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 »