Monthly Archives: August 2010

Off To Sunny Spain

I’m off to Madrid in the morning for four days of fun and frolicks, not. Four days of long hours pouring over the minutiae of protocols and coming to the conclusion that things aren’t going to be as easy as … Continue reading

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Tommy Bolin

As I alluded to a couple of months ago, when I was a youngster I had a fondness for what was then called Heavy Metal. The big influence was my older cousin Stuart who was into all of that stuff … Continue reading

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The Raveonettes Do The Stone Roses

I never thought that the Stone Roses would be a band that The Raveonettes would cover. But they have and the result is actually rather good. See that you think The Raveonettes – I Wanna Be Adored

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The Morlocks Play Chess

This is a really lazy post but the band are definitely worth checking out. A couple of weeks ago I got a mail from the Morlocks PR including the track post below. Here is an extract from the press release.“The … Continue reading

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this love is fucking right!

This Love Is Fucking Right was the first release from the New York then 3 piece The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on Cloudberry records in May 2007 and is a wonderful piece of thrashy indie pop which bears … Continue reading

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John Public

A bit of dub for a Sunday. Errol Walker also know as Bagga Walker is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with the likes of King Tubby, Jimmy Cliff and on this track Lee Perry. John Public can be found on … Continue reading

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A complete change of pace today. I first became aware of Jaymay when she was supporting Isobel Campbell at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh in 2006. Although trying to hear her through all of the ignorant bastards who talked continually … Continue reading

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It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

Well you can dance to this if you want, I however have no idea how you would go about dancing to drum & bass as I’ve never been to a drum & bass night. I prefer to listen to it … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Bloody Rant

Getting back to the subject of being a music snob. We were at a barbecue at some friends house last Saturday evening so the full horror of the autumn TV schedule failed to register with me until Sunday evening.  I … Continue reading

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Northern Soul Revival?

At the weekend there was an article in The Guide in the Guardian about Northern Soul. When I picked it up over the kitchen table on Saturday morning and saw the cover I gave a kind of cynical grunt. Here … Continue reading

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