Monthly Archive: May, 2012

Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized

Oh thank God. It’s good. It’s really, really good. To be a Spiritualized fan is to have patience, as they are one of those bands with a very rich history and an extremely… Continue reading

How To Be A Rock Critic

As you can no doubt tell I’ve been devouring Lester Bangs rants lately. One of his most famous, and a particular favorite of mine, is his raving editorial on “How To Be A… Continue reading


From Pitchfork: “Fucking Queen. For all their reported bombast, pomp, and tendency to overshoot and double-slaughter any semblances of good taste, everything you’ve heard about them is still true. They’re one of the… Continue reading

Two Of The Worst Songs Of The 1960’s

From popdose, ’cause I got nothin’ today. “Hello, I Love You,” the Doors (Amazon). I hate the Doors. Hate ‘em. Always have, always will. I hang onto my copy of the 1985 second… Continue reading

A Little Back And Forth

As much as I harp on Pitchfork-the pomposity, the ‘we know better than you’ writing style, etc-, I have to admit they have their own style, an individual voice in the sea of… Continue reading

You Can’t Choose Your Times

My 500th Post! Although I really shouldn’t consider this a post as I’m merely stealin’ and linkin’. Whatever. Yea me! Here’s an excerpt from a particularly poignant and entertaining read, from the Poptimist… Continue reading

Twist/Run/Repulsion: Simple Minds X5

Jim Kerr and co have just released X5, a limited edition box-set of their first five albums: Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires And Dance, Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call… Continue reading


Have I ever done a post on Beck? I don’t think so. Let’s give it a quick go, then. I like Beck’s music, but his discography is so riddled with restless genre exercises… Continue reading

A Little Bit Of Nonsense