Entry #31 – The La’s (a.k.a The Forgotten Four)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a two-parter on the blog, so I want to turn my attention to the La’s. History has unfortunately dictated the Liverpudlians as one trick ponies, as the only song of theirs that you still hear these days is the bittersweetly romantic There She Goes. And, of course, theyContinue reading “Entry #31 – The La’s (a.k.a The Forgotten Four)”

Entry #29 – Urban Hymns (a.k.a One Last Hurrah)

I’ve actually been in the presence of Richard Ashcroft. The final days of the 20th century, around Christmas ‘99, in Oxford Street, doing a bit of shopping with my Mum pushing me around in my pram. He just happened to be there, with an air of ‘Do you know who I am?’ about him. NotContinue reading “Entry #29 – Urban Hymns (a.k.a One Last Hurrah)”

Entry #27 – Low (a.k.a Ich bin ein Bowie-er)

I had promised myself that I would go at least a couple more entries before I talked about David Bowie again but then I listened to Low. It’s a depressing fact that when an artist is going through a troubled period, nine times out of ten any material they release during that period, as wellContinue reading “Entry #27 – Low (a.k.a Ich bin ein Bowie-er)”

Entry #25 – Blur (a.k.a Fame’s a Bitch part 2.5)

Not too long ago I finished reading the Blur biography 3862 Days, written up by Stuart Maconie at the time of the release of 13 in the dying months of the 20th century. Most Blur fans already know the cliffnotes of the band’s 90s output but this book really fills in the gaps and expandsContinue reading “Entry #25 – Blur (a.k.a Fame’s a Bitch part 2.5)”

Entry #23 – Earthling (a.k.a Onomatopoeic music)

Story goes I was bored during lockdown. I know, shocking. I needed something new to listen to in order to pass the time. After careful thinking I decided to step away from my usual hunting grounds of good ol’ fashioned Britpop and try out some David Bowie. But then I was confronted with the oneContinue reading “Entry #23 – Earthling (a.k.a Onomatopoeic music)”