From The East Neuk With Love… A King Creosote Play-list

Words about music… I was talking to a friend in Mexico City about important records when the subject of King Creosote arose. And because neither the Scottish folk tradition nor any gleeful subversion of those musical conventions are massive in Mexico, at least yet, we discussed suitable points to begin, should familiarising yourself with the … Continue reading From The East Neuk With Love… A King Creosote Play-list

Self-Regarding Planetoid Of The Year (plus Robert Wyatt)

Alexis Petridis in the Guardian: “As with last year, there’s a sense that the Mercury prize is out to avoid controversy by sticking with the tried and tested: proven commercial or critical successes… the cumulative effect of the list is to somehow make current music look less interesting than it actually is.” Me not agree… … Continue reading Self-Regarding Planetoid Of The Year (plus Robert Wyatt)

Being Patrick

“And this is, uh, how life presents itself in a bar or a club in New York, maybe anywhere, at the end of the century and how people, you know, me, behave, and this is what being Patrick means to me, I guess, so, well, yup, uh…” and this is followed by a sigh, then … Continue reading Being Patrick