Live Leisure

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 16:15 | Category : Live music
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I’m missing out on seeing The Leisure Society at ULU tonight, due to an unfortunate social clash. So I won’t be there to witness their triumphant version of A Matter of Time, surely their best song, despite what the Ivor Novello people thought. So instead, here’s a version of that song, recorded live last night [...]

Mercury mundanity

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 12:15 | Category : Lists
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Ah, the Mercury prize. Every year, providing the opportunity for music fans to complain about how it’s a bad representation of British music, because it doesn’t contain X, Y and Z albums - and what’s that one doing on there? It’s crap. And so on.
This year, as with every year, the list contains albums I [...]