Star Shaped

Star Shaped

  I've arrived at the O2 Academy in Glasgow at a little after one thirty.  As I make my way from the car park at the nearby "clockwork orange" underground I have to weave my way through supporters of one of the two big teams in Glasgow.  This, as any resident of this "no mean [...]

Before the dawn…

Before the dawn…

It is Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thursday. Then, stay with me here, it will be Friday. Now, and this is the crucial piece of information, it will be Starturday. That's right pop tarts, I have officially renamed Saturday as STARturday in recognition of the fact that it will be the first of the Holy Trinity of [...]

Covered in Glory

Covered in Glory

I loves me a good cover version. There is something quite thrilling about hearing a song you love by a band you love being covered by someone else that you love...or by someone that you have never heard of.  I don't care if it's a straight, note for note, identikit version of the original or [...]

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 [...]