Sunday, 19 July 2009
bottle rocket july...
was flipping ace! thanks to anyone who came down and filled up the dancefloor, it was one of the best in aaaaaages.
a) michael jackson is really rather popular these days.
b) its nice when people request amazing songs that we want to play anyway - it makes us feel all chivalrous and generous an' that. it's also nice when people request songs that are pretty unlikely, but they ask with a little hint of awkwardness that says: 'yeah, i know you won't play bonkers or cotton eye joe, but thanks for hearing me out...'
c) atlas is a damn good song to dance to, though i'm gonna have to pace myself better on these seven minute choons - my dancing bones feel bruised. although not everyone is a fan, if i'm reading the mysterious note passed to us at the end by a drunken patron correctly: "why do you play battles?" it asks. "i move with the MOVEMENT!". indeed.
d) i probably should stop putting motown on the poster since i'm always woefully unprepared for requests from the genre... sorry.
e) elton john is really rather divisive.
here's what was played:
1. peter, bjorn and john - up against the wall
2. au revoir simone - shadows
3. club 8 - saturday night engine
4. juni jarvi - if we just want to
5. felt - the day the rain came down
6. shout out louds - very loud
7. suburban kids with biblical names - trumpets and violins
8. velvet underground - beginning to see the light
9. wedding present - come up and see me (make me smile)
10. talking heads - psycho killer
11. the fall - rowche rumble
12. manic street preachers - jackie collins existential question time
13. mclusky - to hell with good intentions
14. 80s matchbox b-line disaster - psychosis safari
15. tv on the radio - dancing choose
16. passion pit - sleepyhead
17. david bowie - let's dance
18. prince - kiss
19. the belle stars - sign of the times
20. public image ltd. - rise
21. the mae shi - lamb and lion
22. dananananaykroyd - watch this!
23. jimi hendrix - crosstown traffic
24. little richard - little bit of something (sure beats a whole lot of nothing)
25. chuck berry - johnny b. goode
26. camera obscura - french navy
27. martha reeves - heatwave
28. marvin gaye & kim weston - it takes two
29. the pipettes - your kisses are wasted on me
30. lucky soul - whoah billy
31. the lucksmiths - sunlight in a jar
32. fleetwood mac - everywhere
33. go-betweens - bye bye pride
34. blondie - picture this
35. le tigre - hot topic
36. christie laume - la musique et la dance
37. the lucksmiths - t-shirt weather
38. creedence clearwater revival - bad moon rising
39. otis redding - respect
40. aretha franklin - think
41. jackie wilson - higher
42. the kinks - lola
43. girls aloud - the promise
44. bruce springsteen - dancing in the dark
45. clap your hands say yeah - skin of my yellow country teeth
46. ladyhawke - my delirium
47. kirsty maccoll - he's on the beach
48. altered images - i could be happy
49. belle and sebastian - electronic renassiance
50. the housemartins - the people who grinned themselves to death
51. the smiths - ask
52. the police - don't stand so close to me
53. blur - mor
54. aztec camera - oblvious
55. abba - voulez vouz
56. elton john - crocodile rock
57. michael jackson - the way you make me feel
58. the strokes - new york city cops
59. lcd soundsystem - daft punk is playing at my house
60. the rapture - get myself into it
61. battles - atlas
62. patsy cline - walking after midnight
and we remembered to take pictures this month! they'll follow in the next few days...