I didn’t really have much interest in going to the Live 8 concert. Those kinds of gigs where there are far too many people and you only really want to see a third of the acts have very little interest for me. But I sent a text message in to the draw away – just […]
It’s nice and sunny today and that always makes me think of World Music. The first time I remember coming across the term “world music” when I bought the album New Roots in 1989. It was a very well-planned album as it had a number of artists that I already knew and liked (Billy Bragg, […]
According to an article in today’s Guardian, the Bangles are back. And it’s not a second too soon as far as I’m concerned. I’m now going to have Going Down To Liverpool stuck in my head all day.
Anyone remember Tom Robinson? Well he’s got a good page on his web site about what we can all do to protest about the forthcoming war. I particularly like the Clone of the Attack poster.
I wrote a while ago about how I’d shared some of my early memories of Marillion with an author who was writing the definitive history of the band. Well the book has been published. It’s called Separated Out. I picked up a copy in Borders today. The piece I wrote has been used almost unedited […]
I spent all day today in an office with no internet access, so it was only when I got home that I found out that one of my musical heroes had died.
Whilst I was in HMV yesterday, for some reason I noticed the Mike Oldfield section. It’s frightening that Oldfield is still pumping out the same music that he’s been producing for thirty-odd years but that doesn’t detract anything from the genius of Tubular Bells. This reminded me that it had been far too long since […]
I feel so dirty. I’ve just bought CDs from Sainsburys of all places. But hey, they were £9.99 each which is a good $pound; cheaper than most other places. If anyone’s interested I bought the new Coldplay album, the new Peter Gabriel album and the Avril Lavigne album. The last of those was a complete […]
Yay! New Beth Orton album. Colour me chilled :)
Anyone remember Marillion? I do. I was a big fan at one time. In fact back in the days when I was social secretary at The City University and before they were famous, I booked them. I mentioned this in passing on a newsgroup recently and was contacted by someone who is writing a book […]