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On a Friday #1 - The Smiths

I’ve previously spent a lot of time worrying that, because this blog is about fatherhood and music, every post I write must touch on both of those subjects. 247 more words

The Smiths

Brendan Behan In Music

Heading out for Lubbock on tour with Shinyribs.   Brought a book of Brendan Behan plays.  The Quare Fellow is one of my favorites.  It examines prison life.  125 more words

"When I said by rights you should be bludgeoned in your bed"

The mysterious Ann Coates is listed as the backing vocalist on the Smiths classic “Bigmouth Strikes Again”. Ann is certainly not who she seems, she is in fact… 12 more words


Soundtrack to a quarter life crisis

I find existential angst comes a little too readily, but nothing inspires it quite like looming coursework deadlines and end of year exams. I have 9 hours of exams stood between me and the end of my first year at university and instead of getting my head down and revising I’ve been wallowing in said angst and entertaining the idea of dropping out of university to live like Charles Bukowski (sorry mummy). 73 more words

Salford Lads' Club.

…and with a day to spare in Manchester I found myself setting out on another of my little musical pilgrimages. I once visited Paris to visit Jim Morrison’s grave. 679 more words


15 Perfect Smiths Songs For When Everything In Life Is Ailing You

When I’m sad I like to put on The Smiths or Radiohead or The Weeknd or Phantogram and just reflect on things for a while. It’s perfect (and entirely cliché) if it’s raining out and I’m home by myself, like I often am, or if I’m at a coffee shop without too many people. 284 more words