Saturday, 28 February 2009

playlists from the past...

over the next week or two i'm gonna post the playlists for the first seven months of bottle rocket - the 'Joseph era' (BR#1-6), and the 'transition month' (BR#7), as i've just decided i shall call them. it's probably just posting for posting's sake, but maybe by bombarding the casual reader with list after list of music, you'll feel compelled to come along to see what lies in store for BR#9! and if not, it's still a nice archive of some happy memories for me to self-indulgently scan once in a while.

so, bottle rocket july 2008: the first one as a duo after Joseph's sterling solo job at the trial night in may (which i missed cos i was in tokyo), and only my third time playing songs to the punters of sleazys. it was nerve-racking but rather fun.

1.UNPOC – Here on my Own
2.Dirtbombs – Sherlock Holmes
3.XTC – Making Plans for Nigel
4.Why? – The Hollows
5.The Angels – My Boyfriend’s Back
6.Glasvegas – Daddy’s Gone
7.The National – Secret Meeting
8.Summer Cats – Burnt Toast
9.Pizzicato Five – Sweet Soul
10.Franz Ferdinand – All my Friends
11.The Thermals – Here’s Your Future
12.Cats on Fire – The Smell of an Artist
13.Voxtrot – The Start of Something
14.The Au Pairs – You
15.Hello Saferide – I Was Definitely Made for These Times
16.Zoey Van Goey – Voxtrot Vandals
17.The Delgados – Under Canvas Under Wraps
18.Vampire Weekend – A Punk
19.Death From Above 1979 – Blood on Our Hands
20.Sons & Daughters – Taste the Last Girl
21.Kenickie – Punka
22.Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun
23.Sonic Youth – Purr
24.Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher
25.Chairman of the Board – Give me Just a Little More Time
26.Belle & Sebastian – I’m a Cukoo
27.Black Kids – I’ve Underestimated My Charm
28.Bis – Sweet Shop Avengers
29.Los Campesinos! – You, Me, Dancing
30.The Mae Shi – Vs. Miley Cyrus
31.Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderan
32.Queen – Fat Bottomed Girls
33.Spencer Davis Grou – Gimmie Some Lovin
34.Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Seven Days is Too Long
35.The Pipettes – Pull Shapes
36.Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
37.David Bowie – Suffragette City
38.Pulp – Lipgloss
39.Terrorvision – Perseverance
40.The Vapors – Turning Japanese
41.The Royal We – All the Rage
42.Psycadelic Furs – Pretty in Pink
43.The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love
44.Duran Duran – Girls on Film
45.Arcade Fire – Power Out
46.Joy Division – Disorder
47.Interpol – Say Hello to Angels
48.Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene
49.Blondie – Call Me
50.The Spinto Band – Oh Mandy
51.Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
52.The Beastie Boys – Sabotage
53.The Smiths – I Want the One I Can’t Have
54.Le Tigre – Deceptacon
55.Alphabeat – Fascination
56.New Order – Blue Monday
57.Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself



Thursday, 26 February 2009

first FM show

so, we're over the hurdle of bottle rocket's first FM broadcast (106.6 donchaknow), and i'm gonna judge it... a success! (in so much as we didn't swear or break anything). the theme was movies (a sequel to the feb 12th show), and though we seemed to wander off topic here and there, at least the tunes remained topical. its up now to listen again on the site, as are all the other shows (including the original movie special - don't worry, the plot's pretty easy to pick up so you don't have to listen to em in order or nuffin).

when we weren't gasping at the neverending story remake news or chatting about the Glasgow film festival and the Oscars, here's what we played:

- Toots and the Maytals - 54 46 Was My Number
- The Notwist - Consequence
- Aimee Mann - Wise Up
- Nina Simone - Sinnerman
- Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
- Badly Drawn Boy - Something To Talk About
- Yann Tiersen - La Valse D'Amelie
- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
- Pixies - Hey
- Lou Reed - This Magic Moment
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft

plus some splendid background music from such silver screen classics as the magnificent seven, the terminator, 633 squadron, e.t., requiem for a dream and escape from new york.

tune in next week for a return to the more traditional bottle rocket radio - new bands, touring bands and such like.


Tuesday, 24 February 2009

bottle rocket feb photos!

here's a few snaps from the night... i forgot i had my camera with me till right near the end (i'll never make it as a photojournalist, that's for sure) so there aren't too many, but next month's snaps will be mega-ace fo sho.


Monday, 23 February 2009

bottle rocking the airwaves

subcity radio begins its FM broadcast this week - huzzah! so now you can hear bottle rocket radio (and Glasgow Uni's other splendid radio shows) on the ol' timer wireless as well as on the interweb. we're thursday afternoon, 2-3pm, but don't worry if you're busy or live in foreign lands, cos the show's will continue to be archived and made available for re-listening across here. if you're a weegie with a radio though, then 106.6fm is your tuning destination - get on it, quick, quick!

this week, we'll have our second themed show, and in a somewhat unimaginative move, it's, er, the same theme as last time. that's right, it's movie special 2: son of movie special, where we'll play all the songs we didn't have time for a fortnight ago, and do a bit of chinwagging about the oscars, the glasgow film festival and probably a wee bit of unrelated gushing about saturday.


Sunday, 22 February 2009

bottle rocket february playlist

after careful consideration, i do declare that last night's bottle rocket was one of the most fun yet! ta to everyone who joined us and danced to all of this:

1. Teenage Fanclub - I Need Direction
2. Laka - Pokusaj
3. Built To Spill - Big Dipper
4. Math and Physics Club - Weekends Away
5. Talking Heads - Pulled Up
6. Superchunk - Hyper Enough
7. The Pastels - Crawl Babies
8. REM - Driver 8
9. Another Sunny Day - You Should All Be Murdered
10. Lucky Soul - Lips Are Unhappy
11. The Cure - Inbetween Days
12. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
13. Pavement - Gold Soundz
14. Doves - Pounding
15. Withered Hand - New Dawn
16. The Long Blondes - Lust in the Movies
17. Elvis Costello - Oliver’s Army
18. Chairlift - Evident Utensil
19. Architecture in Helsinki - Hold Music
20. Hot Club De Paris - Hey Housebrick
21. The Royal We - Two Is Company
22. Stephen Malkmus - Jenny and the Ess Dog
23. Butcher Boy - Carve A Pattern
24. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
25. Toots & The Maytals - 54 46 Was My Number
26. Otis Redding - Respect
27. The Supremes - Keep Me Hanging On
28. France Gall - Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son
29.Lovin’ Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic
30. Au Revoir Simone - ?
31. Tokyo Police Club - In A Cave
32. Wake the President - You Can’t Change That Boy
33. Patrick Wolf - Accident and Emergency
34. Magnetic Fields - I Though You Were My Boyfriend
35. The B52s - 52 Girls
36. Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes
37. Talulah Gosh - Bringing Up Baby
38. Dananananaykroyd - Pink Sabbath
39. Art Brut - Direct Hit
40. Los Campesinos - Ways to Make It Through The Wall
41. Bis - School Disko
42. Sparks - Amateur Hour
43. David Bowie - Let’s Spend the Night Together
44. Drive-By Truckers - Guitar Man Upstairs
45. The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
46. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
47. Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
48. The Police - De Doo Doo De Da Da Da
49. The Ronettes - The Best Part of Breaking Up
50. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
51. The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow
52. Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
53. Kirsty MacColl - They Don’t Know About Us
54. Belle and Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
55. The Housemartins - Five Get Over Excited
56. Pulp - Do You Remember The First Time?
57. Tilly and the Wall - Beat Control
58. New Order - All the Way
59. James and Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather
60. Eddie Cochran - Cmon Everybody
61. The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
62. Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don’t Care
63. Ash - Angel Interceptor
64. Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
65. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

ah, splendid. apologies to everyone who made requests that we couldn't cater for, but we'll try to fit them in next month. 21st march - write it in your diaries folks! i'm feeling drained but happy - a fine way to spend a sunday i'm sure you'll agree. i'll post a few photos and maybe some further thoughts on the eve in the coming days.

oh, and if you like us then join our facebook! its called bottle rocket dancing party and it does exactly what it says on the tin.


Saturday, 21 February 2009

i got chills they're multiplying

so its bottle rocket #8 tonight and i've got that nervous/excited feeling where i just can't wait to get started. we're gonna pack up our bag of choons, head along to sauchiehall street and swig some red stripe (note: if you too enjoy jamaica lager beer but sleazys run out, don't, DON'T buy deuchers. £4.50 a bottle! crivens!). and then, if all goes to plan, we'll play some cracking music for three and a half energetic hours.

we like: indie-pop, c86, motown, northern soul, rock n roll, shoegaze, electro, twee etc etc etc. do you? you do? why, we should really become better acquainted in that case.

let's meet at 11:30pm, at nice n sleazys for white russians and perhaps a wee dance. we'll be the ones with headphones and our finest dancing shoes. you'll be the ones smiling (we hope).

so, let's recap:

11:30PM - 3:00AM!
£3 OR FREE BEFORE 11:30!


Thursday, 19 February 2009

last pre-FM radio show!

today's radio show is up on the subcity website for your listen-again pleasure (as are all the previous shows - maybe you should just take the day off work tomorrow or something? you could work through from the beginning that way). it's got the usual mix of great music and frequently-less-than-great banter. link below...

- 4 Bonjour's Parties - Magpie Will Peck A Hole in My Plaster Cast
- Doves - Jetstream
- Pavement - Gold Soundz
- Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
- The Mae Shi - To See You Again (The Mae Shi Vs. Miley Cyrus)
- Elle S'Appelle - She Sells Sea Shells
- Ash - Jesus Says
- Butcher Boy - Carve A Pattern
- Withered Hand - I Am Nothing
- Lucky Soul - Lips Are Unhappy
- Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
- The Housemartins - Five Get Over Excited

it's here! it's here!


Wednesday, 18 February 2009

hello world

welcome to the bottle rocket blog inauguration! expect plenty of posts here in the coming weeks about bottle rocket in all its forms:

the international spy syndicate (tbc)

that about covers it. till this place gets its act together and livens up a little you can head over to napattacks, the blog that helped birth bottle rocket - bottle rocket's midwife? - to read previous playlists etc. but other than that just gladrag yourself up on saturday and pop down to nice n sleazys (on sauchiehall st, glasgow) for smiles and dancing.

oh, and give our radio show a listen too if you like.
links are over there ----------->


Tuesday, 17 February 2009