Monday, November 27, 2006

Another weekend gone....

And i'm now a DESK SLAVE! (eeeeep) well, at least for the next couple of weeks whilst I do the coding for the new streams on this upcoming xfm project (more about that soon) It's an odd felling being at a desk with a phone and a computer, with people all around me....the studio is, by comparison, such a solitary place...
The weekend also saw me DJing in Islington (i'm back there this Friday) and power-napping every chance I could get. Hurrah for noise-cancelling headphones.
Here's the mailout from Sunday:

Sunday! Hurrah! Rest, relaxation, roast dinner (mmmmmm, roast potatoes) and....downloads!
Where shall we start? with some Cat Power covers, I think......
http://itcameoutmagical.blogspot.com/2006/11/through-smiling-eyes-and-shining-faces.html
And this lot of tunes is PERFECT for a Sunday....some conscious dub brilliance from Linton Kwesi Johnson, Britain's first "Dub Poet".
http://djdurutti.blogspot.com/2006/11/brain-smashing-dub-some-linton-kwesi.html
Rbally is one of the finest mp3 blogs out there, with content as good as this R.E.M gig from the "Green" tour, it's not difficult to see why......
http://www.rbally.net/2006/11/rem-its-end-of-world-bootleg.html
How about some Faith No More? It was "We Care A Lot" that sold it for me on this post......
http://totallyfearless.com/rfblog/?p=39
Old School hip-hop has found quite a home on the blogosphere, which is nice to see :)))))
Here's some BDK and Eric B....
http://www.papercoversrock.net/wordpress/archives/121
for anyone reading my blog or checking out my Last.fm profile, you'll know that I'm currently OBSESSED with Brakes: the new album is just incredible and is never off the ipod, it's been the soundtrack to the end of my year. But here's a track off their first album "Give Blood" .......
http://www.theclerisy.com/afor/index.php/2006/11/24/covers/
How good is that Tom Waits collection that's just come out? ("Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards")
If there's anyone out there that doesn't know Tom Waits:
1) Shame On You.
2) Learn.
http://www.sequenza21.com/2006/11/mp3-blog-44-short-songs-and-ballads.html
OK, a change of pace and style; some quality mash-up action from (IMHO) the best in the business, Go Home productions......
http://somevelvetblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/monster-mashups-of-day-from-go-home.html
OK, hands up who's got a hangover? For all of you....some boozy boogie brilliance from Amos Milburn:
http://reverendfrost.blogspot.com/2006/11/amos-milburn.html
GREAT post with a total overview of Richard Ashcroft's career, from The Verve, through UNKLE, to solo stuff.......
http://speedofdark-web.blogspot.com/2006/11/verve-and-richard-ashcroft.html
Nice mixed bag of oddities, with Radiohead, TV on the Radio and some dubstep from Burial: http://foeweel.com/2006/11/two-zero-zero-6-memories-of-strings-in.html
AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!! Run for the hills! Covers of "last Christmas" (what were Jimmy Eat World thinking?)
http://www.idolator.com/tunes/coversong-showcase-showdown/the-coversong-showcase-showdown-wrapping-up-last-christmas-216921.php
*shudders*
Anyway, to finish, let's go from the ridiculous to the sublime. Neiles life is another one of those blogs which has gone from strength to strength in 2006, this round-up of the albums of the year will generate some SERIOUS traffic...
Bees, Sunshine Underground, Pearl Jam, guillemots, Battle, Magic Numbers, Hard-Fi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.....
GET IN :))))))))))))))))
http://neileslife.blogspot.com/2006/11/top-albums-of-2006-50-26.html
And one more before I go? OK, it's not a download, it's just a video, but it gives conclusive evidence that the punk wars were all in vain.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual%26videoid=1349941586
Oh. My. God. :((((((((((((
Howzat then? I'll archive the links on Westway (as always from now on) and you can always reach me there or via myspazzzzzzz
Hold it down,
love,
iain
x

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