I Like The One With The Fast Strumming

Screen capture of chap asking fans to vote for their favourite track on the Wedding Present’s ‘George Best’ album. For those not in the know they all have fast strumming.


On The GeeeeeTaaar!

In the last decade few guitarists have done anything original in pop and rock but this chap is an exception (with Tokyo Karan Koron). So if you’ve an urge to improve your guitar playing, are a native or have the language skills, it’d certainly be worth your time trying his lessons.

Screen capture of a post in Japanese mentioning the guitar lessons Koji Oikawa


Don’t Say I Didn’t Tell You so

Though I hate to be the bearer of ill tidings I tried to gently give the bad news to someone on Twitter who felt no one cares about Brexit any longer.

From the evidence of those who didn’t like the EU moaning about it for 40 years you should probably get used to the people who think leaving was a mistake reminding you of that for a very long time.


Psst… The Scoundrel’ Bootleg

Staring Noel Coward.

I’ve been trying to get a copy of this for years but as far as I can find out it’s never had a proper release on video, DVD, or streaming.


Well Which Is It?

We specialise in catering for all types of events’.



A wedge of Edam Cheese posed outside for the camera

Because It Was There

Few Fees Friday

For the consideration of the Jury.

Daimon Orchestra have an EP on the go and after mentioning Zappa along with their Bolero t’other day here’s a piece for Trombone Ensemble & Band with XTC referenced. (There’s a couple of minutes of effects at the start).

Following up 2019’s Forest Room mori de kurasu now venture out into the Landscape.

Disrupting / De-constructing / something else beginning with D on Few Fees Friday you can’t pay for shiokara’s trip to the seaside.

Anoice and derivations are at Name Your Price’ but apparently I have everything already including last week’s release from Yuki Murata.

One from Patrick St. Michael’s Otaquest list Still Dreams - Last True Love (though I went for the mini-album Pre-order).

One I missed from last year by Summer Dress which hides away a rather decent song about half way through the last track, My Blue Heaven (not a cover of the number from 1927s Ziegfeld Follies).

And also playing the Name Your Price’ game world’s end girlfriend. My choice being the remaster of enchanted landscape escape from (cough cough) years ago.

Do watch out when putting in the amount to pay as accounts from the same country can sell in different currencies - as I discovered from sticking Yen in a Japanese account asking for dollars and nearly paying £700 for a download.

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Prettily Vacant

Those disposed to a classical finger style technique have long bemoaned the paucity of transcriptions drawn from the punk repertoire. But no longer!

For We Must Have Music

I’ve Suffered For My Art, Now It’s Your Turn

As someone who once spent ten minutes walking up Denne Hill to record some cows I understand how the artistic drive pushes you to extremes.

Screen capture of a post including pictures showing members of Anoice climbing up a hill that look suspicously like they’ve been rotated to make it look steeper.


Das Daimon Revel In Ravel

Always looking for a new challenge Daimon Orchestra have tackled Ravel’s Bolero. I was going to mention the Zappa version but noticed it’s in the track notes. Less random sound effects in this one.

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