Saturday, February 20, 2010
I know its kind of a poppy song but It is a great tune. I would love to be able to play the piano like this some day, great version of the song from Boyce Avenue.
Cant believe this is only the second thing from South Park that I have put on the blog. A classic song expressing my feelings on minorities. If you live in U.S and A you would understand the magnitude of the problem.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Liam talking tripe backstage, I thought he had cleaned his act up, shes not looking great. He didnt thank Noel I noticed when receiving his award that he then through into the crowd.
No..not Winnies young fella Martin its Portland, OR-based singer/songwriter M. Ward (born Matthew Stephen Ward) grew up listening to gospel and country, two genres that figure prominently in his breezy, West Coast take on Americana. After a six-year stint with the folk-rock trio Rodriguez, Ward began sketching out songs deeply rooted in the classic traditions of American country-folk. Ward's first solo effort came in the form of Duet for Guitars 2, which was written and recorded while he was living between Chicago and various locales on the West Coast. Eventually, the album was placed in the hands of the ever enigmatic Giant Sand mastermind Howe Gelb, who released it on his own Ow Om Recordings in the fall of 2000. The record enjoyed favorable reviews and a considerable amount of attention in underground rock circles, and Ward supported it with a handful tours throughout the United States and Europe.
Royal Bangs are an American rock group from Knoxville, TN. Formed in 2005, the quintet is composed of Henry Gibson (bass guitar), Chris Rusk (drums), Ryan Schaefer (keyboard, vocals, beats), Brandon Biondo (guitar), and Sam Stratton (guitar). Royal Bangs released their debut LP We Breed Champions in 2008 through Audio Eagle Records, an independent record label founded and run by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. The following year, German label City Slang released the album in Europe where British music publication Uncut (magazine) described the record as "belting garage rock, quirky indie rock and bamboozling electronica, all served up in one smart and super-confident package, rather like a chirpier, younger, less navel-gazing Radiohead.
Royal Bangs played at Bonnaroo in 2008  when Danny Sale and Jason Campbell were still in the band. Royal Bangs also played at the 1st annual KahBang Indie Music Festival in Bangor, Maine on August 15, 2009.
So last week for Valentines day myself and Molly decided to go to Chinatown for a lovely massage. As we drove into the city the traffic was crazy and I was getting even more pissed of and the massage was gonna be even more welcoming. Finally we got parked, as we headed past the shops with the hanging ducks in the windows and the smell of curry chips in the air I could feel the stress start to melt away.
We seen the awning for the massage parlour and of down the stairs we went. Greeted by two Asians waiting in the reception area we where taken in the back room for our lovely massage. So Molly lies on the first table and the lady begins work on her shoulders. Next thing I mount the table and a feckin Chinese man lays the sheet over me. At this point I thought that he was just getting me ready for the masseuse, but no !! he was the poxy masseuses. Should I stop him and ask for a lady, what should I do ? He started pressing on my shoulders it felt good but the very thought of his big Chinese fingers was totally putting me off, Where had those big man fingers been the night before ? Then I could hear the air being sucked up his large spring roll sized nostrils...rotten. There I lay for one hour not really having the best experience of my life but it was alright I suppose. You could say I kinda walked out feeling the same as I walked in, the male thing canceled the rub down.
Next time I will specify I want a female.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Another legend of Ardee Liam "Bobo" Bowhan. I went to school with Liam back in the day when Trix was principal. These days Liam is loaded with piles of cash and is racing these deadly rally cars. Here seen with Ged Kennedy in the Toyota Starlet tearing it up in the Clare Stages of the Rally. Go on the BOBO !!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We where working in Brooklyn in a lovely girls apt and it turns out she owns "How Sweet It Is Bakery", the bakery caters to the stars making custom cakes designed to your needs. I got the bakery to cater to a star a star alright, the star on Milly's backside. Our puppy likes to eat Milly's shit so I thought it would be a great cake to have made to celebrate our number two wedding anniversary. The pictures say it all.
For the past several months Ive been taking an interest in RC cars. It has escalated from interest to an obsession which I don't consider to be a bad thing. I have always liked cars ever since I was small and my auntie bought me several as a gason but none like the ones I have now.
The one in the pictures is some what of a mongrel as I have changed and added a lot of parts to upgrade the beast. Probably the biggest two changes are the battery pack and the motor. The motor is the Tekin RX8 brushless motor which is capable of pushing almost any RC car to 65 mph plus. That speed can only be reached with Lipo Battery power. The one I have is the Reedy 14.8 volt. Its like 1/8 the size of a real car battery. It is insane !! Rootin with the cars keeps me busy and out of trouble and I think its great. So lick my balls.
The new tune from The Delta Mirror, He Was Worse Than The Needle He Gave You is one of my new faves of 2010. The Los Angeles trio say they're of a mind with bands like the Big Pink and Fuck Buttons, acts bent simultaneously toward shoegaze and electronics. They are a band to watch !
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Following the worldwide success of 2007s Running Free, June sees the release of Ali Campbells much anticipated third solo album Flying High, his first to be recorded since splitting from UB40. Ali has one of the UKs most distinctive and recognisable voices and as lead singer with the world-renowned group UB40, he has sold over 70 million records worldwide, toured across the globe, notched up four number No. 1 world-wide singles, over forty Top 40 UK singles, released 24 studio albums and received an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
Guitar/Lead Vocals (eg, Blood, Darkest side)
Guitar/Lead Vocals, (eg, Lonely, Fool’s Gold)
Joseph ‘Liddy’ Ireland
Plus he sings the ‘good to hold’ part in Fool’s Gold (at least in some recent live shows)
The xx are four precocious 19 year olds from south west london who provide the hushed minimal strokes of young marble giants and early cure but through the minds of a young act obsessed with the r&b turns of ciara and aaliyah, having gone so far as to cover the latter's 'hot like fire' as the b-side for their first single, 'crystalised' and having first been picked up after recording a sensational version of womak and womak's 'teardrops'. having signed to xl sub-label young turks earlier in the year the band begun to record with a host of the finest producers going, including brazilian giant diplo and up-and-coming hotshot kwes the four eventually settled with the option of recording at xl's in-house studio, with 'xx' eventually produced by the band themselves.