There are four recent updates for one of the Unstated off-shoots – Getting Directions. Topics range from acting on the basis of old memories to taking the effort to appreciate some colour; from being in public and dealing with the attendant, unavoidable vulnerabilities to the … (Read More)
There are plenty of well-known Hendrix records but I have to say this album is probably my overall favourite. I was given the original as a vinyl record more years ago than I care to recall, by someone who I’ve long ago lost touch with. … (Read More)
‘Unstated’ and its offshoots. All sorts of things that are all about your world, one way or another. I hope you enjoy it.
(Why ‘Getting Directions’ is being written.) If, for whatever reason, you’re unsure about yourself – your life to date, who you are – then it’s probably inevitable that you’ll try to find things out. You’ll try to find out what’s made you who and how … (Read More)
I know pretty well nothing about the artist, and calling the album ‘ambient dub’ means nothing to me either. But I’m happy hearing this. It’s interesting and inventive enough without being an aural nag. That sounds dangerously like faint praise, but it’s not intended to … (Read More)
Refreshingly different (to my ears). I can’t remember where I first came across Djivan Gasparyan. I was led to Michael Brook via his ‘Hybrid’ album with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. This is the kind of music I’ll play when I want something that’s somehow … (Read More)
Today was the day I wondered what will happen if liberalism is ‘obsolete’. The track record for the alternatives is dismal. And I know enough to know that first you have to question the motives behind the opinion. Who’s gaining?
(Notes on not getting hung-up on poetry.) I’m very aware that the very word ‘poetry’ is a big turn-off for some people. I can understand that. So let’s ignore defining sets of words as poems or anything else. Let’s focus on what I’m trying to … (Read More)
(Why ‘Trust And Verify’ exists.) Visiting a site where they used to test the triggers for nuclear bombs is bound to provoke … thoughts. Some are obvious. Being appalled at the way the place has been merely abandoned, with no effort to clean it up, … (Read More)
They tested the triggers for nuclear bombs here. ‘We all have to be able to defend ourselves.’ Those few words or similar and that’s it – the common belief. It’s applied to countries. Think about it and you realise we apply it to ourselves too. … (Read More)