Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Staving off blogdeath

Apologies for the lack of updates, but my life has been taken over by my dissertation. It'll all be over by the end of the month, so things should pick up again in September, not least because Beard Radio shall be returning to the airwaves at, as well as 106.6 FM in Glasgow during Freshers Week. We'll also start getting the articles we prepared for the aborted Beard issue 7 online.

Had a few pieces published in The List recently, so here's the roundup. Click on my byline if you fancy reading any of my earlier pieces, including an Instal 09 preview.


Billy Childish

Trembling Bells

Alex Neilson and Lavinia Blackwall's (apologies for misspelling the name in the article) ecstatic folk-rock band Trembling Bells are currently on tour, so catch 'em while you can.

WED 19th CAMBRIDGE / Portland Arms
FRI 21st - AARHUS, Denmark / Jazzjuice Festival
SUN 23rd – GREEN MAN / S.Wales
MON 24th LANCASTER / Yorkshire House
TUES 25th EDINBURGH / Electric Circus
WED 26th GLASGOW / Stereo

I'll leave you with this fantastic Journey cover by Petra Haden. She gave a similar treatment to The Who Sell Out. Shame about the smirking hipsters in the crowd: Don't Stop Believing is a genuinely awesome song, as Marnie Stern and David Chase know well. (Don't watch the latter clip if you've not seen the final episode of The Sopranos btw - massive spoiler) This one goes out to my wonderful friends Matt and Georgia, ahead of their wedding next week.