Friday, February 27, 2004
the supernaturals do teen porn
Sent to Drowned In Sound about an hour ago...
posted by cow tipper at 10:08 PM
From: Richard Walledge
Sent: 27 February 2004 20:47
To: Sean Adams
I see your link to the Official Supernaturals page is in fact a teen porn link.
Perhaps you might add the link below? Thanks for your time,
The Original Supernaturals Fan-page:
Now with news about James' new band!
Hehehehe. Oops. So that's what happens to official band websites when their domain name dies....
hail caesar! photos
"Worst. Gig. Ever." says their frontman, Vic Galloway. But hey! Some of the photos don't look too bad.
posted by cow tipper at 12:04 AM
Thursday, February 26, 2004
It had to happen sooner or later - some unknown band has covered Fountains of Wayne's 'Stacy's Mom' and it's ALMOST IDENTICAL to the original.... oh, apart from the fact they've called it 'Stacy's Dad', and changed the lyrics. Download it now!
posted by cow tipper at 10:58 PM
tanks are cool
We all know war and killing is bad and stuff but tanks are really cool. Well, today I was shoved on a new project at work (market research hell) for the publishers of defence, erm, publications. One is titled 'The Mass Casulty Handbook'. Other joys are 'Explosive Ordnance Disposal', 'Chem-Bio Handbook: 2nd Edition', 'Unconventional Weapons Response Handbook' and so on. All cheery stuff, as you can imagine.
posted by cow tipper at 10:55 PM
There was a slight moment of horror when the autodialler rang somebody called Tony Wilson. What would Tony Wilson be doing reading defence manuals and guidebooks? Perhaps he needed the 'Mass Casulty Handbook' to help mop up the debris from Factory (no Ian Curtis jokes, please). Perhaps the staff of Granada TV would 'unexpectedly' be wiped out by some bio chemicals. Perhaps he was looking at buying a big tank.
I was quite relieved, then, when I realised the dialler had rung some bloke at some company that does whatever in Portsmouth, not Manchester. So that was OK. He still didn't do the interview though, so fuck him.
In my rage, I went to the Chatteris in Shoreditch and had two pints for lunch.
i think it's working now
Right. Somebody leave a comment then.
posted by cow tipper at 10:34 PM
you're a demanding lot
So, how the fuck do I get a comments box on this thing?
posted by cow tipper at 10:12 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
happy burfday, the panda
On Feb 24th, 1994, Fierce Panda records released their first thingy, 'Shagging In The Streets' EP. That's 10 (TEN) years ago. Happy anniversary, Fierce Panda. :)
posted by cow tipper at 9:44 PM
Friday, February 20, 2004
today's best band name is...
... Fuck Off Machete. The cover of their CD, 'My First Machete', also features a bloke holding - yes! - a fuck off machete. Check 'em out.
posted by cow tipper at 11:21 AM
i sometimes honour requests
This is for Manga.
posted by cow tipper at 10:26 AM
I sometimes split infinities too.
Oh, and DiS wasn't in the 'Culture' section, it was in the 'Review' section. Duh. My mother has sent me a copy. The screen shot has my Franz review. Yay! Mother is pretending she knows what "solipsistic" means. I do not for one second believe her.
posted by cow tipper at 10:13 AM
I could rant and rave about how great last night's sold-out Span/Bloc Party/Kill Kenada gig was (click the links for pics!), but I think I'll turn it into a review instead.
posted by cow tipper at 10:10 AM
One thing though: to the rude young lady at the front who spoke to me - learn some manners.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Last night I saw the drummer, Dave, from The Stills walk into the ladies toilets in the 100 Club.
posted by cow tipper at 4:46 PM
And one of the singer blokes from BRMC was wanding around on his own, looking a little lost.
And the singer bloke from The Open told the audience to "shut the fuck up". Rude little boy.
Monday, February 16, 2004
dis in yesterday's sunday times 'culture' section shocker
posted by cow tipper at 1:17 PM
For any rock misfit searching for an alternative to the mainstream music press, immersion in Drowned in Sound (DiS) is a must. Evolved from The Last Resort webzine, it is studiedly lo-fi, so navigation is a breeze, and each story is accompanied by links to similar news, reviews and features. Some of the writing is breathless enough to have come straight from the mosh pit, hopelessly solipsistic and frequently incomprehensible. What sets the site apart is the rabid activism of the DiS community: each story is followed by relevant postings from the e-zine's message-board heart. Whether contributors are trying to remember the NME's rating out of 10 for Radiohead's Kid A or discussing the latest offering from Courtney Love, temperatures run higher than at the average sweaty gig, so expect to take a stand and fight for it.
Sunday, February 15, 2004
hollyoaks = crapbasket
Well, Gordon Cunningham - aka. Mr C - has been killed off in Hollyoaks. I am very unimpressed. Much of the series of late seems to have been set in a hospital (Ellie on recovery, Mr C's heart attack, thingy wotsit about to give birth, and now this). Perhaps the cost of using the hospital set was so high, they had to get their money's worth. Hiss!
posted by cow tipper at 5:50 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2004
Photos are back. Erm, yes. Woo!
posted by cow tipper at 7:46 PM
Oops, photos are temporarily down because I've exceeded my bandwith on Geocities.
posted by cow tipper at 4:09 PM
"we're so less gay than razorlight"
Zac from Special Needs has responded to my review of their single.
posted by cow tipper at 3:06 PM
"We are SO less gay than Razorlight.
When we played them at football on Brighton beach a few weeks ago, they didn't like it up 'em.
Wait a second that could be misconstrued to suggest someting else.
Oh who cares anyway...
Zac Needs xxx"
So that's that sorted, then!
Friday, February 13, 2004
more from metro
Oh yes, and photos of Unit On and Brigade are up as well (from the same gig). Will Simpson - ie. Charlie fae Busted's big brother - is in both these bands... (and rather good they are too)
posted by cow tipper at 6:30 PM
yes, most of them are of charlie
Fightstar photos now up! Enjoy.
posted by cow tipper at 5:38 PM
back to normality
Yo! So, the rest of my week has looked like this: Tuesday - Kaiser Chiefs at Archway Tavern, Wednesday - a bunch of bands at Metro, Thursday - Death Cab For Cutie at ULU, Friday - I think I'll stay in tonight and watch Friends.
posted by cow tipper at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
what is this fresh madness?
More fun 'n' games from the land of music publishing.
posted by cow tipper at 12:49 PM
A Very Large Record Company has pulled an interview one of 'our' writers was due to do with one of their much-hyped new bands, which had been arranged via an independent PR company. Apparently said record label issue journalists with a 3-page contract saying what they can or can't talk about in interviews, and the contract is being rewritten and won't be finished until the end of the week, so we can't talk to any of their bands until then. I wonder if they realise said band did an interview via email for us a while back. Hmm.
Yesterday, for an unrelated label, I got told off for arranging an interview with a band that wasn't done by the band's PR company, but by the band's manager instead. Hmm.
Tonight, a few DiS writers will gather together to discuss a big article idea for the DiS printed magazine, which is making a comeback. So that's quite good then.
No Franz Ferdinand photos, cos I couldn't get anywhere near them at HMV. And the security are cocks. One girl was threatended with being "ejected" because she picked up a CD to read the tracklisting. "YOU'RE HERE AS GUESTS, NOT SHOPPERS!" he shouted. Knobend.
posted by cow tipper at 1:39 AM
Monday, February 09, 2004
Chris T-T and Ormondroyd from the Last Band Standing Xmas Party 2003. Preston from The Ordinary Boys posing at a house party at nu year. The Needles and Karmakops rock at 93 Feet East, while 679 Recordings' M.Craft erm, play stuff.
posted by cow tipper at 12:16 AM