Wikipedia tells me that a novelty song is “a comical or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect”. I guess that’s pretty much what I would have said if someone asked me to define a novelty song – but let’s at least take Wiki’s word for it. A few years ago I bought a […]
Advances in science and medicine have meant we can now predict the life expectancy – we can know how long everyone will live. We know if the life will be cut short. Everyone is given a medical passport when they turn 10. It is stamped with an expiration date. The last six months of anyone’s […]
Another life might have been different, the fading lights can never signal that. Another world is there inside this one. The lights won’t fade again. They’ll flicker, signal of something new. Something good, something not quite true. Another life is like another TV show. You won’t get through it all – but there’s no harm […]
Frank Kimbrough Ancestors Sunnyside Frank Kimbrough was one hell of a piano player – and he leaves behind a legacy across composition, covers and improvisation. His sudden death at the end of last year a shock, a great sadness and it makes listening to this first posthumous album (recorded in 2017) bittersweet.
Liking isn’t Voting Voting isn’t Doing Doing isn’t Changing Changing isn’t Happening Happening isn’t Stopping Stopping isn’t Starting Starting is a Chance Chancing is a Hope Hoping is a go Going is a plan Planning is a must
The White Lotus. Currently the greatest show on all of television, across any of the formats and platforms. The White Lotus is an American TV comedy-drama, a satire, a dark night of the soul that just happens to have a bottomless mojito and very comforting neck massage attached to it. It’s an HBO show that […]
Genesis The Last Domino? Atlantic Catalog Group Something made me very nostalgic about this – a Genesis compilation that no one actually needs, and maybe hardly anyone wants. This material is available already and has been compiled several times over. But this exists to plug the farewell tour, for it is – basically – the […]
once an almost supernatural sign, now just the algorithm deceiving you into friendship. But always about commerce.
it’s exhausting, but exhilarating it’s embarrassing, but elating I’m hopelessly devoted to backdating. The me that I used to be, is back by unpopular demand. It’s out of my hands but totally by my command.
Lindsey Buckingham has a brand new solo album available. It’s called Lindsey Buckingham. By the time you read this I might have heard it four or five times – but as I’m writing this, I’m hearing it for the first time. I’m so excited about this. I have been for months. Lindsey Buckingham is one […]
The thing about this poetry lark is that it is absolutely no joke whatsoever. It never was. And never will be. It’s one of the things that’s kept me here and vaguely on track and given me hope and heart and hype – or allowed me to offer some of those things out to the […]
This was originally published by RNZ Charlie Watts was the drummer everyone tried to play like – and no one could ever quite do it. He was the reason The Rolling Stones remained a vital live act into their seventh decade together. He was their engine. And if you wish to even – for a […]