Japanese hip-hop, noise music, J-Pop, and a whole lot more besides….
The Sundance TV series Rectify takes the difficulties of faith, forgiveness and family seriously
Reading the fine print, except it’s not actually fine at all.
A collective music based on allegiance to the ‘hood now belongs to remote and isolated solo stars
Some musical journeys in the worlds of white people….
Why David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows is a teenage sensation.
Australia and Other Nonsense
Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Holding aloft a flickering torch for John Darnielle’s older stuff
History, In A Grain Of Salt
Songs of innocence, regret, anxiety, failure and punishing ennui…
Shouldn’t forging a nation from blood and sacrifice be against the law?
The Carrie and Lowell album is about trying to survive your family’s impact on you
How does David Lynch’s Wild at Heart look, 25 years later?
Running a few ideas up the flagpole to see if anyone repeatedly chops them down
Looking back at 50 years of Nashville’s black sheep boy
A General description of a Major problem
A tribute to the recently re-discovered innovator
Got a political problem? Add water, and look lively
The life of Margaret Wise Brown
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth double.
Remembering the greatest band in the whole wide world
Its lonely at the top, but the view is grand
From the Righteous Brothers to Yelawolf and beyond…
Ask A Prime Minister
Werewolf wasn’t paying close attention to the royal tour but we thought we’d have a go at the whole coverage thing anyway.
The love songs of the middle-aged mope
And so it was written, and so shall it ever be…
Are you lonely too? Hi Five! So am I!
The Financemeister is not a man to let fancy forms of democracy get in the way.