The Hound Of TheBaskervilles First Edition 1902

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Having seen Sherlock Holmes in many guises on the television from childhood to the present – Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch, I thought it may be time to actually read one his most famous stories, The Hound Of The Baskervilles. (I’m half way through it as I write). In recent times we have seen Robert […]

Wilco Sky Blue Sky Cover

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Why Is The Sky Blue?

Stockholm, Sweden,a Saturday in September and the sky is so blue that I suddenly need to know why? Impossible Germany from Wilco’s 2007 album Sky Blue Sky Have you ever heard of the Rayleigh scattering? This term is the name given to this phenomena and describes the actual science of the blue sky. Here’s a […]

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Album Of The Day

Savages – Silence Yourself – 2013 – Dark Moody Post Punk Power Art Music

Silence Yourself, Savages’ debut, is an album of sprawling angular beauty. Something of a contradiction perhaps but this is the mysterious ability of great bands to hit different spots in your being, simultaneously. They tear you apart whilst caressing you, they intrigue you whilst being direct and they give you proper tunes whilst banging on […]

Moat Cover Art

MOAT:The latest project from MWP and Niko Röhlcke from Swedish band Weeping Willows. MOAT is a collaboration between guitarist/singer and songwriter Marty Willson-Piper and composer/multi-instrumentalist Niko Röhlcke. Marty has an international presence spanning over 30 years, he’s been a successful guitarist, bassist, singer and songwriter. He has been a long time member of Australian psychedelic art rock band the church, as well as gothic folk pop hipsters […]

George Shadow Morton

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George ‘Shadow’ Morton – September 3rd 1940 – February 14th 2013

RIP George ‘Shadow’ Morton, the enigmatic record producer/songwriter responsible for getting The Shangri-Las into the charts with the song, ‘Remember (Walking In The Sand)’. The song hit Number 5 in the US and number 14 in the UK in 1964. He is a fascinating story of a personality who kept on getting involved with artists […]