byebyepride

A notebook, kinda.

Sep 11

Jan 10
tomewing:

Still idly thinking about grunge after writing that Stiltskin review - Buddy Bradley was SO much the best thing about it.

Hmm. I want to answer TAD! but the answer from my heart might be that this was:

tomewing:

Still idly thinking about grunge after writing that Stiltskin review - Buddy Bradley was SO much the best thing about it.

Hmm. I want to answer TAD! but the answer from my heart might be that this was:

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Nov 9

tomewing:

““Asked to record the song by John Lewis, Gabrielle was initially hesitant that she could bring her own alchemy to a track which is already quite perfect. She explains, “… the lyrics are so strong and powerful but the song is so intricate and beautiful, I was fascinated with the juxtaposition of it. What I really wanted to do was strip the production away but keep the energy of the song. And I wanted it to be minimal and wintry.””

You actually don’t need to know what the track is*, this could apply to any John Lewis ad ever.

*it’s Frankie’s “The Power Of Love” :(

In further bullshit alarm bell news: “John Lewis are staying true to what they have always been about, which is thoughtful gifting at Christmas.”

'Gifting'??? Presumably they're not allowed to say 'giving' as that might imply giving something other than things.


Feb 14
Reading Philip Sherburne’s review of the reissue reminded me to look for the original CD on my shelves. I still have it. The CD has survived (perhaps owing to years of neglect). And it is still a mighty beast. I wholeheartedly recommend this product/service.
[Looking closely, I think this image is of an earlier repressing, as the lettering on my CD box stands out rather than being recessed, and the sticker colouring is darker than the tin.]

Reading Philip Sherburne’s review of the reissue reminded me to look for the original CD on my shelves. I still have it. The CD has survived (perhaps owing to years of neglect). And it is still a mighty beast. I wholeheartedly recommend this product/service.

[Looking closely, I think this image is of an earlier repressing, as the lettering on my CD box stands out rather than being recessed, and the sticker colouring is darker than the tin.]


Nov 22
tomewing:

dubdobdee:

“King Frost”, illus.H. J. Ford, from Andrew Lang’s The Yellow Fairy Book (which my father’s mother always said was the best of the 12). I like him best in black and white…  

Fairytale chat-up lines dept.

Would use A+ tick vg

tomewing:

dubdobdee:

“King Frost”, illus.H. J. Ford, from Andrew Lang’s The Yellow Fairy Book (which my father’s mother always said was the best of the 12). I like him best in black and white…  

Fairytale chat-up lines dept.

Would use A+ tick vg


Aug 12

Jun 5
“A lot of good music gets released all the time: sometimes, some of it gets bought. Beyond these boring facts, the rest is storytelling and hope.”

Tom Ewing is the most reasonable man in music writing. (via jonathanbogart)

Yes!


Mar 30

tomewing:

““More than Queen, more than Maiden, more than B**** A**** even, this hit stank of the past, all the more strongly because so many people around me seemed to think it wasn’t the past. And so I find it very hard to listen to now – my dislike of it is still located in the vicious roil of being 17, semi-detached from the repetitive ramalama knock-off I hear when I put it on.””

I suspect this is an unconvincing Popular entry, but it wasn’t really meant to convince. It’s about being 17, going to boarding school, and The Clash. It’s kind of a tangential intro to the One Week One Band entries I’ll be doing next week too, though I’m not saying who they’re about yet.

I have had this song rattling round my head since reading Tom’s post. Too many jags of recognition plus I think this is the Popular post in which I may have the largest walk-on part, if I’m remembering this incident right. The end of year report from my housemaster mentioned that he ‘enjoyed the affronted reaction’ to the review. Man, I was filled with misdirected anger in those days. 


Dec 10

Nov 12

therichgirlsareweeping:

Spoon - Anything You Want


So, I had a really difficult international conference call this at 8am morning. After it was over, I had to cry for a good ten minutes (just to get everything out of my system) before pulling myself together, getting dressed, and coming into the office for the rest of my day.

On the train ride in, I was feeling a little better after a chat with the adorable morning crew at Saraghina (who pretty much make EVERY morning better), but I knew that there was really only one thing that could truly be the ultimate salve for a bad morning: Spoon’s Girls Can Tell. And this song has the strongest healing powers of the lot.

co-sign. I think the real roots of my love for Spoon are co-extensive with the years I spent commuting to Glasgow. And yes, I know that sentence doesn’t really work. And that I have a good job I’m not wholly on board with so that when I hate it, I feel guilty about hating it.


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