While We're Here...

Is BedroomTV the creepiest thing on British television since MiniPops?

currently playing: Meanwhile Back In Communist Russia – Heliotrope


Mach 3: Three times the slashing!

Umm.. Daily Show tonight! Hillary Clinton! Tomorrow could be the end! But probably not!

Also: EMI - dumbest bunch of rocks on the planet, or is there something more going on than dropping their hippest group?

Oh My God, What Have I Done?

It’s odd that, instead of turning to the trusty collection of Radiohead and the atom bomb of misery that is Spiritualized’s Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space (it even came in a antidepressant pill packet for goodness sake!), I instead have found a record that I always meant to buy eight years ago, but never got around to actually picking it out of the HMV rack.

It's Jo And Danny's Lank Haired Girl To Bearded Boy was one of those records that floated around Radio 1 in 2000, awkwardly sitting on the daytime schedule along with Travis and Britney Spears. Listening to it now, all this time later, the thing that keeps coming back to me is Bran Van 3000. Which is bizarre, but it is almost 3am. It seems to have some of the Drinking In L.A. sound in places, and the vibe of the quieter moments of Discosis.

As I said, it is 3am. And I'm listening to Repentant Song on repeat.

currently playing: It's Jo and Danny – Repentant Song

RIP Netscape


You gave us the Internet. Microsoft gave us the marquee tag. It was never fair.

currently playing: Feist – Amourissima

It..It Just Can't Be Helped.

currently playing: Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

Oh <em>SNAP!</em>

Let’s get this Presidential campaign underway!

currently playing: The National – Mistaken For Strangers

Some People

Some people get drunk, others buy clothes. Some buy chocolates. This is what I got:



currently playing: Lykke Li – Let It Fall

Vampire Weekend

Where even their roadies look like they’ve stepped out of a Wes Anderson film. Still, pretty good, and the inaugural performance of Oxford Comma in Oxford itself was worth waiting for. Mind you, it seems that the new Zodiac has an even stricter curfew on Saturdays than before; it was all wrapped up by around 9:30pm!

currently playing: Feist – One Evening

Manifest Destiny

Big Business did not believe in Britain - it believed only in profit. So money went into cinemas, not coal; into luxury flats, not looms for Lancashire; into land speculation, not into agriculture.

Whatever our Party, all of us old enough to remember are in our hearts ashamed of those years. They were unhappy years for our country and our people. They must never come again.

Also: How You Doin'?