A one-line review of every Sparks studio album because I listened to them all during #Sparkstember

A one-line review of every Sparks studio album because I listened to them all during #Sparkstember

It was #Sparkstember, where you listen to one Sparks album a day. Here’s my reckons … 1: Halfnelson/Sparks Halfnelson/Sparks (1971) – Originally recorded and released under the name Halfnelson, and produced by Todd Rundgren, there’s a very strong run of High C, Fletcher Honorama,…

A one-line review of every gig I’ve been to in September 2021

A one-line review of every gig I’ve been to in September 2021

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours, I guess. It’s a monthly series now. Links go to the artist website. Maybe your interest will be piqued by one of the reviews. Maybe you’ll scroll…

Richard H Kirk (right) and Stephen Mallinder in 1982.

Richard H Kirk (1956-2021)

Terrible news today that Richard H Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire has died. I first got into their stuff with the Code LP in 1987, which I think many people regard as past-their-prime, but for me, with Adrian Sherwood at the…

Come to my party: Fireside Favourites at Walthamstow Trades Hall on 14 October

Come to my party: Fireside Favourites at Walthamstow Trades Hall on 14 October

There’s a month to go. To celebrate my birthday on 5 October I am putting on a night of brilliant music at Walthamstow Trades Hall on Thursday 14 October. It’s free to get in and the Trades Hall has super-cheap…

TVAM live at the Lexington

A one-line review of every #TimsTwitterListeningParty I joined in August 2021

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours. It’s a monthly series. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links (mostly) go to the album…

It’s #Sparkstember!

It’s #Sparkstember!

Today I’ve been made aware of the idea of #Sparkstember. You listen to every Sparks album in order each day during September, which very, very nearly takes you to the end of the month. It seems churlish not to. There’s…

Zonic

A one-line review of every gig I’ve been to in August 2021

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours, I guess. It’s a monthly series now too, sort of. Links go to the artist website. Maybe your interest will be piqued by one of the reviews….

A one-line review of every gig I’ve been to so far since lockdown ended

Nobody has asked for this, either. It is more for my benefit than yours, I guess. It’s a monthly series now too. Links go to the artist website. Maybe your interest will be piqued by one of the reviews. Maybe…

A one-line review of every #TimsTwitterListeningParty I joined in July 2021

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours. It’s a monthly series. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links (mostly) go to the album…

Review: Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time

Review: Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time

I went to the BFI on Tuesday to see the world premiere of the Sparks’ concert movie What The Hell Is It This Time directed by Edgar Wright, with an introduction by the director himself. It seemed a little ill-publicised,…