The sun is shining and it’s Friday afternoon, so time for some tunes. I’m currently loving this track by Sunflower Bean, “Roll the Dice” I also wheeled out David Holmes’ brilliant 1997 album ‘Let’s get Killed‘, which still sounds great. It being the 90’s I had it on a taped copy that cut off part […]
What an awesome gig, pure brilliance. Went with my partner in crime, who makes everything more awesome. Played a few from Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic which I loved. (Image: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfZ7rh6P13w/) The IT has a review: Their laid-back attitude came across as a sense of fun and excitement in them. Whether it was Smith’s fills, Flea’s […]
Looks great for any Beatles fans out there. Fifty-one years after the group broke up, Jackson’s film is probably the last revelatory document we’re likely to see. That it also documents their last official album gives it a bittersweet power. Fans and scholars will likely debate whether Get Back is a revision of history or a correction. […]
The lyrics are from personal experience. I didn’t suffer from insomnia, but I’d just had an abscess on my tooth. It was so painful it would keep me awake. The lines about having no electricity and reaching for the pen in the darkness were also from real life. I had an electricity meter and when […]
I like to wind up my work week with some music listening if possible. Ideally while being left to work on some code or config changes in peace. To aid with this, I have the headphones in, volume up and distractions are ignored as much as possible. Today, it’s been my metal playlist on Spotify. […]
Fight Like Apes have called it a day, due to financial reasons. Spotify doesn’t cut it! Such a shame, they were a great fun band. One final set of gigs, ending in Whelans on Dec 9th. Would love to go! Here’s their statement, emphasis mine: Stick a fork in us, we’re done. We’ve been quiet […]
First up is P.J. Harvey’s Down by the Water (hat-tip to @monaeltahawy for posting) from 1995’s critically acclaimed To Bring You My Love, and secondly The Moneymaker by Rilo Kiley from their 2007 swansong Under the Blacklight.