Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kings Of Leon- Carling Weekend

I have no idea how the Followills sit down. Or move. Or get their trousers zipped.

Friday, August 24, 2007

'Shoot The Runner'- Live at Abbey Road


But I liked 'Second Coming'

So it wasn't as good as 'The Stone Roses,' but what the hell is?

This review from Carling Weekend of Rev and The Makers sounds promising, though.

Arctic Monkeys mentor McClure puts on a show of self-confidence that makes the cocksure, swaggering Johnny Borrell look like Woody Allen. He turned his mike lead into a gun, pow-powing the audience, and shadow-boxed during the instrumentals like Ali before the rumble in the jungle. In between songs, he spewed out poetry that could well have come straight from the crib sheet of his hero, John Cooper Clarke. The band's intelligent funk-punk was like the best Ian Brown solo stuff, but with more intelligible vocals.

Better than: Anything the Stone Roses did after their first album.

Worse than: Seeing the Stone Roses for those brief few months when they were really as good as everyone says they were.

Anything this cute should be illegal

And for once, I'm not talking about my rock boys. Look at the baby Orangutan! And the mama!


Gee, do you think that Webby and Pedro were drinking a wee bit? Nice Rosary, Kieren.....
DESIGNERS at Prada and Luis Vuitton would be tearing their hair out if they saw their bags being soaked by a Scots rock band.

But thankfully for The View, management at the new Mulberry store on Ingram Street didn't mind the Dundee band's champagne exploits.

The rockers shook a fizzed-up bottle and ended up spraying it over designer handbags and guests at the shop openingin Glasgow.

At least five bags were splashed, however management laughed it off as "the most rock 'n' roll launch we've ever done", despite an estimated £5000 worth of damage.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Random Ten

1. Willow Song- Doves
2. Meat Is Murder- The Smiths
3. Raspberry Beret- Prince & The Revolution
4. For Tomorrow- Blur
5. Levon- Elton John
6. Dirty Harry- Gorillaz
7. Filthy/Gorgeous- Scissor Sisters
8. For The Girl- The Fratellis
9. What A Waster- Adam Green
10. Middle Eastern Holiday- Hard-Fi

11. Lady Marmalade- LaBelle
12. Melt Your Heart- Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

*fans self*

Lawdy, I may have to retire to my fainting couch, Drew McConnell looks so good here.....

'Talk Tonight'- Noel and Wellah!

While some might say* that many Oasis lyrics do not make a lick of sense (how does walk slowly down a hall, and still be faster than a cannonball), you can't deny that Big Brother can write a hell of a melody. And with lovely Paul-on-the-keys bonus.....

*sorry about that

Gossip- 'Jealous Girls'


Nice socks, Carlos

Mr. Barat as Gene Vincent in the upcoming biopic of Joe Meek.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lazyitis- Happy Mondays

Well, I'm a mess now

and not a hot one. These shots from Tony's funeral made me cry, especially the one of Oliver Wilson and Hooky. And for some reason, the one of Vini Reilly. And Rowetta.

Shaun looks positively dapper in his suit. Well done, Reverend Ryder.....

Too cool

Manchester never knew how much it would miss Tony Wilson. Yesterday, beneath a grey northern sky, the city's sense of loss for the man who had been the life and soul of its party for so many years was clear.

Family and friends of the man known as "Mr Manchester" attended a private funeral ceremony at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, known as the Hidden Gem, in the city centre.

Fans gathered outside the church to pay their final respects to the founder of Factory Records and the Ha├žienda nightclub.

A roll call of famous Mancunians turned out to remember Wilson, a champion of the city, who died earlier this month, aged 57, after a prolonged battle with kidney cancer. They included the Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook, whose bands were key to the Factory Records success story.

Peter Saville, who co-founded the iconic record label with Wilson, gave a reading during the mass. So too did Richard Madeley, who worked alongside Wilson at Granada Television, and arrived at the service with his wife Judy Finnigan.

After the service, which included the hymns "Hail Queen of Heaven" and "To Be A Pilgrim", six pallbearers, including Wilson's son, carried the coffin out of the church to the sound of the Happy Monday's track "Bob's Your Uncle".

Monday, August 20, 2007

calton hill 046

calton hill 046, originally uploaded by nushbush.

Blur- 'Beetlebum'

Though one may tend to fixate, ahem, FOCUS, on Damo and Alex in this clip, don't forget Graaaahhhhmay and his brilliant guitar bit.

Well said

from Steve Coogan's tribute to Tony Wilson-

"In the late 70s there were quite a lot of arty, lower middle class, catholic Manchester grammar school boys. Some of them tried to form bands; others (me) just bought records and listened to them. Tony was the apotheosis of those baby boomers who wanted to reach beyond their background and find the poetry in this post-industrial landscape. He gave confidence and legitimacy to an army of haltingly insecure men. Put simply, he showed it wasn't poofy to wear nice clothes and use long words. But above all he was a true civic champion, who found excitement and creativity on his own doorstep. Under his stewardship, Manchester became and still is an alternative metropolis. That is his legacy.


It seems that Wee The View lads were unable to resist stealing a golf cart at the Lowlands Festival, and that one of the boys fell out during their wild ride. No one was injured, thankfully. Oh, those kids!

Let's face it, Kyle, Kieren, Pete and Steve could do just about anything, and I'd still fawn over them. Say if one of them was arrested for cocaine possession and another was for driving the wrong way down a one-way street with one Peter Doherty.

Wait, those things already happened? Lads! Behave yourselves. See, I'm helpless against the cute....

Sunday, August 19, 2007

L.S.F- UK version

vastly superior to the Yank version, in my opinion. And the henley makes an initial appearance.