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The Mountain Goats’ The Life Of The World To Come: The Movie

For this year’s Record Store Day – an annual event where artists come together to help support independent record stores – record label 4AD released a limited edition DVD of The Mountain Goats playing through the entirety of their latest … Continue reading

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The Society Of Poor Academics, Live At Fuel Café Bar In Manchester

On Friday, roughly a week ago – 30th April – I made my live debut, performing under my pseudonym The Society Of Poor Academics at Fuel Café in Manchester. I had been invited to perform by my friend Tom, a … Continue reading

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The Magnetic Fields @ Rockefeller 10

On Thursday last week – which would be March 25th – I went to see The Magnetic Fields live. I was debating whether or not I really should, as the ticket prices were somewhat steep – 300 NOK a piece … Continue reading

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GameStop January Bargains

January is apparently supposed to be a good month for bargains. I’ve generally been unimpressed by the January sales I’ve stumbled over, though. They’re pretty much like any other sales; sometimes you find good products at low prices, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Hefner’s We Love The City Re-Issued 2-Disc Version… Deluxe

On September 28th 2009 the new double disc reissue version was released of Hefner‘s We Love The City album, an album originally released in 2000. Darren Hayman, the band’s singer-songwriter, hails this as his favourite album from the band’s career, … Continue reading

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The Mountain Goats’ The Life Of The World To Come

As The Mountain Goats is one of my favourite bands (Hefner is still the favourite band), I of course had to acquire a copy of their new album, The Life Of The World To Come, which was released early this … Continue reading

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Cast Single From Rocky Horror Show @ Chateau Neuf, 1996

I mentioned a little while back stumbling over and purchasing the cast single from the Rocky Horror Show production from 1996 at Chateat Neuf in Oslo at a fleamarket. So I tried doing some research on it, most notably posting … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Very Keen On Buying Digital Music

I’ve been wanting to buy two Darren Hayman releases for a while: the EPs Losing My Glue and Songs For Harmonium And Drum Machine. The former was only available on CD as a free give away at a show, whereas … Continue reading

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Wulle Wulle Wap Wap’ing The Whole Day Through

One of the things I’ve wasted time on recently is watching, and re-watching, perhaps a dozen or so times over the last couple of days, a song I stumbled over on YouTube. It’s a song from the sequel to the Danish animated film … Continue reading

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Darren Hayman & The Wave Pictures Rockin’ It In “Madrid”

Darren Hayman’s productivity over the last few years has been mentioned more than once in this blog, and he apparently isn’t letting up anytime soon. He just released a live concert recording of himself  performing with the band The Wave … Continue reading

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