It's a strange beast, songwriting. Such a delicate balancing act of sounds you personally wish to hear, things you think
Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.
With the assistance of my publication of choice, Melody Maker, my eyes were opened to an increasingly large list of often ridiculously-named bands. The movement's zenith for me will always be the early 1990s; but time (i.e. the press) has not been kind to the memory of the indie music from this period.
Scotland: we know you want to break free. But if you leave me now, we are never, ever getting back together. Yes, here's
However interesting your work, it can be hard to stay focused on the screen for hours on end. And that's where music comes
A year ago I lost my job, felt sorry for myself for 48 hours and then got back on the bus and started my own phenomenally successful (almost) media consultancy. My latest playlist selection was, I thought, entirely random. But today I realised it's not - it's all about me. Or at least me and work - losing, winning and everything in between.
Yesterday we brought you 25 Of The Angriest, Saddest Love Songs Every Recorded. So for the sake of balance, it seems only
Whether you want to tell someone to go their own way or tell them that you can't live (if living is without them), then this
So - The Artist Also Known As The Labour Leader is going to be on 'Desert Island Discs' this Sunday. Here are the eight tracks
Need some music to accompany your bonfire night festivities and/or drown out the sound of fireworks outside? Look, or indeed