01.01.12 - 10:55am
ha, floppy own-brand tortilla chips, peanuts and Lilt and vodka (just a very small medical dash for my damaged tropical child) for breakfast. Happy New Year. Can’t sleep so let my betters rest. A guitar string just pinged on the wall so I must be Accompanied.
I don’t know if you use Discogs but I [...]
06.28.10 - 05:23pm
Here’s a classic bit of Grist, or at least it is if you’re me. So, what, two years ago or thereabouts I do that song Evil which has just a smidgen of a sample of some guitar and some claps from some Beta Band tune – I don’t even know which one to be honest. [...]
06.18.10 - 09:04am
Next Tuesday at Cargo in London.
04.24.10 - 12:47pm
I have a nasty birthday next week, so I’m in party activist mode this week trying to make sure the damn thing has food and music and guests and stuff. As I’m super stinko-poor I haven’t bought hardly any records in about a year and a half apart from a couple of charity-shop things that [...]
02.11.10 - 02:22pm
If you want to see me on the 25th I’m afraid it’s going to cost you £32. Also, apologies to anyone who plays guitar.
11.14.09 - 08:20pm
I AM NOT THE REAL KID SHIRT
Friday, November 13, 2009
Welcome to UmWorld.
This CD makes me think of sheds for some reason. Tool-boxes rather than Roland Grooveboxes. Rusting scythes, the smell of WD-40, those little scraper things that you use to de-ice windscreens in winter. (Computer) Music for Shepherds.
“I think I just caught myself out”.
10.25.09 - 03:06pm
Possibly as many as ten years ago I received an email from a stranger asking me curtly if I “…still had Threads Of Life, Alco.” I wondered what the person meant for for a minute, but then worked out that they must have been referring to a record that I probably had mentioned on my [...]
08.02.09 - 10:13pm
Ages ago I made a list of Um songs. It wasn’t complete but it was probably 80% of the way there…
1.(A Wise Old Queen Once Said To Me) People Are Shits, Darling
2.(An Adolescence Spent Wasted On) Hot Knives & Prog Rock
3.(I Did Nothing But) I Listened (Hideously Distorted Mix)
4.(In Which) I Have A Horrible Dream
07.16.09 - 01:30pm
First off, the marvellous Russell Taysom has made good on a promise and done one of his joyously dark illustrations of me, here seen feasting on the head of Man From Uranus. To me he’s captured Phil rather better than he has me but then it’s hard to judge a likeness of oneself (perhaps indicative [...]