Received another excellent, thought-provoking email from Rosie, partway inspired by my recent Tall Tales And True post. Hey ET, Just read Tall Tales. Want more. I’m going to tell you what I’m thinking and I’ve been thinking it for a while. Yr blog posts, although plentiful in number, are too short for my tastes. I […]
A Facebook friend tipped me off to this. Man, I’m glad they did. Superb stuff, superb. From Baltimore, on Thrill Jockey, music to crush your cranium and leave it throbbing, wanting more. Just big beautiful blisters of sound, reminds me of Amphetamine Reptile and something from the mid-90s and all that stuff I used to love […]
To celebrate the fact that tonight I’m going to see John Waters perform his stand-up routine at Brisbane Powerhouse, one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite films of his, as performed by one of my former teen crushes.
It’s Laneway nest week. That’s exciting. They’ve got several artists I’d like to have a peek at – including Bridezilla, Florence And The Machine, The XX, Daniel Johnston and Wild Beasts. Rockin’! To celebrate, here’s an interview I conducted with Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts. Raw and unedited as it is, it’s also an EXCLUSIVE […]
This was written for Spanish website Playground a couple of days ago. I dutifully sent it off, and received a return email stating the column had been pulled, financial considerations. Damn. They could have told me that before I wrote it! Anyway. Thought it was too good to waste. Hugs And Kisses The Strangely Muted […]
Hey J, I WANT to know what you think about certain records, because I’m INTERESTED in what you personally think. Our interests may be esoteric, but because of the democratising power of the internet, that doesn’t seem to matter anymore. I wanted to know if you’ve heard the new Gossip record, or what you make of the Beth Ditto […]
Right. Time for some rock. Indie rock, granted – but rock nonetheless. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug They can do anything they want. So they go fairground on our asses. So they run with the rhythms. So they up the oomph. They sneer. They smile. They push the vocals up too high. They forget the golden […]