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Jimi Shandrix last won the day on February 23

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  1. I've been tucked up in hospital for a week so apologies if this has already been mentioned somewhere else but a mate of mine close to the band has just told me that one of Scotland's finest bands from the 90's, The Delgados, have announced that they are getting back together. Not sure if there is new music on the way but certainly there is a gig at the Barras in the offing. If ever a band deserved to make a happy buck from their not inconsiderable back catalogue then it is undoubtedly the best thing to come out of Motherwell since, well....mmm, I'm not sure. They never really really made a bad record and whilst I can understand lots of folk being all over "The Great Eastern", I have a very soft spot for "Domestiques."
  2. Thanks for your thoughts. I'm still hanging in there but I don't post much anymore. I'm quite ill now but determined to keep going. Made it to Scotland v Ukraine game and Parquet Courts gig in Glasgow a few weeks back. Try to get out for a wander round the block with the missus most days but it's tough. Still fighting though. All the best.
  3. The debut album by Horsegirl, "Versions Of Modern Performance" came out this week. Very much wears its early 90's influences on its sleeves - Sonic Youth, Breeders, Yo La Tengo. Initially, I was pretty disappointed by it. I still don't think there is a song on it as good as "Sea Life Sandwich Boy" from the first single and my favourite song on it is second single "Billy", but it is a grower. Enjoying it more with each listen but it is perhaps a stepping stone to something better rather than the AOTY contender I had hoped for. 7/10, maybe 8 in a few months.
  4. Yet another outstanding match in the MLS between Atlanta and New England finishes 2-2. Roll on Seattle v Minnesota in 20 minutes.
  5. They have had great tracks right through their career but it has been ever diminishing returns for many years. I enjoyed bits of "Girls in Peacetime...", personally I thought it was their best studio album since "The Boy With The Arab Strap". There's only a handful of really standout tracks on the likes of "Fold Your Hands.." (I Fought In A War & The Model), "Write About Love" (I Didn't See It Coming), "The Life Pursuit" (Another Sunny Day) and "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" (erm.....), but this new one seems to be setting a new low bar. I'll give it another go another day.
  6. I can scarcely believe my luck. What should pop up on today's new feeds but another, yes another, new Black Midi album. "Hellfire" is out on July 15th. This is the first single. For me, it's not as immediate as "John L" was for "Cavalcade" but I watched it with a big gloopy grin on my chops nonetheless. Welcome back you mad fucking b*****ds.
  7. I did see Bjorn Again at a festival once about 30 years ago and they were good fun. Now I live upstairs from the No. 57 Bar in Dundee where every Saturday night a bunch of old c***s whoop their way through another bunch of old c***s destroying the oldies. Currently I am enduring "Come Up And See Me(Make Me Smile)". They should be taken out and shot. On second thoughts shootings too good for them. Time to dig out The Fall albums. Has there ever been a Fall tribute band?
  8. Hands up any Belle & Sebastian fans who made it past the first three tracks on the new album. Simply baffling that this could be the same band that came up with "Tigermilk".
  9. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# A# A truly brilliant, spectral album from crack Canadian collective (sit down Arcade Fire.) If you were going to compile a post-rock Top 5, this would have to be in it. I think it says more about the genre as a whole though that most, if not all, of the bands that would feature on such a list only have one good album. Do they just spunk all their good ideas on one record and then just spend the rest of their careers rearranging the deck chairs. See also "Mogwai Young Team", "Do Make Say Think", "The Sea And The Bells" or "Spiderland". Anyhow, quibbles aside, this is a fucking wonderful record that should be listened to on headphones in the dark.
  10. Broughty Athletic 6 Letham 5 A sleepy end of the season affair at Whitton Park in front of about 40 fans. All credit to Letham who were an amateur team last season and from what I was told today had half a team that didn't turn up this morning. I'm not sure what excuse we could throw up for our performance. Utterly amateurish for 80 minutes, embarrassing doesn't begin to cover it. 2-0 down after about 10 minutes and 5-3 down with about 10 minutes to go, it was left to our two standout players, Brad Smith and Josh Skelly to drag us to a barely deserved victory. My first game for three months and to be honest, despite what I was watching, I just beamed all the way through the game. Great to be back. I've got a bigger fight ahead of me over the summer but here's hoping I can get back to watching the Fed next season. Finally, it is through gritted teeth that I congratulate Carnoustie Panmure on their title success. Personally, I thought East Craigie were the better team over the course of the season until they hit the buffers in the last two games and some of Panmure's roughouse tactics against us in their last game at Whitton left a sour taste in the mouth but I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to our ex-player Jamie Winter, a true club legend who thoroughly deserves this title win.
  11. After a short stint in Ward 32 at Ninewells earlier this week, I am ready for the mouthwatering clash today that is Broughty v Letham at Whitton Park. My first game since the start of February and for such a meh nothing game, I am very excited just to be going along. A hugely disappointing season for the Fed all round but one which could well see us still finish fourth in the league.
  12. Arab Strap. Could never take them over a whole album but by f**k, they've released some choice singles over the years. This b-side from 1998 is one of my favourites.
  13. Alas, the bastids have taken it down quick sharp. I'm just going to have to guess as to what it was. Was it "The Chauffeur" by Duran Duran?
  14. My ears are where they are most Friday nights/Saturday mornings at this time. Late Junction on Radio 3. Really good mixtape (they were called sessions in old money) by Flora Purim and a memorable Cambodian track about an elephant. Hit and miss as ever but always interesting.
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