Darren Stockford http://www.darrenstockford.com Music, film, TV, conventions and some other stuff Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:40:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 17484886 Zealot through the looking glass: Gary Davidson on his Wildhearts book, writing and depression http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/zealot-through-the-looking-glass-gary-davidson-on-his-wildhearts-book-writing-and-depression/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/zealot-through-the-looking-glass-gary-davidson-on-his-wildhearts-book-writing-and-depression/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:08:58 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=8020 Author Gary Davidson sits down for a pint and a natter about the making of Zealot In Wonderland, his book about fandom, friendship, obsession and depression.

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Dimensions in rhyme: Russell T Davies and James Goss promote their book of ‘Time Lord verse’ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/dimensions-in-rhyme-russell-t-davies-and-james-goss-promote-their-book-of-time-lord-verse/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/dimensions-in-rhyme-russell-t-davies-and-james-goss-promote-their-book-of-time-lord-verse/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:45:52 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7971 Now We Are Six Hundred is a book of Doctor Who poetry by James Goss, with illustrations by Russell T Davies. The pair met fans at Foyles in London.

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King of the ringers: A review of the 18-inch Kong figure from Lanard http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/king-of-the-ringers-a-review-of-the-18-inch-kong-figure-from-lanard/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/king-of-the-ringers-a-review-of-the-18-inch-kong-figure-from-lanard/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:27:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7760 Eighth wonder or ape blunder? The legend of the biggest Kong figure yet inspires one man to set sail for his nearest branch of Smyths Toys...

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Zealous guy: Author takes a fan’s-eye view of The Wildhearts in new book Zealot In Wonderland http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/zealous-guy-author-takes-a-fans-eye-view-of-the-wildhearts-in-new-book-zealot-in-wonderland/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/zealous-guy-author-takes-a-fans-eye-view-of-the-wildhearts-in-new-book-zealot-in-wonderland/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:03:06 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7839 In this timely tome, Gary Davidson details a 20-year odyssey: from swapping a Metallica 12" for Mondo Akimbo A-Go-Go, to playing in Ginger's band. Kind of.

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Sign of the Time… Lord: A niche, accidental and very slow Doctor Who collection http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/sign-of-the-time-lord-a-niche-accidental-and-very-slow-doctor-who-collection/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/sign-of-the-time-lord-a-niche-accidental-and-very-slow-doctor-who-collection/#respond Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:56:49 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7916 Are all the incarnations of the Doctor accidentally immortalised on British street signs? Here's a game you can play to find out, though it'll take you bloomin' ages.

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Top secret clown business: Meeting Sid Haig at HorrorConUK, 13 May 2017 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/top-secret-clown-business-meeting-sid-haig-at-horrorconuk-13-may-2017/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/top-secret-clown-business-meeting-sid-haig-at-horrorconuk-13-may-2017/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 08:02:43 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7677 Sid Haig - Captain Spaulding in House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects - meets his British fans at Sheffield's third annual convention for horror hounds.

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Just doin’ it: Tommy Hale on touring, performing, friendship and the future http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/just-doin-it-tommy-hale-on-touring-performing-friendship-and-the-future/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/just-doin-it-tommy-hale-on-touring-performing-friendship-and-the-future/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 12:35:59 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7458 As Texan troubadour Tommy Hale tours the UK with his band the Magnificent Bastards, he heads to Hoxton for a heart-to-heart. Oh, and some pizza.

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Director’s cut: John Carpenter live in London and Brighton, Oct/Nov 2016 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/11/directors-cut-john-carpenter-live-in-london-and-brighton-octnov-2016/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/11/directors-cut-john-carpenter-live-in-london-and-brighton-octnov-2016/#respond Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:01:21 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7267 As the John Carpenter tour hits the south of England, the forecast is for heavy fog, covert aliens, a haunted car, blood and ice cream, and the coming of the Antichrist.

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The Gates of ‘Hello’! Meeting Fabio Frizzi and Catriona MacColl http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/10/the-gates-of-hello-meeting-fabio-frizzi-and-catriona-maccoll/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/10/the-gates-of-hello-meeting-fabio-frizzi-and-catriona-maccoll/#respond Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:24:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7230 Two days before Halloween, Catriona MacColl joins Fabio Frizzi at London's Union Chapel to celebrate Lucio Fulci's best-loved gothics.

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Signal to noise: A review of Transmissions From Oblivion by Last Great Dreamers http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/signal-to-noise-a-review-of-transmissions-from-oblivion-by-last-great-dreamers/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/signal-to-noise-a-review-of-transmissions-from-oblivion-by-last-great-dreamers/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:13:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7092 Two years after a nostalgia-fuelled comeback, Last Great Dreamers are looking to the future with a new 14-track album, Transmissions From Oblivion.

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