A night of skanking in Brisbane with 2 Tone legends, The Specials.
Storm clouds threaten but never come close to snuffing out the enthusiasm of the crowd at Melbourne Zoo for what is the ultimate gig in this year’s Zoo Twilights series. It’s been five years since The Specials last toured Australia and the fans are more than appreciative of the balmy Saturday evening and happy vibe […]
Ah now. This is what I’ve been waiting for ever since I moved to Brisbane five years ago. A new song from Misty’s Big Adventure.
I just thought you might enjoy this. I know I did.
Truth dies when news stories are reduced to binaries: good, evil, black, white, them, us. Difficult concepts are dumbed down into sound bites. We click ‘like’ and make a cup of tea.
Wouldn’t it be so great if something so obviously corporate-backed and hipster-fed turned out to be amazing after all?
Reassurance only comes about from belonging to the right cliques. I don’t mean that to sound too negative.
[The following was written almost a year ago to the day for my regular column for the Spanish magazine Go Mag. I was trying to capture the feeling of listening to the rain outside my house in The Gap, and futilely searching around in my iTunes for songs featuring the word ‘rain’, before stumbling across what […]
I’m only including one track per album (aside from the omnipresent Bluebeat 45s, from which I’ve drawn three) as to do otherwise would unbalance the entire chart. This isn’t accurate by any means, and complete omits any listening that takes place (for example) at the office, on the bus, in the car, on vinyl, in […]
Much as I, Charlotte and Isaac love The Specials – and we do, trust me, we do – and much as I, Charlotte and Isaac love the Specials’ version of this particular song, I’ve gotta confess something to you right here, right now. We love the 1967 original featuring trombonist Rico Rodriguez even more.