Merry Christmas and stuff Russell - from this distance you seem to have had an, erm, odd couple of days.
Just wanted to share this find - I've been after T-Rex's Futuristic Dragon for yonks and finally turned up a minty copy in Melbourne.
Calling All Destroyers might be a bit much for now, so here's Ride My Wheels...just the business for a sunny day.
twatcock and the rest are all very well but I'm still a fan of 'Theatre'...that was a well useful word hereabouts.
new stuff wise this has been my guilty pleasure this year - Maccabees' Ayla, all soarey, droney and heroicky with splendid skittering drums...
otherwise, for mine, this has been a year of great re-releases. Jazzman's Jukebox Mambo is fantastic, as have been almost all of Gerald's 50s RnB singles this year, and I've nabbed a fresh from the factory Numero Group 10th anniversary Eccentric Soul boxset of 45 45s for Chrissey - that one's a collection killer and a beautiful piece of kit to boot.
oh, and plus one on Opossum. Looking forward to the impending UMO album as well. Whatever those boys have needs to be distilled down to handy pill-size and feed to the people at large.
a small gathering at galbraiths seems in order.
yeah man, although I'm just as keen to hear Larry Morris peel the paint off the back wall. that man has a serious set of pipes.
also celebrating finally getting hold of a copy of T-Rex's Futuritsic Dragon - really looking forward to giving this a spin at Golden Dawn...
both kinds of music.
yep, and what with that micro-hail storm and the eclipse today, she's awspikashus times and no mistake.
but well done and congrats Russell; I don't know how - or ofttimes why - you've managed to keep on keeping on.
still don't get house but...
oh, the humanity...
woah jolly, I think we might be talking about different things. that comment was about Emily's pre-song comment not HB. I'll blame the virus that's had me schtukered for the past week if I wasn't clear.
all the same, I'd liked to have been there. always good fun. and I usually do my bitching on the night.
no, not at all. I get rock and roll.
it just seemed precalculated and childish. I've seen Chris eviserate people from the stage but it's done cleverly and with a sparkle in the eye. but that's how I felt about it watching from home, as I say it probably came off differently live.
and yeah, I've heard both Home Brew albums. haven't seen them live but, so I'll taihoa until then. maybe they we'ren't always paying attention to their monitors? or had a few too many early doors?
one more thing, what was up with Campbell Smith's acceptance for Opossum? it was a drive by, grab and run.
and while we're clearing the lawn; I noted Russell's txt about Emily's wee c-bomb. It may have sounded funny there, but it came across as contrived. I stopped watching.
still, really enjoyed Kimbra even if she threatened to go all rock opera on it. I'd like to have been there for that.