There was The Times – and they were pretty snazzy, what with all their Mod leanings and laconic London observation. There was Wreckless Eric – and man, who could resist one of Eric’s pitiful laments at closing time? There were the TV Personalities – and they were a little bit complicated. Maudlin and desperate at turns, twee […]
Everett True details what he did tonight instead of watching dad rock revival band Arctic Monkeys. I thought how much I hate the concept of indie bands playing arenas, and wondered whether I’d ever seen a decent one. (Answer: yes. Several times.) I performed on stage in a lecture theatre, spinning a web of myth […]
“It’ll sell 10,000 copies Jerry!” he remarked excitedly.
Will be terrible when they start to play, so catch them now.
Been posting up a fair amount of French coldwave from the early 80s. Seems only right to post up its British equivalent.
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“I didn’t listen to pop music growing up,” he reveals. “If I listened to music, it would be something classical”
I’m listening to this, and I keep forgetting what it is I’m listening to. I keep thinking it’s some great old Pentecostal blues from Ray Charles, or someone (perhaps left over from yesterday’s Song of the Day entry). You can totally imagine him down on his knees in front of the congregation.
I’ve lost my well-documented antipathy towards Paul Weller now. (“If it was any other line of business I’d punch the cunt out,” Paul Weller on Everett True.) Now I’m just grateful he recorded so many awesome, incredible songs that helped – for better or worse – shape my late teens and early 20s. I bow […]