Happy Christmas

Friday, 25 December 2009, 23:40 | Category : Songs
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Everything’s been running late this season. Right up to yesterday. I was all set to do my usual Christmas Eve post, and the pre-Christmas preparations were going well. Until the knife slipped. And Growl Junior got a fever. Things have strugged to keep up since, and only now the house is quiet, I’m here with [...]

Seven (Christmas) Songs: Slow Club

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 17:13 | Category : Seven Songs
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The last ever Seven Songs takes on a festive theme, which is particularly relevant to Slow Club. Since they’ve just released a Christmas EP, where they take on a couple of Darlene Love classics, as well as their own seasonal tunes, it seemed appropriate to ask them for seven Christmas songs. So Charles has kindly [...]

The Monroe Transfer

Saturday, 20 December 2008, 0:26 | Category : Good new stuff
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I rarely dip my toe into the world of classical music, but for a number of good reasons, I’ve found myself listening to the music of Arvo Part a lot lately. So it was with some surprise that I received a PR email about The Monroe Transfer namechecking the Latvian composer (”if you like … [...]