Don’t we all?

with a head full of nonsense I ran from the kitchen holding a mug and a sugar ring donut, which was falling to pieces all over the carpet, while I’m spilling coffee all over the floor. I could have laughed when I realised.  Instead I cursed and threw words from my mouth. I’ve spent the last…

“a shambolic teenage riot”

Sleepyhouse was my first proper band.  We were, as one of our friends put it, “a shambolic teenage riot”.  We were barely proficient with our instruments, with three of us playing ‘seriously’ (I use that term loosely) for a matter of months, while our drummer, Adam, was a very talented guitarist.  As shambolic as we…

Love

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…

… 12 Months On. I’m addicted.

12 months ago my brother gave me a record player and it changed how I listen to music at home.  It was a shot in the arm, really.  The encouragement to start picking up lost and forgotten albums as well as the ‘classics’ that I’d maybe ignored (like, say, Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard).  The concept of…

Declutter …

Today has found me looking through what CDs I have left and picking out what can go vs. what can stay.  There’s a bunch of CDs there that I’ve had for 20 or so years that I still listen to, so they’ll be kept.  The others, though, as much as I sigh at the thought…

More lists?? …

Currently flicking through the vinyl that I’ve bought this year and thinking about my favourites.  So a ‘year in vinyl’ post beckons, I expect.  Also spotted a bunch o’ unfinished ‘draft’ posts (missing images or just don’t seem to have been published and what not), so I’ll need to sort that out, too.

Pitchfork streaming Black Pudding!

Being a huge fan of Mark Lanegan I’d pre-ordered this one a few weeks ago.  Looking forward to it arriving too.  Today, though, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Pitchfork have something of an exclusive – they’re streaming the album in it’s entirety!  I can’t ignore that (though I did consider it). Up until today…