29: Broken Belled

Life is shit right now. I am drunk thanks to my parents and family. This album is helping me so much, especially this song. This post has basically became a homage to the wonders of Broken Bells and how they are going to help me through difficult times. And booze. In certain circumstances it is good. GOOD.


20: Spoken words an’ That.

I’d like to say that I have a love for spoken word but I don’t. I have a love for the few spoken word artists that I have come across but I haven’t bothered to research new ones or see anyone live.The first time I ever encountered someone was on a briefly lived music and poetry show called One Taste. And the artist was Polarbear (Twitter: @homeofpolar).

There’s more on his Youtube page as well as his site.

From that same show, and the same show as Polarbears rendition of Jessica, I discovered Inua Ellams. He is very different in style but brilliant, none the less.

What made me dredge up my interest was the new internet phenomenon, George Watsky, and his almost three million viewed video, Pale kid Raps Fast.

Now I like hip-hop and I appreciate his speedy delivery, near perfect pronunciation, and the personality he displays. Now imagine how happy I was to discover that not only does he have an album out but he also is a bit of a slam poetry God, as you can see from his other youtube videos, like this one below.

Hope some of you enjoy this.

010: I like Cheese.

I was at the pub tonight with a good friend, the girlfriend and my cousin who was working the bar one last night before heading back to Uni. A lot of fun tinged with a touch of sadness. Even though he is only up the road and pops down every month I still miss him. I guess you I kind of get used to his almost daily visits from over the wall.

Anyway, tonight was good. That’s what’s important.  I won the pool competition, had a few drinks, and played some cracking cheesy tunes on the jokebox – a must for a night out in The Farmers. Thanks to this jukebox and my cousin’s open mindedness of old tunes, especially more cheesy ones, my musical mind has been ripped apart and opened up to the wonders that it beholds.

Now I rush to the jukebox, pound coin in hand, ready to slam in some Prince, George Micheal, old Reggae and these two songs below. The Mighty Phil, but not the Cadbury Monkey Phil.

I love this song but never ever remember it when I’m sover and at home. It’s a pub/post-pub-Youtube classic. And then there’s this one, largely inspired by the wordly minded Scot.

What a tune. The lyrics are horrible. The tune is largely horrible. But it just works so well. You have to some up to the Borders and watch my cousin strut behind the bar to this song, it’s becoming a tourist attraction. Honest.

I should probably finish this beer and head to bed. Today and has been unplanned but I’ve enjoyed it. Much to do tomorrow, though. Including an earlier oneaday.

005: May Become A Tradition…

“I didn’t promise you a rose garden, along with the sunshine, there’s gonna be some rain, rain, rain, sometimes”

This has been circling around in my head all day, not only because it’s a great hook for a great track, but also because it’s my ringtone. Through repeated internal playings it has become somewhat embedded into my DNA and I’ve come to the realisation that it’s one of the most honest and personally touching quotes I have ever heard.

No matter how tough things get, and they always do, and whether the relationship is with family, partner, animal or a selection/all of the above, I’m going to remember this.

And yes, it sadly probably is available stitched on a pillow somewhere.

42. Musically Anal

Retentive, that is. What started out as a quick look through my CD box’s to find a Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee album, turned out as an epic quest to catalogue all the CD’s I have ever bought (although I did stop buying them a few years back due to lack of funds). So, here is my entire bought CD collection (as if anyone is interested. I just thought this was better than a “So, what did I today” post) (The ripped after certain albums is supposed to be in italics).

36 Crazyfists – Biterness the Star ripped

American Head Charge – The Art of War
Arcade Fire – Funeral ripped
Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach ripped
Alien Ant Farm – Anthology
At the Drive in – Relationship of Command ripped
At the Drive in – Acrobatic Tenement ripped
At the Drive in – in/Casino/out ripped
Artic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I am ripped
Audioslave – Revelations ripped
Audioslave – self titled ripped

British Blues Breakers
Beastie Boys – Root Down ripped
Beastie Boys – Liscensed To Ill
Box Car Racer – Self Titles ripped
Born To Be Wild – I
Born To Be Wild – II
Blues Compilation (3 Disc) – Livin’ the, Shakin’ the, Hell of a night…
Brendan Benson – Lapalco
Blur – The Very Best Of ripped
Blink 182 – Take Off your Pants and Jacket
Blink 182 – Enema of the State
Bill Hicks – Philosophy ripped
Bill Hicks – Flying Saucer Tour Vol.1
Belle and Sebastian – Push Barman to open Old Wounds
Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress ripped
Belle and Sebastian – Tigermilk ripped
Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen ripped
Buzzcocks – Love Bites ripped
Buzzcocks – A Different Kind of Tension ripped
Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady ripped
Buzzcocks – Many Parts ripped
Buddy Guy – Collection ripped
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Take Them On, On Your Own ripped
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Baby 81 ripped
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Howl ripped

Creedence Clearwater Revival – All Time greatest Hits ripped
Cream – Disraeli Gears ripped
Cream – I Feel Free – Ultimate Cream ripped
Calvin Harris – I Created Disco ripped

Doves – The Last Broadcast
De La Soul – 3 Feet high and Rising ripped
Desert Sessions – Volume 7 & 8 ripped
Desert Sessions – Volumes 9 & 10 ripped
Danger Doom – The Mouse and the Mask ripped
Distillers – Sing Sing Death House ripped
Deftones – White Pony ripped
Deftones – Saturday Night Wrist ripped
Deftones – Around The Fur ripped
Deftones – Adrenaline ripped
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing

Eric Clapton – Journeyman
Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds – Hits
Eels – Electro-shock Blues
Ella Fitzgerald – The Best of
Elmore James – 16 Greatest Hits ripped

Foo Fighters – One By One ripped
Foo Fighters – In Your Honour
Fionn Regan – The End of history ripped
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself ripped
Funky Good Time – Compilation

Gary Moore – Blues for Greeny
Green Day – Dookie ripped
Green Day – 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours ripped
Green Day – Warning
Guns and Roses – Appetite For Destruction

Helloween – Pink Bubbles Go Ape
Hootie and the Blowfish – Fairweather Johnson ripped
Hootie and the Blowfish – Musical Chairs ripped
Howlin’ Wolf – Killing Floor ripped
Howlin’ Wolf – King of the Blues (collection)
Hoobastank – self titled
Hatebreed – The Rise of Brutality

Incubus – Fungus Amongus ripped
Incubus – S.C.I.E.N.C.E. ripped
Incubus – Make Yourself ripped
Incubus – A Crow Left od the Murder ripped
Incubus – Light grenades ripped
Incubus – unplugged ripped
Incubus – Morning View ripped
Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights ripped
interpol – Antics ripped
Iced Earth – Live in Athens (2 disc)

Jack Johnson – On and On
Jack Johnson – Bushfire Fairytales
Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams
James Brown – Godfather of Soul
Jethro Tull – Through The Years
Jethro Tull – Warchild
Jethro Tull – This Was ripped
Jethro Tull – Aqualung ripped
Jessica Lea Mayfield – EP (signed)
Jeff Buckley – Mystery White Boy . Live 95/96
Jeff Buckley – Grace ripped
John Martyn – Solid Air Re-visited
Jurassic 5 – Quality Control ripped
Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers ripped
Jurassic 5 – self titled ripped
John Mayall – Steppin’ Out
John Mayall – Blues Breakers ripped
John Lee Hooker – Collection
just Jack – The Outer Marker

Kanye West – The College Dropout ripped
Kanye West – Late Registration ripped
Korn – Follow The Leader ripped
Korn – Issues
Kula Shaker – Self Titled ripped
Koncept Batonpunk – Parels Voor De Zwijnen

Louis Armstrong – CD2
Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Universal Masters Collection ripped
Led Zeppelin – IV ripped
Lightheaded – Wrong Way ripped

Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque
Marilyn Manson – Holywood
Mondo – Before The Fall
Matrix – Soundtrack
Matisyahu – Youth ripped
Mars Volta – Frances The Mute ripped
Mars Volta – Amputechture ripped
Mars Volta – De-loused in the Comatorium ripped
Megadeth – Cryptic Writings
Megadeth – Youthanasia ripped
Machine Head – Supercharged ripped
Mastodon – Blood Mountain ripped

Nick Drake – Pink Moon ripped
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left ripped
Nirvana – Nevermind ripped
Nirvana – Bleach
N.W.A – Greatest Hits

Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? ripped
Offspring – Smash ripped
Opeth – Orchid ripped
Opeth – Morningrise ripped
Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse ripped
Opeth – Still Life ripped
Opeth – Blackwater Park Deluxe Edition ripped
Opeth Deliverance ripped
Opeth – Ghost Reveries ripped
Our Lady Peace – Naveed
Offspring – Conspirancy Of One

Primal Scream – Dirty Hits
Prince – The Very Best of
Pantera – Far Beyond Driven
Porcupine Tree – Deadwing ripped
Porcupine Tree – Signify ripped
Porcupine Tree – In Absentia ripped
Pennywise – Straight Ahead ripped
People Under The Stairs – O.S.T ripped
People Under The Stairs – The Next Step ripped
People Under The Stairs – Question in the Form of an Answer ripped
Pearl Jam – Ten ripped
P.O.D – Satellite

Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris ripped
Queens of the Stone Age – Self titled ripped
Queens of the Stone Age – Lullabies to Paralyze ripped

Reef – Glow ripped
Ramones – Best of
Rancid – And out Some The Wolves ripped
Rancid – Life Won’t Wait ripped
Ray Charles – Blues and Soul Man
Robert Johnson – Beg, Borrow or Steal (3 Discs)
Run DMC – Raising Hell

Sheryl Crow – Tuesday night Music Club
Sine Star Project – Strange Girl (single)
Sine Star Project – Blue Born Earth Boy ripped
System of a Down – Hypnotize
System of a Down – Mezmerize
System of a Down – Self Titled ripped
System of a Down – Steal This Album
System of a Down – Toxicity ripped
Stonesour – Come What (ever) May ripped
Slipknot – IOWA
Services – Your Desmise is my Business ripped
Sonny Terry abd Brownie McGhee – Back Home Blues ripped
Skip James – Cypress Groover Blues ripped
Soundgarden – Superunknown ripped

Thirteen Sense – The Invitation
Toploader – Onka’s Big Moka
The Enemy – Away From Here (single)
The Ettes – Shake The Dust (signed) ripped
The Magic Numbers – self titled ripped
The Waves – self titled ripped
Thes one – Lifestyle Marketing ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – The Royal Society ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – Mister Mental (single) ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – Chicken CD2 (single) ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – Chicken CD1 (single) ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – Mister Mental (alternate Single) ripped
Thin Lizzy – Wild One ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – Phycosis Safari (single) ripped
The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster – I could be an Angle ripped






Zero 7 – When it Falls ripped

32. Musical Dope

I’ve written about music today, one of the pieces is my 10 random Ipod tracks for electro-candy, an example of which you can see here. The other is an album review, again for electro-candy, which I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to. It’s nice to come across new artists, even better when you get to review them. I’m not telling you who, you will find out when I finish the article and it gets published – probably midweek.

I have only written two music reviews so far and they have been an interesting experience. I’m thinking of copying the likes of #oneaday’s Andy Johnson, by doing retrospective pieces on albums that have made a big impact on my life. Maybe not as concise as Mr. Johnson’s but I’ll try none the less.

The other thought that has been in my head today is what are my top 5 (or 10) recording artists of all time? I have a very, very rough idea but I would have to do a lot more research into it. Hopefully I will actually follow this up and write said list, but I am notoriously bad for forgetting things. Especially things as challenging as this…

Irock an Ipod

I’ve had a bloody busy day today, as almost every Saturday has been this year – I was chopping up meat and serving sausages to old ladies at the local butchers, then entertaining the girlfriends brother (not related).

But what I have done is format and sort out my Ipod music, something that I have not done a for a good few years now, and I’ve decided to cut the shit and keep it good. There is a lot of music that I have to “check” first before I put on it as I don’t want to be stuck with a rubbish album on random shuffle. But still, I have managed to fill my 30gig Ipod with 11 gig od top-notch CHOONS!

What have I added? Well you are going to have to wait and find out when I eventually (wink wink) get invited to do a ’10 random Ipod Tracks’ over at Electro Candy. Rather than make you ill from thewait here is two artists that I’ve been dying to add…

P.O.S – Optimist

Fatso Jetson – Light Yourself On Fire