It's awards night!
First of all, apologies for not posting much around these parts lately. Not really been feeling it to be honest, plus life in general is doing its best to keep me away from the laptop for any prolonged spells nowadays. All that will be rectified soon enough, with a fresh batch of mixtapes coming soon. Scout's honour.
Anyhoo, tonight is the second annual Manchester Blog Awards. It takes place at Matt & Phreds on Tib St. and the whole thing is due to start at around 6.30pm. There'll be readings and whatnot from some of Manchester's finest bloggers, some light music, provided by yours truly and Jon from Black Country Grammar and, of course the awards themselves (see the shortlist here). Come one, come all! You don't have to be a blogger to attend and it should be a pretty good crack all 'round.
In the absence of anything substantial to write, here are some tunes that I've been loving lately, some of which you may even hear tonight...
Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It? (mp3)
Supreme good-time boogie track from 1980. Huge vibes.
The Who - Eminence Front (mp3)
Excellent late-career (until they recently came back at least) oddity. Pretty much a Pete Townshend solo number. Think disco-coke-rock with a blustery stadium edge and you're about halfway there.
Stevie Wonder - Do Like You (mp3)
Not one of his more famous tunes, but this cut from the Hotter Than July album gets me moving all the same.
In other news: Listen to my highly informative (natch) segment on re-edits for last week's Blogfresh Radio. You know you want to.