Kind Of Blue
On the show tonight: Paul Buchanan from the Blue Nile. Talking about the band’s small but beautiful legacy - four albums in a quarter of a century, and modestly noting the way that his art has gotten into the fabric of people’s lives.
He’ll never win any awards at assertiveness training conferences, but Paul has kept his individual style intact for a long time, while others have buckled and co-opted. He’s also big into his Walt Whitman and his Mahler and other such references that have given the Blue Nile a singular note.
I’m also gonna be delving in the new Neil Young album, playing local music from Cara Robinson and getting intoxicated with the latest Gallon Drunk.
Stu Bailie presents The Late show on Radio Ulster, every Friday from 10pm until midnight