A Hipster Doofus, Edified; or, how I Stopped Worrying and Started to Love the Drake
It was a simple statement, made on a friend’s Facebook status. “I never got what the big deal is about Nick Drake.”
notes for a lecture to QUT creative non-fiction students
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Don’t let anyone ever browbeat you into thinking music criticism is dull, or reviewing a band is a chore. you think that? get the fuck out of writing about music.
Song of the day – the Top 40
fluttering wing-movements and stuttering synth breaks and fluting woodwind and those stunning voices
Neil Diamond @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 23.03.11
“The rules of tonight are very simple. I go where the noise takes me.”
Belle And Sebastion @ The Tivoli, 07.03.11
Speaking as a Ramones and Undertones fan, I love a bit of self-parody, me. As long as it’s done straight.
Joanna Newsom + Neal Morgan @ The Tivoli, 04.03.11
Joanna Newsom is an artist who is a hair’s breadth away from my heart. Milk-Eyed Mender is a startling discovery to make when you’re 15
Top 12 Songs on Collapse Board, 2010
These are the most viewed entries in the Song Of The Day category on Collapse Board. Remember, statistics are only valid for the main page (not comments pages etc), and from the end of August when CB started.
Song of the day – 248: Belle And Sebastian (a review)
…what was truly alarming was the way all the reviews merged into one amorphous voice, saying nothing, very loudly, over and over again
Song of the day – 241: Eux Autres
In the main, I’m a sucker for a limp-wristed guitar
Song of the day – 124: Allo Darlin’
Don’t be put off by 1) the name, or 2) the beards, or 3) the cardigans. This is twee pop par excellence. Oh, don’t be put off by 4) the use of the word ‘twee’ in these circumstances either. I too despise it with a vengeance, but sometimes it’s easier just to bow gracefully and […]