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It's both intriguing and comforting to know that there are furtive bloggers out there, moving amongst us unseen, unheard and unknown. Maybe we should form some kind of masonic pact - secret handshakes, head-nods, inconspicuous yet distinguishing items of clothing etc etc.
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That and its pernicious influence just scare me. Alan's quote of the day "'Appen 'e thinks I'm a right indecisive tit! Thursday, November 21, Not being averse to using such profanity myself, I like to think I'm judicious and thoughtful, not overliberal to the point of diluting its impact.
A well-timed or well-placed swear word can still be incredibly potent, regardless of whether the word itself is losing its force. But it is with some sadness that I have to agree that 'fuck' is undergoing the same gradual process of desemantisizing as 'shit' as in the American "I'll get my shit together"and like Margolis I can envisage a time when 'fucking' will be a plain old intensifier just like 'very' and 'really'.
Still, as he suggests, dedicated swearers shouldn't get despondent about it - new swear words will be created and thrown up to take its place. TV to die for As is often the way, last night I found myself watching a wonderful programme on Channel 5, since you ask entitled 'The World's Nastiest Neighbours'.
By "the world", of course, they meant America. Cue inbred farmhands shooting at each other over disputes about driveways and surburbanites twatting each other with shovels in a grass-clipping-related moment of fury. I turned over to Channel 4 only to find I'd been missing the recorded-as-live footage of the autopsy performed by the bloke behind the 'Bodyworlds' exhibition in That London.
Not entirely sure where I stand on the whole issue - education, art or self-aggrandising sensationalism? Still, Rock And Roll Slave - Stephen Bishop - Careless concept of Krishnan Guru-Murthy sat interviewing professors of ethics and surgeons at their 'ringside seats' struck me as a bit odd - rather like 'The Late Review' transplanted to a WWF wrestling contest.
I'm sure there are educative benefits of witnessing an autopsy, but last night seemed a bit much of a self-publicising freak show. Alan's quote of the day "Go to London. Reminded me of Series 1 Episode 3 of 'I'm Alan Partridge' the one featuring Chris Morris, Simon Pegg, Peter Baynham and the cow on the boatwhen Alan's "wife" can't make the second day of filming for the Draw Your Lines - Qhixldekx - Welcome To Qhixldekx video as she's landed a part in 'The Bill' playing a shoplifter.
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Supporting was, according to a guy behind me in the queue, "a bloke from some band called Codeine". Yep, Chris Brokaw, another American alt-rock legend and veteran of not one but two criminally underrated bands from 90s underground rock. Drumming for Codeine he had a hand in their Draw Your Lines - Qhixldekx - Welcome To Qhixldekx Stars LP, one of the most majestic articulations of misery you're ever likely to hear, and a record which paved the way for the likes of Low and Mogwai.
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So, there I was, exchanging glances with the man himself in a packed-out venue both before and during his acoustic set: I knew who he was, he knew I knew who he was, he knew nearly no-one else knew who he was. Which led to the slightly surreal feeling that he was directing the rendition of 'Recidivist' from Come's album Gently Down The Stream straight at me.
Tracks from his recent LP Red Cities got an airing, as did a track he's co-written for Evan Dando's new album, but it was fairly clear the audience had only come to see one man, and it wasn't him.
Why does everyone in the Social have to be so damn, well, social? His acoustic was always fighting a losing battle against the chatterers. A shame, and no 'Shoot Me First' either. Dinosaur Jr always were a bunch of misfits and outsiders - even within the hardcore scene from which they emerged, thanks to Stai Con Me - Bino - Mama Leone apolitical slacker apathy and guitarist who could really fucking play - and J remains one of the most recognisable and idiosyncratic people in rock.
He's long been considered a wizard, and now he's starting to look like one, his stoner locks becoming increasingly streaked with grey - kinda like Noodles from The Offspring if he were to be shut up in a cave with The Grateful Dead for a couple of years, with the mannerisms and speech of someone who's just been woken up from a deep sleep only to be injected with morphine.
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Rivers Cuomo of Weezer has sold his soul to the devil although some would argue he did that long ago when he credited Jimmy Pop of The Bloodhound Gang in the sleevenotes to The Green Album and formed an unholy alliance with Limp Bizkit for their new album Less Is More. As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to those wankers there's always too much. On the subject of Pulp, if the festival DOES see them performing their farewell gig, then it'll be a sad day for British music.
While I wouldn't count myself as Drowned - The Who - Largo 1973 admirer of their music on the whole, I'm a fan of Jarvis Cocker - he's always got something to say, and for the last ten or so years they've been one of the most intelligent and literate acts around, positioning themselves carefully somewhere between the pop world and the leftfield, slightly out of place in either.
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Unapologetically difficult at first, but give it time and I guarantee your patience will be richly rewarded.
It was all whirlwind heat and flash. Sheer black-hearted magic. Monday, December 29, SWSL Top 10 Live Performances Of A large proportion of my has been spent in fields and grimy sticky-floored venues exposing myself to both the new, the familiar and the breathtaking.
Indeed, at times I feasted too well, and was in danger of becoming vomitous. Although with the lyrical content of their tracks they may, like Arab Strap, have their hearts in the gutter, like The Flaming Lips their eyes are very much focused on the stars.
Absolutely bang on the money, and the best band of the day. The title of the new album might be ironic, but they leave happy people everywhere. It is here that the rock mask slips, to wonderful effect.
The biggest compliment I can pay them is that they make me want to go out, buy some gut-rotting headfuck white cider, drink it in the bushes, enjoy a drunken snog and then go home to spew all over the carpet. As it is, I step back into the rain with ears and head buzzing, glowingly happy. As PJ Harvey sang, this is love. Posted by Ben at PM 0 comments. The hedonist's credo, according to Jane's Addiction - a band who know what they're talking about.
A band that have fucked anything that moves and snorted or injected anything that doesn't, and lived to tell the tale. If there really is only pleasure and pain, then the world was a much more painful place without them. Pretention, glitz and showmanship be damned - this is all about the stark, the fragile, the beautiful. It's all too easy to erect a huge wall of noise on stage behind which to hide. Watching Low, that defensive tactic starts to smack of downright cowardice.
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Christmas turkeys Last week found me pondering whether a goalless draw at Charlton constituted a good result. A win for the Addicks over Chelski and a couple of abysmal Toon performances later, and it and especially the clean sheet looks positively miraculous.
Boxing Day last year saw us go down in spectacular fashion, at Bolton. This year, a lacklustre display at lowly Leicester looked like ending in a similarly dire defeat until substitute Darren Ambrose nodded in a rebound from a Jenas shot in the very last minute to salvage a point.
What should have been a meat-and-drink victory for any side with Champions League aspirations turned into a nervy get-out-of-jail draw. Who would have thought that, in the very next home match after the thrashing of Spurs, we could look so woefully unimaginative and disjointed in attack? At times it was like something out of a slapstick comedy, as a back four minus the cool-headed marshalling of Woodgate staggered and stumbled around like a bunch of punchdrunk clowns.
All the best, mate. Wednesday, December 24, Yellow fever If you're wondering why SWSL has been rather quiet of late, it's because I'm back home without easy and regular internet access.
I'm realising quite how attached I am to many of my regular blog reads - plus I've just discovered I've been missing out on all the rumpus surrounding Belle De Jour and the Guardian award. Have you heard of the Orangemen in Scotland and Northern Ireland? Well, here in the North-East we have the Honolulu Spaceship - Various - Jungle Jazz Vol.
3. Shay saves the day Another draw, this time on Saturday away to Charlton, once again prompts what is becoming a recurring question here on SWSL: two points dropped, or a point gained? Having Draw Your Lines - Qhixldekx - Welcome To Qhixldekx overshadowed by Draw Your Lines - Qhixldekx - Welcome To Qhixldekx and Robert for the majority of the season, Given underlined that we have more than one or two match-winners — or match-savers — in the side.
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