Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It's been a slow week on the old blog, so by way of an apology and also a reminder of just how good she is here's Marnie Stern performing Transformer for Pitchfork this week @ Cakeshop...WHAM

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Radio Distalgesic

Tonight you can hear the Goatwriter on BURST Radio. Listen from 8pm London GMT by clicking on this handy link (or by tuning in to your AM Radio to the frequency 1134, adjacent yet unrelated to a Spanish pirate radio station)

Music from the likes of Gregor Samsa, Mogwai, Final Fantasy and Rivulets as well a pithy review of 2008.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You and Whose Biography?

Further to the continued effort to profit from the alt-rock cash cow that is Radiohead, The Independent Music Press has today announced that an unofficial Thom Yorke biography is to be published. The venerable author has previously penned such classics as Steve Irwin: The Incredible Life of the Crocodile Hunter and the companion novella to reality t.v romp I'm A Celebrity...a writer from good stock.

Quite what the opinion of the big man himself will be remains to be seen, following the continued effort of Radiohead to peddle their altruistic credentials (See: the In Rainbows pay-as-you-please release). No doubt the book will feature heavy rhetoric and vague tales of Thom's troubled upbringing from the perspective of someone completely detached from the band - and more equipped for writing Kylie's seminal biography
Kylie Fever.

Thom Yorke: Radiohead & Trading Solo will be available from all bad bookshops from 26th February - or head over to DrownedInSound to try and win yourself a copy if you so please. For now, let us hope that such literary sacrilege triggers Thom to respond in kind with an insight of his own...perhaps going someway towards explaining this behavior.

Welcome To The Carnival..

And so, on this auspicious day, as a new era of political freedom is realised, let it be known that the first pillar of hope and liberty has been laid. And its name is Goatwriter. This long overdue arrival in the 'blogosphere' aims to address a number of tough issues, some of which you may not yet be prepared for. These may or may not concern:

  1. Music, Film and their discussion on the Radio
  2. Satellites and Science
  3. Things that grind my gears
  4. My blog
  5. A handbook for living the dream

In partial fulfillment of criterion 2 let us celebrate
Obamarama with some satellite pictures of yesterdays inauguration (courtesy of GeoEye-1)..