Never close the door on your past. Celebrate teenage achievements.

Simon Mckay was 15 years old when he started his punk fanzine Eccentric Sleevenotes with his mate, Stephen. It was Tyneside’s answer to Sniffing Glue.

Simon stopped interviewing bands and started his own, Said Liquidator. I first met him when I interviewed him for Newcastle’s Evening Chronicle back in 1989.

We became friends and Said Liquidator came to visit me when I lived and studied in Hull. In fact here’s a photo taken on that visit back in spring 1991.

Said Liquidator

Can you spot the poet?

Now Simon presents a weekly post punk radio show, has produced an online archive of Eccentric Sleevenotes and he hangs out with Fenella Fielding. They also present radio shows together and have an on air chemistry that is a delight to hear.

Check out Simon’s website and Fenella’s