Its genius remains undimmed.
It was a simple statement, made on a friend’s Facebook status. “I never got what the big deal is about Nick Drake.”
Why is that male-fronted bands are more easily notorious for emotionality than any similarly visceral girl-fronted bands?
Many men still feel that endless misogynistic ‘jokes’ are ultimately harmless and that everyone should just get a sense of humour.
Sure, I’m as intrigued as anyone. She polarises. Much of me wants to hate her, for the preciousness that surrounds her, the way she receives accolades usually reserved for male artists – why is it never the other way around? – for her treatment of music as art. Someone is putting her in for the […]
Walking home from the gig I started to think about the solid future of indie rock as a genre and how interesting and different bands are.
John Peel dying was a big deal for many of us, especially as it was so unexpected.
Worthing’s answer to the delicate, frayed English pop of Robert Wyatt – only shaken up and down, given a good stomping and bashed about gleefully
Little things can make a big difference. Sometimes, it’s the difference between loving something and thinking it’s just OK. Or thinking it’s OK and hating it.
To qualify my wanker status I am currently working on a research masters at QUT. The exact nature of the project is still in flux, but having just been enrolled I spent the weekend at the library reading about “The Saints’, “The Triffids”, “The-Go Betweens” and “Nick Cave” circa “Bad Seeds”, “Birthday Party” and “The […]