Vinyl, And A Large Bottle Of Gin – The Most Significant Albums Of 2008

Eighteen months or so ago a music blog not too far from this parish began digging through each year from 1980 onwards. Some attempt to tweeze out a list of horribly important albums (the particulars of which live here). Only, for reasons unfathomable and unexplained (I got drunk. I fell into a ditch. I accidentally … Continue reading Vinyl, And A Large Bottle Of Gin – The Most Significant Albums Of 2008

And Then I Dreamt That Avant-Garde German Bands Were Playing For The Queen

It was always destined to be a weird summer. The music we listen to is such the conversant currency, it was somewhat inevitable that the wider agenda would bleach across this aural perception. For those preoccupied during Geography 101, the UK is an unremarkable gaggle of windswept islands moored somewhere in the North Atlantic as … Continue reading And Then I Dreamt That Avant-Garde German Bands Were Playing For The Queen

From Moon To Sun and Back Again

Sometimes words are not required. They get in the way, detract from the shiny attractions of where we’re headed. And beyond this uncomfortable relationship with words – “I hate their immediacy,” he’d say; “their cheap benevolence, their over-familiarity” – there’s always the issue that, as soon as the hangover subsides, it’s time to start the … Continue reading From Moon To Sun and Back Again