It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these – far too long. Blame work commitments. I’ve been worried about getting a podcast up some part of Thursday or Friday and then work – the pesky day-job kind – has been on the horizon, looming, with early starts every Saturday for most of the last year. […]
The Breeders – such a great band, such fun. Always the right time to hear them, always good to listen to. I loved the Pixies, but I don’t feel their music has aged all that well. I love the side-projects – and related acts. Belly, Throwing Muses, Kelley Deal 6000, The Amps. So many good […]
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Five Songs For Friday. And today I dug out the first five Peter Gabriel solo albums. I love Peter Gabriel. I love his Genesis stuff – I love almost all of the Genesis stuff, with him, without him and certainly everything he’s done since. I love the soundtracks, […]
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Director: David Soren DreamWorks Animation Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 5) Captain Underpants had good songs in it and he got splashed with water and there was a telephone going ‘ring-ring-ring-ring/hello/I am Captain Underpants/what is going on/tra-la-la/tra-tra-tra-tra-la-la/why am I soaking wet’. There was whoopie cushions in it. And Mr Krupp, the mean […]
SING Director: Garth Jennings Illumination Entertainment Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 5) The title of the movie is called SING – Miss Crawley has a big eye that can fall off. It bumps on the zero two times on the computer and she meant to type in ‘$1000’ but it came to be $100,000.
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: Well, I’ve already posted at length about this album – but it’s one I return to, almost weekly. It’s had a profound influence on my life, on my listening – introduced me to so many great players and other albums and made me fall in love with the music of […]
James Rhodes Five Instrumental Records/Signum Classics James Rhodes is an important – and perhaps polarising – figure in contemporary classical piano; he’s a scholar with a deep passion for and knowledge of the form/s and music/s. He’s a rule-breaker and though on the end of some technical instruction is sometimes described as “self-taught” even though […]