Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Moderat - Rusty Nails

I'm sure I've posted this maybe three times before but I found the lyrics.

Unbroken speech
You tricked me on shaky ground
Don't tell me
How it feels like walking on rusty nails
But the pain's not mine
When we collide down is the only way out
'Cause hell's above
I try to focus on anything but the strain inside
So words rise while I touch the sky
Won't stay long
Just passing by
But you talked it away
You talked it away ..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


We're playing a gig tomorrow in The Pint. It's going to be mega good fun. 

We're playing with:

Chewing On Tinfoil
Willow (First show, Fleex Foxes vibe)
Daniel Fox (Never heard him, looking forward to it)

We're playing a new bit tomorrow too. Stevie wrote it and we're using it an as intro to the set, we'll play it right into Jonah. When Stevie wrote it, it was different, I promise. Now it sounds like a mega Sigur Ros rip off. I don't mind, it sounds good to my ears and I enjoy playing it, we'll change it if it becomes a song.

I'm kind of debating how I should play it though, I get two rounds with Ben of it being played at its fullest volume. I'm thinking slide(ish) then octaves second time round but I found some really odd chords that work too, might just leave those until we record it. It's such a small part (the whole piece) so it's no biggie.

As well as Stevie, I have another best friend who I don't talk about as much, he's Scott. That was us, the three of us started playing music together and played our first gig ever with each other. Scott, and I don't think anybody who knows him will mind me saying, is the finest musician I know. 

He's a guitarist, Stevie and I both play two instruments and I have no qualms in saying I am and always was the runt of the litter, those guys can play. Scott though, fucking Scott. Did you ever hear someone saying that tone is in the fingers? Well this dude has it, taste, talent, tits for brains (ah no, he's actually a genius too). 

Anyway, he's never going to read this so I can say what I want! He's going to Chicago for four months with his college mates, that'll be the longest I have't seen him since I met him first in 2001. It only dawned on me today in the studio tonight how badly I'm going to miss him. I sat down and listened to Stevie and Scott playing tonight, I didn't pick up a guitar or a bass, would have ruined it. I sneakily pressed record on my phone, I was in a fucking studio, I could easily have set up a mic, anyway.

I hit record and I'm not going to listen to it for a couple of days, I don't know why. It's there though. They were just jamming it out on some improvised chord progression, then some left of centre blues, then I asked them to play an old favourite of all three of ours', Little Wing. They played it so well. I'll put it up here depending on the sound quality. 

My fucking word do I love those lads, I would have nothing to do with music still if it wasn't for them, more than Pink Floyd, more than Red Enemy. Oh and by the by, after all the last couple years business, those two have been right fucking there. 

Oh man, I'm definitely going to write a post of all the mischief we used to get up to. LADS. 

There are four great songs. I'm going to bed, I have a long day tomorrow.

I wish I was going on tour with Forced Out.

Iron Maiden, Ice Cube & Leftfield

Leftfield live at Homelands 2000 by moo-ne

Here's a set I found through Nialler9, it's a really good site, especially if you're from Ireland. There's a lot that I wouldn't agree with or necessarily be into but it's a well versed view on a lot of music.

Anyway, that Leftfield set is deadly.

This morning I listened to Powerslave by Iron Maiden, I'm currently listening to Ice Cube - The Predator.
This is Plastic man, well it's not, it's Plastician now. I deviated from my listening vibe to get this. The first track did so well, I was really enjoying it, drop into the second song lost me. Nevertheless, I'll give the whole thing a spin. It's pretty grimey, not a lot of deepstep (I love making up words for genres) but as yuo can see, there are a couple of household names on that track list . Some people might enjoy it. 

01 Youthman & Luce – Brother Don’t Cry
02 Redlight – MDMA
03 D Double E – Woo Riddim
04 Flux Pavillion – Got To Know
05 Boogaloo Crew – Days Go By
06 Skream – Raw Dogz
07 Joker – Tron (Kromestar Remix)
08 Chew Lips – Salt Air (Plastician Remix)
09 Trolley Snatcha – We Rock The Forest
10 G Tank – Electonic Era
11 Rude Kid – Electric
12 Plastician & 12th Planet – West
13 12th Planet feat Juakali – Reas
14 D Double E – Streetfighter
15 Joker & TC – It Aint Got A Name
16 Om Unit – Searching
17 Benga – Transform
18 Drumsound & Bassline Smith – R1
19 SMD – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
20 Doctor P – Sweet Shop
21 P Money – Left The Room (Skream Remix)
22 Teddy & G Tank – Ghanaian Fire
23 Distance – No Warning
24 Paul Harris – I Want You (Bar 9 Remix)
25 Flux Pavillion – Normalize
26 Stinkahbell – Stalker
27 Mr Virgo – Cinema
28 Joker – Digidesign (Om Unit Pop
29 Om Unit – Corridor

Oh yeah, good morning, today I'm helping Luke shoot his film in town, then we're going jamming for our gig tomorrow. Of course I'll be back on listening form for the rest of the morning too.