Category Archives: The Hang of Music

A weekly music review that I do.

The Hang of Music: BATTY!

Good Eeeeeveing; I am ze Maven of ze… WAIT, wrong creepy opening.

*ahem*

“Boys and girls of every age,

Wouldn’t you like to read something strange?

Come with me, and you will find

The creepiest music that comes to mind!”

Yes, as it is Hallowe’en, I’m posting a review a day early, and I like to think I have a treat and a trick for you tonight.

No more spoilers! Listen, learn, and read on!

I made this pumpkin when I was about 13. Best. Pumpkin. EVER!

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The Hang of Music: Invisible Girls not included

Hey guys, just me gearing up for NaNoWriMo here, so gonna be brief here, so I can get back to planning the next review so I can get it in on time.

So yeah, something different this week – John Cooper Clarke, with his debut “Disguise in Love”. So, unlike usual, I get to start with a pun, even if it’s only the orginal album title.

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Announcement for November!

As I indicated at the beginning of the last post, stuff! Stuff that will shake you to your very core!

Starting with this picture:

As a few of you who frequent the internet may know, November is National Novel Writing Month. (The word “National” means nothing here, as it’s online, and the internet is a nation unto itself.) Essentially, the spiel is that aspiring writers pledge to, over the course of a 30 day period, write a novel of 50,000 words or more – averaging at 1667 words per day. This is, obviously, a huge commitment.

And I have decided to give it a go.

I’ve been planning to write a book for a bit now, and I’ve been planning my WriMo-ing for a little less. I’ve been very sporadic recently about updates, and a part of that has been because “reviewing time” has been superceded by “novel planning time”. (It’s also because I’m shit at organising myself – hence why a month of writing every day is both a terrifying prospect and an exciting dream-come-true.)

But obviously, writing a book will cut into my reviewing time a fair bit. So, as of the end of this setlist, and on Halloween night no less, I am suspending “The Hang of Music” for at least a month. I will not be writing any reviews until I’ve hit those 50k words, I warn you now!

I will, perhaps, be putting up some creative writing, as a replacement for this semi-regular feature, but don’t worry, I won’t be subjecting any of you to unwanted beta reading here: only my closest friends will be tormented by serious prose the shade of purple.

FYI, though, if any of you are doing NaNoWriMo this year, please get in contact with me on there – my username is “Hatful_of_Napalm”, and I’d love to see a friendly face on the fora! And the point of NaNo is to give us all a time to write, so we can all pull together, so socialising is always nice!

Anyway, thanks for reading, sorry about the lateness, and see you in a few days – I am off to invent some fictions!

I won’t be doing any of this, though.

The Hang of Music: No Peace for the Wicked

Right, gonna be some changes in a bit, after this set is over. As it is, I know I’ve been pretty unreliable about deadlines. But it will all make sense soon.

Until then, enjoy me talking about The Only Ones’ eponymous first album, and take this opportunity to listen to “Another Girl, Another Planet” again.

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The Hang of Music: The Hang of the Mountain King

Wow, last place again! Well, this is an interesting review at least. I hope you guys enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed trying to untangle my feelings about cover bands having a life of their own and branching out.

This is Apocalyptica, with their third album, “Cult”.

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The Hang of Music: Reviewentanz

The Hang of Music: Three Times Over Clutch In August

Hey guys, we’re stepping back into familiar territory with a band I’ve been trying to fathom for most of my time on this blog. I remember sitting in a friends house and writing the review for this band’s first album last summer. Oh good times, days before I became the internet powerhouse I am now…

I am speaking, of course, of Clutch, who are to poets what bin-men are to mathematicians, but they can shred a guitar.

That was a bit harsh, but regardless here’s their third album, inexplicably called “The Elephant Riders”. No mention of the Maharaja anywhere.

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The Hang of Music: I am literally running out of “Hotel California” puns now.

Seriously, every joke I make just hurts. But I have to break through it. I have to write here, right now, to tell you that The Hang of Music: Audiovised! #5 is up now on mixcloud, and there’s plenty of room availible for you and your friends to listen to it.

There, I made one last joke. You happy now. Click the image!

The Hang of Music: Mystic Knights

Intro goes here. Gonna hurry this out, as I intended to get this fixed and done sooner.

So today is when we learn about (The Mystic Knights of the) Oingo Boingo – don’t be put off by the silly name! – and their first album, “Only A Lad”.

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The Hang of Music: Tira Me Up, Tira Me Down

Did I say that the last album was going to be serious madness? I must have lied, because the crazy shit is right here.

That’s right, it’s The Mars Volta, with “Deloused in the Comatorium”.z3d3xsyío8

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