It is perhaps fitting that, despite the warm sunshine of this week, that I’m covering a darker subject on World Goth Day, and thus, this playlist is one for the darkness than the daytime. But then, nightmares aren’t meant to be an enjoyable affair.
Back to Tuesday Tens after a bit of a break (an enforced one, really, after a busy period of work and other commitments), and I return this week to a post I’ve actually been thinking about for some years (and it will continue next week, too).
Just before Whitby, I’m trying to get a few posts in to catch-up a bit. First up, today, is this month’s Tracks, but also to follow will be Transmission: 008 and hopefully at least one review that I’ve had in the works for a while.
I’ve long used Google Timeline, as I’m curious about just how far I do travel, and totting up some numbers for 2018 so far – and by chance, today is the day 100 of the year – provided some eye-opening numbers, going on the fact that I haven’t really gone very far this year, so […]
As we finally sweep out of a long winter, with the days getting longer at last, and the shoots of new growth visible, a cautious optimism returns. Part of that is down to the anticipation of things to come – there’s lots of fun stuff happening this summer and into the autumn, a few changes […]
Eleven years on – to the day – from the very first Tuesday Ten, and very first Tracks of the Month (Tuesday Ten: 001), this is Tuesday Ten: 326. The Tuesday Ten series always takes a break for about six weeks during December and into January, so there have been 506 weeks where I could […]
In December, The Cure mark 40 years since the release of their first single, Killing An Arab (based, of course, on elements of L’Étranger (The Stranger) by Albert Camus). And this June, Robert Smith of The Cure is curating the line-up at (a frankly epic) Meltdown this summer for the 25th Anniversary of that festival, […]
The idea for this post actually came out some months ago, when I saw a post by a friend talking about an inspirational woman in music, and it got me thinking, after she agreed to take part in a then-nascent idea – could I ask other women I knew to do the same, to talk […]
At least for now, I’ve pulled forward the tracks of the month posts by a week to the last Tuesday of the Month from the first, as that suits my posting schedule a bit better at the moment (and it will also avoid posting over the Easter and Whitby weekends, too). The intention hasn’t changed, […]
This week, I’m turning my hand to the defence of self, or personal protection. This can manifest itself in physical or emotional forms, and can be good or bad for you – and indeed the aims can be very different indeed.
amodelofcontrol.com turned 14 yesterday, so today is the 5,115th day since the site started. Thanks to everyone who has supported the site in the meantime, and hopefully will do in the future, too, as I continue with writing here. Today, though, is Tuesday Ten: 321, and rather less carefree than last week.
I’ve said it before, but really, I can’t believe I haven’t covered this before. Dancing is such an important companion to music. It can be a joyful release, a form of protest, epoch-changing, style-leading, a celebration, a way of meeting or courting people, or even dealing with unimaginable horror. It has changed the world, it […]
The first Tracks of the Month of 2018, and really, we’re picking up where we left off before Christmas. Releases are being announced thick and fast at this time of year, as ever, and in the case of this month, it is something of a “catch up” of releases that I haven’t had the chance […]
This week, the tempo is high, the pedal is to the floor, and we’re speeding through ten songs. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, when dealing with the subject of speed, ambient songs and ballads barely get a look in, instead, this is one of the most rock-based Tens I’ve done in some considerable time.
There is something about the mythical “big city” that despite pretty much all advice to the contrary, keeps on pulling people in. Something of a land of opportunity, where there are jobs, there are things to do, perhaps even somewhere where you can “shed a skin” and be something you might not be able to […]
The first Tuesday Ten of 2018, and I’m starting quietly. Kinda. What is silence in musical terms? Silence is an absence of music, I guess. But wiki has a great description:
I’m nearing the end of the Tuesday Ten series for 2017 (it’ll be back in January 2018, of course), but before it takes a break and I’m rounding up the end of the year, there is just time for a couple more.
The final tracks of the month for this year, so this one is slightly longer than usual as I try and crowbar in as many songs as possible to clear the decks. That’s because we’re just weeks away from starting to round-up the year in music, and there’s been so much good stuff this year […]
Yes, it’s Wednesday, not Tuesday, and this features twelve songs. A day later than planned due to Whitby, of course, this is the very last look-back in my two-year series looking at 1996 and 1997. It has been an interesting delve into my musical past, and indeed has dredged up memories I’d long thought forgotten. […]
Despite the all-pervading influence that the internet has over our lives nowadays – pretty much any information we need, many purchases, interacting with Government at almost any level, not to mention almost any form of entertainment you can think of in some way or another – it is actually a little surprising that there aren’t […]