Monthly Archives: January 2013

So Long My Love

This song has been described as “Suicide meets the Shangri-La’s” which I suppose is quite apt. To me it feels like an 80’s take on what future music will sound like as the Tomorrow’s World moniker would suggest. It was … Continue reading

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Will You?

This song came into my head last night while I was driving down the road from Aberdeen, for no reason that I can fathom. I tried to remember the film that it came from which I watched on more than … Continue reading

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Marionettes

There hasn’t been much new music recently that has made any impression on me and I had half decided not to go out of my way tring to find new stuff and instead spend my free time trying to find … Continue reading

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Steal Away

Steal Away has been covered many times by the likes of Etta James, Little Milton and even Frank Zappa but for me the original is the best. Jimmy Hughes is credited with the writing of the song, however he based … Continue reading

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It’s Friday . . . Let’s Take Some Time Out

I’m not really in the mood for dancing today.  I will not be sorry to see the back of January! Here’s a great version of Killermont Street from the Boy Wonder recorded at Ronnie Scott’s twenty odd years ago. Have … Continue reading

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Maria

For Tony and Natasha.

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Nothing To Be Done

Sometimes when I’m feeling a bit down I like to put on the BMX Bandits or the Pastels and be transported back to a time when I still had the optimism of youth and Glasgow/ Lanarkshire had a thriving indie … Continue reading

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That’s Just Fucking Typical!

I had been looking for a decent copy of my second favourite version of Louie Louie for quite some time, over ten years,  so last month when one became available on Discogs, I thought that Christmas had come, well it … Continue reading

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Can You Remember

This is another of those tracks that I would love to own on 7″ single and for years it would have been within my price range as it used to sell for around a fiver, however at the turn of … Continue reading

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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin would have been seventy today, if she had lived but let’s face it there wasn’t much chance that she would have made thirty never mind the big seven O, sadly. When we are on the subject of rock … Continue reading

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