Putting this playlist together I was reminded that the poignancy of many of these songs comes from that single-mindedness that only an individual with something to say or a deep well of emotion to share, is capable of. Love, hate and the precarious life vs. death battle looms large. For some of the artists on this playlist, life was too much and they didn't make it to 2010 but don't let that put you off because there's a human spirit in all of these songs (save for the few that are that little bit alien or divorced from any known reality). It's a spirit that will lift you on your best days and cradle you on your worst. »
N.B - This article was written by the joint efforts of Dis writers Colin Weston & Sara Lovejoy. Colins' views are in blue and Saras' in pink…. We both hope you don't hate it TOO much… thank you! It's 11.30, the skies are looking ominous and I am wearing yellow tinted 'geek rock' sun»
10AM: I depart London Bridge Station in DiS-punka Peter Whites coffee-scented Lada with Miss.Dis-Emo Miranda and her friend Hannah.
10:05AM: X-fm starts to get annoying playing the same songs.
11:15AM: Pete decides to put on some Bon Jovi. Ears are covered. Some Get Up Kids and At »
On a cold and blustery Monday morning, I find myself sitting in a hotel bar, opposite Gemma Hayes. I ask her a whole load of inane questions that she’s probably heard a hundred times before, and she kindly answers them by, pouring honey into the tape recorder sitting between us. ‘Stop the wheel’, a b-side on y»