Santa finds Stolen Haven in a Velocets suit

Santa finds Stolen Haven in a Velocets suit

   Its the last few days before the Mr Peeps Presents gig at Gullivers is upon us. The preperations have come together like a finely tuned  family Christmas gathering. All that needs to be done is for the fine fare to be placed on the table, ready for your  soul to...
Welcome Transition Baby for a Fat Xmas Party

Welcome Transition Baby for a Fat Xmas Party

Well it’s another week closer to Christmas and the present requests from my kids are getting more expensive and more obscure with each passing day. My 9yr old daughter wants a Lego Combi van???? Guess who will be throwing Mr Kiplings mince pies in frustration on Boxing Day, it won’t...
Kismet Ryding On A Big Fat Party to Fun

Kismet Ryding On A Big Fat Party to Fun

Its getting close to Christmas, well thats what the TV adverts and decorations up in department stores are telling me. The work Christmas parties are all being organised and table setting arranged. One thing for sure though, there is going to be a lot of Mr Kiplings fruit mince pies...
Towards Green a blissful Reunion

Towards Green a blissful Reunion

  Music whatever shape or form it takes brings a sense of togetherness between artist and listener. Jazz, Classical, Indie or Metal can form a connection. Sounds that either thump or float from the speakers spark a chain reaction stirring excitement, dreams, visions, and ideas. Lots of the time, memories...
Reminiscing back to the Crisp Sia Furler

Reminiscing back to the Crisp Sia Furler

Yesterday I posted in the Millie Manders review  that her rendition 0f a  James Brown classic instantly reminded me of going into the Adelaide pub scene and watching a song writing sensation in the making preform original jazz songs with a band called Crisp. Now Im not sure if Sia Furlers songwriting...
Millie Manders with her very own Demon...

Millie Manders with her very own Demon…

  Look around the Bloggersphere and you will find multitudes of posts about quality independant bands. Look a little deeper and you will see a large majority are about bunches of blokes, rocking it out (I sound like my Mother) Or dudes with synths playing with clicks and whrrrrrrrrs (I like...
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Suzuki/Method Gets Native

Suzuki/Method Gets Native

The Suzuki Method. Most people who have an interest in music, be it listening, or wanting to play have heard of this philosophy / way of teaching. Shin’ichi Suzuki’s method springs from the desire to create the “right environment” for learning music. He also believed that this positive environment would also help to foster character in...
Tied to The Mast

Tied to The Mast

Spring has definitely sprung here. The sun is out more frequently and its warming beams are helping everything bounce to life again after a dormant winter. Recently I received an email from the Brighton based 5 piece ‘Tied To The Mast’. They are releasing their new single ‘Melissa’ in October and asked for some feedback. Always...
Musical Podcasts for the Peeps by THE Peeps

Musical Podcasts for the Peeps by THE Peeps

Great music is composed and created all over the world, in many different styles giving a representation of the culture and lives which have poured into producing such a gift. Its up for debate how long this big round rock we float around on has been in existance. But since humans have been milling around,...
Mezmerising breeze carries The Paper Kites

Mezmerising breeze carries The Paper Kites

  Todays track of the day comes from Melbourne band The Paper Kites taken from their first full length release STATES. St. Clarity opens with a hypnotic banjo plucking you into a sleepy gaze as the song builds around it.  The rest of the album is well worth a listen. Tempos rise then fall to mellow throughout the...
Back to the Boondocks with my favourite Hippy

Back to the Boondocks with my favourite Hippy

Late in 2012 I was silly enough to agree to stream live online a couple of 2hr sessions of old and new tracks. Very silly because Im quite shy (all people that know me please stop rolling eyes and letting out gasps of exasperation!!) Id start drinking 30mins before it started and by the 60min...
Bobs Yer Uncle - Classic Tuneage

Bobs Yer Uncle – Classic Tuneage

Not sure what has led me to this here today. But I’m glad I arrived safely. Two classic tracks from the HAPPY MONDAYS. Listen………sometimes the music is enough to know why I choose to share these tracks.  
THE FEVERS get infectiously HEAVY

THE FEVERS get infectiously HEAVY

WOW!!!! Two days in a row positing a track of the day.  Not sure if Im going to be able to keep this pace up. To be honest after hearing this next track it was VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO POST it as Track Of The Day I don’t know much about the band THE FEVERS but I...
War - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

War – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

1st  Track Of The Day on  The Barton Quandary goes to a new find for me, although the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have been around since 2001. The track I have choosen is called WAR  from the 2009 self titled album. It has a contemporary jazz, funk soul vibe through the collection of tracks. There is an interesting...
Mutineers "Tell Me Why"

Mutineers “Tell Me Why”

The first music blog on The Barton Quandary and I’m heading back to the recent past. I’ve enjoyed tunes from these lads from the very first listen Classic sounding Indie guitar tunes that tick a number of boxes in my ears. Let me introduce Mutineers from Manchester. It has been a while since the debut...
Some Interesting New Sounds

Some Interesting New Sounds

The Barton Quandary (TBQ) will introduce some interesting new sounds into your day. No particular genre, but an eclectic mix spanning across the musical horizon. Old and new offerings, because I believe all music is new if you haven’t been exposed or lucky enough to hear it. The aim is to post a track per...
Why I Like To Soap Box Rant

Why I Like To Soap Box Rant

Strangely enough I’m an opinionated bugger. I know I know its unusual for someone writing a blog to have an opinion!! Also sometimes I read things or something happens in life that makes you think about things. Thought this might be a good place to share some of these thoughts and reflections with You. Then...
So It Starts

So It Starts

Here is the start of my new venture. Please read What is The Barton Quandary page for a brief insight. I hope to soon publish some of my old posts from my time writing for Indie Dunes music blog. Maybe with a few little updates to complement and breathe new life into my past meanderings....