Category Archives: Tricky

Snooker Loopy and a final thought on Tricky

This one, today, comes under the heading “other stuff”. Before I get into it, though, a final thought on Maxinquaye week. It seems to me that most people who went to these shows went in the full expectation of getting … Continue reading

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Touched By The Hand Of (Nearly) God: Tricky and Martina live in Bristol

Here we go again… Standing just behind the front row at the Bristol Academy last night, we were listening to an artist signed to Tricky’s Brown Punk label. She was alright, if remarkable only because she was backed by an … Continue reading

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The Day I Met (Nearly) God

#nowplaying The Harder They Come- Joe Strummer I’m off to Bristol to see Tricky on Thursday. He will be joined on stage for the first time this millennium by his onetime partner, Martina Topley- Bird as they recreate his landmark … Continue reading

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A whinge about Radiohead and the “Best of British” gigs

#nowplaying Something In The Way- Nirvana Unplugged in New York I’ve mentioned before, I think it’s safe to say, that my girlfriend Jo is a massive Radiohead fan. This, as you will know if you’ve been here since last March, … Continue reading

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4 Favourite Songs

Today’s blog is partially inspired by the fact that I’m now being followed on Twitter by Neil Finn, singer, songwriter and leader of the well known, and loved, band Crowded House- No, where are you going? Come back! I’m not … 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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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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#1 Crush: Maxinquaye

As I said in my opening post, written on Wednesday morning, published on Wednesday night, once I’d had a chance to review the fruits of insomnia induced inspiration- or did the inspiration induce the insomnia?- I’m not sure, the moment I … Continue reading

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