Wednesday, 25 June 2008


The reason I haven't 'updated' for quite a bit is EXAMS but they are all over now, hurraaah! Now I can waste time without feeling too guilty that I'm not doing any work.

Calico Horse - Idioteque
I'm going to see Radiohead play today in Victoria Park, hurrah! However, the weather is not looking too good, and I don't actually know when it starts.
This first song is a cover of a Radiohead one. This represents one side of my music taste in that it is a cover version in a style you never thought you'd hear the original in. It is a bit like a weird lullaby ... Although it would be a bit weird to sing this to a child.

Castanets - You Are The Blood
Because I read quite a lot and at the same time listen to playlists on repeat, certain songs seem to become associated with books and sometimes particular parts of books. They can take on the atmosphere of the writing or even add to it. This happened with this song and I like it even more now as it's taken on deeper meanings in some way. It also fits in with the Calico Horse song as they're both a bit creepy.

Thursday, 12 June 2008


SILTBREEZE is my chosen topic today. Siltbreeze is a Philidelphia-based independant record label which has signed many a "kick-ass" band such as Sebadoh, Guided by Voices, Times New Viking, Harry Pussy, Teenage Panzerkorps etc etc.

I guess you'd say Siltbreeze have a pretty strong DIY punk focus with most of their bands, I don't know, maybe I should've done some more research but really I just want to share some mp3s that I am enjoying right now.

The first is by Pink Reason, a band I found a little while back. It's funny, every Pink Reason song that I've heard sounds completely different to the last, probably partly because their music is pretty hard to find, at least on soulseek.
Pink Reason - Borrowed Time
This next one is by Eat Skull, who sound like they could be some horribly scary death metal band...but aren't.
Eat Skull - Survivable Spaces
And finally, The Yips or Yips, I'm not sure whether they include the 'The' or not but I do.
The Yips - Muhammad Ali

Tuesday, 10 June 2008


I'M REALLY HOT. I can't be bothered to write about these, Ella says it all really.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


By David Shrigley.
As well as bands that dress up in funny costumes, I am a sucker for songs with strange lyrics. You probably wouldn't want to meet the narrators of either I Wanna Bite Ya or Fake Yer Death, because they can't seem to pronounce pronouns correctly and seem to be strangely concerned with biting, nibbling, the effects of biting and nibbling, and details on how you can fake your death.
I like the way I Wanna Bite Ya builds up, first seemingly concerned with how you would react, and then just coming out with their full intentions (they want to bite you). Fake Yer Death is a bit creepy, although it is handy if you were planning such a scheme as it's quite informative.

Planningtorock - I Wanna Bite Ya
Orion Rigel Dommisse - Fake Yer Death

PS: I love this:
Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook