This was the gig of tuning problems. First up, Mark Kozelek, who had a little mid-set difficulty in tuning his guitar. But unlike most gigs, there wasn’t the impatient shuffling and outbreak of loud chatter, just a reverent hush from the true believers who were there, I guess, as much to see the ’support act’ [...]
The Guardian yesterday told us that:
Lovers of the old-fashioned record shop should think about going into mourning - an online music store has outsold two of its high street rivals for the first time.
But then we find out that the ‘old-fashioned record shops’ are Tower and Borders! I think lovers of music, and old-fashioned record [...]
There’s an article in Time Out magazine this week about how marketing for films can be misleading. Really? It’s a real shame for the poor fools who go to see a film based solely on the poster. Take for instance the person who went to see Dark Water expecting a ’supernatural frightfest’ and got “a [...]
Way back in October, I had a choice of two gigs this week. One was Kristin Hersh at the Scala and the other was Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at ULU. What to do? Wallow in nostalgia for a music that (for me) represents another age, or go with the hipsters to check out the [...]