Laugharne / Ponderosa
This Friday, April 13th I'll be at the excellent Laugharne Weekend in West Wales, at the Millenium Hall at 5pm.
I'll be doing a short reading then hosting a HSIN? themed panel with Gillian Gilbert & Stephen Morris from New Order and Richard Boon, erstwhile Buzzcocks manager, Rough Trade er...executive and the person behind Spiral Scratch, the record which more or less got things going.
Here's a clip of Stephen and Richard in conversation from 1983 (around 4.45) It's from the wonderful New Order Play At Home documentary. They are discussing the newly built Hacienda which Stephen calls the 'Ponderosa.'
The reason the camera is a little shaky is because the rest of New Order and their manager, Rob Gretton, are bouncing the car Richard and Stephen are sitting in out of view.
The whole documenatry is well worth watching, it's a fascinating insight into how much fun Factory had between Blue Monday and the Acid House-era Hacienda (which was fun too of course, but of a different kind)