2019 Playlist

To conclude my look back on 2019 here’s a playlist of 50 of my favourite songs of the last 12 months, mainly new but with a handful of classics from  reissues thrown in for good measure.

2019 – Records

I didn’t buy quite as many records in 2019 as in previous years. On one hand that makes me feel like I’m missing out on something yet, on the other, I don’t feel like I needed to buy any more! As is often the case the top of the list is skewed towards the start…

2019 Live

The Dream Syndicate2019 turned out to be my busiest ever gig year despite losing half a dozen shows at the end of the year to a combination of work and the lurgy. As ever narrowing the list down to a handful is well nigh impossible but I think 2 probably stood out from the crowd:…

Recovery Mode #2 – October Gigs Catch-Up

She Makes War Meursault / Jonnie Common – La Belle Angelle, Edinburgh (Friday 4th) Pip Blom / Personal Trainer– The Caves, Edinburgh – (Wednesday 9th) St Christopher Medal – Birnam Art Centre (Saturday 12th) Bis / LIINES / Spare Snare – Mono, Glasgow (Sunday 13th) She Makes War / Skating Polly – The Lexington, London…

Recovery Mode #1 – Missed Gigs

A combination of work and illness has been the reasons behind the longest silence in the blog’s history. As an outward looking thing, I’m not sure it’s worth saving but personally I’d like to reinstate it if only as a diary of my musical adventures. So over the next couple of days I’m going to…