Saturday, April 14, 2007

Although it might look like that C&CM is going through a significant dry-spell at the moment, I can only post to prove this is not the case. The graveyards at Triple R have been going really well, but I still have to wait a few more weeks to hit the airwaves again. I know I've promised some people actual recordings of the shows, but they reach up to 100mb a piece.. and anyone who has any contemplation of how bad my interweb is will understand why this would be a problem. So quite responsibly, I've decided to attach playlists in the comments for every clicker's enjoyment.

But you do know I really don't say that much, anyway.

Otherwise, I've scored some kind of meeting arrangement with the SBS Radio's Alchemy. I'm really thrilled because these guys make the kind of radio documentaries that I'd love to make. After daydreaming about it for so long, I've finally made a start on my first project. But when I say "made a start", I really mean that I've just been fruitlessly hassling friends to partake in a faux vox pop. Now I'm beginning to understand that hassling my people probably isn't the most effective means to score material, so I might have to try another tack. Perhaps bribery by Cherry Ripe cocktail?

UPDATE: I've now collected over FIVE HOURS of material for my FIVE MINUTE documentary.. and I haven't even finished recording everyone yet. So thank you to all my people for obliging and helping me out with my project. Seriously, if I could marry all of you, I probably would. In a big ceremony, probably involving a big woman falling into a big wedding cake. So thankyou, seriously.

In other news, my brother Andrew & I saw the Pet Shop Boys a few weeks ago at the mini V-Festival at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The showcase also featured The Rapture, Gnarls Barkley and Groove Armada. Although I should really mention that I was hopelessly gutted to have missed The Rapture by a few minutes, my Pet Shop Boys made up for everything. It was the single greatest live experience, ever. Truly. Not only was the entire show that spectacular, the setlist featured so many cunning obscurities and upbeat surprises (think: Heart, Domino Dancing and even Can You Forgive Her?). Seriously, only my bootlegged recording of the gig be a very close testament to how ridiculously fabulous I thought the whole show was.

(all day, all day) Domino Dancing

Til later, my friends xx


Eleanor said...

NB Listen Without Prejudice left out once again. Just imagine more Roxette demos. Srsly.

Graveyard #4
The Cure - Let's Go to Bed
Red Squares - All Over
The Smiths - Still Ill
Arkana - Rehab
Inspiral Carpets - Dragging Me Down
Fratellis - Flathead
Depeche Mode - Nothing (Headcleaner Rock Mix)
Colin Meloy - I Know Very Well How I Got My Name (Morrissey cover)
Graham Coxon - Time For Heroes (Libertines cover)
Splendid - You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk (PSB cover)
Adam Green - What a Waster (Libertines cover)
Richard Ashcroft - Break the Night with Colour
Triffids - Unmade Love
Style Council - Come to Milton Keynes
British Sea Power - Be Gone
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
The Clash - Louie Louie
Direct Hits - Soul Shoes
The Kinks - Till the End of the Day
Young Knives - Here Comes the Rumour Mill
The Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out
Wir Sind Helden
Franz Ferdinand - Shopping for Blood
Sleeper - Atomic (Blondie cover)
Mia - Tanz der Molekule
Bloc Party - She's Hearing Voices
Pop! - Pop! Goes My Heart
Yaz - Situation
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (12" mix)
Albert One - Turbo Diesel
The Faint - Desperate Guys
Basement Jaxx - Plug it in
Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
Ratcat - Don't Go Now
The Sounds - Tony the Beat
The Strokes - 12:51
Cliff Richard - Wired for Sound
The Beatles - I'm Happy Just to Dance With You
Big Audio Dynamite II - Innocent Child
Blur - Charmless Man
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Ed Harcourt - Let Love Not Weigh Me Down
Spiritualized - Out of Sight
The Dears - Who are you, defenders of the universe?
Aqualung - Extra Ordinary Thing
Brendan Benson - Emma J
Travis - Quicksand
The Decemberists - Here I Dreamt I was an Architect
Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight (Robert Margoulieff Mix)
The Shins - Caring is Creepy
Bloc Party - Skeleton
Elle Milano - All-American
Faithless - Evergreen
Ian Brown - FEAR
Royksopp - Poor Leno (Silicon Soul Hypno House Mix)
Moloko - The Time is Now
Queen - Dragon Attack

Graveyard #5
!!! - Hello, is this thing on?
The Long Blondes - Once & Never Again
The Smiths - A Rush & A Push and the Land is Ours
Depeche Mode - Lillian
Bloc Party - Staying Fat
The Beatles - I've Got a Feeling
Au Pairs - We're So Cool
Blondie - One Way or Another
The Heartbeats - Funny Anymore
New Order - Everything's Gone Green
Babyshambles - La Belle et La Bette
The Kinks - Picture Boook
The Blow - Partheses
Academic Village People - Policy of Truth (Depeche Mode cover)
Queen - It's Late
Whitest Boy Alive - Fireworks
The Cribs - Hey Scenesters!
Moloko - The Time is Now
Beck - Epro
Frou Frou - Hear Me OUt
Suzanne Vega - Left of Centre
Nellie McKay - David
Pet Shop Boys - Home & Dry/Always on my mind
INXS - Melting in the Sun/Johnson's Aeroplane/Face the Change
Blur - Song 2 (live at Hultsfred Festival)
The Dears - Whites Only Party
Coldplay - Trouble
Depeche Mode - Here is the House
Bloc Party - Tulips
The Cure - Home (bside to Mint Car)
The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing (alternative version)
Belle & Sebastian - The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House
Pulp - Babies
Art School - Daaaaance (Lambrettas cover)
Razorlight - Golden Touch
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail
White Stripes - My Doorbell
Queen - Innuendo
Suede - Filmstar
The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours
Hunters & Collectors - True Tears of Joy
Radiators - Give Me Head
Alex Lloyd - My Way Home
The Stems - At First Sight
Leonardo's Bride - Buddha Baby (RIP Heartbreak High)
Style Council - Speak Like a Child
Dirty Pretty Things - Deadwood (Live at the London Eye)
Rufus Wainwright - Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk

Aya Amurjuev said...

so glad to have you back!