Monthly Archives: June 2011

Glastonbury, Damon Albarn and Radiohead

This weekend was the first weekend for years when, for obvious reasons, I didn’t get to see very much of Glastonbury on the tv. Not that I was that bothered with U2, Coldplay and Beyonce headlining the famous Pyramid Stage. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Death Disco

No, this isn’t- unfortunately- going to be a blog post about the excellent PIL and their even more excellent song that share its title with the one above these words. It is, however, going to be about the wedding disco … Continue reading

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Tricky vinyl dreams

The temptation, today, is to respond to the amount of shit flying the Arsenal board’s way for their “failure” to sign anyone so far this summer- Carl Jenkinson excepted. But as I’m playing football tonight- two games in a week, … Continue reading

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Barry Adamson, King Of Limbs and Football

Jo and I were in bed the other night- easy, it’s not like that!- and we were listening to Barry Adamson’s Stranger On The Sofa. I quite like Barry’s work actually. Knowing he was one of the Bad Seeds, I decided to check … Continue reading

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A list: My Top Ten Gigs

Right, what follows is going to be a totally subjective list of my all time favourite gigs. That’s as much of a introduction as you’re getting. 1) Tricky at the London Astoria- July 99. I’ve seen Tricky perform six times now. … Continue reading

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This Is Hardcore: Pulp

With the focus on the new album (an album now sitting on my desk) by fellow Sheffield band, Arctic Monkeys this week, and a series of summer festival reunion shows looming, I thought it might be time to revisit one of … Continue reading

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Blu-rays, Depeche Mode and dreams..

Since I bought a PS3 at Christmas time last year, I’ve kind of resisted the urge to splurge on Blu Rays and PS3 games. The games I have bought are generally the games that I bought for my PS2, but … Continue reading

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Violator: Depeche Mode

I think, if you read Monday’s blog containing three album reviews and several mentions of a certain band from Basildon, Essex, then you’ll agree that this is a blog that very much needs to get out of my system. Having … Continue reading

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