Sounds Good!

Simon Sweetman
Music, Movies, Books...the good stuff!
Created 18 Feb 2021
  • The Velvet Underground Documentary
    17 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    I was a Lou Reed fan first. I was such a Lou Reed fan. And maybe I had one of the stranger ‘starting points’ there – I was hooked in by 1986 album, Mistrial. It’s often written up as the worst album o...
  • The Tour of Duty Soundtracks
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    I’ve been sorting through my records – deciding to part with many of them, not hard at all actually. I have so much of the music in my head, and I carry it in my heart. And if there are any slip-ups t...
  • Here’s One More Missive…
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    This is Sounds Good! newsletter number one hundred. This is the 100th time your inbox has been hit with my thoughts. Or the 100th opportunity you’ve had to find this newsletter online. I know this bec...
  • Who Is Your Favourite Final Girl?
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    The “Final Girl” is a trope in horror films – the term was coined by academic, Carol Jeanne Clover in her 1992 book, Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. I’ve just started read...
  • So Many Sad Songs Saying So Much For Us All
    07 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I love a good sad song. There might not be anything better in music. Sad music that elevates you. Sad music that takes you away from who you are. That lets you wallow for that moment in someone else’s...
  • Georgia Pritchett’s Brilliant Mess
    05 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Georgia Pritchett is a British screenwriter. If you haven’t heard the name, you have absolutely devoured some of her work. Maybe a whole lot of it. She has been part of writing teams for a whole bunch...
  • Right now on Aro Vision!
    04 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Right now, at least while I’m typing the start of this newsletter, I am watching the movie Alone. I am alone, while I’m watching it. I’ll often write a blog-post (for Off The Tracks) or do some work-a...
  • Please Listen To Iris By Reb Fountain A.S.A.F.P.
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Today sees the release of the brand new Reb Fountain album. It’s called Iris. You click that link to buy it on vinyl, or CD – or to stream it or download the files. You can access it wherever you acce...
  • Reading Elvira
    29 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ve just finished reading Yours Cruelly, the brand new memoir by Elvira. Growing up, Elvira: Mistress of The Dark was everywhere. We played the video game, we watched the movie. She popped up in pro-...
  • My Top 10 Stephen King Movies
    27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    As I am writing out these words, preparing this newsletter, I am watching (albeit, absentmindedly) Cujo – based on the Stephen King novel. I’ve seen it before, many years ago. And though it never feat...
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