Plenty more on this guy’s YouTube channel. His Elton John has attracted some attention, but I think you should catch his Pulp sings Danger Mouse
This interview, which is getting quite a bit of social media traction again, was recorded at the start of March. It feels like a Twilight Zone episode where a message from the future is beamed in as a warning, which everyone ignores.
I am far from being a Conservative voter, but can’t help feel our country would be in a much better place if Stewart was at least in the cabinet.
The trouble is, in our hyper-connected world, a UK with grown-up politicians – who can show leadership – is just an idealistic dream now, no?
“This is the most serious epidemic since the end of WWI. You can use the police to enforce emergency measures, and call out the military to support.”Rory Stewart says the government has responded too slowly to coronavirus, and that tough measures need to be taken now.
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Given the present political climate 4thestatebooks have made this look at the history of “race science” into a free download for the week. It was a Book of the Year in many places and lots of people have recommended to me. Now on my Kindle.
I haven’t been a regular here since RobC was last a fixture. See he’s back tho. Rob: Licorice or Rose?
Anyway, during a regular bit of insomnia I started thinking about punk, and The Damned came to mind. Whenever, some clip-driven TV program brings up music in the late 70s, The Pistols and The Clash are pulled out, but no one seems to mention The Damned. Now, correct me if I am wrong, but at the time Rat Scabies and his boys were part of a triumvirate of bands and New Rose was even the first “official” punk single. Why are they relatively forgotten? Is it simply cos they were shite? Or are only two rival bands allowed to encapsulate an era (The HJHM VS The Stones, Oasis Vs Blur).
Just idle 3.00am speculation that’s all. Anyway, on the back of it I reminded myself of New Rose on YouTube. It is quite good innit?
80 today and still cool.
I’ll start with this offering
This afterword friendly question is blatantly lifted from a Ricky Gervais Tweet. But, hey, plagiarism is the greatest form of flattery. Mine in no particular order
Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – Incredible Strings Band Campfire Head Phase – Boards of Canada The Sensual World – Kate Bush If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It Al l Over You – Caravan Close to The Edge – Yes Days to Come – Bobobo
I love Caravan’s first three album’s. Found this great video from their Land of Pink and Grey line up. Soft Machine’s first couple of albums are right up my street too. Anyone got anymore Canterbury Scene recommendations?
No matter how old I get – and I am old – I still remember I am a veteran of the Punk Wars. Yet despite the fact that i have made my peace with the likes of Yes, and love Peter Gabriel as a solo artiste, I struggle to accept Genesis as an acceptable music choice. Yet I fucking LOVE this track – even though I don’t know what the hell it’s about. what tracks are you surprised to like?
It’s just been announced that a remaster of this is coming out as a Prefab Sprout recording at the start of next year. Anyone else looking forward to it?
It provides an excuse to post the gorgeous, symphonic title track. Great start to the day but even better to listen to in a darkened room with a strong drink. Onre of the most grown up pop releases of the last 20 years
The sound of London now. This is good isn’t it?
This song meant a lot to me when i first heard it. As we head into winter, its atmosphere and lyrics are a fitting epitaph to a underestimated songwriter
When these two released their first album at the age of 17 or something – which I thought had a kind of millennial ISB vibe going for it – it got slayed here. But now they are back and after a month or two of plays i have say I’m All Ears is def a massive progression. Check this out, it’s worth your time.
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Haven’t been here for a while, but I LOVE this at the moment. Can’t imagine what it would be like to be a chemical enhanced yoof hearing this at a club… well I can really.
It comes off Daniel Avery’s latest album Song for Alpha. If you want a more Tangerine Dream trip, check out the official video to Slow Fade from the same album.
I just stumbled on DA’s stuff. Any of you Gurus out there got more recommendations for more nu-psychedelia?
Viewers of Spiral will tell you it is Gilou. Unless you know better?
“His agent and manager Thomas Bowington said: ‘He was one of the most unique, original and creative actors that I have ever seen.’”
Proof provided from his eponymous album.
With the Captain leading the way.
Just found that this great Cameroonian guitarist has died. Paul Simon hooked up with him on Rhythm of the Saints. He was a stalwart of his band ever since. Here is a seasonal tribute.
I stopped listening to him after Viva Hate, anyone still fans? If so, tell me: is he making silly pronouncements like this to provoke a reaction?
Shall we see if this works? I will say a majority of 60 to the Conservatives. Normally that would be seen as a great result, but four weeks ago I would have said a majority of 120. So if it is a majority like that I suspect Theresa May will be seen as slightly damaged goods.
What does everyone else think?
Bless your cotton socks, Kirsty but apparently the powers that be have decided only one LP is allowed on that island now. As the first castaway with the new rules I would be happy to hear If I could do it all over again, I’d do it over you” for the rest of my life. I have been told I can post one track to represent the whole album. Here you go:
what about you?
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