In The Mixer is moving!
Hello all. Just to let you know that I’ve moved the bulk of my content from here over to my new Wordpress blog. Was getting annoyed with not being able to embed YouTube videos on here. Laters!
Looking For Gold: SXSW WHY? by F**ked Up →
seaninsound: A [SXSW] festival pass can cost almost $800 a person. A band gets either wristbands or $250, which is enough to buy enough gas to get your van maybe 15 hours away from Austin, one way. Most bands are from outside that radius, and are well within the range of losing a shit ton of money by coming. In exchange, sxsw gets access to the best bands in the world, every club in Austin, and...
Reporting from the frenzied world of five-a-side.:... →
Here is my match report for our class 5-a-side team’s game this week. Tongue might be found somewhere around the inside of my cheek. hackersfc: Hackers FC continued their slide down the greased-up pole footballing woe with a resounding 2-6 defeat this week. Consistently outplayed, out-thought and outfought by their opposition, The Other Team, only two late consolation goals saved our...
Review: Calrisian, Eager Teeth, Rooks (Green Door...
Reviewing friends’ friends’ bands is almost as dangerous as reviewing friends’ bands. So when my friend Al invited me to come see his friends Rooks yesterday evening, I was wary. Not that it was compulsive that I write a review, but there is always that slight “what if they’re really bad and I have to make nice afterwards?” fear attached to these situations. ...
Al Horner: How Radiohead's 'The King of Limbs' is... →
alhorner: The King of Limbs, the eighth studio album by Oxford titans Radiohead, will be “the world’s first newspaper album” according to the group’s website. After a frenzied day following the early digital release of the record, this now seems riddled with an irony I suspect Thom Yorke and friends…
Bloody Earworms →
Hello Tumblrs. You should follow my friend’s new page because a) it’s a great concept, b) he’s a funny bastard, and c) having some readers will encourage him to keep it going.
Songs I like: Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
I’ll be the first to admit that I have an unhealthy relationship with music. Actually, scratch that. I have an unhealthy relationship with certain types of music, certain types of songs. Songs that are, well, a bit miserable. That is not to suggest that I am a miserable person. I’m not, despite what some friends of mine would say to the contrary. I have been, absolutely - but I find...
Gus Poyet on Luis Suarez →
I interviewed Brighton manager Gus Poyet this week to get his thoughts on compatriot Luis Suarez signing for Liverpool. Here is the piece on the Daily Post website. Postscript: this story has now been picked up by the official Liverpool website.
Well Wisher →
After pimping out the Rob Cahill-written sisterblog to this page follows Rob’s brother’s band’s blog. A brotherblog, if you will. Check them out because - for me, bias aside - they’re one of the best bands in Britain right now. Party emotional. Oh, and keep an eye out for a Well Wisher piece on here in the future.
Rob Cahill's 100 Days, 100 Films →
I’ve started a sisterblog to this one, which I am editing. The writing is by my good friend Rob, who is watching 100 classic films in 100 consecutive days and reviewing them as he goes. Give it a follow, the reviews are brilliant.
Review: For Serious This Time - When You're In It
Once upon a time, I reviewed music for the odd fanzine and website. I’ve also played in a few bands over the past five years. But I’m not as au fait with music as I once was, and that’s mostly down to apathy on my part. I hear very little that excites me anymore, and I generally prefer to spend my spare time doing other things than trawling the internet for what’s current...
Fernando Torres: End of the Affair?
“Liverpool have always been a club with a mentality, an identity, that I like. They are a club trabajador [humble, hard working, people’s club]. They are a team that maybe doesn’t have as many stars as other clubs but it has traditionally been as successful, or more so, because of the attitude, the values, the mentality. Liverpool are a huge club but with a humility...
The new, submissive Liverpool FC under Roy Hodgson
There has been an ever-increasing amount of hot air and bluster surrounding Liverpool Football Club these past few years. The club has been a well-documented mess behind the scenes under the stewardship of Tom Hicks and George Gillett, with fans veering between despair and fury from moment-to-moment. But with the dark days of Hicks-Gillett apparently about to end, full focus can return to matters...
Hello. Welcome to my new mental exercise class. I am a 27-year-old non-threatening Caucasian male, currently living in Manchester and working a moderately low-level role within a mid-level consumer brand company. If the blogosphere (I hate that term) had a demographic, I’m fairly certain I’d be somewhere approaching its centre. The purpose of this page is - as stated - mental...