Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fuzzy Thoughts From A Drug Head

Firstly, if you didn’t catch my interview on The Guardian Music website, you can find it here: As you can imagine, that has resulted in far more visitors to the site than normal and allowing them to catch up is one of the reasons I haven’t posted anything new for the past few days. […]

Daily Playlist 31/05/2012

All Queued Up – Deaf School Song Of The Water – Hector Zazou Sunflower – Low Pink Elephants – Mick Harvey Silver or Lead – Mariachi El Bronx I’ve Not Found A Girl – Al Green The Days Of Pearly Spencer – Marc Almond Next Time (He’s Mine) – Cath Carroll One Mechanic Town – […]

Clapton Is Cod (Cod Reggae, Cod Blues – you name it)

I had managed to push the loathsome, vacuous blackhole that is Eric Clapton to the furthest recesses of my brain untilĀ  I was sat at a viewing of the recent Scorcese film about George Harrison and then, suddenly, without any advisory warnings before the film, there he was. onscreen, spewing his vile,odorous presence over the […]

Daily Playlist 25/05/2012

This House Is Not For Sale – Ryan Adams Brand New You’re Retro – Tricky After Six – Scritti Politti If I Can Just Get Through Tonight – Dion * God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) – Randy Newman Imidiwan Winakalin – Tinariwen Truth, Rest Your Head – Gene In My Place – Coldplay […]

Avaricious Thoughts From An Impoverished Mind

          I was paying my weekly visit to the local Oxfam record store (currently searching for Scott Walker and Lesley Duncan LPs) when I was distracted by the glass case in which they put their rare records. I saw one of my own collection there (the very first Fairport Convention record […]

Daily Playlist 23/05/2012

Amsterdam – Jacques Brel Sound and Vision – David Bowie My Beautiful Sinking Ship – Devics Transgressions – Denim You Trip Me Up – Jesus and Mary Chain Calling It Quits – Aimee Mann Don’t Let me Be Misunderstood – Nina Simone House Of Cards – Radiohead Justice Aversion – Smog Deadly Rhymes – Roxanne […]

Late Night Thoughts From A Heartbroken Soul (or How Joni Saved Me Part 1)

          I was twenty years old, a student at the Sorbonne, when Michele and Joni saved my life. The first major love of my life had left me and I was heartbroken, inconsolable. I wasn’t eating or sleeping – I was fading away and felt life was not worth living. A […]

Daily Playlist 21/05/2012

If You Need – Marc Almond Flow like A River – The Gutter Twins Sleepwalk Capsules – At The Drive In Arcarsenal – At The Drive In President Gas – The Psychedelic Furs Washing Powder – Pete and The Pirates SXRT – Bloc Party Assouf – Tinariwen My Only Vice – Cockney Rebel I Was […]

Marine Girls – On My Mind

        Although I have purloined many of my father’s records, one of the joys of returning home to Paris is seeing what else I can discover in his treasure trove of forgotten artefacts. One such foray provided me with a cassette by a band called Marine Girls which in turn led me […]

Daily Playlist 18/05/2012

The Lady Came From Baltimore – Scott Walker Crash – Asian Dub Foundation Lesson No. 1 – Glenn Branca La Javanaise – Serge Gainsbourg No Lucifer – British Sea Power Respectable – Nellie McKay Graffiti – Maximo Park Condemned To Rock ‘N’ Roll – Manic Street Preachers Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields I’m In […]

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