Hours of creative activity in last 24: 2
Watching /Listening: 'The Killing', like the predictable middle-class artsy boxset-loving Guardo-reading lass I am / Cerys on 6Music, who has just played excellent National Jazz Trio of Scotland alternative Crimble EP
Hair Day: APPALLINGLY long, by my standards. Which is very short by most other people's.
I thought I'd compile a list of friends' releases this year, that you should really consider buying as Christmas presents for your most discerning nearest and dearest. What better way to give than by supporting some of the UK's finest alternative musicians? YES.
Firefly Burning - Lightships
Jimmy Rosso - 32:32
Tom Hewson - Slightly Peculiar
Sam Lee - Ground of Its Own
2012 was a runaway success for folk troubadour Sam, who was hardly been off the radio or awards circuit since the summer. Beautiful arrangements including shruti box, Japanese koto, jew's harp, wound around Sam's melting croon on a bunch of traditional songs.
Roshi Feat. Pars Radio - Don't Breathe It To A Soul
Also available as a limited edition 7" vinyl.
Lazy Habits - Lazy Habits
Gabriel Jackson/Vasari Singers - Requiem
Anna Meredith - Black Prince Fury
Have Yourself a DOLLYDOLLY Christmas
And I'll squeeze in one of my own: DOLLYman's rather alternative Christmas EP. From wild squealy 'O Come All Ye Faithful' to fall-over-lovely medleys, you KNOW it makes sense!