Father John Misty vs Ryan Adams | who is the biggest asshole?

21/08/2017

Here is the ‘news’ story.  Read the rest of this entry »


Song of the day (the new and the old) – 18. Skytone and Felt

20/08/2017

Sometimes, music catches you like that. Read the rest of this entry »


The magic begins, close to home | a review of Day 2 ‘At the Edge of the Sea’ (Cinerama, Popguns, Helen McCookerybook and so forth)

19/08/2017

Thursday was not good. Read the rest of this entry »


Song of the day (the new and the new) – 17. Lorde and Lorde (and Lorde and Lorde and Lorde and Lorde)

17/08/2017

Haven’t much to say here. Should have, but haven’t. Read the rest of this entry »


Ideas for future directions | a poll

15/08/2017

satusfaction

London Grammar is shit. Not sure where this blog is going.  Read the rest of this entry »


Arcade Fire is shit

11/08/2017

Win Butler, what have you done Read the rest of this entry »


London Grammar is shit

10/08/2017

London Grammar is shit. Read the rest of this entry »


Chester Bennington R.I.P.

21/07/2017

Sometimes, taste in music is irrelevant. Read the rest of this entry »


Is Lana Del Rey the American Morrissey? ask Pitchfork

19/07/2017

Is Lana Del Rey the American Morrissey? ask Pitchfork. I don’t know the answer to that. But I do have some other questions for them. Read the rest of this entry »


The Chainsmokers is shit

16/07/2017

The Chainsmokers is shit. Read the rest of this entry »


The Go-Betweens

16/07/2017

Not The Go-Betweens, actually. Robert Forster. The Go-Betweens could so easily have been a band the (commercial) stature of a Smiths or R.E.M., you know. Fortunately, they are far superior to either. Read the rest of this entry »


A whole heap of shit | the Top 10 most read blog posts, here

11/07/2017

That’s a whole heap of shit. The top entry has as many hits as the next three put together. Read the rest of this entry »


Shout out to my ex

01/07/2017

New music. There is always more new music then anyone can compartmentalise. Read the rest of this entry »


Ball and chain

01/07/2017

The day promises. Not much, but days always promise. Read the rest of this entry »


Away from the numbers

30/06/2017

2017. Not good. Read the rest of this entry »


your top 20 favourite Jam songs

28/06/2017

“My first love. My true love. He was only like 23 when he broke them up. Absolutely fucking incredible.” Read the rest of this entry »


R.I.P. Chris Cornell. I am so proud to have known you.

25/05/2017

This is an anecdote I did not share in my Classic Rock piece I just wrote on Soundgarden. I felt it was a little too off-target, too personal. Read the rest of this entry »


the troubled diary of a David Bowie fan, day 485

01/05/2017

Woke up this morning. David Bowie is dead. Read the rest of this entry »


Father John Misty vs Ed Sheeran. Who is the more shit?

10/04/2017

The jury is IN. Read the rest of this entry »


1026 words on the epic new @fatherjohnmisty album.

05/04/2017

You ready for this? Read the rest of this entry »


Everything that is wrong about music journalism, on one handy web page

02/04/2017

I was browsing online for material to give my music journalism students at Solent in tomorrow’s lecture, when I changed across this (top result on Google for the term How To Become A Music Critic). It struck me as a good indication of what is so fucked about music journalism in 2017 – online, certainly. The original article is here. Read the rest of this entry »


Outtakes from The Electrical Storm – 1. Wire (Willesden Green, London, 1986)

01/04/2017

…154 was always my favourite!  Read the rest of this entry »


Bon Iver IS shit. The original post translated into audio

01/04/2017

Bon Iver IS shit. Jes’ sayin’. Read the rest of this entry »


The 50 Worst Britpop Albums

29/03/2017

Any similarities to any other polls, living or dead, are purely coincidental. Read the rest of this entry »


Bono is shit. The original post, translated into visuals, using Google Image Search.

28/03/2017

WARNING: May contain visuals that some find distressing or offensive. Particularly the ones of Donald Trump.
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