As it’s nearly the end of the year, how about a handy place to keep links to various end of year charts? Here’s the chart from the lovely people at Piccadilly Records to set us on our way.
Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset
End Of The Road festival is now an established late summer staple for music aficionados. Held since 2006 in the glorious surroundings of Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset, the focus of the organizers appears to be to improve upon the quality of the audience’s experience each year. A laudable philosophy and one which has me slavering with anticipation from the March announcements of the line-up through to the festival’s opening on the first Thursday in September. The weekend does not disappoint.
Tent pitched and site orientation completed, the first music of the weekend is Margo Price on the Woods stage. Margo presents herself more as a farmhand at a barn dance/hoedown than the Midwest farmer’s daughter, complete with flowery dress, who appeared on Later With Jools Holland earlier this year. She has a blast and, although on occasions the lyrics are dangerously close to sounding like parody, her energy and excitement are contagious. Rambunctious closer “Hurtin’ On The Bottle” surely wins over any doubters.
Young upstarts Whitney have gathered positive press over the summer and their debut album “Light Upon The Lake” has considerable charm. Their performance on the gorgeous, enclosed » Continue Reading.
I’m sure we’ve done this before, but why is the world so keen to be outraged? Today’s news features “outrage” at a comment by Chris Boardman and a (perhaps ill-advised bu surely not intentionally offensive) tweet by Ellen Degeneres. Links below:
I used to think of myself as a fairly liberal, tolerant individual – then I saw this. Aside from anything else, how “self-sufficient” are you if you ask other people to fund your lifestyle? Hardly Tom and Barbra Good are they?