About

CanveyWell, where else would you expect me to be? Sleez, The Referee and The Captain, on the sea wall near the Lobster Smack, Canvey Island, 2005

Does the place look familiar?

The Real Down By The Jetty

I’m Keith Shackleton. I am a Yorkshireman who lives inĀ New Zealand. I’ve also got an occasional reviewing gig as a contributor to Kevin Bronson’sĀ Buzz Bands blog. Follow me on Twitter for regular music updates and other ramblings.

My #20EverythingSongs

Here’s the list from a Twitter move to catalogue twenty songs from my life which mean the most. Just as impossible and impermanent as any other list I might make. But..

  1. The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)
  2. The Kinks – Picture Book
  3. Lulu – Oh Me Oh My
  4. Rudy Mills – John Jones
  5. Mott the Hoople – Sea Diver
  6. Wizzard – See My Baby Jive
  7. Roxy Music – Street Life
  8. Van Morrison – Cyprus Avenue
  9. The Clash – Janie Jones
  10. Elvis Costello – Watching the Detectives
  11. John Martyn – Small Hours
  12. The Human League – Sound of the Crowd
  13. ABC – All of my Heart
  14. The Smiths – Handsome Devil
  15. The Blue Nile – Heatwave
  16. Inner City – Paradise
  17. Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring
  18. Radiohead – The Bends
  19. Catatonia – Road Rage
  20. The Cribs – Ancient History

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