Dec 6, 2018

Dear Mr Popstar : Derek Philpott At The Dublin Castle Rock N Roll Book Club. Could We Have A Podcast Please? Thank You.

'Derek Philpott' talks to Julie Hamill about his/their book Dear Mr Popstar. Humorous letters to pop stars about their songs with genuine witty replies from The Stars. For nearly 10 years, the father and son comprising ‘Team Philpott’ have been on a quite bonkers crusade, writing good old-fashioned letters to pop and rock stars , either picking up on genuine ambiguities within their lyrics or often deliberately misunderstanding them for comedic effect.

The artists quite unexpectedly started to reply, writing back in just as witty and articulate a fashion, politely pointing out exactly where the original letter went wrong...or right.

‘Dear Mr. Popstar’’ features 100 of the best letters and responses from famous and legendary names spanning the whole pop and rock spectrum, all relishing their involvement and revealing their own, in many cases, hitherto unknown humorous sides within what could well be the most interactive dialogue compiled between music stars and their audience ever undertaken. 

On a balmy Camden Town evening in October 2018 (this is part 1 in a RNR Book Club series with Part 2 being that featuring Elvis Costello bass legend Bruce Thomas) Team Philpott  hooked up with us for a seriously entertaining Q and A also featuring contributions from such stellar correspondents as Rupert Hine, Will Birch, Owen Paul and The Ruts. Hear it and weep with joy. Write On Baby. 

 
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Jul 16, 2018

Looking For A Kiss- The Rock and Roll Book Club Episode 3 with Sylvain Sylvain

The Dublin Castle Rock and Roll Book Club is the book club for real rock and roll romantics, and this is our podcast. The CBGBs of London (The Dublin Castle, infamous North London pub and venue natch) is our launch pad, and the power of The Word and The Chord in sweet union is our mission. In Episode 3 we welcome Sylvain Sylvain for an EXCLUSIVE interview ahead of the launch this week of his much anticipated memoir 'There's No Bones In Ice Cream'. Sylvain's book is a touching and honest account of his time with the New York Dolls and the remarkable life he led on the way to creating one of THE most influentual and essential rock and roll bands ever to stagger down The Bowery on stack heels. No Dolls, no punk, simple as that. Seminal. Julie Hamill, Andy Dukey Duke and Tony Bugbear Gleed salute that beautiful trash littered narrative with Sylvain and give you news and views of forthcoming RNR Book Club events featuring The Damned, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie and The Smiths. Inspired by brass wizard Terry Edwards, they even find time to salute the sass and sex of the saxophone. Much fun. Get The Horn right here.   

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Jun 18, 2018

From Nihilist To Nutty…..Growing Up With Madness.

Welcome to Episode The Second of the Rock N Roll Book Club Podcast.

Eminently informative, a little bit educational and assuredly entertaining, this shit is positively Reithian.  Julie, Tony & Andy deliriously disseminate forthcoming events at The Rock N Roll Book Club, with forthright discussion around the topics of Punk Rock (Growing Up With Punk by Nicky Weller, Barry Cain, Russell Reader and Den Davis) and  Madness, the unswervingly nutty North London ska pop phenomenon (One Step Beyond 33 1/3rd  by Terry Edwards). This podcast makes for an ace audio aperitif for the actual Book Club happenings in the corporeal, foot on monitor real rock and roll world. The RNR Book Club is a monthly destination event in London at the Mojotastic Dublin Castle Pub in Camden. If they haven't played there they probably don't exist. See press for details.

AUTHOR DISCUSSION, Q&A, EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PLAYS & MORE! LIVE AT THE DUBLIN CASTLE, CAMDEN. HOSTED BY JULIE HAMILL AND TONY GLEED. FIRST WEDS OF EVERY MONTH AND MORE!

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May 26, 2018

Rock N Roll Book Club Podcast EP1

Welcome to our first episode of the Rock N Roll Book Club.

In this exciting and decidedly silly introductory outing - Julie, Tony & Andy discuss the glories of what Rock N Roll Book Club is all about. In addition to being a podcast, we're also a monthly destination event in London at the world famous Dublin Castle Pub in Camden. 

AUTHOR DISCUSSION, Q&A, EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PLAYS & MORE! LIVE AT THE DUBLIN CASTLE, CAMDEN. HOSTED BY JULIE HAMILL. FIRST WEDS OF EVERY MONTH!

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