• The Vessalis Music Award Nominations 2009

    Dez 19 2009, 17h19 por CvaldaVessalis

    So, having thrown myself into an unenviable cesspool of music for the last twelve months, I feel some special notices should be handed out to some of the more enjoyable noises to have been made by the premier artists of the year. Especially seeing as the Grammys have seen fit to snub some of the better work to have been released this year (yes, I know the cut-off point was the end of August so most nominees here weren't eligible, but I'm just saying!)... Fuck knows how the BRIT Awards will end up, is all I can say! The Best Album Of The Year and the rest of the award winners I will be announced on New Year's Eve, as a final emotional "Hurrah!" to those responsible for the best music of 2009. Well, in my humble opinion, anywho... :^/

    Canadian rock-pop outfit Metric, rising alternative star Soap&Skin, electro noisenik Memory Tapes and hip hop DJ duo N.A.S.A. each scored three nominations this year, with the former and the latter going head to head for Best Single/Video Of…
  • Dibder's New Music Series: Entry 12

    Dez 18 2009, 12h19 por CvaldaVessalis

    So here we are, as Bloc Party would sing... The end of the year... The end of the decade... The end of an era... The fucking end of it all!!!! Seriously, this year has been the most horrid one so far for me personally; this journal has kind of been one of the only things keeping me sane and with-it, so for those patient enough to read through it, thank you! And for those who've commented, thanks for your feedback! This will be one of a handful of entries for me this month, it being The End and everything, so keep 'em peeled for some more chart/award-based malarkey. But I digress, without further ado, let's crack on with December...

    I Dreamed A Dream by Susan Boyle
    Like quite a few UK TV viewers and YouTube subscribers, I got caught up in the whole Susan Boyle farrago in the early months of this year; the first time I saw her audition on Britain’s Got Talent, I too was quietly overwhelmed at the emotional turnaround that a humble, lonely woman achieved in the face of a viewership of millions…