Monthly Archives: April 2012

Deranged Thoughts From A Drunken Soul

Just home from a night out with Bonnie Prince Billy and Trembling Bells. But my thoughts are with Alabama Shakes. How can anyone not see that they pissed over Jack White on Later last week? Not sure that’s the correct English expression but Brittany Howard is a star in the making whilst Jack White gives […]

To The Finland Station – Domino Theory

Home made paper sleeve printed by Islington Community Press? Check. Record stapled inside sleeve? Check. Full and transparent list of costs associated with record? Check. A statement eulogising the independent ethos? Check. Links for information on cooperatives and “Yankee Crimes”? Check. An address for the El Salvador Solidarity campaign? Check. A slagging off of national […]

Daily Playlist 30/04/2012

The Girls Want To Be With The Girls – Talking Heads Time Out From the World – Goldfrapp This Day – The Sleepy Jackson Give It Up – LCD Soundsystem These Are the Days – 10,000 Maniacs When the Light Appears, Boy – Cornershop Northern Star – Hole Ritz – Cockney Rebel Pretty People – […]

Mad Richard Discovered To Be Dull Dick

Unbelievably, in the early days of The Verve, Richard Ashcroft used to be referred to as Mad Richard; but to me he will always be a Dick. The first two Verve LPs attracted little but derision or non-interest from critics and public alike. They were tuneless and grating LPs with no charm or finesse and […]

Daily Playlist 25/04/2012

NITA – Young Marble Giants Tennessee – Manic Street Preachers I Will Survive – Cake Swordsman – GZA Get Into the Groove – Madonna Patins – CSS Diet – Au Pairs Little Wounds – Herman Dune Pacific Coast Highway – Sonic Youth Waiting for a Dream – Rufus Wainwright Oh the Night – Dion Love […]

Unknown Pleasures

I intend to use this section of my blog to introduce, or reacquaint, you with artists that seem to have slipped beneath the radar. I shall try to convince you that these are musicians worthy of your time and which particular tracks / LPs you should be listening to. Already in the pipeline are pieces […]

Daily Playlist 24/04/2012

20 Dollar – MIA Slings and Arrows – Michael Brecker Ride a White Horse – Goldfrapp Good for No-one – Herman Dune The Dancer – P J Harvey Naked Man – Randy Newman Hounds of Love – Kate Bush Three Romances Chord Doncado – Maria Schneider There’s Too Much Love – Belle and Sebastian Today […]

Weekend – Drumbeat for Baby

Whilst Young Marble Giants have rightly been lauded for their magnificent LP Colossal Youth (and if you are unfamiliar with that meisterwerk then the Lebanese militias are coming for you), the bands that formed in their wake have been unjustly overlooked. The Moxham brothers went on to form The Gist (and their music, a clear […]

Daily Playlist 23/04/2012

Waste It On – Silversun Pickups Jenny – Sleater-Kinney Helpless For Love – Annie It’s the Nighttime – Josh Rouse Jacob’s Ladder – Patrick Wolf High on Sunday 51 – Aimee Mann Elephant Gun – Beirut Big Stuff – Jarvis Cocker Taxi Bamako – Amadou and Mariam Modern Romance – Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tonight We […]

Random Thoughts From a Diseased Mind

I am developing a concept for a new Saturday night TV show. It’s going to be called ‘The Arse.’ Tom Jones, Jessie J, William* and the one no-one knows will sit in a row and watch a naked arse for two minutes, not able to see their face or hear their voice They will then […]

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