billy doesn’t live here anymore…

Yes indeed friends. The time has come to say farewell. It’s been a wonderful ride but I’m afraid I must say goodbye…

to, that is!!!!

I’ve moved! I’m at now. I’ve already got a couple of posts up there so hurry up and come check it out, ya silly geese!

Welcome To My New Home!!!

who stole your heart in 2009?

Yes friends. The time is nearly upon us. 2009 definitely came and went pretty qucikly, wouldn’t you say? It began with such promise and I dare say to this point, it really has been the best year for music that I can remember in quite a while. That said, it’s about the time when all of us music geeks start looking over our I-Tunes libraries and cd collections and pick out the records that made our hair stand on end over the past year. I’ve got a few records that immediately come to mind and I’m sure those of you who have paid attention have a pretty good idea as to which ones those are.

I plan on doing a best of list very soon but I’m also interested in hearing from all of you, my dear friends. Let’s make things interesting, shall we? I’m interested in doing a readers’ best of. Go ahead and send me your top 20 records of the year between now and December 1st. I will tally up the submissions and post the final poll when I post mine. Do it up and it should be lots of fun.

A word to the wise. Any votes for Lady Gaga will immediately be disallowed as will the rest of your submission. There has to be some quality control here. 🙂


Here’s a mirror with your name on saying we’re gonna miss you when you’re gone”.

Rest in peace DJ AM 1973-2009

missing in action…

Hello Suede-heads!

It’s been a long while now since my last post. Where have I been? Alas, I have been without internet access the last week or so. It appears that I’m one of those people who are apparently still living in 2003 and still does not own a laptop. This being the case I am relegated to making use of the local internet cafes. How quaint! At any rate, I wanted to let you all know that the site is not dead and neither am I, your humble servant. I will be back very soon with some quality melodic goodness. Until then…


miss me?

Hello gang!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. The Suede HQ is preparing as best as possible for an untimely and unexpected relocation. Yes indeed, I’ve gotta leave my place. So while I get my things together and figure out my next step, I realise I’ve left you guys stranded a bit. Please do accept my apologies. My posts may be spaced out a bit but I’m not leaving the blogosphere!

an ode to ladyhawke…

I’ve got a crush.  Actually it’s fair to say I’ve got quite a few. I mean there’s Lily Allen and her ultra-cute rambunctiousness but she’s too big time now and she’s still Keith Allen’s daughter. There’s Karen O but supposedly she’s in Silverlake these days and that’s just way too plastic a scene for me and I fear it may have corrupted her. Here’s hoping I’m wrong on that score. This now leaves my current flame, Philippa “Pip” Brown aka Ladyhawke. If you don’t know who Ladyhawke is then you should be ashamed for she recently released a quite delectable debut record a few months back via Modular aka the best label on the planet. Her self-titled debut was also featured as one of my best records of 2008

Why do I like Ladyhawke so much, you ask? Well, I will tell you. What’s not to like? From her shameless fangirl-ish enthusiasm for all things Stevie Nicks to the fact she has no qualms whatsoever about letting us see how much of a geek she is. I mean, look at her album cover below. She’s playing video games with her oh-so-cute cat by her side whilst in her pajamas. I ask you again. What is there not to love about that?

Of course, I could just be rambling and spitballing here but yes, I want a date with Ladyhawke. Is that too much to ask for? I really don’t think so. We’ll go on for hours talking about whether or not it was truly was after watching the video for Stand Back for the first time that the thought of becoming a pop star actually dawned on her. I’ll talk about my purely healthy and innocent Smiths obsession and we can totally geek out on video games. Think she’ll be up for it?

dude, shaq’s on twitter!

Go follow the big fella here.  Man, he’s got a big head.

While you’re at it, go follow Calvin Harris and tell him he and Dizzee Rascal ought to collaborate a bit more often here.

Go follow Little Boots too here.

While you’re at it, follow me here.


Tell him Billy sent you. Just remember. Twitter is American for “stalker”! 😛