Happy 50th Birthday To Al

As a younger man from 1979 – 1984, Al was involved in writing for Kill Your Pet Puppy fanzine and contributing to several music papers and magazines. He was also involved in the Autonomy Centre in Wapping, the Centro Iberico in Harrow Road and managing the All The Madmen Record label. Added to all this he edited his own magazine ‘Encyclopaedia Of Ecstacy’. He was also involved in the Black Sheep Housing Co-Op, finding homes for renovation and rehabiting by members of the Co-Op, including several puppies and their friends.

Nowadays though Al is up in Scotland writing (again) for Kill Your Pet Puppy (online) and his own personal blog Green Galloway and getting involved in green politics and so forth.

Al also has a rather obsessive interest in eighteenth century Scottish history of which he writes rather a lot about!

Al’s birthday gives me an opportunity to upload the second (and best) Pink Floyd 7″ from 1967 which I have tried to think of a reason for putting up sometime since this site was thought about…great stuff on both sides.

Happy Birthday to Al, hope you enjoy the day way up in Dumfries. 


See Emily Play


  1. Jay Vee
    Jay Vee
    September 30, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Happy Birthday Al 🙂

  2. alistairliv
    September 30, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Thanks Penguin and Jay Vee – there is a video of the Floyd playing See Emily Play here

    And my keen interest in 18th century Scotland likely to get worse – hoping to turn work into a Ph.D. thesis – so could become Dr. AL (or Dr. Livingston I presume).

  3. Nic
    September 30, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Best wishes on your returns, Al…

  4. baron von zubb
    baron von zubb
    September 30, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Have a great day mate.
    A radical life like yours sounds like its has been a good en.
    Continue to enjoy

  5. Crass Dave
    Crass Dave
    September 30, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I prefer Bowie’s version on “Pinups” to the original.

  6. Jah Pork Pie
    Jah Pork Pie
    September 30, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Yeah, happy birthday fella… hope you’re having a good one and have the kind of year to come where you get to achieve all you set out to.

  7. mark m
    mark m
    October 1, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Many happy returns Al. Complete economic collapse for your birthday……You couldnt ask for more xx

  8. John No Last Name
    John No Last Name
    October 1, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Al,

  9. Tony Puppy
    Tony Puppy
    October 2, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Life begins at fifty.

    Happy birthday big fella, hope it went well.

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