Tag: WAV

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 couple of times.

2. Alan talks about a near death experience
Every now and then someone posts about something that is in turn fascinating, insightful, gripping, well written and absorbing to read. Alan has done just that when he posted about the day his life changed. It’s well worth a read.

Stereophonics: SECC

I was decidely ‘not bothered’ about this gig, boy was I wrong.

Much heavier than I thought they’d be, the ‘phonics’ were slick, together and loud. Ripping into a three song opening they paced the entire gig well, save the slightly too long “I Miss You Now” as the second last song of the encore, and were on stage for about 2 hours, and it’s only really when you hear their ‘best of’ tracks that you realise how many you know, and how consistent they are..

Stand out tracks, the singalong of “Traffic”, the plodding, thumping beat of Mr.Writer, the building, soaring Jealousy (WAV file), and the song that in Kelly’s own words “Kinda took us by surprise” “Handbags and Gladrags”. Accomplished stuff and only real flaw was the lack of crowd interaction, other than a few song intros, and letting the crowd sing the opening to the second verse of “Traffic”.

Main impression was of a small man with a simply phenomenal voice, there sure ain’t no studio tinkering going on when they record their albums as he is note perfect live, and able to improvise with it too. All in all, a much better night than I had anticipated! Go the ‘phonics’!