(the) album

the album of my life is one that i didn’t understand. i bought it in a little record shop in Edinburgh in 1979. you know the school trip, the one where a sweaty 15-year-old girl from a small town travels to England? four of us girls got lost in London but that’s another story that … Read more

nick cave and the bad seeds

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.  what a complex show. swaggering, melodramatic, evangelical. at times, tender. and, may i say, challenging for the audience. i’m feeling lucky.

arcade fire

all i’m listening to: will i see you on the other side?

a playlist from the globe

Head Above Water by Hunters & Collectors Disorder by Joy Division This is not a Love Song by PIL Temptation by New Order Pacific Theme by Broken Social Scene The Fairytale of New York by The Pogues (with Kirsty McColl) Ever Fallen in Love by The Buzzcocks Ceremony by New Order Stranded by The Saints … Read more

stranded, far from home

“Let’s get out of here,” said Maggie.  Together, they ran back to the car and drove away before traffic came to a complete standstill, the road clogged with firewatchers streaming out from the city for a glimpse of the fire. The Saints played on the radio, a song about being stranded far from home. Maggie … Read more

my stereo stand

yes, i have a stereo stand with a record player.  a fucking record player. it’s a bit dusty but i still use it.  and scattered across the top of the stereo stand are the following CDs: The National Trouble will Find me Joe Henry Fuse Deerhof Breakup Song alt-J An Awesome Wave Club des Belugas … Read more

top 10 albums

on this rainy day, in no particular order: Power, Corruption and Lies by New Order The Suburbs by Arcade Fire Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division Summerteeth by Wilco Unplugged in New York by Nirvana Best of Bowie by David Bowie London Calling by The Clash You Forgot it in People by Broken Social Scene Time … Read more