More Rogers Sisters

Thursday, 18 May 2006, 13:22 | Category : Uncategorized
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The folks at Beggars have asked me (very nicely, mind) to take down the Rogers Sisters mp3s that I posted on my review of their ULU gig a few weeks back. That’s OK, and I have, but fear not RS fans, they’ve pointed me in the direction of a player which lets you listen [...]

It’s Schmotime!

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 16:39 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m playing catch-up this week, so all talk of Monday’s brilliant TV on the Radio / Celebration show will have to wait till tomorrow, as I cast my mind back to Sunday afternoon in the Rough Trade shop in Neal’s Yard.
I’ve been meaning to catch Absentee since I missed them supporting the Magic Numbers [...]

Cannes do

Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 17:21 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s been a while since I did any film posts. I did originally intend this blog to be as much about film as music, but that’s kinda fallen by the wayside as it’s become primarily an mp3 blog. Oh well.
Because of my lack on film activity, you’ve missed (or been spared from?) reviews of [...]

Big up the Transgressive Records massive!

Friday, 12 May 2006, 17:15 | Category : Uncategorized
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I occasionally enter competitions on John Kennedy’s excellent Xposure show on Xfm. Occasionally I win something. The other week I won a compilation from Transgressive Records, an indie label that’s fast becoming another Fierce Panda, what with their habit of grooming tomorrow’s indie stars.
The CD is basically a collection of all the tracks on [...]

The Daily Growl World Cup Special

Friday, 12 May 2006, 16:12 | Category : Uncategorized
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This post goes way against my better judgements, for a number of reasons. Mainly because it involves football, a metal band called Fuckshovel, and an England World Cup song. I don’t do football or metal at the best of times, no matter how ironic it is (metal that is – football is never ironic, [...]

The Daily Growl myspace music special

Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 17:15 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve haven’t really put a lot of effort into the whole myspace thing yet. But since setting up my own myspace site to link with this blog, I’ve had quite a few bands either requesting to be my friend, or letting me know about their myspace pages. I’m not that desperate for friends, so I’ll [...]

Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps volume 2

Monday, 8 May 2006, 23:13 | Category : Uncategorized
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After starting on my quest to work through Jockey Slut magazine’s free CD series Disco Pogo For Punks in Pumps, I should continue, as a tribute the the great lost mag and some fine music. So here’s volume 2, from the December 2002 issue. In this one JS was celebrating its 10th birthday. Shame [...]

Everybody loves the elephant

Sunday, 7 May 2006, 9:55 | Category : Uncategorized
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They really do. After Friday’s show, we went back into the West End yesterday to see the Sultan’s Elephant again. And despite the crappy weather, so did thousands of other people. The really great thing about the elephant is its ability to appeal to the broadest range of people possible. We were all there. Tourists [...]

The Sultan’s Elephant comes to London

Saturday, 6 May 2006, 12:32 | Category : Uncategorized
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Yesterday the Sultan’s Elephant came to London. It’s an amazing beast - forty feet high and 42 tonnes, and superbly crafted. Mrs Growl is especially excited, as she’s a very big elephant fan (we have elephants all over our house, but nothing like this one), so naturally we’re going back to see it again [...]

Tilly Tour

Thursday, 4 May 2006, 16:52 | Category : Uncategorized
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A quick one today, just to celebrate the return of Tilly and the Wall to the UK. They’re back! And this time they’re getting out beyond London. Not that it matters to me, but it’s good that the rest of the good people in England and Scotland get to experience the joy that is a [...]