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Zadok live, July 2011.

A lovely red photograph depicting a friend moment – thanks for coming down ! – credit and ta like hew : Helen Pearson
Zadok at Rocking Horse studios - Photo credit Helen Pearson

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Barn Rocked. Next stop, Clive Aid on Saturday 16 July….

Peter Devlin, newcastle progressive grunge-folk band Zadok's Keyboard fuzz face extraordinaire and ex church-organist, presents his special pants and keyboard combo to the crowd at Rock the Barn 2011.Al Roberts holds the crowd whilst Chris Minnis tunes up his guitar at a Zadok concert of prime progressive grunge-folk - or, if you like, Northern grunge-prog. Minnis holds his right arm aloft as Al drinks beer - Zadok live and dangerous on Wingate Grange farm.Hello there. Sorry, there was no picture of Franko on the stage, because he moves too fast. Thanks Bob Cooper for the photos! Rock the Barn was a class gig. Afterwards we lent O.P.E.N. a snare drum. Then we went and used our beer tokens, hung out by the PA at the bar and listened to Children of the Night and, brilliantly, Wayward Son. Excellent crack. Returning after going to find some water at a lonely faucet, I was heartened to find Franko already packing down the flysheet. Good campers are rare indeed these days, when you can simply download a pitch. I had been awakened at five in the morning by a young lady near the tent wondering allowed if she’d be allowed back in with a crate of beer. She was concerned about the long country road’s effect on her heels. We were fuzzy because of getting good and drunk in the field and cruising the large sound systems evident. Outfits were no problem. See you at Clive Aid – which should be more bruising but less ear melting than last time we played at Rocking Horse. For some berserk and inscrutable reason they’re claiming to be planning an open recording session based on ‘Do they Know it’s Christmas Time’, though maybe the joke’s on us. In any case, these gents are good and are opening a new recording studio just outside Durham City, which we salute and applaud. They have saved the day for us before upon our blowing up gear. So let’s play canny and see what’s cracking in Durham on 16th July. See you soon! Thanks for listening. CM

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Wrapped.

We did it. Nice. Now we wait. Next on the cards? Tomorrow: Live and dangerous at Beg, Steal and Borrow. I hear that Franko is branching out into some new stuff and has been making billboard posters appear around the rainier parts of town.

zadok poster for the UNit of JUdo EP featuring Franko MorganIf you’ve any pictures or video of us playing then by all means bung it over. If you have anything close to your heart that you’d really like featured in the next crock of Zadok video extravaganzas, then by all means bung them over. If you have any spare fragrance bottles that we can put all this perfume in, send them on the back of a postcard to the usual address and we’ll get all this stuff bottled up and on the market. It’s not too bad, like stewed blueberries or something. Flammable like. Watch this space, staccato left hand keyboard riff fans. Enjoy the festivities! CM

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Zadok hitting the studio for Proper.

zadok hitting the studio for proper. Progressive Grunge-folk ahoy!Well, we’ll soon be taking to the microphones properly, to tape the Unit of Judo saga properly, using drums, keyboards, fuzz bass, guitar and singing. Very chuffed that soon there will actually be some decent recordings of us doing our thing, so that you can listen to them in nicely mastered comfort – perhaps in the bath, or whilst riding shotgun in a friend’s jalopy. Will keep you posted ! This will be a lovely tideover to keep you smiling until Agitated Molecule/The Equestrian Wall of Death comes along to shred your knackers off. Bye! CM

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Unit of Judo ! and…The story of Unit of Judo….


A family sat at table to discuss the day's events and now the steps
they'd have to take. This leads to some unpleasant scenes regarding indiscretions that their middle son had made. They fortify the house, looted supplies and burn the staircase out, to save them from the storm. A plan was hatched despite the murderous fog of good old fashioned shotgun wedding fever rippling through the town. To tunnel into fortress through adjacent neighbour residence and to hunt the bridegroom down. But - Landlord cries out "Listed building - inner walls are sacrosanct - you must try underground!". Clearly your actions and their consequences have reached me! You crawled into a house of flies and made a scene! I'd have to take your family name and throw it in the snow. From here on in you will be known as 'Unit of Judo'.You crawled into a house of flies and made a scene! Stay away from mirrors and don't fall asleep!
Unit wakes up. Although quite unwell he prepares to make good on a
gentleman's bet! He walks to the depot and addresses the yard - saying "I'll be the last one alive of you". Yet there's a gloom on the town since his recent return. Steady as ever, Unit waits his turn. Our hero steps out on a glum constitutional, grimacing now as he walks past the well. Unit it's time you had left this place. There's no sense in your hanging around - the locals have taken offence at you and are digging a hole in the ground. If you speak they'll compare themselves unfavourably to you. That's not good news - and there's a spy in your house, my misguided old friend, who is set to sell out and deliver you. Safe for now - their hands are tied, but the second you set outside? Unit wake up there is much to do -and but two hours before the dawn!Just sufficient to settle your earthly affairs and show Langley Park who you are. Has breakfast and gathers a few treasured things. Writes to a daughter he's still never seen. Unit feels old as he poisons the water and is wringing wet hands as he walks from the well. "Safe for now, have cast the die - they're building toward the sky, but the water table's mine". Safe for now, your hands are tied. The second you step outside they'll set to on you the minute that you step outside! So long!
Unit's eyes snap wide open as the good Riley bounces along. We can't sleep on ceremony forever on the merchant 'Riley Morton!' The
Captain's eyes are too close together. The true name of this craft is
too long. It seems they'll be dining together, the poisoner and the
sea dog. Right on time! Up and over the side - to wave, not to drown in the boiling foam. He's holding the stone. It's safe now to go all to pieces, as the 'sea's seventh seal' comes unsewn! Unit has taken initiative with ingredients of his own - an Hallucino-soupstone. If THAT's true, and Unit over the side, we're all in for a ride in the
boiling foam, if he sank like a stone! Like any lopsided settlement,
this sets a dangerous precedent. The sands could pack us down like
sediment - a walk in wardrobe fossil record. A set dinner
Archeopterex! Aboard the great 'Riley Morton' there is a dread wave
rising. A bad moon to raise all boats. Painted up to look like meat
and thrown over the side, then climbing hand over hand on a knotted mercy line. In other words, murdered then saved in the nick of time!

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Unit of Judo Part 3: The Wreck of The Riley Morton

Unit’s eyes snap wide open as the good Riley bounces along. We can’t sleep on ceremony forever on the merchant ‘Riley Morton!’ The Captain’s eyes are too close together. The true name of this craft is too long. It seems they’ll be dining together, the poisoner and the sea dog.
Right on time! Up and over the side – to wave, not to drown in the boiling foam. He’s holding the stone. It’s safe now to go all to pieces, as the ‘sea’s seventh seal’ comes unsewn! Unit has taken initiative with ingredients of his own – an Hallucino-soupstone. If THAT’s true, and Unit over the side, we’re all in for a ride in the boiling foam, if he sank like a stone!
Like any lopsided settlement, this sets a dangerous precedent. The sands could pack us down like sediment – a walk in wardrobe fossil record. A set dinner Archeopterex! Painted up to look like meat and thrown over the side, then climbing hand over hand on a knotted mercy line. In other words, murdered then saved in the nick of time.
CM

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Unit of judo Video now uP!

A family sat at table to discuss the day’s events and now the steps they’d have to take. This leads to some unpleasant scenes regarding indiscretions that their middle son had made. They fortify the house, looted supplies and burn the staircase out, to save them from the storm. A plan was hatched despite the murderous fog of good old fashioned shotgun wedding fever rippling through the town. To tunnel into fortress through adjacent neighbour residence and to hunt the bridegroom down. But – Landlord cries out “Listed building – inner walls are sacrosanct – you must try underground!”. Clearly your actions and their consequences have reached me! You crawled into a house of flies and made a scene! I’d have to take your family name and throw it in the snow. From here on in you will be known as ‘Unit of Judo’.You crawled into a house of flies and made a scene! Stay away from mirrors and don’t fall asleep!

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