Monday, 22 February 2010

Playlists- what you can hear this week

Pigtails and Army Boots

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Daisy Chainsaw - Dog With Sharper Teeth
Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Edit)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena
Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man (Radio Edit)
Tiny Masters of Today - Stickin It to the Man
Experimental Aircraft - walk away
Hole - Celebrity Skin
The Distillers - Drain The Blood
Mancini - Falling Up
Björk - Human Behaviour
Feist - My Moon My Man
Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song (Acoustic Version)
Heart - Magic Man
Texas - In Demand
The Bangles - Manic Monday
Crystal Castles - Crimewave
Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl
Neneh Cherry - Woman
Alice in Videoland - we are rebels
Kate Nash - Caroline's A Victim
An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - 100%
Operator Please - Crash Tragic
New Young Pony Club - Hiding On The Staircase
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
Tilly And The Wall - The Freest Man
Amy Hendrickson and The Prime Directive - Gold Dust Man
Ann Wilson - Goodbye Blue Sky

New Music New Talent

Zenyth - She Drifts Away
Winter - Artificial Love
The Stines - Reluctant Gods
Torque Armada - Trouble
Treason - Looking At The Sun
The Tibetan Tea Company - Pressure
The Space Between - I Need You More
Trash Monroe - IDoll
The Tumbledryer Babies - Tell Me What To Do
Art Of Rebellion - Superhero
Horseman, Shakes & The Draymen - Rivalry
The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero
Weird Old America - Devil In A Dream

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Hole- Feb 17 2010 at Shepherds Bush Empire

Even though it wasn't the original line up of Hole, in fact Courtney Love was the only original member playing, I felt I couldn't miss out on this gig, what with Courtney Love being one of the biggest female artists out of bands I play on Pigtails, and of course her somewhat riot grrrl attitude!

I went with my friends Carina and Ruth, we decided to queue up outside the venue about half hour before doors opened, and there wasn't too many people there at the time, so once inside we managed to get right to the front.

The first support act was a band called Little Fish. A female fronted punky rock band who I really enjoyed, defintley one to listen out for.

The second support act was Foxy Shazam
despite sounding female fronted, and looking a bit girly (apart from the moustache) they weren't and I wasn't too keen on their music either. I'm not sure it was really a good choice for this gig as was expected there was a predominatly female audience, and this band were neither female fronted (let's face it lots of original hole fans love riot grrrl etc) or even remotely grunge-y sounding either.

The new incarnation of Hole came on around 10pm to mass hysteria and cheering, I thought moving a little bit backwards but was so stuffed in between people I had to stay, but it was worth it for the view and awesome photos I got out of it.

Courtney Love, being the unpredictable girl she is, I wondered what this gig would be like, I'd never see the original hole or her solo before, so I wondered if she would live up to the media carticture of her (have you ever noticed on every article about her, they also use some photo where she looks really messed up)? or if she would be all mellowed out, and perhaps a bit boring now, or whether she would be amazing and iconic.

Luckily, she did turn out to be amazing and iconic. As soon as she stepped out onto the stage, I knew she was going to blow us all away. She looked more gorgeous than I could have ever imagined and her voice was on top form as she brought us a blend of new songs and Hole classics, i was especially pleased that she done both "Violet" and "Celebrity Skin."

As for the new "Hole" songs I think they sounded great, back to the original raw, grunge tinged days of Pretty on the Inside, and much better than her solo effort (which I did like to be fair) America's Sweetheart a few years ago, which incidentally she didn't play any of the songs from.

The full set list was this:
Pretty On The Inside'/'Sympathy For The Devil'
'Skinny Little Bitch'
'Miss World'
'Letter To God'
'Pacific Coast Highway'
'Reasons To Be Beautiful'
'Nobody's Daughter'
'How Dirty Girls Get Clean'
'Celebrity Skin'
'Doll Parts'
'Northern Star'
'Never Go Hungry Again'

You can see the rest of my photos on my facebook page!

Monday, 15 February 2010

This week's playlist- what you can hear this week

new music new talent

$lash Vega$ - Beat The Disease
Filthy Cat - Hit
Wendy Solomon - Happy Hour Final Mix
Guttercat and the Milkmen - Lonely tears in the Night
Jessica Allyn - Mother Goddamn [B-Side Single Version]
Lithik - Ghost Bullet Story
Quiet Company - It's Better to Spend Money Like There's No Tomorrow Than Spend Tonight Like There's No Money
Dopegirl - Freaks
Delirium Dog - Stay
Art Of Rebellion - Stop To Breathe
Driver - Change Your Ways
Jynxx - Quantum Jump
Luci Cahn - Inside Out

Pigtails and Army Boots

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
The Cardigans - Lovefool
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
The Distillers - Beat Your Heart Out
Heart - Crazy On You
Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Gossip - Love Long Distance
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
Juliette & The Licks - 20 Year Old Lover
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
Slunt - I Wanna Be Your Only One
Goldfrapp - Number 1
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feett
Texas - Put Your Arms Around Me
Heather Nova - London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)
Alisha's Attic - Resistor
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Garbage - You Look So Fine
Madonna - Angel
The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night
Joan Jett - Love Me Two Times

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Ask me anything

If you could master one skill what would it be?

playing the ukelele so I could one day be in a band!

Ask me anything

Monday, 8 February 2010

Ask me anything

this weeks playlists

New Music New Talent

Shilling Whores - Blue Square
The Beatroots - Ignorant
The Light Divided - Call to Arms
6is9 - PMA
Social Tramp -Idols
Deadbeat Deluxe - Loaded Gun
Dr. Slaggleberry - Gone Devil
Cutaways - Milo of Kroton
Darkwater - Easy Weakness
Art Of Rebellion - Destroy Something Beautiful
Rebel Territory - Angel In The City
The Sale Of Joy - Shakira
The Iconyx - Fake ID

Pigtails and Army Boots

Blondie - Atomic
Paloma Faith - Stone Cold Sober
Florence And The Machine - Kiss With A Fist
La Roux - In For The Kill (Radio Edit)
Pink - So What
Shakespear's Sister - Stay
Heart - Magic Man
Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
Crystal Castles-Magic Spells
KT Tunstall - Hold On
Heather Nova - Make You Mine
The Long Blondes - Weekend Without Makeup
Danielia Cotton - Make You Move
Garbage - Why Do You Love Me
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot
The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Halloween
Flyleaf - All Around Me
Harry - Nothing Really Matters
The Ettes - No Home
Nouvelle Vague - Ever Fallen In Love

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Would you rather date a lot of different people, or be in a committed relationship?

I'd much rather be in a loving commited relationship. I am married now after all :)

Ask me anything

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

In the past, Mixtapes: part 2

Found another one, and this one is a lot less cool so must be quite old- it says it's- songs from the pepsi chart on essex fm and has been recorded over with Pearl Jam!
I remember listening to the chart every sunday,and I used to tape the songs I liked did anyone else?

Men in Black- Will Smith
oh dear, what can i say? I did really like the film!

Meredith Brooks - Bitch
not so shameful, I still listen to his on a regular basis, it's just such a "I'ma girl, and I rock!" song

Spice Girls- Too Much
I was such a fan girl! Spice Girls ruled my world until Geri left :( I even saw them at Wembley.

Robbie Williams- Angels
I still like Robbie, and despite it being played to death, I still really like this song. It was actually one of Mike's and I's first "special" songs

Janet Jackson- Together Again

not a lot to say about this one, just one I liked at the time

All Saints- Never Ever
another girl band I loved, they were the tomboy version of the spice girls and were super cool!

Natalie Imbruglia- Torn

I still like Natalie Imbruglia, but her first album "Left of the Middle" was defintley the best.

Bamboo- Bamboogie
had totally forgotten about this one!

Usher- You make me wanna
oh god, did I really used to like an Usher song!!??

Saint Etienne- Sylvie
still like this band, haven't actually got this song anymore though!

Lutricia McNeal - Ain't That Just The Way
I used quite like some soul/swing type music.

Spice girls- Stop
told you I was a fangirl! I used to know all the dance moves to this one, and I even remember this clip from TOTP!

chumbawamba- amnesia
still a pretty good song! weren't they quite political?
Do you suffer from long term memory loss? I don't remember!

Aqua- Doctor Jones
a cheesy but quite tongue in cheek band, in case you didn't know, same band that did Barbie Girl!

Spice Girls- Spice up your life
and again! This clip is from the film, which I also had!

Cleopatra- Cleopatra's theme
more girl bands- see I could have done teeny bop Pigtails and Army Boots!

Savage Garden- Truly Madly Deeply
still like this one, a pretty love song <3

Madonna- Frozen
I've always liked Madonna, though don't really like her music from the past few years. My favourite album is defintley Ray of Light

celine dion- my heart will go on

can say for sure I don't listen to this anymore, overplayed tosh!

hope this has brought back some memories, it certainly has for me!

Monday, 1 February 2010

In the past, Mixtapes: part 1

I thought it might be fun to blog about music I used to like,(and some I still do)!
I was thinking as I still have my old tapes lying about that I would look at those, and write about them, so here we go i've picked one up at random..

Radiohead- Creep- well straight away I can tell this one isn't THAT old, as I still really like this song. In fact, it's the first song I've learnt to play on the ukulele.
A total classic, that I think everybody likes.

Supergrass- Moving- 90's britpop, still like this one too! whatever happened to them?

Let Loose- Crazy For you- boyband ballad, but I must admit this might be a guilty pleasure!

R.E.M- Everybody Hurts- also a classic, and I still like though haven't listened to it for ages. I think it's quite comforting when you're feeling a bit low.

U2- Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me- this is probably my favourite U2 song which was on one of the Batman film soundtracks as it's quite rocky. I don't like U2 anymore though, as they have got so pretentious and overated. The older music is much better.

Blur- Country House- 90's indie, still very much like of course!

Seal- Kiss From a Rose- I still like this one! another one from a Batman film i think. The lyrics are quite interesting.
"There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea.
You became the light on the dark side of me.
Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.
But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and
The light that you shine can be seen.
I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
The more I get of you,
The stranger it feels, yeah.
And now that your rose is in bloom.
A light hits the gloom on the gray."

Bryan Adams- The Only Thing that looks good on me is you- cheesy, but yes i'd still listen to this!

Berlinda Carlisle- In Too Deep- ooh I had forgotten about this song, I might have to play it on Pigtails sometime!

Bon Jovi- Always- another cheesy ballad, I'm more into faster music these days, but still enjou this song.

Paul Weller- You Do Something To Me- a beautiful, sexy song.

Travis- Blue Flashing Light- this was the bonus track on The Man Who and I think is the best song on there, it's totally different from the rest of it, not a ballad.

Mel C- Going down- hmm can tell this is a bit old now! It's weird as when I was younger and loved the Spice Girls, Geri was always my favourite but when they went solo, I liked Mel C's music best, it kinda has a rocky feel to it, hence probably why there's also...

Mel C- Gaga

Sister Hazel- Your Winter- from the 10 things I hate about you soundtrack, one of my favourite films as a teenager, it's actually a guy singing and is another ballad!

Hepburn- Deep Deep Down- I had forgotten about this band too! Think they only had a few hits, a girl band with a bit of edge!

Stereophonics- Bartender and The Thief- still like this one, although not that keen on the stereophonics now, although the album this track i on is pretty good.

U2- With or Without you- a really nice ballad!

This week's playlist- what you can hear this week

New Music New Talent

Ten Tigers - Super Lucky
Isaac's Aircraft - Friends & Foes
M.I.N.D - Sacred Sin
Helen's Evil Twin - Stop Talking
The Chiara L's - Odio (april mix)
Neon Highwire - Akira!
Fahrenheit 451 - Bass and Bombs
Tessmarka - Miss Imagination
Leftover Lucy - Drowning Effect
Obsessive Compulsive - Ennui
Art Of Rebellion - The Neon City
Magic Animal - See The Lines
Sheila & The Shy - Shoulda Known Better

Pigtails and Army Boots

Texas - When We Are Together
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeletons
CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles - Do It For Free (Radio Mix 1)
Robots In Disguise - We're In the Music Biz
The Dollyrots - My Best Friend's Hot
Paramore - Misery Business
The Hot Puppies - Green Eye Liner
Metric - Too Little Too Late
HorrorPops - Crawl Straight Home
Girlschool - Demolition Boys
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
Madonna - Into The Groove
The Slack Republic - Contrary To Popular Belief
Peggy Lee Vs Iggy Pop - Passenger Fever
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
Kristy Kruger - Little Pollyanna
Bis - Kandy Pop
X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
Tiny Masters Of Today - Hologram World
Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me
The Wendy Darlings - Enormous Pop
The Kills - Tape Song
Anya Marina - All The Same To Me
Amy MacDonald - Mr. Rock & Roll
The Bird & The Bee - Polite Dance Song
Lucid Nation - The Worlds Guiltest Pleasure
Scarlet - Independent Love Song
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Tori Amos - Enjoy The Silence