Tuesday Ten: 254: Tracks of the Month (March 2016)

For the third month in a row, it’s twenty songs to wrap up the past month – the avalanche just keeps on coming.
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Tuesday Ten: 252: Inappropriate Wedding Songs

It all started at one of the very first weddings we attended. Up in the hills west of Huddersfield, this wedding had an “alternative” soundtrack as befitted the bride and groom, and after a first dance of Velvet Revolver’s Fall To Pieces and a succession of amusingly – and we have no idea if unwittingly or not – inappropriate songs that culminated in Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, we hatched a plan. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 252: Inappropriate Wedding Songs”

2015 in Review: Best Gigs

2015 in gigs: 70 days, 165 live sets, 154 unique bands, forty venues, seven cities, four festivals (and each of those festivals in a different town/city), three countries, two continents. Read more “2015 in Review: Best Gigs”

2014 in review: Best 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 “2014 in review: Best Gigs”

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: 147: Long Songs

My girlfriend set me a challenge for two Tuesday Tens the other week, and it seemed like an interesting idea. Last week included the shortest Spotify Playlist I will ever post, and this week goes to the other extreme. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 147: Long Songs”

Tuesday Ten: 123: Tracks of the Month (February 2011)

Another month, time again for my usual monthly rundown of ten tracks you should hear. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of this months on Spotify, but what there is of it can be found on the link in the box. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 123: Tracks of the Month (February 2011)”

Tuesday Ten: 119: Also Featuring…

For my first Tuesday Ten proper in about two months, I’m looking at guest appearances. I thought I had covered this before, but somehow it appears that I haven’t. Anyway – guest appearances are either used a little cynically (to get the guest artist more exposure, or even to get the other artist more “credibility” by a certain guest appearing), or simply because it’s a good musical fit. I’m hoping that most of this list at least is the latter. Other suggestions for ones that I’ve missed are welcome. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 119: Also Featuring…”

Tuesday Ten: 100: Now Sports

With a big summer of sport coming up – well, ok, the World Cup, as well as the usual stuff like Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix, etc – let’s have a look at the musical world of sports. Not all have been good, mind – all too often songs about one sport or the other are written specifically for the event, which doesn’t always end up with a track that is any good. Those songs that just happen to be about one sport or another are frequently better and certainly more interesting, but it’s surprising, in some respects, just how few tracks there are to choose from. As the title suggests, by the way, this is a Three Lions-free zone. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 100: Now Sports”