Tim’s Twitter Listening Party

Tim’s Twitter Listening Party

"Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the light.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.  And God said "Let there be light" and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the [...]

Popping to the ‘Shop

Popping to the ‘Shop

“You know, there’s no real cupboard we can be put in. We’re constantly misfiled. That makes it harder for us. But isn’t there something brilliant in that too?” When I was a little boy growing up in West Lothian I was surrounded by people who were just like me. Just. Like. Me. Whitburn was a [...]

Britpop Obscurities

Britpop Obscurities

Embarrassing pedantry. Britpop was not a sound in the same way as glam, acid house, baggy or 2-Tone had been in previous years.  It wasn't about British guitar music and it certainly wasn't a "sub-genre" of the impossible to define "indie" music.  It was a moment in time, a musical and cultural movement.  It was [...]

Let Me In Honey, To My Other Home

Let Me In Honey, To My Other Home

Gert Town, Louisiana. Christmas day, 1948. Merry Christmas everyone. The Reverend A.G Williams Snr Clayton and his wife Eva had more reason to celebrate than most as they welcomed their daughter into the world.  They called her Merry.  Little Merry Clayton grew up in a district that was a hotbed of musical talent; Buddy Bolden [...]