Sudden Death, Let it Go – ENGINE SUMMER

Sudden Death, Let it Go – ENGINE SUMMER

Malört Time, a series of (in)frequent videos charting the lives and times of Chicago indie-pop, lo-fi, melody makers Engine Summer is all the evidence one requires to support the hypothesis that here we are dealing with a band who are not, as one critic hailed the series, "peculiar" but are, instead and in fact, eccentrics, [...]

Under the Covers with Britpop – Part #1, BLUR

Under the Covers with Britpop – Part #1, BLUR

The cover version...an opportunity for a band, or artist, to pay homage to an inspiration or an easy way to get radio plays as you plough your way, note for note, through a rendition of a song that people already like but, and this is where you can prove you really are a creative artist [...]

Christmas

  When, according to the Bible, Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the greatest His reply was to remind His followers to love God with their all.  When I defined myself as a person of faith and, more explicitly, as a Christian that was important to me.  It meant that I had an [...]

Now My Heart is Full

As I write this he is still here. The question, the only question now, is...for how long? Minutes. Hours. I doubt it will be days. Then he will be gone. I'm not sad. I'm not. I will cry and I will feel the dull ache of his passing but I won't be sad. The knowledge [...]

The Year in Britpop…2019

The Year in Britpop…2019

It all seems so long ago. It was a long time ago. We were younger then. We are older now. Look at you now. Don't look at me. Don't look back in anger. Look back with misty eyes and a quickening of the beat-beat-beat of your heart. Them was giddy days. 2019 has brought Britpop [...]