A Meditation Upon The Futility of Life, and Luke Haines’ ‘Raving’

So Luke Haines – man, musician, author, artist, goatherd, lower league journeyman footballer – did do a record. And not just any record; no simpering up to The Man with “Please let me do a record” plastered across his chops. No; this most modern day Peter Ustinov locked himself away in his Luke Haines room, … Continue reading A Meditation Upon The Futility of Life, and Luke Haines’ ‘Raving’

Luke Haines / ‘Art Will Save The World’ – A Review

Why is it we appreciate the artistes that we do? The popstrels, the boppers, the groovers, and the associated proponents of vaudevillian chart fodder that regularly clog up our hipster turntables? Perhaps we admire their tailoring above all else. The sparkly sheen of their eye shadow, or how they’re kind to animals. Maybe – just … Continue reading Luke Haines / ‘Art Will Save The World’ – A Review

Nostalgia In A Different Hue, Or Two: The Most Significant Albums Of 2006

For the past six months or so, we’ve been mooching in and about the Significant Albums released every year since 1980. And if we’ve learned anything at all, it’s that we really shouldn’t be changing light bulbs with wet hands. That young people are evil. And that, when you compare these release schedules side-by-side, there’s … Continue reading Nostalgia In A Different Hue, Or Two: The Most Significant Albums Of 2006

Meanwhile: Here’s The Trailer For The New Luke Haines Film

Art Will Save The World – Niall McCann’s documentary diving into dark, twisted and magnificent heart of a certain Mr Haines. Too early to learn if there’ll be any kind of national / international cinema release (although by rights there should be), but the premier will take place during next month’s East End Film Festival … Continue reading Meanwhile: Here’s The Trailer For The New Luke Haines Film