Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hannah Murray (Cassie in Skins season 1 & 2, and me and the missus's favourite character) talking about on her favourite music:

"I try to listen to a really wide range of stuff. My favourite bands/people are probably The Beatles, Nirvana, Regina Spektor, The Smiths, Tom Waits and The Velvet Underground. I also really like a lot of 70s punk, a lot of folk, The Gerbils, Lethal Bizzle, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sleater Kinney, Rufus Wainwright, Destiny's Child, Johnny Cash, 20s jazz, early Rolling Stones, Nina Simone and M.I.A."

kids today... they're different from my day... they've heard a lot... i don't think at 22, even as a wannabe music journo, someone in training as it were, i'd listened that widely... i couldn't afford to, for starters... it's not just that there's been so many more decades of music since then (22 for me = 1985), it's a whole different mentality i think... all-gates-open... eclecticism not as stance but as base-level condition of existence

which is fine if you're a punter, but how can a musician make music from such a splayed-wide sensibilty?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011



slightly different version



met one of John's Children once, in the early Eighties, at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford... i think he was working as an art teacher there ... he was totally bemused by me and Paul's excitement that we were talking to one of John's Children... i think he thought they'd been rubbish

forget which one though -- Chris Townson?







Friday, April 15, 2011



"sounds like a jolly Syd full o' Marmite" (Federica Pagani)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

the shitey side of New Pop, and its arse end








this extended dancemix not as shite as the original song/video




for my shame i once liked the blow monkeys