As it’s a quiet day on the blog, I thought I would post this. I was most interested to note that he shares his work method with Nick Cave. Two of my favourite songwriters, both go to work each day.
Anyone familiar with Song Exploder, the excellent Podcast, [now on its 193’d episode], will be delighted and perhaps a little bit puzzled that it has been made into a TV series for Netflix. How do you transform a podcast that hangs on an artist talking about how they made one of their songs? [continues in comments]
In case you aren’t already aware, this was created by Pamela Adlon [Californication] and Louis CK [stand up comedian and infamous masturbator] and it follows the life of single mum and actor/voiceover artist Sam Fox [Adlon] and her three daughters – oh, and mother [Celia Imrie] who lives just down the hill. CK is no longer involved in the show, so rest easy on that score, but Adlon continues to write and direct in this fourth season. It was always a must watch in our house, I love Pamela Adlon, and this show has been a delight from the start, but this season it has kicked up a gear [or three]. Everything has got better, the writing, acting, production and direction, launching this into must see territory, right now it’s the best show on TV.
I stumbled upon this review on Sunday. I don’t mind some of Diana Krall’s stuff, but would never seek it out. This short review piqued my interest and I clicked on the video embedded in the article . Then I popped over to Spotify to hear some more and this track grabbed me. I then discovered it was written by Dylan. So, there is a lot to enjoy if any of this is up your street, and should you be so inclined, please share something beautiful.
Their fourth album will be available along with a 55 minute companion film, from 14.31 today.
It’s been a long drive, but they’re finally back home – although they’re selling the house.
That was a pitiful introduction, I’ll get me coat.
Paddy McAloon & Thomas Dolby on ‘How We Made Steve McQueen’
I know there are a few Josh Rouse fans on here. If you don’t already know, he now has a Patreon page called Josh Rouse’s Bedroom Classics Archives. For $5/month you get unreleased tracks, live streams and more.
Well, this is a some good news. Scheduled for release in August, but brought forward “In light of the change to all our circumstances,” Marling wrote on Instagram, “ I saw no reason to hold back on something that, at the very least, might entertain, and, at its best, provide some union.”
I see that it was on this day, 50 years ago that the Beatles ended.
I got nothing [I was 6 and would have been out on my bike all day], but perhaps you have some remembrance of the day?
Or maybe you’d like to post your favourite Beatles song, or perhaps a playlist or video clip?
Or maybe, you’d like to tell us all why you still don’t get what all the fuss was about?
Has a new stand up special for sale.
Shite Day I do believe it’s National Shite Day It all points to National Shite Day Someone’s declared it National Shite Day Shite Day My birthday! On National Shite Day No bogroll, it’s National Shite Day Cue drumroll, it’s National Shite Day
If getting information from experts is important to, then this video may interest you.
Rummaging through my online draws today I came across this treasure trove of forgotten Word blog* Spotify playlists. I thought some of you might enjoy them. I’ll post them in the comments. If you have any others, either Word related or otherwise, please share them here.
*plus some others
The only solo album released by Mark Hollis will be re-released on October 18th for a very reasonable £15.99
Apparently, it was to be released as a Talk Talk album and be titled Mountains Of The Moon.
Is it just me that finds this odd? (Probably) (Sir) Paul McCartney will be signing copies if his new children’s book at Waterstones in Piccadilly, London in early September. Why? Why would he want to spend time doing this? I don’t get it. Your speculation is required to help me understand. Please!
Ok, you probably all know this by now, but just in case you’re a sad sack like me and have somehow managed to miss all the announcements, emails, pigeon post etc I’m here to tell you that they are back. Possibly the most Afterword friendly TV show so far has returned to our screens and I for one am excited. Hurrah!
Even music fans who aren’t fans of Massive Attack seem to appreciate them and when this song popped up on Spotify the other day I thought to myself ‘this might just be the coolest song ever recorded and I think everyone might agree’ The only other contender that came to mind was something by Steely Dan off either Aja or Gaucho, but they are as hated as they are loved so I’m not sure they would get many votes on here. But anyway, enough of my rambling, what do you think? Am I wrong, or could I possibly be right? And if [as I suspect] I am wrong, then what IS the coolest song ever recorded?
Little bit of humour to brighten up this damp and dreary Friday
1. Political cartoon toilet books about how terrible the Tories are
2. Grudgingly-used pasta maker
3. Framed poster from art exhibition abroad that you actually, physically visited
4. Photography book with cocks in
5. So many canvas tote bags that it’s actually environmentally catastrophic and plastic would be better
6. Box set of The West Wing, watched to death
7. Three children to prove you can afford it
8. Two cars, complete with scrutiny-proof excuses about the terrible state of public transport in this area
9. Handcarved Kenyan wooden stool that’s not actually comfortable to sit on so is piled with magazines
10. Cabinet of artisanal small-batch flavoured gins, ignored in favour of necking a litre of Bombay Sapphire every weekend
11. Vinyl collection only embarked on because everyone else was
12. Ukelele, obviously
13. Storage unit full of all the stuff you got rid of to be minimalist like one of the homes in the Weekend magazine, then you got new stuff
14. Moleskine notebook containing unused outline for autobiographical novel, unused outline for travel book, unused outline for parody Twitter account, shopping list
15. Hilarious anti-Brexit » Continue Reading.
This was posted by BC Camplight today
(Please add your own f**ks in the comments. It’s good for you).
I know there is a lot of love for Prefab Sprout here, so some of you will be interested to know that Sony are beginning a re-issue campaign with “remastered vinyl editions of 1984 debut Swoon, along with 1988’s From Langley Park To Memphis, the sumptuous 1990 album Jordan: The Comeback and 1991 best of, A Life Of Surprises.”
CD-based deluxe editions with extra tracks are also expected.
‘Dropping’ on August 30th, they are available to pre-order now.
I’m probably wrong, but it occurred to me today that I can’t think of a song that Elton John has covered*
Are there any other musicians who have only released their own stuff?
* I googled it and everything.
New track from Hiss Golden Messenger ‘I Need A Teacher’
SDE website reporting the lowest prices to date for most of the box sets – CD & vinyl at Amazon. £37 and £35 down from £63 and £60 respectively for sets 1 & 2. Apparently it’s due to competition from HMV, but I was unable to figure out how to buy an actual product to purchase on HMV.com [by anyone, not just Bush] – probably just me being thick.
In honour of this charming story, I have hidden a clue in the title of this post. Those who find the answer shall be rewarded sevenfold