F. D. Pastore

"indie boy"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (33 of 37)
Location: The cultural backwater of Milton Keynes


Top Reviewer Ranking: 619,172 - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 37
Swagger ~ Blue Aeroplanes
Swagger ~ Blue Aeroplanes
Every once in a while something comes along that makes you sit up and take notice. Or so the old adage goes. In my case Swagger by alt rock also-rans, The Blue Aeroplanes, is that something.
I missed out on this release the first and second time round so my opinion isn't swayed by nostalgia, just a soft spot for indie bands of the old school. And The Blue Aeroplanes jangle along like REM in their prime. I guess the unique selling point for this band is its lead singer, Gerard Langley, the missing link between Michael Stipe and Allen Ginsberg. He talked rather than sang, reciting his beat poetry in dark glasses while a dancer `interpreted' the songs.
The album begins with Langley… Read more
Bright Marketing: Why should people bother to buy &hellip by Robert Craven
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have seen Robert speak so when I had the opportunity to review this book for B2B Marketing Magazine I took my chance to read this book.

It is practical enough to actually make it useful to a small business owner. Read it with a pen in your hand and be honest with yourself.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to read this new book and I will now go on to read the other two books that I bought from Robert when I last saw him speak.
Seamonsters ~ The Wedding Present
Seamonsters ~ The Wedding Present
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this baby!, 13 Aug 2007
There's no better songwriter than Dave Gedge. He's got the voice of a bricklayer but he's peerless when singing about love and relationships - especially when they go wrong! Couple that with Steve Albini at the helm and you've got a classic. This album heralded the start of a more mature sound for the Weddoes. The guitars were louder than before and Gedge's lyrics are in turn sensitive and unflinchingly honest. This album and Bizarro were definite career highs though Hit Parade is worth a try for Come Play With Me alone.