That’s a’ that then

Sunday, 30 December 2007, 0:42 | Category : Uncategorized
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2007. Another year over, a new one almost begun. Here’s my last post of the year before i head off on my parent-with-child-friendly NYE break, I have some unfinished business to take care of.

When I say unfinished business, I mean exactly that. After struggling last year to whittle down my favourite songs into a top [...]

That’s a’ that then

Sunday, 30 December 2007, 0:42 | Category : Uncategorized
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2007. Another year over, a new one almost begun. Here’s my last post of the year before i head off on my parent-with-child-friendly NYE break, I have some unfinished business to take care of.

When I say unfinished business, I mean exactly that. After struggling last year to whittle down my favourite songs into a top [...]

Happy Christmas

Monday, 24 December 2007, 11:44 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s Christmas Eve. I’m at work, but not working as is evident from this post. It’s actually a good day to be coming in - quiet commute, and just after 9am was a good time to go to Oxford Street for last-minute Christmas shopping - I’ve hardly seen it so quiet.

Anyway, I wasn’t going [...]

My best gigs of 2007

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 17:11 | Category : Uncategorized
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This has been a funny old year for gigs in the world of The Daily Growl. First five months I carried on my regular gig-going habit, albeit with a little more urgency knowing that frequent time spent in London’s live music venues was drawing to a close, all due to the imminent arrival of The [...]

Albums of 2007: numbers 10-1

Monday, 17 December 2007, 14:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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…and to the top 10. Again, alterations made up to the last minute, but I think I’ve got something I’m happy with. The top two were never in doubt for me – clearly ahead of the rest by some way, so the thing was working out which one came out first. It’s done. Here ye [...]

Albums of 2007: numbers 11-20

Thursday, 13 December 2007, 17:06 | Category : Uncategorized
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So here it is. A bit of poking an tweaking and we have the beginnings of this year’s best albums list. These are the records that have been most played and most enjoyed by me this year, all arranged in an order that was changing right up to the last minute. I’ve largely cribbed from [...]

Lists, Lists, Lists

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 17:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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I missed a train to Liverpool last week, so I had an hour to kick around Euston station till the next one. I killed some time in WH Smiths in the unusual activity of reading music mags, but what an uninspiring lot the end of year lists were. Q was surely the worst – a [...]

Akron/Family & Phosphorescent @ Cargo, 2 December 2007

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 12:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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“This is your last fucking chance!” shouted Akron/Family’s Miles Seaton near the end of their encore. “We’re going home after this, so this is your last chance to go mad”. Even though his tone had a threatening edge, he really didn’t need to persuade us. All it needed was the drums to kick in again [...]

It’s Christmas! Time to spend your money!

Monday, 10 December 2007, 17:39 | Category : Uncategorized
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Christmas is a-coming and bloggers are stacking up on the festive-related songs. But, rather than posting a load of random Christmas songs by Various Artists, I’m going to encourage you to buy stuff. Yes – actually part with hard cash. There are not free downloadable Xmas tunes here. However, buy buying these songs, you’ll not [...]

It’s Christmas! Time to spend your money!

Monday, 10 December 2007, 17:39 | Category : Uncategorized
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Christmas is a-coming and bloggers are stacking up on the festive-related songs. But, rather than posting a load of random Christmas songs by Various Artists, I’m going to encourage you to buy stuff. Yes – actually part with hard cash. There are not free downloadable Xmas tunes here. However, buy buying these songs, you’ll not [...]