Josh T Pearson’s Rough Trade Christmas Bonus

So, what to do now?  I finished my top 50 a week sooner that I thought I would, and now there’s a bit of a gap.  May as well carry on as I finished then, and what better way of doing so than commenting on an EP from one of the very people who topped the list, to celebrate coming top of a list that was far more professionally put-together.. Read More

The Angelus – On A Dark And Barren Land

One thing that has come from me doing this blog is the rediscovering of the youthful joy of buying stuff previously unheard of just by seeing a name connected with it.  Forging pathways and making connections (and making the occasional wrong turn) was a favourite method of mine for leaping from band to band, album to album for reasons varied and tenuous – the “thanks to…” lists on many a.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

I don’t appear to have done a single one of these this year.  No idea why I stopped, as they’re fun things to do even if they are strangely an absolute sod to format and I’ve yet to work out why. I do need to start doing these more often though, as the rest of the blog is becoming, well, a bit of a chore.  And if it’s a chore.. Read More

Josh T. Pearson and Richard Warren, Leeds Brudenell Social Club 26/09/2011

This was not a gig I was planning on going to see until last weekend (already having a ticket for Josh’s upcoming Manchester show in November), when a friend pointed out that Josh was to be once more supported by Richard Warren it was too good an opportunity to pass up. The impressively CV’ed artist (as documented by JTP himself, introducing his support act) wasn’t so much bathed in red.. Read More

Half-term Musings, Random Favourites So Far

Well, everyone else has done one.   I guess it’s the immediacy of the internet nowadays that lists simply can’t wait until the year end.  I did try to do this properly, but trying to whittle down about 40 or so absolute corkers so far this year I soon realised that it’s all far too much work, especially as I’ll be doing it all again in December.  So the following.. Read More

Josh T. Pearson, Richard Warren – Manchester Deaf Institute, 27/03/2011

It’s been a few years since I last saw Josh T Pearson on stage, and I must confess that I don’t recall a huge amount of his set, squeezed inbetween the moody and occasionally shouty Tenebrous Liar and the evening’s headliners the Soulsavers. What I do recall is a set where nobody was entirely sure what was going on with this guy on stage, applying a soft but strongly passionate.. Read More

Josh T. Pearson – Last of the Country Gentlemen

It lives!  I’ve lost all my contact info and my email’s gone all weird, but that’s the price of progress, I guess… Had a tiny hiatus when I had to replace my computer and didn’t fancy doing assorted 500-word musings on my phone (and naturally, I am also using this as an excuse for not updating the “upcoming…” page, although I might get round to that later. Or I might.. Read More