“Does the internet dream of the internet?”, asked the internet while everything else was asleep.
Brazilian Heavy Metal Icons Sepultura + San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Legends Death Angel tour this May! Get your tickets here: “The second Sepultura entered the stage the whole place went absolutely crazy. Neck-breaking headbanging, mosh pits and crowdsurfers were there right from the first minute to the very last note” – Heavy Metal Bands Info (Sepultura Review)
How Bizarre is 20 years old. In fact a little older now even. When I was asked to write a book about important/favourite songs I was encouraged to make it a personal selection but there was a list supplied of obvious contenders. Top of that list was How Bizarre.
By the time of this show – April 2016 – my relationship with most promoters had deteriorated. So much so I pretty much couldn’t get in to the ‘big’ shows. And the Dominion Post expected a review but didn’t expect to have to do anything about it – they wouldn’t even ask for review comps; […]
Bob Dylan, Infidels (1983) One of the first Bob Dylan albums I heard – and owned – I had the cassette tape first, graduated on to the CD. Never had the LP – until just very recently. But always loved this. Killer set of songs, amazing band, packed with legends – and it has the […]
He could have killed hundreds of people. But he lacked the qualifications. Another example of his failings, according to the father. And yet it was that exact failing that had saved many lives. If not his own.
Welcome to episode 90 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This is a conversation with Jules Desmond. It’s the first of two conversations I’ve had with him for the podcast – this one was recorded over a year ago. We sat down, had a good chat – my aim […]
I’ve had a few jobs in my life – I usually do more than one at any time. Some of them pay me a wage, others don’t – or barely do. Some of my jobs/tasks just feel like homework, the most relentless kind, self-imposed too, I guess. But the best job I’ve ever had is […]
Rip Rig + Panic, I Am Cold (1982) I first saw them on The Young Ones and it blew my mind, a lot of the music did on that show. But this cut in particular – and though I sought them out, have heard some Rip Rig + Panic (and have heard the album by […]
You realise consciousness is just the movie-version of the reality that’s already played out inside our skulls. It’s one person’s take – even though it’s playing out for all of us. Too many cooks in the kitchen. And it’s always heating up. But it’s only after it’s bubbled over that it begins to get served. […]
Murder On The Orient Express Director: Kenneth Branagh Twentieth Century Fox/Genre Films/Kingberg Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Murder On The Orient Express is probably the worst film I’ve ever seen on a big screen. I’m adding that movie-theatre experience because I watch a LOT of shit on TV and DVD. A lot. So it’s unlikely that […]
Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl Eagle Vision Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years as a performing artist with a run of shows at the Hollywood Bowl, guest artists, material from across his career – including a dig back to The Yardbirds, the various versions of The Jeff Beck Group, his seventies fusion, right up […]