Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Booze Ban: Day 17

James Yuill: The Ghost (Chess Club, 2008)
I went to the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last night. It was great (apart from Steve Harley, of which more another time, and probably somewhere else), but I did feel tempted by the champagne and wine on offer. I walked past a pub before entering the venue and saw a couple of people hoiking down pints of Guinness and, you know what, they did look good. But there's no way a drop will pass my lips for another fortnight. Oh no. Or, possibly, after. Wouldn't never drinking again be amazing? Anyway, until then, I will have a listen to this record that was constructed in a South Ealing bedroom. Yulli plays a guitar and sings - yes, another one - but he also has a keen ear for warm electronic niceness and the odd handclap. Plus, there's a cheering chorus. Good work, James

5 comments:

Bright Ambassador said...

I've always thought that Harley was an insufferable cock after slagging off Abba on his Radio 2 show.

Five-Centres said...

Re: the booze ban - are you shedding pounds like nobody's business?

Rob said...

Oh god, BA, he really is. His was the single worst speech I've ever heard in my life. People were still talking about its awfulness afterwards...

Rob said...

FC: a bit, yeah. don't want to eat as much, do more, never need to "comfort" eat (trans: bacon sandwiches), it does feel like it.

Bright Ambassador said...

I hope the awards get shown on BBC4 then, just so I can share your pain.
Listening to Radio 2 yesterday and then reading this blog, I feel like the only person in Britain who wasn't there. Even Sally Traffic got an invite. Bah!