Nights In

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The Twenty-Four-Hour Song

What's it called?: 
7 Skies H3
What does it sound like?: 
The Flaming Lips are known for wacky concepts (like a 4-CD album where you're meant to listen to all 4 discs at once) and this is one of them: in 2011 they recorded a 24-hour song (yes: it lasts
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Hurray for the Riff Raff

What's it called?: 
Small Town Heroes
What does it sound like?: 
I knew nothing about them before buying the album so thanks for the recommendation.
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Lana Del Rey

What's it called?: 
Ultraviolence
What does it sound like?: 
A few caveats: 1. I haven’t read any reviews of this at all, partly so I could come to it fresh without any more preconceptions than I already had. 2. I’ve never reviewed anything before. 3.

Films

Nebraska

This film had been on my list of films to see since the end of last year. Unfortunately I was out of the country when it hit the cinemas and it had gone by the time I returned.

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

This is a slow-motion chamber epic that creates an atmosphere that has more in common with literature than Michael Bay.
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Snowpiercer

IMDB summarizes this film as "Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around

Noticeboard

Looking for Kate Bush Ticket - Saturday Sept. 6 show

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Super Summer Giveaway - final part!

Car Boot Vinyl Diaries is giving away a 70s Soul classic album in the third and final part of the Giveaway.

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New CBVD Cloudcast - Episode 6.

Me again, with more car boot and chazza vinyl. It won't help you cool down but it might make you fall asleep.

Nights Out

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band

Where: 
Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Comment: 
The tickets to the show were insanely expensive, but I've never seen a Beatle live so I shelled out for it.

Mavis Staples

Where: 
Union Chapel, Islington
Comment: 
I’d been waiting to see Mavis Staples ever since purchasing her Jeff Tweedy produced “comeback” album three years ago, so having obtained a ticket to see her, at one of my favourite venues in London,
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Elvis Costello

Where: 
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Comment: 
Well worth 3 hours trip up the M40/M42/M6 Toll/M56! As I didn't fancy the Kew Gardens show I took the opportunity to visit the Bridgewater Hall with its superb sound.

Reads

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Watching the Door: Cheating death in 1970s Belfast

Author: 
Kevin Myers
It's about: 
Myers was a drifting journalist who found himself in Norn Ireland just when it went off in the early 1970s.

Weird Scenes inside the Canyon

Author: 
Dave McGowan
It's about: 
The Laurel Canyon (in the L.A. hills) scene in the 60’s and the U.S.

The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings (A false memoir by Dan Stuart)

Author: 
Dan Stuart
It's about: 
Why Green On Red front man Dan Stuart wanted to make music. Sort of.

Features

The day we (nearly) won the World Cup

25 years ago, Scotland hosted the FIFA under-16 World Cup. I attended quite a few of the games with some football-loving friends, having been part of the small minority who appeared to give a damn about the tournament in the early stages.

Armchair Electronica Volume 6: Synthesising Music in the 20th Century: It's a Classical Gas Gas Gas

What we are doing now is not important for itself but one day someone might be interested enough to carry things forward and create something wonderful on these foundations.

Delia Derbyshire

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Trammin'

Yesterday, Edinburgh’s trams finally started running with paying passengers on board. The first tram set off at 5am and was packed with people who wanted to say, ‘I was on the first tram.’ By all accounts, it was quite a party atmosphere.