Just yesterday streaming services were ripping off artists – reading this article it now seems Spotify et al have Saved Our Music and not just Ed and Taylor but your favourite band nobody has ever heard of (playing tonight at The Dog & Duck Walsall) is raking it in as well ????
Until last night a friend in a land far, far away had never heard of Jonathan Pie.He said “Do all them weirdos on that weirdo blog of yours know this guy?” I assured him you have
There’s a distinct chance it might actually stop raining here sometime soon – wettest week in 60 years, vineyards under water, our river (The Mighty Thongue) which usually a small boy can jump across is a raging torrent currently threatening to enter the village bar and for the first time in 13 years I have wet shoes… This is the kind of thing I need to cheer me up – any clips or songs from you bunch to keep the smiles coming most welcome
For at least the last ten years or so Sunday breakfast at The Chateau has been soundracked by Ella & Louis – it fits just perfectly with boiled egg & soldiers and plans of what to do with the rest of the day (today has been cancelled because of the rain – more rain in the past month than we did all of last year, who knew we have moved to Manchester?)
Any of you lot have similar traditions re playing the same music at the same time?
It’s Saturday night and I just got laid…
An old mate with whom I have lost contact with for a many a year mailed me today: “Hi, I know you live not that far from the Costa Brava, let’s meet up there. I’ve booked tickets for this”. He’s a great chap who has obviously still not realised that when we shared a flat the mysterious disappearance of all his Santana albums was not down to that druggie chap next door. Help, the concert starts at 10pm !!!
Fascinating article about an album I love and revere. However I must admit that despite playing it, oh, roughly 17634 times I could not have quoted that first verse at the head of the page. Are those really the lyrics? Is it just one of those albums that wash over you in its magnificence or have I the retentive powers of a butterfly as my Spanish Teacher in my 1963 school report so memorably informed my concerned but unsurprised parents?
Fill it in…
Sunday night in Shoreham-by-Sea
Tired of yet another review of some sad prog rockers trying to persuade you to spend £356 on a Stephen Wilson remix? Why not celebrate the first day is Spring instead – on The Island this has been on constant rotation today.
300 dollars for 3 days, tempting?
“A refrain and your spidey sense starts tingling”
Seem to recall this clip was on here recently but , seriously, is this the absolute definitive pinnacle of live concert footage? Other opinions will be considered then dismissed…
“A coin forever spinning in the air”
My love grows like a dandelion grows….
A friend is a real fan of Duran Duran – are you?
I happened upon this old gem which got me to thinking how under appreciated the land from down under is in the musical spectrum. Let’s hear it for the Bruce’s and Sheila’s!
This fascinating article (fascinating even if a lot of the references whooshed over my head) got me thinking: what’s the single most important game-changing event in the history of Pop Music?
Was it Elvis joining The Army or John meeting Paul or Dylan turning electric or Beyonce shaking her booty or Illegal Downloading or…..??
I am a mere conduit…
I was kinda disappointed when Jason Isbell’s excellent but not great album won our annual poll. But now I give you the proper No1 – Larkin Poe’s “Peach”: 10 tracks, 31 minutes long, two rather attractive women playing them blues – perfect!
Any other late entrants to the Album of 2017 Ball?
I’m guessing that Bri has been booted off the Blog given the lack of psychedelic ramblings greeting us each morning? I know his last post re “What have women ever done for us?” bordered, if not downright exploded into, offensiveness and that he has had repeated warnings about multiple postings but can someone from the Admin Office confirm if he has indeed been banned? Like everyone on here I marvel at the work our Admins do (apart from the brown envelopes stuffed full of cash each month, unpaid work too) and I have no wish to get into any debate about the rights or wrongs of any decision that may or may not have been made by them but I think we should know, in the broadest of detail if necessary, what went on?
Who is the Michael Stipe guy – nothing from the first 6 albums??
….the lack of reviews on here. I remember the good old times when every second thread was a review of a new release by an old band. These days it’s all political shenanigans and other non-review bollox. We need to stand firm otherwise this blog will become some sort of forum where hapless losers exchange sad tales of when they lost their virginity (as if) or the first time they saw The Clash. There’s new releases by old bands every single day – what are you waiting for?
What record/track did you last listen to – whether currently playing, last night, whenever? Across the, shall we say, diverse convergence of AW taste can we at least share a genre nevermind, miracle of miracles, the same artist? No idea why I’m playing this over my egg & Soldiers (apart from the obvious fact Lady W loves it) but there you go…
The greatest minds have tried and failed to devise a competition in which we can be sure The Evil That Is Google is not involved. So here we are! Are You Ready!
1. How old was Mooche when he was first imprisoned?
2. Does HP live in a. Thailand b. Newton Abbott c. Tomintoul (a clue – the answer is none of the above)
3. What was Gary doing in the toilets in Kings Cross Station last Wednesday?
Answers by pm please, winners (to be fair to our global mates) will be announced sometime
The prize? Why a weekend in The Languedoc at Chateau Wrongness, of course (looking forward to seeing you, Mini)