Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kooks last night...

Great gig, nice guys...and an audience full of friends. Maximum thanks to Luke and John at Marmalade for hooking me up with a new deck, it's totally sweet, nice concave, 9" wide (so it's got that crucial old-school flavour I crave) about 32" long, squared-off tail.....nice one! I'll be loading it up over the next couple of weeks, pics as soon as I do.
Been listening to this lot almost constantly over the last few days...check the video for "Fraud in the 80's" GENIUS.
Oh, here's some childishness :)
And someone who is obviously menkle. (Help! what if it is TRUE?)
Right, off to work.......

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Self portrait in the back of the giant rear-view mirror of the new pickup.... Posted by Picasa

It's a blessing and a curse....here's the pile of CD's in my "got to listen to" section....if you look carefully you can see: The Fratellis, Levy, Stephen Stills ("Manassas"), Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade....and bizzarely, a signed Simply Red CD (eeeeeeep) Posted by Picasa

And my ears have been glued to....

The Rheostatics. Like a more quirky Smog, they're a strange mix of the reflective, psychedelic pop genius of Brian Wilson and the more febrile imaginative pastures of alt-rock. I had the album "Whale Music" on my walkman when I toured Canada back in 1992 as part of the "Peverse" world tour, it's been a welcome rediscovery.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Bloody hell, it's now SNOWING :(

Listening to Wim this morning, always a good idea when the weather is that crisp and cold: "No Plans No Projects" from "Educes Me", which is one of the most cathartic records I own-listening to it at high volume feels like you're being purged of your sins.
Also have spent a couple of days plugged in to "Krisp Biscuit" by The Rufige Kru. It's a real cut-up tune, bit's of everything thrown into the mix, including the riff from "Club Class" by Newton, which was the forgotten release from the Rhythm Section's label (maybe more about that another day) Anyway, it's got a chunk of "The Finest" by the SOS Band in there, no doubt influenced by the Illegal mix of Foul Play's "Finest Illusion" All that remains of the SOS Band on Goldie's re-lick is the "Time flies when you're with me" refrain, but it's utterly haunting, like the ghost of a song, the memory of an embrace, the last breath of life.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

About to leave Brighton and come back to London...

The Seagulls are screeching overhead, the sky is a heavy opalescent white: i'm feeling pensive and slightly sad.
More when i'm at my desk.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Pictorial proof of last weeks boat shenanigans :)

Can be found Here.

Afternoon all..........

This has been making me smile today....
How was your weekend? Mine? Well, lots of cooking (as ever) testing out the stereo in the new pickup (nice'n'loud), playing The Chalets CD, listening also to whacked-out Psychedelia from The Meat Puppets and pure sonic honey in the shape of Sonny Rollins live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. ("To A Wild Rose")
It's cold, and winter is still clinging on by the tips of its frozen fingers. I want spring, and I want it NOW.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

This is just WONDERFUL...

London, at night.



It's on my myspace page....

But, if you haven't heard it yet, do yourself a favour and check out "Nan, You're a Window Shopper" by Lily, best thing i've heard in ages.
Delays at the SBE were incredibly good, especially the bit where "Valentine" seemed to morph into Duran Duran (eep!) at the end...
Was such a good Tuesday night, that most of Wednesday was spent in quiet reflection.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Ivor Cutler, apparently. 'Tis a sad day.
And a wet one, actually. Maybe spring is on the way, finally.
So, how was your weekend? Mine was hectic, but fun. Fitted a nice big stereo into the new pickup and spent ALL of Sunday cooking :)
Did some boot sale "digging in the crates" on Sunday as well, picked up "Definition of a Track" on New York Underground for 50p, which is a bargain...a copy of "Salsa House" as well....
And today is all about updating itunes...in go The Lover Speaks, The Wonderstuff, Thomas Dolby and Iko.
I'm off to see Delays tonight at SBE, can't wait :)