Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Carey Lander RIP

Over the years I posted several blogs related to Camera Obscura. Oddly enough, this post was directly linked to both the band and grief: http://popcultureddd.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/camera-obscura.html

Nearly 8 years on I could have never have thought was the post would be so resonant (regardless of my grieving misanthropy). I posted that song in my time of loss, and it seems now the perfect tribute to share this particular track again.

The loss of Carey Lander will be felt by all fans of the band.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

John Grant

Disappointing, this song is not. Or the performance. What a range! Deep velvet lows and beautiful rocketing highs.

As it is a Thursday morning I will post the live performance from Jools (Holland himself does not feature - you are welcome), as the official video is too much. Especially for me. If you can cope, be my guest and go here... Officially Steamy Video

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A slight return..

It has been two years since I last posted. It was never about the immediacy. So you'll forgive me, I'm sure.

A great deal has changed and maybe I am seeking solace in the old familiarity of Pop Cultureddd.

So why not trot out an new-old cliche?

Soulwax have remixed Huarache Lights by Hot Chip. Of course they have. Why wouldn't they? Just like it is still 2007-8. Every track needs additional obligatory handclaps. So remix away, Boys!

The result is taking an already soaring, wobbly-where-needed track and make it, well, more soaring and wobbly. With a bit of added funk.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

David Bowie

Let's have a bit of a jiggle on a Sunday to try and get back to a version of myself that I've seen much of recently.

This is probably my favourite Bowie.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

The fact that it has made the news that it is the centenary of the first public playing of Stravinsky's divisive piece The Rite of Spring it heartening.

Back when I was younger and studied music this piece absolutely blew my mind. I was enthralled and even listening to it again today it moved me to tears.

The fact that this time 100 years ago upon its received with such disdain and outrage that it provoked the audience into a riotous frenzy is near mythical.

I adore it. More people should.

Read more in this piece by the Guardian, I simply wanted to express my genuine love for this piece.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Pulp Vs Soulwax

I saw the rumour mill grinding away about this some time ago, but I still feel:

Err.. wha?

More please.

Monday, 18 March 2013


Oh, I'm keeping it retro. Like that hipster that I am (on occasion).

This track is keeping me motivated and sane.

Thanks Vitalic. You bloody star, you!