Gruesome

I’ve spent the last few weeks plugging the gaps in my Charles Stross collection by reading his 3 Laundry novels back to back. Best classified as spy/sci-fi/horror, the inital book ‘The Atrocity Archives’ seems to be a collection of 3 novellas with stories 1 and 2 linking together better than to 3. As such it’s…

To The Edge of The Earth

The Phantom Band/Woodenbox With A Fistful of Fivers – Electric Circus, 24th August 2010 I reckon that Tuesday night at the Electric Circus was the eighth time I’ve seen the Phantom Band in the last 3 years. Which probably comes very close to elevating me to stalker status. Tuesday’s  Edge Festival performance wasn’t the best…

If I Was A Writer

We Were Promised Jetpacks / Endor / Sebastian Dangerfield – Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 21st August 2010 It’s been a while since I’ve seen We Were Promised Jetpacks. In fact I hadn’t seen them since the tour just prior to the release of last year’s debut LP. In that time, they just seem to have gotten…

Fence Party

The next week is a busy one for me for gigs starting with Day 5 of Haarfest in Cellardyke last night. But for three and a half hours frustrating hours, stuck in the car park at work with a car which wouldn’t start, it looked like I wasn’t going to make to the show at…

An Enjoyable Penance

Regular readers of Scottish blogs will almost certainly be aware of the Vinyl Villain inspired ‘Paul Haig Day’ which JC has organised in April for the last 2 years. Due to pressure of, well life really, I was simply not able to find the time to join in this year but as a penance for…

A Confession

I’ve a confession to make. Despite the fact that I believe blogs do a job in promoting new music, I rarely buy records as a consequence of hearing tunes on blogs. Partly that’s because I enjoy reading blogs as much as anything else and also it’s partly down to a lack of time. In an…