Fleetwood Mac – Tango in the Night

The Guardian has reviewed the upcoming ‘deluxe’ reissue of Tango in the Night.  If you read the first post on this blog you’ll know that this is perhaps my favourite album.  It’s almost all killer.  I can’t get tired of it’s solid gold driving pop and have always been a little surprised that it gets glossed over by the band itself in the various TV docs (no doubt due to what appears to be the toxic environment in which it was created).

I’m a big fan of many elements but the percussion really stands out.  Pulsing and driving on tracks like ‘Caroline’ and ‘Tango in the Night’.

‘Isn’t it Midnight’ another example.  The subsequent ‘live’ VCR in which Stevie Nicks insisted on cutting in close up shots of her face is however priceless.

Beyond 

Junior portion but looking natty. 

To the max


Nice little crispy one. 

Irvine Welsh – The Blade Artist

Easy to read, silly, bit dark toward the end.  A nostalgic read having first been introduced to these characters 20 years or so ago.  Not crazy about it but enjoyed it none the less, save for some of the ‘artistry’ towards the end.

The Penguin Podcast with Richard E Grant promoting this was ok.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/in-conversation/podcasts/penguin-podcast/2016/irvine-welsh/

Serious

Looking sharp, though could have been crispier. 


This, however, was killer. 

2017 Starts with a Pizza

100% a great start to the year. Here’s hoping for a mega year of music and pizzas.

ES Waves – Spotify Podcast Playlist

A playlist of tracks used in the ES Waves Podcast which are available to stream from Spotify which will be updated with each Podcast.

 

 

 

L.A. Confidential – James Ellroy

Ripping.  Two cops, one privileged, educated, the other brawn and limited brain.  Really enjoyable but you have to get on board with Ellroy’s style, his voice.  A review of another of Elroy’s books, Perfidia, picks out that Ellroy cranks everything up and leaves it there.  This is cool but can be fatiguing.  Check out this interview with him to get a flavour of this style.

http://thequietus.com/articles/16855-james-ellroy-intervoew-perfidia-crime-la-quartet

Recommended and I’m now off to start Perfidia and re-watch the LA Confidential movie to see how they sliced up the book to make a comprehensible (and classifiable) movie.

Pizza era 2016 starts here.

The first pizza in a new kitchen. Simple but effective (hopefully). 

I am Zlatan – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

A struggle.  Written in a particular style which is pretty jarring and takes some getting use to.  A rags to riches tale but one that becomes a lot less interesting once the success comes.  Five out of ten.