Music Jar – week 45

Each week, I listen to an artist or band that I should know better, taken at random from a pickle jar. This week was the turn of heartbreaker, Tom Petty. What I Knew Before:I once worked with an older guy who took me under his wing and introduced me to a lot of bands that…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 45

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Music Jar – week 44

Each week, I take a different band or artist and indulge in their back catalogue to try and escape that hellscape that 2020 has become. This week was the turn of Hampshire-born indie band, Blaenavon – a band I cannot spell correctly on the first attempt. What I Knew BeforeAbsolutely nothing. The recommendation for Blaenavon…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 44

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Music Jar – week 43

Inspired by A Beautiful Mess, each week I listen to a different band or artist, taking the name from a pickle jar I filled with suggestions at the start of 2020, not knowing that the year would be a pickle itself. This week was the turn of seasoned LA geek rock band, Weezer. What I…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 43

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Music Jar – week 42

Each week, I take the name of an artist or band from a rapidly diminishing supply in a pickle jar, and do what I can to explore their back-catalog. This week was New York’s own, Talking Heads. What I Knew BeforeOf course I knew Talking Heads before this week. It’s impossible to make it to…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 42

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Music Jar – week 41

Each week I listen to a different musical artist, taken at random from a pickle jar that I filled up at the start of the year. This week was the turn of a little singer you might have heard of, Elvis Presley.What I Knew BeforeWell, I knew of Elvis. Obviously I knew of Elvis. The…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 41

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Music Jar – week 40

Each week, I take an artist I don’t enough about from a jar, and try to listen to their back catalog in a week. This time around, it was northern Irish anti-masker, Van Morrison. What I Knew BeforeI was lucky enough to see Van Morrison perform at Hop Farm Festival 2010. A festival I just…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 40

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Music Jar – week 39

Each week, I get to listen to one artist I haven’t previously taken the time with. This week was the turn of Seattle’s very own, Pearl Jam. What I Knew Before It goes without saying that I knew of Pearl Jam. It’s impossible to make it through thirty-three years without knowing Alive and Jeremy (thanks…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 39

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Music Jar – week 38

One Man. One Jar. Not that one. Each week, I take the name of an artist from a pickle jar and listen to their back catalogue. This week was the turn of American indie folk group, Lord Huron. What I Knew Before Absolutely nothing. I hadn’t heard a note. I didn’t know the name. They…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 38

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Music Jar – week 37

Each week, I listen to a musician that I don’t know enough about. This week was the turn of country singer-songwriter, Kacey Musgraves. What I Knew Before I knew the name, because two of my favourite women are big fans of her work but I had never really heard much of her music. I knew…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 37

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Music Jar – week 36

Each week, I listen to a band or artist that I’ve never really taken the time to understand before. The list of contenders was compiled by recommendations from friends and my own shame. This week was the turn of Australian pop/rock sex rockets, INXS. What I Knew Before When I was sixteen years old, I…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 36

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