Eclectic Less

You are what they eat, they say, in which case I’m mostly caffeine and potatoes. As for what you listen to, that too has an influence on who you are and, naturally, vice versa. With this in mind it is with some disdain that I find myself plumped among the masses when it comes to my music taste. Yes, I’m a snob. No, it’s YOUR problem. Whilst I have a fairly wide taste of music, and I continue to try and steer myself away from the mainstream (something that is easier to do these days), I only have to look back at the statistics gathered for me by Last.fm which, based on the 83,000 odd tracks I’ve listened to in …

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Two things

Neither related in any way, shape or form, other than that they have made an impression on me and I thought I’d share them with you. 1. Random Homer quotes rule A couple of weeks back a few of us wasted our lunch hour downloading WAV files of his emminence Homer J. Simpson. Today, I decided to set my iTunes library to random and Homer has just announced “Ohhh floorpie!” between tracks from PJ Harvey and Matthew Herbert. Completely random, ticklingly hilarious. Feel free to substitute your own personal comedy preferences, but regardless of that, it’s a sure fire way to brighten your day. Other suggestions include the Mnah Mnah song which I’ve used successfully on a mix CD a …

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T in the Park #11

Doesn’t seem like two weeks ago that I started to bore you all silly with this… dammit, hang on a second… (The only thing about sharing iTunes with my wife is the ‘shuffle’ mode which seems to prefer Wham! tracks to anything else). Right, where was I? Ohh yes, firstly big thanks to everyone who commented, I won’t repeat it all again, suffice to say that if I have a crappy weekend I’ll know who to blame… So, from all that sage advice, which acts will I be trying to see? Bold are MUST SEE acts. Saturday: Ben Kweller, Michael Franti, Mylo, Basement Jaxx, British Sea Power, Faithless and Muse.Sunday: Mull Historical Society, Orbital, Groove Armada, Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Massive …

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Music to..??

There’s a lot of music being discussed over at Troubled Diva and it’s made me ponder… what am I missing? Currently I think Akufen (from a mate a work) is high up my ‘now’ playlist, but I still find myself going back to older albums, in fact I think the newest album that I listen to often is the Kings of Leon one, or maybe PJ Harvey’s last one (she’s got a new one out soon!). I’ll probably get the new Faithless album although the last one still hasn’t really made an impression on me.. so.. well… What next? Keane, Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters, Modest Mouse are the most recent stuff I’ve snagged, ohh and CLOUDdead (CloudDEAD?).. what is this …

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Phwwooarr Music

Difficult to describe this, and it affects Louise more than it affects me, but do you ever listen to some songs and just think… ohhh that’s raunchy… Doesn’t have to be obvious, or overtly sexual in content, just something about it that makes you go… “Phwwwwoooaarrrr” ??? Or am I waffling again? For the record: The White Stripes ‘Ball and Biscuit’ or PJ Harvey ‘This is Love’. The latter I can understand, the first one still has me baffled.

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Whores Hustle

Just noticed that one of my current ‘listenings’ is only £7.99! If you’ve never bought a PJ Harvey album this is an ideal starter. I’ve uploaded one of the tracks as a sample, just click over there on the right… You can thank me later.

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