Mid-Afternoon Compilation Saturday – Fifteen Minutes: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground

One of the most rubbish things about compact discs is their frankly boring anonymity.  With records, they could come in a multitude of colours, shapes and styles to brighten up any turntable.  With CDs, it’s a uniform silver where any artwork to separate it from the herd is buries within the apparatus of the CD player itself.  Where’s the fun in that?  There was a spate of shaped CDs in.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

I am getting a bit behind with this, to be honest. But it’s for a good reason – not only is the World Cup up & running, but I have been listening to so much new stuff of late (which will hopefully continue tomorrow if Ed Harcourt’s new one turns up in the post) as well as rediscovering huge swathes of great stuff that I hadn’t checked out in ages.. Read More