Friday, February 10, 2006

2006 tips and some customary bitching

A rather aimless, wandering Download column this week; a lot like a classic road movie it seems to go nowhere, but manages to reference Rinse FM at the end and in doing so redeem itself. Or something.

Further departing from the road movie metaphor, this fortnight's column has also suffered some appalling sub-editing. I dunno why the NS insist that bands are singular entities like the fucking Yanks do, it sounds terrible. Cf:

'Blur are shite'
'Blur is shite'

Quite obvious which one sounds right innit? Also, I'd run a marathon backwards before using the phrase 'As for my own hot tip...'. What am I, a goddamn 3am Girl? Jeeeez...

6 Comments:

Blogger alex bkbk said...

that ending should read:
'and now the bit i genuinely care about:'

;;) ive never heard clap yr hands & say ye.... thryre kind of one o f those pitchfork>lastfm bands in a way

2:02 PM  
Blogger dan hancox said...

>>'and now the bit i genuinely care about:'<<

sad but true.

clap your hands are BOOOORING. quel surprise. at least last year the 'indie bands to watch' - sufjan, arcade fire - were actually good. this year there's fuck all - correct me if i'm wrong please (i mean this! my job depends on it!).

3:49 PM  
Blogger John said...

The Upper Room, who blend 80s Curish-stylings with epic U2/Coldplay grandiosity are tipped for big things this year. Not least because the guitarist was in my class at school, and up to the age of 14 only listened to Dire Straits.

I dunno about tips for this year, even though I am a regular reader of the Enemy, because all they've done for about six years is go on abaht t'Arctic Moonkeys. La.

I'm hoping for a country revival in the wake of the Johnny Cash film.

2:25 PM  
Blogger alex bkbk said...

incidently, what's a 3am girl? sorry to have to ask...

2:17 PM  
Blogger dan hancox said...

The Daily Mirror's daily double-page spread of mindless celebrity twaddle that makes a press release seem like a paragon of journalistic integrity and scrutiny.

Since you ask. :-)

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dan- is this you? expect it is- if you want to get in touch- email me: cskidmore@hotmail.com

Chris Skidmore

10:27 PM  

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