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Listen to the guy work
It's looking more and more likely that this blog is going to join the thousands of other blogs that have died through author neglect. Being busy is one thing and running around like a headless chicken trying to get all my things done at once isn't remotely the best way of keeping occupied. Guess the my record label has taken a huge back seat while I sort out my voluntary projects.

A brief trip up to Glasgow has been the only decent break from a computer for weeks. Glasgow as ever stays as one my favourite cities. Great selection for food, drinking, watching films, good galleries, record shops and all within a decent radius of the city centre and it also seems like some reasonable opening hours too. Of course there are the downsides to this especially if you walk up Sauchiehall Street at the weekend. Anyway caught Duglas Stewart and the Pearlfishers up there, saw 21 Grams (very good second film from the Amorés Perros director) and generally was able to wind down a bit.

Enough of that it's back to work again for me. I'll catch you in a few weeks time if I haven't got RSI from having a mouse bonded to my right hand by then.

Just before I go, music wise listen to these and you won't go far wrong, well you can depending on what mood you are in.

  • Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypies - Homeland LP - give these guys an award

  • Electrelane - The Power Out LP

  • Rough Trade Shops Country 1 Compliation

  • Future Pilot AKA - Salute Your Soul LP

  • Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Blues Du Jour LP

  • Ellis Island Sound - S/T LP

  • Joy Zipper - American Whip LP - This is excellent

  • Andrew Hodson - Map Music LP

  • Squarepusher back catalogue

  • Tove Sigurdsson - I Love The Work Of.. LP

  • Talcum Soul Compilations

  • Bonny Prince Billy - Master And Everyone LP

  • Ennio Morricone soundtracks

  • Lambchop - Aw C'mon/No You C'mon

  • WFMU Fundraising marathon shows

  • The Volumes Compilation

  • The Pernice Brothers - All their LP's (Recent gig in Manchester was brilliant)

  • Death Cab For Cutie - Transalanticism

  • A load of free yes that free albums on a label by Otis Fodder called Comfort Stand. Some truely excellent stuff here, for people who like their stuff raw, none commercialised, real, quirky, different and above all fun. Find yourself a niche here

  • Plus tens of other things

Yep work hard but also listen to a load of music too.