Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 12

“Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe is a bucolic place populated by gnomes and faeries, stocked with musky muskets and antiquated leather bound volumes in ancient tongues. A village green with a resident town crier (yours truly) shouting old news over the clopping cobbled streets. In other words, a column dedicated to recommendations from the peak of the … Continue reading Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 12

2017 End Of Year Review

2017 was a rather big year, wasn't it? The gathering of tribes which allowed for the creation and longevity of MOOF is something that arguably could only have been made possible in this epochal year. As we stagger out of the all-night party of the past twelve months and jump onto the buoyant lily pad … Continue reading 2017 End Of Year Review

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 10

“Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe is a bucolic place populated by gnomes and faeries, stocked with musky muskets and antiquated leather bound volumes in ancient tongues. A village green with a resident town crier (yours truly) shouting old news over the clopping cobbled streets. In other words, a column dedicated to recommendations from the peak of … Continue reading Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 10

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 9

Jack Hopkin opens the doors to the ever-curious "Curiosity Shoppe" for the ninth time, bringing you the best psychedelic music recommendations, from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, the Idle Race, and The Moles, to Turquoise, and The Beacon Street Union...

Green Seagull – (I Used To Dream In) Black And White

Words by Jack Hopkin I discovered pretty soon after I first laid ears on Green Seagull's new single that I, too, used to dream in black and white. Little did I realise that when my resident stork landed this lysergic faberge egg of a single on my lap that I'd fall so head over heels … Continue reading Green Seagull – (I Used To Dream In) Black And White

Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

I'm always particularly impressed by albums that seem to exist in a vacuum, that create their own unique and inimitable atmosphere. Even more impressive is when this is achieved with minimal studio trickery but rather through the instrumental talent of it's creators. This is the case with the new Lost Harbours album, 'Towers of Silence', … Continue reading Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 6

Jack Hopkin's sixth 'curiosity shoppe' column; in this edition he recommends the likes of Pearls Before Swine and Dr. John, The Night Tripper, to Neon Pearls and Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity...