The election of Donald Trump on what was, basically, an anti-immigrant/minority ticket has already begun to have a major impact on the lives of visitors and residents of the US, while it is becoming ever clearer that the “Brexit” vote to leave the EU in the UK was also around little more than immigration concerns (as just about everything else promised was either debunked or plain lies), with PM Theresa May apparently happy to risk an entire economy just to get the immigration restrictions she wants. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 285: Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home”
This has been a quiet year. Read more “Best of 2016: Gigs”
It was Crufts over the weekend, and I have a partner who is obsessed with Dalmatians. So what else to write about this week, but dogs…but I had to paws for a while to get enough songs (with thanks to Daisy and Alex for assisting there). Read more “Tuesday Ten: 226: Who Let The Dogs Out?”
First post in a while, yep, been really busy again. On schedule, mind, here is this month’s ten tracks you should hear. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 173: Tracks of the Month (April 2013)”
The first TT for a few weeks, and it is already back to my tracks of the month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 136: Tracks of the Month (July 2011)”
There has been so much good music this year – as well as a few stinkers, frankly, but let’s not dwell on those, at least for now – that for the first time ever in a year roundup I’ve stretched this one out to cover 25 songs, and I’ve still had to miss a couple of things out. Read more “2010 in review: Best Tracks”
This week: my usual weekly roundup of ten tracks worth hearing. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 096: Tracks of the Month (March 2010)”
The late Bill Hicks probably had it right when he espoused his views on the links between musicians and drugs.
You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. ‘Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years — rrreal fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few tunes.
And so I found, when I started casting around for suggestions for this list. It didn’t take long (with the assistance of Daisy and a few workmates) to have way over twenty suggestions for this list, and I suspect that I’ll pretty quickly get yet more that I may have missed. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 053: Drugs”
I’m still not sure how much I like the Leadmill as a gig venue. While the layout is great – a wide stage, and a good sound system that allows for just about everyone to see the gig – it never feels quite right. So it was a good thing that in the main, the bands were able to blow any thoughts of this away. Read more “Gogol Bordello – Live at the Leadmill Sheffield – 18-December 2007”
My girlfriend reckons I have done this a week early, but I doing this now anyway. So, here are the ten tracks that I want to ramble about for the past month… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 013: Tracks of the Month (July 2007)”