the staves

Standing on the shoulders of giants.

Hey, here it is. Friday 17th June's top five. It's my consolidated list of all things awesome this week. Here we go;

1) Video of the week;

The Staves  - Live at Glastonbury 2015.

I first heard of Staves when I went to watch Adam Buxton's Bug Show, he played the video to Black and White which is also excellent, worth checking out.

2) Gig of the week;

OhBoy! Lucky Shivers and Future Love at The Garibaldi.

This is a great line-up and a great venue, I'm away this weekend so I wont see you there, but I am very jealous of you. Unofficially called 'the Meg show' as she features in two of the three bands on this lineup.

p.s. don't mention me to Meg, our feud is real and long-standing.

3) Quote of the week;

If I have seen further it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton.

This can be attributed to people as far back as the 12th century, but I first heard about it in relation to Newton. I totally agree with it, without the people that have gone before us we'd be nothing. Most of what I do is inspired by someone else, or i'm emulating them in my own way, and that's fine. There's a difference between copying something else, and re-imagining it or using it to direct you.

4) Article of the week;

Led Zeppelin Appear in Court for colourful start of Stairway trial.

5) Thing of the week;

GIGS. Live music is my thing of the week this week. Go to The Northampton Music Festival and you'll know why.

Speak to you Monday.