Tuesday Ten: 207: Fetish

Actually inspired originally by seeing the godawful Akon’s Smack That a while back, this week’s Ten has been on the backburner for a few years, and a recent flash of inspiration – and the subsequent avalanche of additional suggestions as a result – has got me finishing it at last. So, we are this week looking at fetishes, the definition of which that appears on Google: “a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.”. Also, just to be clear, this list will include BDSM themes. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 207: Fetish”

2013 in Review: Best Albums

Part four of my 2013 rundown – and this was a difficult list to do. Very difficult. And for the first time in a number of years, it took until the last week to finally decide once and for all on the top five in particular. Read more “2013 in Review: Best Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 182: Tracks of the Month (July 2013)

I was thinking about marking ten years of blogging with something special this week, but then I realised that I had a big list of great new songs to mention, so the usual pattern prevails for now. So I’ll return to that subject a bit later in the month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 182: Tracks of the Month (July 2013)”

Tuesday Ten: 167: I Get Around

This month – January 2013 – marks an important transport anniversary, the 150th anniversary of the first London Underground line, therefore the 150th annniversary of the first underground system in the world. It is kinda hard to imagine what an earth London would be like without it’s dense and complex transport system, and so to see the warm reception to the celebrations has been really quite great in a city as cynical as London. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 167: I Get Around”

2008 in review: Best Albums

Right, time for week three of my rundown of the best music of 2008. This week it's the best albums of 2008 as I see it. 2008 is the first year in a while where I didn't have a particular album in mind for the top spot for some months before the list – although that isn't to say that there hasn't been a lot of good releases this year. In fact there have been quite a few, and this list was a lot harder to compile than I thought it might be! Obviously, not everyone will agree with my list – feel free to let me know what you think in the comments and indeed what your favourites are in the comments. Read more “2008 in review: Best Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 055: Tracks of the Month (October 2008)

It feels like a long time since I last did one of these. This week it is time for my usual monthly rundown of my top ten tracks from the past month or so. I struggled for a list for this month, too. Any suggestions for new music I should be listening to or hunting out, please let me know… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 055: Tracks of the Month (October 2008)”

Tuesday Ten: 050: The Female of the Species

Today marks the 50th Tuesday Ten since I started doing these back in March 2007. And while I thought I might run out of ideas quite quickly for subjects for this, somehow they just keep flowing. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 050: The Female of the Species”

Tuesday Ten: 032: Tracks of the Month (February 2008)

After a few weeks off from writing the Tuesday Ten, it's time for it to return. I canned last week's one after I simply couldn't get it to work properly, so this week I'm on more familiar ground with a roundup of ten of my favourite tracks of the month. So here goes… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 032: Tracks of the Month (February 2008)”

Into the Pit: 023: Goldfrapp – Live at the Octagon Sheffield 23-February 2006

I’ve not been to the Octagon in a long time – and like many other university “halls” that are used as larger gig venues, it is cavernous, soulless, and as a friend pointed out, the acoustics are really not good.

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