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Unravel Live

Went to see unravel the other night. Twas good. Aidan Moffat was the grumpy man. Or was it Ziggy? I think it was Aidan. Aidan was grumpy when everyone kept laughing at the tweets. But he did smile when the arrow pointed at Tommy. I drank a free dram of whisky it was lovely. I […]

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Gadgets for Gadgeys – which e-reader is best?

Urban Dictionary definitions for Gadgey: Non specific person in Scotland; ‘joe bloggs’. Often used to refer to workman, or random person in street/crowd. Another word for a ned in scotland. Derogatory Scottish term for someone who’s not so well-off. I’m obsessed with gadgets, and never more so than now, when I’m trying to stop myself […]

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2009: The Ones That Got Away #4: Kraftwerk: The Catalogue

Self-styled “Man Machine” Milo McLaughlin delves into The Catalogue, a box set of 8 remastered versions of classic Kraftwerk albums from 1975’s Autobahn to 2003’s Tour De France Soundtracks. Note: This was originally written in November previous to the release of the box set but was held back for the January 2010 issue of The Skinny Magazine […]

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Unsung Heroes 1: The Male Nurse

  I’m grateful to Digital Plamf for recommending The Male Nurse to me a while back (he thought there were some similarities between them and some of the stuff I recorded with Swivel Chair). All I’ve heard is a few songs they recorded for John Peel,  ‘Back On The Pills’, ‘German Sleeps in My Bed’ […]

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A Weekend in Fife, featuring The Three Craws

I missed the impromptu set by The Three Craws at Homegame earlier this year, so I was delighted when my friends Iain and Aileen, who live in Aberdour, got Mel and I tickets to go see them at the Aberdour Festival. As it turned out, we were already heading to Fife that weekend to visit […]

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Moon (and Clint Mansell)

The less you know about this film the more you’ll enjoy it, I think – so I won’t be saying anything about the actual plot – but having finally seen this the other night I enjoyed it so much I felt the need to write about it briefly here. The story is great, taking parts […]

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Playing with the Past

I’m delighted to say that Playing with the Past is back in Edinburgh for a second night on August 22nd. This combination of film and live music was my highlight of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (ok I only saw one other film, what of it?) bringing together three of my favourite Edinburgh bands […]

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James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players – Folk Songs

I have to admit I found the prospect of sitting down to a whole album of ‘proper folk’ rather off-putting, even though it was recorded by James Yorkston (who it is no secret I am a massive fan of). You see, my old man is the folkie really and I consider myself more of an […]

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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 […]