Tag Archives: Television

Taxi For Ms Corday, Please

          The Manic Street Preachers promised they would crash and burn after just one album. Unfortunately for us, they continue to make records with ever diminishing returns. Thus speaks someone who was an enormous fan of the band and, like any fan, continues to buy their product (for that is now […]

Life Versus Art, Christ Versus Warhol

                portrait of the artist as a young blogger   When I first started this website, I had fully intended to remain a shadowy figure, lurking in Stygian gloom, commenting obliquely on music that had moved me in some way. I would merely be known as the arty […]

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 18/06/2012

Why Are People Grudgeful – The Fall Lost In The Woods – Pete and the Pirates New Thing – Saint Etienne I Was Wrong – Badly Drawn Boy New York Is Killing Me – Gil Scott Heron Incubation – Joy Division Take Care – Big Star Dance To This – Roxanne Shante Funeral Tango – […]

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