Archive for March, 2011

JIM’LL (NOT) REMIX IT

This might be a bit controversial, but remixes: I just don’t get them. Never have. Whenever someone says to me ‘That remix of that song is amaaaaaazing’ or posts about some super-dooper remix on a blog, I really have no interest whatsoever. Continue reading

BURIED TREASURES: BE HERE NOW

There are some albums that you just inexplicably have a soft spot for. ‘Be Here Now‘ is one of mine. Continue reading

THE CHOICE IS RIGHT

Last weekend’s Sunday Times magazine had an article on the Choice Music Prize that I couldn’t help but think was both a little snide in tone and missing the point. Every year, it seems like a certain pocket of the media thinks that there’s some kind of agenda behind the judging process – that the nominated albums have been chosen for reasons related more to diplomacy than merit, or that the winner should be chosen solely on the basis that it’ll do well in other territories.¬†This year, the fact that the list is apparently more ‘mainstream’ is compensating for the fact that the Meteor Awards aren’t taking place this year. Gimme a break!

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JDIFF 2011: HIGHS AND LOWS

It’s been running for nine years, but 2011 marked the first time I’ve actually gotten around to attending some screenings at JDIFF. Apologies if the title of this post is misleading, since I only got around to four screenings – but it’s a start, right? Continue reading