An open letter to my wife of 22 years. Happy anniversary darling. Mildly intoxicated and high on life, I left the smoke filled nightclub and exited via the narrow staircase, stepping eagerly into the orange streetlights and enthusiastically breathing in the cool, fresh night air.The tunes of the beginning of the second summer of love … More Back from where we came.
This piece comes from a Facebook post that should have been a short paragraph about the album on rotation on my turntable, but instead turned into a bit more. Looking beyond the lockdown horizon, it attempts to bring the future into optomistic focus by looking backwards to those halcyon days when most of us knew … More Chasing Rainbows : Beyond The Lockdown
The Techie Piece. The voice on the other end of the phone is near hysterical. “Have you listened to it?” But he had after all, spent the afternoon necking cider, watching the local junior team turn over their local rivals in a grudge match of epic proportions. “It’s the fuckin’ Queens Of The Stone Age … More Into Tiny Pieces : ADULLBOY
The simple answer to the question posed in the title of the latest offering from the West Lothian based musical stable Les Frites Petites is, the musical duo, Gemma Pepper and Pamela Hilditch. But no one is going to get full marks for stating the basic facts. Who Are ……. They Two Lassies? – EP … More Who Are ……. They Two Lassies? – an EP review
I first heard THE PURE GALLUS in 2014, on the Les Frites Petites : VOL .2 CD Stuck on the tail end of this eclectic collection of Lothian based talent was a lyrically hard hitting story of a Sunday morning spent raking the bins of the family tenement home to find “some skins and a packet of Superkings”, whilst being watched by your “sweetheart” … More DIDYEAYE?: THEPUREGALLUS
REALISE YOUR LUCKY Had a day out in Auld Reekie A scoop with old friends. We talked about everything Of how a circle never ends We drank to good health And discussed conspiracy theories Of how money wasn’t wealth And how Breaking Bad was a great series We ate some good pasta And drank ale … More Auld Reekie. An inspiration.
Firstly here’s a bit of background to this gig. A few years back I had tickets to see Edinburgh’s very own Delta Mainline, a band described as being “Gloriously out of step with the rest of Scottish music” on their Bandcamp page. They were scheduled to play Sneaky Pete’s in The Cowgate in Edinburgh. Unfortunately … More KOKOD presents SHREDD + The Kidney Flowers @ The Dreadnought, Bathgate
Logan : “Mum, I’ve broke dad!” Lorna: “What?” Logan: “I’ve broke dad. He’s listening to Hip Hop.” Way back when. For as long as I can remember I’ve been listening to music. This isn’t anything unusual as most people reading this will see some of this in themselves. My generation were born into an era … More “Mum, I’ve broke dad!”
NOTE to reader. This review was written in September 2017. It’s taken me until now to recover for the experiences of the night in question. Try and enjoy the trip. Almost exactly a year ago, the former Amazing Snakes front man, Dale Barclay, announced, with the unleashing of No Way Back To lunch, that he … More AYIM @ Sneaky Pete’s
Life’s a bag of Revels And I’m looking for the orange one from “Polar Bear” by The Charlatans A year ago yesterday I launched “ORANGEREVELS” with the words Here goes nothing.and published my first blog post, Vladimir @ Sneaky Pete’s, a simple gig review. Well, when I say simple it is 1370 words long, which I … More Blind Picks and Coffee Creams