I figure a quick post about this blog is in order, just in case anyone is not sure what it is about.
It is primarily a deadly serious blog about music. Deadly serious. Apart from the bits that are less serious.
It is about the best of the best – the music that trancends genres and is truly great. Many of these bands split up years ago, decades ago even. Whilst I have a soft spot for certain genres many of my favourite bands are the best two or three from each of many genres, not a long list of punk bands.
It is about the bands I love. It is about music that I have a soft spot for, despite its shortcomings. Its about live music in one of the greatest cities in the world – London. It is about my new home-town, Guildford, and the music scene in and around here.
It is about helping promote bands that deserve a leg-up, especially local ones. It’s not about shooting down in flames some average local band just doing their best. But it ain’t about bull-shitting you that you must see xxxx local band when I’m not that impressed. It is about shooting Alt-J down in flames. I hate Alt-J.
Does anyone know what Alt-J sound like? I think I might have heard one of their songs on the radio once. If I remember right I thought it was quite good until I remembered that I’m not a boring fucking cloth-eared shit-for-brains arsehole. Or am I?