I think you might just be right, pal.
I’ve just been listening to Frazey Ford’s third album and I’m afraid that like another former Tanya, Jolie Holland, she has descended into self-parody. So here’s a reminder of when … Continue readingThe Be Good Tanyas: Waiting Around To Die
WOLFGANG Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) wrote 23 piano concertos, only two of which were in minor keys (which tend to sound less cheerful). This is the first, K466, written in 1785. The … Continue readingMozart’s Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor
Brenda Lee, born Brenda Mae Tarpley, was 15 when she recorded this song written by Dub Allbritten and Ronnie Self. It was released as the B-side of That’s All You Gotta Do in May … Continue readingBrenda Lee: I’m Sorry
For those unfamiliar with it, Bachelor No 2 or the last remains of the dodo is a terrific album. From 2000.
ONCE or twice a month I travel by train from our nearest town, Clitheroe, to London. The journey from Clitheroe on a branch line to the mainline station at Preston … Continue readingHS2? Just give us better branch lines
Nick Drake reincarnated in the form of an Argentine Swede. From his 2005 album Veneer.
Interesting clip from 1998: R E M really weren’t all that bad.
The title was a gift for reviewers ill-disposed to the band but this track from The Garden of Jane Delawney has some lovely guitar from Barry Clarke. How many axe … Continue readingTrees: Nothing Special
THIS hymn was suggested by our loyal reader ‘Starshiptrooper’, and I’m glad he did because I don’t think I would have remembered it by myself. It was written in 1861 … Continue readingAngel Voices, Ever Singing