The recent announcement by Jibbering Records that they are once and for all going to close their doors has heralded the end of an era. Over the last god knows how many years the Jibbering has managed to confound Moseley residents with an array of music we’ve never heard of and South American hats. This innovative use of headwear in retail is a strategy that has been sadly shunned by the mainstream. Reasons for closure are shrouded in secrecy but is has been widely known that Jibbering Records have been fighting a bitter court case with carcinogenic action hero Mr T over breach of copyright. Mr T’s use of the term “Jibber Jabber” is one of the most closely guarded intellectual property rights in entertainment. The frivolous use of nearly half the term has been said to have sent the star into some sort of rage. Experts believed that Jibbering were fighting a losing battle as the case was entirely funded through Mr T’s massive gold reserves. Jibbering persisted with the lost cause as a point of principle in order to stand against, what they believed, was his bullying of people with mental health problems. We’ve been a staunch supporter of all the good work that Jibbering Records have done over the years. Obviously not with tangible help like money but on more than one occasion we have given practical help like directions. We’ll miss Jibbering Records and hope that other Moseley retailers recognise that there will shortly be a gap […]
Moseley security analysts were placed on high alert today after it came to light that the bulletheads of Kings Heath could have a bomb in a matter of weeks. It’s official guys; we’re on defcon 2! A leaked report from the highest echelons of the emergency joint committee of Moseley Society, Moseley Traders Society, Moseley CDT and Jibbering Records states, “… due to the discovery of… atomic… material… being readily available… the only conclusion that we can draw is that those dumb twats up the road want to nuke our park.” The Moseley Wardens have been stationed on twenty-four hour watch from classroom C5 of Queensbridge School to watch of signs of an imminent missile attack. Herr Oberfuhrer Kim Monaghan of the Moseley Wardens said, “We’ve figured that if there is a launch, we’ll be able to give the good people of Moseley an eight second warning before impact. This should be enough time to say, something along the lines of “Oh Fuck!” at least. It’s a worthwhile, but thankless task.” P.C. Borg of The First Woodbridge Road Truncheon was seen issuing anti-nuclear umbrellas whilst muttering, “Shiny, shiny, shiny…” A spokesbullethead for Kings Heath is quoted as saying, “… the whole thing is absolutely preposterous. We think the idea of us nuking Moseley Park and Pool is utterly bizarre. We’ve got two perfectly decent parks of our own and whilst we may not have an icehouse and some rare ducks, we’ve got the T.V. Garden from T.V.’s Gardener’s World. Beat […]
Yes indeed Happy Birthday to us. We have officially become two years old and to celebrate we are holding a very special birthday party at Moseley’s favourite club Breeze. On the 15th March everyone who is anyone will be there to witness Moseley’s finest DJ’s celebrating what can only be called a milestone in Interweb development. Tickets cost as little as £5 from Jibbering Records, Victoria Wines or Pat Kavanagh’s. If you’re scared of going into shops then you can get as many tickets as you want directly from us by phoning 07971 594924 and asking for Daz. On the night we will feature the varied talents of :- Sir Real (Spunky Town, House of God) Bigfoot (Superape, House of God) Jean-Paul (Eye on Moseley, Fathom) Phat Quim (Eye on Moseley, Mindspank) Titan (Fathom) Vince Simmons (Silver Dollar) Angelmikail (Jibbering Records) Some people have asked us how we can gather such an illustrious line-up together and present it to you for only five new pounds and to be honest we don’t really know, maybe we’re mental. Some of the proceeds will help us to improve the efficiency of Eye on Moseley whilst the rest will ensure the continuation of Moseley Town FC. So in real terms we are giving money back to the community. We look forward to meeting you all and hope you manage to get nearly as drunk as we all intend to. Thanks.
As the rumours stand, Jibbering Records is due to be shut down early this year and cast away to an evil unthought of land never to be visited again. However, Kings Heath just doesn’t deserve a new record shop at the moment, so it has been brought to our attention that it will be staying put for at least the rest of 2002. The Jibbering doors are staying firmly open and the Jibbering DJs are still playing your favourite haunts, so all is not lost for Moseley. The shop will continue to serve coffee and vinyl to the discerning Moseley record purchaser throughout the rest of this year. Dan Rafferty, co-founder of Jibbering Records, has told us: “Moseley has got a lot of musically minded people, it goes without saying that a record shop is a good idea. The shop is making money and business is good, but its not been enough to keep running the way we have been. Now the business has been scaled down and staff have had wages cut, things are ‘Hunky Dory’ for a while yet.” The talk of more high street shops in Moseley closing has no doubt got a few tongues wagging. Our spies at local craft groups tell us a number of ageing Moseleyites have been seen telling anyone who will listen that if it had been a W H Smiths it would have lasted for a thousand years ein reich, ein volk, ein W H Smiths! Also the Shambala festival will […]
It has been brought to our attention, by a reliable source that Moseley’s very own temple of music, Jibbering Records is likely to shut it’s doors for good at the end of this month. Being the only record shop in Moseley this could have dramatic implications for the musical health of B13 as a whole. The imminent demise of Jibbering seems to sum up the general attitiude to business in Moseley at the moment. For many years now the great and good of Moseley have concentrated on making a comprehensive list of the businesses they don’t want in Moseley whilst simultaneously forgetting to support those that already exist. At present there are eight unoccupied premises in down town Moseley and unless we begin to support those that are left this number is set to increase. The only growth area that Moseley has seen recently seems to be Estate Agents and lets not forget that all they are trying to do is flog Moseley to people who don’t live here. The only people who can halt this decline is us (Not Eye on Moseley but you lot). We can only do this by supporting those businesses that do exist as well as encouraging new businesses to open. We can only encourage businesses to open by not putting up ridiculous rules that mean only the large corporations have the money and time to pursue permission through the council and courts. In the short term though it’s going to be Christmas soon so […]
The notorious Labour MP Dr Lynne Jones recently baffled Moseley shoppers with her hard-line anti-war stance. The outspoken MP has courted controversy in Westminster by being one of only eleven Labour MP’s to vote against Prime Minister Blair’s carpet bombing of Afghanistan. Her attitude may have upset her London peers, but it struck a resonance with the crowds at the last farmers market, where she was seen to treat the crowds to a stirring rendition of Edwin Starr’s classic, “War (What is it good for?)”. Shoppers stood transfixed as she belted out her very own curious brand of soul. One local shopper, who wants to remain nameless so as not to incur the wrath of the local Labour party, told us, “She’s got a fair pair of lungs on her hasn’t she? For a socialist, I mean.” Indeed. Not to be outdone by their big city rival, local Labour councillors Andy Howell and Bryan Knott then wowed Moseley with a somewhat patchy duet of the Frankie Goes To Hollywood standard, “Relax”. The concept of promoting popular support through song has not been lost on the other political parties. Annual Moseley visitor, Ken Hardman, is thought to be in the middle of rehearsals for his very own production of “Cabaret” in which it is believed he will once again reprise his impression of Liza Minelli. Erstwhile Liberal, Martin Mullaney, is following a different tack and his EP of Christmas Covers will be available in Jibbering records by mid-November. Whilst Eye on […]