Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Alasdair Roberts - Spoils

I missed Alasdair Roberts at Homegame so was very pleased to see him in Leeds last night. Picture the scene - room above a pub, fantastic Victorian tiles all round, skinny bloke in directional jeans who looks like he could be in, oh, Maximo Park, gets up and starts singing, well, this. Astonishing.

It's not often that you get the words saturnine and sarcophagi in a song, clever bugger. Top marks all round.

Listen: Alasdair Roberts - So Bored Was I [Dark Triad]

And because every day's a school day, the Dark Triad is the group of personality types that are associated with 'bad boys' - narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. It's always the quiet ones.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

James Blackshaw interview on Radio 4

God bless the BBC - an interview with James Blackshaw. Here on BBC - Today, think John Fahey meets Philip Glass.

Listen: James Blackshaw - Cross