Month: December 2009

  • Albums Of The Year 2009

    Compiling this year’s best of was the usual gargantuan task. I had to whittle the 152 albums I bought this year down to a top forty. In the process, I’ve had to get rid of *loads* of albums that I thought were wonderful. So, just to be on here is to be a winner. The…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 16/12/09

    Woo! The last Bzangy of ’09 and a chance to play loads of fave tracks from this year! 🙂 Tonight’s best new track was ‘Carve A Pattern’ by Butcher Boy. A right, romping, stomping pop song that reminds me sometimes of Al Stewart, sometimes of Nick Drake and loads of being a kid and watching…

  • Oakwood Crimbo Day Sunshine

    To be honest, I’m not a great fan of Christmas. This year has been even less cheery than normal. But I looked out today and it was so beautiful, I had to brave the cold and the sheets of ice on the pavements to go and take some snaps. If you’d like to see them,…

  • Crimbo Swag

    Click Mr. Elephant above to see a little gallery of my Christmas pressies. 🙂

  • Christmas Morning Clutter

    Well, it’s 4.03am and I’m still up. For various reasons, I want tomorrow (well, today now…) to be as short a day as possible. So I thought I’d take some pics of random clutter around my house. Just click the pic above if you’d like to see the bits’n’bobs. 🙂

  • Bubblegum Winter, 12/12/09

    Sooo… eleven days ago I travelled up to Glasgow on the train to see The Hidden Cameras headline the Bubblegum Winter shindig. Sadly, even though Joel was there (as you can see in the pic above), he couldn’t play due to visa issues. 🙁 Well, dammit – I wasn’t going to let that ruin my…

  • US Implodes Through Hypocrisy

    America’s top military officer has voiced concern about an incursion by Iran into Iraq that ended with Iranian soldiers seizing an Iraqi oil well. “All of us are concerned about the influence of Iran,” Adm Mullen told a news conference in Baghdad. “I worry a great deal about Iran’s view of destabilising this region as…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 2/12/09

    The best new track tonight was a newie by Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears, ‘Imitation Of The Sky.’ Taken from one of the maddest albums I’ve heard in a long time, I’d suggest you check this out if you’ve ever liked Of Montreal, The New Pornographers or any late psych/early prog. Sooo catchy! The…

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