14 December 2008

Star Wars, Eddie Izzard and Lego

Safe to say that it's a winning combination.

10 December 2008

Double Garage Wednesday #6

Something a bit more soulful this time around. Sadly, Peven Everett's name doesn't quite allow you to make an anagram that involves the word 'pervert'. Anyhow, enjoy the music:

TJ Cases - Valley of Love (mp3)
Roy Davis Jr. feat. Peven Everett - Gabriel (mp3)

8 December 2008

Season's Greetings

It's the Grinch who stole Christmas - for three decades running!

I've been sitting on this picture for a while, but thought I'd wait until the festive season to post it. Because somehow that makes joking about Fritzl a whole lot more acceptable.

Talking of being off-key, here's a somewhat dodgy rendition of Fairytale of New York. It features Pete Doherty's babymother on vocals. They probably knew each other from when Johnny Borrell briefly occupied heroin's title as the worst thing about The Libertines.

Razorlight feat. Lisa Moorish - Fairytale of New York (mp3)

Hope you're making the most out of December! I certainly am. On Friday I was wearing a wedding dress and singing Driving Home For Christmas, and it doesn't get much better than that. I'm not kidding. If you're ever in Nottingham, check out The Social on a Friday night. They have a dressing up box and cheap beer, and the crowd are unpretentious without being scum. It might be a little less magical when the tunes aren't festive, but for now it's well worth a visit.

26 November 2008

Double Garage Wednesday #5

Sorry it's been a while! I've got a couple of tunes with nice basslines here. This is where you crank up your speakers nice and loud and wish that the sound quality wasn't so bad. It'll be like the turn of the millennium all over again, but with a much faster connection.

AKA - Warning (Sunship Remix) (mp3)
K-Warren feat. Lee-O - Coming Home (Hackney Soldiers Remix) (mp3)

16 November 2008

Elephant Stone

I woke up with my headphones on - I'm not totally sure why - and in all honesty I can't think of a better song to wake up to on a Sunday morning than this:

The Stone Roses - Elephant Stone (Mint Royale Remix)

11 November 2008

Intertextualité #5

When James Brown produced Think (About It) for Lyn Collins, he had no idea what he was doing. OK, he made a fairly flawless job of it. But he had no idea that shouting 'Yeah!' and 'Woo!' during the break section would give birth to one of the most ubiquitous samples in modern music. I could have picked out any number of songs that feature the reversed 'Woo! Yeah!' break, but few of them are as engaging as Dizzee Rascal's Pussyole. I can't be certain that this was intended, but I love how both songs basically tell people to have a stern word with themselves. Guess which song makes me feel aggressive and which makes me fancy a dance:

Lyn Collins - Think (About It) (mp3)
Dizzee Rascal - Pussyole (mp3)

PS: Compare Pussyole to Wiley's response and you'll see why Dizzee is bigger and better. Dizzee was blatantly having a pop at Wiley, but having a friend make up excuses about not fighting your corner, for example, is far from exclusive. It's personal to him, but it involves you by drawing on your own experiences. That's artistry. Erm, Dizzee for PM?

9 November 2008

I don't care if you wouldn't, I would

I can't even remember how I stumbled across this blog (I dread to think), but it's superb. If you like intensely un-PC humour about famous women who are aesthetically challenged then idontcareifyouwouldntiwould.blogspot.com is the place to click. Here's a taste:
Its not that I have anything against chubby chicks. In fact, love them. Its just that I never really noticed how hot she was until her mother , brother and 7 year old nephew were brutally murdered.
Talking about Jennifer Hudson, of course.