Newly acquired objects of sound: July to September

It’s been a busy few months for me –  I haven’t been buying too many items, but we’ve moved home, spent time exploring the new surroundings, and we’re currently in the middle of some home improvements.  I also used the time to investigate a whole load of music that some of you have been writing…

Reconnect me to the beauty that I’m missin’

So, I’d been offline for a good couple of weeks, but I dare say you’ll have noticed I’m back.  I moved house, y’see.  We bought ourselves a place that we fell in love with and the change in scenery has been very welcome. The kids are settling and enjoying new surroundings – particularly the wee…

The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices (Poptek, 2018)

Let’s talk about The 1984 Draft, eh?   They are new to me, but I’ve been listening to their Makes Good Choices album a fair bit over the last couple of weeks and I’ve decided that I like it a whole lot.  According to the press stuffs, the Deyton, Ohio four piece “channels American rock sensibilities…

Judas Touch

Bob Dylan, eh?  A poet.  A singer of songs.  An artist.  A thief.  Everyone has their own take on the man.  Their idea of who he is shaped by his music and various articles and books, etc.  Most importantly, they all have their own experiences and their own take on that old ‘what Bob Dylan…

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…

New Additions: Where’s the Danzig?

It was my Birthday at the end of March there and, naturally, some new records have somehow found their way into my collection (nestling snugly into the ‘need to listen’ pile). I also decided to pick up an album that’s been on my list a wee while. What are they?  It’s funny you should ask….

“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…

“Man, this looks great”: December Record Round Up

Happy New Year, folks!  Figured a post about some new additions was a suitable first post of the year.  Just so happens that one of them is one of my favourite additions of 2017, while the other is my favourite addition of 2018 so far (arrived just last week).  So, here goes. *edit: I forgot…

“Found them on That Discogs”

Two new additions waiting for me when I arrived home from work. Bonus pick-me-ups at the end of a difficult week. I’ve been after these for a while and decided to snap them up when I saw them on Discogs for a couple of quid (including postage, I got them both for little over £6)….