All art is quite useless according to Oscar Wilde Turner 1775 to 1851 Toulouse-Lautrec 1864 to 1901 Andy Warhol 1928 … Continue reading All Art Is Quite Useless
Junior Kimbrough All Night Long is an incredible record. It really is all the more remarkable when you consider that … Continue reading Music Ancient As Man
Before he seemingly mislaid his knack of writing a good tune* I was quite a Prince fan, buying a shed … Continue reading Purplelectricity
Hola Amigos! What with 1537 being a bit of a retrospective gig I thought I would very self-indulgently* let you know … Continue reading Like, Now, Wow!
It’s Monday, I’m tired and so instead of a 9 LP box set and Lego extravaganza you get a 12″ … Continue reading Edge/ Ledge / Hedge / Veg
I have a slightly ambivalent relationship with Radiohead, I mean I like them, I really dig their attitude on a … Continue reading You Want Me, Chuckles? Well …
Proto Prog Pretentious Disco Funk; it was all the rage in 1977 sweeping all other genres before it. Glam? take … Continue reading Stalked By The Disco Robot
Whilst I really like The Cars Heartbeat City, sometimes when I hear it I just think ‘Yuk, too many 80’s synths’ and … Continue reading Car Slick
Ahh, the effortless poetry of Grammy categories … anyway, as all you happenin’ hepcats and hepkitties know the winner that … Continue reading Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration, 1960
I can take a lickin’ And I’ll come back kickin’ I’m kentucky fried But I ain’t no chicken (from ‘Going … Continue reading Y’all Can Kick Me When I’m Dead
This is one of the very few bootleg LPs I own, it always messes up my compulsive cataloguing system – it … Continue reading When You Look Me In The Eye
I first heard about Laurie Anderson listening to an interview with Queen drummer Roger Taylor in about 1987, one of … Continue reading Perpetual (e)Motion
Stiff Little Fingers never get their dues it seems to me. If they’re remembered at all, it’s as politically angry young … Continue reading Question Everything You’re Told
There aren’t many bands I’ve ever fallen for as hard as I fell for Jane’s Addiction back in 1988. They … Continue reading Mounting Song
See a black Eldorado Oh, rolling along down below my window That black girl in the back looks pretty good … Continue reading Jesus This Is Iggy
Just a quickie tonight about a song I really rather like, James Sit Down. Now I’m not cool enough to … Continue reading Sod ‘Em, What Do They Expect!
Just listen while I’m dissin’ cause you’re pissin’ me off You gotta love Run DMC. No that’s not a figure … Continue reading I Cut The Head Off The Devil And I Throw It At You
Although I had friends who swore by them* and even went to see them in 1990, apart from a single … Continue reading Every Man Is An Island, Every Woman Is A Sea
I learned a few things today about an LP I thought I knew all about; Deep Purple Machine Head, from … Continue reading Where Have They Hidden My Throne?