Monthly Archives: February 2011

‘Happy Indie Music’ – Reuben and my last fm vs. My own self-image: pt.2

  The saga continues… 25. The Tallest Man On Earth Jaunty folkie. Indeterminate – 8 24. Drive-By Truckers Swings and roundabouts… Indeterminate – 9 23. Big Boi Big Boi is like a one-man walking party. Only with more sex and … Continue reading

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‘Happy Indie Music’ – Reuben and my last fm vs. My own self-image: pt.1

When asked to describe my music taste today, part of a rather tangential conversation about not very much of anything, Reuben said he thought I was into ‘happy indie music’. That threw me a bit, I’ve always thought of myself … Continue reading

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Just what the doctor ordered

So I got adrenaline injected directly into my shoulder today*. Strangely, it wasn’t a whole lot of fun; makes this awesome new Pitchfork column all the better though… http://pitchfork.com/features/out-the-trunk/7932-out-the-trunk-1/ It’s a well-written hip-hop mixtape rundown, something I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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Inevitable ‘Woo, Mountain Goats!!!’ post

This seems like a decent way to celebrate that the Mountain Goats are touring in the UK again this May. Which is several different shades of awesome. Dates are as follows; May 22 –¬†Whelans, Dublin, Ireland 24 –¬†Coalition, Brighton, England … Continue reading

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Every repost is a repost repost

The Pitchfork article kinda has this covered, but I feel that I have to add that a) I genuinely love Yo La Tengo b) Who else would have actually gone through with doing this for an entire half hour of … Continue reading

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Another argument for reunions…

Not much needs saying here…

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Adventures in singing really really high, being awesome, and posting four versions of the same song

Jonsi’s best known as ‘that guy from Sigur Ros, you know, the one who nobody believes is a guy when they hear them… yeah, that guy’. He put out a solo album last year, sounded like a denser, poppier Sigur … Continue reading

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Apparently you can be a great musician and a nice guy at the same time

It’s easy to forget why people are so fond John Vanderslice and his music. Everything he does is so low-key and subtle, so unassuming that he can come across as a little bland. And then you listen to a song … Continue reading

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