Some years ago I was whiling away the time with one of my favourite indulgences, scanning the Internet Archive live music lists for artists I’d never heard of and just dipping in. Actually, it is still one of my favourite ways of finding new music. No algorithm is going to tell me what I’d like.… Continue reading Alejandro Escovedo – true gent
There are certain artistes I know I can bang on about to the point of boredom, perhaps, and Alejandro Escovedo is one of those. This time last year he was touring the UK in an acoustic duo setting with his side-kick, David Pulkingham, playing intimate sets in intimate surroundings. Last night, he was back at… Continue reading Gig Review: Alejandro Escovedo – St.Bonaventure’s Social Club, Bristol
I’m always intrigued by rock bands with unusual instrumental line-ups. For instance, you will often hear vibes on Tim Buckley tracks (when such a thing was unusual way back when). Alejandro Escovedo has embellished his indie-rock in the past with a cello and violin. I love to hear Annie Whitehead fronting her jazz ensembles with… Continue reading She doesn’t get up as early as a baker. Uh huh.
I’ve always been a fisherman of new music and have often used the Internet Archive as my random source. It’s always been just a case of “dip your hand in the barrel” and pull out......used chewing gum, an empty wrapper, something tasty but don’t want it twice..........or a peach. A couple of years ago I dipped… Continue reading World Music Adventures No. 4 – Alejandro Escovedo
One of the things I've noticed over the years as I get older is that I am becoming more emotional....and I don't understand. I was once known for being the coolest Dude in town. An image I relished, as you can imagine. But these days I just don't get it. Where did all these tears come from… Continue reading The last time I choked…………
It’s that turnaround again – the old 2-5-1 or the 5-4-1 if you prefer. We’ll swing it around and start again in a few days time. Looking back, gig of the year was Alejandro Escovedo in Oxford (such great varied songs); so many great books but up there are “The 1000 Autumns of Jacob de… Continue reading That was the year that was………..