Category: Musical Moments

  • Pop Punk Moment

    I had a beautiful moment to this song last night… I’m quite used to being the only non-white person at alt clubnights. Whether it’s indiepop, pop punk, hxc or whatever, these are mainly white, middle-class scenes. Well, you can tell that if you look at my clubbing pics. Last night this State Champs song came…

  • RIP Martin Rushent

    Just found out today that Martin Rushent, the producer of Dare-era Human League and so many other wonderful albums has passed away. Rather than wibbling on here about how much I owe to him, it’s probably better to re-read this post.

  • Musical Moment 3: Bowling For Soup – ‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’

    Late October, 2009. It’s a week until a particularly Unhappy Anniversary rolls around and I’m feeling bad. Not sad bad, weird bad. Unpredictable bad. Incongruity-of-affect bad. I think too much about some things, too little about others. Thoughts of the unchangeable past circle continuously in my head like vultures, shrieking and swooping and there doesn’t…

  • Musical Moment 2 : Erik Satie – Sarabande No.2

    1991. I found a CD of Erik Satie compositions on sale in town. Back then, all I knew was his famous Gymopédies, he was basically a classical one-hit wonder to me. But, what the hell, the CD was cheap, give it a go. I started listening. The Ogives, Gymopedies, Sarabande No.1 and then… At Sarabande…

  • Musical Moment 1 : The Symphony That Wasn’t

    This is the first in a series of old-man rambles about key musical moments in my life. If I think how music has intertwined itself in the most important parts of my life, I can’t imagine those moments without it. Now, on with the first moment… Twenty years ago, I was waiting for my girlfriend…