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 Everett True

Song of the day (Australia) – 149: The Birthday Party

No explanation required here, I hope. The interview that follows the video is lifted from Careless Talk Costs Lives #6 – which came out in January 2003 (split cover with Erase Errata because we figured Nick to be a little too well-known to command the cover just by himself). I think the order of it […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 121: Byron Lee And The Dragonaires

I’ll be honest with you. This is the music that, nine times out of 10, we greet the new day with (this, and also, to a lesser extent, The Specials). It’s straightforward enough. We have a five-year-old, and a one-year-old. So we don’t need music that competes with them, which takes out all my old […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 85: Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs

C’mon. It’s always time to be excited when there’s a new Holly Golightly album in the offing. This one doesn’t disappoint. Not whatsoever. Hey, here’s an interview I conducted with the lady for Plan B #22. This is the raging moon. High above the New Forest where wild horses roam, illuminating the narrow roads of […]

 Everett True

Hole 2.0 – Nobody’s Daughter (the live-to-air review)

Hey. Glad you could make it. Thought we might want to establish a few rules before I get down to the actual reviewing. This is a trial run for the format. So – duh – it might not work, as a format. The idea is that this live-to-air review takes it cue from the live […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 45: The Slits

Well, duh. I finally purchased the reissue of The Slits’ first album Cut – with a little hesitation, truth be told, as I already own various versions of it several times – and Powers alive, if the eight-track demos on the bonus CD don’t sound even better than the original. (As Jack Endino wryly remarks on […]

 Everett True

Joanna Newsom live @ The Tivoli, 16.01.10

Joanna Newsom played a few weeks back in Brisbane. On occasion, she bordered on the magical: her voice slightly more reminiscent of Kate Bush then I recall it being before: the song about the daddy long-legs being particularly charming and lengthy (I might have dreamed the subject matter): the drummer in particular bringing his instrument […]

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