In the early 80s, the best live band on the planet was Queen. It was an undisputed truth, […]
Kamasi Washington’s Heaven & Earth was already the album of the year for me, well before I walked into a record store on the weekend and saw a sign on the wall next to the album, saying there was a secret record hidden within the packaging.
I’m gonna try and find some half-adequate words to describe the power of sax player Kamasi Washington’s music. […]
It must be more than thirty years ago that my interest in Nick Cave was first piqued by a music press article in which the author contrasted the Australian singer-songwriter with U2’s Bono. The latter was a Christian who seemed fascinated by darkness, while the other was the Lord of Darkness who seemed forever fascinated by the Bible and Jesus.
David Bowie’s final album Blackstar is not only a monumental final statement from one of history’s most iconic characters, it is a stunning album in its own right. And it’s one I come back to time and time again.
The worst marital tiff I ever had was over nothing. Like all of them. It wasn’t memorable because […]
Last night I played the blues. Not THE blues, but the blues—a pair of bright blue vinyl records […]
Like the best literature, Pink Floyd’s The Wall doesn’t reveal all its levels of meaning at once. Its […]
When I was 11 years old we lived in a bungalow on a road called Slag Lane, presumably […]