Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Tracks 7

So here is a compilations I have made. Download a zip containing the individual songs here.

Just caught John from accounts listening to it in the wrong order, please put it in the right order if your Itunes doesn't automatically, there is a running order in the folder.

As always I tried to make it fresh music that you might not have heard, music that I really love, and an album that has a flow and feel of it's own. I tried to make the artwork fit the music, I wanted something lo-fi, youthful, and dare I say it, visceral. I hope you enjoy it, any feedback positive or negative is very much welcomed, you know tracks you like, tracks you hate etc.

My favourites are probably Gauntlet Hair (which is coming out on Gorilla vs Bear Record label Forest Family), Wu Lyf which have blogged about and Memory House the last (completely depressing) track.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Zombieland

Just a quick note to say - watch Zombieland if you haven't already. It seems like the trailers and such stress the action and zombieness too much, for me it was all about the black comedy, well drawn characters and their relationships...end of chat. Bradshaw 4 star review.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Motion Portraits By Clayton Cubitt

I recommend watching full screen perhaps.

via the brilliant Minimal Exposition

The National - New York Times

I'm sure you have heard the new album from The National is streaming over on The New York Times Website here but I also wanted to point out that the accompanying article is a really fantastic piece of journalism, have a read eh? here.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The Tom Show 12

I recorded this in Feb but thought it wasn't that good so never blogged it but I listened to it today and thought it was maybe ok, enough good songs to see passed my ramblings. There are some new songs some old songs and all sorts. The heart in the pictures was made while I was teaching my bosses kids to use photoshop didn't want to waste their efforts. Listen and subscribe here

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Samsung 3D TV ad

Great ad from Jake Lunt featuring Bob Fossil

Monday, 12 April 2010

nice little vid

Friday, 9 April 2010

WU LYF

WU LYF are the most exciting british band I've heard in a bit, and guess where I got the tip? the N M fucking E. The relaunch at first look seems really good, it's basically not targeted towards 13 year old retards anymore, there are some genuinely good articles, I read it sat on a wall in full view of the public as opposed to shamefully leafing through it at a train station WH Smiths. Anyways, yeh WU LYF, good. Other people describe better than I could.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Tim Key: From Fact to Fiction

Below is a dramatically brilliant and hilarious 15 minute story/poem about John Terry and his Adorran opposite number Ildifons Lima from Radio 4's From Fact To Fiction from June 2009.

Tracy Fahy

Some great stuff here

Jonathan Cherry

Jonathan takes some lovely snaps, generally of things in Britain which is always a treat in these Americanized times, loads on his website

(how clever was it of me to spell amercanised in an americanised way? ...very fucking clever... although I'm starting to doubt you can spell it with an S...anybody?)

Hackney by Chris Dorley-Brown

Pictures from Hackney from the last 30 years? go on then flickr

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Swansea Love Story

Stunning VBS documentary in case you missed it.
Parts 1 - 6 here

(right desktop clean up finished)

Voting

Choosing who to vote is pretty straight forward ideologically innit but all the logistical gubbins about having to vote Labour to keep Tories out can be a real ball ache, this Guardian site hopefully helps by showing the lie of the land where you live (as well as useful stuff like who the fuck your MP is) where I live Tories are quite far behind in 3rd so I should be able to vote for who I like...they only sell Guardians in the shops in Hackney so we should be alright. Interestingly enough Diane Abbott lives on my street and I would vote for her in a shot but unfortunately she aint my MP it's gun toting, Trident Voting Meg Hillier. If you haven't registered to vote you can do it up to 11 days before the election I think.

Josie Long

Gareth has supposedly never heard of Josie Long, maybe you haven't either, bit weird.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Oh and just a little note, if for some highfaluting reason you think you are above listening to Contra, think again chumpski. It's brilliant, if you like fresh dynamics, originality and excitement spotify. The subtle and sophisticated production works very well through headphones or loud speakers.

State Of Play

I don't know about you but personally while I was at Uni I completely lost touch with most of the civilised world, I thought I was on top of things but apparently looking at the headlines and pictures on Guardian unlimited isn't enough, so many things passed me by, The Thick of It and Eric Cantona leaving Man U spring to mind but there is much else including State of Play the BBC series. I'm sure it was said at the time but it has to be one of the best British dramas ever; The story line deftly played out over 6 episodes is phenomenal, the directing by David Yates of Harry Potter 5/6/7/8 is perfect, and the acting is unsurprisingly superb. You can buy all 6 episodes for £4.99 with free postage from HMV.com imagine that.

(For some reason I bought the US remake film as well, will probably never watched it, seems quite pointless)

This American Life Website

This American Life have revamped their website and release an IPhone App, It looks really great much like the new NME but it also means you can listen to their whole archive whenever you want, rather than before where you could only listen to the most recent episode. If you have never listened to it: a) you're a fucking chief b) try this