Friday, 23 January 2009

Two Thousand and Eight

So here it is, finally, about a month after I should have done it. I'm not going to write loads. But here we go...

Top Ten Albums

10. Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Flight
9. Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid
8. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
7. She & Him - Volume One
6. Santogold - Santogold
5. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
4. Yo! Majesty - Futuristically Speaking...
3. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Top Ten Gigs

Madonna - Wembley Arena (Only so low as I can only remember 3 songs)
9. Morrissey - Hype Park
8. Smashing Pumpkins - o2 Arena

7. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Roundhouse 12th March
6. Vampire Weekend - Reading Festival

5. Neon Neon - Summercase Festival, Spain July 19th
4. Yo! Majesty - Barfly Camden
3. Radiohead - Victoria Park 25th June
=2. Blondie - Summercase Festival, Spain July 19th
=2. Kings of Leon - Summercase Festival, Spain July 19th
1. TV on the Radio - Shepherds Bush Empire, 19th Nov

There are so many bands that could have made the list.. Glasvegas, Florence and the Machine, Manics, Bjork, Breeders, Verve, QOTSA...

So there you go. If my opinion counts for anything in your life, you have it above.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Everytime You Close Your Eyes

I have decided to write more in my blog, and not just make it musically centered. I'm bored of reading blogs that all mention the word 'drop' 'mix' 'nice' 'blow up' and other 'cool blog' type words. I am not cool and never will be.

So. I'll start with gigs, then move onto other topics.

A few weeks ago I went and saw Yo! Majesty at Camden Barfly. What can I say? They were brilliant. JWL-B kept flashing her tit and the other one with the abs was on top form, giving a shout out to me, a 'fan'. How we LAUGHED. My personal highlights were Louise pulling some small girls hair, the crowd in general, JWL-B's burger nips.

A few days after that was TV on the Radio. I can honestly say I haven't been to a gig where I've enjoyed myself so much and not really known many of the songs. Apparently there were loads of sound problems, but being deaf and wearing ear plugs I heard it all pretty clearly. I don't know why people are labeling them the 'new Radiohead' though, because they're quite clearly not. Setting Sun was so good to hear live.

I went to Bills in Brighton the other day, for dinner. It was the biggest letdown of my entire life, second to the time Louise and I made all our exhausted friends stay up to watch If These Walls Could Talk 2 and it had been replaced with the golf. Don't go there for anything other that lunch. The food was terrible and it had all the atmosphere of a hospice canteen, complete with cement floor for easy vom wiping up.

Also, I am adoring my new Girls Aloud 'Dreams That Glitter - Our Story' book, plus Sex on Wheels, a collection of 70's porn shots by Eric Wilkins that all feature ugly birds lolling about on cars with their tits out (see above). Both brought for me for my 22nd by very good friends. They know me so well.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Hear Me Hailing From Inside and Realise


My so called blog is BACK. Well for a short time whilst I procrastinate from writing scripts.

I can't even remember the last post. So I'll just start from the beginning.

I managed to NOT get tickets for Built to Spill for some reason or other I had it in my head it 'wouldn't be very good'. Now reading reviews of it and it already appearing on peoples lists of one of the best gigs ever, I am really regretting not going.

So I decided to cheer myself up by spending far too much money for a TV on the Radio ticket. I've liked them since their first LP, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, then kinda forgot about them until now.

Staring at the Sun - TV on the Radio

Robots - TV on the Radio

Dirtywhirl - TV on the Radio

Also have got really quite into Au Revoir Simone after deleting their album then getting it again.

Hurricanes - Au Revoir Simone

Aside from that, I went to see Jesus and Mary Chain who were brilliant as usual, supported by British Sea Power who I thought were really good live.

Also went to see Neon Neon/Yo! Majesty. Neon Neon were a bit of a letdown. But then again I don't think seeing any band as the sun sets in Barcelona compared to seeing them at Digital really is any comparison. Yo! Majesty on the other hand I loved (see above picture, courtesy of B Dawg.) So got tickets to see them in London next Monday.

Blame it on the Change - Yo! Majesty

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

The Rain It Never Stops

Oh hello, you look fabulous, how have you been?

Expect a huge update coming very soon... including what exciting things I've been listening to, what exciting things I'm going to and possibly some other tiresome rubbish.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Good For Nothin' Type'a Brother

This remix is so good.

Bills - Destinys Child (TLC Silly Ho Remix)

Plus the new Kings of Leon album is amazing.