Last week I was looking at weakness, and songs thereof, and this week, it’s the flipside. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 294: Strength to Endure”
A warning: this week’s Tuesday Ten features adult and sexual themes.
Still here? Thought you might be. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 265: You Could Have Both”
Playing with yourself. Pleasuring oneself. Wanking. Jerk off. Whack off. Frigging. Self-abuse. Self-pollution. Spank the monkey. Flip the bean. Onanism. etc.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 255: Me Myself and I”
After as usual a month or two off from this – new releases are thin on the ground at the end of the year anyway, and the end-of-year lists (start here if you missed them) take up a lot of time – it’s time to get back to telling you, the reader, about some of the good new music out there.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 248: Tracks of the Month (January 2016)”
This week, time for a Tuesday Ten I’ve been thinking about and working on, gradually, for a few months. I was set a challenge, you see: to come up with a Tuesday Ten where deaths occur “on camera” (i.e. are described or happen in the songs). However, I could not rely on some of the usual suspects – particularly Cave, Cash and Dylan. Some interesting suggestions were originally made, I thought of a few more, and then opened it up to my readers for some other ideas, and the result is the ten below. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 238: Dead on “TV””
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)”
The wierd thing about writing these Tuesday Tens is that the ideas for some take a long time to come together. Others can have a whole load of suggestions come at once, particularly if an idea for a subject pops up while I’m in the pub, or out with my girlfriend (especially in the car, oddly enough), when a song triggers it. This happened on Friday night in the Dev, when Daisy and another friend came up with various suggestions for a future TT that so far, I’m not quite happy with. So I’m returning to the mass of notes I have stored (and backed up!) for this week and a few more in the future – I have at least twelve future subjects on their way to completion – and this week, it’s literary connections. That is, songs that are about works of literature, reference them, or are about literary figures. I’d love to hear other suggestions, too. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 120: Literature”
I can’t remember how the thinking for this week came about, but it might well have had something to do with the amount of people who were stripping down in the park over the weekend, trying to catch as much of the sun – literally – as possible. I also seem to recall that my partner suggested this topic, too. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 102: Getting Naked”
The third instalment of this lengthy rundown. Read more “Countdown: 1990s: Tracks: 160-141”
This week's Tuesday Ten has been "in the works" for a few weeks, as after I had first conceived the idea it took me some time to complete the list. So what is it? It is the idea of my musical heroes. Obviously this is likely to be a contentious list: and those in it aren't always there just for their musical ability, or the fact that I like all their work (in many cases, I don't). Read more “Tuesday Ten: 038: Musical Heroes”