20 October 2008

"This is Bob. Bob had bitch tits"

Funny how things can change in like less than a year.....and definitely not for the better.
Ughh I don't wanna start being emo now, after a good day, on a new blog.

Let's just say it's the female of the species yet again.
Quell suprise....


After listening to "The Seldom Seen Kid" by Elbow properly, right the way through, I finally see what all the fuss is about. Am I a little late for the bandwagon?

"I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. I am Jack's smirking revenge. I am Jack's wasted life. I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection. I am Jack's broken heart. I am Jack's raging bile duct. I am Jack's cold sweat."

19 October 2008


If anyone has an essay on the social/culutral revolution of the 1960s handy, then please send me it :D
God, I hate missing deadlines lol.

LOL of the week tbh

The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die!
"Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options!"

18 October 2008

I'm a realist...

I'm falling in love with The Cribs all over again. Can't wait for the new album, whenever that may be.

Anyways, I said I'd do reviews and I shall do them now!
Although on short one as I cba doing anything long right now.

Glasvegas - Glasvegas - 9/10
Just buy it alright? I'm gonna keep going on about it

Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed - 7/10
You've probably never heard of them, but they're better than pointless, insipid Pigeon Detective-esque bands

How To Lose Friends And Alienate People - 7/10
Typical romantic comedy, but with Simon Pegg, so definitely worth it tbh

White Lies - Death EP - 8/10
Another band I'm going to keep bainging on about. You may think they sound utterly miserable (as well as Glasvegas) but remember that not everything has to be all bright and cheery. We're in a recession, people!

And another thing, a Superdrug tuna mayo sandwich is £1.49, yet an egg mayo one is £2.30. Does that make any sense at all?
I think I'm turning into a grumpy old man about 45 years too early....

"I'm a romantic, I'm an indecisive piece of shit"

14 October 2008

Nothing but the truth

It's over 24 hours later and I still haven't done that history homework :/
One of these days, I'm gonna get organasised

Just thought, since I seem to be a Wikipedia of musical knowledge, at least amongst most people I know, I'd reccomend some bands to listen to, old and new :)

Bright Eyes - Supposedly "emo" folky indie
Glasvegas - If you don't know them by now, then you obviously do not listen to a word I say/type
The Hold Steady - One of the best bands in the world, crunching American barroom rock
The Rakes - Joy Division meets The Jam?/Arctic Monkeys if they had proper jobs in the city?
Those Dancing Days - Super sweet Swedish indie pop
White Lies - Gloomy stadium rawk, with quite a dark edge

That should be enough for now.
Might do some review tomorrow. Woop :)
Not sure what of, but hopefully tomorrow haha.

"America: It's like Britain, only with buttons."

13 October 2008

Funeral For People's Music Taste

Ughh, history homework takes the absolute Michael. Great way to start off a new blog eh? By moaning. Well get used to it; it's one of my favourite pasttimes.
Just got back from the Last Shadow Puppets gig in Manc. Twas pretty fucking good tbh. Possibly the thrid best gig I've been to (sorry Morrissey). Missed the support act (Ipso Facto), though from the songs I've heard, I wasn't exaclty missing The Beatles. Walked past James Ford outside, and said hi to Miles Kane. Wish I'd got a photo with him :/.
Anyways, everyone should go see them at the Electric Proms later this month.

And now for more moaning. It's the result of an MSN convo with someone, who'd just got back from a Funeral For A Friend gig at the Barfly. Proclaiming it to be:


Yeah, I know what yr thinking. Fan-girl-ness to the extreeeeeme. Noone in their right mind can proclaim FFAF to be the best band ever. Seriously. First of all, in comparison to the legends of music, they're absolute codswallop. Even in comparison to a lot of bands around today, FFAF are still pretty bad. They started off as a pretty decent proto-emo/hard rock band, but seem to have evolved into a bland, boring, below average stadium rock band. Something we really, really do not need right now. I guess the best analogy would be a fiesty little terrier that has been neutered and is now a tame little lapdog. I really can't believe anyone can actually think they're worthy of "BEST BAND EVORRR LOL!1" titles

In my opinion, for a band to be declared "best ever", they need to meet certain criteria. For instance: life changing albums/songs/gigs, more than one memorable song, a clear message, fucking melodies, a wider fanbase than a bunch of faux-emo kids, fan girls who want to have the bands collective offspring and people who can't name all of The Beatles.

Bands who fit this criteria: The Clash, The Smiths, The Beatles, Manic Street Preachers, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, The Verve, Radiohead, Sex Pistols.
And for bands still around who could very well be some of the best ever, look to Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, The Cribs, Glasvegas, Arcade Fire, The Hold Steady, TV On The Radio, Klaxons, Kings Of Leon, Bloc Party and The Coral.

Seriously people, sort out yr music tastes. I know some of you do listen to some incredible stuff etc etc. And I also know it's everyone's own opinion on what music they listen to, but still, you could do better than Funeral For A bloody Friend.

"You've made a happy man very old."