Sounds of the Seventies

Although it isn’t my era in the way the eighties is, it did deliver some beauties. Here’s a quick run through and not necessarily by my faves. 1 XTC – MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL Released in ’79, the first thing that caught my attention was the drum sound, unusually crisp for the time and I […]

Even in the Quietest Moments: Songs for a Rainy Day

You might think this a strange topic for summer, but here in Asia the monsoon rains have already begun. If you find yourself stuck indoors, here are some tunes that will imbue the vista before you. And yes, you’ll be able to tell I’m of a certain ilk and age from this list. ALVA NOTO/RYUICHI […]

They Should Have Been Singles!

The title is self-explanatory really, but the music world or more importantly artist albums are littered with the songs that really should have been singles, let’s begin.. ROBBIE NEVIL – LOOK WHO’S ALONE TONIGHT Who knows what record company politics dictate the line of single releases that will define an artist’s career but had this […]

An Eighties Kids’ Dream Team Drummers

Why Drummers? Well, it’s the instrument most connected to me I suppose. Here are ten who were important to me growing up. Whilst dreaming of being a musician, I never made it (see the blog about my books below). For whatever reason circumstance did not align. For this piece I wanted to keep things simple. […]