i really like this blog

particularly this guy;

happy christmasish
Continuing my occasional harvesting of the internet for things that blow my mind, my flatmate found me this:



don't fix my smile, life is long enough

long time no post
here's a heads up on next monday's show,
best band i've heard in a week of new bands

check out generator ^2nd Floor



on course to win the big ol' music prize, just incase you've overplayed the album, here's a big ol' remix for ya, and we all know what happened the last time someone put 'rave' in the title of an indie remix;

Rabbit heart (pest rave remix) - seriously.

best musical artist at latitide

Who was the best band I saw at latitude?
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!

promises i made to myself about my future whilst at a festival

I'm going to start a band,
I'm going to be a band,
I'm going to be a poet,
beat poet,
I'm going to become a DJ
I'm going to buy more albums
I'm going to work at more festivals,

Latitude festival

I worked at latitude this weekend, there is no way in hell I am going to review it here.
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

Mercury Music Prize

So, I'm totally going to repeat this on my radio show blog here, Internet connection wiling. but here are is the shortlist;

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 recently found this camera in my parent's house;

And so tried it out, amongst others it took these photos;

I was searching one of my favourite blog's history to check their remixes and found this picture, it's nice.
Sarah Watson, an art student from Lanashire Uni spent 3 weeks painting this skoda invisible. cool.
My fascination/disgust with twitter continues, I really like this piece, but then any guerilla art above '...was ere' usually gets my approval.

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

From 'yesterday i was talking to myself...'
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'm a big fan of the graphics on skate decks, when i used to skate totally bought my board based on the image underneath, which is why I love this auction, 50 unique decks by 50 different artists are up for sale in support of an action sports mentoring project at;

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)
There is so much amazing music being released within the next month, just as people get rid of the debt they accumulated at christmas and as the sun comes out, intrieging.
(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.

leaked music

I am refusing to get a twitter account purely for luddite reasons, i'm sure i'll get over it soon and spew my life onto the internet every 30 seconds.
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?

go subscribe!

autotune IS the pop industry

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