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New York Travelogue

“All of us had such a fine time wining and dining around the city that I have no recollection of any daytime hours, and even my recollections of nighttime are foggy.” Suze Rotolo, A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties Okay maybe that isn’t a completely accurate description of our New […]

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Video of Peaches @ Webster Hall, NYC

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4789283&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Here’s a supremely silly (and disgustingly suggestive) wee video I cobbled together from the Peaches gig we went to when we were in New York last Saturday at the excellent Webster Hall. The tune is of course her ‘remix’ of Gay Bar by Electric Six. I’ll be posting more on the trip soon once […]

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The Big Apple

On Thursday Mel and I are heading New York City for the first time ever for five days. To say we’re excited is something of an understatement. We’ve both discussed going there many times since the day we got together – and we’ll be celebrating 11 years since that fateful day while we’re there (yes […]

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Fence Homegame 6 – Video Diary (some very selective personal highlights)

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4260203&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Yes I have finally experienced the Fence Homegame in Anstruther and it was well worth the wait. The above video diary shows a few of the bands we saw, a lot of which have already featured on the podcasts. I only had very limited space on my wee digital camera so didn’t manage to capture everything, […]

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King Creosote – Flick The V’s

Kenny Anderson is never going to make the album people expect him to make and this is no exception. After a low-key album release on Fence (Flock Like Vulcans..) which was only available at gigs or via their website, he’s joined pal James Yorkston by signing to the excellent Domino Records for the follow-up proper […]

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From the archives – Bananaz and Good Dick

Bananaz and Good Dick were shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008. I was pretty underwhelmed with both, but for what it’s worth here’s my thoughts. http://www.bananazfilm.com This is basically a roughly shot documentary featuring lots of footage of Damon Albarn and to a lesser extent Jamie Hewlett, mainly arsing about. There isn’t much […]

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In Mourning for The Wire – the best TV drama ever?

Part One – The Wire – Better than The Sopranos? Image of abandoned Wire soundstage by Hoodwatch (warning:clicking through may lead to spoilers) I have now watched all 5 series of The Wire. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve probably heard someone banging on about how great it is by now, and with good […]

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Video: Edinburgh band ‘Found’ provoke outbreak of crazy dancing

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3545727&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1  The Fence Homegame Pre-season Friendly on Saturday at Old St. Paul’s Church in Edinburgh was a great way to spend Saturday afternoon/evening. We got there just in time to catch the end of Pictish Trail’s set, for some reason he didn’t seem to have turned the mic on and it was already pretty rammed […]

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Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

With 17 albums recorded over 15 years under various pseudonyms, Kentucky-born Will Oldham has established himself as one of the most prolific and talented songwriters in alternative music today. That’s despite starting out as an actor – at the age of 17 he starred in John Sayles’ 1987 film Matewan, but found the accompanying pressures […]

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Hunter S. Thompson – Where Did It All Go Wrongzo?

The documentary Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson about the is an enjoyable, if uneven take on the life of the much-loved gonzo figurehead and “walking monument to misbehaviour” and is both an inspirational and cautionary tale. Disclaimer: What follows is less a review than the thoughts it provoked about the life […]