Podcast 388 – burglary and bluebeat in a brilliant new Madness documentary

In which we look at the light-fingered early lives of Camden’s Magnificent Seven and the soundtrack of the Pursuit of Love, note the collapse of the BRITs and the Oscars and tell the extraordinary tale of the writer who thinks Bob Dylan’s his dad. Plus … Never Mind The Quality, Feel the Length (long things that only work because they’re long – eg the Irishman, the Dead’s Dark Star, Lawrence Of Arabia). And… what items of girls’ clothing is Alex wearing this week?

The Madness doc …
https://www.bt.com/tv/documentary/madness-before-we-was-we-channel-amc-date-music-band-history-trailer

Bob Dylan Knew My Mother: Sam Sussman’s piece in Harpers …
https://harpers.org/archive/2021/05/the-silent-type-on-possibly-being-bob-dylans-son/

Word In Your Ear is back and in the great outdoors, tickets here …
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-word-in-the-park-a-summer-afternoon-of-socially-distanced-storytelling-tickets-152091141699

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