New Music New Talent Daisy Grenades - Broken Record (Rob's mix) The Amsterdams - She's Automatic I Am Bodhi - Rampant Sabbata - Princess Lana - Ruthless Rocket - I Wanna Luv You New Nobility - Galactic Tessmarka - Miss Imagination Amy Hendrickson and The Prime Directive - Gold Dust Man _ Alice in Videoland - we are rebels Flying Heroes - StenGunJenV2 Illuminata - Icechild David Rainger - Tweaking Zen Motel - Real Good Time The Auteur- Hey Watch This
Pigtails The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love Heart - Magic Man Hole - Violet Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man (Radio Edit) Juliette & The Licks - You're Speaking My Language Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl Feist - My Moon My Man Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down the Stairs CSS - Alala The Pretenders - My City Was Gone Melissa Auf der Maur - Taste You The Bangles - Manic Monday Portishead - Chase The Tear Crystal Castles - Good Time Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch Lauren Harris - Steal Your Fire Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker McQueen - Dont Know How To Break It To You The Donnas - Wasted Slunt - I Wanna Be Your Only One Kelly Osbourne - On Your Own Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For? The Velvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' Björk - Human Behaviour Charlotte Hatherley - I Want You To Know Mancini - Falling Up femmepop - good Tracy Chapman - Fast Car Girls Girls Girls - Dr Feelgood
and the two best of 2009 specials you can hear this week (see a previous blog/note for where you can listen and when)
Surfquake - Surf & Destroy Rounds - A Party on the Beach Trash Monroe - IDoll Catherine Elms - Drowning The Tumbledryer Babies - Tell Me What To Do Berlin Brides - Off The Rack An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - 100% The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour The Beatroots - Ignorant Buried in Mexico - Down The Brownies - Cougar Art Of Rebellion - Stop To Breathe Lady Earl and the Greys - Heathen The Fancy Dress Party - Bookmarks
Noisettes - Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Radio Edit) Codeine Velvet Club - Vanity Kills The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo The Cranberries - Linger Skunk Anansie - Squander (Radio Edit) Guano Apes - Open Your Eyes Juliette Lewis - Fantasy Bar Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Radio Edit) Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream The Kills - Black Balloon Metric - Gimme Sympathy (Radio Edit) Peaches - Talk To Me Tori Amos - Welcome To England The Sounds - No One Sleeps When I'm Awake (Radio Edit) Little Boots - Remedy Regina Spektor - Eet Gossip - Heavy Cross Spinnerette - The Walking Dead La Roux - In For The Kill (Radio Edit) Paramore - Brick By Boring Brick Flyleaf - Again Karen O And The Kids - All Is Love Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love (Radio Edit) Florence And The Machine - You Got The Love
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless (Single Version) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero Patrice Pike - Beautiful Thing The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again Penny Broadhurst - Chemist Goods The Sibleys - I Don't Smile (If I Don't Want To) Morcheeba - Rome Wasn't Built In A Day Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Texas - In Our Lifetime Joan Osborne - One Of Us Pink - Trouble The Ting Tings - Great DJ Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love Shonen Knife - I Am A Cat Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song Kate Nash - Mouthwash Drive It Like You Stole It - The Big Stiff THE SADDERDAYS - CUPID WAS A DRUNK The Dollyrots - Goodnight Tonight Ministry Of Love - Life in Song HorrorPops - It's Been So Long PJ Harvey - Long Snake Moan The Go! Team - Feelgood By Numbers Tsunami Bomb - Say It If You Mean It Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? Jennifer Paige - Crush No Doubt - Hella Good Bif Naked - We're Not Gonna Take It
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Alisha's Attic - I Won't Miss You Natalie Imbruglia - Don't You Think? Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea Paramore - Misery Business Elastica - Connection Scarling. - Band Aid Covers The Bullet Hole Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You Blondie - Call Me Cyndi Lauper - She Bop Santogold - Say Aha Gossip - Heavy Cross Goldfrapp - Strict Machine Garbage - Push It Babes In Toyland - Blood Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know Guano Apes - Open Your Eyes New Young Pony Club - Get Dancey Nina Hagen - African Reggae Damone - What We Came Here For L7 - Wargasm Daisy Chainsaw - Love Your Money La Roux - Bulletproof Regina Spektor - Edit Echobelly - Great Things Nightwish - Amaranth The Raveonettes - Last Dance Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes Tegan & Sara - Walking With A Ghost Yes Miss, No Miss - Sexy Back
New Music New Talent
Nephu Huzz - Nurse! Nurse! Horizon - Truth Mancini - Falling Up IanaSonic - bitter Ace Mafia - London Underground Berlin Brides - Rejection Junkie Ten Ten-Tackles - Death Certificate A Brokeheart Pro - Kitten Next Door Ten Tigers - 82 Zen Motel - Devil Song(2007) (Bonus Track) Understated - Fishbowl JENNIFER JUSTICE AND THE TRILOGYSUN - THE FINAL STAND femmepop - medication
Helen's Evil Twin - Stop Talking Orphus - Facts Of Life Euphoria Audio - Gravity Yes Miss, No Miss - Sexy Back Euroneverland - Friday Night Girl (Live For The Weekend) Obsessive Compulsive - Perfect Wreck Vittorio Tolomeo - Migrant Soul Miss The Occupier - Short Sight The Words - I Just Wanna Dance Even More Vast - Pure Greenleaf 56 - (SHE'S MY) DVD Never Means Maybe - Fires In Your Cities Zen Motel - Dress Code Violence The Fuse - Crazy Love (CODA) - Sirens Until You're Heard - Searching
thesuperstation.info(the superstation and heart fm) heart fm - New Music New Talent Friday 12-1am, Pigtails and Army Boots Sunday 5-7am the superstation- New Music Thurs 4-5pm, Pigtails Wednesday 7-9pm
magichitzradio.com - New Music Sunday 6-7am, Pigtails Tuesday 2-4pm
so I was never a Barbie girl when i was younger (I used to like the disney dolls better) and I certainly don't like gender stereotype anorexic Barbie now, but during doing research for my shows I found out that in America they have released a series of dolls called "Ladies of the 80's" and guess what...?
They are Debbie Harry
and best of all..Joan Jett!
not too impressed with Debbie harry's doll but the other two are pretty awesome! sadly I can't find them anywhere to buy in the uk, they are on ebay but only from international sellers and are like £40 each- eep!
who would you like to see a barbie doll of? my other suggestions for Mattel would be PJ Harvey, Amanda Palmer, Tori Amos and Bjork!
Well the ball has started rolling with our radio syndication compnay. we now have a very shiny website, which you can view here
and all the shows have already had several radio stations accepting them. One more week off and then all the shows will be on air once again. I will be posting details of where you can catch my shows and when as I get them.
If you are a radio station that's interested in airing my shows, please email email@example.com
You may have noticed the URL has changed, to djmoonlightmusic rather than djmoonlightmtjr. sadly my shows will no longer be aired on MTJR due to some changes. But hopefully soon you will be able to hear both shows on a number of different stations.
Mike Fisher, Rxkitten, Dave Mitchell, Kevin Marsh, Chris Munday and Owen Sherrat have decided to form a radio syndication company, so that our shows can hopefully get more exposure. I will keep you updated as to when my shows will be aired, but for now there will be a short break!
There was no New Music New Talent this week as I was down with a tummy bug. I was recovered by Sunday though so here was the playlist:
Sophie B. Hawkins - As I Lay Me Down Ace Of Base - The Sign Hole - Violet Go Team - Ladyflash Meredith Brooks - Bitch Flyleaf - I'm So Sick Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix) Lillix - Sweet Temptation Jill Sobule - Supermodel X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch The Cardigans - Sick & Tired The Honeydrips - (Lack Of) Love Will Tear Us Apart Siouxsie - Here Comes That Day The Runaways - School Days Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down the Stairs Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Radio Edit) Sour Apple - Don't Go Forwards, Go Backwards Lush - Ladykillers 4 Non Blondes - What's Up Codeine Velvet Club - Vanity Kills THE SADDERDAYS - CUPID WAS A DRUNK The Gits - While You're Twisting, I'm Still Breathing Jack Off Jill - My Cat Peaches - You Love It The Ropes - Kill Her Off The Kills - Tape Song Bat For Lashes - Prescilla Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill Bunty - Feel Sicko Jyl Millard - Ace of Spades
This Saturday (14th November) RxKitten, Mike Fisher and I are launching a club night- Growl Tiger! It will be music from the 1990s to the present day. It will be a mix of alternative, indie, rock, metal, riot grrrl and loads more. It's only £3 to get in, and it will be at The Golden Lion down Victoria Ave in southend, so hope to see some of you there! I've already filled our flight case with music!
Playlists from this weekend
Pigtails and Army Boots Sam Brown - Can I Get A Witness Madonna - Papa Don't Preach M.I.A. - Paper Planes The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said Tegan and Sara - Hell (Radio Edit) La Roux - Bulletproof Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care Donna Summer - Hot Stuff The Long Blondes - Fulwood Babylon Little Boots - Remedy Skunk Anansie - Squander (Radio Edit) Marina & The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road Paramore - Brick By Boring Brick HorrorPops - Crawl Straight Home The Ronettes - Be My Baby Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Baby Blue Florence & The Machine - Kiss With A Fist The Supremes - Baby Love Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Richard X Re-Production) The She Creatures - Space Madness Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend Dirty Love - Baby You Suck Atomic Blonde - Babydoll (censored) Kittie - What I Always Wanted The Noisettes - Don't Give Up Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit) The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens Heart - Barracuda Heather Nova - I Have the Touch
New Music New Talent I M Munroe - Fool Whiskey Blu - Colour me Blu Inner Voices - Survelliance State Orphus - Facts Of Life The Soviets - Naughty Girl A Brokeheart Pro - Dark Red And Loud Diarmaid O Meara - Murdering Disco (Radio Edit) Leah DeVon - Waiting For You Ed Winslet - Just the Same Lana - Ruthless Obsessive Compulsive - Perfect Wreck Emerald - Overkill Half Gone - Energy
I love Halloween so this year I went to two gigs (not on same day) and both my shows were Halloween themed this weekend! Let's start with Thursday night.
Thursday I was at Chinnerys with Rxkitten for a Southend Fringe fundraiser/Halloween Party. Rxkitten was dressed as David Bowie from Labyrinth and I was a zombie prom queen!
When we got there, we had already missed most of Greenleaf 56's set which was a shame as I play them quite often on my show. What we heard sounded really good though!
Next up was a band called Surfquake. I knew what to expect already as I had heard one track. They are a mostly instrumental surf band! It was certainly unusual to have this sort of music at a Halloween gig and they are very unique. They played an awesome version of The Munsters theme tune. We did find the set a bit samey though.
The third band was my new discovery of the night- The Fighting Cocks. I was finding them hard to catergorise but I think how they describe themselves is pretty accurate- a gyspy hardcore band. There was 5 of them, 4 girls and 1 boy. They dance a lot and they have a backing track. Rxkitten described them as a "ska Aqua"! They were really unique, I've never heard anything like them before. oh, and the girls were dressed really cool in red and black!
Finally, was Trash Monroe who looked amazing, Mel their singer as Carrie, Ken as Ziggy Stardust. They also sounded great as always, sadly we couldn't stay for all their set as we both had work the following day! If you haven't heard them before, you should really check them out. Especially if you like female fronted hard rock.
right moving on to Friday's New Music New Talent playlist.. 4ft Pimp - Black Death Zen Motel - CURSE OF THE GIRLFIEND Sleepercurve - Robots Devilish Presley - Halloween Queen Leika - Silly Cow Symptom - Roses Are Black Dopegirl - Freaks Thunderbird 13 - House of Sin Weird Old America - Devil In A Dream The Domes of Silence - Twilight Dr. Slaggleberry - Gone Devil The Kiara Elles - Supergroupie Dirty Money - The Killer A Brokeheart Pro - Keep This Devil Down The Ropes - Kill Her Off
For the actual day of Halloween we decided (Mike Fisher and myself) to go to The Railway as Rounds were playing. This time I was Carrie (so much more blood)! and Mike was a zombie or a vampire I'm not sure which! It was meant to be a sixties Halloween ball with ska and freakbeat music, so certainly not a traditional Halloween Party. Rounds were great as they always are, and they even did an interesting version of Thriller, but I was quite disappointed as they only played a 20 minute set and it was £5 to get in. The music playing after them wasn't really our scene so we didn't stay much longer.
Finally, my playlist from today: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds Feist - My Moon My Man Soho Dolls - my vampire Ladytron - Ghosts Heart - Magic Man L7 - Monster The Distillers - Coral Fang Juliette & The Licks - Killer PJ Harvey - Down By The Water The Cranberries - Zombie Portishead - Glory Box Heather Nova - Blood Of Me Siouxsie & The Banshees - Halloween HorrorPops - Walk Like A Zombie The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll Babes In Toyland - Blood Daisy Chainsaw - Dog With Sharper Teeth Scarling. - Baby Dracula Metric - Monster Hospital Garbage - Wicked Ways No Doubt - Hella Good Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise Ladyhawke - Magic Tegan & Sara - Walking With A Ghost The Patti Smith Group - Ghost Dance Ann Wilson - Bad Moon Rising
Just realised I never posted anything about the 24 hour smile a thon we had on MTJR on the saturday that just went (the day the clocks went back). Normal programming was put aside for a day and instead quite a few of the djs took part in just playing 2 hours of happy music to make you smile, as well as attempting to make you laugh and talking about what moment in time would you turn the clock back to if you could? (But only positive ones)! I did a show and this is the playlist:
R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People The Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division Le Tigre - I'm So Excited Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy The Monkees - I'm A Believer Specials - Too Much Too Young Vapors - Turning Japanese Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alchol Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star Cyndi Lauper - True Colors Nena - 99 Red Balloons Madness - House Of Fun Good Charlotte - Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous Echobelly - Great Things Ace Of Base - The Sign Hanson - Mmm Bop Undertones - Teenage Kicks Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street Barenaked Ladies - One Week Blur - Song 2 Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care The Jam - Going Underground Smash Mouth - All Star The Cardigans - Lovefool Shanice - I Love Your Smile EMF - Unbelievable Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Reco Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To Feeder - Buck Rogers Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
afterwards I thought of loads of other songs that make me feel happy! How could I forget the Beach Boys???
Nena - 99 Red Balloons Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin' The Cranberries - Zombie Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking Paloma Faith - Upside Down Lily Allen - Who’d Have Known The Raveonettes - Last Dance Moloko - Sing It Back Anita Ward - Ring My Bell Nell Bryden - Second Time Around The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said Feist - Sealion (Chromeo Remix) [Bonus Track] CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex Noisettes - Every Now And Then (Radio Mix) The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again Shocking Blue - Love Buzz Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot Hera - Don't Play this People Press Play - These Days Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless (Single Version) Lacuna Coil - Heaven's A Lie Liz Phair - Never Said Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night PRE - Popping Showers Marnie Stern - Every Single Line Means Something The Donnas - When the Show Is Over Garbage - Cherry Lips Echobelly - Great Things Sixpence None The Richer - Don't Dream It's Over
New Music New Talent
Surfquake - Surf & Destroy Greg Kiss & The Feral Cats - 25 hours/day The_Passive_Aggressives_-_Soundtrack_To_The_Voices_In_My_Head Ten Ten-Tackles - Death Certificate Carnal Rites - Take My Life Trash Monroe - Venus Envy Nouveau Glam - The Long Goodbye (High) Palodine - Redwinged Blackbird Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour The Kiara Elles - Rust Buried in Mexico - Down I'm Chinese - Till It Burns
I found out about this campaign the other day through one of my favourite sites The F Word.
The purpose of Pink Stinks! isn't just about trying to break down gender stereotypes. (have you noticed in toy shops the "girls" section is almost always pink, and they boys bit is blue or somehting similar? Not all girls want to play with Barbie, and not all boys want to play with toy cars)!
It's also about promoting positive role models for girls. Sadly "celebs" like Jordan and Paris Hilton are common choices for young girls to look up to these days. With our current reality show generation, more young people think they just need to get on a t.v show, or perhaps marry someone rich to be worthwhile.
"Pink Stinks!" is challenging that notion, by promoting truely postive role models for women like Annie Lennox, Rosa parks, June Sarpong and many others. I can think of so many more to add to their list too- Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Amanda Palmer, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Anne Rice, JK Rowling etc etc!
They have a group on facebook and a blog, as well as the main website Pink Stinks!
Another new discovery thanks one again to Jools Holland, and also Never Mind the Buzzcocks! Paloma Faith has been compared to people like Duffy and Amy Winehouse, neither of whom I'm a fan, Paloma Faith might have some similarities to those artists, but she is in my opinion, much more likeable and is a bit mental, which I like! I saw her first on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, I didn't know who she was, but on it she was wearing a very colourful outfit like "a childrens presenter mixed with a bullfighter!" (as described by one of the team leaders) and just seemed a bit odd!
Then I saw her on Jools Holland, thinking I wouldn't like it much as she was dressed up in a posh red cocktail dress and it looked like it was going to be jazz. Well actually I was wrong to base it on first impressions. She had some chairs that she climbed around on during her songs and looked like she was really having fun!
I looked her up afterwards, and she is half spanish and half British. She's also an ex- magicians assistant, as well as being an actress and burlesque performer.
Tortilla Army - Can You Hear Me A Brokeheart Pro - Bleed On Vigilantes - Keep It Movin' Bittybox - La La Land (CODA) - Sirens Cassock_ - _Zombie Zenyth - She Drifts Away Death of the Elephant - 2N2222 Understated - Fishbowl iZZiE_Voodoo_ _Sushi_Bar Caleb - What The Hell The Kiara Elles - Night Terrors (Artist of the month) YoungHeartsLightsFires - Just So You Know Miss Cosmos - Paper Twin Even More Vast - LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
Pigtails and Army Boots sunday 11th oct
Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour Meredith Brooks - Bitch Paramore - Crushcrushcrush Amanda Palmer - Strength Through Music Alisha's Attic - Just The Way You Like Flyleaf - Breathe Today Nightwish - Amaranth Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit skunk anansie - hedonism (just because you feel gool) Madonna - Lucky Star Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Songs That We Sing Operator Please - Just A Song About Ping Pong Tigerpicks - Disco Punk Electro Funk Chicks On Speed Feat. Peaches - We Don't Play Guitars Cansei De Ser Sexy - Art Bitch Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock N' Roll Fun The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero The Vincent Black Shadow - Fear's In The Water Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood Letters to Cleo - Let's Get High Working Class Heroes - The End The Selecter - On My Radio Robots In Disguise - She's A Colour Scientist Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Change the World Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog The Pipettes - The Burning Ambition Of Early Diuretics Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) Heather Nova - What A Feeling Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Koogaphone - White Trash RedTrack - Pole Dancer Dr. Slaggleberry - Gone Devil Penny Broadhurst - Chemist Goods Chavtownband - weknowwhatwedontknow Julia Free - Buy me something sweet Weird Old America - Devil In A Dream Sarah Rocks - The Industrial Jist Outlet - Modern Decay The Ropes - What They Do For Fun The Fancy Dress Party - Bookmarks The Kiara Elles - Odio The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero lizzie B - Living on the edge of my dreams The Ladybirds - (I'm Gonna) Spin Those Reels
Pigtails and Army Boots Sun 4th Oct Joan Armatrading- Weakness In Me Madonna - Ray Of Light Codeine Velvet Club - Vanity Kills Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise The Faders - No Steep Tonight Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life Gossip - Spare Me From The Mold Little Boots - Remedy Portishead - Machine Gun The Patti Smith Group - High On Rebellion Slunt - Not About You L7 - Pretend We're Dead Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles - Do It For Free (Radio Mix 1) Shampoo- Trouble Moloko - The Time Is Now Toyah - I Want To Be Free Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now The Breeders - Cannonball Blood Red Shoes - Forgive Nothing Cyndi Lauper- She Bop Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window Dresden Dolls- Coin Operated Boy BugGiRL - Blood, Sweat and Beers Invey - Release The Waitresses- I Know What Boys Like Courtney Love - Mono Le Tigre - I'm So Excited
The first featured artist of the month on "New Music New Talent" was the rather fantastic Catherine Elms. The first time I heard her music I immediately thought of Tori Amos and that she wa sone of the best unsigned artists I've heard this year. She has a great voice and plays piano as a "punk rock" instrument, and is a feminist too! Catherine recenlty made her first EP "Not Sorry" which I am very proud to own. You can hear Amanda Palmer influences as well as Tori Amos on there. The EP is only £3 and is worth every penny, so I highly recommend that you go and buy it on her website http://www.catherineelms.co.uk
New Music New Talent- friday 25th Sept The Fuseliers - Days Rocket - I Wanna Luv You Living For Today - Never Re-Do Love Johnny and the Mullets - Baby Eyes PROPELLER - WHISKEY & STRIPPERS Nephu Huzz - Nurse! Nurse! Louise Du Toit - Just Love Red Carpet Rats - Going To Hell Working Class Heroes - The End Dirty Fairies - Get High (TT UAD Mix) The Auteur- Hey Watch This Catherine Elms - I Should Johnny Cooper - Bring Me Down Yes Miss, No Miss - Taking Over - Loz Jones - Idiot Room
Pigtails and Army Boots Sunday 27th Sept Yazoo - Don't Go Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit) 7 Worlds Collide with KT Tunstall - Hazel Black The Hot Puppies - Green Eye Liner Damone - Stabbed In The Heart Tori Amos - 500 Miles Mark Ronson Feat. Santo Gold - Pretty Green Chicks On Speed - Plastic Surgery CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song (Acoustic Version) Smoke Fairies - Sunshine (Radio Edit) Spinnerette - The Walking Dead Karen O And The Kids - All Is Love Blondie - Heart Of Glass Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens Girlschool - Demolition Boys Metalchicks - We Are The Warriors Heart - Barracuda Lita Ford - Crave Master Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart A Brokeheart Pro - Kitten Next Door Heather Nova - Heart And Shoulder Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 Kay Hanley - Lust For Life
While doing research for Pigtails and Army Boots yesterday, I came across this game Brutal Legend. A game that stars Jack Black as a roadie who is an expert on heavy metal music. he has a collapse and somehow ends up in a world where all the heavy metal album covers come to life. As if that didn't sound good enough- Lita Ford, Lemmy from Motorhead and Rob Halford also appear in the game! Mike and I have been talking about getting an XBox, and I think this might have just swung it!
Anyway, it got me thinking about the role of music in gaming. It's much more than it ever used to be, when it once wa sonly really music/dj software on p.c's mainly, it's now branched into a serious moneyspinner for companies like Activision.
I think it all began with the "Dancemat" phenomenon. It started off in the arcades, you could go on a machine and dance in time by following the arrows on the screen. It got so popular that they made console games of it, so everyone could enjoy dancemats in their living rooms.
Then of course, we have the karaoke games such as "Singstar" and "Lips". A step forward from a karaoke machine, (for a start it's the proper track that plays normally and not some plinky plonky cover!) you can plug in your microphone and the screen will tell you if you're hitting those notes! (at least on singstar, I've never played Lips)
Finally, probably the biggest success of music in gaming is the Guitar Hero/Rock Band franchises. Games where you could at least pretend to be able to play an instrument and be a rock god/dess. Some musical people claim that it's a bad thing, and puts people off wanting to play a real guitar, but personally I disagree. For one, any intelligent person knows that they way you play these fake instuments is not in anyway alike to how you would play the real thing. For another, I think it more likely encourages people to want to learn to play the real thing. And also for someone that is more into games than music, this might be a gateway to becoming a fan of rock music! Unsigned bands have been featured in these type of games meaning a massive exposure which can only be a positive thing!
Gaming and music have not always sat in harmony side by side, but now I think they are merging more and more, especially with this new game Brutal Legend featuring metal music in such a big way.
Personally I love Singstar and Guitar Hero, I'm not a huge gamer but I play on these, and find them great for socialising as well! So music and gaming? A big thumbs up from me!
New Music New Talent 18th Sept The Beatroots - Ignorant Lunic - Him I Alexander - Kittens & Charmers Blameshift - War Within The Kiara Elles - Odio Lucid Nation - Kindred Surfquake - Surf & Destroy Voodoo Johnson- Blow The Duel - The Duel Catherine Elms- Powerless (Artist of the Month) Miss Cosmos - Paper Twin The Tumbledryer Babies - Tell Me What To Do Lola Dutronic - Brigitte Bardot
Pigtails 20th Sept Ace Of Base - The Sign Le Tigre - Don't Drink Poison Goldfrapp - Happiness Emiliana Torrini - Me And Armini (Simone Lombardi Mix) Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach The Donnas - Party Action Hole - Celebrity Skin Daisy Grenades - Broken Record (Rob's mix) Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker Regina Spektor - Better Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden The Flying Lizards - Money Remi Nicole - Rock N Roll Metric - Monster Hospital Sleater-Kinney - One Beat The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian Shakespear's Sister - Stay The Noisettes - Don't Give Up Suzi Quatro - Can The Can The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night Skunk Anansie - Charity Melissa Auf der Maur - Taste You Guano Apes - Open Your Eyes Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood 4 Non Blondes - What's Up X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl Hazard County Girls - Red Light Sohodolls - Prince Harry Alanis Morissette - Sister Blister Robots In Disguise - You Really Got Me
haven't put any playlists for a few weeks, so here they are...
Sunday 13th Sept- Pigtails and Army Boots Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth Elastica - Connection Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl Little Boots - New In Town Polly And The Billets Doux - Follow My Feet! Gossip - Love Long Distance New Young Pony Club - Get Dancey Betty Power - New Best Friend Biork - Declare Independence Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn Berlin Brides - Rejection Junkie Lulu And The Lampshades - Feet To The Sky Cerys Matthews - Arlington Way The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong Kasms - Don't Hit The Bottom Florence & The Machine - Kiss With A Fist The Dollyrots - Brand New Key We Start Fires - Strut Flyleaf - Again Within Temptation - The Truth Beneath the Rose Bat For Lashes - Sleep Alone Amanda Palmer - Runs In the Family Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless (Single Version) Air - Sing Sang Sung The Slits - Typical Girls An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - Lights Out Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - The Only Good Thing (You Ever Said Was Goodbye) Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love Patti Smith - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Friday 11th Sept- New Music New Talent Illegitimate Sons of the King - Jack's Trousers Quiet Company - It's Better to Spend Money Like There's No Tomorrow Than Spend Tonight Like There's No Money Restruct - Alcohol Moth Complex - Tied up Berlin Brides - Off The Rack Kasms - Don't Hit The Bottom An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - Saints Stephen DP - As The Years BODYMACHINE! - Littlethings Louise Le Gry - Aeroplanes Amy Hendrickson and The Prime Directive - Gold Dust Man Aaron Carey - The Scene Jennifer Justice and The Trilogy Sun - The Final Stand
Sunday 6th Sept- Pigtails and Army Boots The Supremes - Baby Love Mother Mother - Touch Up Paramore - Crushcrushcrush An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - Saints The Slits - Typical Girls Ipso Facto - Circle Of Fifths Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You Metric - Handshakes The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother No Doubt - Hey Baby Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Remix) Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care KT Tunstall - Hold On Jennifer Paige - Crush Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man (Radio Edit) The Long Blondes - Fulwood Babylon Scarling. - Baby Dracula Rolo Tomassi - I love Turbulence Blood Red Shoes - ADHD Nightwish - Amaranth Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound Trash Monroe - IDoll Dirty Love - Baby You Suck Atomic Blonde - Babydoll (censored) Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love Alisha's Attic - Air We Breathe Amanda Palmer - Strength Through Music Lily Allen - Don't Get Me Wrong
Friday 4th Sept- New Music New Talent Daisy Grenades - Broken Record (Rob's mix) CB6 - Like a Ship Over Black Seas I'm Chinese - Till It Burns Soliss - Yeah Yeah Yeah New Nobility - Galactic Mr. Crimp - Perfect Words (Woohooo) Winter - Artificial Love Catherine Elms - Drowning- ARTIST OF THE MONTH Rounds - A Party on a Beach The Amsterdams - She's Automatic Graham McCullough - Aint Love Cruel Misnomer - Start the Machine Up The Morning Orchestra - Petal On Your Shoe Jointpop - Outlaw
a few new features in each show- New Music New Talent now has an Artist of the Month feature, the artist for September being the very talented Tori Amos- esque Catherine Elms (www.catherineelms.com) if you know a band that deserves to be artist of the month (or even nominate yourself) and have 4 songs that can be played on the show, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org explaning why you/they ought to be artist of the month. If the band is local to me I'll most likely arrange an interview too :)
Pigtails and Army Boots now also includes feminist related news and items of interest, and also once again includes unsigned/indie label artists, but ONLY if it fits into the Pigtails mould (in other words not everything that makes it onto NMNT will go on Pigtails). I'll particuarly pick grrrls that truly rock! And of course, we still have the cover song at the end :)
Funny, it was this time of year last time when I saw Amanda Palmer live for the first time (last year) at the KOKO in Camden. Last year I went mainly on a friend's recommendation, only really knowing a few Dresden Dolls songs at the time. The day after that gig, I went and bought her solo album and have loved her music and been reading her blog/twitter etc ever since! So anyway, I thought that even though I really enjoyed it last time, I thought this time would be even better as I would know a lot more of her music. It turned out to be a completely different experience.
I must talk about the queue first though, as that was a good part of the day in itself. My friends and I wanted to make sure we got good seats as the venue is tiny (it's in a real working church) so we got in the queue quite early. While we were there, there was a man right next to us painted black with the words "collecting sins" on his chest. He had a little box and bits of paper people could write their sins on. Don't know what happened to the sins after though...
There was also puppets, and ukes everywhere! I really think I am going to take the plunge and buy one. I can't play an instrument, but would love to learn.
Then a man with a piano on a bike appeared! He was riding along and playing, a little while later a woman came to join him and sang along. THEN! first I glimpsed Neil Gaiman so was manically trying to take a photo, promptly followed by Amanda Palmer, who took over from the piano guy! Typical it was just as we could finally get in, so we hardly saw any of her impromptu performance.
The support band was Polly Scattergood. She had a very good voice but some of her songs were a bit poppy, and I wasn't sure about some of her lyrics- "I've got a dog, I've got a gun, I'm living in London now.." what was that all about?!
Amanda Palmer came on about half hour or so later after much cheering from the audience. She started by singing a song without any music, before taking off her coat to reveal a stunning stripy dress and sitting at the piano to play "Astrounaunt" followed by "Ambersand" both from her solo album.
The show was much more serious than the KOKO show, very stripped down and personal. The most amusing parts were Neil Gaiman (he was only a few pews in front of us)!!! singing a filthy hymn, and Polly Scattergood appearing on the balcony to sing "Puff the Magic Dragon."
There were "Ask Amanda" sessions scattered throughout (there was a box on the merch stall) and an artist was painting through the show, the painting got auctioned towards the end of the show.
I can't find the setlist anywhere, but it was mainly the slower songs off her solo album (I was quite disappointed about no guitar hero or leeds united, and no uke)! and older Dresden Dolls songs and the highlights for me were Oasis with Polly Scattergood's band and "Runs in the Family".
Even though my favourite AFP songs are the more upbeat songs, and in a way I prefered the last gig I saw, I was still entralled, the way she plays the piano and her voice is so amazing. She just comes across so lovely as well, I feel like her know her personally from reading all her stuff online. I was so tempted to go onto the stage and just give her a hug! Luckily I wasn't drunk, haha (there is a bar but not allowed to take drinks into the church part).
All in all, another fantastic gig, just very different. Can't wait for the next time :)
On Friday night, Mike and I dug out our tent and blew the dust off as it hadn't been used since Reading 2004.
This year we went along to the young, new (it was the second year) Offset Festival which takes place in Hainult Forest in Essex, about a 45 minute drive away from where we live. Also, a much cheaper festival at only £45 for a weekend camping ticket, it seemed worthwhile despite not knowing that many bands, although The Slits being there was also a big deal for me!
Anyway we set off about 10am on Saturday, and arrived at the site about 11, the first thing we did was go to the campsite that didn't seem very big (but got expanded through the day) and set up our tents. Then it was time to crack open the beers and the rum!
We went into the arena area in the early afternoon, we were quite suprised about the security, they frisked you everytime you went in! We weren't allowed to take any alcohol in with us.
The first thing we did was buy some food, luckily for us and RxKitten, there was plenty of vegan food available. It was still pricey (as is all festival food) but didn't seem so bad when we realised the portions were massive! The first thing we had was from the Leon Lewis veggie stall, I had a very tasty chickpea curry.
We went by the main stage and the first band we watched was the female fronted An Experiment on A Bird in the Air Pump, which actually set the tone for the day, as you will read, most of the bands I saw on Saturday were female fronted!
We hung around after them to see KASMS who were amazing. I would defintley recommend them for fans of riot grrrl. The singer was also completely mental, throwing herself around the stage and trying to climb up the poles.
We all went for a bit of a look around, then when trying to find Rxkittens boyfriend we went into the Guitar hero stage where we saw a band called Berlin brides who were awesome. They were from Athens and we even got given a demo after, so expect to hear them on MTJR!
After them, Mike and I stayed at the Guitar Hero: New Bands stage to see The Duloks, the name rang a bell, I was certain I had them on MySpace friends list (I was right)! Really glad we did, as they were also awesome. All female nutters that wear gym outfits (apparently they first performed at a fancy dress party and the costumes stuck ever since). They were very punky, fun, a bit like Le Tigre, and also hilarious. They interacted with the audience loads, and joked about the Offset crew people (that they all looked like they were from a TopShop advert- which they did) amongst other things. They also did a funny song called Bad Vegetarian.
We went back to the tents for more drinks and to have a bit of a break, before going to see Bombay Bicycle Club on the main stage, the first band of the day not to be female fronted! I quite enjoyed them too.
After that was The Futureheads, we didn't see the whole set as we had something to eat (veggie chili and refried bean wraps- messy but good)! and popped our head in the Hardcore tent I wasn't too entralled by that, so we went and watched the rest of The Futureheads just around the side of the stage, where we could see Rxkitten's boyfriend Dave and our friend Paul had somehow sneaked themselves backstage and into the press pit! We even witnessed Dave dancing to them, despite being known as "Heavy Metal Dave"... The Futureheads finished with their cover of Hounds of Love and it was pretty brilliant actually.
Then we stayed right at the front ready for The Slits, inbetween the djs on the mainstage were playing awesome music like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Elastica, so we had a bit of a boogie! Then we saw Dave and Paul get kicked out from backstage- oops! So they came and joined us to watch The Slits.
The Slits were of course, my favourite band of the whole weekend, they sounded awesome, and were so funny! Girls we have make our "poon poon" happy! lol. At one point they invited two girls up to the stage but a whole load actually joined them, people were climbing over the barrier to join, I was really tempted but the barrier was quite high and I was drunk so it wasn't going to happen. Soon the security kicked them all out. It was great to watch! I can't wait for their new album.
Sunday we didn't see as many bands, and was much more chilled out. We went and had another look around the stalls, there was a vintage clothing stall where Rxkitten bought a few things and I got a dress for £10 that I'm going to wear for the Amanda Palmer gig I'm going to next weekend, as well as some earrings!
Band wise, the first one we saw were Shrag, who were male and female fronted and were quite good.
We went to the Hardcore stage to see Kong, who were bloody scary with their weird facepaint and masks, and weren't really Mike and I's thing at all, so we had a wander and ended up seeing a band called brontosaurus chorus on the new bands stage who had all sorts of instruments including violins and sounded a bit ska- ish as well.
Then we went to another stage to see someone called No Bra, who really doesn't wear a bra (in fact no top on at all), she was meant to sound a bit like Peaches but she sounded awful so we all ended up leaving, as did quite a few others sitting in that tent.
Later on in the day we visited the hardcore tent again for Rolo Tomassi, the tent was getting packed so Mike and I stayed just on the edge. Was so suprised that the female singer is so small, as she has a proper heavy metal voice! It wasn't our thing either though so went away AGAIN and this time had a look in each tent and ended up by the main stage where we caught the end of Clinic, who sounded a bit like Placebo, was a bit disappointing that we missed most of their set.
The final band we actually watched were the Horrors, we watched about half of it, but personally I can't get into them, so ended up going back to the tent. Although I am told they had a lot of sound problems and threw a hissy fit, so wasn't their finest hour in any case.
To sum up, I thought it was a great festival even though I didn't enjoy as many bands on Sunday, the atmosphere was much more relaxed than reading, there was no fires allowed so there was no trouble whatsoever in the campsite. I'm defintley planning to go again next year. Tip though, bring a lot of cash, as there was no cashpoint on site (despite it saying so on the website) it was quite a way off the site to get to one,. Toilets a lot cleaner than other festivals, food good, and vegan food easily available. Oh and security most of the time was pretty high, I got frisked almost every time I went into the arena, so you won't sneak alcohol in that easily!
New Music New Talent Inner Demons - Resurrection ( Free Again ) Jack Roger - When You Love The Weather Holice - Blessed Damnzal - Stand Up Sirens - Smiling Automatic Slim - The Candidate 633 Records - Blue Sky Sanity Sonic X - Evident Serotonin - Apologise to You 6 Fingered Man - Glassback Gabby Young (Dave Howells Remix) - In this..dave wowell mix fi Toni Rowland - Darkness Aaron Carey - The Scene
Pigtails was a pre-record, but didn't go out for some reason :(
the reason it was pre recorded was because I was at The gathering, an event organised by Mistress Mosh promotions for the Starlight Foundation at The Lions Den. MTJR were the first dj's of the day, Rxkitten, Mike Fisher and myself from 2pm to 6pm. After us various alternative dj's from all different nights kept things going until 2am. There was a bbq (a disposable one provided for us veggies- although we had to bring our own food), facepainting and we fashioned a lucky dip box as well. I had work today, so we didn't hang about. Anyway, the MTJR dj's did an hour and 20 minutes each. here's roughly what I played in my time- Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit Foo Fighters- Stacked Actors The Music- The People Muse- Bliss Kasabian- Vlad the Impaler L7- Pretend We're Dead Letters to cleo- Sunshine on my Window Flyleaf- Cassie Bikni Kill- Rebel Girl The Offspring- Come Out and Play Beastie Boys- Sabotage Elastica- Connection Robots in Disguise- The Sex Has Made Me Stupid LCD Soundsystem- Daft Punk is Playing at My House PJ Harvey- Dress
I'm back! My first show as a married lady was this Sunday :) Our first dance song was Cyndi Lauper "True Colours" despite quite a few guesses, nobody got it right! Nice to know we're not too predicatable!
The Dollyrots - Because I’m Awesome Cyndi Lauper - True Colors Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sealings Peaches - You Love It New Young Pony Club - Hiding On The Staircase Metric - Monster Hospital The Raveonettes - You Want The Candy Melissa Auf der Maur - Taste You Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker Skunk Anansie - Selling Jesus Paramore - Crushcrushcrush Goldfrapp - Ooh La La Robots In Disguise - Hot Gossip Soho Dolls - stripper Madonna - Holiday HorrorPops - Walk Like A Zombie M.I.A. - Paper Planes Santogold - Lights Out Ladytron - Runaway Sia - Buttons (Jimmy Vallance Radio Edit) Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Cenzo Townsend Radio Mix) Ida Maria - Oh My God Sleater-Kinney - One Beat PJ Harvey - Dress The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound Kate Nash - Merry Happy Tori Amos - I Don't Like Mondays
If you didn't tune into the show tonight, you would have missed not only a great show, but you wouldn't know that there is no Pigtails and Army Boots next Sunday or New Music on Friday, due to me getting married to the lovely Mike Fisher! Anyway, I've got a little competition for you. Our "First Dance" song is top secret, only the dj knows (and he can't enter)! so you have to guess which song it is, out of some songs I played on the show tonight. If you're the winner you'll get a Pigtails and Army Boots cd made just for you! If you're someone at the wedding, you'll find out on the day obviously, if not it will be the week after on Pigtails and Army Boots! here are the options, so take your guess!
Joan Jett- Crimson and Clover Garbage- You Look So Fine Alisha's Attic- Air We Breathe Guano Apes- Pretty in Scarlet Cyndi Lauper- True Colours Heather Nova- London Rain Heart- Crazy on You Goldfrapp- Number 1 Air- All I Need Scarlet- Independent Love Song
Apologies if you were listening to my show on sunday and I suddenly disappeared or tuned in late and wondered why it wasn't me. I had been suffering with possible wisdom tooth pain and it got really bad half way through my show, so I was dragged away for a bit. So sorry about that! The shows will be on as normal this week, and then next week I will be taking a break as I am getting married- yay! So make sure you tune in this week for great new music on Friday at 7pm, and for female fronted music on Sunday at 5pm, and I will also be talking about some recent feminist issues that have been in the news this week.
Friday 31st July New Music New Talent Greenleaf56- ROYAL UNDERGROUND Sierra Alpha - Superhero (Acoustic) Phoenix Williams - Permanently In My Heart The Ruskins - Dont Be Silly Joe Dirty Money - The Killer Indigo Road - Hey It's Alright Quiet Company - Seal My Fate Working Class Heroes - Dismissed Ed Winslet - Just the Same Palodine - Redwinged Blackbird Suck My Deformity - Is It Wrong The Wendy Darlings - Enormous Pop Soliss - Yeah Yeah Yeah Miss Cosmos - Paper Twin Mumpsy - Ain't It Hard (When It's Over)
Pigtails Sunday 2nd August Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere Alanis Morissette - Sister Blister Little Boots - New In Town The Pipettes - Dirty Mind Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) Zero 7 - Medicine Man Natalie Imbruglia - Wishing I Was There Lene Marlin - You Could Have Everything But The Girl - I Don't Want To Talk About It Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run Skunk Anansie - Weak Something Beginning With L - Overcoat Mary Wells - My Guy The Pretenders - Spiritual High Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine Bananarama - Cruel Summer Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclispe Of The Heart Amanda Palmer - Strength Through Music Robot Man feat. Nanchang Nancy - Ready For This Catatonia - Mulder And Scully Garbage - Push It Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn Howling Bells - Low happening Wallis Bird - LaLa Land Charlotte Hatherley - White alannah myles - black velvet Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot Guano Apes - Big In Japan
Blondie - Picture This The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll Lily Allen - 22 Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Radio Edit) Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above Metric - Gimme Sympathy (Radio Edit) Jill Sobule - Supermodel Gwyneth Herbert - Annie’s Yellow Bag (Radio Edit) The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go Vixen - Rev It Up Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker Robots In Disguise - Turn It Up Gossip - Love Long Distance Noisettes - Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Radio Edit) Pretty Girls Make Graves - Wildcat Danielia Cotton - Make You Move Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper Angel Taylor - Make Me Believe Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking Indigo Girls - Love Of Our Lives Imogen Heap - First Train Home (Radio Edit) Tori Amos - You Can Bring Your Dog Barlowgirl - Beautiful Ending (Radio Remix) Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time Air - You Make It Easy Ann Wilson - Goodbye Blue Sky
New Music New Talent 25th July
The Fancy Dress Party - Bookmarks Chavtownband - Cabin Fever demo The Ropes - Kill Her Off The Hooks - Heathen Care Bears on Fire - Jack Brown apple rabbits - Sing To Me Jessica Allyn - Standing O Blameshift - F.A.K.E. Lucid Nation - Second Skin Annabel Durnford - We are Fools Isle of Dogs - We The Faceless Asylum - Wicked Passion Outlet - Modern Decay
Sun 19th July Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill Little Boots - Remedy Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart Melanie Fiona - Give It To Me Right (UK Radio Edit) The Donnas - Better off Dancing Tori Amos - Bouncing off Clouds Laura Marling - New Romantic Heather Nova - London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) Lita Ford - Playin' With Fire Shocking Blue - Venus Madonna - Dress You Up Echobelly - Great Things Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love Sleater-Kinney - One Beat Texas - Inner Smile The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian The Raveonettes - Beat City The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother The Go! Team - Bull In The Heather The Hedrons - Heatseeker Flyleaf - Breathe Today Camera Obscura - The Last Song The Distillers - Beat Your Heart Out HorrorPops - Undefeated Lauren Harris - Steal Your Fire The Sounds - Tony The Beat The Gits - While You're Twisting, I'm Still Breathing Chicks On Speed Feat. Peaches - We Don't Play Guitars Bif Naked - I Want Meg And Dia - Cardigan Weather Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)
no playlist for new music new talent as techical error again :s from this week the show is now on FRIDAYS at 7pm UK time!!
Finally another chance to see my favourite band live! The last time was back in 2006, at a much bigger venue- Earl's Court! So was great to be able to see them in a much smaller venue. We didn't really catch much of the first support band "Dark Horses" set, but it didn't sound very good what we could hear. The second support band was The Hours, they had a drumkit with a skull and crossbones on it, but there was about the height of excitement for me with them. They are pretty generic indie music really, ok as background music but not much else. Certainly not a good warm up for Kasabian in my own opinion. It seemed like they were on for bloody ages! Last time we saw them they had The Fratellis supporting them, and they got us in a complete party mood.
Kasabian didn't come on until almost 9.30pm, but once they did the very mixed crowd went wild to "Underdog" which is one of my personal favourites off the new album.
With most gigs I've been to, you can always tell the type of crowd that will be there, but with Kasabian you really couldn't tell. There was certainly a bit of a football crowd like atmosphere, but I didn't mind at all, and if I could, I would have got closer than we actually were.
Anyway, after Underdog, it was almost like a "greatest hits" which is pretty impressive considering they only have 3 albums. They played "Shoot the Runner", "Cutt off" "Proccessed Beats" and "Empire" before playing new single "Where did all the love go" which judging by the crowd's reaction is already fast becoming another anthemic single for them.
They played a few more off the new album "Swarfega", "Thick as Thieves" "Take Aim", then first single off the album "Fire" which the crowd went crazy for, which was probably the best part of the night for me, I love all their songs but I REALLY love Fire!
They then played "Fast Fuse" and "Doberman" before playing classic track "Clubfoot" off their debut album.
They left the stage as everybody cheered for an encore, and for the first time that I've ever seen, people actually started singing the chorus bit of one of their songs to encourage them to come back! It was pretty cool!
They kicked off the encore with the fantastic download only single "Vlad The Impaler" (which if you don't know already has an awesome video with Noel Fielding in) which went down a storm, followed by "Stuntman" and finally their cover of "You got the Love" that then goes into absolute corker "LSF" which is their trademark end song, they got different parts of the audience to sing the chorus which was pretty fun.
What was even better, although slighty terrifying because of the large amount of people, was when everyone was leaving and STILL carrying on singing all the way to the tube station
la la la la la la la la...... (imagine to the tune of LSF)!
even better than they were in 06, they just get better and better. I wish I was going to Wembley in November!!
Garbage- When I Grow Up Everything But The Girl - Missing (Todd Terry Remix) The Breeders - Cannonball The Pretenders - The Wait Vita - Like Boom Dolores O'Riordan - The Journey (Radio Edit) Aretha Franklin - Respect Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart PJ Harvey - Working For The Man St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work Le Tigre - Hot Topic The Patti Smith Group - High On Rebellion X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours! Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden La Roux - In For The Kill (Radio Edit) Lene Lovich - One In A Million Diana Ross - Chain Reaction Santogold - Shove It feat. Spankrock Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend Alisha's Attic - The Golden Rule The Long Blondes - In The Company Of Women The Slits - Typical Girls Netsayi - Punch Drunk (Radio Edit) Nouvelle Vague feat Martin Gore - Master & Servant The Slack Republic - Contrary To Popular Belief Republica - Drop Dead Gorgeous Peaches - Lose You Patrice Pike - Ridiculous Mess Sheryl Crow - My Favourite Mistake Tegan & Sara - Walking With A Ghost Goldfrapp- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Firstly, since I haven't had the chance to mention it yet, my friend Ruth AKA RxKitten has now officially started on MTJR! Her show is Plan B and is filled with art rock, indie and other such delights. It's on straight after Pigtails and Army Boots on sunday, at 7pm (but you knew that already right)? So make sure that you stay tuned in for her show! it rocks! :)
I also haven't mentioned the a previous manager of Evolution (where we were originally going to have MTJR Live and Unleashed, then it unexpectedly closed down 3 days before) has now re-opened The Golden Lion pub, down Victoria Ave in Southend, right near the football ground. He owns it himself so at least we will always know where we stand now! Anyway, The first MTJR Live and Unleashed night is taking place there on the 31st July and will be every last friday of the month afterwards. I've also been asked to book bands for every Friday!
On Saturday, they had the launch of The Lions den, which is their function room and will be used for clubs, gigs, private parties etc etc. They asked MTJR to provide the entertainment and they would be doing a BBQ to raise money for The Starlight Foundation. Myself, Mike Fisher, Chris Munday (and his family) and Rxkitten all took part on the day.
Myself, Mike and Chris were there from the start at 2pm. It was a lovely warm day and there were lots of people there the whole time. Mike and Chris both did great sets for the 2-6pm shift. I popped home for a bit with Mike to have some dinner (no vegan food :( ) then I returned and took over from Chris. he had to leave after a bit, so was on my own for a little while, then some of my friends turned up, followed by RxKitten- hooray!
I let RxKitten take a turn on the decks- then it was me again, and I was influxed with classic rock requests! I could do some, but had only brought a small selection of cds with me as I was anticpating doing less sets lol. The the last 2 hours RxKitten and I split between us.
It was an excellent day and night, the bbq raised £124!! We met lots of new people (including a fellow dj who was interested in having us at his night sometime)! and had far too much cider, I was a bit ill when I got in..oops. But anyway, great day!
I played absolutely loads of stuff- my first set was "Pigtails and Army Boots" themed, and the 2nd one was mainly requests lol. The pigtails stuff included- Le Tigre- I'm So Excited (it's my signature dj set tune now) Bikini Kill- Rebel Girl Amanda Palmer- Leeds United La Roux- In For The Kill L7- Wargasm Garbage- temptations waits Goldfrapp- ooh la la Santogold- Say Aha Noisettes- Don't Upset The Rhythm and soo much more! Thank you once again to everyone that came. Remember to become a fan of The Golden Lion on facebook and add them on myspace www.myspace.com/goldenlionpubsouthend and get down there, it's going to be a fab new venue here. They are going to be having karaoke on Wednesdays, free jukebox (it's a great jukebox too- it's the most alternative one I've ever seen) and pool on Thursdays, and of course bands and club nights.
Myself and Mike Fisher will be there this Friday, bringing you 80's! see you there!!
NEW MUSIC NEW TALENT- 4th July Whiskey Blu - Colour me Blu The Domes of Silence - Lost Weekend Richard Lennox - Marriage of Figaro Argon 40 - Argon 40 - Free Fallin' The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero Meditatronica - The Third Planet Trash Monroe - Venus Envy Chavtownband - weknowwhatwedontknow Miss The Occupier - Short Sight Never Means Maybe - Eighteen Obsessive Compulsive - Perfect Wreck David Rainger - Tweaking Yes Miss, No Miss - Taking Over The Ladybirds - (I'm Gonna) Spin Those Reels Keira May - Pins And Makeup
PIGTAILS AND ARMY BOOTS 5th July Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone Kim Wilde - Kids In America New Young Pony Club - Hiding On The Staircase Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach Donna Summer - Hot Stuff Regina Spektor - The Calculation Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit) Toni Basil - Mickey Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You Aimee Allen - On Vacation (Single Version) Feist - Sealion (Chromeo Remix) [Bonus Track] The Ting Tings - Great DJ Juliette & The Licks - Hot Kiss Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea Morcheeba - World Looking In Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine Remi Nicole - Go Mr. Sunshine The Noisettes - Don't Give Up Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now DJ Sunderland - Control The 80's CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex Robots In Disguise - DJs Got S Gun The Veronicas - 4 Ever Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts Courtney Love - Sunset Strip Heart - Barracuda L7 - Wargasm Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker Babes In Toyland - We Are Family
Well like they say, all good things must come to an end at some point, and it might as well be in style, which is exactly what Southend Fringe did for their finale party at Bar Lambs, a stylish venue, and a sea theme with fancy dress encouraged! The venue itself had fish and crabs sitting along the wall, as well as a treasure chest lucky dip for 50p a go and shells filled with shrimp sweets adorned the tables. here's a few photos for your pleasure! oh and I mustn't forget the colouring! (see left)!
Anyway, the party wasn't just about random sea creatures and pirates (arr)! but of course, one of the best things about Southend Fringe, music!
The first band to play was local rockers Fashoda Crisis, playing a set of rowdy rock, including a song with an appearence from a member of another local band, the very tastefully titled Kunt and the Gang!
After a break with some sea themed songs being played (Echo Beach anyone)? and much pear cider consumed (well by my table anyway)! The next artist came to the stage, a solo performer called Ste McCabe. A guy with a guitar and a drum machine (I think- it made lots of beats so maybe an fx pedal)? anyway he sang a lot about gay rights etc, and sounded eerily like Le Tigre!
The final act of the night, and in this case, certainly the best was the reggae tastic The Beatroots! This was the first time I've got to see these local legends, and they were great. A perfect end for Southend Fringe. They did a cover of Billie Jean in honour of Michael Jackson (RIP- possible blog to come soon) and a cover of Supelucky by Ten Tigers, Emma, southend fringe organsier's band! was quite amusing to hear a male sing "yay for me and my ovaries!" I had sucha good time I didn't really want it to end! Thanks once again go to Emma for organising this, I look forward to what next year will hold!
Final photo is myself (I'm wearing the stripy dress and skull scarf in my hair) and my cider drinking crew! The lovely rxkitten (now also a dj on mtjr! check out her show Plan B straight after my show on a sunday at 7pm)! has the cadet hat on, Rachel is next to her and Lauren the sailor girl at the other end :) Love you all!
One of the gigs I was most excited about going to during the fringe, as I have seen Devilish Presley before and really enjoyed them, plus the added bonus of it being on my birthday!
First band up we had seen at The Kursaal Vaudeville - The Voronas. A rockabilly band with a twist of lemon! No poodles on big skirts to be found here, just skulls and flames!
The sound in Riga did the band a lot more justice. A great band with so much energy. The singer Carolina, is completely insane! She had manic eyes which were only further exaggerated with her choice of eye make up. She was constantly moving and dancing. The animal noises were great too! They played the cover of "Everybody wants to be a cat" again, and it was fantastic. I'm not sure why I had never heard this band before, surely could get a good reputation here in Southend for being a fun, party, happy band that most people will enjoy!
Next up was main headliner of the evening Devilish Presley. For those unfamiliar with their music, their music is a perfect compliment to The Voronas, "horrorbilly" maybe the best way to describe it, with a glam edge. It's just the 2 members and a drum machine. Another band full of energy, they played lots of new tracks off the latest album "Flesh Ride" A fun set that had near the end with my favourite song by them "Hammer Horror Glamour". At the end of the set they were telling us about a comedian who they like who does tricks on ladders and things. Anyway, he joked no one was prepared enough to bring a ladder, so someone from Club Riga promptly brings a ladder to a stage and he sings most of the last song standing on it, as well as walking through the audience. Great gig, but not a long enough set in my opinion. Post Options
28th June 09 Ace Of Base - The Sign Madonna - Who's That Girl Fleetwood Mac - The Chain Gossip - Heavy Cross Björk - Big Time Sensuality Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl Little Boots - Meddle Soho Dolls - Trash The Rental Cyndi Lauper - She Bop No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend Jesca Hoop - Out The Back Door Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl 4 Non Blondes - What's Up Joan Osborne - One Of Us Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl Damone - Out Here All Night Paramore - Misery Business The Runaways - You Drive Me Wild The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night Jack Off Jill - My Cat Elizabeth & The Catapult - Taller Children Sleater-Kinney - One Beat Skunk Anansie - Weak Kittie - What I Always Wanted Garbage - Medication Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream Heather Nova - I'm The Girl KT Tunstall - Let's Stick Together
21st June 09 Echobelly - Great Things Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko Buried in Mexico - Down The Brownies - Means To An End Joan Jett - Cherry Bomb Amanda Palmer - Leeds United Matinee Club - Discotheque Francais Mary Timony Band - Summer's Fawn PJ Harvey - Dress The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Edit) Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS Health) La Roux - Bulletproof Tigerpicks - Disco Punk Electro Funk M.I.A. - Paper Planes Lauren Harris - From The Bottom To The Top Bananarama - Cruel Summer Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour Donna Summer - Hot Stuff Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn Peggy Lee Vs Iggy Pop - Passenger Fever The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love Hole - Violet The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night Evanescence - Bring Me To Life Paramore - Stop This Song (Lovesick Melody) Le Tigre - I'm So Excited
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27th June 09 Greg Kiss & The Feral Cats - 25 hours/day Buried in Mexico - Down The Brownies - Cougar Darlington - Girls + Summer = Fun! Sarah Rocks - The Industrial Jist The Rokettes - Burn Baby Burn Lana - Ruthless The Fancy Dress Party - Bookmarks Karl Culley - Bundle of nerves Devilish Presley - Halloween Queen The Beatroots - Ignorant Lady Earl and The Greys - Smiling Out of Key Death of the Elephant - Junkfly Solitary Blossom - Hollow
20th June The Get - Evolution of Man Pluxus - Kinoton El Dog - A Princess, A Monkey, The Stars and The Sea Helen's Evil Twin - Stop Talking Captain Dangerous - The Terrorist The Tumbledryer Babies - Tell Me What To Do Isa & The Filthy Tongues - Big Star Argon 40 - Stay Dirty Fairies - Get High (TT UAD Mix) Greenleaf 56 - (SHE'S MY) DVD Lucy odriscol - pandora mix The Fancy Toys - Gypsy Eyes Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour Ten Tigers - 82
Yes it's another review! Playlists up tomorrow or Friday, and more reviews of gigs this Thursday and Friday to come as well!
First band was Buried in Mexico (www.myspace.com/buriedinmexico) who actually turned out to be my favourite band of the evening. Hailing from Greenwich, they had a raw "proper" rock sound reminiscent of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and maybe mixed with a splodge of Joan Jett! The lead singer had lots of energy as well, which was very infectious!
Next up was Fever Fever ( www.myspace.com/feverfevertheband ) who had a heavier, punkier sound. I liked their music, but was a little put off when they tried to make a joke about running over a deer. Maybe if it wasn't for my vegan/animal rights opinions, I might have liked them more...
Headliner of the night was The Brownies (www.myspace.com/thebrownies) very punky and very much showed riot grrrl influence with their shouty vocals and loud guitars. Awesome! We liked them so much we bought their single "Cougar" which there is a link to buy through their MySpace. Well worth checking out!
Sadly there wasn't much of an audience to enjoy this, it had competition from Blur! (performing down the road at the Cliffs Pavillion the same night) and it was Sunday after all.
A very busy time for gigging, thanks to Southend Fringe and getting a bonus at work allowing me to go! This was the night after the anti folk gig.
I had never been to this venue before even though it's only about 10 minutes away. I wish I had took a photo of the outside- it was a hotel and very pretty! Flowers all over the place!
The event was taking place in the basement, a very dark and small area with a separate bar down some stairs. There were cushions and seats around the side, Ruth and I sat ourselves down on the side, and it felt like we were in someone's living room, and that at any moment, someone's mum would walk in with milk and cookies!
Anyway I digress. We were a bit late so only caught 2 songs by the blues/folk tinged Lucy O Driscoll.
Next up was an artist I'm very familiar with, the fantastic Sophie Burrows under the name Goodbye Watson Camus I think her voice is very unusual and great, very raw. It was just her and her guitar, but somehow she makes it sound like more than that. I also love her lyrics.
Best band of the evening award goes to...The Fancy Dress Party! 7 members, male and female, and very young taking up most of the space, they were a revelation and inspiration. Every member played an instrument, in fact the majority of them changed instrument with every song! Very talented and sure to go onto big things! I hope I can get them to do one of our nights in the near future! I tried to take a few photos of the various instruments involved, but wasn't really in the best position to, but here are some of them anyway!
Lastly was the main band we had came to see Theoretical Girl. Quite surpised I hadn't heard of them before, not until Ruth told me about them, I'd describe them as happy electro pop. Apparently she sometimes plays solo, and other times with her backing band The Equations who were with her this time. I really liked their music and their energy. If you're going to Glastonbury, you can check her out there! :) All in all, another great gig that surpassed my expections and some great new discoveries!
edit- just realised the links don't work properly! will try to resolve this asap!
The 2nd gig I attended as part of the Southend Fringe Festival.
The first artist up was "Breaking Glass" I've seen this band once before, as I was fan of singer Mel's previous band Johnny and the Mullets. I was quite disapponted the first time, as I loved the fact her previous band was all female and had a great raw, punky sound. When I saw the new band, it was still Mel but with a male backing band and a lot more mellow. This time however, it was just Mel and another girl on the flute. It was more stripped down, but I thought it was a lot better. Some of the songs were more upbeat this time too. They did a couple of covers, including a very interesting folky version of NWA's Straight Outta Compton!
Next up was an artist we saw at the Vaudeville, The Tumbledryer Babies. It must have been a night of doing things differently, as when we saw the "band" before it was just singer Andrew with his bass guitar. This time he had a full band behind him. Again, I thought this was a lot better. I enjoyed this set more, as it was also a longer set. My friend Ruth described Andrew as like Graham Coxon which is a pretty accurate description. He also comes across as sweet and endearing, which makes you warm to him even more!
My favourite act of the evening was Charlot Webster. She had that "geek chic" look about her and some tattoos on her leg. When she came on stage, myself and my friend Ruth wasn't sure what instrument she was playing, but then realised it was an electric uke designed like a mini guitar! It was awesome! When she sang, her voice was amazing, very similar to Regina Spektor. Again, she came across very lovely and sweet, she had even wrote the setlist on her hand so she wouldn't repeat songs!
After her set, was MJ Hibbett performing solo with just a guitar, his songs were very folky, and were clearly meant to be witty, but wasn't my sort of humour and I found him very shouty to be honest.
Last act of the evening, I didn't catch all their set but was Deferred Success. I found their lyrics funny, and thought they were very energtic. Not a lot more I can say as only saw a small part of their set.
Overall, an interesting evening, just a shame there wasn't more of a crowd.
Thursday 11th June 2009 was Southend Fringe Festival's Kursaal Vaudeville- a night of variety acts and a silent disco! It took place at the Kursaal Function Room on Southend Seafront from 8pm onwards.
The first act was one man band The Tumbledryer Babies. His lyrics are very amusing and the songs are short and end abruptly. It was only a short set so I am looking forward to the Anti Folk night which he is also playing at next week (Chinnerys on Thursday).
Next up was some readings from the Southend Poetry Group. They weren't really my sort of poems, but nevertheless I couldn't do what they do, stand up and read to a large audience- eep!
The next act was very bizarre. A guy stepped onto the stage, first said he had write a poem, and read some very short line, before saying that it was rubbish, and saying "sod that, here's mixatosis!" disappeared into the nearby toilets, came back out with a hat on his head, turned on a laptop with a mash up of Greenday- Amercian Idiot and Peaches- Bad reputation and proceeded to mime and roll around the floor a lot to this, and a few other mash ups. Like I said, it was bizarre :s
After he finished, Wendy Solomon and her pianist set up. She had an electric uke. but sadly one of her strings broke almost straight away. The pianist kept us entertained playing a tune while they tried to fix the problem. They didn't sort it out, but carried on regardless, and I thought it still sounded really good.
After Wendy, we heard some more poems from the poetry group.
Next was a group called Delusion, a group of tap dancers that is! Very cool it was too!
The last act of the perfomers was horrorabilly band The Voronas, who had a few sound problems but I thought you were great. All of the members were full of energy and what could be cooler than a double bass! I especially liked the version of "Everybody Wants to be Cat" :)
The silent disco ended up starting about 10.30pm with Emma and myself behind the decks. Was quite bizarre to have to two sets of equipment! The people that stayed got special wireless headphones with a switch so they could choose which dj to listen to. It was really hard to tell what they were listening to, and very funny to watch people dancing to no loud music! I was quite pleased that someone came up and asked who was playing daft punk (me) and that my set was really good :) It was so much fun I didn't want to stop hehe.
Here is my set list, probably not in exactly the right order, but all the songs anyway. I don't know what songs Emma played, although it was vastly different to mine!
Hi I'm Hayley,
I'm an internet radio dj. I present the radio show Pigtails and Army Boots which is all female fronted music and available for syndication.
I love music it's my life!
I'm a vegan and animal rights activist.I'm also a feminist.
I love to write and read.