Walkin’ Man -The Very best of Seasick Steve

I am also a big fan of Seasick Steve and I would like to get this album when it is Released on 14th November 2011. The album is a career spanning compilation of Steve’s most beloved tracks taken from his impressive catalogue which now features three gold and one platinum selling album. The limited edition deluxe version also comes with a bonus DVD featuring Seasick live at Brixton’s 02 and the fantastic documentary “Bringing It All Back Home”. Here is the track-listing for the album

  • Dog House Boogie 
  • Cheap 
  • I Started out with Nothin’ 
  • Diddley Bo 
  • Thunderbird 
  • Happy Man 
  • Cut my Wings 
  • Treasures 
  • St Louis Slim 
  • 8 – Ball 
  • Don’t Know Why She Loves me but She Do 
  • Walkin’ Man 
  • You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks 
  • Fallen off a Rock 
  • The Banjo Song 
  • Never Go West 
  • My Donny 
  • Prospect Lane 
  • Xmas Prison Blues 
  • That’s All 
  • Dark

The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar

After having discovered them through a side advert on Facebook, I have been listening to the debut album by The Joy Formidable, entitled The Big Roar,  It’s all splendidly noisy, enthusiastic rocking stuff which reminds me a bit of Ride, Slowdive or The Pixies

The Joy Formidable are a trio of musicians from Wales, comprising of Ritzy Bryan on Vocals& guitar, Rhydian Dafydd on Vocals / bass and Matt Thomas on Drums. This Fantastic debut album starts with an Epic seven minute opener called The Everchanging Spectrum of a Lie and this  wall of sound continues throughout the album and Not one track is dull.

  • The Everchanging Spectrum of a Lie
  • The Magnifying Glass
  • I don’t want to see you like this
  • Austere
  • A Heavy Abacus
  • Whirring
  • Bouy
  • Maruyama
  • Cradle
  • Llaw=Wall
  • Chapter 2
  • The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade

Marie Curie born this day (7th November) 1867

World famous Polish–French physicist and chemist Marie Skłodowska Curie was born on this day 7th Novemer in 1867. She is best known  for her pioneering research in the field of radioactivity, and was also the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in both physics and chemistry. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris and In 1995 she became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Paris Panthéon.
 
She was born Maria Salomea Skłodowska in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, and lived there until the age of 24. Then In 1891, she followed her older sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work. She shared her 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie (and with Henri Becquerel). Her daughter Irène Joliot-Curie and son-in-law, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, would also share a Nobel Prize later on.

In 1911 She became the sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – the first woman ever to do so, and is the only woman to date to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.
 
Among her Her achievements are the theory of radioactivity (a term that she coined), She also developed techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and discovered two radioactive elements, polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world’s first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms, using radioactive isotopes. She also founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and Warsaw.
 
While an actively loyal French citizen, Skłodowska–Curie (as she styled herself) never lost her sense of Polish identity. She taught her daughters the Polish language and took them on numerous visits to Poland. She also named the first chemical element that she discovered “polonium” (1898) after her native country.

During World War I she became a member of the Committee for a Free Poland (Komitet Wolnej Polski) and In 1932, she founded a Radium Institute (now the Maria Skłodowska–Curie Institute of Oncology) in her home town, Warsaw. This was headed by her physician-sister Bronisława. Unfortunately Marie Curie died on 4th July 1934 of aplastic anemia, a condition which was undoubtedly brought on by her lifelong exposure to radiation.