Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Like me you might stare at Spotify knowing you can play anything in the world but not able to think of one thing. Here are a few albums I recommend if you fancy.The Antlers - Hospice here
Wild Beast - Two Dancers here
Mogil - Ro here
Cass McCombs - Catacombs here
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains here
Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna here
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose here
The XX - XX here
Posted by TOMthinks at Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
A sculpture park and a bar on the roof of a 10 story car park in Peckham, looks dope, thanks to Luke T for the tip, going to head down tomoz I think. Oh and South East is the new East so I'll have an explore and report back, the rent East is ridic so all the artists and musicians move etc.
EDIT: this was dope, everyone should try and go if the weather is nice.
Posted by TOMthinks at Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I went for a different style in both content and delivery this month. I hope you don't find it too annoying. If you want a tracklist, just ask, admittedly I play some weird bands and don't pronounce the names very well. Download/stream/subscribe here.
I also spruced up the radio page so it's a lot less retarded, and if you have subscribed in Itunes in the past you might have to do it again, it's gone a bit gay.
NPR's All Things Considered website has some amazing live concerts from all our favourite artist. My current favourites are the Dark Was The Night concert featuring The National, Bon Iver, Feist, and loads of others, and there is a live video of a recent The Antlers show which is hell of a treat.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Pretty trivial questioning from Laverne but it's always nice to Alex's cherub like face
Probably more entertaining are the behind the scenes videos Matt has been making on arcticmonkeys.com For the first 5 or 6 all you ever saw Alex doing was making cocktails, pretty funny, see post 4mins on this clip.
Of course my favourite Arctic Monkeys interview is this
For much better description/recommendation go to Danielle's blog dot.dot.all or I'll have a bash...
Short stories featured in the New Yorker over the years read by and chosen by other authors featured in the New Yorker over the years, bookended by intelligent and insightful discussion from New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman. Search and subscribe in Itunes or go here.
I'm really enjoying working my way through these, I'm learning a lot about short stories and fiction, it's like being in a really good English class while riding your bike home.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
One of my favourite films growing up was Airborne (1993), about a roller blading geezer from California having to go and stay with his geeky cousin (Seth Green) in snowy Ohio for six months, trials and tribulations ensue including an amazing roller blading race down Devils Back Bone! Just found the whole thing on Youtube. Perfect summer holiday film. Think this film inspired me to roller blade a lot, then everyone started doing it. Shame there is massive sigma attached to it now, I was fast as shit.
Radiohead have recorded a song inspired by an interview given by Harry Patch on the Today programme a few years ago, it was played for the first time on Today this morning. It is a really beautiful song, the strings are some of Jonny's most emotive, words from Thom and download here all proceeds going to the British Legion.