The Nice Rooms: Music, film, cult tv.
THE BACK ROOM @ THE NICE ROOMS WEBZINE:
THE STORY SO FAR:
The Nice Rooms, inspired in part by the fanzines of the late '70s and early '80s, started out as a platform to showcase my love of music, film and cult tv. I had been juggling around with the idea of a webzine of sorts for a couple of years before it all eventually got off the ground back in 2013. I only planned to run things for a year, after which time, I thought, my motivation and enthusiasm would just naturally burn up and fade away.
Not so. Nearly 5 years on and The Nice Rooms appears to be going from strength to strength!
The title of the site: "The Nice Rooms" is thanks in no small part to an excellent English teacher from my schooldays who insisted that her pupils (me included) should never, ever use the adjective "Nice". She despised the word and made us think more creatively when putting a sentence together. It's an offbeat way of me paying my belated respects to her.
It costs me to run the site but in truth, every hobby I've ever had has too and I have never made a single penny from any of them. The Nice Rooms does not actively chase hits and nor does it pay for any either. I want the site to simply highlight the talent that, in my opinion, rises above and beyond the dross that's spewed out to the masses by the corporate entities every day and night of the week.
Thanks for viewing.
Gary Radice / Feb 2018
04th August 2013 Site debuts on the Net
04th August 2013 to 11th October 2015 The Burning Leaves (Rm1)
04th August 2013 to 22nd August 2013 - Diane Worland's Coney Island (Rm3)
04th August 2013 to 15th September 2013 - Gary Radice's The Imagineers of Main Street (Rm4)
05th August 2013 to 31st August 2013 - Nonsensical Child's Wild Eye Journey (S1)
05th August 2013 to 31st August 2013 - J.D. Burke's King and King to Be (Read Rm)
05th August 2013 to 12th September 2013 Signified (Cellar)
09th August 2013 to 05th September 2013 - Lisa Stone's Entrance and Foyer (S2)
18th August 2013 to 10th November 2013 Graeme Cassidy's Theme Park Days (Ret Rm)
23rd August 2013 to 21st January 2014 Fraser Grant's Directing Butterfly (Rm3)
31st August 2013 to 11th October 2013 Michele Botticelli's Black (S1)
31st August 2013 to 17th November 2013 John Wardley's Creating my own Nemesis (Read Rm)
05th September 2013 to 11th October 2013 Silvio c.de paula's Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills (S2)
12th September 2013 to 11th October 2013 The Temps (Cellar)
15th September 2013 to 11th October 2013 Gary Radice's "Canon Dick Cartmell & The Pleasure Beach" (Rm4)
12th October 2013 to 07th November 2013 Nonsensical Child's The Green Ray (S2)
12th October 2013 to 18th October 2013 Gary Radice's BITSofBRITAIN (Rm4)
12th October 2013 to 22nd November 2013 Bark Bark Disco (The Cellar)
12th October 2013 to 09th November 2013 Mesmoland's The Wild Mouse (S1)
08th November 2013 to 17th November 2013 Bekonscot's Driver's Eye View (S1)
09th November 2013 to 17th November 2013 Kerotana's BBC video / Charlie Brooker on Oliver Postgate (S2)
10th November 2013: Introduction of Screening Room 3 (S3)
10th November 2013 to 29th November 2013 Nonsensical Child's Road Trip (S2)
10th November 2013: Retro Room Closed Down
16th November 2013 to - Gary Radice's Before the I-Pad (Reopened The Retro Room)
17th November 2013 to 29th November 2013 Laura Harrington's Invisible Art (S1)
17th November 2013 to 1st March 2014 Sean Stewart's Judy Street / What (S3)
22ndNovember 2013 to 29th December 2013 Accolade (Cellar)
29th November 2013 to 28th December 2013 Laura Harrington's Invisible Art (S2)
29th November 2013 to 29th December 2013 Sex Pistols Channel's Sex Pistols: Huddersfield 1977 (S1)
30th November 2013: The Retro Room renamed The Other Room
09th December 2013: The Reading Room removed for a short period.
09th December 2013: Facebook Button added to About Page.
28th December 2013 to 08th February 2014 Edgar Mueller's The Crevasse - Making of 3D Street Art (R2)
29th December 2013 to 25th February 2014 Kaleida (Cellar)
29th December 2013 to 30th January 2014 Dawny TV and The Hughes Family's Blackpool 1968 (S1)
11th January 2014: About / Contact page name changed to "About"
11th January 2014 to 26th January 2014 Classic Film Trailer: Walkabout (BFI)
12th January 2014 to 26th February 2014 Gary Radice's The Imagineers of Main Street (R6)
12th January 2014: The Other Room renamed The Retro Room and Before the I-Pad title removed
18th January 2014: The Reading Room reopened
18th January 2014 to 11th February 2014 J.D. Burke's "King and King To Be" (RR)
24th January 2014 to 08th February 2014 The Nonsensical Child's Der Nersh (S2)
26th January 2014 to 06th February 2014 Classic Film Trailer: "Melody" aka "S.W.A.L.K.
30th January 2014 to 08th February 2014 davidjellis' Mieders Alpine Coaster (With No Brakes) (S1)
06th February 2014 to 13th February 2014 Classic Film Trailer: Control
08th February 2014 to 01st March 2014 Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers' cover of "Band on the Run" by Wings (S1)
08th February 2014 to 17th March 2014 Christopher Rice's Cups Tap Dance (S2)
08th February 2014 About..and Finally page renamed to About.
08th February 2014 Classic Film Trailer for a classic film renamed to Cult Film Trailer.
11th February 2014 to 11th April 2014 Juliette Gregson's "The North Pier Blackpool" (RR)
12th February 2014 - 1st Feb 2015 Craig Makes A Meal Of It @ The Nice Rooms - Feb Edition (New Blog)
13th February 2014 to 26th February 2014 Cult Film Trailer: The Harder They Come
14th February 2014: The Magic Eye Cafe is made the home to the Blog "Craig Makes A Meal Of It"
25th February 2014 to 05th April 2014 The Mountains (Cellar)
26th February 2014 to 29th March 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Local Hero
01st March 2014 to 12th April 2014 Suzanne Vega: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (SR1)
01st March 2014 to 12th April 2014 Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers' cover of "Band on the Run" by Wings (S3)
07th March 2014 to 1st Feb 2015 Craig Makes A Meal Of It @ The Nice Rooms - March Edition
12th March 2014 to 29th March 2014 Cult Film Trailer: The Last Picture Show
14th March 2014 to 12th April 2014 Northern Soul from This England Granada TV Series (S2)
29th March 2014 to 1st Feb 2015 Craig Makes A Meal Of It @ The Nice Rooms - April Edition
29th March 2014 to 27th April 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Breaking Away
05th April 2014 to 18th May 2014 Stone Foundation (Cellar)
11th April 2014 to 27th April 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Dark Star
12th April 2014 to 17th May 2014 Vangelis: Beautiful Planet Earth HD (S1)
12th April 2014 to 17th May 2014 Matthew's Southern Comfort: Woodstock (S3)
12th April 2014 to 30th April 2014 Mesmoland's The Noah's Ark Attraction/ Blackpool Pleasure Beach (S2)
27th April 2014 to 25th May 2014 Cult Film Trailer: The Man Who Fell To Earth
01st May 2014 to 17th May 2014 Suzanne Vega: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (S2)
05th May 2014: Site given an overhaul and new look
05th May 2014: Reading Room removed.
05th May 2014: Room 8 Added
07th May 2014: The Nice Rooms Tag Line changed to Music. Film. Cult TV.
17th May 2014 to 7th June 2014 The Nonsensical Child's Scanner (S1)
17th May 2014 to 1st June 2014 Kate Bush: Eider Falls At Lake Tahoe (S2)
17th May 2014 to - Steve & Sue Smith's Steel Stella (S3)
18th May 2014: Screening Room 4 added
18th May 2014 to 8th June 2014 Dr Feelgood in Concert 1975 / Kursaal (S4)
18th May 2014: The Cellar removed
20th May 2014 - 1st Feb 2015 Craig Makes A Meal Of It @ The Nice Rooms - May Edition
20th May 2014: Added Feb, Mar and Apr Jukebox pages to Craig Makes A Meal Of It
22nd May 2014: Site given a further overhaul
25th May 2014 to 16th June 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Big Trouble In Little China
01st June 2014 to - 8th June 2014 Mario Viñuela : El Color De Las Cosas (S2)
07th June 2014 to - Holiday Cine Film Butlins Bognor Regis 1961 (SR4)
07th June 2014 to 20th June 2014 "CUPS" Tap Dance: Anna Kendrick (S1)
08th June 2014 Synching of site for mobiles
08th June 2014 to 20th June 2014 Silvio c.de paula's Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills (S2)
14th June 2014 to - BITSofBRITAIN Stand alone article
16th June 2014 to 18th July 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Repo Man
20th June 2014 - Screening Rooms renamed to Cine By The Sea Screens 1 - 4
20th June 2014 to 28th July 2014 Blackpool 1968 (Courtesy of Dawny TV) (S1)
20th June 2014 to 26th July 2014 Southport:1960s / 70s (Adam Kearsley) (S2)
18th July 2014 to 2nd August 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Blow Up
23rd July 2014 - Site has a revamp
26th July 2014 to 14th August 2014 '60s Mods: A Day at The Seaside / Charles Murphy (S2)
28th July 2014 to - They Took Us To The Sea / NSPCC (S1)
01st August 2014: Premier Screen added
01st August 2014: Screening Rooms renamed to Screens 1 - 4
01st August 2014 to - Dreaming of Dreamland (Prem S)
09th August 2014 to - Ian Gardler: The Lawn Grower (R11)
13th August 2014 to 24th August 2014 Cult Film Trailer: Walkabout
14th August 2014 to 23rd August 2014 This is Brighton in 10 minutes (S2)
17th August 2014 Guestbook added for trial period.
18th August 2014 Facebook and Twitter buttons added.
23rd August 2014 to - Butlins Pwllhelli - Starcoast World (S2)
24th August 2014: Guestbook discontinued
24th August 2014: Cult Film Trailer discontinued.
25th August 2014: The Nice Stage introduced
25th August 2014 to 29th August 2014 The Springfields / Island of Dreams (Nice Stage)
29th August 2014 to - 12th September 2014 Daniel Padim / Waiting For You (Nice Stage)
3rd September 2014: Screen 5 (Home of Experimental Film) added
3rd September 2014 to 13th September 2014 Great Wall of mesmo (S5)
5th September 2014: Cine By The Sea dropped. Now 3 screens
5th September 2014 to 31st October 2014 Dreaming of Dreamland (S1)
5th September 2014 to 19th September 2014 Holiday Cine Film Butlins Bognor Regis 1961 (S2)
5th September 2014 to 28th September 2014 Great Wall of mesmo (S3)
12th September 2014 to 13th September 2014 Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama (Nice Stage)
13th September 2014 Nice Stage Discontinued and Revamp given to Contents Page - Now called The Front Page
19th September 2014 to 24th October 2014 Look at Life - Goodbye Picadilly (1967) (S2)
28th September 2014 to 25th January 2015 The Sex Pistols: Huddersfield (1977) (S3)
10th October 2014 to 1st Feb 2015 The Nice Shelves added to The Back Room
18th October 2014 - 1st Feb 2015 The Retro '70s Jukebox added to The Back Room
24th October 2014 to 10th Dec 2014 Old Liverpool Cinemas (S2)
31st October 2014 to 4th December 2014 Pioneers / The Hacienda"
4th December 2014 to 10th December 2014 The Showmen (S1)
10th December 2014 to 1st January 2015 The Showmen (S2)
10th December 2014 to 25th Jan 2015 Terrahawks: A Christmas Miracle (S1)
1st January 2015 to 25th January 2015 The Story of Blondie: An NME Retrospective (S1)
1st January 2015 to 25th January 2015 Slot Machine Age (S2)
25th January 2015 to 28th February 2015 Music Box Dancer: Frank Mills (S1)
25th January 2015 to 28th February 2015 That's Entertainment: The Jam (S2)
25th January 2015 to 28th February 2015 Fantastic Fish (S3)
31st January 2015: The Nice Rooms gets a Make Over adding The Music Rooms / The TV Rooms, etc
9th February 2015 - 8th March 2015 Jukebox '80 .
28th February 2015 to 1st May 2015 Twisted Wheel- The End (S3)
28th February 2015 to 11th April 2015 In Gear: Swinging London in the 60s (S2)
28th February 2015 to 11th April 2015 Kate Bush: Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe (S1)
11th April 2015 - Revamp of Pages and removal of Screening Rooms with S1-3 - replaced by The Nice Screen
11th April 2015 - Retro Room is now Retro Rooms
12th April 2015 - Rejig of Pages with articles split into more pages
18th April 2015 - Reading Rooms now The Blog Rooms
18th April 2015 - The Nice Stage gets its own page.
18th April 2015 - 24th April 2015 The Gone: Excited (Nice Stage)
27th April 2015 - Back Room added.
1st May 2015 to 23rd May 2015 Axons by The Great Mesmo (Nice Screen)
23rd May 2015 to - The Haçienda (Nice Screen)
24th May 2015 to 27th July 2015 Five Grand Stereo (Nice Stage)
20th June 2015 Introduction of the 32nd Room
21st June 2015 to 1st August 2015 A Skin Too Few - The Days Of Nick Drake (Nice Screen)
26th June 2015 - 4th October 2015 The 32nd Room
27th July to 13th September 2015 The Shakers (Nice Stage)
31st July: Music Room, Blog Room and TV Room deleted.
1st August 2015 to 27th September 2015 Butlins Bognor Regis in 1961 (Nice Screen)
13th September to 11th October 2015 Ellie Rose Smith (Nice Stage)
28th September 2015 to 16th October 2015 - Swinging Britain (Nice Screen)
11th October 2015 - All new articles will appear in Room 1 for 1 month as well as there respective rooms
11th October 2015 to 27th December 2015 Wicked Faith (Nice Stage)
15th October 2015 to 15th October 2015 Dreaming Of Dreamland (Nice Screen)
15th October 2015 to - 4th December 2015 Beautiful Planet Earth / Vangelis (The Nice Screen)
4th December 2015 - 5th December Sex Pistols at Ivanhoe's Huddersfield (The Nice Screen)
5th December 2015 to -24th January 2016 Look At Life / Coffee Bar
27th December 2015 to - Spares (The Nice Stage)
24th January 2016 to - Forgotten Cinemas (The Nice Screen)
27th March 2016: The Nice Stage is closed.
28th March 2016 to 30th April 2016 Liverpool A-Go-Go (The Nice Screen)
1st May 2016 to 11th June 2016 Scariest Ghost Train In The World (The Nice Screen)
26th May 2016 to - 14th September 2017 John Burke's World of Cinema / Film Review (R33)
11th June 2016 to - 10th August 2016 Swinging Britain (The Nice Screen)
10th August 2016 - 12th August 2016 Old Liverpool Cinemas (The Nice Screen)
12th August 2016: The Nice Screen 1 and 2 introduced.
12th August 2016 - 20th August 2016 Old Liverpool Cinemas (Nice Screen 1)
12th August 2016 to 23rd Sept 2016 Butlins Bognor Regis (Nice Screen 2)
20th August 2016 - 2nd November 2016 Pioneers: The Hacienda (Nice Screen 1)
23rd September to 18th October 2016 Northern Soul - This England (Nice Screen 2)
18th October 2016 to - 24th November 2016 Rungless Ladder (Nice Screen 2)
2nd November 2016 to -17th January 2017 London in 1927 & 2013 (Nice Screen 1)
24th November 2016 to - 17th January 2017 The Sex Pistols: Huddersfield 1977 (Nice Screen 2)
17th January to 30th April 2017 Sweet "All That Glitters" (Nice Screen 1)
17th January 2017 to 1st May 2017 POSERS - New Romantics in the Kings Road 1981 (Nice Screen 2)
7th March 2017: Contents now listed in The Stock Room. The Back Room advertises future articles
30th April 2017 to - 16th August 2017Under The Influence: 2 Tone Ska (Nice Screen 1)
1st May 2017 to - 12th August 2017 Newcastle - A Day In The City 1987 (Nice Screen 2)
12th August 2017 to - 13th September 2017 Dr Feelgood at Southend Kursaal in 1975 (Nice Screen 2)
16th August 2017 to - Liverpool Memories. Let's Go Down Town (Nice Screen 1)
13th September to - 23rd September 2017 That Sinking Feeling: Glasgow Locations Then & Now (Nice Screen 2)
27th September to - Old British Cinemas 2 / Entrance and Foyer (Nice Screen 1)
27th September 2017 to - 4th Feb 2018 Northern Soul / This England (Nice Screen 2)