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(no subject) [Feb. 3rd, 2007|07:44 pm]
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I don't know if anyone still writes here, or reads this.

I'm taking a course in Popular Music this semester and although most of the stuff we cover is very well-known (it's 'Popular Music' after all), I found it refreshing to listen to some old stuff. Here's the first three cds + tracklistings:


Blind Alfred Reed: "The Wreck Of The Virginian"
Robert Johnson: "Me And The Devil Blues"
Judy Garland: "Over The Rainbow"
The Carter Family: "Keep On The Sunny Side"
Jimmy Rodgers: "Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas)"
Hank Williams: "Lovesick Blues"
Big Mama Thornton: "Hound Dog"
Arthur Crudup: "That's All Right"
Elvis Presley: "That's All Right"
Bill Monroe: "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
Elvis Presley: "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
Elvis Presley: "Blue Moon"
Elvis Presley:"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"


Little Richard: "Tutti Frutti"
Pat Boone: "Tutti Frutti"
Frankie Avalon: "Venus"
The Shirelles: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"
The Righteous Bros: "You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
The Chords: "Sh-Boom"
Booker T and the MGs: "Green Onions"
The Beach Boys: "Surfin' Safari"
Dick Dale: "Misirlou"
Woody Guthrie: "Do Re Mi"
The Kingston Trio: "Tom Dooley"
Bob Dylan: "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol"
Bob Dylan: "Like A Rolling Stone"


Lonnie Donegan: "Rock Island Line"
Lonnie Donegan: "Cumberland Gap"
Muddy Waters: "Hoochie Coochie Man"
The Bluesbreakers: "All Your Love"
The Rolling Stones: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
The Beatles: "Please Please Me"
The Beach Boys: "Good Vibrations"
Jefferson Airplane: "White Rabbit"
The Grateful Dead: "Dark Star (excerpt)"
Jimi Hendrix:: "Purple Haze"
The Beatles: "Tomorrow Never Knows"
The Beatles: "Eleanor Rigby"
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take off your underwear [Dec. 11th, 2006|01:13 pm]
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[Current Location |finchely road, london]
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |LR Rockets- london girls are so hot]


In an attempt to remain productive at life we are attempting to revive this community. It really was only alive for a few posts, but god it was a good idea, and we need it in our lives, hm? This is a note especially to people who live in London and like music, people who live in other places and like music, and really just people who live around someplace and sometimes think they possibly like music. WE WANT YOU. just write something, say something, be something.

We need reviews, rants, bitches, playlists, moans, photo posts, hate mail, erotic literature sent in to the usual address (through a post). Be anonymous or whatevs, just do something fun. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.
//end rant.

all our love,
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what is it worth to me? [Sep. 2nd, 2006|12:39 pm]
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[mood |draineddrained]
[music |whomadewho- space for rent]

I don't like organised music-appreciation, it makes me feel tired and bored and even a bit sad. I don't like it when people buy gig tickets for a band they don't really want to see, just because it's at a certain club night or venue. Of course i'm only saying this because 4/5 of the last bands i've really wanted to see have been sold out to stupid scenester cunts. But that definatly is exactly the point i'm making. fuck the stupid ticket touts, they are all wankers. Whilst i'm at it i would like to note my disappreciation for existances who have a lot of money and buy clothes from topshop vintage. Why? Because i want the money, it would obviously be much better spent on a life which consists solely of drunken philosophical debates, water polo and cocktails. either two or three of those little habits are made up.

I know exactly what point i'm trying to make here, but i fear i am not making it at all very well. mainly i would say it's made worse because i am hungover and tired. I am slowly becoming obsessed with xiu xiu,
they are taking over my brain and suffocating my pineal gland and now i have no soul, or at least thats what Aristotle would say. Not that i have been watching Bill and Ted's excellent adventure.

I am becoming hypnotised, and so is my dog,
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hollywood hills and suburban thrills [Aug. 17th, 2006|12:12 am]
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[mood |draineddrained]
[music |fall out boy]

Wanda Jackson- Honey, don't
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks- crown of thorns
Voxtrot- Heaven
Blood Red Shoes- Don't always say yes
Ryan Adams and Gillian Welch- Helpless (Neil Young cover)
The Acadamy is- Slow Down
Azure Ray- Dragonfly
Our Last Night- I'll be breathing

I made this playlist to put on my myspace, in an attempt to be scathing. Share and share alike, etc.

Enjoy it at your peril, it is full of moist hatred.
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Tired of being sexy! [Aug. 7th, 2006|05:05 pm]
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As you don't have a phone, this is the best I can do, have a good one

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Just hug my lips and say good lies [Aug. 2nd, 2006|08:30 pm]
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[mood |restlessrestless]
[music |lightening bolt- saint jacques]

Tapes n' Tapes

For the cool kids in the know, tapes 'n tapes have been around since 2003/2004. For the rest of the world they're some well good new indie-rock band soaring through the most-listened-to tracks on auddioscrobbler.

They're from Minnesota.
They've played with some good-un's! pour examplé... echo and the bunnyman, spoon, the futureheads, i am the world trade centre and the streets. I think they've played with love is all and ghostface killah as well.... but possibly i am lying.

They're a little bit woo, a little bit whoa, a little "out there" on occassion "I've been a better lover with your mother," [ other times they're bluesy-ish]. In other words they're perfectly mimicing the trend at the moment for "out-there", geek-chic pop which in turn leads to them oozing an approachable, non-pretentious air like their predesecors and obvious key influence- pavement. Is it just me or do american bands do this so perfectly?! To name a few- the blood arm, you say party! we say die, tokyo police club... are just the most precious musical specimens i have ever come across in a live bands.

The re-released edition of their LP "the loon" was recorded in two weeks and is is pretty easy listening... not that i've officially listened to it- Just fifteen illegally downloaded tracks which i hear are on there.

They're cute.

Tapes 'n Tapes - Omaha

Tapes 'n Tapes - Buckle

And also, don't foget to download insistor which is their best song.
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"i don't care that your friends say you're a mess" [Aug. 1st, 2006|02:56 pm]
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Get cape. Wear cape, Fly!- the Chronicles of a Bohemian teenager (Part one)

Tapes n' Tapes- Insistor

Cat Power- Naked If i want to

Pere Ubu- Surfer Girl

Eef Barzelay- I wasn't really drunk

The Apples in Stereo- The Rainbow

Sunny Day real Estate- Every Shining time you arrive
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(no subject) [Jul. 23rd, 2006|02:49 am]
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[mood |crankycranky]
[music |cunt off]

Myspace isn't working. I am actually getting frustrated, am i addicted to myspace? i need my fix; good man, i need it now :!

On a brighter note i have decided i should stop reviewing bands because i actually don't really know what i'm talking about, my opinions count for nothing and the only bands i really like are dashboard confessional and Fall out boy. Can people post things for me to read please? because i find people interesting and i need something to read as i slowly rot away in the decomposing shell that is my nicotine-stained life.

Next week i am going on a double decker party bus, how are you?



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scratchcard glory [Jul. 22nd, 2006|11:40 am]
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just because.
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Two hits and ten pieces of junk [Sep. 21st, 2006|01:37 pm]
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[music |The Shirelles- Will you still love me tomorrow?]

The Pipettes/ 60s girl-pop revival. The effect of post-spicegirls "girl power" pop.

The Pipettes- ABC

The Pipettes- Your Kisses

The Pipettes- I love you

A rejuvination of the 60s/70s girl-pop group sensation/ early motown. For the original Pipettes, download The Shangri-Las, The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Crystals or for kind-of similar stuff, but better, look for Wanda Jackson. Phil Spector was pretty much the founder of the good 60s girl-pop. he also produced Robson and Jerome, The Ramones and worked with the Beatles, plus being an inspiration for shoegazing music, which even the least pretentious of us most probably loves.

They're originally from Brighton. I met a member (they all pretty much look the same to me- all i really see is polka dot dress and good hair) of the Pipettes once in a chicken shop on charing cross road in london at about four in the morning with cyanidetongueand others. We talked about shit clubs and chicken bugers, exact conversations i fail to remember but i remember we'd had a more fun night that she had. good times.

Wanda Jackson- Walk with me
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bands like it when you yell YAR! at them [Jul. 19th, 2006|10:29 am]
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[mood |soresore]


for a supergroup from Seattle (of local bands- "botch", "killsadie", and "sharks keep moving" fame ) the end result of minus the bear is pretty disappointing. You're left with a completly expected fake-romantic set of lyrics combined with the typical guitar sounds of POST-rock bands like cursive, dismemberment plan and death cab for cutie. Lyrics like "me stealing glances as she stole my breath" are horrifically revolting (yes this is coming from a dashboard-confessional fan). There is a part of me that wants to love them but theres also a part of me that wants to pour salt on snails and watch them fry.

What are they anyway? emo? math-rock? post-hardcore?. Either way, don't like this one, especially the new album- Menos El Oso- it's a pile of wank.
However, if you are that way inclined don't fail to download...

let's play guitar in a five-guitar band and hey!wanna throw up? get me naked
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The Rise of Nu-Emo [Jul. 18th, 2006|09:53 pm]
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[music |everytime i die]

'Emo' is pretty much the latest buzzword to enter the nation's vocabulary. as i type this, the journalists at the Daily Mail are probably being briefed on this latest craze to sweep through the nation's youths (following on from blaming marylin manson, eminem, slipknot and whoever the fuck else comes to mind), and how it's to blame for all the 'problems' that we have with the teenagers of britain. Although i'm not about to preach about the origins of the word, i think that this strange phenomenon - the nu-emo, as it were - deserves some consideration.
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"nobody loves you more than they ought to, nobody cares what you think" [Jul. 18th, 2006|06:03 pm]
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[mood |happyhappy]

Snake River Conspiracy-

I'd heard mixed reviews about this one before i'd heard anything by them; mainly bad ones. I hear them, i think a NiN/collide inspired attempt at industrial. "i find it hard to be a very caring person- i know you'd understand"- but with lyrics like that, what self-respecting person can't be drawn to them. Plus, it has to be said, i do have a soft spot in my heart for songs with industrial/poptechno/metal/whatever backdrops as featured in (probably their most impressive songs), "Somebody Hates You" and "You and Your Friends".

They covered The Cure's "Lovesong" AND The Smiths' How soon is now AND they put them all on one album ( Sonic Jihad). Mistake? I think so. But thats probably because i generally hate covers, possibly. Either that or they are just shite. I think the later is most likely. I do however find the tinkly bell part on "How Soon is Now", a little bit cute- but only for about three and a half seconds.

Would it be silly of me to compare them to Evanescence? Do they deserve more credit? Maybe a little bit, but who cares. The female-lyricist was a good move, for the generally male-fronted genre but that doesn't really stop them for being boring.

I'm not posting a song with this one because i can't be bothered, if you really want to listen to them then download it, or check out the first post. "Somebody hates you" is obviously their best song.

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And you do not warrant long good-byes [Jul. 18th, 2006|05:51 pm]
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[mood |happyhappy]

dashboard confessional ;)(Y)

i know, i know, my cool rating automatically slips down a few notches with this one. But! I love them and all their lyrics too. It's just so god-damn addictive when a charmingly good looking man starts his lush vocal-cry using heart-breakingly angsty lyrics through the speakers- "so kiss me hard, cos this will be the last time that i let you". Add song titles along the lines of... "remember to breathe", "hope you're happy", "i'm missing", and "living in your letters" and what you've got is a PR company's dream. Not forgetting the generations of thirteen year old hoody-wearing kids who lap this up like the starving, heartbroken little kittens that they are. It ticks all my boxes for the signature mix of angst and pain which so delightfully defines the emo-generation-american-pop-rock-shite that we know (and love). Sure, we liked them when we were thirteen and first discovered that dad was shagging the lady down the road and mum was secretly doing volunteer work down at the local masseure shop... But theres just something about the young love/lust combination and the honest self-deprecating howls which just make you fall in love with this band. While weezer was away in the late 90's this band; more poineintdly- lead singer chris Carrabba , flew the flag as the "heartthrob for the misunderstood" in keeping emo in the mainstream. Links with Pixie's producer Gil Norton and members of Sunny day real estate leaves the band with a little more credibility? no? well i guess i'll just have to get over that.

Dashboard Confessional- Hope You're Happy

and my personal favourite, Dashboard Confessional- The Best Deceptions

I *heart* dashboard confessional. IDST.
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'COS I HATE OTHER PEOPLE, I'M SICK OF BEING BORED. [Jul. 15th, 2006|03:19 pm]
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[mood |nauseatednauseated]
[music |guess]

Help she can't swim!- "the antithesis of hip-hair-cut, coke-head bands"... 

i realise i'm a bit late with this one, but i've been listening to them a whole lot recently and i really just can't get enough. The sound is probably typical of places like brighton or new york, it must be said- and obviously london, (but what isn't coming from here right now?). The US equivilents being You say party! we say die/ tokyo police club? If you looked hard enough you could find these jangly pop*s; of the least popular kind, in every dingy-indie dive around. And what do they involve? angsty, screamy lyrics and titles like "what would morrissey say"-inspiration is probably gained from some kind of douglas coupland novel, in an attempt to justify their seemingly pop-culture-deprecating angst. This combined with the hateful lyrics torn between being ridiculously pretentious and horrifically self-loathing " she knows all the words to the records shes playing, she mouths them to her boyfriend but hes fucking boring ". There's something about angry grrl lead singers which bring out the old "grrl power" flame i used to light when wearing my combat boots down camden market at ffifteen with kathleen hanna- involved band lyrics scribbled onto my t-shirts. What makes it better is you can't really tell what the fuck shes saying in half the songs, which leaves a nice little air of mystery around. 

lyrics of the day are torn between being... "give me a call sometime, we'll go speed date" "you can't spit in my face, 'cos i know i'm hardcore". Although honestly, i think all the lyrics are pretty genious. 

And for your listening pleasure, if you don't have it already Help! She can't swim!- Drew Barrymoore Movie Marathon
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you would kill for this [Jul. 15th, 2006|01:30 am]
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[mood |busy]
[music |Feist- Secret heart]

dear world, 
Here is my new favourite song (possibly) that i uploaded for you all to have as a welcome present. Even though at the minute it is only me- alison ( thisradioactive) and owen ( cyanidetongue) that are members here... but at the very least- that is enough. (hurry up and get home from europe guys...) 

anyway, hello, and welcome to our world(s). 

Snake River Conspiracy- Somebody Hates You 

More to come when i gain a concentration span.
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