Another in a very sporadic blog category, Music Mondays returns to your screen. This Monday is New Zealander Daniel McBride, Sheep, Dog & Wolf. Ever since having the below video featured on Vimeo staff picks I have been giving his 2013 album Egospect a on repeat listen. His music mixes somewhere between Bon Iver and Gizzly bear (Yellow House) McBride while even manages to draw a Gaurdian quote as a “Young Sufjan Stevens”. This one man band manages to make some gorgeous harmonies, mixed with some spacey lyrics and a slight touch of homemade, the instrumental feel is perfect in work music for a disappointingly grey Monday in Glasgow.
Check out the video below and then watch the behind the scenes. A rather epic video for a very simple but perfectly formed song.
Sheep, Dog & Wolf – Glare from THUNDERLIPS on Vimeo.
The Sun Hates Me from Candlelit Pictures on Vimeo.
Every August in Northern Ireland something out west would manage to tempt the Belftiats from their caves to cross the River Bann. Being the only thing of creative interest to happen in Fermanagh since a certain Oscar was knocking about, Forfey was always on my calendar. Unfortunately this year building control decided it wasn’t to be.
Here is a few Throwback Thursday photos from five years ago at a great weekend. Not Squares absolutely destroyed the place and more than one barn in Fermanagh had a hangover. Here’s looking forward to 2016, 2017, 2018…
Once the way of the tape, innards pulled out in a way no pencil can fix. Then it moved to the CD, dragged from its sleepy bed betwixt the ashtray and the dashboard, then hurled, scraped and bashed, left abandoned at the sides of roads. It’s only crime perhaps a skip or a jump.
Now it’s the turn of the new golden child, vinyl. Left to melt in the Glasgow sunshine, no chance it can survive.
Is there no love in this mad world anymore?
I am one of those people who never remembers dreams, what I do regularly have when I wake is a song stuck in my head, no doubt a soundtrack to said not remembered dreams.
These songs are never your classic pop tunes, without fail they are terrible b sides, parodies and 80s throwbacks. Tonnes of Weird Al and a bit too much Culture Club
and Wham! for the wife’s liking.
Today’s song was Andy Warhol by David Bowie from the album Hunky Dory. Plenty of other classics on that album but alas no my brain picks the weird one. Cheers sleep Spotify brain, great work.
Such a great album and has to be one of my top walking albums. Gives you an electric soundtrack to your environment. Now the ever wonderful and one of the good sellouts subpop has the full thing up on the you tube. Enjoy.