Music

Miliband, Sting, Marr and breakfast

1 November 2009 9:56

I’m midway through the Andrew Marr show – did the papers and am going back on in a bit to…

Hyperbole Corner: Beatles Edition

22 September 2009 1:51

The New York Times actually paid someone to write this about a new video game: Luckily Paul McCartney and Ringo…

Chris de Burgh is an Angry, Misunderstood, Man. Apparently.

11 September 2009 15:36

From the Department of Criticism: the Irish Times handed my old Dublin University Players contemporary Peter Crawley the unenviable task…

Blur in the park

4 July 2009 23:55

Been meaning to post all day a hat-tip to our very own Alex James who – before he was a…

Dolly Parton: Still Fab After All This Time

25 April 2009 1:24

A lovely piece on the Queen of the Smokey Mountains, Dolly Parton, by Jesse Green in this week’s edition of…

A song for the weekend

4 April 2009 1:24

The super-talented Lisa Hannigan and her band gather in Dick Mac’s pub in Dingle, Co Kerry for a charming wee…

The T St Rag

22 October 2008 2:48

Here’s the usually-savvy Helen Rittelmeyer: Let’s take it as a given that Martin and Maltz are correct that Red Staters…

Ronnie Drew, RIP

17 August 2008 21:55

The Foggy Dew should be busy tonight. Mind you, so should all the other pubs in Dublin. There’ll be more…

Vive La France!

14 July 2008 13:59

This one’s for my French friends and readers. Here’s Yves Montand singing Les Feuilles Mortes. Wonderful stuff.

As go newspapers, so goes the Top 40

27 June 2008 20:44

Responding to a reader’s suggestion that pop music became terrible once folk could just download (legally or not) any music…

Tom Waits is Magnificent

17 June 2008 20:23

Ben Smith is right: more press conferences should be like this…

Democratic Mix

5 June 2008 20:00

Megan asks for suggestions for a tribute tape to the late and lamented Democratic primary race. A quick glance at…

Country Polling

19 May 2008 17:23

More polling! This time it’s Setting the Woods on Fire who wants you to list your ten favourite country music…

Like MTV but with music you enjoy

6 May 2008 23:42

Speaking of country music, I’m going to guess that this is the sort of thing that’s not news to anyone…

The Best Country Music?

6 May 2008 12:42

A reader asks polymathic Tyler Cowen for his country music recommendations and Tyler responds here, cautioning, mind you, that: I…

Happy Birthday Willie!

30 April 2008 21:10

I’m indebted to Rod Dreher for the reminder that Willie Nelson celebrates his 75th birthday today. And there was me…

A Boy From the County Hell

25 December 2007 5:07

Shane McGowan celebrates his 50th birthday today. Who would have thought it? Comfort and joy all round. This must rank…

Riders on the Sleigh

21 December 2007 11:37

This is the best Christmas song I’ve seen in years. It’s obviously even better if, like me, you went through…

“Get Money”

2 November 2007 15:50

You don’t need to like – or know anything about – rap music or cartoons to still think this is…

While My Guitar Gently…

1 November 2007 6:06

I don’t even know how to play the guitar but by god I want one of these babies: Surprise: They’re…

Serge Toujours

20 October 2007 18:21

Sweet, sweet piece on the great Serge Gainsbourg in Vanity Fair. Jane Birkin describes their daily routine in the 1970s…

Elvis: Still the King

16 August 2007 18:40

This Tim Luckhurst piece for (who else?) The Guardian may be the dumbest thing even this professional contrarian has ever…