In the studio with @VCSBand.
But ONLY if you like lo-fi grunge guitar music made in Lincoln during the balmy summer of 2006,featuring songs inspired by the film ‘Lost In Translation’ ,my ode to pre millennial angst and the unsung heroes of Nursing.
Blow an afternoon (or four) watching these 20 excellent music docs— featuring Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Captain Beefheart, Jandek, Fela Kuti, and more— collected by Eric Harvey and streaming online right now.
My Dads cassette copy of the XTC album ‘English Settlement’ may as well have only had one song on it,as ‘Senses Working Overtime’ was played over and over again in the bright yellow 1978 Ford Escort estate the Hagger family trundled around in for about six years. That tape actually warps during the ‘beautiful’ middle eight section, with my child self convinced this was part of the record (never mind our disagreement over whether the solo in Queens ‘I want to break free’ was keyboard or Guitar Synth.) XTC, so awkward with Mr Partridges personal demons, so parochial with their ties to Swindon, and so English, my favorite songwriters to have emerged from any of the post punks acts of the late 70’s,and that includes the Mighty Gang of Four and Squeeze don’t forget. Hugh Padghams production and the bands efforts still â¦ Continue reading
I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology. I have never seen this kind of thing happen to any of my male peers.
Photo credit: Sam Polcer
Skrillex on why music blogs are important to people looking for new music, and the artists making it. (via SPIN)
The world is moving this way,inevitably,you feel ok with giving music away and hoping it goes viral.?