Ivor Cutler RIP

Tuesday, 7 March 2006, 23:31 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve just found out that the great Scottish poet/musician Ivor Cutler has died. Apparently he died on Friday, but the news only came ou today. I can’t claim to be a big fan, but I’ve been aware of him ever since I started listening to John Peel back in my fresh teenage days. His [...]

Emmy the Great

Tuesday, 7 March 2006, 0:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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Apart from the obvious greatness of Tilly and the Wall at their recent Buffalo Bar gig, the other great thing about the evening was the quality of the support act. I had no idea who the singer was, as she ran through a short but delightful set of acoustic songs, with snappy lyrics and [...]

What a result!

Tuesday, 7 March 2006, 0:01 | Category : Uncategorized
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They’re over again for another year. And despite some complaints about the ceremony being a bit flat, I’m pretty happy with the results. I’m glad that Brokeback Mountain didn’t sweep the board – it’s good but not that good. I totally approve of most of the awards. Philip Seymour Hoffman finally getting mainstream recognition [...]