music

The Best of 2014 mixtape – Roll away the stone (Laconic Hegemony vol.9)

well ten songs form the best 10 albums of 2014, (well I mean the 10 albums I like the most in 2014). so we have a mix of pop, rock, some avant grade, some quieter stuff, a bit of dutch miserablism and even some world music from Ibibio Sound Machine. When you put it all […]

Laconic Hegemony vol.8 – 16 songs which travelled well from 2014, #mixtape

Think of it like a virtual version of a mixtape cassette which I am giving you, only without DJ’s crashing the vocals. The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers St Vincent Digital Witness Belleruche Minor Swing Pete Molinari You Will be Mine Sun Kil Moon I Love My Dad George Ezra Budapest July Talk The Garden Jeremy […]

The Long List – Best Album of 2014

A list containing some of the best sounds which have informed my year, namely the long list of the best albums of 2014. As always all musical albums I heard for the first time in 2014 are eligible for consideration and the selection decision is my own. Decision Timescale :- Short list issued before christmas. […]

#IndyReF songs 11 (for the moning after) – Friends by Adam Buxton

F-R-I-E-N-D-S, do you really need them? Yes! If you haven’t got a friend, then you’re just you. There’s half as many things that you can do. Who’s going to tell you that you’re not a brat, if not your best friend? Do you recall when we did that? Yes! Sharing – the brilliant jokes we’ve […]

#IndyRef Songs – Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler What’s the song about? I have no idea. its a kinda pastiche of all your worst […]

#IndyRef songs 7 – Run to the hills by Iron Maiden

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 7 – Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden What’s the song about? Well it seems to be an account of how the people who discovered america, dealt with the people […]

#indyref songs 6 – the nerve by Mutemath

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 6 – The Nerve by MuteMath What’s the song about? Can you believe this world’s got the nerve To insist they won’t trade for a better one? The song is a […]

#IndyRef Songs 5 – Do you want to build a snowman? from Frozen.

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 5 – Do You want to Build a Snowman by Anna What’s the song about? Well its about a girl growing up locked out of the world of her sister. Her […]

#Indyref song 4 – Whatever You Want – Status Quo

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 4 – Whatever You Want by Status Quo What’s the song about? about giving someone you like whatever they want, whatever they like. The more I listen to it the more […]