Burn Brightly – Saint Jude’s Infirmary live

Saint Jude’s Infirmary / Hamish Hawk / The Allen Ginsberg Trio – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 25th November (by Andy Wood) “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” History is full of warnings and Marcel Proust’s quote makes me aware that there are dangers in nostalgia, in…

What Once Was Lost – The Return of Saint Jude’s Infirmary

New MPT contributor Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr previews the return of Saint Jude’s Infirmary Named for the patron saint of lost causes, Saint Jude’s Infirmary certainly seemed to have a knack for choosing a prophetic name. The band ended in a crashing pile just as their 2nd album, ‘This Has Been The Death of Us’, was released…

(Un)covering Bob Dylan

First off I’m not a Bob Dylan fan. Although I do own more of his songs in the form of covers than I once thought. But he was before my time really and I’ve never had the inclination to explore. But when a work colleague started talking about putting on a Tribute to Dylan featuring…

Death Is Not The End

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, not least before the gig in Dundee at the end of November. But for various reasons, not the least that I’ve not found it easy to write about why I like the record, I’ve put off writing about ‘This Has Been The Death of Us’ by Saint…

2009 LPs – 20-11

Well, I think it’s fair to say that the elastic has broken on my stupid life. Having scrambled through to the Christmas holidays, I’ve actually achieved very little beyond completing Mrs MPT’s gift list since last weekend. Plans for three posts in the last fortnight have produced one half written piece. Which I will come…