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I'm going to go to this gig, anyone want to come with me? It's £17.50 and should be brilliant, according to several people who saw him on Saturday.

This nice interview at the Cambridge News should give you a bit more info if you're not sure.

lnr: (dark side of the moon)

I cheated last year and did my gig retrospective for 2006 as I went along. 28 gigs, 1 festival, 2 Whitby Gothic Weekends and a college ball added up to 108 different bands. I think the Dears gig at the ICA might just pip the post to being the best.

Here after some archaelogy of that page, ripped tracks, Amazon orders and my memory is the music I bought or was given last year, though I can't pick a favourite yet:

Date order )

alphabetically )

Total: 87 albums, 7 singles, 2 EPs.

lnr: (alice band)

As usual I set out with a notebook and started writing the festival up as I went. By halfway through writing up Saturday (on Sunday morning) I gave up. But still, I have the timetable for reference, so I'm sure I can remember enough.

Thursday )

Friday )

Saturday )

Sunday )

Monday )

Half of me wishes I'd stayed that bit longer to see the others off properly, but never mind, there's always next year. I've got two tickets bought already, for me and for Mike if he feels like it once they know the lineup. And now I'm just getting over the cold that apparently most of our bit of camp came down with, and looking forward to the next festival more than ever. This was a good one.

lnr: (dark side of the moon)

Gig on Monday already reviewed, I've got another tonight and on Friday, plus apparently my new mp3 player has arrived at home. It's almost enough to make me wish I wasn't going out tonight so I could go home and play with it.

Quick plug while on the subject [livejournal.com profile] covertmusic has an EP out which is available to download from http://www.hiddenmusic.co.uk/releases/unseenrulers/ - I definitely recommend a listen. Hopefully there'll be more music to follow over the next few months from both Covert and the other people on hidden music.

lnr: (sax)

The BBC have talked to 100s of critics and DJs and asked them what their favourite new music is, and put together a list of who they think will be the sound of this year. They've written a bit about each of them, and included a link to a full track by each artist. See the BBC article for more details. Anyway I thought I'd have a listen and tell you what I think about each of them.

Read more... )

Overall if this is the best they can come up with for this year it's not going to be all that exciting. But I suspect they're wrong.

lnr: (dark side of the moon)

50 quid on a portable telly for my room, since I have a DVD player up there. And 43 quid on 7 CDs from amazon:

1 "Wake Up" 
The Boo Radleys; Audio CD; £5.97 
1 "7 Easy Pieces EP" 
Detroit Cobras; Audio CD; £4.99 
1 "Loft Music" 
Thea Gilmore; Audio CD; £5.99 
1 "Around the Sun" 
R.E.M.; Audio CD; £1.96 
1 "Alligator"  
The National; Audio CD; £7.97 
1 "The Back Room" 
Editors; Audio CD; £6.97 
1 "With Love and Squalor" 
We Are Scientists; Audio CD; £8.99 

lnr: (dark side of the moon)

The jukebox just played the following two tracks:

  • The Futureheads - Robot
  • Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass

So I decided it was time for a 6musicish set. At first I just picked whoever I thought of, then went through the alphabet looking for things, this is what we've got:

  • Hot Hot Heat - You Owe Me An I O U
  • The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So
  • Razorlight - Don't Go Back To Dalston
  • Rilo Kiley - Does He Love You?
  • Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
  • Auf der Maur - I'll Be Anything You Want
  • The Avalanches - Electricity
  • The Bees - Chicken Payback
  • British Sea Power - Please Stand Up
  • Delays - Hey Girl
  • Elbow - Grace Under Pressure
  • Engineers - New Horizons
  • Franz Ferdinand - The Dark Of The Matinée
  • The Futureheads - First Day
  • Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
  • Idlewild - Safe And Sound
  • Jeff Buckley - Lover, you should,ve come over
  • Kaiser Chiefs - Caroline, Yes
  • Kings Of Leon - Milk
  • LCD Soundsystem - daft punk is playing at my house
  • Neil Finn - Don't dream it's over (live at The Palace Theatre)
  • Pixies - Caribou
  • PJ Harvey - This Is Love
  • Pulp - Lipgloss
  • Supergrass - Jesus Came From Outta Space
  • The Tears - Imperfection
  • The Von Bondies - Pawn Shoppe Heart
  • Wedding Present - Brassneck

Of course someone who was actually any good at DJing would be more discriminating and pick things that actually went together better, or at least put them in a better order. I've no idea how you learn these things :-) Most of the tracks are from recent purchases of mine, some older, one or two are rjk's and a few are from the HMV playlist CD from February 2005.

In other news yesterday I slept most of the day, locked myself out for an hour and a half in the rain with no shoes in the afternoon, went to a party at GR in the evening which was mostly pleasant and had good beer, came home late and stayed up later geeking, got much better at both loopy and crochet, made djsd a CD of porn, cooked dinner for tonight, and generally faffed. A pleasantly quiet weekend for the most part.

lnr: (armadillo!)

Fivemack listed all the songs in his collection with "Everybody" in the title. This struck Mobbsy's curiosity so he did a list of the top 50 song title words in his collection, which Peter also did later. Both found that after the "the, a, of, you, me" etc. words the most common word real noun was "Love". It does seem to be quite terrifyingly common y'know.

Songs with "Everybody" in the title total = 4 )

Songs with "Love" in the title total = 158 )


Aug. 5th, 2005 05:13 pm
lnr: (celtic)
Wishlist: 366 items. And it's not that long since last time I went through and deleted some.
lnr: (three)


  • Compact Snap: Remastered - Jam
  • Disintegration - Cure
  • Dummy - Portishead
  • Best Of: Jump Back - Rolling Stones
  • Lest We Forget: Best Of: 2cd: Includes Dvd: Special Edition - Marilyn Manson
  • Recovering The Satellites - Counting Crows


  • Metallica - Metallica

50 quid in total, not too awful. Amazon order has shipped too :-)


Jul. 3rd, 2005 01:21 pm
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So I went through the Glasto reviews, and made myself a shopping list. Then I looked at the price and took some of them back out of the basket. Another time.

So what did I buy? )

All on 24 hour dispatch so hopefully will be here soon!

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