Browsing All posts tagged under »Folk«

Sixto Rodriguez and the Found Words

January 5, 2013


  I’ve been hiding from words for two months. There were a few reasons for this: 1. Work and words were not compatible, in my case. Of course, there are work-words, reassuringly angular, unassumingly regular; squat, sturdy and functional. Press releases, emails to clients, dates, times, sizes, weights, bullet-forms. Work-words were plastic pigeons made of […]

Song of the Day: Flunk “Cigarette Burns”

July 16, 2012


So, I discovered Flunk almost one year after they toured China, stopping in Beijing, Nanjing, Chengdu and – yes, Shanghai. Isn’t life incredible? *covers face in pillow and screams* Why the reaction? Because: . . After 5 seconds of the opening bars, I realised I was listening to my new favorite song. I’ve not had […]

The Great Big Cover Up of the Day: KT Tunstall “Simple Twist of Fate”

March 26, 2012


I can actually feel energy leaking out of me like the stuffing of a punctured pillow. At times like these, the brain goes slightly bonkers. What popped into the noggin was the notion that listening to high-energy music might pump me up like the aural equivalent of ingesting a protein bar. I say this frankly […]

Review 5 (for shizzles): Annnnd…..rew Bird!

September 6, 2011


I delve into the next album, Fingerlings, with a renewed sense of excitement. Afterall, Andy is an excitingly varied musician. Also, I am in a new city. Left the gorgeous brilliant skies and sands of Bali and plunged into the grimy bustle of Shanghai. OK, whatever you say about the dude, he has a way […]