May 252012

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The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong! – John Peel

The Wedding Present may not be a familiar name in the United States, but in the UK and elsewhere, they need no introduction – they’re the band that took over the “Most Successful Indie Band” label from the Smiths and haven’t recognized any relinquishing since. Led by David Gedge, they have been a feral presence for over a quarter century, and they show no signs of slowing down. Gedge is the only constant, and the band has reflected his evolving from a triple-time songster to a man that still knows how to express being screwed over at half speed. As one YouTube commenter wrote, “If they had told me heaven sounded like this, I would have joined the priesthood.” Continue reading »

Aug 252011

TV themes have a way of worming their way into your brain. You probably have dozens, if not hundreds, lurking back in the far reaches, ready to spring back forth the moment someone says, “It’s a rare condition.” Still, you’ve probably forgotten all about many of the theme songs you loved when you were younger. Well, Unouomedude didn’t. The Florida chillwave-ish pop artist covered a whole bunch of them, and released the set as a free download. Continue reading »