Saturday, 30 May 2009

new poster!!!

totoro, mumm-ra, wall-e pez and sexy-japanese-cat-lady are all excited for the next bottle rocket dancing party. are you?

Friday, 29 May 2009

his name was ganondorf

thursday's radio show's up on the subcity website now if you'd like a wee listen. these are the songs:

- manic street preachers - virginia state epileptic colony
- patti smith - gloria
- yeah yeah yeahs - heads will roll
- meursault - nothing broke
- toots & the maytals - 54-46 was my number
- patrick wolf - vulture
- cryptacize - gotta get into that feeling
- girls aloud - call the shots
- plastic bertrand - ca plane pour moi
- billy idol - white wedding
- the lucksmiths - music from next door
- sonic youth - teen age riot

it's here.

and it's nice.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

stag & dagger

the skinny's overview of last saturday's stag and dagger festival is up on the interweb right about now.

so if you wanna read my thoughts on blue roses, miles benjamin anthony robinson, paper planes, tubelord, dananananaykroyd and the mae shi, then mosey on over on the above link. and while there, you can enjoy plenty of other mini-stag&dagger reviews of the likes of frightened rabbit, mika miko and the phantom band by other skinny-folks.

you've nothing to lose! go read, go read!


the resurrected radio show continues tomorrow afternoon, with music from patrick wolf, meursault and cryptacize on the agenda.

listen in here from 2-3pm, or if that aint convenient you'll be able to listen again afterwards by clicking the link on the left hand side of this page here. (usually available about fifteen minutes after we finish).

hmmm, what a boring post. oh well.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

may skinny

i've been meaning to start adding reviews and stuff to this blog thingy for a while, and i guess there's no time like the present. this month's edition of the skinny is still kicking about in various places if you don't have a copy yet, and inside are some album reviews wot i did rite:

Miles Benjamin Antony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Antony Robinson (4*)
Pumajaw - Favourites (3*)
The Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love (4*)

there's also a wee review of thomas truax's gig at brel last month (where he rather nicely held up my album review from the last issue as part of his cd-sales pitch).

and finally a little preview of aidan moffat & the best ofs now past gig at stereo...

stepping away from the self-promotion for a moment, there's also a cracking cover-feature interview with grizzly bear (who were awesome at all tomorrow's parties) and various other features with the likes of jason lytle, the vaselines and over the wall.

i'll probably add little summaries of my input for each issue from now on, and in the meantime, may i point you in the direction of the skinny website, i may? ok then, i shall. it's there ---------->

Thursday, 21 May 2009

radio! is! back!

yay! we were wrong, subcity is still broadcasting! so me and michael have just been playing some more nice songs - the show's up on, so if you didn't catch it live but don't wanna miss out on the radio highlight of the year, then you know what to do!

between breathlessly recounting our highlights of all tomorrow's parties, putting the vault feature to bed and getting excited about stag and dagger, we played:

- marnie stern - prime
- melt banana - a dreamer who is too weak to face up to
- teenage fanclub - i don't want control of you
- bon iver - skinny love
- gang of four - not great men
- the mae shi - run to your grave
- devo - girl u want
- beirut - sunday smile
- cats in paris - foxes
- dananananaykroyd - some dresses
- manic street preachers - peeled apples
- lynyrd skynyrd - freebird


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

may playlist

right, back from ten days of all tomorrow's parties and various london shenanigans and still collecting my thoughts on it all...

maybe i'll blog about it sometime, but there are more pressing issues to attend to.

first, a million billion thanks to susan, jens and duncan for djing bottle rocket in our absence - they played this:

1. Dutch Uncles: Steadycam
2. Urusei Yatsura: Slain By Elf
3. Cleckhuddersfax: Kiss the Tide
4. Dungen: Panda
5. Life without Buildings: PS Exclusive
6. Sky Larkin: Antibodies
7. Mae Shi: Run to your Grave
8. Smashing Pumpkins: 1979
9. Baby Teeth: Celebrity Wedding
10. Bobby Conn: No Revolution
11. Elvis Costello: Lipstick Vogue
12. Talking Heads: Wild Life
13. B52s: Love Shack
14. Prince: Sexy Dancer
15. Fine Young Cannibals: Good Thing
16. Barrett Strong: Money (That's what I want)
17. Slits: Heard it through the Grapevine
18. ESG: Moody
19. The Knife: Pass this on
20. Robyn: Konichiwa Bitches
21. Nena: 99 Luft Balloons
22. Le Tigre: Deceptacon
23. Bruce Springsteen: I'm Goin' Down
24. Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
25. Temptations: Get Ready
26. Dexy's: 7 Days
27. Sleater-Kinney: Dance Song'97
28. Pavement: Stereo
29. Killing Joke: Eighties
30. The Knack: My Sharona
31. Devo: Whip It
32. The Fall: Theme from Sparta F.C.
33. The Breeders: Divine Hammer
34. Jackson 5: I want you back
35. Kanye West: Golddigger
36. Shakespeare's Sister: I don't care
37. Andre Williams: Come on Baby
38. The Cure: Lovecats
39. Pixies: Where is my mind?
40. Dolly Parton: 9 to 5
41. Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire
42. Stevie Wonder: Uptight
43. David Bowie: Modern Love
44. Plastic Bertrand: Ca Plane Pour Moi
45. Pulp: Do you remember the first time?
46. Bangles: Walk like an Egyptian
47. Blondie: Hangin' on the Telephone
48. Outkast: Hey Ya!
49. Thin Lizzy: The boys are back in town
50. Generation X: Dancing with Myself
51. Pet Shop Boys: Always on my mind
52. Prince: Raspberry Beret
53. Bruce Springsteen: Badlands
54. Futureheads: Hounds of Love
55. Madonna: Into the Groove
56. Ramones: I wanna be Sedated
57. The Kingsmen: Louie Louie
58. Stevie Wonder: We Can Work It Out
59. Cyndi Lauper: Girls just wanna have fun
60. Sam Cook: I'll come runnin' back to you

which i'm sure you'll agree is a dance marathon and a half. my feet are twitching just reading through it...

oh, and you know how we said there was to be no more radio till after the summer? that might have been a little premature... (i.e., listen in tomorrow 2-3pm at, pop-pickers!)


Thursday, 7 May 2009

goodbye radio

so, that's the radio show over for this term. don't you dare cry, you'll set me off...

ahem. anyway, we decided to play nowt but the most bottle rockety of bands, i.e. the fourteen most played artists thus far at the club. they were:

- belle and sebastian - i'm a cuckoo
- the smiths - panic
- david bowie - dj
- pulp - babies
- los campesinos - knee deep at atp
- pavement - cut your hair
- the cure - boys don't cry
- bruce springsteen - badlands
- blondie - will anything happen?
- camera obscura - swans
- weezer - el scorcho
- the go-betweens - spring rain
- the magnetic fields - when you were my baby
- pixies - gigantic

and then, to finish things off on a suitably bombastic and amazingly awesome note:

- andrew w.k. - i love music

which is, quite frankly, the best thing ever written. it goes something like this:

I want you to remember all the things that i said
I want you to remember you're not better off dead
You only have a minute to go back in the line
To bring it on home and make up your mind

I want you to remember what you came here to do
I want you to remember that im talking about you

I Love Music and I Love To feel
I love to get through, I love to get through

I Love Music and I Love To Yell

In my soul i am running getting nearer

For many years of only hope you'd never leave

You are my faith you are my friend you are my family and i am coming

So we can live forever more in total love

You're in my soul (you're in my soul)
And i am running (i am running)
Getting nearer (i am always gettin nearer)

For many years (for many years)
Of only hope (of only hope)
You'd never leave (for many years i hoped you'd never leave)

You are my faith (my faith)
You are my friend (my friend)
You are my family (my family)
And i am coming (and i am coming)

So we can live (so we can live)
For ever more (for ever more)
In total love (so we can live forever more)
In total love

I'm not about to die i'm not a settin sun i look into your eyes and see what has begun

I'm not about to die (this time we will)
(this time we will unite
Im not a setting sun (this time we will not)
(this time we will not loose you)
I look into you eyes
(we look into your)
(we look into your eyes and)
And see what has begun
(and see what)
(what has)
(and see the world is...)

In my soul
I am running
Getting nearer
(i am always getting nearer)

For many years
Of only hope
You'd never leave
(for many years i hoped you'd never leave)

You are my faith
You are my friend
You are my family
And i am coming

So we can live
For ever more
In total love

So we can be there when victory strikes again


(click here to listen to the show)

Friday, 1 May 2009

noo poster

isn't it lovely? ta alex once again for your splendid photography. it's a polish glove donchaknow!