A brief recap of a crap week. It started well on Monday (yeah that surprised me too) with a good day being productive and positive, which was topped off by a better evening at the Massive Attack gig. Tuesday was ok, and dinner with my parents to celebrate my Dad’s birthday was nice and then…Continue reading Nothing to see here
Monday evening saw me heading into Glasgow, specifically to the O2 Academy, to indulge in some sonic overloading courtesy of Massive Attack, denizens of dub, trip hop and… whatever the kids are calling their brand of electronic noise. I’ve always been a fan and can still remember, as I’m sure many others do, picking up…Continue reading Massive Attack
A few months ago I was asked to speak at a conference in Nottingham. A few months ago I bought tickets for a couple of gigs, one in Manchester (Elbow), one in Glasgow (Massive Attack). I didn’t really think about these things much until this week when I realised they were all coming up in…Continue reading Coming Soon
Pick eight significant songs to take to your desert island, but you only have two days to come up with them, said Rob. 1. Angel by Massive Attack The pounding bassline grabs you by throat whilst Horace Andy’s gentle falsetto sings of the unrequited love of a dark menace. My desert island will have a…Continue reading Desert Island Time Limit
Don’t do these often but I’m lacking inspiration – via Lyle and Uborka 1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer? 48.8 GB at time of writing (9217 songs to be precise). 2. The cd you last bought is: Still waiting to be delivered! The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom. 3.…Continue reading Musical Meme
Quick aside: What is the point of having your wedding list available on a website, when you can’t actually see, or find, a description of what the cryptic product code means? John Lewis I’m looking at you! I don’t know what COPPER DIAM B/C is, when I click on the link you handily provide, I…Continue reading Off the beaten
As promised here is a ‘quick’ recap of your feedback so far. The bands are listed in no particular order, with the acts I’ll be trying the hardest to catch in bold. Ben Kweller – recommended by Gillian and Robyn Thea Gilmore – tentatively recommended by David Michael Franti – Gillian says “MUST see” and…Continue reading T in the Park – so far
100th WindowPicked up the new Massive Attack album today. Hugely disappointing on a first listen, lacks the power of Mezzanine, or any of the wonderful melodies from either of the first two albums.. what a shame.