Monday, October 29, 2007

When You Look This Good, You Sound Great.

I've been posting old songs lately, so this had to come around eventually.

Brinsley Schwarz were a 1970s English pub rock band (according to Wikipedia) who were supposed to be the next The Band until they blew their big shot in New York City, or something like that. Sad really.

Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol
A big thanks to (former?) contributor Fionn for introducing me to this.

Monday, October 22, 2007

L is for Lets, O is for Often, V is for Vex and E is for Everyone

Love have been played a lot recently in our gaff, and I'll be honest, I really, unashamedly like this tune...

That's really all there is to say on this one.

Alone Again Or - Love

Friday, October 19, 2007

Need Specials Children?

Yes I know, that is the worst headline ever.

Anyway, we were talking about the Specials very briefly the other night which loosely justifies the posting of this languid classic, a tune that ably illustrates the hit side of their rather hit-and-miss nature.
(I'll just leave the other half.)

The Specials - It Doesn't Make It Alright

It's nice to post nice songs.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It Just Is

Soul kids, lost classics and some Otis.

The Quantrells - Can't Let You Break My Heart

Pieces of Peace - I Still Care

Otis Redding - Security

I hate megaupload too.

I love you THIS much ...

I was as surprised as anyone when Rob Da Bank became Radio 1's equivalent of a John Peel replacement, but he's sponsored some fairly good Peel Session type recordings, and one in particular was TV on the Radio, who did hits like Tonight and Wolf Like Me. Wolf Like Me benefited the most from a live band makeover, being a rock type song to begin with.

His Rob Da Bank & Friends show is starting again on the 15th of October on Radio 1, so keep your ears peeled, there's bound to be a gem or two unearthed during the course of the series.

As for TVOTR news ... there is none. Not a single, solitary bit of new news.

Anyway, have Wolf Like Me - TV On The Radio ... it's raucous.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Sunset Rubdown, the name is in the pictures, no?

I've had this tune playing in my head for a while, it's from Sunset Rubdown's latest effort, Random Spirit Lover.

Anyway, background to Sunset Rubdown is that they're yet another vehicle for prolific indie rock auteur Spencer Krug (see Wolf Parade among others) and they trade in the same sort of hyperactive, slightly chaotic and charming tunes that he usually purveys and that I routinely twat myself over ...

The Mending of the Gown - Sunset Rubdown ... it's a tune. (I included the link to the band's home page, but it's probably no use to you or anyone you know unless they're based in North America, since they don't seem to be planning any European tours, but anyway, it's got some nice photos and things of that nature ...)

Pitchfork love these guys.

Must be a coupla months since anyone mentioned Pitchfork round here ...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Internet is Eating Itself

I'm not the first person to say this, and I surely won't be the last, but doesn't it seem like any time people get something with the potential to be amazing and creative, all we end up with is parodies and pratfalls?

Anyway, youtube users being the main offenders right now, I thought that selection would prove a slice of my point.

Soon enough I'll be back on the net when my lappy is fixed (promises made concerning activities to be completed once lappy is fixed - 30 give or take), adding my croaky voice to the choir of eejits offering opinions no-one ever asked for. So we have that to look forward to.

CHOCOLATE RAIN IS NOT THAT FUCKING FUNNY. Though if I'm being honest, I actually really like the 8 bit remix of chocolate rain ... Plus there is one pretty funny ad where this dude has it as his ringtone, but I didn't put that up cos I thought it would ruin my point.