Nothing to see here

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

Massive Attack

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

Coming Soon

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

Desert Island Time Limit

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

Musical Meme

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.

Off the beaten

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

T in the Park – so far

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 RobynThea Gilmore - tentatively recommended by DavidMichael Franti - Gillian says "MUST see" and Mike confirms that

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.