Articles Archive for June 2008
Moving day and a record collection do not go hand in hand…. so dreading putting my records back in order – its been over 10 years since they have been so orderless, kind of dreading it to be honest, so time consuming… I am also looking forward to finding slabs of wax I had forgot I had and re meeting old friends.
New Shelves for records to, which is my next task… building, the perfect job for a bob.
Over the last few weeks, as happens following every DEMF, the inevitable arguments seemed to have flared up again about the roots of techno and the part Detroit plays in the overall scheme of electronic music. To summarize the argument, it basically holds that Detroit should be recognised as the home of techno and without Detroit, there wouldn’t be techno.
If you want to really get into it, there is an interesting 4 part writeup at mnmlssg, with 4 somewhat differing viewpoints on the subject. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, …
Righto, thats it, I’m done and dusted and gettin the fuck out!
The Wife and I shall soon to be winging it to Berlin for our super excitement funtimes party smiles holiday!!
I shall endeavour to keep up some form of travelog on here whilst pinging about, but since `the Kids’ have performed soo poorly at it the stress of effort is not with me.
Which is good cos I am dead lazy.
You shall likely next hear from me in Berlin, hanging with honorary members Simon Beeston and Matt Drake and full member …
From my fave music industry commentator, (if you hadn’t guessed I’m the industry wanker at stink finger), Bob Lefsetz comes this amusing and accurate Enemies List. For those new to Bob, the other one, check the link below and join his email list – he’s a prolific and opinionated man, beware his music rants, he has to my ears shocking taste – do read them though as he has passion and thats what digging this music stuff is ALL about.
1. Doug Morris
Despite the aegis of caring about music and …
Dubstep Allstars Vol 6 by Appleblim http://www.discogs.com/release/1348634
BMP long weekend in Berlin
Scat Night thurs @ Laboratory http://www.lab-oratory.de/index.html
My new mix cd
Over 40hrs of travelling in Cattle class
People talking about computer programs
I couldn’t tell you the last time I set foot in a school grounds let alone attended a concert at a school, lets say its been a while… however there was no way I was going to miss seeing Kimya Dawson, a anti folk singer I have listened to on and off for some years.
I’d like to say I’ve been a fan for years but that would be a lie – rather I was aware of her via the moldy peaches the band she formed with Adam Green and had …
Having just spent sometime outside the city I have had the great joy to actually have had moments when the only sound was silence – sometimes interupted by some bird calls. Now that I am back in the 09 I can hear the constant drone of the motorway and as comforting as this actually is, I shall miss the nothingness of silence
My musicial palette now cleansed and as such I am now about to dive headfirst into some old Factory Records stuff, ACR, Stockholm Monsters, Joy Division et al… for …
Just to keep things poppin along here is what I wrote about last Sunday with a few amendments.
We missed Cassy 🙁 Got there in time for last hour of luciano in the sun – lots of ‘his’ set records, freaks come out, god made me funky, the thrill me thing he played at Fabric (which I missed) again. Maybe 1000 people getting into it. Wink played next but about 20 min in massive rain came down and everyone hid under umbrellas apart from mentallists up the front. …