Tuesday, September 18, 2007

album you should get...right now:Gold

Well this a post I wanted to put up longer ago (but haven't mostly because I wanted to do it justice but partly because I've had other things to do) because I suspect quite a lot of blogs would have included this excellent album a while ago Aaron Scroeder's second album 'Black & Gold' is perhaps in overtly record company speak an absolute gem, not so much in terms of that theres a couple of great tracks which you can 'cherry-pick' to download sense (I mean sometimes I think almost 76% of 'great albums' come under this category and thats a statistic not proven by eminent scientists), but more in the way that it fits together well as an album and shows a variety of influences starting from an indie base and working outwards with a variety of instruments, I particularly like the alt-country vibe on 'Cold Country' perhaps because it remnds me a little of 'Cancelled Check' by Beck off of Mutations one of my favourite ever albums, also the contrast between the woozy ending of the song and the breezy stomp of the opening of 'If You Please' is very pleasing. The style of music on 'Black & Gold' mostly reminds me of the catchy pop of Paul Simon mixed with the charming indie vibe of Belle & Sebastian or if you want a 'kooky' crtic soundbite: "Jaunty tunes twitching with genius" I'm quite proud of that one, anyway are you still reading this or are you buying it.

MP3:Aaron Scroeder-Fake Crimes (Demo)
Buy:Aaron Scroeder-Black & Gold

Coming soon: Murder Mystery

Monday, September 17, 2007

Classic Video-Worst Ever Fight Scene Ever

In some ways you have to admire how bad this fight scene is, although it's almost so bad its good...almost.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Time to wake up

Hello again, its been quite some time (not a massive amount but still) since I last posted on the blog but I now fully intend to get some things up that I wanted to have up a while ago but just kind of had other things to do, as an interesting for instance a friend and I are currently working on a sitcom script, partly just to see if we can do it but also we have wondered if there is a possibilty it could get picked up which would be great, anyway I now feel like I can start posting on this ol'blog a bit more regularly, starting with a bit of info-tainment namely the folk legend known on Earth as Seth Lakeman is releasing an E.P 'Poor Man's Heaven' which is set to be released on the 15th October and he is also touring the country, playing these dates:

Wed 26 Southampton Guildhall www.bigwheelpromotions.com

Thu 27 Exeter Great Hall 01392 263 518

Fri 28 Cheltenham Town Hall 01242 227 979

Sat 29 Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623 232

Sun 30 Sheffield Leadmill 0870 010 4555


Tue 02 Glasgow ABC 0870 169 0100

Wed 03 Newcastle Carling Academy 0870 771 2000

Thu 04 Liverpool Carling Academy 0870 771 2000

Fri 05 Northampton Roadmender 01604 604 020

Sat 06 Leeds Met University 0113 244 4600

Sun 07 Manchester Ritz 0161 832 1111

Tue 09 Brighton Concorde 2 www.bigwheelpromotions.com

Wed 10 Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511

Thu 11 Bristol Carling Academy 0870 771 2000

Fri 12 Wolverhampton Wulfrun 0870 320 7000

Sun 14 Lincoln Engine Shed www.bigwheelpromotions.com

Tue 16 Oxford Carling Academy 0870 771 2000

Wed 17 Norwich Waterfront 01603 508 050

Thu 18 London Shepherds Bush Empire 0870 771 2000

for my part I saw him live at the Lewes guitar festival near me and he was bloody excellent.

MP3: Seth Lakeman-The White Hare

Buy: Seth Lakeman-Freedom Field