But wait there’s more! FT juvenilia, that is.

A review of the first Beta Band album, not too bad on the record itself but shockingly off-base in the last paragraph!
A live review of the Go-Betweens – what a loss I was to the world of heartbroken indie writing. Difficult to read for me now, like all the 1999 pieces. You might like it more.
Black Box Recorder: a live review by David Sim, and a write-up by me of a chance encounter. I’d completely forgotten writing this and I liked re-reading it a lot.
Secret Language: not really sure what to make of this. Over-ambitious piece on branding and pop music, but some good thinking still.