I would like to present my current favorite video. old but quite dandy.
I'm finally getting around to listening to Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions, and it's going down pretty smooth, but jesus fuck the MC on Bomb The Bass - "Bug Powder Dust" is painful. Samples:
My name is Justin and that's all that's it
And I'll be spittin' rhymes wicked like it ain't for this shit
Houses of the Holy like Jimmy Page
But the song remains the same so I'm stuck in a rage
Just like Jane when she's going to Spain
I think I'm going away tomorrow, just a fool in the rain
Light up the candles and bless the room
I'm paranoid, snow blind, just a black meat foolI hope William S. Burroughs' spectral remains facefuck your vocal chords to oblivion.Never been a fake and I'm never phony
I got more flavour than the packet in macaroni
For any New Order fans:
Good find, Corinna.
I had the unfortunate experience, during lunch today, of hearing a metal/hard rock/shitty version of "Careless Whisper."
The "BMack went to New Zealand and all I got was this Mix" Mix.
1.The Clean-Tally Ho!
2.The Ruby Suns-Oh Mojave
3.The Chills-Heavenly Pop Hit
4.Fly My Pretties-Bag of Money
5.Straightjacket Fits-Dialling A Prayer
6.The Stones-Something New
7.The Bats-Round and Down
8.Straightjacket Fits-Let It Blow
9.The Kind of Punishment-After The Fact
10.The Chills-Pink Frost
11.Dimmer-Case (album Version)
12.The Clean-Point That Thing Somewhere Else
I bought all these albums in Dunedin, where most of these bands were based. Some great kiwi rock.
Signals, Calls & Marches -> Vs. -> 00's material.
I'm fearful I'm fearful I'm fearful of flying and flying is fearful of me
can we expect a song about swine flu from Mr. Lekman in the near future?
Jens Lekman Contracts Swine Flu
Quarantined at home in Sweden. Jens Lekman Contracts Swine Flu
Jens Lekman has contracted the H1N1 virus, which you might know as "swine flu". The pop auteur, who got the virus while on tour in South America earlier this month, is recovering back home in Sweden right now. (via Inkiostro)
Lekman revealed his illness on his blog. Apparently, he first started feeling sick on the flight home from Chile. That sounds like a hellish experience, but Lekman seems pretty laid back about the whole thing:
"I picked home one last souvenir from South America, it's called the H1N1 virus. Wrongfully known as the Swineflue.
"I was crossing the Atlantic when things started getting really bad, the fever was hallucinogenic and shaking me like a leaf and I grabbed the sleeve of the Air France steward. 'I'm not feeling well, I should see a doctor' I said and the reply came as a brilliant mix of death anxiety and french rudeness: 'Uh, yes... Terminal D... go there maybe... when we land'. After that the stewards and stewardesses took long detours. A ring of empty seats formed around me. Peoples eyes were kind but determined, they read 'Poor you, I really wish you all the best but if you come near me or my kid I will have to stab you with this plastic fork'. I got up and went to the bathroom where I fainted.
Now I'm in quarantine for ten days. I can see the summer through my window and it's just perfect. Summer is always best through a window.
Lekman is still scheduled to play Norway's Træna Festival next month, as well as a pair of shows in Portugal.
Poor old Jens. Although I did chuckle a little at his misfortune.
In other news, I had no idea that the very excellent Charlotte Hatherley was with Bat For Lashes at the minute.
She's a fine act in her own right, and Ash went from just mostly wank to total wank in her absence. Her solo stuff was damnably catchy.
The Wire's 100 Most Important Records Ever Made
I don't know if this has been discussed before, but it's a pretty interesting list. There's a ton of shit on there I haven't heard, but it seems like a really good primer for understanding the fundamental basics of 20th century music.
Just a cursory glance shows that I don't have nearly half of these records, and given the usual problems with top 100 lists, that's an indicator that this list isn't full of shit.
Wow, yeah I've got some listening to do. And the albums that I do have that made the list are all great.
Been listening to Los Campesinos! all day. They leave me feeling exhausted, and a hundred fucking years old.
I am having fun pronouncing this bands name.
I despise Seether and every cookie cutter shit rock band that sounds like them, but when I'm driving through Bakersfield or Vegas and listening to their shitty radio stations I can't help but turn it up when their cover of Careless Whisper comes on. Lame, I know:
Today has been a Cyndi Lauper day.
It's been a while, Cyndi, and I'm sorry.
Kate Russo and Blake Thompson. Kate plays some great violin. They used to play in Tempe but the music scene here wasn't cutting it for them.
Some Here Comes the Sun
Foo Audition - Pretender
I just saw that in September Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson have an album coming out together