I’ve been bitter lately. It comes and goes, like the ghost limp that jumps between legs. There is this weight in the air, a nagging fear that’s set in with the humid breath left by the rains. In two months, I may not be here. I may be. But if I go, I’ll leave the […]
I started, so I may as well see this mini-series through to its conclusion. This is probably the most dubious ‘top’ chart of all from my teenage self in 1980. It’s not based on ‘likes’ or ‘ratings’ (as you might have expected), but on simple numbers, calculated via a point system – two for a […]
And so… to the third part of the series. (You can find part one here, and part two here.) Once again, taken from my diary of the time with all the star ratings attached. The first for how ‘good’ the band was; the second for my enjoyment of them. Pluses and minuses are related to […]
Everyone’s dying, some of us less slowly than others. As for me I’m dying for this record. In my current state I could listen to it over and over for at least an entire day. It’s all I need. It speaks to the broken unsatisfied mind-imploding parts of me.
Sometimes it’s just fine to have good old-fashioned fun at the seaside.
Live review of Young Marble Giants at Jeff Mangum-curated ATP, Minehead Butlins, March 2012 … in haiku format
By Neil Kulkarni
In 1981, Oh-OK were already creating songs of child-like wonder laced with a hint of darkness.
Who couldn’t relate to a stiff upper lyric like that?