Archive for the ‘The Angels (aka Angels city)’ Category

1/06/07 Australian rock’s bands and fans love Meltingpod and Meltingpod loves you !

Vendredi, juin 1st, 2007

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Thanks to the Angels my first supporters with my Angels French Connection aka Hamsteratomique and French Metallian, both webmasters for sites dedicated to the Angels and Doc Neeson (The Angels ex-singer), then AC/DC’s former lead singer Dave Evans who gave me a fantastic place to promote my podcasts on his myspace website and recently thanks to Ben who manages AC/DC Back in Black, a French website devoted to AC/DC helped by Arnaud aka Bon Scott Rawpower (Bon Scott Ultimate Fan) who keeps alive Bon’s memory on a very nice page on myspace too : both welcome me friendly on their sites with a lot of links to my podcasts about the Bon Scott Celebration Concert or Dave Evans’ interview; Still a mention to Ben Popp who proposed many times to spread Meltingpod news on his webmagazine : Thanks for all these links and friendly attitude, so precious for Meltingpod’s life and presence on the internet.
Update June 4th : Hey I’m on the Tatts’ official website’s homepage too ! Thanks to the band and Herko ! Last news : Steve King left the band and Geordie Leach will play the bass again; good luck to both !

Meltingpod Connections :
News from the Bon Scott Celebration Concert : Buzz Bidstrup (the Angels) and Dave Evans on the Australian TV show !! (thanks Glenn for the link !) Read the review and watch the video-report clicking on the pics below :
Bon Scott’s statue will be paid and the foundation SAL (Support Act Limited) got a 50 000$ cheque to help musicians; bravo Buzz !!

4/05/07 Last night Meltingpod connected the Angels on the Gold Coast-Queensland !!

Vendredi, mai 4th, 2007

Last night, just before midnight still May 3rd I got a nice gift directly sent from Australia by one of my Meltingpod faithful listener and friend Grant (HI-NRG Studios and Discos) met on my Myspace /Meltingpod page ! Grant lives in one of the most beautiful place in Australia called the Gold Coast in Queensland and May 3rd he was lucky enough to see The Angels LIVE at Nerang !!! He took some pics with the boys specially for me, have a look :
“Devil Darrel” (Blue Tongue Management) and Buzz Bidstrup on stage !

And a short videoclip from my favorite drummer : nice pics’ quality but without the sound !!!!! Anyway I love it !!! Thanks Grant and Buzz !!

Meltingpod Connections :
If you want excitations with politics, go to MELTINGTALKS : I couldn’t resist to post a review before the French Presidential Elections next Sunday !!

#62 Meltingpod podcasts second anniversary !!

Vendredi, mars 9th, 2007

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Dave Evans, Aggravation (Marseille) and ISP (Valence); pics from their sites

Dave Evans (AC/DC’s former lead singer) sings for Meltingpod podcast second anniversary and I offer to you for that special event (and international day for the women !!) a flash back to the Saints Live in 2005 and a podcast recorded live a few weeks ago with a bunch of local punk rock bands (Les Sweet Children, I.S.P., Aggravation) who gave (with Menpenti and the Hatepinks soon here again) a concert to support our famous club “La Machine à Coudre” (the sewing machine) at Marseille ! Enjoy the ambience, like usual wet (imagine !) crazy and loud !
At the end a special dedication from Bertrand Lenotre one of the first French podcasters with me at the beginning of the year 2005 : we just were 5 or 6 at that period in France and I was the first female podcaster, YEAH !!

Meltingpod Connections :
Cool to be in The Angels’ new website’s homepage with such nice words !

Nice to be in the same time in No Exit, Doc Neeson’s friends’ new website ! thanks to you both ! The Bon Scott Celebration Concert’s website is giving the first live pics (N. Bailey) on line ! Two at random : Dave and Buzz !
It miss the sooouuunnnnddd !!!…:)
Update March 12th :

Thanks to for this review in their cool French webmagazine !!
Update March 25th :
a new (low-fi quality!!) video but with the Angels on stage !!

#61 Bon Scott Celebration Concert backstages with the Party Boys (AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Status Quo…) and more !

Jeudi, mars 1st, 2007

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70’s pics : Mark Evans and Dave Evans (AC/DC era), Kevin Borich

Today is Meltingpod blog second anniversary and I invite you backstages at the Bon Scott Celebration Concert where musicians and fans met at Fremantle-Western Australia to celebrate three days long Bon Scott’s life and music. Buzz Bidstrup, the event’s organizer and The Angels ‘drummer, plays also in a band called the Party Boys.
I called Buzz the Saturday night just before the Party Boys’rehearsal and he introduced me to his friends around : Mark Evans (AC/DC’s bassist - Bon Scott’s era), Alan Lancaster (Status Quo’s former bassist) Dave Evans (AC/DC’s original singer) Kevin Borich and Mick Cocks (Rose Tattoo’s former guitarist)…a funny phone conversation ! The Sunday during the concert I called Clair singer in a girl band, the Sure-Fire Midnights (one the four young rock bands invited to share the stage), very excited just after their performance in the afternoon. Later in the night after 7 hours music with ten bands playing in front of over 10 000 people, I called Darrel, the Angels’ tour manager and we shared the last seconds of the music on stage…the Scottish bagpipes !!

Meltingpod Connections
Update March 3rd :
The concert area (SFM ph);the crowd in front of the stage (K.Borich ph)
Update March 5th :

Dave Evans (AC/DC’s original singer) gave me a great place in his myspace website and the connection is made with Scotland through Glenn Robertson’s website CRABSODYINBLUE dedicated to Bon Scott and AC/DC ! The Sure-Fire Midnights gave the podcast’s link in their myspace blog too.Thanks to you all !
Update March 7th :
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll: Thanks to Glenn for the link to this (bad but hey !) video recorded at the end of the concert !

#60 Bon Scott Celebration Concert at Perth : interview with Buzz Bidstrup (short version)

Lundi, février 19th, 2007

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      Caress my chest ! (ph : ?)…singing and smiling ! (pic from video)

Today is AC/DC’s singer Bon Scott’s death anniversary and I propose to you my last interview with Buzz Bidstrup (the Angels‘ drummer) in a shorter and lighter version (20 mn instead 35 mn for those of you who have never enough time to listen to my long podcasts !); Buzz is organizing this week at Fremante near Perth-Western Australia where Bon Scott is buried a big event with concerts (from 23th to 25th) to raise money and erect a statue for Bon. AC/DC’s ex-members, famous Australian rock bands, young bands, friends and fans are expected to celebrate Bon’s music and life.
Buzz speaks about that event’s organization and shares some memories about his personal relation with Bon.
BTW : I prefer personally the long version…but you have the choice now !

Meltingpod Connections : Update February 21th
Yeah ! Meltingpod has a good place today in the Word Podcast Forum’s homepage as “Featured Podcast” !! Thanks to the team !
Update February 26th : Meltingpod in home page this week on PODEMUS a French podcasts website : thanks to promote a French podcaster who speaks in English !!…:)

#59 The Bon Scott Celebration Concert at Perth managed by Buzz Bidstrup, the Angels’ drummer ! (podcast long version)

Lundi, février 12th, 2007

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Bon Scott joking, smiling, having fun with the music (pics from videos)

AC/DC’s singer Bon Scott and Buzz Bidtrup The Angels ‘drummer met each other many times between 1971 and 1979 at Adelaïde, London, Sydney.
Their both bands were signed by Albert Productions and they used to share the same recording studio for many years. During an interview for Meltingpod, Buzz told us his memories from AC/DC and Bon, a musician he “adores”. Six months ago people from Fremantle, a town near Perth Western Australia, where Bon Scott spent a big part of his youth from 9 until 21, where a part of his family is still living and where he is buried now after a tragic death in 1980 February 19 th at London, asked Buzz to help them to honour Bon Scott, raising the money to erect the first statue ever built for a rocker in Australia.
Buzz is organizing for that goal, February 25th, The Bon Scott Celebration Concert with a lot of famous rock bands who are coming from all around Australia like Rose Tattoo, the Angels, the Party Boys including AC/DC’s ex-members : the singer Dave Evans and the bassist Mark Evans, a girls band : The Sure-Fire Midnights, a kids band : the Flairz, old friends or young bands inspiring by Bon and AC/DC…Buzz gives us all details of that event which is planned in fact during three days from the 23th to the 25th.
BTW : The extra money will be given to a foundation to help young rock bands with health or financial issues.
The musical extracts to illustrate Buzz’s talk about Bon and AC/DC come from some Live videos I found on Youtube under the tags : Bon Scott + the title of the songs (Walk all over you, Riff Raff, TNT, Whole Lotta Rosie, Live Wire, Jailbreak, Problem Child) Bon Scott + Fraternity (Seasons of change).

Meltingpod Connections : Update 02/15
If you want to watch how Bon Scott and AC/DC were loved in France, look at this great video sent by some of AC/DC ’s fantastic fans who don’t stop to share every days their passion on Youtube; Bon was not “Shot down in flames” after singing that very funny song live in Paris, it was a French triumph we can already share in his eyes without the sound : Woaow !


There is too a cool interview with Angus Young telling how he started in the band with his brother and how he met Bon Scott the first time; Angus speaks with the hands and the arms like a true Italian…interesting !
More infos with the fans here : in French AC/DC Back in Black with good stories and all the lyrics, in English Bon Scott Club and Crabsody in Blue.
For the fun a special version of “Walk all over you Live in Paris” and then with my friends from American Heartbreak during their last show in Europe 2002 “Sin City Live in Belgium”! One video more ?…I can’t stop, I’m a Bon Scott-AC/DC’s hard fan now…Jailbreak in 74 !!

#57 The Angels from Australia at least playing the song Marseille at Marseille : first step ?

Lundi, janvier 15th, 2007

PODCAST N°100 if I add the 43 shows edited on Meltingtalks !
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Venus Fly Trap one girl band and below on stage, Darrel visiting Marseille’s harbour, Fredovitch one man band on stage, Darrel at work in Marseille !

Nice surprise to start the new year : The Angelsband from Australia sent their tour manager Darrel Baird (who was for a few days in the UK) to Marseille to visit me !! I organized for him a meeting with the city hall of Marseille and we contacted some show promoters together to see how it could be possible to bring back concretely the Angels to Europe after 25 years break and for singing at least the song Marseille at Marseille (I played it at the end of this show and I started with Take a long line).
I recorded an interview with Darrel from the first moments of his arrival and during the last night we spent at a punk rock concert at “la machine à coudre” (the Sewing machine). Opening that night organized by Relax and Co : The Venus Fly Trap one girl band from Lyon (center-East of France), then Fredovitch one man band from Bordeaux (South-West of France). In such a wild, crazy and noisy ambience Darrel told me many times how he found that Marseille ROCKS !! And now, How ya goin mate ?

Meltingpod Connections Update 01/18 :
A pic from Venus Fly Trap for my friend Dave !!! click on the others pics to watch Pirlouiiiit-LiveInMarseille’ s short videos !! I love them both a lot !

Update 01/20
Venus Fly Trap chose Meltingpod’s pics for her profile on her MYSPACE website and plays my podcast N°1 on her playlist : yeah ! I appreciate !
It gave me the idea to add songs on my MYSPACE/MELTINGPOD : check it !

WARNING : Next collaboration with Pirlouiiiit - LiveInMarseille : I will do the podcast (downloading soon here) for his live photos exhibition at Lollipop Music Store starting February 7th 6:30 pm in Marseille; you could watch 50 of his pics from the musicians who played in Marseille during the whole year 2006 and listen to their music, walking in the gallery with your mp3 player in the pocket and the headphones on the head !! Cool project, no ?

Update 01/24
A great interview on my other podcast MELTINGTALKS (in French) with gay people at the New Cancan, THE gay club in Marseille : funny and serious subjects in an very sexy ambience…standing behind bars with nice boys !!

#53 : Rock around the Angels at Perth

Mardi, octobre 17th, 2006

I invite you today at Perth Western Australia with Steve Tallis, John McNair and David Minder, three musicians who found my little space page among millions others by magic or coincidence…very quickly the connection was very strong and I wanted to share with you their music around an interview I did with Buzz Bidstrup from the Angels in March 2006 (at the same period than with Rick Brewster ; sorry for the delay but I have hours and hours of recording on the table not still edited; a real pain); this time we spoke about Buzz’ involvement in Jimmy Little Foundation to reduce the aborigines’ health issues in Australia which stay unfortunately still topical and about his debut as drummer in a band at 14.
Next step : Uluru 2007 ! Maybe the first challenge for Meltingworlds ?

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   Jimmy Little and Buzz Bidstrup (Buzz’s pic from Grant in Oct 06)

a cool image sent by my Angels French Connection : thanks to Christophe !

Meltingpod Connection : If you want to know more about me I propose to you to go to Michel Lecour’s blog and listen to the live interview he did with me last week. We spoke one hour long about podcasting, Meltingpod, Meltingtalks and Meltingworlds.

12/08/06 My Angels from Australia !!

Samedi, août 12th, 2006

A very nice suprise today coming from Australia : The Angels introduce Meltingpod and my interviews with them directly on their homepage and give me the first place on their biography page !!! Champagne is cold ! Come quick !

Update August 17th : I’m back home !
Some little mistakes ran in the links, here it’s OK now :
03/19/06 : Rick’s interview
12/05/05 : John’s interview
11/14/05 : Buzz’s second interview
09/07/05 : Buzz’s first interview with Chris’ short appearance

Some nice contributions from the Angels to my podcast :
03/08/06 : They sang the song “Marseille” on the phone for my Podcast First anniversary !!
07/05/05 : The Angels sent me a pic wearing the Marseilles ’shirt I mailed to Buzz !!
03/29/05 : John’s e-mailed me the story about Marseilles’ lyrics
03/20/05 : My first true podcast called Take me away to Marseille and Buzz’s first e-mail and appearance on my blog…:)

Meltingpod Connections :
For the Angels’ fans, good links from others Angels’ fans :
in France, my Angels’ French Connection with Christophe and the Angels from Down Under + Hamster and his blog Out of the Blue,
in San Francisco, my friend Michael Butler with his Rock and Roll Geek Show who did two interviews last year with Rick Brewster and Doc Neeson.

6/04/06 Black halos around the angels

Jeudi, avril 6th, 2006

The Black Halos are touring Europe right now, dont’ miss them ! I spoke with Billy Hopeless the singer at his arrival one month ago to Manny’s house and I plan to see them live next Sunday in Nice, the only date in South of France !! I give you an extract of our conversation (the rest could fall under iTunes’censorship…:) but you can already see some pictures of their show taken by my friend Lars in Sweden.
I played Three sheets to the wind, Third world USA and Studio suffering from their last album “Alive without control”.
Update about Buzz Bidstrup (The Angelsband)’s true interview (I cut some details to make a joke for April 1st)…for” the woman show”!!

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Billy, Billy and Adam Becvare, Buzz (pics from the bands’ websites)

Meltingpod Connections :
Update 8/04 : hey, “My French deputy” Frederic Dutoit loves the Rolling Stones and wrote on his blog he is ready to help me doing an interview with Mick Jagger for Meltingpod ! I told you the National Assembly rocks ! In le Havre, the politicians prefer the Beatles !
Update 7/04 : A lot of funny and serious photos about the demonstration anti-CPE in Marseille April 4th on MELTINGTALKS

19/03/06 Conversation with the Angels

Dimanche, mars 19th, 2006

The Angelsband were touring Australia-Queensland these last days and I was with them through Buzz Bidstrup (the Angels’ drummer) ’s cell phone : I did an interview “backstage” with Rick Brewster, the terribly talentuous Angels’s lead guitarist who never left the band…with a very strong faith in that band (as famous as AC/DC in Australia and in the US) he spoke about his musical evolution during 30 years.
The Angels started in 1976 with the Brewster’s brothers Rick and John (lead guitar and guitar), Doc Neeson on lead vocals, Buzz Bidstrup on drums, Chris Bailey on bass : I played “I ain’t the one” recorded live at Thirsty ear festival in 1980 with this line-up, “Dogs are talking” and “Let the night roll on” released in “Beyond Salvation” in 1990 with Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Bob Spencer on guitar, Brent Eccles on drums, Jim Hilbun on bass. Now in 2006, the Angelsband are still touring with the original members back again (Rick with Buzz and Chris but without Doc, John playing guitar and singing the lead vocals) : you can find the song I played “Face the day” in their last album recorded live in Sydney in 2004 and released in 2005.

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Rick Brewster playing guitar, Rick with Doc (pics from DVD “the Angels from all angles”), the crowd enjoying “Marseille” during the Angels’concert at Narara (Australia) in 1983, my Swedish friend Lars Wallin sending a Meltingpod ID from his didgeridoo (click on the pic to watch the video) !!

      Meltingpod Connections : pics sent today March 20 th by Lars
It’s a true nice Meltingpod connection : Lars Wallin saw the Black Halos touring Europe in Goteborg-Sweden and met my friend Adam Becvare, the Black Halos‘ guitarist now, born in Brisbane-Australia (a town near the places where I did the phone interviews with the Angels in this podcast !!).

8/03/06 Meltingpod podcast already one year !!

Mercredi, mars 8th, 2006

My podcast first anniversary, I never thought in March 8th 2005 I would record more than one podcast; I tried one and the the addiction came ! Today is the number 40 !! with a lot of friends and listeners who never stopped to give me their support one year long : Thank you, really…some of you are fantastic, a comment posted after each show…so nice !
In this show you will listen to the Black Halos (Broken), the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs (Satisfy, Motor City Rock and Roll and Shauna) and the Angels (”Be with you” and “Marseilles” live in the car as dedication for the Anniversary !!!), my very first song played on the podcast N°1 : Bebe Clandestine ( E stupido), nice audio comments sent for the anniversary by friends and podcasters : Michael Butler and the Rock and Roll Geek Show, Bertrand Lenotre with le podcasteur, Luc Saint-Elie in video, Saskia with Saskianation, Pierre Journel with le podcast de la Cabane au Canada and a lot of ID recorded for a year with musicians and people from around the world…enjoy the sound, the music, the different languages and Meltingpod with Annie from Marseille !

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Doc Neeson from the Angels singing Marseille in “costume” at Narara (Australia) in 83, my friend Michael Butler recording a podcast for his Rock and roll geek show from San Francisco (webcam’s pic), my friend Luc St Elie in video (click to watch on the pic) telling his hard experience helping me from Paris to build Meltingpod’s website one year ago and Doc again (pics from Angels’DVD) !

Meltingpod Connections :
What would I do without Cyrille of Inter-Flou ? he wrote to the world for days Meltingpod is in NETIZEN N°2 (THE monthly French blogs magazine) and I only bought it today : hey ! half a page N°57, nice, thanks Netizen !!
Today March 9 th I was invited to talk about DADVSI on Radio Grenouille, the best radio in Marseille : the entire show “Cocotte musique” 1h30 long will be broadcasted Sunday March 12th at 11:30 AM (88.8 FM).
The true website who talks about DADVSI :
A new show on MELTINGTALKS about Eurocircle’s projects and networks.