Monthly Archive: June, 2011

A Few Thoughts On A Few Bands

CHINA CRISIS: Criminally ignored and unfairly labeled “The English Steely Dan”. This is sophisticated synth-pop, with a good sense of humor. Recommend you find and download Working With Fire And Steel in it’s… Continue reading

Wilco Covers Nick Lowe’s “I Love My Label”

…which means now I have REALLY high hopes for the new album…

Pan Flute Notwithstanding

“Prog-rock is a term describing an attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility”, says, but the critics have never considered prog bands credible. Is it the multi-sectioned compositions,… Continue reading

Jam, Nazi Uniforms and Peter Hook of New Order

And just because I think that everything Bill Drummond says is fantastically subversive, here’s a link to a recent Quitus article I think you’ll enjoy. CLICK RIGHT HERE, FOLKS!!!

Vancouver Hockey Riots: WTF?!?

I’d expect this from Toronto Maple Leaf fans, but Vancouver? Check out the dude confronting the Mounties wearing a GBH and Addicts jean jacket! Come on, Canadians! Act yer ages!


Is Anybody Listening? Wouldn’t the world would be a better place had some overrated artists never existed at all? And wouldn’t the world be a better place as well had some of our… Continue reading

New Releases, Old Turds

I know I talk a lot about giving up the search for new music, being too old, too tired or too broke to care, but you know what? I can’t. The thrill of… Continue reading

Totally Wired

English correspondant Nick Haines offers another insightful look into a criminally underrated band for us. This time, it’s the ‘punk’ band Wire. Enjoy!–Uncle E A child is taken to an art gallery. Here… Continue reading

Cold Plagiarism

By Nick Haines… One of the penalties of getting older is that one has increasingly ‘heard it all before’ and become increasingly staggered at the way new acts think they can get away… Continue reading

Beat My Guest

And so begins a week or so of your Uncle E taking a little break from the blog and letting our friend over the river Thames, Nick, have a go. His first piece… Continue reading