It’s been ages since I’ve posted on here, and I promise that the Paris-based Gainsbourg sequel is coming soon. Just to keep this blog on some online support machine – here’s a few musical updates from me: Among many others, … Continue reading Interlude
24 years ago today, on the 2nd March 1991, Lucien Ginsburg breathed his last. A Jewish survivor of the Nazi occupation of Paris, an aspiring painter who burned his entire portfolio to ashes following the rejection of his first love … Continue reading Gainsbourg: Poète maudit
In retrospect… These songs were not written about or for one lady or two or even three… They are a composite of all my memories of ladies, since I became aware of memories and ladies… After breathing in and out … Continue reading Five Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard #1: Requiem For An Almost Lady — Lee Hazlewood (1971)
Not unlike a lot of people, I used to be a little bit scared of Ron Mael. Curiously, however, I was always even less comfortable with his fey younger brother Russell, for I could think of no fairly handsome, somewhat … Continue reading Sparks at the Barbican Centre, 19/12/14.
If you are like most people and maintain a pathological hatred of Japanese avant garde artists, then I’ll give you the short answer to the title question right now… “Yes”. If you’re still here, then I’m proud of you and, … Continue reading “You actually like Yoko Ono?!”
The oldest footage that exists of me consists of myself, barely two years old, sitting in the bath. My dad, hidden behind the camera, commands that I “sing”, and I duly shout my way through the chorus of Queen’s Radio … Continue reading Meeting Your Heroes
My record collection was stolen over the summer. By whom, their methods of doing so, and most intriguingly why they decided to take my records rather than something of mine that was worth more money is a mystery, and will … Continue reading A Clean Slate, For Better or Worse