Shane Worrell, Fairfax Media, 2011 IN MUSIC, 1991 is remembered for the explosion of Seattle grunge and the popularisation of underground punk rock through bands like Nirvana. Across the United States in Louisville, Kentucky, an album that was to pioneer a different genre – post-rock – appeared headed for obscurity. The album was Slint’s Spiderland, … Continue reading Good reading, captain: a book about Slint
Here are 10 albums I highly recommend. They are not necessarily my favourites, nor would they widely be considered “the greatest of all time”, but I have nonetheless enjoyed them all immensely over the years. Blake Babies – Innocence and ExperienceSeam – Problem With MeAmerican Football – American Football (LP3)Owen – OwenThe For Carnation – … Continue reading Ten albums well worth a listen
A Vong Ai! (2013) A Vong Ai! was recorded by The Now Disgraced (Shane, Chenda and a mysterious but sublimely talented and very famous tro player) in Phnom Penh in August 2013.
Charlie took my girl away, He jumped right through the screen, She fell for him, It shattered my dream. He's king of the silent movies, But what's he really got to say? Whatever it was, It took my girl away. He's old enough to be her dad, She's young enough not to care, Charlie took … Continue reading Charlie Chaplin Took My Girl
All those doubters have just disappeared, Some of those things happened -- like you feared, But washed away by the empire that you built, Do you recall any guilt? Things turned out good for Sister and Brother, Unsure Teenage Mum became a beautiful mother. Whispers in the playground just memories, You turned your back, took … Continue reading Sister and Brother
You awake to a dream that already ended, The moment your mind gave in to sleep, Call it a fruitless quest, Wonder what you've got left to reap. Sing Saturdays and all the things in the yard, Hoses, mowers and dreams, Look at the colours and how they flow, And say, "Look it gleams, it … Continue reading It Gleams