Monthly Archives: August 2012

Muse(ing) on Queen

          If you have had the misfortune to hear the new Muse single ‘Madness’, you will realise that Matt Bellend is trying to position his band as a 21st century Queen – but even more pompous and arrogant than their forebears. The song itself, (a hybrid of ‘I Want To Break […]

Daily Playlist 27/08/2012

Long Way To Go – Alice Cooper The Paris Match – The Style Council Left and Right In The Dark – Julian Casablancas Bravely Born – Mara Carlyle My Life Is An Accident – Six By Seven Full Moon Empty Heart – Belly Buckle – Tapes ‘n’ Tapes Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In […]

How We Know How We Listen (with apologies to The Thermals)

          My father told me an apocryphal story about Neil Young which I have never forgotten. He was making a recording on his ranch and had set up two enormous stadium size speakers equipped with stereo sound, one of which was in his house, the other in his barn. Neil then […]

Daily Playlist 18/08/2012

Runaway Man – Dion Mind Over Money – Turin Brakes The Prom Song – Bows Explode and Make Up – Sugar Chewing Gum – Annie My Only Vice – Cockney Rebel I Can’t Get Next To You – Al Green Suddenly Tennessee – Lee Hazlewood Roland – Interpol Winter – The Sound What If – […]

Once Smitten Twice High

          ‘Once’ is low budget ( shot for 130,000 euros), stars two musicians as opposed to actors (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova), was filmed in just 17 days, ┬áhas semi-improvised dialogue and a plot you could sketch out on the back of a postage stamp: in other words, a recipe for […]

Daily Playlist 3/08/2012

Hey (Disco) Joe – Wah Heat! Polegnala E Todora – Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/The Foxhunter’s Jig/Toss The Feathers – Fairport Convention Guymas Sonora – Beirut Walking the Cow – A Camp The Adultress – The Pretenders England – P J Harvey Where You Lead – Carole King […]

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