Song Of Past 2 Weeks

13 December 2011

This band is called Here We Go Magic. Nigel is making their next record. It promises to be awesome!!!

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Beach House Stalker

17 July 2011

My favourite band were playing tonight in Istanbul at the same festival as us so Dougie and I and our friend Alper went to see their show which was brilliant and after our show I went and said hello… I felt calmer than a year ago when I met them. They were very sweet. By the way. Thanks to all the Turkish folk for tonight… You were super cool. Man it was hot!


Hard At Work On Brandon Tour

7 July 2011

Bassist Herschel is having pre gig tummy.



Licence To ill

19 January 2011

Been in bed since Friday with what is now confirmed as streptococcal pharyngitis AKA “strep throat” (don’t look it up on wikipedia as the picture is horrible and mine looks nothing like it. I don’t have tonsils.  While convalescing, I followed a link on sarah silverman’s twitter to this

I had heard of this guy sort of in the air but never knew anything about him or his show… I spent today becoming acquainted with this american superhero. Some of the comments were funny. Someone saying they grew up watching Mister Rogers in the mornings before going to school but now as a parent she feels glad that he doesn’t live right next door to him cause of part of his vibe creeps her out. Anyways I watched afew episodes and he is a genius. And the way he talks to kids through the TV set. What every kid craves. Absolute attention and unconditional acceptance. Clay loved it. We all loved it! Anyways we have also been watching a couple of films. First was BASQUIAT a documentary about Jean Michelle Basquiat and his entire rise and fall all caught on film and laced with an interview done in LA at the height of his fame. The other was Exit Through The Gift Store… It was nice to see Space Invader and Shepherd Fairy at work. Banksy’s fingerprints are all over this. Our friend Wendy is in the movie, showing some of her paintings. They are big art collectors. Her husband Peter was one half of Peter and Gordon and the brother of Paul McCartney’s girlfriend, Jane Asher when he was a teenager. Here he is playing a song Paul wrote for them.

He went on to produce among others James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. Annnyways. This morning I drove Clay to kinderladen. Came home and got back into bed. Still feelin’ a little Schlapp.


The La’s

19 September 2010

Andy MacDonald is a name not many will know but as an A+R man he has an ear for a certain type of group. Many of the groups he signed had been passed up on or simply overlooked. His first signing was Billy Bragg, he signed The Housemartins (which would spawn The Beautiful South and a decade later ex member Norman Cook would create Fatboy Slim) In the late 80’s Andy signed The La’s. They would make one album. I think their singer Lee Maver’s is one of the best songwriters Britain every put out. Here they are in 1989 singing Looking Glass. A good example of lyric and chord welded together perfectly. If the guitar chords could be translated into english you would get the lyrics and vice versa. A work of pure non thought. Amazing.


Another Teenage Fanclub Fix

19 September 2010


Speaking Of Zebra

14 September 2010

This just went up on Stereogum

It’s my cover of Zebra by Beach House.

hahaha… the first comment on stereogum is classic. I actually think the album art could have been a bit more prominent


The Boys Next Door

4 September 2010

The Boys Next Door played a storming gig tonight at the annual end of summer party next door. They have added a couple of Strokes songs to their set. They also have a new bassist. Anyways. Watch this space. They’re gonna be huge.


Range Life

28 August 2010

This is how it should be done. If you don’t know Pavement then you must go and buy all their records now.


Justin Bieber Slowed Down 800%

17 August 2010


Vangelis meets Sigur Ros in the Sistine Chapel

J. BIEBZ – U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis