Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The motorcycle black madonna

I've written some stuff on Rockbeatstone that may be of interest to you, readers of this esteemed blog.

Firstly, there is a review of the new BRMC which, along with Wilco and the Hold Steady's last release, is the best thing I've listened to this year.

Secondly there is a live review of Grinderman. I had the chance to see them live at HMV. Another free concert I saw was Rufus Wainwright. I never thought I'd see a camper guy than the singer-dude from Scissor Sisters, but I now have! He sung like an absolute angel, I was in complete and utter awe, as were the rest of the crowd who were just so quiet. It has to be one of the most surprising gigs that I've ever witnessed. I didn't write a review as I only caught a few numbers of his, but wow! I will definately look up his stuff, I think he has a new album out at the moment. Gordon Brown is also a fan apparently.

Finally, I've got a feature on bootlegging up. This is the first part of the article which looks at the history of bootlegs, etc... The second part which I shall be writing over the course of the week will look at some of the best bootlegs ever.

Tonight I'm going to see a new band from Denmark called the Kissaway Trail at the Barfly. Should be good.

More astute readers will see that I've added a button to the right of my blog in honour of the free Alan Johnson campaign. I saw this at Asterisk's blog, he wrote a post far more eloquently than I ever could, which says why he felt the need to put it up. I agree with him completly.

Gates of Eden


* (asterisk) said...

Thanks for the shout-out, James.

I took a peek at your bootleg post. It's a subject that has always interested me, so please be sure to keep us posted of any future instalments.

Will said...

"Esteemed readers of this blog", shurely?!

Paolo Vites said...

time to write about a certain eric andersen' cd....

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Will said...

Irreverent, iconoclastic and really not very modest.


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