Friday, 25 July 2008
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Cocaine isnt usually my favourite song topic, but when its written by Nick Cave and you have Jarvis and Jason Donovan in the video, its pretty much genius..
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Went up to this small festival in Kent for the day on sunday 'cos what else is there to do on a sunday? It ended up being a pretty messy sunday but i wont go into that. Unfortunately, they'd left the worst day of music until the last day, so i spent a lot of time drinking Pimms and listening to minimal house (urgh). First up we saw THE MALE LILY ALLEN aka Natty, who was alright in a radio 1 reggae-lite summery kind of way. Next on were Shortwave Set who i thought were pretty good, even though they played their 3 best tunes first. Harmonia was brilliant live, as was No Social. After then, the minimal house took over for a while until Terry Hall's Dj set which was as can be expected really, half an hour of classic reggae and dub tunes, then half an hour of "classics" like Talking Heads, Blondie and Human League. I wish my job was just to play records...We watched some weird psychedelic bands for a while then went to see Underground Heroes who i really enjoyed, but that might've had something to do with the chemicals in my bloodstream as they're not actually very good at all. They sound like a slightly ska-tinged Libertines/The View and to be fair, put a lot of energy into the gig and i wouldnt bet against them doing alright for themselves. Their cover of "Message in a Bottle" was pretty dope as well. After that i wasted hours of my life in the "cinema tent" talking shit to people who didnt care. SUH-WEET. i fuckin love summer...
Underground Heroes - Skinny Twins
Shortwave Set - No Social