My Skip List

We all have one and here’s mine. It’s a list of songs from beloved albums which I skip over whenever I listen to them.  As far as my listening memory is concerned, they don’t exist. 1. “Somewhere” by Tom Waits from Blue Valentine Tom Waits’ sixth album is steaming storm drains, thick droplets of rain, men… Read more »

Near Enough Could be Better

On the weekend I did something I haven’t done for a long time. I watched a tribute band. A Beatles’ tribute band no less. The band played well, mop top wigs screwed down in place, guitars held defensively over the solar plexus, heads shuddering just so as they harmonised. And the crowd, many too young for the first wave… Read more »