Saturday, 6 July 2013

Twinkie - Crime

Twinkie once supported Fugazi.  I heard that story and thought it was weird but really good.  Fugazi opened up submissions from bands for support slots on their UK tour and personally hand picked the winners.  Twinkie won.  I like that.  Twinkie are a noisy band with an idiot pop sensibility.  Main dude Moo has gone on be Dr Coca Cola McDonalds.  The drummer Elvis played in some other bands as well, 'most notably' Lords.  I either first heard Twinkie thanks to John Peel, or the 2minutemen comps put out Jonson Family Records.

Download Crime by Twinkie

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Milky Wimpshake - Home Is Where The Hate Is

Milky Wimpshake are one of my absolute favourites.  A band that I didn't get to really hear for the first time until maybe 2002 or 2003 (most likely thanks to my main dude Ray K) and I fell pretty hard pretty quickly.  I think this one came from ebay, possibly after a search for anything Slampt (though this was released through Libellous Vinyl, a label that seems to have released no other records.)  This may well be my favourite Wimpshake single, to the point that there is a recording of a Winston Echo cover of the title track around somewhere.  Never seen them play this one live which is a shame, maybe next time?

Download Home Is Where The Hate Is by Milky Wimpshake

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Reverend Pike - DIY Vasectomy

Because I recently spent some money on some cheap equipment I thought it might be fun to start ripping some records from my collection that have meant something to me in the past (and seem to be pretty much absent from the internet.)

When I decided to start turning these black discs in 1s and 0s this was the very first thing I reached for.  This 7" was one of the first EPs I ever owned that really made me feel differently about music, and feel like it is something that I could do.  The sleeve is a colour copy of a painting glued to pink paper, ink stamps, hand written notes, it has 'DIY' in the title, it also has the word 'vasectomy' in the title, which as an 18 year old boy is both funny ha ha and funny peculiar. I can't work out how this EP made it into my collection, I think my housemate read the name in a review of some other band, comparing them favourably to Reverend Pike, and apparently that was enough for us to buy copies of this. It's scratchy and noisy and shouty.  I am not going to spend loads of words describing things as it seems a little redundant as you can just listen instead.

DOWNLOAD DIY Vasectomy by Reverend Pike

(It'd be cool if you could download this and let me know that it works, just for my peace of mind)

Monday, 8 April 2013


Had not much sleep and made some bad bread today.  Something is making my throat close up tight like the hand of a shitty child around a dumb dog's tail.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Random-article-at-Wikipedia event (return)
I'm totally terrified of responsibility and I think that being responsible for killing myself would probably suck the most out of anything and that I would just be thinking "gah, this is lame and I am almost definitely going to screw this up and make a mess and people will not feel sorry for me, they will just think I suck." Maybe if the person I was into died of natural causes I would be sad forever but I think I would really struggle with the other thing.
Afrikaans is cool.  It's like you don't even need to know how to spell things, you can just make a rough guess and it'll probs work out fine.  Why go to school anyway?
I was in bed and there was a moth and it was bugging me and bothering my bedside lamp and I swung my arms about and eventually it stopped or disappeared into thin air or something and then I felt something in my mouth and the mouth had got inside my mouth and I didn't realise straight away because I thought it might have been something else and I poked at it with my tongue and wondered and then put my finger in between my teeth and cheek meat and scooped it out and yes it was a wet dead mouth and I felt sick and coughed up and drank just water for 24 hours.  Also, do moths live in cereal boxes if they want to?
The paramilitary is to the military as the Paralympics is to the Olympics?   Is that right?  Hey wikipedia, seems like if someone qualifies as a paralympian that maybe you would explain what his deal is?  You got a stub on your hands.  STUB.  This guy is a runner?  Is it a deal like the guy who shot that lady?  With the big metal springs for running on?

Monday, 12 December 2011

Keep yr stationary close by

Like a pair of dinosaur shaped 3D glasses struggling to climb over a grey cardboard tree I guess I will always struggle to understand exactly how people manage to listen to the band 'N-Dubz' with a smile on their face.

Like a collection of small semi-not-really-precious stones trapped beneath plastic shells I guess I will never be able to get out of this polystyrene bubble we call 'failure'.

Like a miniature version of Macho Man Randy Savage fashioned into a day-glo pink ink stamp. Just exactly the same.

Sunday, 4 December 2011