I was a skeptic at first but these miracles work

It’s good to grab any moment of joy that you can find, even if it’s fleeting, and even it’s while sitting on a packed train on the way to work. I’m sitting there, listening to the new Hold Steady album, “Stay Positive”, reading Charles Stross’ new book “Saturn’s Children”, and the song “Hey Sapphire” comes ...

Big Hold Steady day and night 2

After Wednesday’s disappointment of discovering emusic was denying me “Stay Positive”, I’ve had the sudden unexpected joy of finding the CD (with three extra tracks!) at JB Hi Fi already! Picked that up today, along with the Cars soundtrack for Will — he’s become such a little singer recently 🙂 Then suddenly while watching the ...

The best f*&ken band in the world

Well, in my world, at least. The Hold Steady, straight out of Brooklyn, via Minneapolis originally, have a new album out next month, and a new single out, well, today. I’ve been waiting for this for months, had been keeping an eye on their website … and now I’ve heard it for the first time ...
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