Read my interview with Smiths bassist Andy Rourke (he DJed at an XFM Weekender at Ocean Terminal and this was published as part of the ‘mini-Skinny’ magazine published to promote the event).
A couple of Fridays ago I went to see King Creosote do an instore performance at Avalanche Records on Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. Given his recent higher profile due to major label backing for album KC Rules OK, you might think he’d be above this kind of thing, but he remains resolutely down to earth, wandering […]
Last week I posted the hastily recorded track “I Ain’t Your Mailman” on this blog. On Tuesday of this week it was featured on the brilliant Said the Gramophone mp3 blog. In a further erosion of civil liberties the web-site http://www.saidthegramophone.com has been smart filtered at the Scottish Executive where I work, so for any […]
The film Happiness was on BBC2 last night so I thought I’d post the (unpublished) review I wrote about it when it came out. HAPPINESS, Directed by Todd Solondz (1998) This savage depiction of American adulthood has a central storyline concerning a paedophile who preys upon his son’s school friends. Combining one of cinema’s last […]