The big catch-up 1: The Voices

Friday, 29 June 2007, 16:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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First up in my catch-up is The Voices, hailing from Port Talbot in South Wales, whose new album The Sound of Young America was amongst a bunch of stuff I got from the fine Welsh label My Kung Fu. I’d never heard of them before, and this is actually their second album. Mind you, it’s [...]

A surfeit of pink

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 13:31 | Category : Uncategorized
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Bear with me. One last baby-related post, before I get back onto proper bands and reviews and things. I sort of need to get all the pink out of my system.
You see, you get a lot of pink when you have a baby girl. And not all of it is desired either. Not that Mrs [...]

I’m back! Let the catch-up commence!

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 13:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m back at work today after three and a half weeks off for Baby Growl-related duties. Suddenly life got a whole lot easier. No matter what gets thrown at me over the next few days, it’ll be a dawdle compared to looking after a tiny baby.
The other good thing about being back here, with [...]

Singles going steady 6: I heart Bjork

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 12:31 | Category : Uncategorized
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The next one up in my trawl through my decaying collection of CD singles is a timely one, following as it does Bjork’s stunning performance at Glastonbury last week. I’ve been caning her albums at home ever since, and Volta hasn’t even popped through my letterbox yet. This single is another CD that Mrs Growl [...]

Glastonbury-by-TV: Saturday and Sunday

Monday, 25 June 2007, 20:40 | Category : Uncategorized
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So, it seems that Friday was the best day at Glastonbury. On TV at least. Saturday and Sunday certainly gave slimmer pickings of quality – I mean, at one point last night there was a choice on BBCi between watching Mika, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Rakes. Come on BBC – surely there’s better stuff [...]

Mud and bands? Nah, not for me

Saturday, 23 June 2007, 17:38 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s Glastonbury this weekend. Or Glaston-berry as the Americans call it. I’m not there. But even if I didn’t have a new small baby, I still wouldn’t be there. In past years I clamoured to go, and was bitterly disappointed when I failed to get tickets. But for the past few years I haven’t bothered.
It’s [...]

Basia Bulat @ The Fly, 1 June 2007

Friday, 22 June 2007, 17:24 | Category : Uncategorized
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This gig was only three weeks ago, but it seems like a lifetime away now. There’s a hell of a lot happened to me since then. But even though it’s late, I though it was worth writing a bit about it because firstly it was my last gig as a childless (man and probably my [...]

The Baby’s number 1

Sunday, 17 June 2007, 23:14 | Category : Uncategorized
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Forgive me another baby-related post. It is my all-consuming preoccupation at the moment, so I’m sure you’ll understand. Anyway, amongst the many congratulatory emails we received after announcing the birth of The Baby Growl, one was from a friend who suggested that like her, we bought a copy of the number one single of the [...]

Quick and easy: Black Cab Sessions

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 17:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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Not much time for proper blogging at the moment, but I’ve got an excuse for that. Instead enjoy a couple of film clips of two of The Daily Growl’s favorite artists playing songs in the back of London black cabs. These ‘black cab sessions’ are the work of the people at Hidden Fruit. Nice start [...]

The Baby Growl is here

Saturday, 9 June 2007, 17:29 | Category : Uncategorized
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Apologies for my lack of posts recently, and for lack of posts in the near future too. There’s a good reason for this though. On Tuesday morning at 7:06am we were introduced to The Baby Growl for the first time, when she was forcibly evicted from the dark warm place she has called home for [...]