Well, this sums it up pretty well… Yes, I was there, having cried off last year on the grounds of not wanting to roll in nostalgia or spend money. And they played Elephant Stone. Also Going Down, Standing Here…so how well do you know the words? It was pretty much a multi-sensory definition of the…Read More Music!
So, I went to the Bowie exhibition. I went midweek on a fairly grim windswept evening, so part of the deal was showing up at “Secretariat Gate” and being ushered into the V&A down miles of corridors, sometimes past a security control room, sometimes past a masterpiece, pushing ahead of the dame. It gave the…Read More culture page post it’s safe to ignore
So I was talking about Iraqi GSM networks. Now, d’you know what they’re dancing to up in Kidal, or at least they were before music was illegal, or before the French shot the piano player? No. But somebody did that as recently as 2011, asking people for tracks they had on their mobiles’ SD cards,…Read More the tape recorder, for special music
Best talk between songs ever: This song is from is my mom’s favourite out of the four records. Because I don’t scream on it. My dad prefers it when I scream but my mom prefers it when I…sing pretty. So this song is my mom’s favourite. It’s called “Damaged from the Start”. (And later in…Read More Dry
I’m so bored of the U….K. But occasionally I go to lunch in UKIP country and people ask me to play music through their monster Samsung staff purchase murderous sound system you drive from a mobile phone. Sadly, although it was all pulled out of spotify, it doesn’t push the playlist back into it, so…Read More not at all Thursday, so a music post
Music! First up, here’s the last edition of Chuck D’s radio show, notable for the surprisingly great Northern Irish rapper Jun Tzu (and also the highly jamiespheric concept that there’s a Russian MC called Moscow Death Brigade). Further, Mike Check by DJ Eleven and Mike Baker (not the sadly deceased one) is great. I listened…Read More Non-Thursday music links
It’s not Thursday. What about a non-Thursday music link? This is great: as is this: ‘Not Another’ @ Cargo – Wednesday 4th July – Summer Vibes Mix by Dj Emily Rawson on MixcloudRead More Music.
This is rather good, even if there is something close to a rick-roll embedded in it: BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Hackney Weekend Mix by Dj Emily Rawson on MixcloudRead More Music
So I did Land of Kings last weekend. First point: this post of JWZ’s, written about Homeless WiFi Fest….sorry, sorry…SXSW, has quite a bit of general validity. The points about not sticking to the schedule, not sticking around if someone is late, and not chasing the party, are all gold dust. I worked this out…Read More Land of Kings report back
It’s not Thursday. It’s Friday!Read More non-Thursday music link