gotta bunch of australian post punk recently which is all fantastic. A box set of stuff on a label called M-Squared - really good, and a couple of compilations called 'I Can't Stop'. Totally worth checking if you're in or into Brains and you want to see what your dad was up to back in the day.
Also another a boxset of noise on a label called Crucial Blast - haven't heard it all yet but it mostly seems to be sunn styles drone/black metal or Black Dice styles power electronics. And I found myself the back catelogue of Pom Pom's early releases - lofi house, who knew.
Annnnnnd, reading 'Electric Eden' by Robb Young - the best music book I've read in ages - about the history of radical and psychedelic folk music in England. Bascially, I couldn't imagine a kind of music I'd be less into, but it's great, really stirring emotional stuff and making me rethink my ideas about art and politics and combining the two...
Plus, RIP those poor buggers in Greymouth. Pretty sad stuff despite the horrible hypey media circus voyeurist bull [shirt] surrounding it - so awful for their families and people in their lives. And yet another moment of
towards our Great Leader, Pissweasle, for butchering what was clearly a fairly passionate and inspired, Philip Larkin quoting effort by his speech writer, who probably has comitted hari-kiri after seeing him destroy what could have been their defining moment - good one, John (plus, bonus sneaking through the 90-day bill in the ensuing chaos...)