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Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley at RFH. NIce concert - appreciative audience. Bottom end somewhat out of control IMO.

Just 6 Numbers

Just 6 Numbers
Lord Martin Rees

A wonderfully interesting book about cosmology that goes right over my head.

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the NT. Olivier. Brilliant. A twist I didn’t see coming. Stoppard is so intelligent and so commercial.

Times Interview with Stoppard and Previn

Forest Fire

Forest Fire “Survival”. A lovely record, full of space and a real sense of passion and performance. Beautiful.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. I am carrying on exploring the Rough Trade Best of 2009. I love the way there are no drums on track one. If I had never heard Jesus and Mary Chain or the Smiths I would think this was absolutely brilliant. A pretty big if, I know.

These New Puritans

These New Puritans instore at Rough Trade. Good to see and hear them after a long time.

Fuck Buttons

Fuck Buttons “Tarot Sport”. Don’t like the white-noisey brightness all over the record, but love the krautrock vibe of Olympians.

Fever Ray

I like this, and I find it inspiring!

Pop Life

So good I had to go back.

Pop Life

Pop Life at Tate Modern. Brilliant overload of sound and light and colour (and sex)

Wild Palms

Wild Palms played a great gig at Corsica Studios. I arrive much too early & so took some pics of the nice people in the club. Also pics of the band in performance are here.

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode at O2 in Berlin. A fun evening, and a pleasant aftershow.

Avatar 3D

Avatar: Engrossed. Moved. I plan to see this again soon - there is so much to experience in this world. Modernised “Dances with Wolves” obviously.