The Wire: the journey begins…

So, after aeons of waiting, the time finally arrived. The ‘time’ in question was, of course, the temporal point at which I would start, at long last, being a viewer of that near-mythical beast, the most lavishly praised television show in the history of idiots like me staring blankly at cathode ray, plasma and LCDContinue reading “The Wire: the journey begins…”

Queens Of The Stone Age – Era Vulgaris Initial Thoughts

Rekords Rekords/Interscope, 2007 Right, seeing as I tend to preface these things with a brief history of the artist and I, here’s the skinny on Homme and throughsilver: I have to admit that I wasn’t on at the ground floor with QOTSA. I didn’t get the album on Loosegroove. I in fact waited until 1999Continue reading “Queens Of The Stone Age – Era Vulgaris Initial Thoughts”

Chris Cornell – Carry On Initial Thoughts

This is not what you could really accuse of being a great album. What’s really sad is that I wasn’t expecting it to be particularly good either. A bit of history then: I love Soundgarden. They really are one of my favourite bands of the decade that was the nineteen-nineties. Not only were they consistentlyContinue reading “Chris Cornell – Carry On Initial Thoughts”

Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb Initial Thoughts

I have decided that I am going to post initial thoughts and reactions on this album as I listen to it for the first time in a stream-of-consciousness kind of way. These thoughts are so initial that the album is not in shops yet. I haven’t even burned the mp3s to disc yet. This isContinue reading “Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb Initial Thoughts”