Category Archives: Music I love

Heaven Adores You – Elliott Smith

I finally downloaded the Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You that has been doing the rounds at film festivals and the like. It’s pretty good. Some footage that I had not seen before and a few early versions of songs

Heaven Adores You – Elliott Smith

I finally downloaded the Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You that has been doing the rounds at film festivals and the like. It’s pretty good. Some footage that I had not seen before and a few early versions of songs

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

I’m rocking new albums by Sufjan Stevens and Wilco this week along with the Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You. It all feels so 2005. I’ve given most ear time this week to Sufjan though. Carrie and Lowell is an album

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

I’m rocking new albums by Sufjan Stevens and Wilco this week along with the Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You. It all feels so 2005. I’ve given most ear time this week to Sufjan though. Carrie and Lowell is an album

Ryan Adams

I went to see a gig last week with table service at London’s Jazz Cafe and had a cup of tea at the end. K had to take a photo of that as she said it was such an arresting image, me drinking

Ryan Adams

I went to see a gig last week with table service at London’s Jazz Cafe and had a cup of tea at the end. K had to take a photo of that as she said it was such an arresting image, me drinking

Ryan Adams – getting in touch with your shallow side

I love Ryan Adams so this one is just for me but he talks here about getting in touch with his shallow side since getting sober. Going to department stores and expensive restaurants and shopping and the cinema and just getting in

Ryan Adams – getting in touch with your shallow side

I love Ryan Adams so this one is just for me but he talks here about getting in touch with his shallow side since getting sober. Going to department stores and expensive restaurants and shopping and the cinema and just getting in

A sober appreciation of music

I’ve been lining up my gig tickets for the next few months with some excitement. A few of my favourite musicians are touring in the UK in the next couple of months – Conor Oberst, Willy Vlautin (with the Delines) and

A sober appreciation of music

I’ve been lining up my gig tickets for the next few months with some excitement. A few of my favourite musicians are touring in the UK in the next couple of months – Conor Oberst, Willy Vlautin (with the Delines) and

Stephanie Says – Velvet Underground

I do love me a bit of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Here is the chirpier, more upbeat Stephanie Says which is the precursor to the more sombre, darker Caroline Says II from Berlin. I heard the Berlin song first and

Stephanie Says – Velvet Underground

I do love me a bit of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Here is the chirpier, more upbeat Stephanie Says which is the precursor to the more sombre, darker Caroline Says II from Berlin. I heard the Berlin song first and

I’ll Try Anything Once – The Strokes

Back to my melancholy music trip, if we are talking Julian Casablancas here is one of my favourites although it is not a very typical Strokes sound. A B-side from Heart in a Cage off their 2006 album First Impressions

I’ll Try Anything Once – The Strokes

Back to my melancholy music trip, if we are talking Julian Casablancas here is one of my favourites although it is not a very typical Strokes sound. A B-side from Heart in a Cage off their 2006 album First Impressions

Southern Skies – John Murry

Another favourite from 2013. Arguably THE favourite for much of it. An album full of songs of self-destruction, bad decisions and redemption. My favourite line from 2013 must be “I woke up to the sound of it sashaying down the

Southern Skies – John Murry

Another favourite from 2013. Arguably THE favourite for much of it. An album full of songs of self-destruction, bad decisions and redemption. My favourite line from 2013 must be “I woke up to the sound of it sashaying down the

Songs that She Sang in the Shower – Jason Isbell

A new one from his solo album, Southeastern. One of my favourite album’s of last year. A journey from self-destruction to redemptive sobriety. In another song on that album he sings about “drinking like a pirate do” and raising more

Songs that She Sang in the Shower – Jason Isbell

A new one from his solo album, Southeastern. One of my favourite album’s of last year. A journey from self-destruction to redemptive sobriety. In another song on that album he sings about “drinking like a pirate do” and raising more

Trouble – Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens – TROUBLE This might be where it all began for me and melancholy music – from the final minutes of the film Harold and Maude. I won’t give away the ending but, needless to say, it is melancholia

Trouble – Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens – TROUBLE This might be where it all began for me and melancholy music – from the final minutes of the film Harold and Maude. I won’t give away the ending but, needless to say, it is melancholia