Manic Pop Thrills presents De Rosa + Esperi + The Wildhouse
Posted on Nov 17th, 2008 by Alan @ 11:43 am

MPT presents De Rosa etc

This is how Mike from Manic Pop Thrills described De Rosa to me:

“They were originally a cross between the Pixies and Scottish folk but they’ve added more electronics/keyboards ahead of their second LP. They’ve giving away an LP’s worth of new material that won’t be on their next LP at and it’s way better than we have any right to expect. Check out perhaps Ore, The Sea Cup, Joyless and It Lives In Parks to give you an idea of what they sound like now.”

Sounds promising.

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November Birdie Songs
Posted on Nov 5th, 2008 by Alan @ 11:57 am

I’m clearly not very good at the “blogging about individual songs on a regular basis” thing, so I’ve decided to change the format of MMSLTBS and see how it works out. I’m still going to post daft stuff that I find as individual tracks, and I’ll definitely add more to the Whatever Happened To Jellyfish series as it gives me a real buzz to track down all the bizarre projects they’ve been involved with since Jellyfish broke up, but the mainstream of this site will be a monthly mixtape (just like the short-lived Muxtape project, and using an open source piece of code called Opentape that was inspired by it)

I’m starting with a top 10 for November. It’s a mixed bag – there’s an amazing track from the new Marillion album in there, a couple of mashups, a crappy Andrew Lloyd Webber track to mark McMaradona’s homecoming on the 19th, and then some plain great tracks that I’ve been listening to a lot recently. Hope you enjoy it!

The Birdie Mix - November 2008

NOTE: As it’s no longer November, this playlist isn’t available any more. For info, the tracklist was:

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Science Made Simple
Posted on Nov 5th, 2008 by Alan @ 8:52 am

I saw this clip of Bjork today, and couldn’t help but think of the little girl from Absolutely… my favourite was her explanation of the telephone but I can only find the audio of that at the moment…

Watching the Bjork clip is it any wonder I thought she was the perfect woman when I was a lad? Well, it was a fairly close-run thing between her and Sherilyn Fenn, but that’s another story entirely.

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