Don’t you just love cooking to music ? Rocking the wok ? Quintessence = Vegetable Stir Fry ? Yes please! Iggy Pop Noddle Bad Boy ? Hmm Hmm ! Rick Wakeman Sardines On Toast ? Omelette ? I thought you’d never ask..
There’s nothing more exhilarating than some joyous fiddling and so this track by young folk rock band Skenet really hit the spot for me. They’ve just released their debut album, Allting rullar (Everything rolls? everything flows?), and you can give it a listen on Spotify.
A Swedish band that I really must try to catch live.
If this doesn’t get Mr Cheshire Cat donning his clogs and waving his hanky, I don’t know what will.
UKIP have to be stopped. The world must know that this is not who we are.
Tigger’s heretical post on Abbey Road sent me back to listen to the album last night. My favourite song on the album is “You Never Give Me Your Money”, and while it was playing a sudden thought struck me – has there ever been, for ANY band, a single line in a single song that so perfectly encapsulates their whole experience than “Oh! That magic feeling”? It’s just perfect – if I were a Beatles biographer I would use it for the title of my book.
Great fan of Timothy Spall and Mike Leigh, really looking forward to seeing Turner. Er…..I think its a really poor film, massively hyped but emperors new clothes for me.We gave up after an hour of nothing much apart from the grunting noises Has anyone else seen this – am I missing something?
We open (at least I think we do, my TiVo started a bit late) with a Blondie video for Atomic. On the unedited version I may have missed Shakin Stevens making his debut with Hotdog. Lots to enjoy with Blondie. Debbie literally looks great in a bin bag. There’s interpretative backing dancers, and some metal squares hung from the ceiling in a kind of Andy Warhol vibe. Then The Beat are in the studio with Hands Off She’s Mine. Has Saxa lost twenty years or is that not him on the sax? A repeat of the Buggles studio clip playing Plastic Age – that marigolds wearing keyboard player is a right wag isn’t he. It’s not a bad pop song. Then a dull Tourists song on repeat – so Good To Be Back Home. Now hide behind your sofa. First sighting of Fern Kinney with the monstrously catchy We Are Beautiful. Yet another repeat of a cliff video for Carrie. It’s a good programme – The Ramones are next with Baby I Love You. How cool do they look? Very. Jeans, leather jackets, fringes and colour coded t-shirts. The editors insert some lovely cutaways to the Totp orchestra playing along, » Continue Reading.
On the old site it was easy to post Youtube clips but they way I used to do it doesn’t work anymore. Did I miss something about posting on the new site?
I will be in London tomorrow (Sunday), looking for some live music, ideally a bit bluesy, a bit jazzy.
What would people recommend?
and thanks for your help Hannah … I was more than usually incompetent with the logging in thing.
I did this for my Sister-in-Law’s cousin,who is Mexican-American and obsessed by Morrissey. enjoy
Not seen this before. This is truly heartbreaking
One loves live entertainment – whether that be music gigs, theatre, stand-up, The Arsenal or poetry. However, in recent years my attendance at the same seems to diminish. With The Boy now working in London and The Princess studying in Edinburgh, if I see something “great”, I will encourage (i.e. maybe pay for) them to go see.
Recent(ish) things include The Unthanks, The Decemberists, an Ivor Cutler Celebration, Elvis Costello amongst others.
As many of us appear to be of a certain age, may I ask:
– am I wrong or am I right?
– what should I and/or my fellow Aterworders focus upon others to see on our behalf?
The fortnightly feature for 2015, foisting fine fragments of culture, whether music, art, film, etc for each successive letter is here again. Will you find your love under the letter ‘F’?
This wee beauty came on earlier… Flame by Sebadoh.
Remember this cureo from the days when charity singles were new? The metal community did their version of Live Aid. Marvellous stuff, organised by Ronnie James Dio who shows again what a great singer he is. Much gurning, fist clenching, screwed up face singing, leather trousers and widdly solos within. A stirring song too. I love the YouTube comment “every time I see this I want to get some rad shades and a white blazer”. Hugely good hearted and they look like they’re having the time of their lives. Loving David St. Hubbins in the chorus too.
3 top tracks in a row…
Beasley Street – John Cooper Clarke Carry on wayward son – Kansas Everybody`s got to learn sometimes – Korgis
I blame the Bitburger.
Very few decent songs. Glossily produced and edited. Middle of the road music for the middle aged. The Beatles worst album.
Convince me otherwise….
by singing Lloyd Cole’s Brand New Friend in the voice of Jimmy Durante. I recommend this. The line “Jane was in her toitle neck” is particularly satisfying.
It’s a laff a minute at Moose towers.
Tired of his life as the launderette hitman at the behest of the coughing fat thing (person?) as he blew and flapped the the Kwik Save bags from the attic , whistling his version of redemption he ..
To me a live album should be a double, just to get a near experience of the night. Genesis LIve, Another LIve and 801 LIve are the only single lives that blew me away and still do. Sometimes the double/triple live doesn’t cut it either…
Todd Rundgren – Back to the Bars ELP – Welcome back etc. KIng Crimson – Earthbound KIng Crimson – USA Roxy Music – Viva! (really needed to be a double) Led Zeppelin – The Song etc. Fields of the Nephilim – Earth Inferno Mott the Hoople – Live Play Dead – Caught from Behind Killing Joke – Love Like Blood Roy Harper – Flashes from the Archives etc. Tangerine Dream – Encore
Here’s something wonderful…
Happy Friday Afterworkers,
( For those between or beyond work Happy Friday to you too !)
Your task is to drop in two lines of any song which are just so breathtakingly magnificent, that you wonder why anyone else bothers………….you may of course,wait until the pint of no return has been reached, but you’re all competing for the bronze, because the gold and silver go to
Your day breaks, your mind aches You find that all the words of kindness linger on when she no longer needs you
She’s so swishy in her satin and tat, In her frock coat and bibbity – bobbity hat
so in third place
The time may be nigh to replace my old hifi. It’s a great Pioneer system, but its now over 25 years old. The CD players no longer work, and it’s now mainly used to play the TV through, either films/TV or music via an Apple TV box. It gives great sound – Im not sure what the output is but I can never put it up to full volume. Now, how would your modern mini hifi speakers compare – most seem to be about 30w output (?) – have they moved on a lot in 25 years? Could I just connect my old speakers up to the TV or does it have to run through an amp? I very rarely actually put on a CD these days – listening via iTunes library instead – but I’d like to still have the option. So does anyone have a favourite mini hifi they’d recommend? And what’s the diff between mini and micro hifi?