❉ John Rain on Dog Man Star, Galton & Simpson, Peter Cook, Twitter and, of course, Smersh Pod.
❉ Jessica Lee Morgan’s new album Around the Block is released this Friday on Space Records.
❉ The Stranglers’ debut LP is forty years old and still unassailable.
❉ The Stageleft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry, giving a new insight of the working practices of the greats.
❉ Evergreen! Shagpile rugs! That perm! Sex in a bathtub! Mega outdoor concerts! More F-Bombs than you can count! ‘A Star Is Born’ is camp as Christmas itself.