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Thurston Moore at Cluny, Newcastle on 20th May 2015

This last year has been quite a retro period for me. Stephen Malkmus last summer, J Mascis in the winter and now Thurston Moore. It’s like I’m reliving the 90s, thankfully not in a purely retro throwback binge because these artists are still highly credible, relevant and active 20+ years on. 755 more words

Sound & Silence

The Great Wen Of London

I’ve just got back from a research trip to the National Archives. The allure of the rest of London, however, was too great to resist, and so the highlights of the last few days are not fading sheets of parchment, I’m afraid. 555 more words


Best Shot: Taxi Driver

Finding the “best” shot from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver is downright impossible. Filmed by Michael Chapman, the movie is basically made up of perfect frames, over 150,000 of them. 294 more words


Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994)

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I’d heard a shit load of rumours it was all down hill from here. I’d toyed with pressing the leave group button on the Artist in Residence whatsapp group for hours now. 2,647 more words



Nowadays, artists can spent years recording an album.  They announce that they’re about to start work on their next album. That’s the last anyone hears of the artist for years. 2,301 more words


Anatomy of Clem Burke's Drums on Blondie's 'Heart of Glass'

[SKF NOTE: Thank you to the Wall Street Journal for giving writers a chance to publish accounts of well-known songs. It is fantastic to have these musical insights for posterity… 305 more words

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