Band Made, Part 2

(part 1) A year or so later, we decided to put out a single, which turned into an EP, which was simply a way of maximising bang-for buck (the budget was £500). You were allowed 6-minutes per side of a 45 rpm vinyl at the pressing plant we used, so we hired an 8-track Fostex … Continue reading Band Made, Part 2

Personal Top 30 – part 4

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 15. Wayward and Weary - Tift Merritt. This is one I keep coming back to. It’s already one of my Top 25 most played tracks in iTunes. It’s a 2008 single and is by now quite an obscure one in Tift Merritt’s back catalogue. I can picture her on … Continue reading Personal Top 30 – part 4

Leopards break into the temple: re-enacting The Last Waltz

Leoparden brechen in den Tempel ein und saufen die Opferkrüge leer; das wiederholt sich immer wieder; schließlich kann man es vorausberechnen, und es wird ein Teil der Zeremonie. Leopards break into the temple and drink all the sacrificial vessels dry; it keeps happening; in the end, it can be calculated in advance and is incorporated … Continue reading Leopards break into the temple: re-enacting The Last Waltz

Jason Isbell and Tift Merritt, Birmingham Symphony Hall, 31st October 2017

https://youtu.be/LHsh2bro4RM   I booked the tickets for this gig in a moment of passion for music, but as the date came closer I was filled with reluctance because it would be a school/work night, and I knew I'd be tired. Of course, I'm glad I went, although the traffic in Birmingham at arrival time was … Continue reading Jason Isbell and Tift Merritt, Birmingham Symphony Hall, 31st October 2017