Friday, January 27, 2006

Couple of things....

Firstly, holiday time! I'm off to Goa for a couple of weeks, starting tomorrow. I'll post whenever I can, will get lots of photos and let you all know how it was.
Secondly, i've sorted out a myspace page. Not sure why, really. Done with more of a sigh than a gasp of excited anticipation, but hey. Feel free to get over there and do the add thing :)
Time to get in that studio and rattle those CD players.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Is another chance to see The Upper Room play at the metro...and to wrap up warm. London is officially taters.

The last rays of the sun..... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, after a long lunch, took a walk along the beach. It's difficult to explain the feeling of that vast swathe of pebbles crunching under your feet as the waves break beside you...but here's the view I got when I looked down. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006

Charlatans album.....

AMAZING. Sounds really cohesive, very together...Tim seems to have been fully assimilated back into the band after his solo album last year. The entire thing brings repair to mind. Sonically, there's a driving rhythmic force behind most of the tracks, but not just from drums and percussion: everything seems to groove....
Influence-wise, there's an unspoken dub pulse beneath everything, Melodicas, skittering fills, empty spaces between b-lines.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Liv just updated her blog as well :)

Remember that music video link?

Well, here's another! 50, just became 65....and some are ipod friendly as well.
Getting a sneak preview of the new Charlatans album tonight, will let you know what it's like tomorrow.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

As a resource for bootlegs and mash-ups...

This is pretty close to perfection.
Been searching for details about the re-releases of the Triffids albums on Domino...."Calenture" is up on itunes, but no sign of it anywhere else.Anyone know anything? I need some glorious melancholia, and believe me, I need it NOW.
*edit* Oh, they were out on the 17th. Why nothing on the Domino site, then?

Monday, January 16, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Warning! Genius Alert......

Last night was David Ford at Dingwalls. Highlight of the set was "State of The Union" where he performs the entire song, via "Live Looping" - playing a short fragment of the tune on an instrument which instantly starts a loop. He then moves on to another instrument, repeating the process, again and's utterly incredible to watch, you can see what I mean here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

More puzzle game fun for you....

I seem to have fallen of the radar somewhat, don't I? Sorry about that. Anyway, been rather busy of late, and must also sadly report that my resolution to grow my hair failed miserably. I just looked like Catweazle.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

More video fun for you......

The best Viral Videos of 2005. (Some ads, some NOF content, lots of stupidity)


What to do?
I don't smoke any more, i'm NOT going anywhere near any sort of temperance...
So I was thinking this morning: how about I don't cut my hair for a while? See how long that lasts. Waddya reckon?
or maybe I should just go to the gym. (NOF-ish)

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Cure for a hangover?

This lady is my cure for today.

Happy New Year!

How was it for you? At the stroke of midnight, I was throwing party poppers to a waiting crowd, then liberally spraying them with champagne (sorry about that)
My tunes of the night:
  1. We Are Scientists - "The Great Escape"
  2. Status Quo "Down Down" (John Peel R.I.P)
  3. Duran Duran "Girls on Film"

It was that sort of a night.............