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The Goon Sax, live in Brighton (UK)

The Goon Sax, live in Brighton (UK)

BRIGHTON KOMEDIA: I have never felt very comfortable with my body. This feels like home. It shouldn’t. The venue is dismal; crap sound and a few punters shuffling around. My shoulder hurts, or is the ache in the pit of my elbow? I stand by the front of the stage, to the left – remembering some […]

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The return of Everett True | 165. Otoboke Beaver

The return of Everett True | 165. Otoboke Beaver

“How can they sing so fast, dad?” “Oh, this one. [Sigh of recognition.] This is way too fast. [Exclaims happily.] I don’t know how they do the music that fast. [Laughs quietly.] How do they do the music so fast, dad?” “[Slightly exasperated.] Are they singing in gibberish, or just very fast Japanese?” “I really […]

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The return of Everett True | 164. Repulsive Woman

The return of Everett True | 164. Repulsive Woman

Ah, Dunedin. You have no real idea what lurks within Dunedin. For example: Repulsive Woman. I have long noted a strong link between a love for the music that lies at the unsettling heart of The Velvet Underground, and the music that unsettles at the heart of One Direction fandom. Many a happy hour have I […]

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The return of Everett True | 163. Ed Sheeran

The return of Everett True | 163. Ed Sheeran

Context context context. You should see how wide my daughter’s eyes go when they hear the opening notes to this song. You should see her bounce so happily from one foot to another, stopping a moment to twirl here, stopping a moment to twirl there. You should see the happiness spread all over her body, […]

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The return of Everett True | 162. Roger Robinson

The return of Everett True | 162. Roger Robinson

There’s a truism that no one likes being told they’re gonna like (or dislike) something. Holds true for film, for music, for literature. (This is where critics come in; they act as surrogate intimate strangers while simultaneously providing just enough of the necessary distance.) Yeah whatever. It’s a truism because it is a statement that is […]

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2017 thus far in music

2017 thus far in music

Not my choices, though I’d be happy to claim ownership. These are from the pen of the Mighty Neil Kulkarni, nicked from Facebook. (ET) As he states, “And that’s just thus far and I’m sure I’ve forgotten tons. It’s been a fkn corking year, just like every year. See music is never really in demise. […]

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The return of Everett True | 161. Glitoris

The return of Everett True | 161. Glitoris

The battle is lost. There is no need for me to stick around, railing at the clouds. The battle is lost, I tell you. I am reduced to playing loud ballbusters, KICK ASS ROCK at tepid volume, dead of night. Scared of unsettling the uncaring neighbours. Earlier today, Isaac asked if he could put on […]

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Tashaki Miyaki – The Dream (Metropolis)

Tashaki Miyaki – The Dream (Metropolis)

The opening song sounds like My Bloody Valentine. You may well be enthused by this prospect and you may well not be. Either way it does not matter. What matters is the personal connection you make with the music… does it reach you somewhere deep inside? Does it help you cope with your daily struggle, […]

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My albums. And songs. Of 2016.

My albums. And songs. Of 2016.

I sat in a convivial pub the other night as around me convivial sorts chattered and laughed. I could barely hear a word. Every so often, the sound of what appeared to be a band tuning up threatened to break down even that little of my personal space. I do not need, not REQUIRE an […]

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The greatest band in the world in November, 2015

The greatest band in the world in November, 2015

Cold, covered in sweat. I am on stage performing as The Legend! (not Everett True) and people are laughing.  I am a funny man, that’s what (some) people say.  People laughed at Nina Simone too.  (Read that sentence again, and wince.)  Nervousness, coupled with just not knowing how to react.  I know I intimidate, that […]

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