culture consumption: the greatest show-month;

I began my April on a plane to Dubai so that I could surprise my sister for her birthday, and ended it celebrating my best…

a record store is for life, not just for record store day;

The last time I did Record Store Day was April 2010. The new Hold Steady album, Heaven is Whenever, wasn’t out until the following month,…

worth going out for in april 2018;

I’m writing this on a bright, clear Spring day in Glasgow. They say we’re about to be hit by snow for a third time this…

last year’s jams: because the night;

As could only have ever been expected from a Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith collaboration, performed with such passion by the latter in its most famous iteration,…

out and about: happy half-birthday, tyci!;

I trust you’ll forgive a little self-serving on this, my personal blog, as this month TYCI hits its half-year milestone. TYCI is a Glasgow-based feminist…

“we’re just trying to make some money”: fair ohs talk record store day;

If I’m being honest I began to lose my enthusiasm for the annual heady celebration of limited edition exclusives and one-off performances that is Record…

did you say you were lonely? i was just about to miss you;

My pal Miss America, who I still struggle to refer to as The Other Lis (because I am a child) is an active user of…