Saturday, August 11, 2007

'L.S.F.'- T In the Park 2006

So, this isn't the best the boys have ever looked, though I love Serge's dancing and Thomas is fully rocking the gigantic Ewan-thing, but this is my favorite live version of this song. Ever.


Oh, this is promising. Go listen to the new Babyshambles single. If the rest of the album is this good, I think we might have a live one.....

Listen here

Friday, August 10, 2007


, originally uploaded by yellowdogandy.

The View at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Preston

A repeat, but a lovely one. Fwaaaah Kieran.

You can see the scar on his arm (all the Wee The View lads branded themselves with Wee Kyle's grans Rosary before going on tour with Primal Scream).

Take heed of ye warning

Take heed of ye warning, originally uploaded by briggso.

Let it be known

that tomorrow is my 29th (ahem) birthday, so I will be posting stuff that makes me smile all weekend.

I'm the Queen of the weekend, bitches!


Tony Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records, has died at the age of 57.

Born Anthony H. Wilson on February 20, 1950 in Salford, England, he went on to become a renowned broadcast journalist, band manager, record label executive and night club owner.

As the Factory Records boss, he was responsible for signing legendary bands including
Joy Division and New Order to his label. Also, as owner of the renowned Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, he played a key role in the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s that mixed indie rock and dance music and included artists such as Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses.

The Hacienda, which hosted
Madonna's first UK television appearance in 1983, was forced to close in the late 1990s as it was losing money allegedly because its patrons were taking ecstasy rather than buying drinks at the club.

Wilson reportedly became involved in the Manchester music scene in the 1970s when hosting the culture and music programme 'So It Goes' on Granada

After covering a Sex Pistols performance at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1976, he described the experience as "nothing short of an epiphany" and booked the band for one of the first television broadcasts of British punk rock.

These aspects of Wilson's life were later chronicled in the semi-fictional 2002 feature film '24 Hour Party People', in which he was portrayed by British actor Steve Coogan.

More recently, Wilson was involved in In The City, a yearly music festival and conference that takes place in Manchester and New York City, which he co-founded with his partner Yvette Livesey.

In 2005 he launched F4, the fourth incarnation of the Factory Records label. Earlier this year, the music mogul was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery to have one of his kidneys removed.


Sexy! No No No... - Girls Aloud

Random ten

1. Yesterday's News- Whiskeytown
2. Superbad (Parts 1 & 2)-James Brown
3. Loose- Primal Scream (live at Dingwalls 1988)
4. Alala- CSS
5. Coming Down- The View
6. I Can't Decide- Scissor Sisters
7. I.D.- Kasabian (Glastonbury '07)
8. Catch the Sun- Doves
9. Last Of the Small Town Playboys- Dirty Pretty Things
10. Blockbuster- The Sweet

11. Naive- The Kooks
12. Up the Junction- Squeeze

Thursday, August 09, 2007

OMG- Iowa City

Hmmmm, I'm thinking a road trip would be supercalfragilistic to The People's Republic of Iowa City.....

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I like this girl

Ms. Remi Nicole has some great taste in music.

Stronger Than Me, Amy Winehouse
This song still gets me every time I hear it. I know Back to Black is the album everyone goes on about and I do love it, but I also think her first album Frank (from which this song is taken) is great. I might even prefer it because I was so blown away when I heard it. Stronger Than Me is the song of hers that I identify with the most.

All Day and All Night, the Kinks
What I like about the Kinks is that they sound so much of their era, 60s beat kind of stuff, but it also sounds really modern and new. I guess that's maybe because they had a very distinctive sound which a lot of contemporary bands replicate, but it still doesn't sound overplayed. A definitive classic.

All You Need Is Love, the Beatles
Everyone knows the Beatles wrote great pop songs, but All You Need Is Love is typical of why they were so good. They can take this really simple, clear sentiment and make you feel it in a way that you hadn't thought of before. It's such a logical idea but it works.

A Message To You Rudy, the Specials
I know the lyrics are serious but they really just remind me of being a kid and being naughty and to literally stop messing around. I know I'll be listening to this song for a long time.

Got My Favourite, Jack Penate
I think Penate is a perfect example of what we now call modern day
pop music. I think he has the potential to be huge while still having a niche sound. In particular, his song Got My Favourite, which I think is about trainers, is across the board great: it's catchy, fun, clever.

Mardy Bum, Arctic Monkeys
This song has an amazing melody and it's so funny. As a girl, I know we can be real mardy bums. One of my friend's boyfriends used to sing this to her when she was annoyed, as I'm sure lots of boyfriends do. I like the way Turner's singing about trying to make someone smile when they've got a face on, we all know what that's like. They're a proper good bit of British talent are the Arctic Monkeys.

Ryan Adams - Answering Bell

I love, love, love this song.

I really like it, get it?

Acoustic Superstar

My theory on the Mercury Prize? Arctics, The Winehouse and Klaxons are going to split the vote, and Wee The View lads will walk away with the award.

In the Same Jeans that they've had on for four days now, with their Face(s)For the Radio.

They'll Dance Into the Night with Claudia and the Wasted Little DJs.

After going to their Grans For Tea with The Don and Skag Trendy.

No Posh Boys allowed, though.

I'll just shut up now.

Here's Wee Kyle and Wee Pete-


Tuesday, August 07, 2007



With Dizzee and The 'Shambles. For some reason, I think Peter might have a bit of trouble getting a visa.

via the Best. Email. Ever. Thanks, QB!

This is great!

Girls Aloud performing their new single at T4 on the beach. Bulletproof dumb pop genius. Xenomania=Gods of Pop

I did NOT need to see this first thing in the AM

What. The. HELL?

Lily Allen has been banned from the US after being stopped at Los Angeles airport.The singer had her US visa cancelled after being held at an American airport, locked in a cell and strip-searched, reports The Mirror."I am trying everything I can to sort this out. I don't like letting my fans down," explained Allen. "It is my intention to play my American dates in September. This depends on authorities granting me a new work visa."

She added: "I want my fans to know that I will do everything I can to be back in America in September. I don't like letting my fans down and this is a situation that I am sure we can sort."She was challenged by US custom and immigration officers at Los Angeles international airport on Sunday (August 5).

My ongoing problem with US customs officials continues unabated.


Give me a fucking break. Grrrrrr.......

update- Never mind. Damn you, NME. I'm still pissed about The View, though.

Monday, August 06, 2007

The-View 4

The-View 4, originally uploaded by Danny North.

felt I needed to revisit this- my favorite wee bass player and my favorite beer. God or whomever bless Kieran and Stella.

A comment

I truly feel that the Fashion Rocks writers missed the boat on one bit.

They had a feature on Nas and Kelis, and one on The Winehouse, yet never mentioned that Amy's song, 'Me and Mr. Jones,' is about her boyfriend failing to obtain tickets to a Nas concert.

Sadly, the best possible response is-

"What kind of fuckery is this?"

What Became Of the Likely Lad?


1. Peter will be v.v.v.v.v. sorry and promise oh so sincerely to change his ways


2. Boyfriend won't show up at all

Your guess is as good as mine, though I'm guessing the former rather than the latter, as he's still trying to get back with La Moss.

Hoping this winds up more Keith Richards than Sid Vicious. For everyone concerned.

Pete Doherty is due in court at 10am tomorrow morning (August 7).The Babyshambles singer is due to attend West London Magistrates Court to be sentenced for a drugs charge.Doherty pleased guilty to possessing class A drugs on July 3, and was ordered to reappear for sentencing tomorrow.The charges releate from May 5 when he was stopped by police in Kensington High Street, central London. Having pleaded guilty to possessing quantities of crack, heroin, cannabis and ketamine, as well as two driving offences, the singer is also facing an additional charge of failing to appear in court without reasonable excuse after he turned up late to the initial hearing.

Best. Headline. EVER.

I can't stop snickering.

Tabloid Hell: Robbie to tackle Beckham's Rudebox?

Singer and footballer to play on-screen lovers?
06.Aug.07 11:55am

Silly season not so much stepped up a gear as clamped on another afterburner today (August 6).Cripes! The tabs are reporting the hot, hot news that new Los Angeles resident David Beckham may be performing alongside Robbie
- as one half of a very trendy gay couple indeed. Apparently the makers of 'Desperate Housewives' want Goldenballs and the ex-Take That man to bunk up for an episode of their show, and are confident Beckham's up to the challenge.

Rave On

Love this picture from the Fashion Rocks supplement.....

The NME is trying to kill me, part 876

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray to whomever my soul to keep.
If I die before I wake,
I don't give a shit,
because Thomas and Sergio look so good here.