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[ Written by: | 29 Jul 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
Music so bad its good

Us resident stink fingerites have seriously sound music taste, we are taste makers… what we like is always worth checking out if not grabbing somewhere somehow – modest much… fuck that shit we are musical gods… worship us!
Yet even we the pillars of good taste and fashionable trouser suits sometimes get it wrong – or did we…
Every now and then one stumbles upon a album or artist whose work is so shockingly bad on every musicial level that it is actually rather good, sometimes brilliant.
So with this thought firmly planted …

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[ Written by: | 27 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Christian Gangster Rap and High Energy Deep House

Let me just start by saying, praise jebus for music. In the bleakness that has been the last few weeks down this end of the world, holding onto sanity has been difficult of late, so I’ve been thankful for a few things that have been warming my spirit.
I’m not using the term “music” loosely here, I’m talking about that stuff that can instantly change your mood, make you remember, put you in another place…..or simply “fix” you. Last week I saw “Respect Yourself – The Stax Records Story” at the …

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[ Written by: | 22 Jul 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

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[ Written by: | 16 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]
Freaken Lazers Man! Kerri Chandler playing with lazer controllers

This video clip of Kerri Chandler using a lazer controller while playing Bar A Thym has always been a favourite of mine – very minority report and probably one of those love it or hate it things. Either way, you have to admit its better than a cube that changes colour.
(The good bit starts 1.30 into the clip – after all the fluff).

Kerri explains it a little more in this interview

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[ Written by: | 14 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]
Eating beats

Beat sequencing with skittles…….I Eat Beats.

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[ Written by: | 13 Jul 2008 | 17 Comments | ]
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Live at Daikanyama Unit 11/7/08

I feel like stinkfinger is sitting comfortably between the ramblings of a group of friends and a slightly more professional music blog – so I don’t have any problem with diverting immediately from the topic at hand and dialling back the night a few hours.
We start the night off at a resturant with some excellent dinner – along with my friends Daniel and Ayako I eat various sashimi, some fantastic beef tataki, something delicious and rubbery that I hope was octopus, a large piece of cooked tuna, crumbed and fried …

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[ Written by: | 7 Jul 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
BMP Long Weekend in Berlin

For me, the long weekend started last Tuesday when i saw Radiohead in Amsterdam. After arriving slightly late to find them already playing ‘Lucky’, I was hoping to see them play a more obscure set of songs from Hail to the Thief, Kid A, Amnesiac on top of what was obviously being toured. Don’t get me wrong, there were great moments like Reckoner and then they were ruined by middle aged women clapping along to the beat of Just. G’ah!
The next morning my friend Nick and me rise in our …

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[ Written by: | 1 Jul 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
A few words on my trip to Womb

So Saturday rolled around and it was my first chance to go out clubbing in Tokyo.
As I mentioned before Johnny D and Guido Schneider were to play, and I was pretty excited about the night. Daniel and I warmed up with some (actually pretty decent) burgers and wandered into the flashing lights and general chaos of Shibuya. Like many parts of Tokyo I was surprised how that by wandering just a few blocks back from the main areas that are teeming with people you can find very quiet …