Sunday, August 27, 2006

DJ set Saturday 26/08/06

Sean has gone on holiday to mainland Europe, so this week Rob Lab (linked on the right) from Plans & Apologies (also linked on the right) joined me in playing the following for the Vaults customers: -

1. Razorlight - In The Morning
2. Hot Hot Heat - Owe You An I.O.U.
3. Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
4. Fiery Furnaces - Tropical Ice-land
5. The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
6. Raising The Fawn - Gwendolyn
7. Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube
8. DJ N Wee - 99 Problems Here
9. Blackalicious - Powers
10. De La Soul - Eye Know
11. Curtis Mayfield - Junkie Chase
12. Kasabian - Empire
13. Russian Futurists - Paul Simon
14. Islands - Rough Gem
15. Ben Kweller - Wasted & Ready
16. Sonic 2 - Title Screen
17. Belle & Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo
18. The Strokes - Juicebox
19. Super Mario Bros - Overworld Theme
20. Solex - Shady Lane
21. The Shins - So Says I
22. Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give A Fuck
23. Sonic Team - "SEGA"
24. Stephen Malkmus - Jo-Jo's Jacket
25. Lily Allen - LDN
26. The Killers - Mr. Brightside (REQUEST)
27. Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard
28. Kanye West - All Falls Down
29. Green Day - Basket Case (REQUEST)
30. Presidents Of The USA - We're Not Gonna Make It
31. Foo Fighters - This Is A Call (REQUEST)
32. Dinosaur Jr - They Always Come
33. Camera Obscura - Suspended From Class
34. Air - Sexy Boy
35. Cable - God Gave Me Gravity (REQUEST)
36. Kings Of Leon - The Bucket (REQUEST)
37. The Lemonheads - If I Could Talk
38. Maritime - Someone Has To Die
39. Silver Jews - Punks In The Beerlight
40. Blondie - Die Young, Stay Pretty
41. ABC - Poison Arrow
42. Mascot Fight - Skag Warehouse (REQUEST)
43. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
44. The Bluetones - Slight Return
45. Mario Kart- Invincibility
46. Delgados - Everybody Come Down
47. The Von Bondies - C'mon, C'mon
48. The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost
49. Lilys - Nanny In Manhattan
50. Interpol - Slow Hands
51. Kasabian- Club Foot (REQUEST)
52. The Killers - All These Things That I've Done (REQUEST)
53. Polysics - My Sharona
54. Animal Collective - Who Could Win A Rabbit?
55. Trail Of Dead - Mistakes & Regrets
56. Zelda: A Link To The Past - Guessing Game House
57. Dangerdoom - Old School
58. Kings Of Leon - King Of The Rodeo (REQUEST)
59. Guv'ner - Break A Promise
60. Jamie Lidell - Multiply
61. The Jesus Lizard - Puss
62. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Call It A Day
63. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Blue Veins
64. The Fall - How I Wrote Elastic Man
65. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Loop Duplicate My Heart
66. Schneider TM feat. KPT Michigan - The Light 3000
67. Adam + The Ants - Stand & Deliver

Another fun-packed evening! And alcohol-packed. Grahhhh.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

DJ set Saturday 19/08/06

Hello! Sean and I must have done a good job DJing at the Vaults on Monday cos we were asked back on Saturday! Here's what we played:

1. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
2. Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down
3. Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
4. Pixies - Where Is My Mind? (REQUEST)
5. Blur - Tracy Jacks
6. The Futureheads - Le Garage
7. Beck - Sexx Laws
8. Pavement - Rattled By The Rush
9. Scott Gale - Saved By The Bell
10. Soundtrack of our Lives - Confrontation Camp
11. NWA - I Ain't Tha 1
12. De La Soul - Eye Know
13. Outkast - Hey Ya!
14. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth
15. Weezer - Surf Wax America
16. The Unicorns - The Clap
17. Belle & Sebastian - Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
18. Interpol - Slow Hands
19. Animal Collective - Grass
20. Fresh Prince - Fresh Prince of Bel Air
21. Dr. Dre - A Nigga Witta Gun
22. Kaito - Anamoy
23. Ben Folds Five - Underground
24. Guns 'n' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
25. Cable - New Set Of Bruises
26. The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way
27. McLusky - Cradling
28. Le Tigre - Deceptacon
29. Plans And Apologies - Eggbound Mutebone
30. Street Fighter 2 - Vega Stage
31. Michael Jackson - Beat It
32. My Psychoanalyst - Cinderella
33. The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
34. The Smiths - Cemetry Gates
35. Cable - Freeze The Atlantic (REQUEST)
36. Ash - Girl From Mars
37. The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
38. The Beatles - Help!
39. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Pin (REQUEST)
40. Bearsuit - Cookie Oh Jesus
41. Pulp - Disco 2000
42. Bloc Party - Two More Years
43. Soulwax - Much Against Everyone's Advice
44. Pavement - Gold Soundz (REQUEST)
45. The Fall - Hit The North
46. Editors - Munich
47. Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor
48. Pratt & McClain - Happy Days
49. The Long Blondes - Separated By Motorways (REQUEST)
50. UNPOC - Been A While Since I Went Away
51. The Strokes - Last Nite
52. Cats On Fire - Higher Grounds
53. Silver Jews - Let's Not and Say We Did
54. The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums (REQUEST)
55. Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks
56. Trail of Dead - Baudelaire
57. The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (REQUEST)
58. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
59. Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane
60. Andy Williams - Music To Watch Girls Go By

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Scientific Experiment # 1. Cutting your own hair whilst drunk.

Hello. Due to a lack of imagination, I have decided to undertake a series of scientific experiments for blog material.

As this is a retrospective post and I was a bit too drunk to realise the blogging potential at the time, illustrations will be used as photographs are not available, although you may be fooled as they are so lifelike.

Here is the set up:

1. Hair cut short a number of months ago, grew out comfortably in all areas EXCEPT the back, where it looks like a mullet. Looks embarrassing but I hate getting it cut.
2. My girlfriend is out and a friend and I head to Blockbusters, rent a triple bill of films and stock up on beers.
3. I get drunk, decide I want to go out and party - BUT OH NO! My hair looks stupid......

So the experiment was born, can I cut the hair on the back of my own head whilst drunk?

Firstly, how do I see what I am doing?

This was acheived by moving a mirror into the bathroom and angling it towards the mirror already in there - illustrated below, the blue line indicating my sight:

Trying to cut chunks of your own hair off, at the back, using a complex mirror system, whilst in a hurry and drunk is not easy and is not advisable if you are an angry or impatient drunk for the following reason:

Working out which way to move your hand with the open scissors to get it closer to the hair you are holding is nearly impossible and might make you feel a bit sick.

The Results:

Well, for all the difficulty, I felt it looked good enough to go out and get drunk further:

Does it look good? I don't know because I can't see it, but it certainly feels better and no one has made a total mockery of me in the street or anything (not for my hair anyway).

Conclusion: Cutting your hair when drunk? GO FOR IT!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

TJ and Doddscan

I DJ'd at The Vaults, Derby with me mate Sean last night. This is what we played:

1. Babyshambles - Fuck Forever
2. The Automatic - Monster
3. Pulp - Mis-Shapes
4. A.C. Newman - Miracle Drug
5. Pink Floyd - Bike
6. Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
7. Joy Division - Digital
8. Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters
9. The Breeders - Fortunately Gone
10. DJ N-Wee - 99 Problems Here
11. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
12. Deftones - 7 Words
13. Help She Cant Swim - What Would Morrissey Say
14. The Smiths - Hand In Glove
15. Plans And Apologies - Kaputchawoonga
16. We Are Scientists - The Great Escape (REQUEST)
17. Pixies - Tame
18. You Slut! - Roofio Shoots, Roofio Scores
19. Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead (REQUEST)
20. McLusky - Collagen Rock
21. UNPOC - Been A While Since I Went Away
22. Tasmin West - Round The Twist
23. The Strokes - Reptilia
24. Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party)
25. Public Enemy - Party For Your Right To Fight
26. The Shins - Kissing the Lipless
27. The Kooks - Naive (REQUEST)
28. Brakes - Heard About Your Band
29. The Futureheads - Man Ray
30. Street Fighter 2 - Player Select
31. Slagsmalsklubben - Kom Igen Kommissarien
32. Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco (REQUEST)
33. Bearsuit - On Your Special Day
34. PJ Harvey - Big Exit (REQUEST)
35. Scatman John - Scatman (REQUEST)
36. Daniel Johnston - Speeding Motorcycle
37. Outkast - GhettoMusick
38. Maximo Park - Graffiti (REQUEST)
39. New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
40. Of Montreal - Party's Crashing Us
41. Pavement - Hands Off The Bayou
42. Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake (REQUEST)
43. Ben Folds Five - Army
44. Late - Milk

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Smooth[ie maker] operator

This Monday, I bought some of that sugar free 7up at work. It wasn't very nice so I only drank a bit. When I got home I spotted some raspberry ripple ice-cream in the freezer. I thought "I can't really be bothered to eat that now".

This evening, I got bored. I put the 7up, ice-cream and some limeade I found into the blender and made a super-sweet smoothie.

BOOTIFUL, as Sir Stanley Matthews would have said.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Rages and the Lost Larks

Now I've gathered a suitable panel of guest writers who like nothing more than to crack jokes that vary wildly from 'awful' to 'so subtle/obscure that they might as well be awful' and/or get really angry about things that don't matter at all, I've decided to change the title of the blog.

Tom J's blog was pretty damn selfish, really. In my defence, 'I didn't know I was going to have guest writers (Q.C.)' and 'they probably don't even care (J.P.)'. The blog is now called...

Rages and the Lost Larks

It is kind of stolen, natch. I bet Bridget "Eerie Indiana" Jones's big knickers are heading towards some sort of twist as we speak. It'd be brilliant if we got sued one day, so [I've just decided] that is a new sub-purpose of this blog. Dave?

Rant over

I'm coming towards the end of two weeks off work, so I'm starting to feel like I need to cram as much worthwhile activity into the remainder. It's much easier to sit here and complain about stuff though, so I'll do that instead.

Actually, I'm in a reasonably good mood. I'll plug this instead:

I'm going there in a minute. I'll think of something to rant about while I'm there!!


I've now learned that this is EVERY Wednesday. They played some good stuff this evening so it's worth checking out!