Book Review – 40 Odd Years Of The Fall

Tommy Mackay  –   40 Odd Years Of The Fall It’s almost a year since Mark E. Smith passed away (writes Andy Wood). Musician, entertainer and blogger, Tommy Mackay had been working on this book since 2006, finally publishing it in late 2018. Although it is a self-published book by a long-term fan, this is…

My Favourite Albums of 2018 by Andy Wood

Another year, another list of albums that have thoroughly rocked my world in 2018. I think I have missed a lot of stuff this year, tending to listen quite deeply (obsessively) to the records that I have fallen for. A few of those have been made by old favourites – Neneh Cherry and John Coltrane…

Post Gig Reflections

Spare Snare / De Rosa/ Broken Chanter – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 5th January 2019 Last weekend’s Spare Snare, De Rosa and Broken Chanter show should have been that rarest of occasions – a stress free show. Unfortunately, family circumstances made the show much more of a trial than it would otherwise have…

2018 Albums

2018 was the first full year that I’ve used Spotify and that is definitely reflected in this end of year list of my favourite LPs. Replacing an eMusic sub with a Spotify sub has allowed me to hear more albums but to also buy albums I like more since eMusic could be a bit of…

2018 – Singles / EPs

This feels, more than ever, like a random selection of singles and EPs from the year past, but essentially represents the best of the shorter form records that I paid money for. E.P. of the year Karen – Filwood Broadway E.P. Once of these chance happenings – Karen supported the Blue Aeroplanes at the Fleece…