Keeping to the shadows Von Goloka has spent a lifetime creating, collecting and absorbing music. That’s all music from all places in all times and that takes dedication. Emerging from the wasteland after the introduction and attempted enforcement of the 1986 public order act in the UK (where free assembly and listening to repetitive beats became a crime) The Duchess of York in formally northern and latterly not so much so Leeds offered sanctuary where every night was rock night. Happy days all too briefly over. The new century found VG living a simpler life far away from the cities content with raising awareness of how to combat an impending global climate catastrophe and source the essence of “it” (that rarest and hardest thing to grasp) in recorded music. This work continues to this day to hold out the promise of “being there” when the next wave breaks.
Geniuses on VG’s top shelf ; Anton Newcombe, The Cosmic Jokers, Herb Alpert and Bob Calvert.
Geniuses on stage: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Inner City Unit, Bon Scott.