Much More Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

    I saw that The National are playing in Berlin when I’ll be there in a few weeks, but given that I caught them in the Olympia before Christmas, I wasn’t pushed about seeing them again. A good old-fashioned catch-up chat over a bottle of wine in an alleyway should suffice. But the other … Continue reading

The Antlers – Academy – Review

The Antlers

When I was small I had a teddy bear called Yogi. He didn’t look anything like his famous namesake, but I wasn’t all that creative with naming things like that. My budgie was called Budgie. Anyway, I looked after Yogi and occasionally worried about his well-being too much. Peter Silberman reminds me of my Yogi … Continue reading

Living awhile in the front of my skull

Personally, I wouldn’t listen to a word I say. I should go back and delete certain posts. I should delete the whole blog and start again. But the internet never forgets – mistakes are cached like bitter arguments between family and friends. I have made grievous errors. I don’t deserve an opinion, never mind a … Continue reading

Attention Haiti

Hopefully you don’t need me to tell you that the people of Haiti are in dire need of our help right now. Not since the tsunami disaster in 2004 has the world needed to respond in such a way. The cruelty of such a devastating earthquake hitting such a desperately poor country is unfathomable for … Continue reading

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