Wednesday 23 April 2014

Tonight, Matthew...

...I shall mostly be imagining it is the early 90s, as I go to see Ben Watt (EBTG) and Bernard Butler (proper Suede) at an intimate gig at the local arts centre.

This is the sort of thing they'll be playing.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Weller, Weller, Weller.... oh, tell me more, tell me more

Paul Weller has never been backwards in coming forwards when it comes to discussing his influences. Inevitably then, some fans (like me) are a bit sad and look for those influences when they hear something new by him.

In other words, Paul has a new single coming out soon to presage his latest greatest hits compilation, More Modern Classics. The track is called Brand New Toy and, to me, it sounds a bit like what would happen if Ray Davies and Steve Marriott were locked in a 2014 studio together. But do I just think that because I am very familiar with Davies's and Marriott's past works, and know of their influence on Weller? Or does it really sound like them?

Here it is - you decide.

What do you reckon?

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Europe. It's like a different country or something

I guess at some point I ought to grow up.

Until then, however, I will take delight in comedy food packaging from around the world. Here are three examples from a recent trip to Flemish-speaking Belgium.

Half-wit bread
Half wit bread? Probably not brain food...

Plop biscuits
A biscuit called Plop. I find this funny, despite not being of pre-school age.
And my personal favourite...
Crack 'n Toast
...I prefer mine with Marmite.