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  • October Songs

    Nov 17 2005, 10h20 por nooshie

    I'm sure I've mentioned it on here somewhere before, but as of August this year, I've started making a mix (CD-length) of songs every month. They're generally songs I've loved or listened to lots, or that remind me of things that happened that month.

    Anyway, here's the October mix (haven't worked out the order of the songs yet... come on, it's only half way through November. Give me time!)

    Olympic Hopefuls - Holiday
    Gorillaz - Dare
    Ambulance Ltd - Stay Tuned
    Nada Surf - Concrete Bed
    The Weakerthans - Plea from a Cat Named Virtue
    Louis XIV - God Killed the Queen
    Oranger - Radio Wave
    Pavement - ... And Carrot Rope
    Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Fransisco
    Beulah - Silver Lining
    Clor - Love + Pain
    Tullycraft - Wild Bikini
    Har Mar Superstar - DUI
    Clem Snide - Beautiful
    We Are Scientists - The Great Escape
    The Suits - Straight Line
    The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
    The Ca$inos - City Lights
    Soap Star Joe - Met Drunk In The Corner
  • Chapter XXVI: In which our hero finds a mildly debauched weekend the perfect tonic

    Nov 14 2005, 15h25 por tarbox

    So I finally caught up with a friend of mine I've been missing the last few weeks. Got pulled into a swirl of her social scene, ended up ingesting expensive substances I haven't seen in a while, listening to loud music, traipsing from bar to bar to bar to bar playing pool and falling under the thrall of the most beautiful looking French woman... I had no designs on her, she was just so damn fine to look at. I don't think I ogled much. She ended up talking to me endlessly about Paris.

    if she hadn't been gorgeous and the stereo hadn't been playing the most charming mix of songs (Clash, Iggy Pop, Pogues, Devo, Big Boys) i'd most likely have been bored to tears. but, admitting this really doesn't hurt as much as it used to, i can cut breaks to people that are superlatively lovely to look at even if they're being a bit self-indulgent.

    and then there was the towering drunken tweaked up gay guy who'd been giving me the most provactive leers all night trying ineffectively to hustle me into…
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    Nov 14 2005, 15h20 por mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even chanson française, depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

    Short discography:
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    Nov 14 2005, 15h20 por mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even chanson française, depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

    Short discography:
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    Nov 14 2005, 15h20 por mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even chanson française, depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

    Short discography:
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    Nov 14 2005, 15h20 por mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even "chanson française", depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

  • They're bright in a hollow sky.

    Nov 9 2005, 21h28 por lisardggY

    Iggy Pop's "The Passenger" is definitely a most underrated piece of music. It's an ideal track to hear when you're pissed off, angry, energetic or just when driving along - especially in a hurry. It's got a pounding beat that just keeps pushing forward and it, well, kicks ass.
    A good friend of mine is fond of a cover version, done by Michael Hutchence and found on the Batman Forever soundtrack. For her, that version is forever linked to a memorable roleplaying experience, a ride on the back of a dragon. I, however, prefer the original version. It doesn't evoke any feelings of swooping or sweeping or any other convenient flying euphemisms, it just keeps going and going, giving you a feeling of a constant ride in a car, through the city, through the suburbs and out into the free world yonder.
    The feel is very gritty. Pop's voice won't be considered tender at the best of times, and here he's at his ruggedest. Brings to mind 50's Film Noir and 70's Slums & Drugs feel-bad movies…
  • The King Khan & BBQ Show

    Out 17 2005, 2h13 por mocotobh

    Quinta feira, dia de shows na Obra. Fui lá pra conferir o show d'As Cobras Malditas e o King Khan & BBQ. Já tinha um tempo que eu queria ver o show das Cobras Malditas e eu perdi o show do BBQ ano passado. Não vou ficar aqui punhetando sobre quem são os caras, o pouco que eu sei eu vi no site da turnê deles.

    O que eu quero é falar do show dos caras. Começando pelas Cobras Malditas. Já tinha visto o projeto anterior do vocalista, chamava Black Mambas e era uma dupla em que o vocalista Psycho era acompanhado pelo Marco Butcher, então do Thee Butcher's Orchestra e agora em projeto solo chamado Uncle Butcher. O som era massa, um cantando e o outro tocando bateria e tocando guitarra, eles abriram o show da Margaret Doll Rod na Obra.

    Mas estou aqui pra falar é do show de quinta! As Cobras Malditas abriram a noite botando fogo na Obra. Uma mistura de punk, blues e soul que não deixou ninguem parado. A performance dos caras também chamou a atenção. …
  • Lyrics. Quotes. That kind of thing.

    Ago 29 2005, 8h54 por girl_from_mars

    The spin of the earth impaled a silhouette of the sun on the steeple...
    Why are you staring into outer space, crying?
    Everything Reminds Me Of Her

    Each time it comes it eats me alive
    I try to behave but it eats me alive
    So I declare a holiday
    Fall asleep, drift away
    Sulk

    Mellow evenings in the spring
    Full of warmth and hope
    you are dreaming unaware
    Unaware that you are letting go
    Folk Song

    beneath the pavement, the beach
    Situationists

    One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

    I want a refund
    I want a light
    I want a reason
    to make it through the night
    Monday Morning

    People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. …
  • aaaaawwwwwwwgggghhhhh!! too much music!

    Ago 16 2005, 14h04 por tarbox

    i've been pretty much letting winamp spin thru randomly playing songs and rediscovering all kinds of gems i'd nearly forgotten i owned and it's made me all warm and gooey for more music that i either still need to rip from my vinyl collection or go out and buy or whatever.

    but point is it's made me damp for about a billion MORE records. there is not time enough in life to pay proper attention to music. i want to have more sets of ears, more ability to listen to Verdi and Gershwin and Cab Calloway and Miles Davis and Charlie Parker and Thelonius MonkTsaichovsky and Mozart and Bach and Beethoven and Robert Gordon and Little Richard and Gene Vincent and Robert Johnson and Big Momma Thornton and Slade and Chuck Berry and James Brown and Nina Simone and Art Blakey and P.I.L. and N.W.A. and Schooly D and P J Harvey and Patti Smith and Ella Fitzgerald .... and ....

    MC5
    Frank Sinatra
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Nina Hagen
    Ventures
    roky erikson
    Ramones
    Clash
    Spizz Energi
    Klark Kent