Trojan Dub Massive Chapter One

Listening to: Trojan Dub Massive, Chapters One and Two

Always experimental and always an outsider musician as far as a general sort of listenership would be concerned, Bill Laswell’s contribution to popular music has nevertheless been a fantastic journey of the offbeat and powerful. I’m familiar with Laswell’s work … [read more]

Burial Untrue

Listening to: Burial, Untrue

For anyone still standing at the end of the long, strange journey through the tunnel of electronic music, particularly all the different forms of house over the years, this is lovely, emotional, introverted and perhaps a little nerdy. It’s also … [read more]

Radiohead Box

Listening to: Radiohead, Box Set

I have a love/hate relationship with Radiohead. I think I was originally introduced to them somewhat against my will (and comparatively late) when, in the mid-90s, I went to someone’s BBQ and ‘OK Computer’ was on the stereo, which had … [read more]

Lentils by Maggiejane via Flickr

Recipe: Curry lentil soup

4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 stalks of celery, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 4-6 medium yellow potatoes, diced (no need to peel) 1 pound (450g bag) green lentils, picked over and rinsed 4 vegetarian stock cubes … [read more]

Yellow Curry

Curry

Happy New Year. I’ve been thinking about cooking with more spices lately. Even though I typically pack flavours into my dishes using all the ‘normal’ methods (lots of onions and celery, vegetarian stock cubes, herbs, chilies) I’ve not really cooked … [read more]

Eggs by Jack Brodus via Flickr

Recipe: Madras omelet curry

I was served this delicious and very rich vegetarian dish tonight. It stems from an out-of-print cook book by Mary S. Atwood called Adventures in Indian Cooking(1972). Well worth making. Tonight, it was served with basmati rice, spiced green beans … [read more]