Nights In

Dan Wilson

What's it called?: 
Love Without Fear
What does it sound like?: 
After wrapping up his band Semisonic it appears that Dan Wilson became a successful songwriter for other people such as Adele, Pink, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks etc.

Tycho

What's it called?: 
Awake
What does it sound like?: 
In the past, Scott Hansen, the sole member of Tycho has given the impression of someone who has analysed and adapted the mysterious softness in certain Boards Of Canada tracks and moulded his research
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Yes

What's it called?: 
The Yes Album CD DVD Bluray
What does it sound like?: 
The next in the series of remixes by Steven Wilson has arrived. Jon Anderson mentions in the sleeve notes that this 1971 work felt like the first real Yes album, hence its title.

Films

Under The Skin

“I’m only going to see it, if it’s got a good review in the Daily Mail!” said my Vin Diesel, action-film loving friend.
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20 Feet From Stardom

'That walk from back by the drum riser to the front of the stage - it's complicated' says The Boss in this Oscar winning documentary on the unsung singing stars of popular music.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hold onto your hats folks it's another pointlessly daft Wes Anderson film, with the usual Maguffins, silly jokes, outlandish costumes, fantastic sets (the hotel interior is actually an Art-Deco d

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The Sonics / The Primevals - Arches, Glasgow

I am thrilled to say that the Sonics are coming to Glasgow.

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Record Sleeve tumblr and my mixcloud

I made a tumblr page of photographs I took of my records, as you do.

http://seekenee.tumblr.com/

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Record Store Day - Love Music, Glasgow - The Primevals (and many others)

As part of Record Store Day, Love Music in Glasgow are putting on 13 bands in the shop.

Some of the bands (including the Primevals) have records out as part of Record Store Day.

Nights Out

Jason Isbell show - a curate's egg

Where: 
Meeniyan Hall,country Victoria
Comment: 
A lot of international acts take time out from the city grind to play this quaint venue.Support act Tift Merritt has a voice that rings as true as a bellbird but alas no songs for mine.It's all

Buddy Guy -what was I thinking?

Where: 
Palais, Melbourne
Comment: 
My first blues concert was Buddy Guy and Junior Wells in 1974 and I've been a hard core blues fan ever since.Took my son along to introduce him to the blues.I was more interested in the support a

St Paul and the Broken Bones

Where: 
The Wonder Ballroom, Portland
Comment: 
There's a moment that, according to the band, they look forward to at each new venue - the audience reaction when singer Paul Janeway opens his mouth.

Reads

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Billy Lynn's Long Half Time Walk

Author: 
Ben Fountain
It's about: 
The Bravo Squad are national heroes after surviving an ambush in Iraq. They are paraded across the US on a "we are winning the war" tour.
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A Bigger Prize

Author: 
Margaret Heffernan
It's about: 
Modern society with saturated with notions of competition and "survival of the fittest" improving our lives.

The Free

Author: 
Willy Vlautin
It's about: 
An emotionally damaged Vet Leroy returning home from the war in Iraq attempts to take his own life resulting in a prolonged hospital stay.

Features

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Rumination – a sketch rather than a post

In 1950, aged 15, my dad sailed out of Aberdeen harbour on a small trawler bound for fishing grounds off Iceland. It was his first job after leaving school.

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COLD RESPONSE

At the weekend I visited friends who live in an apartment that overlooks the large Western Harbour at Leith Docks.

Louisiana Red

The ongoing discussion of favourite blues artists has prompted me to post this. It was written in 1996 for the Orbis series The Blues Collection which all came with appropriate CDs. I'm sure many here will recall seeing them in WH Smith and like.