Saturday, June 02, 2007

Physics makes us all its bitches.

Ay yo!

So I went to see Of Montreal last night at The Roadhouse. They were excellent. Spangly, showy, a little OTT but strangely humble with it. Kevin Barnes is a magnetic frontman who doesn't ever feel the need to force it. The set was very Hissing Fauna-heavy (only 'The Past Is A Grotesque Animal' and 'We Were Born The Mutants Again With Leafling' were missing), understandably, but there were a few oldies thrown in for good measure. Great stuff, especially with Barnes climbing a stepladder and donning a rather ostentatious wearable tent thing for pre-encore closer, 'Gronlandic Edit'.

They finished with a note-perfect, brilliant cover of Bowie's 'Moonage Daydream', which was fitting, as Of Montreal are definitely closer in spirit to Ziggy and The Spiders than Dame Dave is these days. It ended what had been a bit of a so-so run of gigs for me in the past week, with Kathy Diamond on Sunday and The Aliens on Wednesday both being a disappointment. I realise that this doesn't really count for a full review, but it was nice to go to a gig and just enjoy it, without having to think of some sort of critical angle with which to approach your review the next day. So you're not getting a review. I'm going to see Black Lips tomorrow too and you're not getting one for that either. *pulls tongue*

Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit (mp3)

And now for something completely different...

A Summer Mix From Yer Mam!

As we appear to have left the shitty weather we had all through May behind us, with the first two days of June being nigh-on glorious, I thought I'd celebrate it by throwing together a hastily-assmebled continuous mix of summery tunes for your listening pleasure. Again, as with the other couple of mixes I've done lately, the actual mixing is amateurish, bordering on atrocious, but give it a try. Burn it to a CD and blare it out of your car windows as your heading to Blackpool on a day out, or whatever it is you kids do these days.

01 Karizma - Good Morning (Rok Da Bellsalude)
02 Amerie - Hate 2 Love U
03 Pharoahe Monch - Push (feat. Showtyme and Mela Machinko)
04 Lee Dorsey - Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)
05 Dancing Djedi - Body Surfin'
06 Horace Andy - Where Do The Children Play?
07 Sam Cooke - Teenage Sonata (Studio? Edit)
08 Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
09 A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxations
10 Owusu & Hannibal - What's It About
11 Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
12 The Tough Alliance - Something Special
13 Studio - No Comply
14 Holy Ghost! - Hold On
15 Sylvester - Over & Over
16 Jorge Ben - Taj Mahal
17 Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles
18 Holger Czukay - Cool In The Pool
19 Tullio De Piscopo - Stop Bajon (Primavera)
20 Kongas - Anikana-o
21 The Beach Boys - Feel Flows

Summer-thing For Everyone

I realise that some of these songs have appeared on recent mixtapes of mine but trust me, you ain't never heard them as badly-presented as this before.

Sayonara muchachos!

JMx

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Matt Cox said...

Wow. MegaUpload really has become anti-user-friendly.

Got the file though, eventually.

9:18 pm  
Blogger Valerie said...

Aw, no Black Lips review? Sad! Nice one of Of Montreal, though. I love their live show.

9:04 pm  
Blogger James said...

Unfortunately, Valerie, I didn't end up going to Black Lips. Kind of wishing I did now, but I opted to stay in and watch the season finale of 24.

Yeah, I definitely should've gone to see Black Lips.

9:07 pm  

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