Muso-bable
The thoughts and ocassional ramblings of a 30-something muso.
Hello, I’m a muso. I'm one of those guys you see digging around the racks of vinyl in London's backstreet record shops. I'm not addicted, I can give it up whenever I want. I just need to find that limited edition 7" single that the NME made single of the week. Maybe you've bumped into me in the queue for the bar at The Academy or The Astoria. There are thousands of us in London - I've seen all the regular faces in the record shops and at the gigs.

This blog is my attempt to write about the records that I love, the gigs I've been to and, well, anything else to do with music. Hopefully you'll find something here that makes you nod in agreement or rant in disagreement or maybe even laugh.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
 
A One Man Crime Wave
Pete Doherty has excelled himself today and managed to get himeself arrested twice for posession of Class As.

This is an appeal to the Pete and to the police. Pete, stop being such a turnip and driving under the influence. Met Police, stop following him arround and lock him in a cell for his own good. He's obviously so ripped-to-the-tits on various substances to realise that the you've got him down as a walking crime wave and a good way to improve your stop and search statistics.

Read all about it here and here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
 
Arctic Monkeys - News At Ten
A full 3 minute piece on the News at Ten... biggest sellng debut album ever... world domination to follow.

Thursday, January 19, 2006
 
Morning Runner - Burning Benches
There's been a lot of talk about Morning Runner in the last couple of weeks, and this could be their year.

I've just heard their latest single Burning Benches on XFM and it could do for them what Yellow did for Coldplay. There's certainly more than a passing similarity between the two songs ;-)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
 
Babyshambles a three piece
Just back from our first gig of 2006.

I know it's not a newsworthy event to have a now-show at a Babyshambles gig, but in case you weren't there, Patrick (guitarist) was a no show. I've no idea whether it was planned or whether he just couldn't be arsed. Pete mumbled something about rehab or relationship counseling, so it could be anything. Thankfully Pete was sober enough to play guitar.

As for the gig, it was a pretty mixed bag, with something for everyone: Libertines songs, Babyshambles songs, old demos, new songs, the General doing the pentanville rap, Pete reading out his court papers, Pete reading poetry and a crowd that hang on his every word.

The thing with Pete is that every so often there is a spark of genius. There are times on stage when I don't really think he knows what he's going to play next. You can see Drew the bass player watching him to try and figure out where the next little Jam will lead.

And the Libertines songs are good and everyone goes mental, but, and I'm going to sound like a snob, Babyshambles just aren't as good as the libs and there's nothing like a Libertines song to show it.

So there you go - I don't think I could ask for anything more. I even picked up a 7" copy of the Albion single that someone jetisoned just as the band came on stage.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006
 
2006 can only get better from here
Some bad news. The Needs (formally Special Needs) - the band I made a bit of a tit of myself over have split.


Some even worse news. Keane are ready to release there next album.


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