This is part two of my look back at 1996, where I continue what I started in Tuesday Ten: 250 by looking at releases that were broadly in February/March of that year.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 253: Tracks of the Month (March 1996)”
This last few weeks has had a lot of thinking about time and the past. Be that looking at events in the past, anniversaries (of relationships, also of albums, of movements), or celebrating past lives. Needless to say there are a lot of songs touching on the subject, some perhaps more oblique than others. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 201: The Clock is Ticking”
Once again, recently, I’ve been struggling with insomnia, something that judging on some mornings on social networks that quite a few of my friends suffer from too. I go through phases like this – like many, I’m sure, connected to stress or work, or both – and indeed during much of my student days I was not far off nocturnal (the perils of few lectures and late night working as part of the Uni events team, amongst other things), but recently I’ve been worse than in a long while. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 196: Sleep”
From various conversations over the years, it certainly isn’t just me that associates particular bands, songs or albums with particular times of life. Funnily enough, for me mainly it is periods where things were not so good – and during the late 90s, in other words my unhappy time at university in London, Marion were that band.
Read more “Into the Pit: 128: Marion – Live at Islington – 12-April 2012”
It's time to delve into what is now some of the outer reaches of my music collection for this week's TT. Indeed, into a genre that I rarely buy anything from anymore – indie bands. And this one is in a slightly different format to usual, too – click on the Key Tracks links to find video links/track samples. Other suggestions for bands I may have missed welcome… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 018: Indie”