Friday! Sergei Prokofiev- Troika from Lt. Kije

And there’s always The Waitresses

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Friday! Dark Star…

Dark Star the band with the indie dance-tastic Graceadelica, bass is in the place!

And RIP Dan O’Bannon

Dan O’Bannon as Pinback in Dark Star, (yes a beach ball with feet became this)

Friday! We Got That B Roll

From a Popper/Serafinowicz tweet. This features the comedy team calling themselves Cream. Anyways, enjoy!

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Friday! Vegas- Possessed

Terry Hall (look his wiki page has a pic of him smiling, this is good as reports from those who have met him are that he is a lovely chap) & Dave Stewart’s project that produced (or overproduced, not sure about Stewart on this) a nice pop album and this great single, with a big expansive pop chorus, luverly.

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Friday! Front Line Assembly- Digital Tension Dementia

Hey what’s it like in the 21st century with your internet and all? Posted from the past with a tin can and a piece of fucking string.

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Friday! Radiohead- No Surprises

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A different reading of this song…a highly sensitised microphone, hooked up to a massive amp & speaker. It can pick up the slightest noise, even from far away and every signal can cause catastrophic feedback that destroys the entire system. So to survive it must be wrapped in protective, dampening insulation, making it not much use for its intended purpose but it means it can function to a limited degree. Or it can be switched off.

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Friday! The Cribs- We Share The Same Skies

Well rain storms are lavishing their attention here too, so before the connection goes… here’s Friday and this corking new one from The Cribs and yes, that is Johnny Marr!

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Friday! Zachary Murray & Erika Fontana- The Adventures of Lil’ Cthulhu

It’s never too early to corrupt young minds! (ht2 Dangerous Minds)

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Friday! Efterklang- Mirador


Currently touring the UK, this video is by Hvass & Hannibal who have done all the band’s recent artwork.

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Friday! Jon Brion & Deanna Storey- Little Person

I’m pretty ambivalent about Synecdoche, New York (as with all of Kaufman’s work) but this song is super lovely, enjoy.

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Friday! Bronski Beat- Why

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Oh Jan Moir you reactionary bigot, bit late to this party but it’s remarkable how her apology works only if your definition of apology is- not apologising yet providing further proof you are a heterosexist moron who sees opposition to hate as some shadowy orchestrated conspiracy– Unless…

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No Jan, it’s called common human decency you wazzock. Ultimately this seems to have a positive outcome, people were repulsed by her and the Mail and the pushback was massive. And for my concluding remarks (ht2 Earwicga), this groovy singalong vid to Lily Allen’s ‘Fuck You‘ from Manchester Pride-

Friday! Whipping Boy- When We Were Young

Lovely indie pop choon from one of Ireland’s finest. Seen here entertaining the Nobel Committee.

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Friday! Just A Gigolo, Ain’t Got Nobody

David Lee Roth…

Music starts at about 1.35 but the look to camera at 1.05 is worth the price of admission alone.
And Louis Prima too, why not

And remember, if you have to ask how much, you can’t afford me!

Friday! Wheat- Changes Is


I love me some Wheat (no intolerance) since Hope & Adams, this is from their new album White Ink Black Ink, the video is a bit self consciously indie. I like when they wander off on their albums into their own haltingly, chaotically melodic world. Spotify (sorry to those geolocked out) link to my fave song off the last album (Every Day I Said A Prayer For Kathy And Made A One Inch Square) What You Got. And if you are in the mood for a lot of a kissin’ & a cuddlin’ the classic Don’t I Hold You vid.

PS. Massive Attack, Manchester, 26th Sept – 2 tickets available due to illness – collect from N Wales area, leave a comment or email HAL and I’ll pass it along.

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Friday! Editors- Papillon

As befits a ‘neo post punk‘ band they are grooving it up with some synths, like an alternate universe where Ian Curtis stayed alive and Joy Division discovered pop and synths joined by Gillian Gilbert and New Order didn’t -have to- come into being (but I’m glad they do exist). It’s sort of pleasing that although the sadness of Curtis’ suicide remains, his work goes on and becomes part of a new synthesis of music that in turn suggests what might have been, yes a bit retro but also evocative of possibilities that history denied us. Also, Choooooon!

‘Darling, just don’t put down your guns yet,
if there really was a God here,
he’d have raised a hand by now.’