Here's a strange one... Poco were a band I only heard of thanks to Blabber 'n' Smoke's Paul Kerr. He'd mentioned them once or twice and said he liberated a copy of Head Over Heels during a visit to a charity shop. It was mine if I wanted it. Of course, being into records, Buffalo … Continue reading Poco – Head Over Heels (1975)
When I started this whole blogging thing a few years back, the purpose was really just to write about what I was listening to. I didn't really give much thought to whether or not folks would be interested enough to enter into discussions and I certainly didn't imagine that I'd meet a whole bunch of … Continue reading Heavy Meet-up Overload
So, I've been listening to the new Queens of the Stone Age track, The Way You Used To Do, a helluva lot since it appeared on YouTube the other week. It's a belter. A real groover. I've been declaring it the best track I've heard this year. Nothing to do with Homme & Co. being one … Continue reading Best track I’ve heard this year.
Man. Wednesday was a strange ol' day. The boy and I done some Adventuring in the morning. That involves going for a walk wherever he wants to go. Like his daddy, he's taken to trains. So we tend to go to the station that's just a couple of minutes from our home and wait for … Continue reading Love
I finally picked up a pen with the intention of sketching.
I got some new records last week. New records are good, right? They are indeed. I popped into the Record Fayre on Thursday afternoon determined to snag a copy of The Power Station LP that I'd seen in there during all my visits over the last few years. Did I find it, though? No I … Continue reading “New records are good, right?”: New Additions
I was late jumping aboard the Soundgarden bus, but I spent a whole lot of listening hours with Cornell since I first heard that band in the mid-90s. Nothing struck me or stayed with me quite like Superunknown, right enough. ... well, that and his contribution to Singles. Man, Seasons was one of my favourites … Continue reading Say Hello to Heaven
Did I mention that the new Afghan Whigs album came out last Friday? I pre-ordered it and, aside from hearing the three tracks shared by the Whigs prior to its release, I managed to avoid the album stream until I got my hands on the LP. It arrived Monday, so I had a bit of … Continue reading Caught in the spell of stormy weather
So, Mark Lanegan Band's Gargoyle was released on Friday. I actually pre-ordered it a while back via that Amazon, but I cancelled the order on Friday as it hadn't been dispatched and I needed my Lanegan fix. So, I figured I would nab it while I was in town (I work in the city … Continue reading “Check on Amazon cause it’d be roughly that much”
Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since Sturgill Simpson released Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. His second album found him dragging outlaw country right into these troubled modern times (and drawing comparisons to Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard and the likes). It was a far better album than the hype would suggest (yeah, I … Continue reading “If there’s any doubt there is no doubt”: Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (2016)