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  • My Monthly Mixtapes from 2010

    Ago 21 2010, 9h16 por muzikizum

    January 2010

    There was so many animal tracks to to choose from that I needed some kind of theme to filter through them all. Eventually, I came up with this...

    http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1631/zoodiaccover.jpg

    According to Chinese legend, the twelve animals quarreled one day as to who was to head the cycle of years. The gods were asked to decide and they held a contest: whoever was to reach the opposite bank of the river would be first, and the rest of the animals would receive their years according to their finish.

    All the twelve animals gathered at the river bank and jumped in. Unknown to the ox, the rat had jumped upon his back. As the ox was about to jump ashore, the rat jumped off the ox's back, and won the race. The pig, who was very lazy, ended up last. That is why the rat is the first year of the animal cycle, the ox second, and the pig last.


    1. Rat Race - The Specials
    2. Tiny Oxen - The Bronzed Chorus
    3. The Tiger - DJ Shadow
  • My favourite 111 songs of 2008

    Jan 1 2009, 19h30 por SonischJong




    The last days of the year... for yours sincerely, it means re-listening to all the music released during the year that I've grown to love. The music which soundtracked my life. And trying desperately to put them in the right order - never entirely possible, but as I've been doing it on a weekly basis ever since my eleventh year on Earth, I'm sort of trained. And every year I curse myself for dedicating so much time on something which is only really relevant to me. A list with an order which is purely subjective means zilch to anyone else, but hey, other people spend days on Christmas dinner preperations and hundreds of euros on fireworks. Things that seem silly in my eyes. So here goes, a couple of charts with music which will take me back to 2008 whenever I look back at them. And I hope some of you will enjoy glancing over them, and perhaps even discover some new music to form the soundtrack of your life in 2009.
    (Shame - although probably just for me - I could not find the time to do my annual Favourite 20 Sleeves…
  • UNKLE, 31/10/07

    Nov 2 2007, 20h52 por flat_one

    Wed 31 Oct – Церемония вручения RAMP 2007

    Хороший концерт. Лучше, чем я ожидал.

    После просмотра записи одного из первых их выступлений, я был очень скептически настроен. Естественно, что все приглашённые гости не могут поехать в тур с UNKLE, поэтому исполнение большинства треков там выглядело как-то неубедительно и разрозненно из-за отсутствия лидера-вокалиста.

    Но к нам Лавелл всё-таки притащил Гевина Кларка (Keys to the Kingdom, Broken) из Clayhill и Джоела Кедбери (Glow, What Are You To Me?) из South, которые, без сомнений, подняли шоу на другой уровень. То есть пустые треки, где играл записанный голос, конечно, были, но их количество свели к минимуму. Где это было уместно, пели также приглашённые музыканты ну и сам Лавелл.

    Он, кстати, был вполне адекватен и весел, с толпой общался нормально и прыгал выше всех точно. Хотя мы-то, конечно, знаем, какой он на самом деле proud fuck, хаха. А ещё он ногти в чёрный покрасил.

    Треклист (на память, наверняка что-то забыл):

  • "This is England" and Clayhill

    Set 2 2007, 3h08 por FeelGudLost

    Watched an amazing British film called "This is England" and the song at the end totally blew me away (as if the film didn't anyway).

    Clayhill - Please, please, please let me get what I want (Originally by The Smiths)

    So if any more Smiths fans come across this page have a listen and see if you agree its a great cover. The song isn't up on Last.FM but its on the film's soundtrack and I found it on "Soulseek".

    Mark

    http://www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk/images/events/this_is_england.jpg
  • Who in my top 50 have I seen live?

    Set 29 2006, 20h06 por kuohu

    An excellent idea for a post, shamelessly stolen from marginwalker222

    Okay here goes...

    1 The Wedding Present - Numerous times.
    2 The Cure - Never, unfortunately. I'd have loved to see them in the Wish era.
    3 Cinerama - Several times
    4 Saint Etienne - Never
    5 Beth Orton - Once
    6 Radiohead - 7 times including Bridlington and Oxford South Park.
    7 The Flaming Lips - Never but will do in Nov.
    8 PJ Harvey - 3 times, twice in the early 90s in Leeds and once more recently supporting Morrissey at the Birmingham NIA.
    9 Clayhill - 2 times
    10 Morrissey - 3 times
    11 Editors - Never
    12 Massive Attack - Never
    13 The Fall - Never
    14 My Bloody Valentine - Never
    15 R.E.M. - 2 times
    16 David Gilmour - Never
    17 I'm from Barcelona - Never
    18 The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - 3 times supporting TWP
    19 The Smiths - Never
    20 Martin Payne Smith - Don't think he has done any live gigs yet.
    21 Gorillaz - Never
    22 Electronic - Never
    22 Pixies - never
  • boring shuffle game

    Ago 16 2006, 7h37 por cydonianknight

    Shuffle songs to come up with answers to this quiz.

    Why are you taking yet another shuffle quiz?
    Song: Aaaa.....
    Artist: Emiliana Torrini
    Comment: I guess that's something I don't want to talk about.

    What's currently in your fridge?
    Song: The Conspiracy
    Artist: Tangerine Dream
    Comment: oh crap. they're on to us!

    Your biggest nightmare?
    Song: Helpless
    Artist: Faith No More
    Comment: actually, yeah. being helpless is pretty scary

    What place would you like to visit?
    Song: One Nerve
    Artist: Clayhill
    Comment: don't really know what to say to this one

    A reason to commit suicide?
    Song: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel
    Comment: Kamikaze maybe?

    Why are we here?
    Song: Punker
    Artist: Indochine
    Comment: yeah, i guess that song's confusing enough to be the answer to everything

    Something you never dared to say to anyone...?
    Song: Lovecats
    Artist: The Cure
    Comment: yeah that'd be pretty embarassing. kittentits.

  • DOUR FESTIVAL | Full Line up !

    Jun 7 2006, 16h36 por dourfestival

    The 18th Dour Festival will be held between July 13th and 16th 2006!

    During the summer, Belgium is host to many festivals. One of the biggest will be held in the village of Dour, close by the French border, on an old coal mine site: La Plaine de La Machine à Feu. Dour Festival is the biggest musical event in the French speaking side of Belgium. It was sold-out for the first time in 2005 with over 128.000 people over 4 days. The team is always on the look-out for new bands and new sounds Dour Festival, is first and foremost an alternative music festival, independent and with the lowest possible ticket price but it is also based on discovering new music and artists, tolerance and the love of a good party! The festival site gathers 6 stages, each with their own sounds and genres. Music starts to resonate on the site from 11am and doesn't stop until 5am the next morning.

    For more info :
    http://www.dourfestival.be

    ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
  • Upcoming gigs!

    Mai 1 2006, 14h33 por kuohu

    Upcoming gigs I'm off to...
    Clayhill - Leicester Firebug, 12 May
    Radiohead - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 15 May
    The Wedding Present - Birmingham Academy, 29 May

    And maybe:
    The Wedding Present - Leeds Metropolitan Uni, 6 June
    The Wedding Present - Nottingham Rescue Rooms, 7 June
  • Beth Orton, Warwick Arts Centre, February 2006

    Abr 29 2006, 21h18 por kuohu

    Warwick Arts Centre is on the campus of the University of Warwick, so it isn't actually in Warwick at all but on the south side of Coventry. That aside, it's a lovely new venue containing a theatre, gallery, and concert hall. Everything is still new and uber-stylish, it's easy to get to by car, and free parking. Beth Orton was confirmed to be playing in the Butterworth Hall in support of her new album 'Comfort Of Strangers', just released.

    The hall, as with the rest of the venue, is new and modern. It looks like it holds about 2000 people, so it still has a small and intimate feel. There is a flat standing area at the front, and then tiered seating stretching up towards the back and sides. There were no crowd barriers infront of the stage, just a line of flowers along the floor and the stage itself was about waist height so you could lean on it.

    The support act were Clayhill, and they were absolutely fantastic. Their playing was incredibly tight…
  • The Album Club 6 January 2006

    Jan 6 2006, 11h10 por cybaea

    The postman brought me my Album Club goodies today:

    * Ballad of the Broken Seas (Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan) by the Scottish chanteuse Isobel Campbell working with Mark Lanegan and with a bonus exclusive album from Isobel titled O Love is Teasin'.

    * Sound Mirrors by Jonathan More and Matt Black a.k.a. Coldcut. This is another ******* Opendisc shiny plate :-P as opposed to a proper Audio CD, but unlike last time I was able to rip it (except for the last, visible, data track).

    * We Are Not The Infadels by the band-that-arose from Balboa, namely The Infadels.

    * Underbelly by Ted Barnes who is new to me but has worked with Beth Orton and in the band Clayhill in the past.

    * Clap Your Hands Say Yeah by quote "a five-piece from Brooklyn who are known to break out both the harp and the harmonica" unquote called Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I'm looking forward to hearing this one.

    Looking good....