Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Things That Used To Turn Me On

Since i'm supposed to be writing one of many many overdue assingments, it seems a perfect time to post about the goings on here in Galwayland.

Andrew Weatherall is playing here on Saturday in the Vic, a shitty little nightclub that usually contains just us and a handful of knackers, but hopefully it'll be jammers this weekend. I have a sneaking suspicion that i've seen him during some wasted festival weekend, but it's all a bit hazy. Looking forward to this though. One band that shan't be playing here however, is LCD Soundsystem, who've just announced a 17 date tour of the U.K. and Europe which doesn't include any dates in Ireland.

I bought the first Hot Chip album last week, alongside Arab Strap's farewell record, 'Ten Years of Tears', and, unsurprisingly, they're both excellent. I also finally got "my" four-track working so hopefully that will lead to more wasted study time and perhaps even some musical output of our own. I also downloaded Joanna Newsom's disapointing, if somewhat unhinged second album. Her debut ,'Milk Eyed Mender' may well contain my favourite set of lyrics but the production ruins it's follow up. The song below closes her debut and, gay as it sounds, is one of my all time favourites.

Hot Chip - Sexual Healing

Joanna Newsom - Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie

Arab Strap - Kate Moss (live)


Aidan, mostly said...

these are all z shre files,

magooo said...

i prefer Ys to be honest

Oddy Knocky said...

well i notice norwich once again on the LCD tour list. either that or london. either way im there. LCD soundsystem were fuckin fantastic at electric picnic last year. probably one of the best live bands ive ever seen.

theyre also playin in barcelona in Razzamatazz. i know we keep goin on about this place but it really was tip top and that was just a normal night. cheap flights and 15quid hostels - coupled with bottles of whiskey for 3:80 in champion supermarket make for not too dear a trip.

dkln said...
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dkln said...

fionn, go to the Bristol one, I already posted an open invitation on PCF for it. its about £25 return from Belfast, dunno bout Dublin, probly cheaper on Ryanair.

i think Milk Eyed Mender is far better than Ys, I'm finding it difficult to get into it, probly just cause it lacks much structure (at first glance anyway). But, I think Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie is one of the best songs of the past few years...?

Aidan, mostly said...

It sure is Deklin, maybe Ys will come good though. Bits of 'Emily' or, to a lesser extent, 'Sawdust and Diamonds' are amazing but the (3) others, i'm not so sure about.

Truth be told, Barca and England would cost around the same, but either one would be well worth it. We'd feel like tits if they wound up playing the festivals though!