What Happened On The National League’s Opening Weekend?

With no fewer than 30 goals – the drama was almost as red hot as the weather for the much anticipated first whistle. All eyes on Edgeley Park for the live lunchtime offering from BT Sport where National League North champions Stockport County slipped to a narrow defeat. Debutant Jake Cassidy struck ten minutes from…

92: Milltown Brothers – Never Come Down Again

Here’s to the times that we’ve lived in Here’s to the colour of your skin Here’s to me and here’s to you Here’s to us all A copy of Slinky rolled through our letterbox yesterday afternoon. Had to find it somewhere, found it on eBay. That plethora of early nineties bands… well I feel Milltown…

93: Fun-da-mental – Seize The Time

  Some great tunes on this album. Tagged under ‘hip-hop’ but these things are all rather loose and it’s my call. I could easily include the likes of Underworld in all of this but I’m attempting to stick to alternative rock! Jab Jab, Chakk and Fun-Da-Mental: the great Yorkshire bands you’ve probably never heard of…

94: Cocteau Twins – The Hollow Men

My shortlist for a Cocteau Twins entry (only one song, one band allowed) for this project included Lorelei, Blood Bitch and, yes, Frosty The Snowman! But in The Hollow Men there is just so much going on, listening through cans is a must. For all I suppose he is For all other hollow aura And…

95: Solar Race – Get Ahead

I first encountered Solar Race at the Reading Festival. Went out and bought Homespun and this is my favourite song. The sheer desperation of it all. In fairness it ought to rank higher in this list of a hundred but there are so many more great songs to come. The tragic story of Elidh unfolds…

96: Jale – I’m Sorry

A bit like Bivouac’s Tuber, Jale’s Dreamcake is another of those albums where one song in particular stands out and I just don’t get one with the rest of the tracks. Dreamcake was the first album by the Halifax (Nova Scotia) band Jale. It was released in 1994 on Sub Pop Records. The only Jale…

The best of BBC Football quotes

I’ve spotted an increase in funny comments from the misguided and delusional recently so this post (which we will continually update), will be a shrine for “oh, Shirley Knott” and other gasps of disbelief… Rezaa Sait: #bbcfootball People seem to forget that arsenal went unbeaten for 19 games until holding and Bellerin got injured. Having them back…