Category Archives: music

Antony and the Johnsons, Rome Auditorium

The first time I saw Antony Hegarty, at the Meltdown curated by Patti Smith some years ago, I barely knew who he was. My sister had won tickets to any event she chose and it’s one of my small regrets … Continue reading

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Take your partners

The nearest I got to any seriously engaged reading during my three years at Cambridge was probably every Thursday when NME came out and, in the company of friends and a pinch or so of grass, we gathered in my … Continue reading

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Um diddle diddle (Shelly Goldstein)

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Arseholes (kangaroo) and princes (not)

Disaster was narrowly averted yesterday evening when Pupo, Pickles and the unknown tenor (see two posts down) came second in the Sanremo song festival. How they did this is anybody’s guess, but foul play certainly shouldn’t be ruled out and … Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron: I’m New Here

Don’t miss this interview either…

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Must be Santa

This is as festive as I plan to get, so far anyway (though I’ll admit I was tempted by the Twelve Gays of Christmas). It’s Dylan, who can (almost) do no wrong, and I think it’s played straight, because otherwise … Continue reading

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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck: Heaven can Wait

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Music Thanks to Lally’s Alley, who had it from Gene Wright Harris, for pointing me to this.

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Music: MPHO sings Running up that Hill

I love this song, and I love this woman’s voice, but I’m not sure about the arrangement. What do you think?

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Dylan: Mr Tambourine Man (1964) years ago. I was ten years old when this took place. Had I even heard of Bob Dylan? My first Dylan album was The Times They Are A’Changin’, the title song of which I would sing at the top … Continue reading

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