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Wookiee
Posted on: Jul 7 2007, 11:00 AM


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I've yet to sample The Tuss, but everything about it screams RDJ. I'm totally for that, yo.

I have very much been about the new Matthew Dear album, Asa Breed. It's like Davids Byrne and Bowie making an album for Kompakt.
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Posted on: Jul 7 2007, 10:28 AM


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QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Jul 4 2007, 06:50 PM) *
QUOTE (Forever Unknown @ Jul 4 2007, 04:37 PM) *

I'm gonna go with "for poops and giggles".


You or him?


Oh, bum. I didn't even realise Eff-You was signed in when I posted that. So yes, that was me.

Aaaand once again, caring about you, the total stranger, on the internet is not my strong point.
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Posted on: Jul 4 2007, 02:25 PM


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Oh, hey, giving a crap isn't my strong point. Click here and here and read my posts!
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Posted on: Jul 4 2007, 03:27 AM


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Apparently the Army of Islam called him into the Diary Room and told him his grandmother had passed away. He finished his rice before deciding it was time to leave. He hugged his captors, one of whom jokingly told him to f*@# off already, and he was allowed to leave.
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Posted on: Jul 4 2007, 03:26 AM


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It's nearly 4:30am and I've started on Drukqs by Aphex Twin. Dear Baby Jesus, please halp my brains.
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Posted on: Jul 4 2007, 03:20 AM


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QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Jul 3 2007, 08:36 PM) *
I agree. Don't say you're gonna do something and then not do it.

I had a roll up yesterday


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Posted on: Jun 29 2007, 03:27 PM


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Well, that makes sense, but you could've just said so!

Anyway. I still loathe the wretched thing.
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Posted on: Jun 29 2007, 02:26 PM


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QUOTE (Daria @ Jun 29 2007, 03:02 PM) *
I dunno, I'd say the lyrics are... indicative at least.


That's only half a sentence! Indicative of what?
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Posted on: Jun 29 2007, 11:01 AM


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Eugh. I detest Dark Side of the Moon. It has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
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Posted on: Jun 28 2007, 12:43 PM


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Hearing.... AIDS!
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Posted on: Jun 28 2007, 09:36 AM


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Mmm. Venetian Snares thirded right here. I've recently been enjoying last year's Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms. Pwntendo is particularly awesome.

On the subject of electronic music, I've been enjoying the wonderfully insane and pioneering work of Delia Derbyshire (a gorgeous and very limited release called Electrosonic, issued at the end of last year by Glo-Spot - I get very excited for vinyl issues of any Derbyshire/BBC Radiophonic material), the equally pioneering David Byrne and Brian Eno's collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and the bewildering and beautiful Selected Ambient Works Vol. II by Aphex Twin. Honestly, Aphex Twin is the bastard child of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Just listen to Ambient II, particularly Window Sill and Tassels (six and ten on disc 2), and imagine it accompanying old Doctor Who or The Tomorrow People.

InKy, Sunn O)))'s White 1 and White2 are immense, and their Boris collaboration, Altar is stunning. You may also enjoy Pink and Akuma No Uta by Boris, which do the massive/heavy/slow thing, but also play the popular game, 'What if Black Sabbath and Iggy & The Stooges got munted and recorded an album in Japan?'.

Have you Oceanic by Isis? If not, why not? One of the best albums by anyone ever. Also, Jesu by Jesu, and The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw by Pelican.
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Posted on: Jun 24 2007, 08:47 PM


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No, I'm happy judging you. Thanks, though!

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Posted on: Jun 23 2007, 09:50 PM


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QUOTE (gothictheysay @ Jun 23 2007, 03:58 PM) *
The Decemberists, Castaways and Cutouts. Maybe too much.


Pffft. Can't get too much of Castaways and Cutouts, on account of it being awesome.

Right now, Pixies At The BBC. Perhaps my favourite Pixies disc, simply for psychotic readings of Wild Honey Pie and In Heaven, and, as far as I'm concerned, the definitive version of Hey.
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Posted on: Jun 23 2007, 11:33 AM


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This morning:

Trans-Canada Hiway by Boards Of Canada
Protection by Massive Attack
Unsolved Remained by Masha Qrella

I've no idea why, particularly. Just kinda fell on these things.
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Posted on: Jun 23 2007, 11:31 AM


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QUOTE (Mata @ Jun 22 2007, 11:36 PM) *
Fair point about the nanny state, but we've had the choice for ages and we're still killing ourselves.


The important thing is not the choice we make, but the fact we're allowed to make it.
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Posted on: Jun 22 2007, 02:02 PM


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QUOTE (Witless @ Jun 22 2007, 01:52 PM) *
as far as I'm aware, it's rather hard to ban people getting old.


Unless you encourage more smoking, drinking and eating chips.

At any rate, banning things simply is not a solution. It's barely even a stop-gap measure.
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Posted on: Jun 22 2007, 12:36 PM


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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jun 22 2007, 10:52 AM) *
I work behind a bar in a pub where about 80-90% of the customers smoke, I'm... the only non-smoking member of staff.


So, what you're saying is, despite being in the minority, you expect everyone to change to benefit you? And what exactly are you doing working in an environment like that if you find it so detrimental to your health?

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jun 22 2007, 10:52 AM) *
I'm not convinced that someone does have the right to inflict carcinogenic fumes on other people.


Yes, I see your point here. Smokers only smoke to poison other people! It's true! I swear when Kim buys her fags, she's thinking, "I can't wait to inflict my smoke on Pete when we get home!" It's probably just as realistic to suggest that all those non-smokers are just hanging 'round the smokers to get a fix without having to spend a fiver on a pack of B&H.

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jun 22 2007, 10:52 AM) *
Anyone else want to join me in pointing and laughing?


I will if you're going to carry on thinking you're clever.

QUOTE (Witless @ Jun 22 2007, 01:36 PM) *
I think the reason the smoking ban is coming in is because the government wanted to relieve pressure off the NHS.. and have done for a while. The reasons they gave for the smoking ban and the reasons they want it are different things.


That's just silly. Aside from the fact the NHS has wound up with a sizeable budget surplus this year (of course, they could have spent that money paying nurses properly, or actually improving standards of hygeine), banning smoking indoors will achieve bugger all to that end. As Paddy pointed out, they're not banning it outright, so smoking-related illnesses will still occur. Also, as you mentioned, obesity is on the rise, not to mention alcohol related illnesses and violence. Motoring accidents weigh heavily on the NHS, but no-one (apart from Ken Livingstone) is going to ban cars.

Besides, with the tax on fags, smokers pretty much pay for themselves on the NHS, and each other, and could probably support the beginnings of a healthcare system in the USA, and catapult Africa into the twenty-first century.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2007, 04:03 PM


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I honestly believe anyone who puts fundamental belief in the supernatural needs a poke in the face with a reality stick.

And here and now, in the twenty-first century, religion is responsible for holding mankind back more than anything else, with an endless tide of backwards ideology; everything from boycotting Amnesty International to advanced misogyny and inciting murder. Obviously, you've got the casual followers, who will, for example, go to church at Christmas or to ease their guilt every now and then, and they're mostly harmless, but they're not exactly part of the solution.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2007, 01:06 PM


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As it's apparently okay to explode authors just because they wrote some book twenty years ago that you never read, I would like to reiterate my firm stance against people who insist their lives are governed by an all-knowing invisible pixie that lives in the sky; religion is clearly of no benefit to anyone, and is the province of idiots and psychopaths.

Theo Hobson, I'm looking at you.
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Posted on: Jun 19 2007, 11:12 AM


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^ Don't forget about the Patton-flavoured Eyvind Kang album due next month!

This week, my favourite Nine Inch Nails album is Outside by David Bowie. Mmmm. Industrial Bowie.

I have also been enjoying Radiohead b-sides (particularly Cuttooth and Banana Co.), Thom Yorke's The Eraser, and the brain-shaggingly immense and strangely pretty Altar by Sunn O))) and Boris. The Sinking Belle is an exceptionally gorgeous song that should be listened to by everyone with ears.
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Posted on: Jun 16 2007, 02:23 PM


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I'm not sure how accurate that is. I'm sure Portishead, Massive Attack and Tricky were being called 'trip-hop' before Shadow. 'S a Bristol thang, dawg. Don't know if I can prove it, though.

That tricksy Portishead album. Frankly, I don't know it could ever live up to ten years of expectations. However, Mr. Barrow has this label, right, and there's this band on it who've just got an album out. Crippled Black Phoenix sport a Mogwai member and some awesome tunes.

Don't actually have my mitts on the album yet. My trick is getting stuff imported from the States, usually for about 7 including P&P, 'cause the dollar is so pathetic. The CBP album hasn't had a Stateside release yet, though. Plus I'm poor. My primary concern right now is getting the new Matthew Dear and Colleen albums.

Anyone else love Iron & Wine? Fancy a listen to his new song, Boy With A Coin? It's absolutely bloody gorgeous. Naturally.
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Posted on: Jun 15 2007, 12:31 PM


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I fled Incubus back whenever it was they released that song, Megalomaniac. I was all like, "Oh, hells no."

QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Jun 15 2007, 11:48 AM) *
Today's ear joy came from my portable tune machine, via electronic cleverness, through vibrating air particles to my mind, courtesy of revolutionary tablemaestro DJ Shadow, album being 'Endtroducing'. It's become fashionable to know that he invented trip-hop, but not to say that he did. He did though. And we all know it.


I'd contend that Geoff Barrow did, with Dummy, a good two years before Endtroducing.
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Posted on: Jun 15 2007, 09:54 AM


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I listened to Pardon Me by Incubus this morning and realised that I'd been listening to emo before I even knew what emo was.

Also, Conspiracy of Seeds is my least favourite song on the new 65. 'S not to say it's bad, 'cause it's 65 and therefore ace, but there are better pieces on that album. Little Victories, for example, is so stunning it turns my ears into pandas.

Finally, I am listening a lot to Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty. I haven't listened to it in years, but I've decided it's definitely their best effort. I understand that this is probably not a popular opinion, but no other Beasties album is so accomplished or consistently enjoyable. Also, listening to it for the first time in something like six years has revealed remarkable attention to detail that escaped a much younger Wookiee.
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Posted on: Jun 13 2007, 12:29 PM


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I've never really "dug" Mew. That says more about you than it does about me.

An addendum to my previous post; Do Make Say Think have actually kinda crept up into my list of all-time favourite bands. They did it by stealth! Probably. The List, so-capitalised for its impossible degree of importance, expands quietly, without my notice, all the damned time.
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Posted on: Jun 12 2007, 03:16 PM


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QUOTE (sirdudly @ Jun 12 2007, 03:27 PM) *
I didn't call science a cult. I was referring to the "cult of global warming".


Right. Yes, climate change is a myth and we should all just carry on squandering resources beyond our capacity for renewal. Yup, I'm right there with you.

QUOTE (Daria @ Jun 12 2007, 04:14 PM) *
as I was discussing with (big) Dave yesterday, some of the 'solutions' really aren't solutions at all. Biofuels use up much needed resources in other countries, and by recycling plastic bags (not just using them again) you're shipping them off to China and they get made into different ones (whilst the workers get ill from the chemicals).


Biofuels ruin everything.
Columbian Biofuel Pirates.

Bit of an own goal, really. I suspect this is what we get for leaving it so late in the day to try and reduce emissions and combat climate change.

And don't get me started on Live Earth. It will turn into a rant of epic proportions.
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