Thursday, April 27, 2006

I'm not a feet person

well i'm not. I just find them disgusting. It may be coz my feet aren't the prettiest in the world and so i've always got that lurking in the back of my mind. I'm actually quite scared of other people's. a shoeless, but socked foot is horrible and a naked foot could probably give me nightmares so its quite a surprise that i actually like this blog i just found. Popstar Feets documents random musicians by method of photographing their leg-ends and makes some comment on their footwear. I think thats the reason i can stand it, no feet au natural!!!!!

(sorry no mp3s at the mo, my computer is kaputt :( )

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Destroying Songs You Like

Anyone who has ever played must have felt this at some point. Back when i was in school, i was in a band with some of my mates. We were called Seldom and played punky, rocky stuff. For about the first year of our existence we just played covers, and oh man, did we murdered some classics. I'm writing about this coz i was sifting through my cd collection the other day and found a complilation cd of nearly all the songs we tried covered so i thought i'd share some with you. They just bring back memories of being young, immature and care-free. Those were the days!!!!

The Vines - Get Free
The Ataris - San Dimas High School Football Rules

Fenix TX - Threesome
The Vandals - My Girlfriend's Dead
Millencollin - No Cigar
American Hi-Fi - Flavor Of The Weak
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Theme Tune

And also as a bonus, here's a tune we actually wrote ourselves. What do you think?!!!!
Seldom - It Ain't Over

Buy these see-dees:
The Vines - Highly Evolved
The Ataris - Blue Skies Broken Hearts Next 12 Exits
Fenix TX - Lechuza
The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good
Millencollin - Pennybridge Pioneers
American Hi-Fi - S/T
The Monkees - Daydream Believer (The Collection Vol. 1)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Edgar 'Jones' Jones

My brother introduced me to Edgar last night and i think i'm hooked. Its got such an old bluesy, jazz sound that you could be fooled into thinking it was produced in the 50s but it was actually released last year. Edgar 'Jones' Jones was in the Liverpudlian four-piece, The Stairs, who gained a bit of fame in the early 90s. Since their demise, he's worked with Johnny Marr, Paul Weller and St Etienne to name a few and formed a band, The Big Kids, with two of The Zutons. Soothing Music For Stray Cats was his first solo album for 13 years and its mixture of blues, soul, funk, jazz is ear-inspiring. Definately worth a listen, heres a few tracks to get you started:

Edgar 'Jones' Jones - Sittin' On The Fence
Edgar 'Jones' Jones - Do Doh Dontcha Doh
Edgar 'Jones' Jones - Oh Man That's Some S**t (highly recommended)

Now go buy his album:
Edgar 'Jones' Jones - Soothing Music For Stray Cats

Monday, April 10, 2006


I'm really tired but i just had to quickly post about a few tunes that have forced their way into my head and they've been there for about 2/3 weeks now. Its not a bad thing coz i like each songs, i'm just looking forward to having something else in there, although it will probably be something awful.
I t
hought maybe through sharing them, they'd travel out of my head and into the heads of many others.

Here they are:

Duran Duran - Notorious

Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation

Two Wooden Spoons - Zombie Jambouree

I just found this interesting article on why songs get stuck in you head, have a read

Thursday, April 06, 2006

New Music

I've had a bit of a love affair with France recently, actually i don't when it started. It could be from the countless camping holidays i spent there as a kid, or my GCSE French teacher, Mr Scott, who may be one of the best and most legendary people i've ever met, or maybe its the French girl on the Renault advert that i talked about before. All I know is that i love France, their language, their attitude, their food, their wine, their women, their culture. Everything!!!

And when I heard Hey Hey My My, my love got even bigger. I got their demo e.p the other day and put it in the stereo and had it on repeat for hours. The first track Too Much Space is catchy as hell and had me doing a little dance around my room. Listening to the cd makes me wonder why other acoustic duos can't make anything as good as this, for instance Turin Brakes or Journey South (well actually there's no hope for some) but its folky, catchy, hopeful spirit is so intoxicating. I found it similar to the first time i listened to Sondre Lerche, where i was taking in by how charming and endearing the music was. The band is made up of two Juliens(Garnier and Gaulier) and are on Sober & Gentle records
Here's a couple of tracks to wet your musical appetite:

Hey Hey My My - Too Much Space
Hey Hey My My - A True Story

For more info and tunes, check out their myspace