This is the first album I ever owned. Well, okay, other than that Mariah Carey single my best friend gave me when I was 10. But this album I stole from my mother when I went off to boarding school at 13, and by god, it’s been with me ever since. Read More Ayuh Music: Joni Mitchell + Album Survey
I wasn’t going to write about this album yet. I was putting it off, because it’s one of those albums that had such a huge impact on my life, and I was going to wait until I felt like I could do it justice. But after a long two weeks, it’s time.
I have lots of guilty pleasures, and one of them is that I never say Cat Power’s name. I sing it, instead, the way Homer Simpson sings about his name that he got from Marge’s hair-dryer. Read More Ayuh Music: Cat Power + Commenter Playlist Challenge!
HEY Y’ALL. Buckle up, because today we’re off to what is arguably the best country in the world–that’s right, Scotland! Camera Obscura, named for a fantastic tourist destination in Edinburgh, is here to knock your bobby sox off. Read More As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: Camera Obscura
Hey y’all. I’m keeping with my warm-weather theme this week, as temperatures in the UK plummet and I routinely wake up not being able to feel my toes. This week we go overseas, far out of the English-speaking world, to Algeria. Read More As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: “World Music” + Khaled
It’s February! Is the northern hemisphere finally getting warmer? Where I sit, no, it’s not, really. But you’re in luck, Persephoneers, because I have an album that will warm you right up. Tropical Brainstorm, the last album from the late, great, much-missed Kirsty MacColl, opens with a rill of Cuban steel drums and joyous voices cheering, and that gorgeous energy doesn’t let up until the final track. Read More As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: Kirsty MacColl
Hi, campers! I apologise for my absence last week. I was throwing up. It wasn’t pretty. The less said about that, the better. On to the music! Read More As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: PJ Harvey
Hello, bright-eyed and sharp-eared readers! This is my first column for the inestimable Persephone Magazine, and I’m hoping to make it an at least weekly occurrence. Allow me to provide a grubby little introduction for myself.