Friday, 6 July 2007

The good one off the Sugababes

no, not Mutya (altho dont tell her i said that, she'll stab me, probably)

new Siobhan Donaghy song 'ghosts'

a bit kate bush, a lot cocteau twins, all great

Siobhan Donaghy - Ghosts

talkin of Siobhan turns me to Carl Craig - on red hot form this year, he's remixed Siobhan to great effect on 'Don't Give It Up', here's another red hot remix - when that bassline drops in at 3:45 its utterly sublime, not sure on release date for that
Tony Allen - Kilode (Carl Craig remix)

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

'Mrs' Mike Read - I LOVE YOU

these youtube clips have become my favourite thing EVER

apparently they are from a mid 90s documentary series in the UK(I'd love to track the whole documentary down), the women involved has become obsessed with a run-of-the-mill 80s TV personality and radio DJ (Mike Read) and does increasingly strange things to attract his attention/win his love

Tulip Rose Read sings (well, barks actually) the hits

She goes to Classic FM office to let them know she's not a loony (not sure she succeeds there really)

She writes a letter to her beau (pay special attention to the doodles on the back of the envelope) - not 100% sure why she feels the need to do this in the nude but it seems to add to the overall mood of bizareness

She gets a t-shirt made, with a picture of her 'lover' on it and encounters some jealousy towards the super stud that is Mike Read (some people eh?)

Monday, 12 March 2007

Say it aaah-may

hello internet

musically DJs/remixers/groups/rappers often have a time when it is 'their year' - in that everything they touch turns to gold for that amount of time

For me (and many others) house music in 2006 belonged to Kristian and Frank - more commonly known as Ame (out of Germany) - they managed to release just the right amount of material & remixes for appetites to be satisfied without achieving overkill (Switch take note) and their DJ sets were few and far between, therefore heightening the expectation (and acclaim) they received when they did touch down (The Faith Easter party at Turnmills being a highlight).

here's a one hour mix to prove the point;

Ame - radio mix from 2006 - (not sure of exact date, sorry)

p.s i reckon indie/rock/pop in 06 belonged to Amy Winehouse (07 is already shaping up to be Arcade Fire's year) - in house music? i reckon it could be Martin Buttrich

Thursday, 8 March 2007

my sophomore effort

Day two and post two - can i keep this pace up? (unlikely)

will try and post regulary, and i'll try and keep the stuff varied (will add some tv clips as well and when i find 'em)

here's some some old and not so old stuff

One of the Mode's finer moments - heard a few minimal/techno DJs play this in their sets and it seems to work really well
Depeche Mode - Condemnation
(wallowing in Dave Gahan's self-loathing is essential whilst listening)

superior (noddle-free) deep house from a couple of years ago
AN2 – Midnight radio

One to melt the heart
Dorothy Moore – Misty Blue

Heard this for the first time in ages on en episode of Entourage - it reminded me how good it was, so here it is for you
Camp Lo – Luchini (This Is It)

and something to make you smile - check out kevin's dad from the 'Wonder Years' being evil

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

In the beginning there was Jack...

...well me (Paul) actually

what have i got to add to this thing called 'the internet'?
what have i got to say?

the answer's a combination of "not much" and "not sure yet"

so here's some music as way of compensation;

one of my favourite cover versions ever...
The Vines - Miss Jackson

one of my favourite DJ mix tapes ever ("This one goes out to the girls from Halesowen")

Sasha & Laurent Garnier - live at the Eclipse, Coventry, UK, 1991

something to bounce along to in your jeep/hummer/bmx (delete as applicable)
Snoop D O Double Gizzle - Gin 'N' Juice

LOADS more to come when i cant think of stuff to say, rather than just posting for the sake of it (that's never stopped most blogs i hear you say...)

more rants/posts about TV/music when the mood takes me...