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Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars (2015)
out of the blue, i strike again putting fear into the hearts of lazy, procrastinating wannabe’s the globe over…
or something like this…this moody little number from Tyneside songstress Nadine Shah is already two years vintage but insinuates itself into the old brain memory room in quite a magnificent way, subtle hints weaving in and out, colours change from autumn to winter then back again; imperceptible changes in colour mood texture, subtle aftertaste remains.
algiers – the underside of power (2017)
a propulsive intense collision of post punk industrial and Motown – Suicide, Curtis Mayfield, PIL, A.R. Kane – this title track from Atlanta,Georgia quartet Algiers second album – a follow-up their acclaimed 2015 debut Algiers – is an exhilarating call to arms; a super charged dance floor demon that resurrects pop/rocks original insurrectionary spirit; making a mockery of pop celebrity cultures facile narcissistic gestures of political and emotional engagement. a plea and a warning, ‘dystopian soul’ for and by the dispossessed.
the late adam west bears striking physical resemblance to a fellow -an acquaintance I met recently on a work exchange trip to the Andalusian foothills close to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain. he was a British expat and ex-actor in is his late 70’s.
from pre millennial technological angst of 1997 to post millennial 21st century technological resignation? an unreleased song from the Ok Computer recording sessions with a suitably unsettling video by Polish film-maker Michal Marczak, capturing something the street spirit of those times and these; dislocation,resignation,numbness,loss,longing….but what is the source of this pain? our confusion collectivized, compartmentalized, anger and sadness smushed into a tiny digital bottle; how to release anxiety completely? unscrew the bottle with a quintessential radiohead ballad. then check yourself in the mirror. oh, I am not a pompous, self-absorbed 18-19 year old boy/girl anymore it seems, but a real grown up man/woman! bollix! *
Paul Westerberg – Ghost on the Canvas (2009)
Glen Campbell – Ghost in the canvas (2011)
the song was originally written and recorded by former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg for his self-released, home recorded 2009 solo EP, PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys.
‘We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come. We are therefore a civilization which suffers from chronic disappointment — a formidable swarm of spoiled children smashing their toys. ‘ – Alan Watts.
‘time is on my side
yes it is
time is on my side
yes it is’ – The Rolling Stones
18 hours of new David Lynch material….what more needs to be said? analysis is not required but necessary in the modern culture. we have to pore over every detail, understand what is happening, why it is happening but forgetting that one of the necessary states when taking in the work of one of the world’s more unique artistic voices should be…fear? confusion? disgust? amusement? boredom? anger? arousal?
i’m not telling you. decide for yourself. you are a grown up for goodness sake! sure, twin peaks can be whatever you want it to be but this way lies frustration, unhappiness, despair. it can only not be one thing…everything else.