Wednesday, February 22, 2006

So this is what I've been up to...

I'm fairly sure none of you will read any of this but on the off chance you do, the reasons for my lack of posts have been uni work and the fact that I have been going to plenty of gigs to fill my evenings in between, giving me plenty to post about now. So its all worked out nice.

My first post is a tie in between two things that I have loved over the past week. The first was Broken Social Scene at the Art School in Glasgow. Absolutely superb gig that lasted over two hours during which they played all their hits, if you can call them that, and more. The highlight was when they reached the curfew time and knew they had to leave the stage. They did so but the crowd kept on shouting and cheering for an encore. The band came back saying they literally had no more to play but the crowd were insistent. Despite the venue cutting their power to force them back on, after BSS telling the crowd to let the cheering be the encore, they eventually came back on and did an incredible version of Ibi Dreams of Pavement. They had already done it but they had no other rehearsed tracks to play and it did more than suffice. I think this is the first time I have ever seen a band encore a track from their actual set and still be cheered on to go for more. wonderful stuff not hurt in any part by having the beautiful Lisa Lobsinger doing backing vocals, the highlight with her being Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl, which was sublime. (Mentioning her of course gives good reason to also post a picture. The volume she gets to that hair is something else)

I'm sure you already have this track but as it was nothing but sublime, both times, I cannot do anything but post and hope you have a listen.

Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Half)

As I said there were two parts to this, the other was that Feist, part time member of BSS, has had her most famous track, Mushaboom, remixed by the excellent Postal Service. It is one of the best tracks I have heard in weeks and I thoroughly recommend you have a listen.

Feist - Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix) (thanks to Gorilla vs Bear for this one)



Anonymous James said...

Hi again,

First of all, I don't remember Midfield General doing a song with Ricky Gervais, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. A cursory search on Google brought up nothing but, again, that doesn't mean anything. I'm intrigued now.

Also, how good were Broken Social Scene?! I saw them in Manchester last week and it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen. Absolutely phenomenal.

Cheers for the Postal Service remix of Mushaboom too. Haven't heard it yet but I'm sure it's great.

Keep up the good work yourself,


3:20 AM  
Blogger Ekko said...

for some reason, i've never liked BSS. Love Feist, tho'. Thanks for the remix.

6:52 PM  

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