Spook!

A moment of silence, if you please, for Ver Hits is no more.

(thanks to Simon for the depressing news. I think I’m going off to blub)

— Chesney Hawkes’s Mole, Oxfordshire

currently playing: Taja Seville — Love Is Contagious

Coin-Operated Concert

So, while we’re planning concerts for the year (I already have Sleater-Kinney and Neko Case booked, with more to come in Oxford soon), does anybody fancy The Dresden Dolls at the London Astoria sometime in May?

currently playing: Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed

Also, while I'm here…

Bunch of wusses.

currently playing: Johnny Boy – 15 Minutes

Hmm...

You know, anybody who irritates Tebbit this much can’t be completely bad…

currently playing: junior senior – dance chance romance

This Week's New Arrivals

Johnny Boy — Johnny Boy
Patti Smith — Horses (Legacy edition)
The Gossip — Standing In The Way of Control
Cat Power — The Greatest
Mono Taxi — MTU

currently playing: Black Box Recorder – England Made Me

"Oh NO!" "Oh NO!" "Oh NO!"

Does anybody else feel that the Lib Dem leadership contest is starting to resemble a rather bad showing at Lemmings?

currently playing: Stars – soft revolution

Just Can't Help Believing

The Johnny Boy album and the remastered Horses arrive on the same day. YEAH! YEAH!

But I have something for you too! An interview with representatives from the BPI, IFPI, HMV and Napster! THRILL! As they mostly avoid answering the question! SHRIEK! As they point out that they can prosecute you for transferring a CD to your MP3 Player! And CACKLE! As most of them admit breaking the law!

currently playing: James Taylor – Carolina in My Mind

A Mercy Killing

But they could have at least got Sorkin to write the finale…

currently playing: Kenickie – Acetone

Holy Exposition, Batman!

currently playing: Lucky Soul – Lips Are Unhappy

CD:USA

Well, I’ll bet it doesn’t have one of their presenters licking Cliff Richard inbetween acts, does it?

EDIT: Also, after watching Late Review last night (an almost all-NME edition!), I get the feeling that the Arctic Monkeys are going to be this year’s Kaiser Chiefs for me. Admittedly, this group doesn’t want me to rip out my eardrums, but I don’t see “OH MY GOD BEST THING IN THE WORLD EVER EVER EVER explodes” either…

currently playing: Nouvelle Vague – I Just Can’t Get Enough