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)”

Entry #16 – Kid A (a.k.a Fame’s a Bitch part 2)

All good things come to an end as the saying goes. Britpop had to end at some point after peaking in the summer of 1995 with Blur v Oasis. The most commonly cited factor that brought about the movement’s end is Radiohead’s OK Computer. We all know about that album. How many times has thatContinue reading “Entry #16 – Kid A (a.k.a Fame’s a Bitch part 2)”

Entry #15 – Sampling Soundtracks II: James Bond (a.k.a No, Mr Bond, I expect you to release the bloody film already!)

Happy 2021! At the time of writing this we are about less than a week into the New Year and the world hasn’t burst into flames or anything just yet, so I’d say that we’re off to a good start. Just another 360-odd days to go. I said at the end of the last entryContinue reading “Entry #15 – Sampling Soundtracks II: James Bond (a.k.a No, Mr Bond, I expect you to release the bloody film already!)”