Pop Muse

Pop Muse is a page with musings about my musical interests: pop music and almost anything around this centre of my musical universe.

Likes: ABBA, Beatles, Bee Gees, Beyonce, Blur, Calvin Harris, Chris Isaak, David Bowie, The Drums, Fleetwood Mac, Franz Ferdinand, Green Day, Heart, Janet Jackson, Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, Manic Street Preachers, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Muse, New Order, The Presets, Roxette, The Smiths, Stevie Nicks & Tina Turner (so far).

Seen live: Bastille, Birds of Tokyo, Bluejuice, Bon Jovi, Chaka Khan, Fleetwood Mac, Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Grace Jones, The Jezabels, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Manu Chao, Muse, P!nk, Powderfinger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Want to see live: Beyonce, Blur, Coldplay, Green Day, Kate Bush, Madonna, Manic Street Preachers, U2

Will never get to see live: Beatles, Bee Gees, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Manic Street Preachers with Richey James Edwards, Tina Turner




The full version, if you’re as impatient as me

Thank you!

is scottish vernacular literally a different language g o d


London-Astoria ‘94

Performing for a video

Time has made things clearer now.  We did the best we could…and it’s time to let you go.
AND my #futurology #vinyl arrived in the mail! #manicstreetpreachers #manics #jamesdeanbradfield #nickywire #seanmoore #richeyedwards #rock
Yesss my tickets to see the intense, handsome and brilliant @damonalbarn are here @blurofficial #gorillaz #everydayrobots @sydneyoperahouse #sydney
More #manics promo in mx #manicstreetpreachers #jamesdeanbradfield #nickywire #seanmoore #sydney #richeyedwards #futurology


"Sara" by Fleetwood Mac: Live on the Tusk tour in Richfield, OH (20 May 1980 – 7min 43sec)

My favourite from this time period. The Tusk material is well-oiled by this point, and the chugga-chugga groove towards the end is exactly what Stevie’s solo ensembles have never been able to get near to with this song. ‘Sara’ is dominated by a killer backbeat, and you have to tear at it, not swing it.

I’m always floored by the ending, especially the last time Stevie sings that soaring ‘Sara’.


There’s a heartbeat and no it never really died

Never really died

Swallow all your pride

Oh it was such a heartbeat, yeah

And listen to the crazy wind because it will make you smile

Sara… oh my, my Sara…



Thanks again to memoriesearthquakesandflashes for sending me a transcription of Stevie’s ad-libs at the ending. (I think you have might have this one mislabelled as ‘Cleveland, OH’, though?)

EDIT: Sorry for my poor US geography. Richfield is a suburb of Cleveland. Thx, memoriesearthquakesandflashes.

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