Motivational music for interviews | 18 songs


Went for an interview yesterday morning, for a job I want.

Asked friends on Facebook to recommend me some motivational music. Here is what they suggested. Read the rest of this entry »

State of play, August 2017


This is a document. Read the rest of this entry »

Fuck good taste: 5 reasons why Beyoncé’s duet with Dixie Chicks was bostin’


Fuck great expectations.

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Song of the day (the old and the new) – 13. The Plan and Miaow


What is excluded from history is more important than what is included. Read the rest of this entry »

Shout out to my ex


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

My albums. And songs. Of 2016



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)



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

nuw misoc



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song of the day 5. beyoncé



If I could own just two records, to span the breadth and solace of popular music, it would be Ramones by Ramones and 4 (The Platinum Edition) by Beyoncé.  Read the rest of this entry »

reasons i am not that sort of bowie fan



I am not a racist, but… Read the rest of this entry »

song of the day 1. Jenny Hval


Jenny Hval Sabbath

The images she dislodges from my mind with this song I am unable to share. Read the rest of this entry »

Pop music, as a parent (the second playlist)



Please add your own favourites at the end. Read the rest of this entry »

Pop music, as a parent (the first playlist)



This is what it all comes down to. Without this, everything else is meaningless.  Read the rest of this entry »