On the Week That’s Been

Six weeks ago, give or take, I decided that I didn’t have to write a blog post every day. I’d written something every day from the end of March 2007 to April 2009, a run of some 750 straight days. I can’t promise that every day was quality, but every day had something. Ever sinceContinue reading “On the Week That’s Been”

On the Ivor Novello Awards

Winners for the Ivor Novello Awards, which celebrate songwriting, have been announced. Though Elbow was nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for “One Day Like This,” I really was pulling for The Leisure Society’s “Last of the Melting Snow.” They’re an unsigned band, and the song is just brilliant. I love that song It’sContinue reading “On the Ivor Novello Awards”

On Elbow, Live at Abbey Road

Yesterday, it came in the mail. Elbow and the BBC Concert Orchestra. The Seldom Seen Kid Live at Abbey Road. For two months I’ve been wanting this, the live recording of the entirety of their Mercury Prize-winning fourth album, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and a concert choir. From the moment I heard theyContinue reading “On Elbow, Live at Abbey Road”

On the Weekly Elbow Update

A month ago I found out about Elbow’s Abbey Road concert with the BBC orchestra in which they played the entirety of The Seldom Seen Kid, their Mercury Award-winning fourth studio album. Not being a UK resident, I couldn’t see it, but they were releasing a CD/DVD set of the concert direct through their website.Continue reading “On the Weekly Elbow Update”

On Elbow’s Abbey Road Concert

If only I lived in the UK, I could have watched this — Elbow performed the entirety of The Seldom Seen Kid live with the BBC orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Fortunate, then, that I’ve learned that the concert will be released as a limited edition CD/DVD package through the band’s website in March. I’veContinue reading “On Elbow’s Abbey Road Concert”

On Songs I’m Grooving

As snurched from Keith: Music meme: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. “Fugitive Motel,”Continue reading “On Songs I’m Grooving”