Friday, August 15, 2008
I am leaving blogger
ALl future blogs will be available at
I will leave this up at the old blog for a while
thank you and good night
Saturday, August 09, 2008
These are most of the albums I have been listening to since i last blogged about music
1 Giant Leap 1 Giant Leap
Aimee Mann - Smilers
Alphabeat - This Is Alphabeat
Anathallo - Floating World
Architecture In Helsinki - Like It Or Not
Azure Ray - Azure Ray
Bear Vs. Shark - TerrorHawk
Beck - Modern Guilt
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
British Sea Power - Do you Like Rock Music
Candy Chang - Detroit Detroit
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder
Cold War Kids - Loyalty To Loyalty
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
CSS - Donkey
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Doveman - Footloose (covers album)
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Elvis Costello - The Very Best of Elvis Costello
Flight of the Conchords - Flights of The Conchords
Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence & Grace
Guillemots - Red
Jim Schoenfeld - Schony
King Curtis - Live At Filmore West
Kings Of Leon - Crawl
Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
Ladytron - Velocifero
Martha Wainwright - I Know You’re Married
Michael Andrews - Donnie Darko OST
Michael Quint - Michael Quint In Concert
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
The National - Liberation CD
Nirvana - In Utero
Over the Rhine - 2008-04-26 Canal Street Tavern (Bootleg)
Pete rodriguez - I Like It Like That
Peter Bjorn & John - Writer’s Block
Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
R.E.M. - Accelerate
Robert Plant & Alison Kruass - Raisin Sand
Ron Sexsmith - Exit Strategy Of The Soul
Saturday Looks Good To Me - Sound on Sound
She and Him - Volume One
Sigur Rós - með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Sly And The Family Stone - Stand!
Soko - Not Sokute
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Perishing
Sons and Daughters - This Gift
Sun Kil Moon - April
The Black Keys - Attack And Release
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
The Wombats - A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
Toby Mac - Portable Sounds
Tom Waits - Live in Akron (Bootleg)
Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers
Guardian Glastonbury mp3 Album
Tsururadio Best of the Year So Far (mp3 blog various album)
Urban Outfitters - LSTN #1 (Mp3 album)
plus various mp3's from
Beirut, Belle & Sebastian, Belle Stars, Bright Eyes, Chris Starling, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Colin Meloy, Compilations, Daft Punk, Daft Punk vs Bangers & Cash, Damien Jurado, Dean Manning, Fantastic Idea Project, Francis International Airport, Frightened Rabbit, Giorgio Moroder, Hall and Oates, Holidays On Ice, Ida Marie, Jeppe, John Mellencamp, Kermit the Frog, Kuryakin, Lambchop, Lisa Germano, Little Dragon, M.I.A., Matmos, Micah P Hinson And The Red Empire Orchestra, Mikkel Glasser, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Will Smith, Oneida, Parenthetical Girls, Pas_Cal, Jill Sobule, Muse, Portishead, Muse & The Streets, Richard Hawley, Rosie Thomas, Simone White, Team 9 mashups, Tape, Telephathic Boy, The Apples In Stereo, The Dixie Cups, The Dresden Dolls, The Explorers Club, The Social Services, The Ting Tings, The Watson Twins, Tricky, We Are Scientists, Brazilian Girls and Katie Perry who kissed a girl and apparently liked it so much she wrote a song about it!
I should really blog about music more.
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Saturday, August 02, 2008
in the new house i sometimes open the back door and listen to the rain hit the leanto/conservatory roof.
I like the sound of the rain.
somehow the world is right and everyone is equal when it rains.
if it is raining where you are... Listen
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
quote from possibly the funniest radio comedy currently being broadcast.
(Son to father)
"You are such a dinosaur!"
"That's right. I am both Colossal and popular with people of all ages.
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with a Yo-ho-ho
and a Yo-ho-ho
Jolly roger and a cannon gun
Terrors of the ocean everyone...
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so music wise it sounds quite cool
Friday - Micheal Franti & Spearhead, Emmanuel Jal.
Saturday - José González, Seth Lakeman
Sunday - 1Giant Leap, Roll Jordan Roll - with Abram Wilson & The Delta Blues Project,
feat. Kingdom Choir, Matthew Herbert Big Band
Monday - Fightstar.
with indoor gigs from the excellent Iain Archer and Martyn Joseph. And a new venue, Ethel's Tent, which seems to have booked a wide range of world music, it looks fun.
The speakers look good with in particular,
- Brian MacLaren
- Robert Beckford
- David Dark
Other highlights for me will be the Stewart Henderson, Paul Cookson and Ian MacMillan family poetry triple header.
yes him off the radio.
it all seems quite good.
the only thing I am unsure about is fightstar really. charlie from busted's band. the greenbelt website reports that the band split from their last record label after the label asked them to make their last album "more pop". I am not sure asking for a bands new album to be more popular is really that offensive.
anyway perhaps i am missing the point!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
We hit a 10 am showing of the film at the Vue cinema at Hamilton. Quite good fun.
The story is the a group of kung fu masters have to protect the valley from an enemy who is better than they are. The olod kung fu master says he will pick the next "dragon warrior", but instead of picking the masters asembled picks a panda who has never trained in kung fu.
The film is basically the story of how the outsider comes into save the day, or does he??
I hadn't heard anything about the film before hand. I laughed out loud several times and thought the twist was nice. The film does kinda signpost the way the story will delevop and you can guess the way the eding will go. so storywise it's not "memento".
it was fun, enjoyable and good. I would say go see it.
My son who's almost 3(!) has it now as one of his favourite films which is nice.
go see it. it's fun. see the trailer here
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