Landed on our feet when we discovered new beach bar bistro ‘Forty Fives’ in Playa D’en Bossa, Ibiza. Run by London DJ James and his wife Melanie, this place was a regular hotspot for our crew to refuel at lunch hour or grab some much-needed retreat from the sunshine. A great spot for a midday beer, wine, tasty lunch or just relax with a cool water and watch the world pass by. Occasionally, James could be heard spinning the discs of Bob Marley, Soul II Soul or some vintage acid jazz 45’s. With attentive and cheerful staff, a world-class chef, a great vegetarian Sunday roast and personnel service, you would be cheating yourself not to stop by Forty Fives if you are heading to Ibiza. Here is a few shots taken on our recent trip. Thank you to James, Mel & Co. See you soon..



The Wedding Present and Smiths 7″ singles

Back in 1992, the Wedding Present (Leeds) released a single (thats a 7″ vinyl record for those young enough not to know) every month for 12 months and not only got into the Top 30 each month but joined the likes of Elvis in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most top 30 hits in one year. A very clever marketing idea on Gedge’s part.

The 12 singles pictures here with some Smiths too are just a few in the record collection but as the band are on tour again and including these 12 songs in the setlist I thought it might make a good post.

Record collector 1992