Fables of sanctuary stones, scarecrows and buried villages alongside dread stories of purgatory, sacrifice, rape, bestiality and murder.
Monthly Archives: Dec 2020
Listening, reading and watching in 2020
In Search Of The Lost Chord by The Moody Blues
Lizard by King Crimson
Progressive music with a touch of madness
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
How not to drive a car
Imagine by John Lennon
The best “singer/songwriter”.
Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
“A sharp reflection of the convulsive psychic currents coursing through the Western world in 1968”
Christmas In The Heart by Bob Dylan
The best Christmas album of all time
If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone by The Wooden Sky
The hidden mysteries awaiting on the bottom shelf
Sweet Bells by Kate Rusby
The fifth best Christmas album of all time
Well I looked into the sky for my anthem and the words and the music came through
No One Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut by Half Man Half Biscuit
Ground control to Monty Don
I Am Easy To Find by The National
I know what I like. Or do I?
Handmade Life by Chris Wood
A story, a love song, a blog, an impressionist painting and a political statement.
A Very Rosie Christmas by Rosie Thomas
Why can’t every day be Christmas Day?
McCartney III by Paul McCartney
It’s still all right to be nice
Ophelia by Natalie Merchant
Kindness and hope
Here’s The Tender Coming by The Unthanks
Hey bonny lassie, let’s go to the Lawe to see the tender lying off at Shield’s Bar
Jon Savage’s 1966. The Year The Decade Exploded by Various Artists
Hanging on to a dream whilst the decade explodes
The Beach Boys Christmas Album
The fourth best Christmas album of all time
Tooth And Nail by Billy Bragg
Were the misanthropic, misbegotten merchants of gloom correct?
The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other by Van Der Graaf Generator
We are all awash in a sea of blood
evermore by Taylor Swift
Shortly After Takeoff by BC Camplight
Does everything have to be funny?
Let It Be…Naked by The Beatles
Should Paul McCartney rewrite history or should he let it be?
Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 by Tim Buckley
How you would feel if you were having to count every last penny?
Won’t Be Long Now by Linda Thompson
It won’t be long now
A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
You might think Phil Spector is mad but I couldn’t possibly comment
All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
George Harrison’s solo album is so fine
U Kin B The Sun by Frazey Ford
A slow-burning, unassuming kind of power
I think I’m gradually learning
Time Out Of Mind by Bob Dylan
Disconnection and unhappiness
For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
Another work of genius