RAVENCLAW: “To some people life is very simple. They decide this is good, that is bad, this is wrong, that’s right. There’s no right and wrong, no good and bad. No shadings and grays, all blacks and whites. Now others of us find that good, bad, right, wrong are many-sided, complex things. We try to see every side but the more we see, the less sure we are.” –Curt Siodmak (John Talbot: The Wolf Man)

anonymous asked:

Margaret of Anjou, was she a blonde or a brunette?

Hahahaha, we have no idea.

No, seriously, we have no idea.

The sources are completely useless on this point, and while a few images of Margaret survive, most of them are either hyper-stylized or do not reveal her hair colour. For instance, we have this utterly gorgeous one from early in her marriage to Henry VI.

British Library MS Royal 15 E VI, folio 2v, known as the Talbot Shrewsbury Book. Most likely produced between 1444 and 1445 in Paris, and presented to Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI as a wedding gift.

Here, Margaret is depicted as a redhead. One could make the argument for blonde or strawberry blonde since manuscript images vary considerably depending on what access to pigments the artist had. But given that the book was commissioned by John Talbot, who had met Margaret in person during the marriage negotiations in 1444 and gave her the book in 1445, he may well have been able to provide the artist with an accurate description of her.

That being said, it’s a book meant to commemorate Margaret and Henry’s marriage, so it could just as easily be a pair of stylized, conventional images of a king and queen that bear little to no resemblance to any objective reality.

We also have a few images of Margaret from later in her life, including during her period of exile from England between 1461 and 1471. During this period, Margaret stayed in Burgundy, in France, and in her father’s duchy of Anjou, and we have some surviving records of seals and metal plaques bearing her image, although obviously none of these give us any indication of what colour her hair was.

There are several surviving manuscript images from this period as well, all from the same text: Le Temple de Bocace by Georges Chastellain, aka George Chastellain’s self-insert Boccaccio fanfiction, which I’ve written about in detail in an article that came out last year (available here, but it’s paywalled; contact me directly if you’re interested in reading it but can’t access it).

British Library MS Harley 4402, f. 25. This is a manuscript containing a variety of texts by Chastellain and other contemporary Burgundian authors that at least initially belonged to the Lalaing family in Burgundy.

Bibliothèque Nationale Français, MS fr. 1226. This stunningly gorgeous manuscript belonged to the richest man in Bruges, Louis de la Gruuthuse

All of them depict Margaret with her hair covered, as would be appropriate for a queen in her position, but they do also show her dressed at the height of Burgundian fashion despite being surrounded by dead people.

Who am I kidding? This is Margaret of Anjou. Of course she would stand in a room full of zombies and look fabulous. Also this text is on complete crack and everyone should read it.

Further confusing the issue is a letter from the Milanese ambassador in England to Duchess Bianca Maria Sforza in 1458, where Margaret is described as follows:

The Englishman told me that the queen is a most handsome woman, though somewhat dark and not so beautiful as your Serenity. He told me that his mistress is wise and charitable… He said that his queen had an income of 80,000 gold crowns. She has a most handsome boy, six years old. The following noblemen serve her: the Dukes of Somerset (…stre), York, Gloucester (Gozestre), Beaufort (bauforte), Clarence (Clarenza), (sen…re), Exeter (setre), Buckingham (borchaincay), Norfolk (noforcho) and Suffolk (soforcho). Their wives are at Court also, and when the wife of the Duke of Petro a Baylito, the king’s son and all the duchesses speak to the queen, they always go on their knees before her. She asked me when your Serenity was in the great hall at Milan what ladies were about you. I answered marchionesses and countesses; among others Madonna Antonia de Perora e Parmina. She asked who the ladies were. I told her that Madonna Antonia da Perora was Countess of Moltuni and Parmina and Marchioness of la Pieve da Cayré, and all the others were great ladies. I remarked that your Serenity has a splendid Court. I have mentioned these affairs of England because your Serenity delights in noble things.

From Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts Existing in the Archives and Collections of Milan, ed. Allen B. Hinds (London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1912), pp. 18-9.

“Somewhat dark and not so beautiful as your Serenity” is an amazingly loaded phrase and has been tripping historians up ever since.

Bianca Maria Visconti, painted by Bonifacio Bembo (c. 1460), painting in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.

“Somewhat dark,” in this context, therefore, may simply mean not very blonde, but historians and novelists have often taken this to mean that Margaret was a brunette. Much as is the case with Anne Boleyn less than a century later, we honestly have no idea. We do have a pretty good sense that Elizabeth Woodville, who reigned after Margaret, was a blonde, and that her daughter Elizabeth of York, was possibly the source of the famous Tudor red hair that marked out both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (although it is worth pointing out that, contrary to most modern depictions, Catherine of Aragon was actually strawberry blonde, c.f. this painting by Michael Sittow, c. 1500-05).

Which is all to say that, no, we have no idea what colour Margaret of Anjou’s hair was.

This post was written for the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the battle of Azincourt, also known by redcoats as the battle of Agincourt.
Here’s how the Hundred Years War ended. It’s not even the same phase of the Lancastrian war but who cares it didn’t last exactly a hundred years either.

Battle of Castillon, 17th July 1453


It was the last act of the war, and Charles VII of France had taken all English territories in France except for Calais and some Channel islands - which admittedly was probably due to a lack of trying on the French part for these ones. This all included Bordeaux, but unlike what you might expect the Bordelais were not too keen on that state of thing after more than three centuries of uninterrupted English rule, and thus they called on their former overlord for help.
As a response, said overlord Henry VI of England sent john Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and 3000 fighters to retake the city, which was achieved easily thanks to the compliance of the citizens. From this base of operation, much of Western Gascony came back under the Plantagenets’ kittied banner, to the great dismay of Charles VII who was just done reuniting the country. Plus it’s were wine comes from I think. He just couldn’t take the blow and surrendered.
Nah just kidding he sent his best guy to raze the town and every other that had surrendered to English rule.


English commander John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, knight of the Order of the Garter, aka the English Achilles. Captured in 1449, he was released on the promise of never wearing an armour in battle against the King of France again. It however didn’t stop him from keeping on fighting the guy, which he did, often, all the while being 66. Just without armor.

British army : between 6000 and 10000 rosbeefs.

French commander Jean Bureau, governor of the French archers, master of ordinance and master gunner of king Charles VII, receiver of Paris, treasurer of France and mayor of Bordeaux under French rule. Perfection in the process of corning and casting made his culverins all the more deadlier as he was already known as a methodical, mathematical mind and an imaginative technician - basically the guy you’d hate playing risk with, even if you win he’d probably just beat you to death with that stick.

French army : between 7000 and 10000 frogs.

Not the Battle Just Quite Yet

On the 8th of June John Talbot was amassing troops, including one of his own son, when whoever in charge in Bordeaux came to find him. Castillon was under siege not far from here, so he had to do his job and get killing.
Meanwhile in Castillon, Jean Bureau was laying some serious punishment on the city. He set up camp out of reach of the town’s walls, dug massive earthworks in zig-zag patterns that would have made Vauban proud and had his 300 cannons fire at will. Remembering previous events at the battle of Formigny some years earlier, when his guns were lost to an audacious English sally, he sent a small vanguard of archers in the woods nearby.
John Talbot left Bordeaux on the 16th of the same month and arrived by nightfall.

The Actual Thing

On the 17th, John Talbot met the French vanguard with a force of 1300 men-at-arms and mounted archers - he had outpaced the rest of his troops - and promptly fucked it up. At this point the fight had assuredly warned the French army of their presence, and Talbot knew this. He was confronted with two choices : either pressing his advantage and charging straight into the thick of it like a baller, or wait for reinforcement like a sane person. Deciding to stay true to himself -and seeing the cloud of dust coming from the East as a sign that the French were retreating- he and his men yelled a bit to get their blood pumping and marched on.
Little did they know that the cloud of dust was only caused by the sheer amount of camp followers leaving the French camp like as many elephants sensing a tsunami coming down on their stupid trunked face.
What followed was pretty stupid. With Talbot apparently refusing to call off the attack out of pride, and the English army only slowly catching up with its commander’s aggressive tactics, the Britons were torn apart with each cannon shot said to go through six of them. This only stopped when the Duke of Brittany and a thousand knights stomped over what was left of the offensive, and would have sent Talbot and his son running if not for the fact that both of them had been dead for quite some time, the old commander having had his horse shot from under him, pinning him down for a French archer to kill with an axe.


English casualties : 4000 dead, wounded or captured (40-66%)

French casualties : 100 dead or wounded (1-1.4%)

John Talbot dead, Henry VI mad and Charles VII on a roll led to the extinction of English rule in Southern France. Bordeaux surrendered after Jean bureau calmly told their ambassadors that he could raze the city in ten days if they continued sassing him. Angry nobles impoverished by these losses went on to be one of the factors leading to the War of the Roses, and other nobles in France would get hanged, quartered, and cut into small bits for forest critters to eat in a massive royal update on what “loyauté” means. At long last everything was right in Europe.
Except you know there was the fall of Constantinople but that’s no concern of mine.


We got the best ending we could have wished for, it was great.

Edith and Bertie FINALLY married:

Mary and Henry all happy and a baby on the way:

Rose and Atticus all happy with a baby girl:

Henry and Tom opening their business together:

Isobel and Dickie married and happy:

Tom flirting with Miss Edmunds and she catching the bouquet:

Thomas becoming the new butler at Downton:

Anna and Bates with their baby boy:

Everyone gets happy ending


Mason Proffit  "Wanted" 1970 US excellent Country Rock


Mason Proffit was a country-rock group from Chicago, featuring brothers Terry & John Talbot. They are probably most well known for their FM radio classic “Two Hangmen” from their first album, “Wanted”. It is featured here with it’s original album cover! Same with “Movin’ Toward Happiness”. Fans have been asking for these for years so here they are!…………..

“Hear the voice of change,” command the Talbot brothers at the opening of their debut album, and the song, “Voice of Change,” is both a political statement calling out to President Nixon’s “silent majority” and a statement of purpose from the band. Like their peers on the West Coast, the Midwestern Talbots attempt to merge the musical and social concerns of the folk-rock movement with elements of traditional country. But they are a bit more Western-styled than the Flying Burrito Brothers and less of a good-time outfit than Poco. Forging a connection between the hippie ethos and the Old West’s outlaw myth, they conjure up a portrait of long-haired cowboys riding across the plain. In “Two Hangmen,” the brothers alternate vocals (and stereo speakers) to tell the odd tale of an executioner who comes to doubt his profession and is sentenced to death for it, only to be spared by a second executioner, the two then hung to preserve the status quo. It’s a bizarre Western fable, to be sure, but one that illustrates the brothers’ sense that they are trying to invent a new society within the terms of the old and may have to pay for it. (Wanted!, after all, is a title that cuts at least two ways.) The music takes off from folk and country sources into progressive rock (“Sweet Lady Love” is even reminiscent of Creedence Clearwater Revival), the pedal steel guitar and fiddle augmented here and there by strings, while the brothers’ tenor harmonies give the group a distinctive vocal sound. Like many debut albums, this one is ambitious, both musically and thematically; Mason Proffit want to change musical tastes and political beliefs at the same time. Whether or not they succeed, they have crafted a good opening argument… William Ruhlmann …………….

Mason Proffit were an unknown country-rock band that released 5 good albums between 1969 to 1973. They originally formed out of the ashes of Sounds Unlimited, a hard edged Chicago garage band with a good sense of melody and song structure. Mason Proffit had strong elements of blue grass and folk in their sound but could also rock hard when the mood suited them. They were all excellent musicians and wrote poetic lyrics that occasionally reflected the times (war, protest, and religion).

Wanted was one of the first country-rock records, released off the Happy Tiger label (Dunwich) in 1969. Terry (guitar and vocals) and Johnny Talbot (guitar and vocals) were the foundation of Mason Proffit and often sang beautiful tenor harmonies. Wanted should really be up there with the country rock innovators but many feel that Mason Proffit lacked notoriety because their records were released off small independent labels. It’s an ambitious album to say the least and similar to latter period Byrd gems The Ballad of Easy Rider (1969) and Untitled (1970).

Two Hangmen is a folk-rock song that received lots a radio exposure back in the late 60’s and is now considered a folk-rock classic. It’s by far the most popular song on this record that has many more impressive moments throughout its 30 minutes plus running time. Some songs have sweeping orchestrations, such as the excellent country-rocker, You’ve Finally Found Your Love and a sensitive banjo ballad, Till The Sun’s Gone. Other tracks such as Voice of Change and Rectangle Picture are tuneful, quality songs that skillfully integrate political views and protest the current Vietnam War. A personal favorite is Sweet Lady Love, a pounding bayou rocker with pedal steel guitar and a great acid fuzz solo towards the end. It almost sounds like a great lost Creedence Clearwater Revival track and justifies purchasing this album alone.

For many years Wanted was unavailable but in 2006 the Water record label gave this great album a new lease on life. Mason Proffit would go on to make 4 other fine records though Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (1971) is often quoted as their masterpiece. ………….by Jason Nardelli……..

Brothers John and Terry Talbot were founding members of Chicago’s Sounds Unlimited. When that band called it quits in 1969 as Mason Proffit the two continued their musical partnership with bassist Tim Ayres, keyboard player Rick Durett, drummer Art Nash and guitarist Ron Schuetter.

The band were quickly signed to the Chicago based Happy Tiger label. Interestingly, anyone expecting to hear Sounds Unlimited-styled garage rock was in for a major surprise with the release of their debut “Wanted Mason Proffit”. Co-produced by Bill Traut and Terry Talbot, the collection found the band introducing a then cutting edge blend of country and rock moves. Exemplified by songs like ‘Walk On Down the Road’ and 'It’s All Right’, the collection was full of killer tunes that should have made bands like The Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Poco turn green with envy. Moreover on tracks like 'Voice of Change’ and 'A Rectangle Picture’ these guys managed to churn out some of the most impassioned and thought provoking political and social commentary that you’ve never heard. Sure, occasionally it was a little too country for my tastes ('Stewball’ and the bluegrass instrumental 'Johnny’s Tune’), but there was enough rock and oddball stuff here to warrant the investment - check out the bizarre lyric on 'Two Hangmen’. Elsewhere I’m still not sure how a CCR-styled track like 'Sweet Lady Love’ (with a classic fuzz guitar solo) missed becoming a major hit. …by….   RDTEN1 ………

“Mason Proffit deserves much more than a poorly engineered re-issue of a wonderfully diverse and groundbreaking long player. From a listener’s point of view, it sounds as if Wounded Records simply took the tape used for pressing the record and transferred it to disc. As I said, not what the Talbot brothers deserve. After 4 hours of work, I was able to get the sound to a listenable level through Sony Sound Forge technology. Unfortunately, this should have been done by Wounded Records. At least now I can enjoy the richness of the music and message of Mason Proffit that Wounded Bird should have provided in the first place.”…by…Donald Jones……….

This album served as a cornerstone for more than one musical genre. Recorded in 1969, it was a first for the Talbot brothers Terry and John Michael (15 years old at the time) who went on to be trail blazers of Contemporary Christian Music. More directly, this album was hugely influential to the Eagles and others. There is a succinct musical connection that can be heard in the song “Two Hangmen” and the Eagles “Hotel California” recorded 9 years later. There is also a strong hint of the influence in “It’s All Right” with the Eagles “Take It Easy”. Today John Michael Talbot is a world reknown Franciscun Monk with over 40 devotional CDs to his credit. Terry went on to join Barry Mcguire as a Christian Folk duo, all worth a good listening.“….by….Jack Murphy ……

"If you already own the "Come & Gone” disc, and are hoping that these Wounded Bird reissues of “Wanted!” and “Movin’ Toward Happiness” will correct your sonic woes, sorry.
The tracks on this disc are a DIRECT CLONE of the tracks on One Way’s “Come & Gone” CD, issued 13 years ago at the time of this writing. That CD was a reissue of the LP of the same name, a double set issued in 1974 that feature the first two Mason Proffit albums. However, that CD was mastered from the LP master, which in turn, was a copy of a master, which in turn was mastered from copies of LP masters of the 2 albums which it contained. You do the math, we’re easily talking 5 or 6 generations of signal loss & tape hiss here.
It’s not that these albums were poorly recorded. Pull out your old (perhaps even beat-up) copies of them and even now you can hear a vibrancy in the mastering. Even if the tapes used for THOSE LPs were not in the best of shape today, a better mastering than what we have now would have been possible.
Another nit to pick: The “Come & Gone” CD, for all its faults, gave you 2 albums, for $13. Sound quality poor or otherwise, this is not much a loss in terms of investment. Here we have WB’s discs of each of these separate albums which cost over $30 combined. So, is having the original cover art worth spending the extra near $20?
On the “Movin’ Toward Happiness” disc, the compilers of the “Come & Gone” LP rearranged the track order on the second side of this album, and interrupted the segue of some tracks. WB simply cloned that CD, and reordered the songs as you or I would do with our PC without doing any actual editing whatsoever. They simply dumped the tracks into a CD burning program and re-ordered them, without actually EDITING at all. Transitions and segues just drop abruptly and the next song comes in with no gap whatsoever. The tracks were left as-is. The result is akin to the mix CDs you and I make.

Maybe one day, some overseas label will get it right, and you and I must decide if $40 a shot is worth it to get something of actual QUALITY. Can’t you buy any decent American-made product anymore?“…by…..AudioObscurica……

Mason Proffit is widely considered by obscure rock aficionados to be one of the best bands who never made it to the big time. Although they are mostly overlooked today, along with the Byrds, Michael Nesmith, and others, they helped to invent country-rock.

The band was formed in 1969 by members of the recently disbanded Sounds Unlimited, a tough Chicago garage band with a well-developed melodic sense. John and Terry Talbot were the main movers behind Sounds Unlimited and in Mason Proffit they took the vocal harmonies they had developed in Sounds Unlimited and went in a folk and country direction. They were among the first to combine the energy and instrumentation of rock with the subject matter and twang of country. Perhaps the reason they were not hailed as visionaries at the time is that their first three records came out on small labels and didn’t sell many copies. 1969’s Wanted! Mason Proffit and 1971’s Movin’ Toward Happiness were released by Happy Tiger and 1971’s Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream was released by Ampex. The band’s fortunes took a positive turn in 1972 when they were signed by Warner Bros. and released Rockfish Crossing. They used their Warner Bros. connection to tour with the Grateful Dead but it didn’t help them with the record buying public. In 1973 they released one last album, Bareback Rider, and then broke up. In 1974 Warner Bros. released a two-record set of Mason Proffit’s Happy Tiger recordings. This has been reissued on CD by One Way and is a great place to start if you want to discover the roots of country rock.

In the years after the breakup of Mason Proffit, the Talbot brothers shifted their attention to Christian music, recording albums for Warner Bros., Sparrow, and other labels. ~ Tim Sendra……………..

Listening to Mason Proffit’s first album is akin to a gentle ride on horseback across the open plains of the Western United States. You don’t need to close your eyes too tight to imagine the soft breeze whispering lullabies through the low lying brush of sage, chaparral and mesquite; the rich aroma from the natural vegetation dancing through the air … the euphoric sensation of the vast open land, the call of nature, the freedom of space … the distant mountains, in all of their purple majesty, marking the horizon and a land of promise … various breeds of hawk and eagle performing an aerial ballet to the tune of the wind and the beat of your heart, their cries a serenade for the lonely traveler. Wanted … Mason Proffit is American folk music with a healthy dose of country and a pinch of rock n’ roll, and it’s a marvelous soundtrack for a life out West or for a mental getaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

Never a big fan of country music, I approached this disc with a little apprehension. What was an old metal like me going to find of great relevance in a country rock album? Well, as it turns out, I found a lot of things compelling about Wanted … Mason Proffit. First off, the mellowed out rock and the rebellious country tones transposed my being from riding a desk chair in suburban Southern California to that of one riding that aforementioned horse across the countryside. The escapism of the music is fantastic and the warm tones took me back to when I was a kid watching Bonanza with my grandfather, a time when I thought it would be so cool to be a cowboy. However, it’s the social commentary infused in the lyrics that grabbed my attention the most, drew me deeper into the music, and made me lean back with a smile and a glimmer of greater understanding. Ultimately, it’s the combination of the loner cowboy turning his back on society due the strength of his personal beliefs and ideals that became way too attractive to dismiss, and the music of Mason Proffit took on a whole new meaning.
In a direct attack aimed at the corporate world, Mason Proffit penned the album opener, “Voice of Change.” Here it is, 1969 and the hippy movement has been in full swing for a few years, and Mason Proffit come out with a largely overlooked anthem that encapsulates many of the ideals of the entire generation. Looking for a world devoid of pollution created by big business, the suit and tie guy, the establishment, these country rockers took more of a punk rock stance that many of our modern, so-called hardcore maestros. On the initial spinning of this track, I found myself sitting, mouth agape as I heard this heavy strumming acoustic guitar accompanied by a mouth harp, but on subsequent listens, the sound became more natural and an integral part of the song. The whole band works in great unison on this tune, and apart from the striking chorus melody, the drum work provided by Art Nash is outstanding!

“A Rectangle Picture,” a song from the perspective of a kid drafted by the Army and sent to Vietnam, features some subtly chilling lyrics. Sung in a voice reminiscent of Roy Orbison, the vocal tone is dark while the music has an almost uplifting quality to it and would seemingly fit better in a jamboree setting. But getting past the cheerier vibe of the music and focusing solely on the lyrics, I can feel a weight of despair running this music. I love the way these guys use the symbolism of “a rectangle picture in an oval picture frame” to emphasize their feelings that the U.S. shouldn’t have been in Vietnam in the first place, as well as a more personal perspective of the drafted soldier sitting in a rice field feeling more out of place than ever before.

Not all of the songs on Wanted … Mason Proffit are socio/political in nature. “Sweet Lady Love” is simply about a guy working the river waterways and finding his love, and then settling down. Pretty straight forward, pretty simple … well, that’s until the protagonist of the tale kills a man and the two lovers have to live and love on the run. This tune, in particular, sounds an awful lot like Creedence Clearwater Revival, and it has one of the catchiest choruses on the album. The richness of the vocals are intoxicating while the heavily strummed guitars, textural slide work, and swampy bass lines create a warm and comfortable bed for the two lovers to lay their weary heads.

The standout track on the album, and the one that immediately made me stop to analyze the lyrics, is “Two Hangmen.” Man … this song is a stunner, bordering on epic! The song is a tale of, as the title indicates, two hangmen who actually turn out to be the heroes in this whole sordid affair. Rebels who started questioning the laws put in place by the government and who needed to be silenced by Uncle Sam. The symbolism throughout this tune is great and I love the parallel lines that they create, the hippies of the sixties in relation to the two hangmen, and how their free thinking was thought of as infectious and rebellious and unlawful, and how the two men eventually die as martyrs … like so many demonstrators at rallies who spoke out against the war in Vietnam. By the end of the song, the music is powered by the heavily strummed acoustic guitars as the two hangmen swing side by side from the hangman’s tree. Brilliant tune!

I wouldn’t say I’ve been fully converted to the ways of country music. I still don’t think that I can handle the depressing twang of straight country, but I also didn’t think that I’d ever drink straight bourbon and like it. So, for the time being, I’ll dip my big toe in the pond of country rock, stir it around a little before I dive head first into the deep end, y’know … wade through the kiddy pool until I learn how to swim with the big kids. Wanted … Mason Proffit has been a foot wetting process, and as I stand ankle deep in this vast pool of music, I stand with a big smile. The Kentucky-fried portions of the music didn’t annoy me and the poignant lyrics gave my mind something solid to chew on, and I’ve even gone as far as tracking down the bands follow up album, Movin’ Towards Happiness. In a time when the music world was getting three Creedence albums, the first two Led Zeppelin albums, Abbey Road, the first CSN album, The Stones’ Let It Bleed, and the first Santana album, (just to mention a few) it’s easy to see Mason Proffit getting overlooked. The great thing, though, is that the music is timeless and has the ability to touch the listener on several emotional levels. Best listened to while sitting alone next to an open campfire after a long days ride. - Pope JTE…………

*Tim Ayers - Bass
*Rick Durrett - Piano
*Johnny Frigo - Fiddle, Violin
*Art Nash - Drums
*Ron Schuetter - Guitar, Vocals
*Johnny Talbot - Banjo, Electric, Steel, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
*Terry Talbot - 12 String Acoustic, Electric Guitars, Jew’s-Harp, Percussion, Vocals
*Dave Chausow - Strings Direction


A1 Voice Of Change 2:51
A2 A Rectangle Picture 2:19
A3 You Finally Found Your Love 4:20
A4 Sweet Lady Love 3:50
A5 Stewball
Arranged By – John Talbot*, Terry Talbot
Written-By – Traditional
B1 Two Hangmen 4:58
B2 Buffalo 2:00
B3 Walk On Down The Road 2:54
B4 It’s All Right 2:30
B5 Till The Sun’s Gone Down 3:23
B6 Johnny’s Tune 1:15

John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, presents the Book of Romances (Shrewsbury Book) to Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England.  Miniature by the “Talbot Master” from the Shrewsbury Book, 1444-45.  British Library Royal MS 15 E vi, fol. 2v.

Young Turks Takeover on FBi Radio (30/01/2012)

Young Turks Takeover on FBi Radio (30/01/2012) by Young Turks

Mark from Middlesex Intro…

El Guincho - Novias Feat. Javiera Mena 
John Talabot - Destiny Feat. Pional 
The Dream - Nikki Part 2 
Robert Wyatt - Grass

Glasser performing in a hotel bathroom, recorded by Bullion 29.01.12 
Glasser - Home 
Glasser - T

Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard

(Rich Harrison Production) 
The Rayne - Didn’t You Know

Tortoise - Monica 
Common -Sweet 
Whitefield Brothers - The Serengeti 
TheShining - (Tell Me I’m)Wrong 
FlyLo - Melt!

Wake Up Call 
(accidently played a snippet of THESHINING - Hey You!) 
Tanlines - Brothers

Bullion Mix! 
Philboyd Studge’s Bullion Balls Intro 
Aksak Maboul - Saure Gurke 
Vikram Vikram - Mr Raja 
10CC - I Wanna Rule The World 
Kim Fowley - Searching For A Human In Tight Blue Jeans 
Green Man/Hello To Him Interlude 
Stockton’s Wing - Skidoo 
Yello Outro