Monday, 19 October 2009

An warm, knitted autumn podcast

Autumn. Love it or hate it…or maybe love it AND hate it. For every fluffy pile of leaves to jump in there's soggy shoes and giant spiders. You marvel at the beautiful colours everywhere, but the daylight only lasts as long as the working day, so there's no time to enjoy it. You get excited about snuggling in front of the fireplace only to remember that you live in London and can't afford a flat with a working fireplace.

This is quite a mellow podcast. Better suited for strolling through pretty parks than jumping in piles of leaves. Kinda like the musical equivalent of a knitted jumper. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Robot Ate Me – Just One Girl
2. Vit Päls – Vackert Väder
3. Quasi – It's Raining
4. Burl Ives – A Little Bitty Tear
5. Only Son – Only A Tool
6. Let's Go Sailing – Heart Condition
7. Pavement – Harness Your Hopes
8. All-time Quarterback – Dinner At Eight In The Suburbs
9. Palace Music – The Mountain Low
10. Camper Van Beethoven – Good Guys & Bad Guys
11. Pit Er Pat – Baby's Fist
12. Laurel Music – Dreams And Lies
13. Megamoog – Icicle
14. Mount Eerie – Domesticated Dog
15. Park Ave. – All Boy Band
16. The Mekons – Only Darkness Has The Power
17. Azure Ray – November

Download it HERE

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Baby Come Dance With Me

So, last night was an absolute blast. Found out that Adam Green was playing a (not very well-kept) secret show at The Flowerpot in Kentish Town, so we headed down. The show was meant to start at 9pm, but I really didn't want to miss out, so we got there around seven. Good thing we did, cause around eight it was completely mobbed with a queue around the whole buliding.

It was just a brilliant show, with an electric atmosphere you don't get very often at gigs these days. Adam played with a full band and played a mix of newer songs and oldies, including classics like Jessica, Dance With Me and No Legs. It's a real shame I only had my phone with me, since I pretty much had the best position in the house for pictures.


I decided to try the video recording on my phone during Dance With Me, but the quality is really, really terrible. Anyway, you get the idea :)

Definitely in the best gigs of 2009 list.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Post cards...

The third thing I ever posted on this blog was a postcard from a place in Edmonton called Story Land Valley. I had found it in a charity shop somewhere and just liked the look of it. This afternoon I was in another charity shop browsing through the postcard bin and surprisingly I found another postcard from Story Land Valley.

This time it's a picture of 'The Raccoon Club House'.

I really love the look of this place. If I ever go to Edmonton, Alberta I need to look it up.