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.