Onto the third week of /Countdown/2021 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. As I’m sure I’ve explained before, I treat the “year” […]
Quickly into mid-September already, and /amodelofcontrol.com will be away in Chicago next week, covering Cold Waves X (expect the usual report and photos, and potentially some content on FB/Instagram along […]
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.
The end of July (already!), and here’s this week’s new release roundup. Anyway. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to […]
Another one a week later than usual, but then, life is weird and really damned busy right now. Here’s the latest slab of tracks of the month – with a […]
This week concludes a short series on Winning and Losing – a subject that’s been sat on the backburner here at /amodelofcontrol.com for over three years (I originally asked for […]
There appear to be a lot of competing stories around how the numbers 420 got associated with smoking cannabis. But either way, the 420 number has stuck, and so, I […]
Sometimes, it feels like my life is simply following a long list of instructions. How to work the various equipment in our homes and offices, how to use transport, how […]
Given names pop up an awful lot in popular music. They provide subjects of songs, refer to current or past loves, refer to normal or famous people, or have another […]
In a remarkable coincidence (and really, it is!), Tuesday Ten: 340 this week happened to fall in the week where I reach the landmark age of 40. When I realised […]
The election of Donald Trump on what was, basically, an anti-immigrant/minority ticket has already begun to have a major impact on the lives of visitors and residents of the US, […]
This has been a quiet year.
It was Crufts over the weekend, and I have a partner who is obsessed with Dalmatians. So what else to write about this week, but dogs…but I had to paws […]
First post in a while, yep, been really busy again. On schedule, mind, here is this month’s ten tracks you should hear.
The first TT for a few weeks, and it is already back to my tracks of the month.
There has been so much good music this year – as well as a few stinkers, frankly, but let’s not dwell on those, at least for now – that for […]
My girlfriend and I didn’t manage to get tickets, so we were resigned to listening from our balcony, just the other side of the railway line from the park. The […]
This week: my usual weekly roundup of ten tracks worth hearing.
Following on from the rundown of my top 100 tracks of the decade, it’s now time for my top fifty albums of the decade, which starts today and will be […]
Further to last week, it’s time to move on to the next stage of my rundown of the last decade.