Oh My Valentine – The Big Sleep videos

Well, here’s a flimsy excuse for a post … We’ve been watching the French political drama ‘Les Hommes de l’ombre’ (‘Spin’ in the UK) recently and one of the characters in the first series is called Valentine. And it IS actually Valentine’s Day today (not that myself nor Mrs MPT have ever really bothered about…

Am I The Oldest Person In The Room Again? – Bob Mould live

Bob Mould Band / American Clay – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Monday 8th February 2016 A lack of sleep on Sunday night and an unwell Mrs MPT actually had me (briefly) entertaining the notion of not going to see Bob Mould in Edinburgh on Monday. Previously that would have been unthinkable as there’s always…

For The First Time In Years – Emma Pollock video

I should really be writing up a review of last night’s Bob Mould show but this evening I don’t feel capable of doing any more than churn out a couple of hundred words. So instead I’ll bring to your attention the new video from Emma Pollock for the brilliant single ‘Parks & Recreation’. The new…

Bow Down Before Our Robot Overlords …

I’ve started to notice that some gig listings sites are starting to give “expected setlists”. Which is shit on so many levels … First off, it seems to guarantee the loss of just a little bit of the magic of a gig generated by the uncertainty of not knowing quite what’s going to happen. OK,…

That Saturday Night High – De Rosa and Kid Canaveral live

De Rosa / Kid Canaveral – Summerhall, Edinburgh – Saturday 30th January 2016 Saturday turned out to be the night of clashes – De Rosa, We Were Promised Jetpacks and the Normans all on in and around Edinburgh at the same time with Book Group closer to home in St Andrews. But after last weekend…