Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: Ryan Adams

The wilderness of crowds

It has been a hot, difficult summer and only now can I feel the pressure begin to drop in the air. The darkening skies and the tentative rain are not foreboding, they signal respite from the season before. Autumn is already here for the meteorologists, and not far off for the astronomers. Read the rest of this entry »

The Late, Late 2014 Post

Sunrise over Erith

It might be 2015 already, but for the sake of completism or something along those lines I figured I’d round-up the year just gone. 2014 was on a personal level the best year yet, but this isn’t the place for me to go on about that (I like retaining some degree of privacy, for all manner of reasons which would probably make a fun post, but of course is one I could never write, or at least publish for those very reasons, but I digress). However, it feels like this is the place for a quick and really incomplete run-down of all the stuff I enjoyed in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Friday Jukebox: Halloweenhead

Friday Jukebox Halloween Special!!! Well, I figured half the internet would be posting Monster Mash videos or similar. If you want some really fun/cool retro Halloween tunes you should check out the links on the WFMU Rock ‘n’ Soul Ichiban site. But I thought I’d just throw up a song I love with Halloween in the title, that isn’t really that Halloween-y sounding. Read the rest of this entry »

Jenny Lewis trails The Voyager

I could do with more than 16 seconds of this – a very brief teaser of the new Jenny Lewis album The Voyager. Her first solo album Rabbit Fur Coat is up there as one of my favourite albums ever. It is rare to have such great lyrics, such a great voice and so many great songs all working so well together, yet time and again Lewis manages it. This new album sees her working with my all-time favourite Ryan Adams. So, I’m rather excited about this release. Probably too excited. Anyway, enjoy the 16 seconds.

If Not I’ll Just Die

Cover of new Lambchop album, Mr. M. It is a drawing of a guy in a top hat.

Funny to already be thinking about next year’s releases, but Lambchop have a new album out in February, I think. It is called Mr. M and they’ve shared a track from it, If Not I’ll Just Die. It is really rather lovely, and if the rest of the album is anywhere near this quality I think we’re in for something special. The album is dedicated to the late Vic Chesnutt. Read the rest of this entry »