Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

From Topographic Oceans to Dinosaurs - an update from Cobblers.

So, 2019 has been busy so far. I started the year thinking that I wouldn't have much going on, but here I am with at least three projects to tell you a little more about.

COMICS:

My next Commando adventure, entitled 'The Sunken Avenger', comes out on 16th May. It's set in the Pacific, during the Phillipines War, and is centred on a stand-off between a downed Japanese kamikaze pilot and the crew of a wrecked American fighter. As ever, it's not as simple as that, with betrayal, danger and deadly sharks! I have anotherdue for 2020 at the moment, slated for then as it is to coincide with a particular anniversary. There may be more in between! Watch this space!

Our Kickstarter campaign for BRAWLER has reached the halfway point. This started as a speculative what-if that turned into reality: what if something like 80s anthology Warrior were around today? And here it is, with new Amnesia Agents and Keiko Panda strips from me and new material from a wide array of established and new UK indie comics talent. Check out the details at Kickstarter! So much credit for the success of the pre-order and promotion goes to Steve Tanner, as it's found a home at his Time Bomb Comics.

RADIO:

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show continues to bring the best of the genre to the masses! Listen via the Radio Abbey website or the TuneIn app every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. This week's show devotes half of it to The Story of Genesis Part One!







Saturday, 13 April 2019

Radio Show Playlist 10th April 2019

Playlist 10th April:
1.   CAIRO – SAY
2.   CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – SCIENCE FICTION
3.   BLACK SABBATH – PARANOID
4.   THE MUTE GODS – ONE DAY
5.   ROTUNDA – 37 COM
6.   SUCKERPUNCH – BLUE PILL, RED PILL
7.   DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – BAGGAGE
8.   VIRGIL AND THE ACCELERATORS – SILVER GIVER
9.   ELBOW FEATURING RICHARD HAWLEY – THE FIX
10.   DAVID BOWIE – ZIGGY STARDUST
11.   ALICE COOPER – THE BALLAD OF DWIGHT FRY
12.   LYNYRD SKYNYRD – THE BALLAD OF CURTIS LEOW
13.   STEVE HOGARTH – FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
14.   THE DECEMBERISTS – THE RAKE’S SONG
15.   PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT – STING FEATURING JO LAWRY
16.   PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – ALL OUT
17.   COSMOGRAF – CUT THE CORN
18.   PETER GABRIEL – SOLSBURY HILL (ORCHESTRAL)
19.   CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – GO BY THE RIVER
20.   BIG BIG TRAIN – SWAN HUNTER
The Storyeller's Special with songs that have a narrative.
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BRAWLER!


1982. I was on my way home from delivering those free papers that everyone throws away, and I paused at a newsagent’s window. There it was: the first issue of Warrior, only 50p for six new action heroes!  I had to go back the following morning and grab it along with that week’s 2000AD. It was quite something – the first episodes of Marvelman, V for Vendetta and all those other action heroes. I had no idea who any of them were but finding out was the first step on a journey fondly remembered.
2018. Reminiscing about Warrior, I mocked up a cover of a hypothetical magazine that I called Brawler, a synonym for an action hero. What if, I pondered to my fellow comics creators, we pooled our talents to do something like this? What if a single anthology contained those comics that we were already creating? It was little more than a half-joke really, but suddenly we had a plan. Seven new action heroes. Some are established characters; some are brand new. Some are from established creators; some are from fresh talent. Time Bomb Comics as publisher was the natural choice for this creative explosion. Welcome to Brawler!


Featuring a new chapter of AMNESIA AGENTS by me and James Gray and the return of KEIKO PANDA by me and Mitz, BRAWLER features an array of telent from across the UK comics scene!

Take a look at the Kickstarter and judge for yourselves!


Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show 03/04/19

21st Century Prog (with 2 diversions into the past) playlist for tonight:
Wednesday 3rd April Playlist
Theme One – VDGG intro
1. An Eye For An Eye For An Eye – The Sea Within
2. Who Are You – The Von Hertzen Brothers
3. Leopards – Big Big Train
4. El Dorado ii: The Gold – Marillion
5. Sky Burial – Gazpacho
6. Construct / Obstruct – Lonely Robot
7. Themes – ABWH
8. Jeremy – Pearl Jam
9. The Road of Bones – IQ
10. Ice Pop – Isildur’s Bane & Steve Hogarth
11. Anisina – Pink Floyd
12. Harry Patch – Radiohead
13. Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead
14. Falling For Forever – Spock’s Beard
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