Sunday, November 26, 2006

Give Me a Polaroid Picture ‘til You Fit in my Pocket

You have a date tonight.

in Dr Pong, at 11 0'clock.

almost tropical dr pong

(there will also be cake.)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I Heard a Sound

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Powers are playing tonight, Friday night in Bastard, you bastards. Plus, it's Jessica(moog player)'s birthday. Plus Kate Boss is going to dj your ass off. DOORS 10.30PM.

don't miss it.

Check out the powers of Powers!

They just got back from TOURING with BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE. YO.

(Field Music cancelled their Sunday show. Needless to say, BOO.)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Alot of Things. Yay!

Hey, imagine three girls with long hair and blouses playing keyboards and bopping to a drum machine. Theyre singing about lying in the back yard measuring the stars with a ruler and a compass.

Au Revoir Simone, leaving a trail of swooning boys wherever their soft steps wander. They popped into the office yesterday morning, but I wasn't there yet, so I missed out. But I got to type up an interview Annie did. (I'm not saying anything, but guess who used to have a shaved head.)

They played last night in Magnet, as the opening band for Mono. It might seem like an unlikely pairing, but let me tell you all those long-haired noise-rock boys were totally under the spell of their dreamy pop lullabies. We were all waving from side to side, sighing longingly at the end of every song. They kept reminding me of someone, but i couldn't put my finger on it 'til my friend said "Postal Service". They also reminded me of the Lisbon sisters, though in a more well adjusted, less fatalistic kind of way. My favourite song from the night was the last one, a cover of Rod Stewarts "Young Turks"...(Why did he call it that? Why isn't this cover all over the INTERSPHEREOFLOVE yet? Listen to the original here! Oh, Rod Stewie.)

i'm sorry. these are the best lyrics EVER:
"Paradise was closed so they headed for the coast in a blissful manner.
They took a tworoom apartment that was jumping evry night of the week.
Happiness was found in each others arms as expected, yeah
Billy pierced his ears, drove a pickup like a lunatic, ooh!"

And it really is the best chorus melody ever. Especially the keyboard bits. No wonder they picked this one to cover.

And they have names like Annie and Heather. And surnames like Hart and D'Angelo. And i think i just fell in love with Annie's boyfriend's band though i haven't heard the music yet. This is two of the boys talking about a video for one of their songs: the video for "No Radio." it started off with this real upbeat guitar track, and it just made me want to move my feet, and I was like, 'Oh, how funny would it be if we made this video that was like '80s Jazzercise?' And two months later, I found myself in short shorts, jumpin' around.

I hope that this week you are not going to miss:

Powers . Bastard . Fri 24 November. (also a Kate Boss dj night. There will be dancing.)

Poopsy Club. WestGermany. Also Friday. I just got the newsletter on this one. There
will be a hairdresser called Charlie offering his services and there is "Queer darkroom" for "sexy chillout". I don't know, it's all in German..I think there is a band called Riots Not Diets from Argentina. You can read about one of the djs here. (Scroll down to A.Ona).

Field Music . Mudd Club. Sun 26 November. Playing support to Cold War Kids.

Almost Tropical (That's me.) djing at Dr Pong. Sun 26 Nov. From 11pm.

Field Music have put up some songs from their new album Tones of Town today. Get them while they are hot. Sit Tight and Give It Lose It Take It.

ps i missed Cansei de ser Sexy last night because tickets were TWENTY EUROS.


Saturday, November 18, 2006


CA$H MONEY PARTY LAST NIGHT!!!!!!! It was on in a very Stanley Kubrik type of setting, on the second level of a shopping centre @ Alex. There were rows of square refridgerators behind the bar with LCD displays telling you what was inside. And a live light show going on. The huge windows were actually sliding doors, and they even opened them up! Lots of dancing and people watching going on. I was kind of all danced out from Klaxons, but still didn't leave til way after 4.

ON THE DANCEFLOOR: Whitney "How Will I know", Shannon "Let the Music Play", "Ice Cream" New Young Pony Club, "Over and Over", Hot Chip..."Everything She Wants", George Michael.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Your Name's Not Down You're Not Coming In


In this photo you can see:

One Klaxon, sporting a rather dishy jumper, hairdo and instrument.

Also, just about, is the bicycle helmet of one of the girlz from Robots in Disguise. Yeh i guess the Robots in Disguise girlz were up the front wearing bicycle helmets.

I was supposed to get an interview, photopass, golden ticket to the gig and a slice of cake, but no. It transpired that none of this was going to work out for me. It was really disappointing to not have a chat with them and have to spend money that i don't have at the last minute. I really couldn't afford to get a ticket, my friend Kaffrin was gonna buy me one, and I was reliably informed by two different people that i was on the guestlist. But in the end...well you know the words to the song, innit.

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I couldn't miss the show, and it was bloody worth it to be there. i have the big smile, sore feet, bruises, aching limbs, empty wallet and ringing ears to prove it.

"Magick" is going to do insane things on dancefloors..That wailing guitar and ooh-wee-ee-oooh-wee-ooh in the background and the chanting and the glitter on the snow...It seemed like the people who had been going fucking mental to "Atlantis to Interzone" didn't really know this one too well. Yet? but i did!..thanks to bigstereo. "Not Over Yet" is still my favourite. On the new album?!?!?!?!?!?! Hope so.

OH MY GOSH look what i just found, "Not Over Yet" Mp3.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I Just Like Your Brain

Go to this:

Then go to this:





Then enter this video competition City Slang are runnin' at the moment.

Ok? Thanks.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Grizzly Bear + Powers show at Lido 13 November, cancelled

There are some evil scum walking the earth. You know the kind who steal honest, hardworking people's vans full of expensive gear and valueable personal belongings. Such is the fate of Grizzly Bear, who have had to cancel the last 12 dates of their tour, thanks to some nasty motherfucker who stole their van in Brussels last night. They already felt unsure about continueing because Daniel's father is ill. I am sure they felt the pressure from all the people who were depending on them to show up and be professional. But also the need to return home, for Daniel to be with his family at a time like this. My heart goes out to the band, I'm really sad we won't get to see them in Berlin. But hopefully things will work out. They will get their stuff back and Daniel's father will get well again.

If anyone has ANY information regarding their van that was stolen, they should contact the band at their myspace page.

PS - who the eff is this lil' kid?

Monday, November 06, 2006



Hello. Coming at you from my fancy office chair in the City Slang / Cooperative Music office. Yes! I am the new slave. It is great to be in this fancy office chair, let me tell you. The office is pretty quiet at the moment – the aftermath of CMJ = several empty fancy office chairs. We are listening to the new CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH album. It has “Satan Said Dance” on it!

So. I haven’t updated my weblog in a couple of weeks, but..i have been working behind the scenes you see. On a podcast thing. It was very fun to do this…and slightly horrifying to hear what I sound like. Wiiiiiierd. I’ll leave that one as my practise effort and will get to work on another which, if I don’t sound like an alien hiding under a duvet, I shall post up for you to listen to. Watch this space.

JUNIOR BOYS, Friday night in White Trash..It's just an unsuitable venue sometimes. There seemed to be way too many rude people there who didn’t really know what was going on. So it was a real battle of emotions., being swept away completely by the music to another place, a happy place, while simultaneously fighting the urge to deck the complete tossers who kept pushing and shoving.. Live, J B's heartwrenching disco pop was like a dreamworld of George Michael and Prince slow-dancing, with Frank Sinatra sulking under neon lights. They are so great. It's like a soundtrack to some lost and great '80s movie. They seemed a bit tired, apparently have been braving the tour on a freezing cold tour bus.

It was pretty sad that PLANNINGTOROCK was unable to continue on to America with THE KNIFE. Doctor's orders to cease and desist after inspecting her strained vocal chords means absolutely no singing for the next few weeks. PTR's performance is really vocals heavy, and after playing such a steady stream of shows on three seperate tours for the past few months, its no wonder she's got to give herself a break. Watch out Australia and Japan, she's coming and she will be fighting fit. Check it.

This is her video for so far unreleased song "The Havers". If you think there is something missing, you are right. This doesn't have the main vocals laid down yet. It has become my number one favourite song from the live show, and it might just be on the second album.

...The breakdown at 2.29 makes explosions in my brain.