Aliens and holidays

Thursday, 28 September 2006, 0:51 | Category : Uncategorized
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This was meant to have been posted on Wednesday. But a combination of problems with Blogger, EZarchive and me leaving the country means that it’s now coming to you on Sunday morning, live and direct from my hotel room in Taormina, Sicily.
I was going to announce that after the frenzied blogging over the last couple [...]

Endings… part 2

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 11:28 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s over. An ending I’m genuinely sad about. After four years or so, The Blue Room has come to an end. For those who don’t know it, it was a late night radio show running from 5am till 7am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, hosted by Rob da Bank (Sat) and Chris Coco (Sun). [...]

Endings… part 1

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 8:52 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m way late with this valedictory post. Everyone else has posted about the demise of Arab Strap already, but I thought that it would be churlish for their departure to go unremarked on The Daily Growl. I guess my lack of urgency is something to do with the fact that I wasn’t their biggest fan. [...]

Everything comes back to Pavement

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 0:24 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s a new thing on The Daily Growl. A guest post! Oh yes. It’s the first in which may be an occasional, or even regular thing (a column?) from ‘reverend war character’. You never know. Here’s what he suggested.
“everyone’s rightly getting steamed up over the new irs REM compilation. let’s acknowledge that all things [...]

End of the Road Festival - Sunday

Monday, 25 September 2006, 21:57 | Category : Uncategorized
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Sunday morning started bright and sunny, in contrast to the grey skies of Saturday. The sun kept shining until just after I’m From Barcelona’s set, which seemed appropriate, given their sparkly day-glo pop music. In the hands of one man and an acoustic guitar, these songs would be insufferably twee, but coming from a 29-piece [...]

End of the Road Festival - Saturday

Monday, 25 September 2006, 18:25 | Category : Uncategorized
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Saturday started for us with a bit of wandering and peacock-spotting, followed by at trip back to the Big Top to check out Metronomy. I liked them. They’re about as well-known for their remixes as their own stuff, but their compositions sound good. Live, they’re bound to get Hot Chip comparisons – except it’s only [...]

End of the Road Festival - Friday

Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 7:36 | Category : Uncategorized
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After a spot of hammock-swinging, my musical day on Friday started with M. Craft in the Big Top, where I remained for the rest of the evening. One of the great things about End of the Road was that there was a deliberate intention to give bands longer slots than they nornally would have for [...]

Back from the End of the Road

Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 7:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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Just back from the first ever End of the Road festival. Well, I got back a couple of days ago, but I’m just getting round to posting now. What a brilliant festival! If I was wearing a hat, I’d take it off to the organisers Sofia Hagberg and Simon Taffe for putting on such a [...]

Keep on going to the End of the Road

Friday, 15 September 2006, 12:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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No more posts for a few days folks (not that I’ve been that regular lately anyway), as I’m off the the great-looking End of the Road festival. Thanks to the lovely people at ace London gig promoters Eat Your Own Ears, I won me a couple of tickets. So we’re off again, to what is [...]

I believe in the way you move

Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 18:11 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve recently come to appreciate Jeremy Warmsley. I first heard about him because discovered he is a friend of Daily Growl fave Emmy the Great. Maybe that’s an odd way to go about it, since JW is the signed artist with an album on the way, whereas Emmy isn’t. But hey, the music world works [...]