Sunday Whatever

I was supposed to have posted this last week, but it ended up a bit glum.  So after letting it simmer for a bit before deciding whether or not to post it, I’m glad I didn’t and have deleted the entire above-the-line bit and started again. It is a weird time for 6 Days From Tomorrow and for me – being out of work redefines priorities and shifts perspective (the.. Read More

Typhoon – White Lighter

There’s much being said at the moment of the Canadian Government’s decision to hugely increase the costs that visiting bands have to pay per member so that they can entertain folk.  In this current climate where it’s considered OK for people not to pay for an artist’s music because they all apparently become filthy rich out on the road the word increase is the educational one, as international touring (even just.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

Somehow, I have managed to amass 302 spam messages overnight.  Looking forward to reading them all, but sadly I can’t promise to reply to all of them.  I’m a busy man.  Of course I say busy, I’m looking forward to spending a night outside with a telescope and a cheeky bottle of red while staring at planets various and marvelling at the majesty of it all.  Unless it’s cloudy, in which.. Read More

Best Of 2012, No.2: My Jerusalem – Preachers

Hmm.  I was going to leave this until Christmas Eve, but sod it.  External influences have put me in an incredibly bad mood (someone who wants me to have a crap Christmas has at least in part succeeded, but hey ho), and I’m listening to this as a way of both dissipating, soothing and – as a somewhat guilty pleasure – exacerbating my current disposition.  Somewhat handily, this record manages to.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

I usually do these things when I’ve nothing else to do and want to keep my brain in some sort of gear.  This time, I’m doing it because I’ve got a pile of stuff on the go and I want to slow the grey matter down a bit, giving myself time to sit down and properly listen to the things I’ve already posted on rather than moving onto the next.. Read More

My Jerusalem – Preachers

Well, that’s that plan knackered.  What was supposed to happen was – as I tend to enjoy doing with other such highly-anticipated titles – I was going to write about this particular record during its first playthrough.  I suspect that this approach is something that would horrify most artists, who would probably want the songs to bed in to the listener’s consciousness at every level, to be comfortable with everything that’s.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

I’m probably being a bit unpatriotic or something as I’m typing this as the closing ceremony to the (it has to be said, rather wonderful, once all the corporate nonsense was summarily buggered off) Olympic Games, but it’s on in the background and – as is compulsory with these sort of things – somewhat baffling.  As I type, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2 is on a bicycle. It’s a.. Read More

My Jerusalem Mother’s Day Sale 13th May

And now, a quick advertorial.   I don’t usually (ever?  Can’t be bothered checking) do this sort of thing, and it’s not even Mother’s Day in this corner of the Empire where I’m typing this, but the band in question are very well-regarded by this blog and the cause is a grand one…  EDIT: And since typing this, my sister’s partner lost his Mum this morning.  We’re all a bit.. Read More

Sunday Whatever

It’s time to dig out the commemorative teatowels and give the posh spoons a bit of a buffing, as Sunday Whatever’s Silver Jubilee is upon us! Or upon me, at least. Anyway, hooray for a series that I just do to keep my typing fingers occupied at times when I generally can’t be bothered typing, and that has managed to crawl unconvincingly to 25 posts, all of which take me.. Read More

Best of 2011, 30-21

Hooray, past the halfway point!   Sort of, anyway – the top ten will be a lot more in-depth as befitting something or other, as tradition dictates.  Anyway, the futility of this sort of thing has become apparent today as there are things not on this list because they only arrived today, have yet to show up in the post or – in at least one case that struck me.. Read More