heard on the wire

We are the great unwashed

Rotterdam

I’ve just time for a few words before Suzi and I head south for a week in the Netherlands.

It will be our third visit in the last 15 months to a country that seems to get so much right where this country lamentably fails, whether it’s urban architecture, transport policy or producing technically competent footballers. They even like cricket.

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Don’t walk away from everything you’ve ever made

Eight #7 4x4

If you were into “alternative” music in the late 80s, life presented you with one of two options.

Either you scamped up to Madchester, put on the baggiest clothes you could find and shuffled around the Haçienda dance floor or you hung around in London with a load of like-minded people with terrible haircuts listening to super-fuzzy “guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies”.

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A preoccupation with originality destroys originality itself…

Ted Moult

This blog’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately so it’s about time we returned to the present, or thereabouts, with some music from this century.

This isn’t the first time I’ve been late to an indie party, but I like to think I’m fashionably late. Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based duo who snip up public information and other recordings of yesteryear and lay them over a rich musical mixture of pop electronica.

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