Back on the usual schedule, here are the best tracks of the first month of 2023.
Content warning: this post contains songs with descriptions of violence and assault – in some cases graphic and unflinching – and indeed discussion of those songs. This week, I turn […]
We’ve hurtled into an already chaotic 2023, and the second Tuesday in, it’s time for the first /Tracks of the Month of the new year.
The final /Tuesday Ten of 2022 is, at least in part, about togetherness. Over the last few years, the idea of banding together to help, to achieve and make better […]
Fifty-nine years ago today, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza, Dallas. Generally seen as a pivotal moment in the second half of the twentieth century, certainly […]
For much of my life, I’ve lived in the hillier areas of this country. From my early years in the surprisingly hilly Medway Towns, to the West and South Yorkshire […]
Back from Whitby, and while I saw a handful of bands (more about those later in the week), today it’s back to the best tracks of the past month.
We’re nearing the end of October, and thus in the week of Devil’s Night and All Hallow’s Eve – or Hallowe’en, of course. So I thought I’d dig into my […]
Fancy a brew? The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cooler, and thus hot drinks become the desired thing for many on more occasions. That said, I drink tea regardless […]
Back to regular /Tuesday Ten postings, then, and this week I’ve moved on to something of an emotional subject: to care or not to care.
Back into the writing saddle, then, as I wrap up the best music of the past month. The write-up of Cold Waves X from Chicago will follow in the next […]
By the time you likely read this, I’ll be in the air to Chicago, on my first flights since literally just before the pandemic fully bit hard.
As we edge into September, we’re looking this week at the last tracks from what has been a long, hot summer.
Earworms. My brain is often like a giant jukebox, with a regular parade of earworms playing when I’m not otherwise listening to music, and just recently there’s been a few […]
In ten days time, and a couple of years later than originally expected, I will be attending my twentieth Infest. I first went along thanks to the invite from a […]
In a happy coincidence, my /Tuesday Ten series reaches post number 500 on my birthday: and having checked back, I’ve never posted a /Tuesday Ten on my birthday.
Already into August, and planning now begins for a number of festivals coming up. In the meantime, here are the best tracks of the past month.
As I edge ever-closer to the 500th /Tuesday Ten, this week, I’m celebrating volume.
It’s baking outside, I’m coming out of the back of my first bout of COVID, and really, all I want to do is hide indoors, with a fan on and […]
The last few years feel like the civilised world has been on something of a precipice, buffeted from all sides by extremist, reactionary opinions and decisions that take us backwards.