It’s nearly July already – where does the time go?! Anyway, some news snippets and cynical comments from yours truly today, I guess. I’ll mix it up a bit by chucking in a few recommendations too…
Grandaddy‘s Jason Lytle is going on a solo tour, performing tracks from the bands’ farewell album Just Like The Fambly Cat. It will be an acoustic tour spanning 13 dates across America. The dates run from 18th July to the 12th August.
Claydes ‘Charles’ Smith, the … [read more]
Today I want to tell you about Nitin Sawhney, and it's such a colourful story to tell. Nitin Sawhney; born and raised in Rochester, Kent. Studied law at Liverpool University. Created popular sitcom Goodness Gracious Me. Then joined the James Taylor Quartet and later worked with Talvin Singh, before finally launching himself as a solo artist. All of this by 1993. So there's Nitin's roots for you in an extremely condensed fashion! Now about his music…
Nitin Sawhney is a pioneer of the Asian … [read more]
It's that time again. Five more pages for you to peruse and abuse. Quick recap for those not in the know… all of the artists and groups I feature have one thing (at least) in common; all have had less than 10,000 page-views. If you know of any artists on MySpace, with less than that many page-views, that you think I should feature, please let me know. Also, as a side note, I've now set up a MySpace page specifically for this blog, you can … [read more]
It's Saturday, so let's kick back, relax, and get some folking action in the form of The Chapin Sisters. Sick of the daily stress and rigours of nine-to-five life? Tough shit, but the music from the trio that are The Chapin Sisters, might take your mind off such trauma for a while.
This trio, originally from New York but now living in Los Angeles, are; Abigail, Lily, and Jessica – three real-life sisters, that have been together as a band for about 18 … [read more]
This week has been a strange one, mainly due to my World Cup induced sleep deprevation, but yet here we are, Friday again! This week the track is from someone I've already recently talked about, but this is a different track to the two I previously put up for download…
I'm feeling tired and ill today. So no 'proper' blog entry for today, I'm afraid. You can blame the World Cup, if you like. Being here in Australia has meant that the games have been live around midnight, 2am, and 5am. And now I have a bloody cold too. I'm never ill, but it must be cos of the sleep loss. How privileged must you feel? You finish checking 300 other more important sites, then think "ah, I'll see what that div-kid is talking bout … [read more]
News, news, news, just for you, you ,you. Oh, and probably some cynical commentary from yours truly, as well. As ever, if you have any music related news to share, don't be shy. I don't bite that hard.
Top Of The Pops axed! After 42 years, the BBC's weekly popular music show; Top Of The Pops, has been axed. I probably watched this show quite regularly till I was about 12 years old, but then it was aimed at the youngsters really. I'm not gonna … [read more]
Time for another showcase of an artist I've listed to tonnes, according to last.fm. Today it is Badly Drawn Boy – last.fm states that I've listened to him 477 times since 8th February 2005. But what can I tell you bout this English singer/songwriter? I can tell you this…
Badly Drawn Boy is the alter-ego of Damon Gough, a 36 year old singer/songwriter from Manchester. Essentially his music is indie rock, and somewhere along the line I became to really like it. I'm a … [read more]
Happy Monday to you all. Thought I'd start the week by reviewing a new hip-hop album. It's by Cadence, one half of the group Raw Produce. Cadence is a producer/DJ/emcee from Massachusetts, he's been doing his thing since 1995 and released the album The Feeling of Now, by Raw Produce, in 2003. Now he is back, on his own, and has just recently released Creative Commerce on Domination Recordings.
For any hip-hop fans that have never heard of Raw Produce, … [read more]