Category Archives: Music

Bouts – new EP – lovely stuff

Meaty music. So my old band have a new EP out. We Tried, which is a better song than The Script’s We Cry, is the lead “single” from it. It sounds massive. As briefly explained in this introductory tumblr post, … Continue reading

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Cru-ou-ou-ou-el // a short post about St. Vincent and All Saints Day

That was then… And this is now… [disclaimer - "Cruel" is a potential video and song of the year candidate, it will lodge itself in your consciousness] So I talked before about my favourite ever show – Sufjan Stevens in … Continue reading

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Sunburnt Jets – retreat // out of here // blood brick

retreat. retreat. retreat. So last Friday, Sunburnt Jets aka Colin Boylan aka mybrotherfromanothermother (and father) released a batch of 3 new songs. This retreat // out of here // blood brick EP follows on from his Low Flying Crow LP … Continue reading

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I’m a scatman… // Scatman Crothers 1910-1986

It’s a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody. So if I said to you one of my favourite actors is famous for appearing in two of cinema’s best-loved celebrations of madness, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The … Continue reading

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Nice Winter! // Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Five dollar casio. The new Bon Iver album, “Bon Iver, Bon Iver“, is fantabulous and worthy member of my “best of the year so far” top 5. I think there are a number of reasons I feel this way. The … Continue reading

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I AM ONE // Happy birthday blog

Birthday Bumps!!! So a year ago I was just arriving in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA world cup and figured it would be useful to have an online depository for travel writing, videos, photos and your typical self-effacing and … Continue reading

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This one goes out to the one I love…

Sufjan Stevens, Live in Manchester, May 19th 2011: Sufjan covered R.E.M.’s The One I Love a few years ago (here’s one from Chicago in 2004) but it lay in his big briefcase of tunes unplayed for years. But it made … Continue reading

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The revolution will not be televised

Gil Scott-Heron // 1949-2011 So bear with me. This was quite a strange way to be introduced to an artist. There’ll be no mention of Jamie XX, New York State prison or “bluesology”, but you’ve been able to read those … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan at 70 // a personal reflection…

“At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.” So today, May 24th, Bob Dylan turns 70 years of age. Wasn’t really sure what to post for his birthday. I figure … Continue reading

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The end of the world as we know it? Me arse.

Seems like we survived so.

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Nine Types of Light [a post about TV on the Radio. And fun physics]

“Something that makes things visible or affords illumination.” So, a few days ago, the new TV on the Radio album, Nine Types of Light, leaked.  This thick ooozy leak seeped right into the dredges of my Google Reader, giving me … Continue reading

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February 2nd 2010. A sad day.

A little bit of me gone. It’s not often that you get two big surprises in a day. Unfortunately yesterday brought a double dose of something sad. First of all, Twitter informs me, in very simple terms… And then a … Continue reading

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The Walkmen | Live @ Phoenix, Toronto, Oct 9th 2010

When I used to go out I would know everyone that I saw, Now I go out alone if I go out at all…

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Villagers | Live @ The Drake Underground, Toronto, Sept 27th 2010 [w/ Lost in the Trees]

On a sunlit stage… Villagers played here in Toronto on Monday night in the lovely Drake Hotel‘s basement venue for the paltry sum of $10 (€8). I only realised before the show that I hadn’t been to a proper paid … Continue reading

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