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    “Nancy Spungen died 34 years ago today, I never knew that I had this individual photo of her, I only remember shooting her with Sid in Phil Lynott’s bathroom, that photo ran on the cover of the next week’s NME, they used to come to Anson Road quite often when we lived there, they were not what you would expect either, no showing off, no being totally out of it, they respected Philip a great deal and just came across as this sweet and highly delicate, yet volatile, couple. Philip enjoyed entertaining the Punks, especially Mick and Joe from the Clash, and the inimitable Cook and Jones, I remember fondly one night when he tried to teach Sid a little bit about Bass playing, but, most of all Sid and Nancy just loved coming over and watching the Elvis Presley Movies that Philip had on this big old Sony Video Recorder, once, we went to bed around 5am and they were still watching Elvis, when we got up the next day we saw that they had tidied up the living room before leaving, not your usual Sid and Nancy story, she was highly intelligent, a little difficult perhaps, but, she looked after Sid and her world revolved around him, who knows what happened that night, personally I don’t think it was murder, manslaughter perhaps, most likely the result of an accident during an argument. It devastated Sid and we all know what happened after that, the great late Lester Bangs put it this way…

    A young woman is dead. I don’t care. You probably don’t care. The police don’t care. The papers don’t care. The punks for the most part don’t care. The only people that care are (I suppose) her parents and (I’m almost certain) the boy accused of murdering her. I cared, and so did Philip…”

    Words and photo by Chalkie Davies.

    COMING SOON!!! .... 

    Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders new 7” single
    “You Might Be Through With The Past, But The Past Ain’t Through With You” b/w “Ruby Baby”

    Pat Todd is one of our favorite singer-songwriters EVER, so we’re very proud to be releasing a 7” single by him and his smokin’ band The Rankoutsiders. Coming hot on the heels of their new album “…there’s pretty things in Palookaville…” (on Hound Gawd! Records), our release features two exclusive non-LP tracks. “You Might Be Through With The Past…” is a blazing slice of Pat Todd wisdom delivered with fire, passion and wailing blues harp. The bluesy vibe continues on the flipside “Ruby Baby”, a cover of a rock & roll classic that’s been recorded countless times by legends such as Dion, Del Shannon, Ronnie Hawkins, The Beach Boys, and a shit-ton of others. Needless to say, Pat slams it out of the ballpark.

    The release date and pre-order details will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

    COMING SOON...

    Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders new 7” single
    “You Might Be Through With The Past, But The Past Ain’t Through With You” b/w “Ruby Baby”

    Pat Todd is one of our favorite singer-songwriters EVER, so we’re very proud to be releasing a 7” single by him and his smokin’ band The Rankoutsiders. Coming hot on the heels of their new album “…there’s pretty things in Palookaville…” (on Hound Gawd! Records), our release features two exclusive non-LP tracks. “You Might Be Through With The Past…” is a blazing slice of Pat Todd wisdom delivered with fire, passion and wailing blues harp. The bluesy vibe continues on the flipside “Ruby Baby”, a cover of a rock & roll classic that’s been recorded countless times by legends such as Dion, Del Shannon, Ronnie Hawkins, The Beach Boys, and a shit-ton of others. Needless to say, Pat slams it out of the ballpark.

    The release date and pre-order details will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

    The Hotel La More in Bisbee, Arizona (which is also called the Bisbee Inn) is a century-old building with some of the more unusual and interesting ghosts of this former Wild West mining town, tucked in the Mule Mountains only 12 miles north of the Mexican border. It’s a popular place for ghost hunts–no wonder, as there are numerous spirits who haunt this place.

  • The most famous ghost here is the ghost cat of Room 23, who is the spirit of a cat that was accidentally locked in a pantry after being shooed away by the inn’s owner. Now unable or unwilling to leave, it’s often seen outside the hotel as well, climbing ledges and sleeping in sunbeams. Room 23 is its favorite; sometimes, guests awaken in bed to the sensation of a cat curled up at their feet, or report hearing its ghostly purring or pitiful scratching at the door and window. 
  • Room 7 is home to an ethereal Lady in White, who brings the scents of lavender and lilacs with her as she makes her presence known in the room. 
  • In Room 11, a cowboy dressed in his getup is said to lurk in the bathroom, turning the faucets on in the middle of the night and even flushing the toilet. 
  • Room 15 is the favorite place of a lonely ghost who often spends the night curled up next to the living guest.
  • The spirit of a miner haunts the ground floor and the outside of Hotel La More–the ghost of a man who must have died in one of the many copper mines in and around Bisbee.