Tim Manning flannel shirted songsmith from Blind River Scare
Sepia-toned - Tim Manning of Blind River Scare
“The thing about you Richard is that you are still hung up on songs”, so horsemouth has said to me more than once. It’s true, I like words and music and like it when both are well put together, especially if there are guitars involved. Tim Manning is the same, he knows a good song and he writes a good song, and he wants to write better songs. Whether playing solo or with Blind River Scare, Tim is working on his craft and so each time he plays the WHC, it’s a pleasure. He is also a gentleman to boot.

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When Richard Met Debbie

Everybody knows the story of my meeting with Patti Smith but she’s not the only one of the artists of the New York underground scene of the late 1970s who I’ve met. Yes, of the CBGB centred scene-makers, I’ve also talked to John Cale and Richard Hell, exchanged grunts with Tom Verlaine and hung with Lenny Kaye. OK I confess to having engineered these encounters, mainly by blagging my way backstage, but my coming face-to-face with the Queen of NYC cool, Debbie Harry, that was totally unexpected.

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