Wednesday, December 23, 2009

something's gone wrong and I know I'm not to blame, a quirk of fate makes every day the same

Here for you listening pleasure are 4 previously unreleased songs by Bulldozer Crash. They were recorded in between the Sarah Said 7" and What Happens Now 7". We recorded them over two days at the same studio that the Sarah Said 7" was done, Durham Street Studios in Hartlepool.  We were hoping to be joined on the day by Lee 'Patrick' Skelly to play drums and engineer the session but he disappeared just before we got there so we had to fend for ourselves. We did plan to finish  the songs off one day but we never got around to it. So here they just as we left them back in 1992. There is also a sleeve and insert included in the download folder.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

kiss-kiss-kiss like you mean it

This almighty pop stars Play People have just released their third single on the Savoy Discs record label, this time it's a 3 track pop e.p. called Feel Good. The songs are all hook laden pop tunes that make me feel sad and nostalgic for days long gone. Listen out for some ukele and a little dubreq stylophone action too. Track 3 "What I Mean To Say" (nukele version) is my favourite for today, that chorus could be by one of those Micky Most produced pop band's from the 70's, nice. If you would like a copy of your own order it here . If you haven't picked up the band's 7" Goes Out on Cloudberry now might be a good time before it sells out.

I'm a little bit behind the times with Bye Bye, Duffel Boy number one fanzine which came out in the summer, but I've just nabbed myself a copy from Caramel distro those stockists of fine fanzines for over a year now. It's written by Pete Green whose "Everything I Do is Gonna be Sparkly" song occasionally shows it's face and brings a smile to mine when shuffle is engaged on my ipod. The fanzine has a great interview with Stuart Indie Tracks, the mighty Horowitz and a nice article by Marianthi which made feel like I really should be doing more. It's a bargain at 70p! Caramel also sent me a free copy of Wishful Thinking an indie pop publication full of bands nearly all new to me as well as a nice interview with Ed from Shelflife.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

walk out to winter

On friday Popklubb shares it's birthday with my daughter, so I'm not going to be able to make it. I've still done my mix cd even though I won't be there to swap it with anyone. It's a little obvious with winter approaching, but someone might enjoy it.

Walk Out To Winter

1.Walk Out To Winter / Aztec Camera
2.Winter / The Loft
3.Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden (And it's Wintertime) The Dentists
4.Winter On Victoria Street / The Clientele
5.Lonely Winter / The Bee Gees
6.Winter In / Gene Clark
7Winter Is Blue / Mike Crowther/Vashti Bunyan
8.Winter Is Gone / Nick Drake
9.The Winter Proper / The Lucksmiths
10. I smell winter / The Housemartins
11. Through The Winter / Saint Etienne
12. Winter Plume / The Adventure Babies
13. A Winters Sky / The Pipettes
14. A Girl In Winter / Ben Watt
15. Winter Seems Fine / Dolly Mixture
16. Summer Becomes Winter / Brighter
17. The Cold Swedish Winter / Jens Lekman
18. Another mellow winter / Mellow
19. Winter / James Iha - Let it come down
20. Dead Of Winter / Eels
21. White Winter Hymnal / Fleet Foxes
22. A Hazy Shade Of Winter / Simon & Garfunkel

Sunday, November 01, 2009

r.i.p. jonathan

Jonathan Whitfield who played bass for Kosmonaut , sadly died in a motorcycle accident during the early hours of Saturday morning.

never realised (jonathan's song).mp3 live at the cluny, newcastle upon tyne 31.10.2002

Monday, April 20, 2009

Under the April sky

Hey honey what you trying to say
As I stand here don't you walk away
And the world comes tumbling down

Hand in hand in a violent life
Making love on the edge of a knife
And the world comes tumbling down

And it's hard for me to say
And it's hard for me to stay
I'm going down to be by myself
I'm going back for the good of my health
And there's one thing I couldn't do
Sacrifice myself to you

Sunday, February 22, 2009

the estuary is calling me

in the city think of where I'd rather be
near the trees or summer breeze
down by the lake we'll still 'til late
instead of bars we'll watch the stars