No-Man: Love To Love You Baby

LEAVING THE SCHOOLYARD BEHIND Schoolyard Ghosts could have been No-Man’s last album. Likewise as per my last post on Tim’s – Flowers for Ghosts – Love also features heavily in the No-Man catalogue. Lovesighs, Loveblows & Lovecries, Love and Endings so Love You To Bits kind of follows suit which, when you consider the song has been […]

INXS: Different Worlds and Strange Desires

THE FLOWERS OF ROMANCE The Flowers of Romance brought the early eighties to life mostly through a set of effeminate frontmen such as Boy George, David Sylvian, Billy McKenzie, Steve Strange, John Foxx and Iva Davies whose own band FLOWERS originated in the northern suburbs of Sydney (Australia).  Not far away another band were also […]

Aussie Music Month / Triple M Top 10 (with extra bits!)

In Australia the radio station Triple M conduct a top 10 of Aussie Songs as selected by members of key Aussie bands, so I thought I’d have a go. In addition it’s Aus Music Month in November and the Michael Hutchence movie Mystify is about to hit the UK. It could be said that Australian […]

Yuka Fujii: Like Planets Exhibition

THE ROAD TO GRACELAND? How bizarre the nomadic road that guides has lead me back to Britannia at a most tumultuous time in its history yet it’s in the quieter hinterland of North London I find myself pondering the second JAPAN related exhibition in as many months. Just as my residence in Lewisham afforded me […]