Archive for November, 2010

Spotify Sunday

Animal Noises

Animal Noises

Animals. Yes, that’s about as complex as this playlist gets. I spend far too much time coming up with themes that might string together my catholic music tastes into a coherent mixtape, butsometimes the simplest ideas are the best. I did consider specifically selecting songs that reference animals but, in [...]

by × November 28, 2010 × 0 comments

Music

Great Albums – Sound of Silver

Great Albums – Sound of Silver

If you read this blog regularly, or follow me on Twitter, you will know that music is a huge part of my life – and has been since my late teens,when I first started buying records and going to gigs. Of course, listening to a great deal of music and [...]

by × November 25, 2010 × 0 comments

Spotify Sunday

North of the Border

North of the Border

It’s that time again: emails from newspapers and magazines asking me to contribute to their Books of the Year round-ups.  Sadly, I’m seldom asked about my favourite albums of thepast year, yet I spend a lot of time pondering this annual list.  And this year, the majority of music I’ve [...]

by × November 21, 2010 × 0 comments

Music

Joy Division in pictures

Joy Division in pictures

In more than 30 years of listening to music, the most important bands in my life all have one thing in common: they are totally identifiable with place. The Clash are 100% a London band, and crucially a West London band, with Portobello and Notting Hill soaked into their sound [...]

by × November 8, 2010 × 0 comments