Friday, 24 February 2017

A decade of Pop Cultureddd

Well..

Pop Cultureddd is ten years old.

Just let that sink in.

TEN. YEARS. OLD.

It doesn't make any sense.

I think I will continue to occasionally and haphazardly say things and stuff for a wee bit longer.

Ta if you've eva read owt on 'ere.

I can see some reflective stuff coming up on PC like..

Thursday, 16 February 2017

In Praise of.. Maxime Dangles (Pt 2)

I've returned to Maxime Dangles album Resilience LP.

For a fairly significant period of time this album dominated my life. I had a CD in the car, another CD in my stereo, it was on repeat on my MP3 player, it was on my phone on Spotify and I would listen at work through the web. Yea. Dominating.

It is happening again. And it makes me feel dark and warm at the same time.

That'll do for me, right now.


Monday, 30 January 2017

Thursday, 24 November 2016

John Talabot

Money is tight. As such I am spending more time in my office. It is easier to snaffle free leftover food and warm myself by hugging the neighbouring radiator.

I live for that radiator.

But in a shared office I am always the one people will have a chat to. Which is great! But I am juggling a mountain of competing deadlines.

Headphones go on.

And recently, John Talabot fills my ears.

Right now, I even have the brief luxury of an empty office so I even get to do a little jiggle to this.

Whilst I type. Always furiously typing.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Election Delirium

Avoiding this given the way 2016 has gone. But Aphex Twin has basically nailed what my sleep currently reflects.

Monday, 31 October 2016

All Wet LP

All Wet is making me live.

Mr Oizo is always hotly, eagerly, keenly anticipated by me. This latest LP was no different.

And Quentin has made some friends!

Try Ruhe on for size. Collaboration with Boys Noize, remember? Yea, you do.

Try the rest of the album for equally skin-crawlingly, sinister and warped tracks.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Boy In Da Corner

Inkeeping with the recent grime theme, let's get back to a true classic and groundbreaking work of music.

The award-winning album Boy In Da Corner by Dizzee Rascal was a shock to many when it scooped the Mercury Music Prize. It was certainly my first introduction to grime. So to see this brilliant mini documentary on the impact and importance of this release is a great watch.

Just gutted I can't get to the Boy In Da Corner gig. That would be pretty special, to say the least.