Top 20 albums of 2006 - 20 to 11

Sunday, 10 December 2006, 16:26 | Category : Uncategorized
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Well, here it is. I’ve deliberated long, but not particularly hard, and come up with my top 20 albums 0f 2006. This is they. One thing I’ve noticed is how little there is between these albums, and how much this list has changed, even while I’ve been writing it. The top 10 was relatively easy [...]

Jack Penate

Thursday, 7 December 2006, 23:27 | Category : Uncategorized
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Sometimes you change your mind about some music. I might have done. The first time I heard Jack Penate, it was when he supported Lily Allen at Bush Hall back in July. I didn’t think he was much cop. It seemed pretty forgettable stuff at the time, and I didn’t even mention him in [...]

Danielson / Jeffrey Lewis @ The Luminaire, 3 December

Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 8:21 | Category : Uncategorized
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“Any trumpet steppers in the audience?” asks Daniel Smith a bit cryptically a few songs into Sunday night’s gig at the Luminaire. There’s not much response from the crowd. “Surely there’s some” continues Smith “There are in most cities we go to”. But apparently not. But everyone knows what’s coming. Maybe they’re all bracing themselves [...]

Christmas is coming…

Sunday, 3 December 2006, 12:54 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s December. Christmas is coming. I can’t avoid it. So I bit the bullet and did a centre-of-town blitz on Saturday afternoon. It was quite successful, and was made more satisfying by my visit to Santa’s Ghetto. For those who don’t know it, Santa’s Ghetto is a yearly thing, where a load of ’street artists’ [...]

Word up? More Willis

Friday, 1 December 2006, 23:44 | Category : Uncategorized
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As I’ve probably said before, The Daily Growl isn’t a request show. But I do respond to stuff sometimes, you know. Recently I’ve had a surprising amount of people getting in touch with me about Willis. Given all the much more famous people I’ve blogged about, why Willis, the young, deep-voiced country-soul singer from London [...]