Morning Music

Radio and I have never really gotten along. It’s mostly my fault. I don’t listen. badum tish! Actually, that’s not all that far from the truth. I don’t listen to the radio all that much, it’s just never been a part of any routine. Radio wasn’t a big part of my childhood as it never occurred to me that there might be stations other than those my parents listened to, so for the most part I grew up listening to albums. The one time I do listen to the radio is in the car on my commute which brings me to my quandary. What, or more exactly who, should I listen to? Music wise my tastes lie somewhere between Radio …

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Landfill Indie

Great article about the current state of the UK music scene. Now, whilst I disagree that the Fratellis fall into this camp and feel it is a tad harsh to blame all of this on the Arctic Monkeys, the article mirrors my current thoughts, largely fuelled by listening to X-FM in the morning commute to work (Not a fan of Radio 2 in the mornings, nor the inane chat on Radio Scotland and Radio Clyde). There seems to be a lack of anything new and original, with band after bland band churning out the same punk-lite, faux gritty, rat-a-tat-tat style tunes. It’s no wonder I’m reaching for some old favourites every time I fire up iTunes. You don’t need to …

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Tit on the radio

Radio Scotland Arts Show So yes, I was on the radio. LAST Tuesday. I only found this out today after emailing the researcher who had neglected to tell me when it would be broadcast. So, apologies to any new visitors who have come and expected me to be talking about ‘being on the radio’. It’s a bit weird to hear it all edited together… it’s easy to tell when I’m ‘chatting’ and when I’m reading from my site, just as it is easy to hear that I was put on the spot a bit and managed to make up a couple of words… farmship? What? My moment of fame, captured forever. Digest away people! (Ohh and I’ll edit it later …

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Meant to say

I’ve got a couple things in draft that I’ve not gotten around to finishing yet, mainly because I can’t seem to complete the thoughts themselves. One centres around my surprise at the attitude of some people when they heard I was off to a gay pub last Friday night. It was shocking, eye opening and more (the reactions, not the pub, although that was eye opening in another way…). The other concerns the “Blog Clique” posting, but I’m still analysing that one. Ohh and currently listening to Blog Day on Radio Scotland!

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