Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: “Deja Vu Live”

Not for the first time, a new record involving Neil Young arrives for review, and it strikes me yet again how much this man gets away with. Here, on “Déjà Vu Live”, his curmudgeonly vim has compelled David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash to perform a bunch of songs from his “Living With War” album; presumably, this must have been one of his demands before he signed up for the 2006 CSNY tour.

A Compendium Of Latitude’s Overheard Conversations

One of the most popular things on the Latitude blog this past week has been Terry Staunton's "Overheard Conversations"; the most tantalising snippets of chatter he caught while wandering around the festival site. A few of you have been adding your own ones, too: we're particular fans of the "posh goth" who said, ""That's the last time I arrange my wardrobe according to the BBC's 5-day weather forecast."

James Jackson Toth and TK Webb

A bit snowed under with auspicious new things today, amongst them the CSNY live album, Damon Albarn’s “Monkey: Journey To The West”, a new Bonnie Prince Billy live set and, perfect for this heat, Brightblack Morning Light’s superb “Motion To Rejoin”.

Tom Waits – Edinburgh Playhouse, July 27, 2008

Welcome to Waitsville. A place where bad jokes are good, Vaudeville never died, and the talk is of smoking monkeys, weasels and the mating habits of the preying mantis.

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