Tag Archives: Ryan Adams

Loves Hurts – An Alternate Valentine

Odds N Ends – Friday Freebies

If you missed them elsewhere,
here’s a few freebies you may want test drive

Another gift from the generous guys at Surburban Home
Mike Hale – Lives Like Mine

Eastbourne based band Billy & The Fingers have added a second album to their blog, Welcome to Whitlyy Heights joins Last of the Pinkertons, you can get your hands on both here




Solo album from Glossary frontman Joey Kneiser
The All Night Bedroom Revival
Look out for the new Glossary album coming your way early 2010



Quality Ryan Adams compilation This One’s For The Rose
put together for your listening pleasure courtesy of
This Mornin’ I Am Born Again


Best of NewWest Compilation

Vanguard Records Holiday Sampler

For One Night Illegally – The History of the Bootleg

For one night only

 

There was a great show on Radio 4 recently , some interesting facts and a brief history of “Bootlegs”, a great listen for anyone who’s love of music verges on the obsessive.

“Writer and broadcaster David Hepworth charts the story of secret recordings, artist out-takes and demo tapes that make up the world of bootleg recordings, from Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder in 1969 to the file sharing internet sites of the 21st century, via the Beatles, the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin.David also talks to contemporary artists including Ryan Adams who have come to embrace the bootleggers, and hears from bootleggers of the 1960s and 70s who pitted their wits against security guards, the Feds and the record companies to get their unofficial releases out to the public”

You can listen here or here 

 

Or download and listen at your leisure here For One Night Illegally

England, Half English

BBC St George
It’s St George’s day, nobody get excited, we English are more reserved than our neighbours over the sea in Ireland, no big piss up’s and shenanigans for us, just a quite toast, a nod to past, present and future, you maybe sense some sarcasm? , to clear it up I’m English, if asked I’m English, not British first, but British, not a European first, but a European, you get the picture, not looking for any sympathy (I have my stiff upper lip) but sometimes defining what is is to be “English” is harder than, well……Scottish, or Welsh, or Irish, despite the stereotyping of all of the UK’s regions, or maybe that’s just me. No English passports, no National Anthem, we don’t even have St. George to ourselves, if sharing a dead Roman soldier is possible, he’s patron to much more, wiki

There has being much written on what it is to be English, what defines the country, what defines it’s people, it’s place in world history etc. a couple of books I’d recommend, and a handful of tracks to go……. (to go is that English?)

(Buy) Bragg    (Buy) Paxman

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