Category Archives: Tracks

music, mostly unpopular or nostalgic

moving on

Bruce played Darkness on the Edge of Town in its entirety back in February, at the concert I’ve already written about. I haven’t really stopped thinking about it. Helen Razer and the Melbourne crowd got Born to Run and if … Continue reading

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Tucson to Tucumcari

There’s a great wave of international acts heading to Australia this year, and there were a fair few last year. The understanding of this is that the strong Aussie dollar is now able to encourage performers to make their way … Continue reading

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Port of Morrow

There’s a kind of music criticism that involves reviewing an album (or a something) on the basis of everything that’s come before it in the career of those who made the album. I try not to go down this path, … Continue reading

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scrapbooking, we’re scrapbooking

Going through the boxes of youthful detritus the other day I found several of my 1980s scrapbooks into which I pasted cut-out reviews and gig advertisements from newspapers and magazines. As a youth in the country the scrapbooks were a … Continue reading

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journeymen

I had been worried that I’d lost the programme for Eric Clapton’s 1990 Journeyman Tour. I couldn’t remember the last time I saw it, well actually I could remember seeing it when I moved to our house up the hill … Continue reading

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in defence of dexy’s

There’s a scene in Be Sharps episode of The Simpsons where Homer and the guys receive a Grammy. While being congratulated by the rest of the Simpsons on the phone a toddling Lisa notes that the Be Sharps beat out … Continue reading

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mariachi static on my radio

The coolest song I’ve heard recently is a fantastic version of Warren Zevon’s ‘Carmelita’. It’s by an L.A punk band called Fidlar. I’ve played it rather a lot while waiting for things to happen at work, in the interstices between … Continue reading

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