Monthly Archives: December 2013

This One Time At Bandcamp

So as I do an end of year general tidy, clean out and round up before jumping into 2014 afresh, thankfully my building society were quick enough off the mark to send me a new card (to replace a lost … Continue reading

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Was really shocked and saddened to hear that Mississippi Big Beat band leader Ol├íh Andor passed away recently at the age of 47. I only met him briefly at Womex this year but he came across as a good man … Continue reading

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Top Of The Props – Albums 2013

I hardly ever do end of year round ups, partly because there’s always too many good tracks to choose from. However, for me albums are a bit different, because it’s rare that I’ll ever get to listen to an album … Continue reading

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The Reaping #184 (Okay So Not Quite)

I’ve been chewing over the latest ‘Reaping’ for about 2 months but I’ve decided not to bother, cos nothing I had ready to post is as good as this. 184 Hit me up back in June to tell me about … Continue reading

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Best Albums Of (December) 2013 (So Far)

When it comes to compiling end of year lists there would seem to be 2 months that fair pretty badly. Albums released in January are often forgotten by the time it comes to compile, or memory has cast them into … Continue reading

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Lov Child

Death and the music industry are perhaps the most ignominious but undeniably potent of bed fellows. I’m almost ashamed to say that when Frank Sinatra passed away some years ago, my first instinct was not to mourn one of the … Continue reading

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