Meet The Team - Iain McNay
David Bowie ‘The Next Day’ Probably my favourite artist of all time since seeing him play in a half full Epson Town hall in 1972 right at the beginning of the Ziggy Stardust tour. Love the special edition with the extra CD and DVD. Great packaging too…….
Daughter ‘If You Leave’
Nadine Shah ‘Love Your Dum and Mad’
Turin Brakes ‘We Were Here’
Amanda Palmer and the Great Theft Orchestra ‘Theatre Is Evil’
Enjoyed: ‘Which Way Is The Front line – The Love and Time of Tim Hethrington.’ Great documentary of the war photographer who looked beyond the obvious drame and tried to give a feel of how war really affects people….
‘Beware of My Baker’ Documentary on Ginger Baker, this is really amazing film……
‘We Steal Secrets – The Story Of Wikileaks.’ Yes, fame and power does change you if you don’t watch yourself…..it will destroy you in the end if you are not around…
And saw some pretty bad ones (‘Gravity’ and Blue Jasmine’ - how did they get such good reviews? Beats me..)
‘Into The Silence’ Wade Davis. What a fantastic book about the early explorers of Mount Everest. Incredibly well researched, once you get into it you really can’t put it down.
‘Creation Stories’ Alan McGee. A book of surprising depth. Alan really gives you a good insight into his character and what made him so successful.
Fleetwood Mac - The O2. - Have always really liked them since I first saw them play in 1968. They have changed a lot since then but then I always admire artists that can reinvent themselves and still remain successful.
Luke Haines - Borderline - He was interesting in The Servants, really came into his own in The Auteurs, followed it with the interesting Baader-Meinhof project, and even had a hit single with Black Box Recorder. Another artist who can reinvent himself and pull it off. I think his last album ‘Rock N;’ Roll Animals’ was his 19th album…. That’s some journey..
Wycombe Wanderers v AFC Wimbledon 0-3 January 4th 2014
The Dons finally found some form again to win convincingly. Let’s hope this is finally the start of a much needed decent run.