Letter to The Wire, July 2008

In his article on Max Eastley (The Wire 291), Clive Bell speculates that Eastley’s piece “Hail Bop” is so named because of its “harmless licks of jazz trumpet”. He seems unaware that the title of the track is a pun on the Hale-Bopp comet, which would account for its inclusion on an album entitled The Time of the Ancient Astronaut.