Tuesday Ten: 278: Camden Town

About eighteen years ago, while I was still reading Geography at King’s College London, the subject of my dissertation proposal came up. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 278: Camden Town”

Tuesday Ten: 233: You’re So Vain

Narcissism: “the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s own attributes.”

Egotism: “the feeling or belief that you are better, more important, more talented, etc., than other people” Read more “Tuesday Ten: 233: You’re So Vain”

Countdown: 2014: Gigs

This year: 170 bands, 57 days-worth of gigs. Five festivals, three countries, eight cities/towns. From venues holding thousands to those holding tens. Due to personal issues and, frankly, being too damned busy for much of the year, I didn’t get to write about many of them aside from the festivals, so writing this list has really taxed the powers of my memory. Read more “Countdown: 2014: Gigs”

Tuesday Ten: 206: Lies

The subject of lies and deception, perhaps not unexpectedly, unleashed a torrent of potential songs for this week – even if I covered Betrayal a few years ago. Indeed there are so many songs that I could have featured that I could probably do a second ten sometime. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 206: Lies”

Tuesday Ten: 175: Science Fiction – Double Feature

Time again to delve into an area I’ve touched upon before, but in different ways. Back in the distant past I’ve looked at songs about space (Tuesday Ten: 079), and robots (Tuesday Ten: 063), but remarkably I’ve never looked in general at science-fiction in music. So, time to right the wrong, and go boldly beyond… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 175: Science Fiction – Double Feature”

Countdown: 2008: Gigs

So, for the last part of my run-down of my 2008 musical highlights, here are my top ten gigs of the year. When compiling the list, I realised I haven’t actually been to anywhere near as many gigs as I thought I had been this year. Still, only two (Ladytron and Ministry, since you ask) were actually really poor, so it’s not been a bad year. Read more “Countdown: 2008: Gigs”

Into the Pit: 065: Arnocorps – Live at Corporation Sheffield 11-July 2008

I first heard of Arnocorps a while back…I thought that this was a joke band that could never be funny. It turns out that I’ve been missing the fun. I had no real interest in the support bands, however – punk is not my scene whatsoever and so The Hyenas and The Dagobah 4 were not bands I’ll be covering. Read more “Into the Pit: 065: Arnocorps – Live at Corporation Sheffield 11-July 2008”