Let your light so SHINE…

Let your light so SHINE…

"Now That's What I Call Music..." reached its centenary this year. Nobody really cared. In the era of Spotify, Deezer, iTunes and YouTube the compilation album is largely redundant...I'm not sure that anyone other than sales reps and desperate middle-aged children on Father's Day morning actually buys them any longer. I say this, of course, [...]

Have You Ever Been This Low? Coming Up with Suede

Have You Ever Been This Low?  Coming Up with Suede

When I attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival appearance from Brett Anderson a few weeks ago he discussed the early, formative moments of Suede and how they had placed an ad in the music press looking for a guitarist...an advert that brought two applicants, one from Ken and another from Bernard Butler. I wonder what [...]

“The already legendary…Suede”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfLzGvlJJo   16th of February, 1993. Inside the Alexandra Palace the great and the good of the music industry have gathered to drink champagne and dance all night, under electric candle light. It is the Brit Awards. Richard O'Brien is hosting. The list of winners from that night reveals just how out of touch the [...]

Simply Thrilled Honey – Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice

Simply Thrilled Honey – Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice

Triumph and tragedy. Heart and soul. Punk attitude and pop tunes. Temptation and the Four Tops. Girls like you and boys like me. Falling and laughing. Hope and despair. L.O.V.E and love. Edwyn Collins was born in 1959 in Edinburgh.  It's a beautiful city...did you know there's a castle?  But it wasn't where Edwyn became [...]