Jonny Greenwood Phantom Thread (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Nonesuch If The Master soundtrack was where it was confirmed that Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood was more than moonlighting, was in fact an actual film score composer, then his soundtrack for Phantom Thread certainly builds on that; is in fact his finest film score to date.
Yeah-yeah, I know they’re important in the scheme of things (or a footnote at least) – in fact I wrote about them as part of a piece about the key San Fran bands but I have to admit, and here’s the place to do it, I’ve just never cared/got the buzz about Quicksilver Messenger Service. […]
Last one out of the office please leave the enlightenment on. There’ll be a virtue to signal first thing – as soon as you’re woke tomorrow. A great golden show of thanks until then then: nga mihi na. Don’t forget to treat everyone as equal – unless you’re greater than some of their politics.
John Denver, John Denver’s Greatest Hits (1972) A standup argument with my dad one day, telling him how much I love that Joe Walsh song Rocky Mountain Way and he’s all, “Nah, that’s John Denver” and I say, “No. That’s Rocky Mountain High” and he says, “Whatever!” In a way that suggests he just wants […]
Billy Bragg Bridges Not Walls – EP Billy Bragg/Cooking Vinyl The fucking Brexit nonsense and the rise of Trump and general non-thinking must be exciting to someone like Billy Bragg. I’m not trying to be churlish, but imagine how easy it is for him to write songs around that? Well, actually, it has proved fine […]
Van Morrison Versatile SMG No need to slow down and too late to stop by quite a way, and so here we have Van Morrisson’s second brand new album of 2017, this one arriving right at the end of the year and just a few short months after the also very good Roll With The […]
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The Wellington Film Society’s program for 2018 is about to get underway. This year the films will be screened on Monday nights, from 6.15pm on the giant Embassy screen. And the opening night’s film is Brazil, a classic from Terry Gilliam.
The Holy Soul / Bowerbirds, That’s All / Give It [Single] (2009) The 7” single format. A great format. Right? One song to announce an artist, to be defined by, to represent – one song to kick off the party, to kick out the jams. How about the split single? Even better: two chances, technically. […]
As I mentioned with a previous entry into this series featuring a Presley record I am an Elvis fan. Although I wasn’t always, or at least wasn’t always deeply into Elvis. At first it was the early rock’n’roll hits, and they were part of my life – like anyone’s, or at least that’s how it […]
Hammock Mysterium Hammock Music Instantly soothing, immediately calming, beautiful, almost overwhelming in its conveyance of a profoundly deep connection between the truly joyous and hugely sorrowful, yes it’s another album by Hammock. The ambient guitar duo from Nashville – Andrew Thompson and Marc Byrd – has done it again. And in my experience with their […]
I know I’ve been quiet lately The last year’s health problems flared up again and kind of laid me low This time around I didn’t take myself off to the hospital I just tried to deal with the problems from home and finally go looking for a doctor my own Meanwhile I didn’t feel I […]