adamreading
Click here for more of his work
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AFHARROLD - A master of the cheap laugh and costly weltschmerz...
Click to enter afharrold's homepage.

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ELVIS McGONAGALL- Scots satirist - scourge of politicos!
Click to enter Elvis McGonagall's homepage.

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PREACHER JOHN - Turning life into poems! Click to enter Preacher John's homepage.

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ISZI LAWRENCE - Tall and funny! And that's just her hair!
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REVEREND JOHN H - No holds barred comedy tunes and stand up!
Click to enter the Reverend John H's homepage.

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ARCHIVE:
ARMY OF PYGMIES HOMEPAGES: Go there!
Word on Army of Pygmies! A band of many aspects: mostly punk and ROCK! Sometimes it was a little more laid back... featured Preacher John!
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BROKEN BROW'S HOMEPAGES: Go there!
The now defunct jazzpunkweirdcore band's old tour diary is online for your amusement, together with photo & artwork.
Plus you can still order their old 7" vinyl AA single VAGRANT from the shop!
Their whole album HYSTERIAMECHANICAL can be heard at: https://soundcloud.com/broken-brow/sets/hysteriamechanical
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COMICS BY JON OVERTON:
TOSEININ

-WARNING! Recommended for mature readers! So if you're under 18, go look at something else. Prudes can naff off too. NOT that it's porn, for crying out loud, but some people are easily disturbed...

Issue 1 - Last Tango in Tokyo ...one of Toseinin's ongoing duties is running a sex shop - whose revenues go in the gang's coffers - today her working day is interrupted...

NEW! Issue 2 - Mile High Karaoke ...Toseinin has to deal with her cantankerous great-grandfather - before she sets out on a long journey - inevitably, just starting her travels proves... interesting... in more ways than one...

NEW! Issue 3 - Some of Them Want to ...Toseinin arrives in London to seek out an old lover... and helps a new acquaintance haul out some trash...

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Beautiful and terrible.
Cunning like a fox.
Strong like a sumo.

Bigger than Buffy.
Badder than Jackie Brown.
Curvy, kinky and kickass.

Click here to skip intro and go straight to the issues

Daughter of an American/Japanese yakuza and his Tongan wife, Toseinin has grown up as a fourth generation gangster - working alongside her father - to become a skilled enforcer... Consistently distrusted and underestimated by the head of the House of Yamata - due to her sex and gaijin bloodlines, Toseinin has been increasingly sidelined from the core of the yakuza business, but circumstances sometimes force the gang to employ her in "more sensitive" operations... Unluckily for the House of Yamata there are some lines she will not cross and some things she will not allow to pass - even if it runs counter to the gang's interests... Ultimately, Toseinin and her father bring the House of Yamata's fury down on them...

Each mini-comic issue is 8 pages long in A5 format. There were three issues completed, before other projects took over!
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A FEW ODD COMICS
some one-off funnies
and 2 short running characters:
Jonny DeadHead - the dropout loser guitarist originally featured in Reading University's paper SPARK, and later in the BADDAZINE.
Plus! the girl who suffers 9to5 - Angel - 21st Century Office Girl!

And here's two new pics I pencilled for an educational module - with colours and photoshop by Bob Guinn: 'Wigshop' & 'Carsales'

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"FROM FATHER TO SON" AN UNFINISHED GRAPHIC NOVEL BY JON OVERTON, ART BY BEN GILBERT:
This was planned as the 4 issue story of a man who finds himself trapped in the shadow of his violent, vicious father. This story was begun in 1990 and was never finished, partly due to the "disappearance" of Ben Gilbert - artist on the first 2 issues...
For some time I had planned to finish FFTS, I even went so far as to round off the 2nd issue with text... Three years after I first archived it, I still could not motivate myself to complete it and finally figured out why... the story I'd mapped out 11 years before wasn't really telling the tale I was after, there was a lot of "peripheral" stuff obscuring the main issue and truth be told I didn't think the peripheral stuff was worth the candle... The script I wrote pinched bits from my life to that point (family, northern blokes, crap clubs, getting off your face, falling over etc.) put them through some smoke and mirrors, which weakened them, and cobbled them together with a 'murder on the moors' side-plot... Plus, 'cos we were just 18 and 19 respectively - the portrayal of pub fights and girlfriends lacked the kind of... immediacy (to be kind)... that I'd write now, so I'd have felt compelled to re-work the entire thing from scratch...
In the end I settled on archiving this here just to showcase Ben's art - some great pages here, here (left page) and here (right page) - and to point you at this poem which says everything worth saying in FFTS in just a few lines... If you're still curious then GO! Read! Issue 1, Issue 2

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THE ONLINE BADDAZINE ARCHIVE:
Issue1 , Issue 2 and Issue 3
Baddaboom! Baddabing! it's the BADDAZINE!!!
"The Truth, when we get around to it..."
This underground freezine had a short print run in realspace, but here, everybloodybody can read it!
The Baddazine covered new, original and extraordinary music, cold- shouldered by the mainstream press. The focus was mainly on Reading and London, but with some national, international and cyberspace coverage.Get stuck in!


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