‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel García Marquez

This was the long-delayed fulfilment of a promise to myself to read Marquez who always seemed so off-putting. How wrong I was. Not that this long, strange novel isn’t without it’s challenges. There’s no plot as such, just a long stream of strange and wonderful things happening to the Buendía family over more than a … More ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel García Marquez

Hello summer!

‘Back soon’ now seems a little optimistic. In my defence, the most interesting and exciting election of my career was bound to have an impact on my other interests let alone my social life! New music is what’s really gone by the board. I’ve listened to some but much less than usual and getting to listen to … More Hello summer!

Songs of 2014

The 20 songs I’ve been listening to and loving most this year. 20. Doe ‘Unrested’ 19. EMA ‘So Blonde’ 18. I Break Horses ‘Medicine Brush’ 17. Little Arrow ‘Spider’ 16. Little Big League ‘Boyish’ 15. The History of Apple Pie ‘Keep Wondering’ I can’t find a video or sound cloud file for this one. It’s worth … More Songs of 2014

Top 10 albums 2014

My 10 favourite albums of 2010 in no particular order: Sharon Van Etten – Are We There St. Vincent – St Vincent Moodoïd – Le Monde Möö French for Rabbits – Spirits Dum Dum Girls – Too True Honeyblood – Honeyblood Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio Gulp – Season Sun The Midnight Pine – … More Top 10 albums 2014

Song for Saturday: ‘Old Black Hen’ by Songs:Ohia

Here’s a confession: I have Americanaphobia. I fear that if I allow into my life too much of it then, before I know it, one day I’ll find myself enjoying, say, Lady Antebellum. And that would be a terrible fate. The trouble is, I keep coming across artists who can clearly be labelled ‘Americana’ whom I … More Song for Saturday: ‘Old Black Hen’ by Songs:Ohia