Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sundown Six: 29th June 2013

Come Back Around - or, some new songs from artists that have been around for a bit (and a comeback of sorts for me too).

Arctic Monkeys are sultry

Nine Inch Nails get (David) Lynched

Bloc Party go nutty

Franz Ferdinand return triumphantly

M.I.A. gets noizy

Beck is synthy

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sundown Six: June 27th 2013

In honor of the fact that sometime last week we picked up eighteen pageviews from Latvia;

In honour of the fact that I don't want to insult any lovely Latvians by posting something awful, let's move on (although if anyone has any recommendations viz The Music Of Latvia, let us know!)

And in case you were wondering, no, this is not an exact science. 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Sundown Six: Catchup Edition


Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

The problem, of course, is time. 

Time, and promises.

I have albums I want to review backing up - most notably Richard Hawley, The Staves, and Daft Punk - but not only can I not find the iPod they're on, even if I did, finding actual factual time to sit down, listen to them, and write up coherent - alright, semi-coherent - thoughts on them for the viewer's entertainment would prove problematic. 

Equally, I know that the Sundown Six was missing last week. Sorry 'bout that. I'll probably do a double this week to make up for it. 

Time, and promises, and access. 

Access is kind of the key, here; there's a lovely trail on 6 Music for - I think - Gilles Petersen, where he says that a large portion - maybe even all - of his waking hours are taken up by listening to music. 

Which is nice. No, really, it's nice. But in this sense I am currently not fulfilling my contractual obligations as a music blogger, because the only time I listen to music properly at the moment is in the car, and the only time I drive anywhere is when I absolutely have to, which means my exposure is more limited than I'd like. 

Of course, we've talked about this before, because in my father's house there are many sources; if it were not so, I would have told you. But I go not to prepare a place for you, because, frankly, you're probably more well-informed than I am. 

Le sigh. 

Seeking out the new and exciting feels more difficult, now, because it's like throwing a dart into a dartboard the size of the internet and hoping for the treble twenty. 

Doesn't mean you shouldn't throw the dart, though. 

Anyway. Sundown Sixes! Let's get caught up.