I’m… sadly going to be putting the website on a bit of a hiatus at the end of the year. I’m not going to be adding new music or new articles for a while. Partly it’s a combination of a career change plus ill health for a number of months, but I think I actually… Continue reading Preparing for a Website Hiatus
Author: James Bell
Trad singer, songwriter and romantic fundamentalist.
Recommendation: Offence by Little Simz
Driving to London late at night, trying to stay awake, listening to Radio 1. Lots of solid male artists who have clearly been listening to a lot of Stormzy. And then the first (or maybe the second?) female artist of the show gets played, and it’s like it’s from another planet, and I immediately say… Continue reading Recommendation: Offence by Little Simz
Eulogize This: Black Sails title sequence
Can the title sequence of a film or television show ever be good enough to justify its own Eulogize This? Well… right now, I make the rules. So yes. Just as you can single out a single track on an album, I think you should be able to single out something that can set the… Continue reading Eulogize This: Black Sails title sequence
Recommendation: Rachel Bloom, Queen of Song
You may not recognise Rachel Bloom’s hands, but… you may not recognise her face also.
From The Vaults: The Mary Ellen Carter
Ah, Half Moon All Stars nostalgia! First time we performed this one live, if I recall, so it’s a bit rough and ready, but it was always one of the band’s favourites (I think it was one of the few that sounded great the first time we even tried it in rehearsals).
Recommendation: This Is Love
How To Be Alone, How To Live Forever, How To Wait, How To Worry, And Yes, How To Love. The creators of the popular podcast, Criminal, surprised everyone when they turned their attention to an investigation of a very different kind. This is Love explores perseverance, obsession, and what happens when we risk betting it all.