Live But Not Necessarily Lively
Posted on Mar 25th, 2008 by Alan @ 12:24 pm

I’m departing from the usual suspects as far as live music goes over the next couple of months, as the next two gigs I’m going to are of bands I’ve never seen live before. We’re going to see Portishead live in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks’ time, and then in May it’s the Willard Grant Conspiracy.

Portishead should be interesting, I’ve no idea how that’ll translate to a live setting at all, way back when Dummy first came out I loved it but never even considered checking them out live.

Willard Grant Conspiracy will be a great night out I think. Being a close personal friend to the stars, I was recently talking to a composer I know – when I asked him if he was working on anything interesting he said he’d co-written an album with an American band and would be going out on tour with them in the summer. I possibly tried to nod knowledgeably for a moment when he said it was WGC before quickly fessing up that I’d never heard of them! I have now, though!

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Cat Alarm Clock
Posted on Dec 27th, 2007 by Alan @ 6:07 pm

Any cat owner will surely relate to this…

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Star Wars Trumpet Solo
Posted on Dec 11th, 2007 by Alan @ 9:00 am

Presenting Stacy Hedger, Miss Douglas County Arizona 1993. Her special talent is the trumpet. And Charlie Chaplin dancing.

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Herding Cats
Posted on Dec 4th, 2007 by Alan @ 1:00 pm

This never fails to amuse me!

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Krzysztof Kiljanski – Stay
Posted on Dec 1st, 2007 by Alan @ 6:06 pm

This guy is a big star in Poland, but apparently unknown everywhere else. I’m not quite sure why, as he records a lot in English. I’d give you a link to buy his albums but they’re completely unavailable on Amazon or anywhere else I’ve looked – if you do a Google search on his name there are loads of Polish language pages for him and I’m pretty sure you would be able to buy there if you’re brave enough to tackle the language though!

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Starbucks – Glen!
Posted on Nov 29th, 2007 by Alan @ 1:02 pm

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Porcupine Tree – Piano Lessons
Posted on Nov 12th, 2007 by Alan @ 8:00 pm

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1-0 James McFadden… get it up ye Trezeguet!
Posted on Sep 14th, 2007 by Alan @ 6:24 pm

40 seconds in to this clip…

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Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
Posted on Aug 9th, 2007 by Alan @ 3:19 pm

If in doubt, post another Elliott Smith tune.

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It Bites – Turn Me Loose
Posted on Aug 4th, 2007 by Alan @ 7:45 pm

Vintage pop-prog from Cumbria’s finest!

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