Entry #21 – idkwhyidkwhere (a.k.a Word of mouth is a wonderful thing)

Well this is something a wee bit different for the blog. For the first time I have been contacted by someone in the outside world and they have asked me if I would consider listening to a band’s music, specifically their latest single, and give my thoughts and feelings here on A-Side Glance. Of course,Continue reading “Entry #21 – idkwhyidkwhere (a.k.a Word of mouth is a wonderful thing)”

Entry #20 – Cosmic Fringes (a.k.a Noel was right)

Today is February 25th and I had resigned myself to just another day at the office, sorting out this afternoon’s radio show, finding out what’s going on around the north east and making witty comments about the songs I played. The usual. And then Nick Cave and Paul Weller both dropped new music within anContinue reading “Entry #20 – Cosmic Fringes (a.k.a Noel was right)”

Entry #19 – The Local Love I: Butterjunk (a.k.a The perks of community radio)

At the time of writing this, every Thursday from 3-6pm I am on the air on Spark Sunderland where I present their Drivetime show for the day. One of the main features of the show, with it being broadcast on a community radio station in Sunderland, is that it features a song from a localContinue reading “Entry #19 – The Local Love I: Butterjunk (a.k.a The perks of community radio)”

Entry #18 – Sampling Soundtracks III: GoldenEye 007 (a.k.a Celebrate good times, come on!)

For every fanbase for every piece of media, from TV shows, to discographies, to film series, to video games, there is something in there considered to be the Holy Grail. A piece of legend, something that has been seen or teased in the past, that has whetted the appetite of many a fan. As aContinue reading “Entry #18 – Sampling Soundtracks III: GoldenEye 007 (a.k.a Celebrate good times, come on!)”

Entry #17 – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (a.k.a Owens vs La Havas)

I think you have to be in a very specific kind of mood before you listen to a Radiohead album, especially during lockdown when your mental health is in a state of constant flux and the album you said you’d listen to would be Kid A. Simply put, for most of January I didn’t thinkContinue reading “Entry #17 – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (a.k.a Owens vs La Havas)”