Rabbit heart (pest rave remix) - seriously.
not that i got to see much music given I was telling people which bin to put their rubbish in for most of it but;
it's a tie
Thom Yorke - although i only caught the end of his set, i heard most of it from across the lake and he played everything in it's right place .'nuff said.
65daysofstatic, it was something like the 9th time I've seen them, they are yet to disappoint, played a lot of stuff off their soon to be released album, which sounds spectacular.
Kuran and the wolfnotes who are unsigned but I totally hit up on my radio show in march, don't let the rough demo's put you off, better by the minute and four limbs were both time stoppers, they were pretty confident on stage but showed at times the potential to own it, i think by the time the album hits our hands they will be an unstoppable force, or they will collapse under the weight of the hype that has been growing around them from pretty much the start of the year. wooo!
I'm going to be a band,
I'm going to be a poet,
I'm going to become a DJ
I'm going to buy more albums
I'm going to work at more festivals,
But I did spend a lot of my time in the poetry and literary tent, I got to see polar bear (not the jazz band which seemed to be a bit of a dissapointment people in the audience) and disocvered Molly Naylor, you can read some of her poems for free over there
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
La Roux - La Roux
Florence And The Machine - Lungs
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew (stream of the whole album)
The Invisible - the Invisible
Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Men
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
To hell with impartiality, I hope speech debelle gets it, with florence coming in second, she doesn't really need the mercury effect. but check out led bid anyway cos they, like, rock, yeah.
Barclaycard Mercury are streaming a 30 second clip of each artist, which is why I'm linking you places where you can hear the whole of the albums in question for free, well the one's you're least likely to have heard anyway.
isn't it nice when the banks are sponsoring a music prize, i'd like to think they met at the "we're all doomed but it's your fault" club.
I do not own the image nor am I resposible for it's genuis, please don't sue me.
The artist is called questionmarc, based out of Nottingham UK it would appear, he's got better pictures of this and his other work in his website here.
my life is a typo
my cat has been biting my cheeks lately
she sits on my face and bites
i look at her and show her my face is sad
i say 'look, my face is sad and it's all your fault'
she makes a face like 'oh'
i told my friend about my cat
she said 'your life is pretty much a bestseller'
i thought 'life is shit'
then i realized that most bestsellers are shit
she was right
will you pay me for living?
i'm a bestseller
by Ellen Kennedy
I really like Ellen Kennedy's poetry, plus you can read it for free! Its part of a collection at bearparade.com, it is "collections of poetry and short fiction, and is free for everyone."
thats free love right there, genius.
if you're too lazy to find Ellen on the site here's the link;
yesterday I was talking to myself...
I think these two are amazing but check out the others.
by Aubey Stanlnaker (to her website) the design is made with balloons!
by Vanessa Miller (having a hard time finding her website)
(check out basement jaxx - raindrops, clavin harris - stay up for the weekend, the new maccabees album...)
Particularly hot at chosing new music are '...and you will know know us by the trail of dead' over here in the UK they have Middle Class Rut supporting their tour, but even better Funeral Party supported them over in the US, around destroying stages at SXSW. this is the type of music, in my mind, no age, the rapture and DFA would have produced where they piled into the same studio, on top from. glorious.
But there is a twitter that tells you when an upcoming album leaks which is pretty depressing or informing depending on your veiw(s) on downloading i guess.
did it leak?
This is what happened when someone put a baby crying through Auto-Tune, the instrumemt that is mainly used to 'improve' music by correcting a singer's pitch, and every now and again Cher or T-Pain or Kanye tries to sing into it and decides it's actually a really a big effects machine.
pointless post really