Bent. Snakes and Shapes. In words.

24/02/2017

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Last time I wrote about Bent, I complained. A lot. Let’s not do that again. Don’t want to get a rep. Bent are… Read the rest of this entry »


More great songs. And albums. From 2016.

14/12/2016

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Not to be confused with the previous post. Read the rest of this entry »


My albums. And songs. Of 2016

10/12/2016

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I sat in a convivial pub the other night as around me convivial sorts chattered and laughed. I could barely hear a word. Every so often, the sound of what appeared to be a band tuning up threatened to break down even that little of my personal space. I do not need, not REQUIRE an excess of noise. I love music but not when it no longer sounds like music. The first few in this list are walk-homes, and have been played in any number of situations – on the train, on the train, in a car, late at night, for comfort, for company, for challenge, for conversation. Sometimes, even my family has heard them. The rest fade into silence, or a default Anticipation Is So Much Better category where my imagining of their sound is always comforting than the sound itself (assuming I have heard it). Some of these are here because I wholeheartedly approve of them. Some are here as a nod to my lost community. Some are even here because they make me happy. If you still require a rating system, then using the one patented by Scott Creney several years back all of these rate One (out of One). I have provided links to where I wrote about the music in question, if applicable.

Biggest disappointment? Easy. Dexys.
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the music crit as David-troll (FB)

29/11/2016

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The last couple of days, bored through inertia, I took to gently trolling my peers on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »


star ratings in music reviews (0/*****)

06/11/2016

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I was sent the following questions from a music journalism student at Huddersfield Uni. I thought I would share my answers with you. Read the rest of this entry »


editorial to Careless Talk Costs Lives #1

01/11/2016

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This is the final issue of Careless Talk Costs Lives. Read the rest of this entry »


Giving me a million reasons; what I listen to when I hear a new album

23/10/2016

I try to never focus too hard, first listen. Read the rest of this entry »