I Was Here First
An angry man, scaling the cliffs of coherence and only rarely reaching the top.

Archive for April 2011

This Week I Have Mostly Been Believing In…

April 22, 2011

Existentialists believe that the glass is half empty, so if we want a drink we’d better fill it up our damn selves. Nihilists believe that the glass has shattered into a thousand tiny pieces, each of which has scattered across the floor like confetti, coming to rest alone and lonely and useless and this whole […]

MUSICREC: Fran Smith – Live at The Sage Gateshead

April 19, 2011

The term “singer-songwriter” has turned into a slur. It has become associated with images of pretentious young snots in too-tight jeans wandering in and out of coffee shops, toting fashionably-stained acoustic guitars upon which they play cynically self-centred and derivative love songs at an audience that just can’t seem to care. The phrase has become […]