For those of you lamenting on having missed the festival (like me), here’s a clip of a knockout performance and thoughts on beards from Fucked Up at this years Fuck Yeah Fest.
Fucked Up get a review from The Guardian for their performance at this years festival and the only complaint is, ‘That the sound system can’t seem to cope with hardcore this, um, hard and gives up halfway through.’ For the full article click here.
The NME has issued a list of ’25 Bands Making America Cool Again’, and while these lists usually inspire head rolling from atleast 10 of the entries, I am really pleased that than our very own Jay Reatard makes the cut at #14 for the full list click here.
Here is a taster of how we are going to celebrate when the Earles and Jensen Soundscans accelerate, this is just the tip of the iceberg wait till they totally take off then our pecks will really be glistening
Our boys have got prank phone calls taking over…
Pranks, from one extreme to another. If anyone can pull it off it’s Jeremy Beadle.
I’ll let Eddie Izzard introduce this follow up article on Stonehenge from The Guardian, who are presently excavating the sight to try and uncover what the sight was built for. (Hopefully not foundation blocks for a car park at a local Tesco’s supermarket mind you.)
For the article click here
Here are some extracts from Jonathan Franzen’s book ‘The Corrections” I dug out from my own copy;‘
Her musical tastes ran to John Prine and Etta James, and so Brian played Prine and James at home and saved his Bartok and Defunkt and Flaming Lips and Mission of Burma for blasting on his boom box at High Temp.‘ p.347
While Denise and Rob Zito were making hardware and lighting decisions at the Generator, Brian joined Schwartz and Ribisi et al. on location at soulful ruins in Nicetown, and swapped CDs with Schwartz from identical zippered CD carrying cases, and ate dinner at Pastis in New York with Schwartz and Greil Marcus or Stephen Malkmus.’ p.406
The mention of Mission of Burma reoccurs, albeit subtly but significantly, in Jonathan Franzen’s ‘The Corrections’. Unfortunately due to copyright issues I could not reference specific passages here. However I hope it will encourage more people to read this fantastic book.
For the full story click here
There are few words that can introduce this clip, I give you Spongmonkey from rathergood.com
I stumbled on this Wesley Willis number off a comp called ‘Songs In The Key Of Z; The Curious Universe Of Outsider Music’ that some friends and I used to jam to at the end of a hard day working in a small record store back in England. It’s still funny after the millionth time of hearing it! To see the full comp click here.
To see more of your favorite album covers literally in all their fleshy glory go here.
Stonehenge is one of the earliest examples of man independently creating something to contribute to their culture. Some of the stones carved out by hand measured 8ft wide, 5ft thick and 25ft long weighing between 20/30 tones each and were transported 20 miles north of Stonehenge by foot. The remaining pieces came from Wales called Bluestones which weighed 4 tones each, sixty were carved out and carried approximately 150 miles to Wiltshire where they were erected, which is a testament to the limitless hard work that goes into something you care about. The landmark is something people have enjoyed mentally and physically exploring for centuries, and on a personal note is something I always looked forward to seeing on my bus ride to Glastonbury Festival every year! Now Stonehenge is being forced to take a back seat to the surplus population of supermarkets. This brilliantly written article I found in The Guardian goes into the matter far more, if you get a chance it’s worth a read! Thanks!