Tuesday, February 24, 2009

first mailings.

the hot water music 12"s and the shorebirds 7" came a few days ago. all three are incredible listens and the vinyl is beautiful. i'll take some photos later. i listened to shorebirds first as it features 4 songs i've not heard before. in my excitement, i forgot to change the speed of the turntable, resulting in some very high-pitched punk rock. i noticed that this release has loads more solos than on the full length which, i dunno, i found kinda weird? anyways, all three are great and the hot water music records sound way better on vinyl than mp3. i'm still waiting on a few more packages too come and hopefully they'll get here by the end of the week.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


after drinking more sailor jerry in one night than i can remember, i find the stuff enjoyable to the power of 10. it tastes like drum stick lollies. the next morning tastes of regrettable pizza toppings and mumbled words. much like any morning, but you can't remember [or want to remember] leaving the club/pub/crack den the night before.

my coffee intake is also out of control. the cheaper the better. the vending machine at uni does a cracking version of coffee for only fifty pence. i'll take two please!

& records

breaking the trend of not keeping new year's resolutions, 2009 has so far seen me jump start my record collection. my record player had lay dormant for too long and i said at the start of the year i'd start collecting like i meant to about 2 years ago. so far, i have bought/ordered:

the get up kids - something to write home about [re-issue on doghouse records]
screeching weasel - boogadax3/my brain hurts [re-issues on no idea]
mouthbreather - thank you for your patience [no idea]
bridge & tunnel - east/west [no idea]
virgins - miscarriage [no idea]
hot water music - caution/a flight and a crash [no idea]
shorebirds - s/t 7" [no idea]
crime in stereo - the troubled stateside [nitro]/is dead [bridge9]

the reason no idea is so prominent is because they are putting out a load of awesome records and they carry alot of other label stuff in their distro. tidy!

i also bought 'never better' by POS and it's awesome. i'm not big into contemporary hip-hop but this album is slick. the packaging is also incredible - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6IrjDvVkKI