that interview with J Mascis was the Wire mag Invisible Jukebox feature?
my favourite one of those was with Kevin Shields. he knew none of the records or artists they played for him.
the best part was where he said he never heard of Derek Bailey.
Wire and Maximum Rock n Roll both started in...
I think Big Black were great and stopped when they began running out of good ideas.
I haven't listened to them much since I was 17 but still they were my favourite band for a while.
I don't like Rapeman who were disappointing considering the people involved.
Shellac were never of interest to...
In Simon Reynolds book Retromania from about a decade ago, he came to the conclusion that after the 60's mods there has always been retro tendencies in pop culture.
e.g. Beatles vaudeville songs on Sgt Pepper, psychedelic embrace of Victorian dandy style and Alice in Wonderland, US singer song...
Cabaret Voltaire - The Living Legends (1990 comp. of 1978-81 material)
Kirk's wonderful guitar playing through his Chris Watson designed effects box sounds like no one else.
ground zero for Sheffield becoming world renowned for electronic music
while I've paid very little attention to anything Richard H. Kirk has done since, the first decade of Cabaret Voltaire is some of the greatest music I've ever heard. it's a terrible shock to hear one of the living legends is gone.
I didn't even know Laura Lynn cared for children, so I've sent them something.
brilliant to see how well Eoin is doing.
a kid in my area called Billy Goulding suffered a sudden virus aged maybe two and was left paralysed and later lost his speech. he's about 8 or 9 now but like...
I never had a bank account until 2018 i.e. after you had your house adapted for Eoin (so no debit card, no donation).
is everything still OK for him at home? or do want any donations to go to Laura Lynn?
the songs would probably be fairly pop without the production, which while not that appealing to me either, is by far the best thing about this. I tolerated listening to this for 30 minutes. self indulgent and the lyrics had nothing to say to me.
Mormon propaganda video for Days Like These...
I gave this a listen the other day.
not sure if the vocals or narrative add a whole lot IMO.
one reasons that I Iistened to this was the Paris GRM studio reference in the bio, as I am a sucker for old electronic music.
it drifted by me enough that I doubt I'd to listen to it again. I am always...
Jimmy was a loudmouth of course and on Saint and Greavsie, Ian St John was the straight man who did the actual presenting and tried not to laugh at Jimmy while he was given a lot of leeway to clown around. and Jimmy wrote for The Sun and The Mail. about 1986 he was an ITV Breakfast TV...
Jim doesn't really need a bio from me other than to say he was the best goal scorer ever to come out Britain after scoring 357 goals in Division 1 (and 9 in Serie A) when he retired at 31.
366 goals (one more than Gerd Muller's 365 for Bayern) was a record for Europe's big Leagues until...
Chris Anker Sorensen (5 September 1984 - 18 September 2021)
Danish cycling commentator and former pro road cyclist.
Chris Anker was hit by a driver when out cycling in Belgium on Saturday and later died as a result of his injuries.
He was a fine climber who loved a breakaway and was a fans...
The Black album is very good - for a mega selling LP - but it was so overplayed at the time I have little desire to hear it again. the first three Metallica albums are excellent but you could stop there really.
and apart from One I don't like And Justice For All much.
I only knew a few Metallica...
Bubba's been around a lot recently mostly on Friday's about noon near Holland and Barrett. wasn't there today though. nearly everyone knows him at this stage so he has to keep saying hello to people during his RnB flavoured rap tunes. he's very good at dissing rivals in rap battles.
I used to...