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The Ghost of James Thomson; writing a song in a few hours, album update and Wares the Music — The Hanging Bandits

After our show at the Farr Brew beer festival on Saturday, we had a little time free but didn’t have the hard drive that our new album is being recorded onto. We decided that we’d use the time to see … Continue reading

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Broke Christmas – A Hanging Bandits’ Christmas song — The Hanging Bandits

It’s been a long time since I checked in here, I have a new job and it takes up an  inordinate amount of time. I mean to check in and post some new material toward the end of this year … Continue reading

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In The Swamp – Isle of Wight festival 2012 – Complete

These journals are about music, drugs and the Isle of Wight. They’re about the joy of escape, the catharsis of being lost in a vibration, the comfort of anonymity in a large crowd and the strange things you see when … Continue reading

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Astronautalis and the death of Muhammed Ali

Sue Vincent was kind enough to feature my strange and ponderous writing on her blog and today I’ll reblog it over here. This is a short journal excerpt from a personally important weekend in 2016 that reaffirmed my friendships and … Continue reading

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001 – In The Swamp. Isle of Wight Festival 2012

  In The Swamp. A tale of drugs, mud, piss and strange people at the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. Not so long ago, Yuri and I were music students. That’s how we met. A substantial part of our education wasn’t at college. … Continue reading

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002 – In The Swamp. IoW Festival 2012.

First Day. Arrival. Meeting the neighbours. The Stranglers. Primal Scream. First impressions. To get to the Isle of Wight you can take a hovercraft from Portsmouth. It shakes like a cheap shopping centre massage chair. Novelty value fades quickly. Especially … Continue reading

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003 – In The Swamp – IOW Festival 2012

Second Day.  Elbow. Australian piss fetishists. Depression. Escape from the festival. Recapture.  Friday we went to see Elbow and Tom Petty. More Elbow than Tom Petty. The real festival started today. Day tickets were available, more fields and stalls opened. … Continue reading

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004 – In The Swamp – IOW Festival 2012

Third Day (cont’d). Gazebo CUNT! Ryan’s trip. Recovery Day. Pootopia. Lucy flees. Another weird piss story.  We read a lot during this time. When we returned from our walk, beaten, still quietly hungry, we sat ourselves in the tent and … Continue reading

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