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19 May

Don’t make me fall out of love

This blog is stolen from NPR, which in turn was linked from lastyearsgirl, but I couldn’t resist.

1. Band You Really Thought You Had Something With — They Said They’d Call But You Never Heard From Them Again

My mind escapes me but I’m pretty sure my record collection is littered with bands that look like they are going to be amazing and then just drift away never to be heard of again, including those that produce a couple of singles which the great British public ignore because they are thick as fuck, come forward Chicks for example, and wouldn’t know good music if it hit them round the head with a cricket bat (in fact can I do that to people who have tastes I don’t agree with, please?).

I’d want to try and argue Jeff Buckley, but not sure if blaming his death for not calling is very PC really, so I’m going to go with Ultrasound, especially as they split up the same day I was due to see them at a festival….selfish bastards.

2. Your Best Friend’s Girlfriend Or Boyfriend You Secretly Want To Hook Up With

I follow the blogs of my friends as I am most of you do and they constantly name bands that you hope are cool as they sound so interesting and you trust your friends judgements on so many things, but alas they can sometimes disappoint and just now the band that does that the most is FOUND. They sound so interesting, exciting and seem to have all the ingredients which I should click with, but I listened to the album and there was nothing. I will give it another go though just in case.

3. The Rebound: Bands You Start To Date After Everyone Else Is Through With Them

I’m struggling with this one which makes it sound like I am boasting and always on the mark with new and upcoming bands, not missing a single cool new act (which is actually the case, but anyway), ugh. I could argue TV on the Radio as I didn’t really get the first album for whatever reason, but now I love their latest whereas everyone seems to think they have gone commercial and are rubbish. Again, they would be wrong.

4. Band You Broke Up With, Then Got Back Together

This would have to be Green Day, after their first few albums were so amazing (come forward Dookie and Insomniac), they produced the completely dull and uninspired Nimrod and Warning, before finally coming back with American Idiot and blowing us all away again (we’ll ignore the part with me falling out with them again following the release of 21st Century Breakdown).

5. Band That Broke Up With You

The article I stole this from lists the obvious current one, The White Stripes. A band I thought would continue for ever and continue to surprise me with something exciting and full of energy every few years. Instead they have left us with all of Jack White’s offshoots that are just boring 70s music for men.

Also important are Sleater Kinney, leaving after a great album and seemingly still full of great tunes, but out of the exit door they walked without thinking of the pain it might cause us kids.

24 Apr

Episode 11

So we’ve got to Episode 11 already for slideintomyhand and I think that’s quite good considering I never normally stick to anything. It doesn’t fit in with a monthly count so number 12 won’t be my anniversary (will need to think about a theme for that, argh what could I do?), but it will be a themed episode with the Scottish elections coming up as well as the referendum on the British voting system, but that’s not for a couple of weeks so let’s talk about the current episode instead shall we?

We have a special guest Milo McLaughlin contributing a couple of tracks to this months podcast, he writes the excellent Clear-Minded Creative website which has loads of great articles about being creative and is generally a good bloke who I only ever seem to talk to when he’s drunk (so I don’t know if he is nice when he’s sober come to think of it?), which makes him sounds like a drunken bum but as he’s getting married next month I am sure he isn’t. I hope all goes well on the big day and you have an amazing honeymoon in the Big Apple.

My voice starts of a little strange on this one, and had to go back and do some editing as was trying to write this at the same time as do the last couple of tracks, stupid Steve, so I hope it comes out ok. Well I hope you enjoy it and do please leave some feedback as feeling very unloved, till next time kids.

Listen to it here,

And download from here.

1. TV on the Radio – Repetition
2. The Babies – Breakin’ the Law
3. Starfucker – Born
4. Edwyn Collins – What is my Role
5. Acid House Kings – I Just Called to Say Jag Alskar Dig
6. Gold Panda – Like Totally
7. Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke – Ego
8. Kryptic Minds – The Things They Left Behind
9. Herman Dune – Take Him Back to New York City
10. My Little Pony – Breakup with Myself
11. Care Bears on Fire – Five Minute Boyfriend