It has come as a bit of a shock for myself as the looming date of the 18th September catches up with us. I am yet to hear the indie blah of Zooey Deschanel
LOZER Ex -husband Ben Gibbard pumped out across Dear Green. Having been a fan of the band for years and like totally loving their earlier stuff I am appalled that the SNP has not embraced such classic tracks from the some what popular album like “The Employment Pages” or “No Joy In Mudville”. Can you even imagine the size of the smirks on bearded sock-less men?
What perhaps may come as more of flabbergast is the fact that, and I’ve checked plenty of them, no hipster joints in Glasgow have the 14 year old album playing on vinyl. Glasgow I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.
I work in the digital world as I am sure most people currently do. Our life revolves around things that we will never even touch. Photos, Illustrations and even books, some never see the light of the physical world. That is why I love people who make physical items. A break from the current norm.
One of those people is a colleague who in exchange for some EH! gave me his latest musical treat.
The Nuclear Family is a combination of Tom Churchill & Laurence Hughes. I gave it a listen last night and loved it. My favourite track has to be Blind Spot
To quote Innate ” “Blind Spot” is a clear ode to Chi-town – jacked up beats meeting a mayday style flange that gives way to a heavy sounding raw-edged bass, countered with jazzed out chords. “
not what I was going to say anyway.
Alas yesterday evening also meant a trip out to the land of Artisan Roast, another section of Glasgow that self publishes but in this case beans.
The Nuclear Family playing on the Amstrad and these beans getting ground will make for a wonderful start to the Weekend. Coffee a go go.
Big fan of 8tracks.com and the wonderful mixes people make. Means you can discover some new tunes and perfect for chilling out while I edit.
Found the above track on a mix with Grimes on it and it’s a rather tasty beat so thought I would share.
You may remember the music video I made for the New Ancestors a month ago. If you haven’t seen it then its below and you should watch it before reading on.
This video was made using the technique TTv where you use a digital camera (Canon 550d) strapped to a contraption of wood, cardboard and cello tape with an old analog camera(Kodak Duaflex) with a large viewfinder to film through inside. The technique is a bit of a pain but makes for some really interesting images and a lot of weird looks. I have been shooting TTv for about four years and have had a few experiments with film such as last years “Of The”.
Yesterday however a lovely friend from Finland mentioned after watching the New Ancestors music video he felt a strong correlation between it and a video for the amazing Lucy Rose. I had to have a look see and this is the video below.
Now I am not one to gossip but it’s pretty clear auld Lucy has herself a time machine. The resemblance between the two video is rather weird, I watched it a few times last night in a bit of shock thinking people probably think we got the idea from that.
This got me thinking, so many times I have seen music videos or short films that seem so similar to others that I have struggled to even consider they were independently created without at least seeing the other one. Alas now I have a new appreciation for the poor person at the brunt of “err you stole this idea” comments.
Sorry person, I shall rush less to judge.