Looking forward to reading this after work.
I also got a chance to talk to him before his show with Chromatics at Madame Jojo's. I went there hoping to blag a ticket, and he happened to be hanging out at the front door. He was so nice he even got me on the guestlist for their show at Village Underground the next night. He's a helluva fella.
You should start a plug.dj sesh based on independent labels/artists.
And as far as interviews go, this is my favourite one with James Murphy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYCz06bS380&feature=related
It's about time you put that interview up, I've been on the edge of my seat here for ages (safety wink)!
are The Three J's: Jack White, James Murphy, and Johnny Jewel.
Whether they're on indie labels or majors, whether they're mainstream or underground, whether you love them or loathe them, there's no denying that all three of these gentlemen forged their own path and did their own thing. They are living testaments of what the independent spirit can achieve.
in The Bay.
SHE SAID. GOODBYE. TOO MANY TIMES BEFORE.
Maroon 5 were awesome, y u mad tho?
Sounds like an interesting guy, with a lot of ideas. I like that he has put a lot of thought into why he does what he does - the bigger picture of it all - and his wordy answers paint a clear picture of what his trains of thought are.
I'd love to see his studio/working space, and see how he'd feel about recording other artists. I'm seeing him in Manchester on Monday (anyone else?) and, if I get the chance, I might ask how he'd feel about producing someone else.
turns out reading this thing before commenting on it helps, sorry.
When did this start? Why the change? How come a 6/10 song is your single of the week? How many more questions can I ask?
I'm all about that Ice Cream song; the bit in the video with the girl doing the long dance that makes it look like she is pushing herself over and trying to hug herself was my favourite bit. And please don't use the c-word, willy is much more PC.
They really are doing it for themselves.
Videos like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9LCHgpzfxQ make me glad people like Kate Nash are doing what they do. Maybe Porcelain Black is trying to make a similar point, but that song/video is kind of one step forward and 50 steps back. And since the arrival of Gaga it seems everyone is skewing towards this, all trying to out-edge each other. This scene needs a breath of fresh air, and I Believe In Kate Nash.
You go girlfriend..? Am I saying that right?
Me and my fellow beatniks and brohemians (I'm coining it) are clicking our fingers with mad appreciation.
Didn't realize Jenny was sporting fake floaterz. It's been a while since I watched the show tbh so I might have to, err, double check that. For research purposes. Strictly. You understand. On tomorrow at 7, right?
Must admit, I did rather lazily hash that question together. Didn't really apply myself. Next time I will, promise.
Also, your reply, like your review, did deliver on The Megalols. Much obliged m'lady.
Turn on, tune in, drop out.
By the way:
Who would you snog, marry and avoid?
Black and white striped shirt - check
Bongos - check
Now to read this again, the way it needs to be read.
Thom Yorke's "The Thom Yorke Show" starring Thom Yorke as Thom Yorke.
Looks/sounds great though. The less is more approach seems to be working well for these guys.
Looks like my guess might be slightly off.
Wasn't expecting Avi to get slipped in. To be honest if I find myself completely forgetting about an album that came out this year - regardless of how good it is - I think that alone is telling of how much I really liked it (Vampire Weekend anyone?).
In response to your comment on #1 album thread, Avi Buffalo did come out this year, 27th April to be precise.
Guess it's inevitable for some artists and albums to get lost in the fray. I'm kinda proud to be waving the flag for him on my lonesome.
But if you want to subtly slip him in the top ten now, in exchange for Best Coast/Wavves - who I'm guessing are in there, am I right? - then I won't think any less of you.
Maybe just lump Best Coast and Wavves into one, I'm sure no one will notice.
why don't you just marry him?
I on the other hand will hang out with No Age and Cerebral Ballzy, skipping train barriers and yelling incoherently. Because we're the cool kids, and that's what we do.
PS, I've never seen Enter Shikari summed up so well.
PPS, I know Dels means well, and I want to like him, I really do, but it's just not working out. It's not him, it's me.
PPPS, has James Blake's single really only just come out? Why do people still release their videos aeons before the actual thing comes out? Not that I care, it's not like I actually buy singles anyway. I'm far too cool.
Also much love to Avi Buffalo, Beach House and Crystal Castles. If none of these are anyone's out and out favourite - which I can accept, I'm gracious like that - I hope to see them make an appearance in the big 50.
Cause if they don't...
I'm just surprised is all. Heck, if anything I'm all for the divisiveness. Like finding out Pitchfork don't like Everything Everything. Or that the rest of my flat think eggs with BBQ sauce is a heinous crime.
Anyway to each their own, different strokes for different folks, one man's trash...etc. etc.
No Age were all I'd hoped they would be. I was right at the front in the pit and everyone around seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. Had no idea the crowd thinned out during the set, though if you weren't really into it from the off then I can see why your opinion wouldn't change as the set went on.
Dutch Uncles are very very friendly men, whose music used to rankle me but has since grown on me. When I first saw them I very much went through the motions of "well my friend likes them, maybe I need to listen harder to get it" that you described at No Age. The singers' dance moves are still pretty...interesting though.
Wish I'd stayed for the whole 3 days, a Wednesday day ticket was fun but I don't think I did the event justice.
What they said.
Not a bad batch this week, but no out and out Humdingers like last week (Beck and Charles Douglas, still hitting repeat for those).
Not a big fan of re-releases, but Constellations is still a tasty treat, and I am one of the "some" that doesn't love the type of dance showcased by Drums Not Dead. But hey, they've all got a week to grow on me, after that it's to the guillotine with them.
P.S. You're not one of those that have gone off Darwin because he's "so last year", are you? Else I might be tempted to called you the H-word.
P.P.S. I am readily available if you ever want to make Vicky Edwards jealous.