Monthly Archives: July 2011

Streaming: Best of 2011 (Part One) Mix

It’s halfway through the year, so it’s time for a “Best Of The Year So Far” compilation. It’s just like a radio station except with recent music, noone is trying to sell you vacuum cleaner insurance between songs, and without the same Lady Gaga song played three times in every hour. So in the spirit of radio: huddle round your phonic devices, light your cigars, remove your pants, and listen in. (I believe that’s how they did it). Best of 2011 (Part One) Mix by Riot Radio Endless Blue – The Horrors Belong – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Georgia – Yuck 50 Ways – Telekinesis Thunder On The Mountain – Wanda Jackson (feat. Jack White) Cold Feet – Liam Finn Under Cover Of Darkness – The Strokes Mind Your Manners – Chiddy Bang Sylvia – Emmy The Great Humdrum Town – Theophilus London* January Hymn – The … Read more

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NME top 100 music videos (and some)

Another guest blog for you, folks. Elkano takes you through his favourite music videos of all time. So NME’s top 100 video’s list is interesting. I’ve had a poke through not only the top ten, but also the top 100, and all I really found was NME’s website is a horror show to navigate. Only joking, there are some definite pearlers in the list but there a few crucial ones missing for me. And thus I started crafting my own personal top ten videos list. After faffing around for four hours, I realized it was just too difficult to balance the notion of “popular videos” versus my own torrid musical preferences. So I copped out like Switzerland in the forties and thought I would just write about a few great music vids. So here is the official list of “A few good videos I know and thought I would share” … Read more

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The new Coldplay song is worse than Ebola

Coldplay have long been the butt of jokes amongst music fans. Whether it’s using their name as an adjective to convey blandness (“I don’t want my curry too spicy – give me a Coldplay one”), describing your friends farts as “Coldplay covers” or using their songs as a metaphor for insomnia cure, there is plenty to laugh about. The average armpit fart, for example, has been proven to contain more of musical worth than any given Coldplay song. The fact that Chris Martin seems like a pretty decent guy outside his music (as opposed to Bono, who clearly has the personality of a nut-sack) is somewhat undone by the fact that he is married to the world’s stupidest person. So you can imagine my delight when I heard that Coldplay had a new song out. It’s called, and I’m not making this up, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” and is … Read more

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Some cool recent stuff that I’ve been listening to

Sorry about the lack of posts lately, folks. Been busy as shit. Expect more content soon, plus more guest posts and more awesomeness etc etc. Anyway, as a stop gap, here’s some cool recent shit that’s been floating my boat lately. Hope you like ’em. Wilco – “I Might” One thing’s for sure, the release of a new Wilco album is an event. While I like pretty much everything Jeff Tweedy has ever done, I do feel that Wilco’s best studio years are behind them. But hey, I honestly hope I’m wrong, and they are absolutely the type of band that have the capacity to surprise you with every move. Also, I’ve found with every album since A Ghost Is Born the songs don’t really take on their true colours until you’ve seen them performed live. So fingers crossed for another NZ tour in 2011. Anyway, the new album is … Read more

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