Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:41

An Interview with Stewart Home on ZANI

Meet Stewart Home. Author, Musician, Artist, Art Critic, Prankster, Performer, Situationist, Ventriloquist, Film-Maker, Cultural Historian, Bon Vivant and world renowned professor of Anti Academia.
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© Words - Simon Wells - 2014

Turn the clock back forty years, and one would probably find 26-year-old singer-songwriter Nick Drake alone in his bedroom in the leafy, chocolate-box environs of Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Deflated, defeated, dented and depressed – Nick’s energy for life had evaporated in a fog of sadness and unfulfilled ambition – the prevailing morbidity dulled only by strong tranquillisers.
Published in Music Archive
Thursday, 22 August 2013 16:24

Cracking the Code with Stephen Dale Petit

Cracking the Code with Stephen Dale Petit.
©Words - Gia Marie Barbera

Stephen Dale Petit is a genius. He is simply a musical and a lyrical genius in his own right. His album Cracking the code is evident of this. Stephen is truly a great songwriter and poet. When playing live he can really play. It's no wonder Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and The Black Keys Patrick Carney  joined forces with him on his album Cracking the code. He is that good and listening to his album is emotional.
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© Words – Matteo Sedazzari


What he said must be spoken quickly, for most of them had no patience. What he said must be put strongly, more acted than spoken, for they had to be hooked to stand and hear.
The Warriors - Sol Yurick
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Monday, 11 March 2013 17:33

Nick Churchill Chats to Billy Bragg



He’s been the Milkman of Human Kindness and a Victim of Geography, now Billy Bragg is back with a new album, a new beard and a new role – the Sherpa of Heartbreak.

Published in Music Archive
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 20:17

A Meditation On Demolished Thoughts



Included in Thurston Moore's album Demolished Thoughts is a magical booklet. It contains the album's lyrics, personal photos, collage and a few poems by Mr Moore. One of the poems is called "small press" and ends with these lines;
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 14 October 2012 16:42

Kate Rusby 20

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Marking the 20th anniversary of her music-making career by revisiting some of the songs that have signposted her travels from folk club upstart to one of Britain's most distinctive and much-loved voices.
Published in Music Archive
Saturday, 06 October 2012 14:21

We Are The Big Brave Hunters Of The Towns

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I am white in the dark waters of dawn but I was the straightest girl in the west long ago. Now I've found myself located in the deep South...
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gotya what we all know about somebody that i used to know rhiannon hill zani 3.

As I sit down to write this, just re checking YouTube I can see that Gotye's massive song now has almost £160m hits.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:23

Grouper - Why She Is The Queen of the Night

 
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I'll admit that I arrived late to the Grouper party. Liz Harris's Portland-based solo project has been going since 2006, developing from a drone-heaby basement act into what has become essential listening. Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill was the album that finally made me appreciate Grouper's magnificent sound. It offers a way into her dense, nocturnal world.
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