Randy Newman The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Lakeshore Records I enjoyed the film (look, it’s good not great, it’s got problems, is a bit long, is missing some actual bite but has a tender, surprising performance from Adam Sandler and has some astutely drawn observations around prickly, selfish characters). I don’t know […]
Someone posted a review I did of their album and said, “he liked it – LOL – and it’s not even dad rock”. Later on, down that same thread I was called a transphobic cock (For something I said, or perhaps something I didn’t). I wonder what I’d have been called if I hadn’t bothered […]
He was in town for the rugby, mostly. But it was a rare visit where it was just him. Not mum. Down for the weekend – and my partner was away, so it was just me and him. I was in a small apartment at the time, one bedroom and so we had a late-night-laugh […]
Welcome to episode 104 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. I had a chat with Megan Dunn – she’s an artist, art-critic and writer. She’s recently released the book Tinderbox – which I loved. I contacted Megan for a chat because I’d enjoyed some of the press and interviews around Tinderbox […]
John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken – Live from The Chicago Theatre Enliven Entertainment/Eagle Rock Netflix Bruce Springsteen is the boss. And John Mellencamp is, at best, 2IC. Which is plain to see. Even more obvious to hear. And here he takes his Plain Spoken album – the 20-something-th of his career and places it in the live context, a […]
Sebastien Tellier A Girl Is A Gun (Music From The Original Series) Record Makers I have no idea about the TV series – but I’ll give it a chance now that I’ve heard its soundtrack. I’d listen to any movie or TV soundtrack by the prolific and multi-talented Sebastien Tellier. He sings in English, French and Italian, […]
What if naturalism is just a pose? What if everyone knows? What if they all think they’re doing it differently? Cripes! You can support Off The Tracks via PressPatron
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 […]