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Books, books galore (If you like New Order/Joy Division)

Books, books galore (If you like New Order/Joy Division)

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This is a strange little post regarding something that’s left me quite surprised (in a good way). I’ve always been a bookworm and stemming from that I absolutely adore a good music book. You can really gain such a deeper level of appreciation of an artist thanks to a well written book. There’s plenty I have on my want-list and there’s three upcoming books that I simply can’t wait for – two of…

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Pet Shop Boys – I Want To Wake Up (Breakdown mix)

The last two days have seen my headphones dominated by 80s electronic music and not much else.

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Synth Britannia

This is something I watched (finally) for the first time yesterday and would you believe it, BBC4 are showing it again tonight!

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Glastonbury 2014: The Grand Finale (and a potential gig),

Glastonbury 2014: The Grand Finale (and a potential gig),

Evening everyone. Well, that’s Glastonbury over for another year. I’m actually missing the constant coverage already – even if BBC did have a tendency to show the same bands. I think I came across Elbow’s set three times actually, at least. I do love ‘One Day Like This’ dearly but that was just too much. On another note – how berserk was the size of the crowd for Dolly Parton?! I’d bet good money…

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Glastonbury Day 3 Chatter: Kasabian, Metallica etc

Glastonbury Day 3 Chatter: Kasabian, Metallica etc

Afternoon all and we’ve obviously come to the last day of Glastonbury 2014. It’s only been on TV for three days, but I’ll miss the constant schedule checks really come tomorrow. They certainly make boring Sundays much more interesting. I just hope that more performances find their way onto Youtube soon – I need to see Jagwar Ma, M.I.A and the complete Foster The People show yet.

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Glastonbury Day 2 Chatter: Metallica, Arcade Fire etc

Glastonbury Day 2 Chatter: Metallica, Arcade Fire etc

Evening from a lovely day in Belfast – Glastonbury is now in full swing and I’m actually rather tired from staying up last night to watch the TV broadcast of Arcade Fire’s set. That’s sufficient enough proof that I don’t have the stamina for outdoor festivals. Anyway, I’ll do it all over again tonight, some things just need to be done!

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Glastonbury 2014: Arcade Fire, Blondie + What’s To Come

Glastonbury 2014: Arcade Fire, Blondie + What’s To Come

Afternoon all – things are set to get very busy on the blog over the next three days because Glastonbury 2014 is now officially underway. I’m not there (obviously) but thank goodness for BBC coverage, Youtube and iPlayer, and I’ll have a better view than most actually attending the festival to boot. That’s what being 4ft 8 does to you. You can’t deny the internet can be a life-saver at times…

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Mick Jones Turns 59

As today marks his 59th birthday, it would be careless of me not to post something in relation to Mick Jones.

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Unexpected fandoms

Across my record collection, folk rock is definitely one of the genres least represented. The only records I have that could be described as folk are Simon & Garfunkel’s five studio albums (along with their Greatest Hits set and two live albums).

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The Clash – Broadway

This smouldering ballad - buried deep in the heart of Sandinista - is amongst the finest recordings in The Clash canon.