A bit of bank holiday week-end fun if you fancy it. Can you think of a song that is identifiable by it’s first word alone? Post the word, let others guess for literally hours of unbridled fun. I’ve been wracking my brains and I came up with three – one of which – Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom – I immediately disqualified. Proper names should probably be ruled out too. I’ll post one of mine after the break (bet you can hardly wait)…
RIP the creator of so many fabulous comic creations. Ta for the laffs. Genuine genius.
Dee Boyle, the drummer with the Longpigs has died. Loved their first album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JweuY5tTIIYVideo can’t be loaded: Longpigs – She Said – Top Of The Pops – Friday 21st June 1996 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JweuY5tTIIY)
This is good. Very good. It’s about time, 2017. It’s nearly April for god’s sake. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce from, the National and chums. How many faces of evil can you spot?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Jwh5CC_J4Video can’t be loaded: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – Saturn (Official Video) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Jwh5CC_J4)
When I was a kid, every so often an old tune would be re-released and become a hit. I remember Bill Haley and the Comets, Rock Around the Clock being on Top of the Pops and looking like something from a different age. Today I found out that Song 2 and Firestarter are 20 years old in 2017. 20! Do you remember the re-released Leader of the Pack being a hit in the 70s? Wannabe was 20 last year – making the Spice Girls the modern equivalent of the Shangri Las, or the Ronettes to today’s teenagers.
omg – did everyone know about these? Brilliant! Why? Everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BIPxT804cVideo can’t be loaded: Let’s Eat Grandma at Latitude Festival 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BIPxT804c)
all other music is dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1K2Uyr7ThYVideo can’t be loaded: Vurro – Rock y Vaca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1K2Uyr7ThY)
I discovered a new (to me band) from reading a music paper! The cafe that me and the lad like to visit between comic shops has some free magazines on offer – one was the woeful NME which I read whilst the waitress was fixing the banana milkshakes. It’s taking me a lot longer to read The Skinny, which is ace. It’s a NW based free newspaper covering most aspects of the arts … anyway – they have an interview with Peaness. They are the new best band in the world. Seriously. Felt it was my duty to tell you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rpdXlZBZlMVideo can’t be loaded: Peaness – Summer Song (Official Video) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rpdXlZBZlM)
I can’t remember if the Humble Bundle has ever been mentioned here – usually large amounts of digital comics and games on sale for tiered amounts – even the most expensive is very cheap – charities get a chunk of the proceeds. The latest bundle is of Mad magazines – looks to be all relatively recent stuff – I’ve no idea of the quality, but I liked it a lot in the past. Over $200 of comics for £15 or thereabouts. Smaller/cheaper bundles are available. Offer ends in a fortnight. (If anyone is interested on earlier issues – free – on disc then pm me for details).
Björk. Or, rather, I wish I liked Björk’s music. The excellent Vulnicura thread confirmed it. I think she’s fascinating, visually stunning – a true artist. I just can’t get along with her music. Nothing about it holds my attention. I’d love to have all her cds lined up on a shelf ‘cos I think she deserves fame and success for her pioneering spirit, originality and risk taking. But I just haven’t been hooked by any post- Sugarcubes stuff. I’m happy watching videos on Youtube, but with the sound down. I’ll read interviews with her, read about her, listen to her speak and hang on every cockney/Icelandic word. I think she’s brilliant, a genius … but a track comes on and I (mentally) turn off.
I don’t think this is an ‘I don’t get …’ or a ‘sell me on …’ post.
Does anyone else feel like this about anyone, not just Björk, from any sphere of the arts?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAZ9DQZFz8Video can’t be loaded: björk – army of me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAZ9DQZFz8)
As Mitch Benn said – what could possibly go right.
Post Brexit price hike of around 25% in three days time. thanks Dave.
I no longer know if I’m putting off tidying my son’s bedroom after last week’s boiler replacement or writing reports on yrs 7,8 and 10.
Did anyone see this? I am not familiar with SourceFed – the YouTube Channel who made this programme – they say they are a satirical/comedy outfit. Im not against Hillary Clinton – in my woolly pinko liberal mind Id have preferred Sanders but if its her or Trump… well.
Anyway – this video puts a compelling case forward that Google is manipulating its search results to protect Clinton by altering search recommendations. Type Hillary Clinton CRI.. and its autocomplete function offers Hillary Clinton CRIme reform /CRIsis or CRIme bill 1994.
The same search on Bing or Yahoo offers CRIminal charges/ CRIme/ CRIminal investigation /CRIme record etc etc. Needless to say searches on all three search engines for Donald Trump RAC or Bernie Sanders SOC link to RACism or SOCialsm.
So what? Well as the clip continues and points out links between Clinton supporters and Google executives it moves to a study by Dr Robert Epstein who claims political opinion can be changed by search engine results by up to 48%!
In the UK it was long been acknowledged that the newspapers could swing an election (many will remember the It was the Sun what Won it headlines when Major beat » Continue Reading.
FUCK CANCER. FUCK 2016. Comic book artist and writer Darwyn Cook is receiving palliative care for cancer. If you’re not familiar with Darwyn Cooks work look him up. If you used to love comics but have drifted away over the years he may suck you back in. His work is gorgeous/effortless/reminiscent of the silver age goodness that shone from Superman and the Flash back in the day. If you like hardboiled stylish noir – check out his graphic novel adaptations of Richard Starks Parker stories. By all accounts he’s a lovely chap too.
The kids in yr 8 are doing a project on dystopian fiction. I do enjoy a bit of post-apocalyptic entertainment – whether novels comics tv movies or music. How about you? What do you like?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDMbqTot6gVideo can’t be loaded: Wasteland -The Jam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDMbqTot6g)
with art by David Mack (Kabuki Daredevil). I like Amanda Palmer but can take or leave this to be honest. The piano playing is pretty fab not woild about hurt dads voice. Or the song. Anyway. Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LlSYGM0RgVideo can’t be loaded: Jack & Amanda Palmer – “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” (art by David Mack) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LlSYGM0Rg)
Anyone use it? Any good? Comparisons with Spotify etc … Thanks in advance
Apols if this was mentioned elsewhere – I didn’t read all the Blogger Takeover posts this month – but I know theres a fair few Eels fans hereabouts. The fourth ep of the Judd Apatow Netflix series Love is entitled Party in the Hills. Mark Oliver Everett is the host of said party and he jams a version of Jet – the Wings tune. The series itself is growing on me – Ive liked Gillian Jacobs since Community.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Long Blondes today. They were fab but split pretty quickly due to the illness of the guitarist. While I’d like more music from them, the fact that what they left behind is pretty much perfect is enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYhrca0M8o&ebc=ANyPxKq9P6bq3EDbHq0Im–_TZS4Yya7a2gtz_VW3oGo3st79WJOoAoYw7svVtgROSMriZcfsdOcVideo can’t be loaded: Weekend Without Makeup – The Long Blondes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYhrca0M8o&ebc=ANyPxKq9P6bq3EDbHq0Im–_TZS4Yya7a2gtz_VW3oGo3st79WJOoAoYw7svVtgROSMriZcfsdOc)
Apols if the heads already know about this, but apparently every page of every issue of Oz magazine is online.
I don’t think anyone has commented on the passing of Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is the only book to make me cry. The main characters are superb, but I love the supporting cast too – the town drunk who isn’t for example. Such a rich and yet relatively short novel.
isn’t by a rock star:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIaFn5lsLd8Video can’t be loaded: Neil Patrick Harris – “Sugar Daddy” – from Hedwig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIaFn5lsLd8)