Do you hate bendy buses?

Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 16:47 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m a bit late with this one. A week late in fact. Because in last week’s Time Out magazine, my mate Dan got their ‘website of the week’ for his site I hate bendy buses. The link has been on my blog for months, but he’s finally got the popular acclaim he’s been waiting [...]

The way we see it

Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 16:29 | Category : Uncategorized
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There’s a great London website I came across recently. It’s called The Way We See It and it’s basically sets of photos submitted by people who go to a specific London street in a given week, and take photos of it - in the way they see it. A selection of these are posted [...]

Willis update

Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 13:01 | Category : Uncategorized
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Well, I did wonder out loud about Willis the other day. And as if in response, I got an email from her (mailing list) at the weekend. It went something like this (converted from the awkward all-capitals format of the email):
“at the moment, i am busy trying to work out how the live show is [...]

Lights from the Wheelhouse

Sunday, 9 April 2006, 9:52 | Category : Uncategorized
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Supergroups are the thing these days. In recent years we’ve had Zwan and Gorillaz. Last year we had Brakes. This year we’ve got The Raconteurs. Heck, we’ve even got the recent much-misunderstood collaboration between Sufjan, Rosie Thomas and Denison Witmer to look forward to sometime. Maybe.
And here’s another, although a bit more low-key. It isn’t [...]

Calexico at the 100 Club

Thursday, 6 April 2006, 21:47 | Category : Uncategorized
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Joey Burns is telling a story. Nothing unusual in that - loads of bands that are given to a bit of in-between song banter do. However, the difference is that he’s singing the story, backed by the rest of Calexico improvising impressively. He’s already sung introductions to the band.
The story’s mainly about a Mexican [...]

Come get some

Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 12:09 | Category : Uncategorized
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Today I’ve been trying to find out some current info on Hayley Willis, an artist who thrilled me a couple of years ago with her album Come Get Some. But it’s been pretty hard.
She emerged with that album, recorded under her surname and released on 679 records, in the latter half of 2003. It [...]

The best of March

Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 12:23 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m a bit late with my review of March, but I’ve been busy over the weekend, and yesterday was Mrs. Growl’s birthday. During the day’s activities, I spotted the above in Berkley Square. A sight to warm the heart among the wealthy excess of Mayfair.
Anyway, back to the music…
Album of the Month

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XL day 5: finishing off

Saturday, 1 April 2006, 8:58 | Category : Uncategorized
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Well, the final day of XL week didn’t really happen. I was busy, tired, and ended up flopping in front of the TV with Mrs Growl. It was unusually, a good night for TV. Mainly because of the new series of Green Wing, which is already living up to high hopes, as well as [...]