Sunday, April 02, 2006
Portions For Foxes
Urgh, cobwebs everywhere! And dust. Cough. Get a window open or something. There we go, that's a bit better. Hmmm. Has it really been this long? Sorry for the hiatus. Normal reasons. Busy busy busy! Lots of working and drinking and talking and falling over and dancing and sitting around watching silly TV programmes (current favourites being The Mighty Boosh and Absolute Power, by the way).
Hello darkness, my old friend. What on earth am I doing up at 3:53am? Well... last night I left the hotel bar at about 4am. And I've spent most of today somewhat incapacitated. All worth it for my good friends' Micky and Jon's work leaving do. As we all know, such occasions are always bittersweet. But despite the sadness at losing 2 of my best mates, I still managed to drink most of Fitzrovia, have running battles with bar staff over how loud the music could go and then help gatecrash someone elses karaoke party. Happy days.
So it wasn't til late afternoon that I made it to the supermarket for painkillers and hangover cures, but was greeted by a sea of grey and miserable looking people. Cheer up! It's Saturday! Noone can possibly feel as crap as I do, and I'm still grinning like a nut job. Spent most of my time following a young girl in a massively cool Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique jacket, trying to work out where she'd got it from. I would've asked, but her mother would probably have had me arrested. C'est la vie. Then it was back home to slump on the bed and declare that my drinking days are behind me. Again.
So I'm wide awake now, of course. Indulging myself in some musical therapy to smooth away the emotional knots in my soul. We haven't done a little playlist for ages have we? Well, these wonderful gems have been occupying my attention a lot recently as, blessing of blessings, I finally got my mp3 player fixed, so I can once again hide in a little bubble as I scurry around the tube network...
1. Rilo Kiley - 'Portions For Foxes' - My tune of the moment. How I only recently discovered it I'll never know 'The talking leads to touching and the touching leads to sex, and then there is no mystery left.' Jenny Lewis, please marry me.
2. Kings Of Tomorrow - 'Finally (Original Mix)' - 'Time marches on never ending.' It sure does. Plus, you can sing the vocal over almost any house record ever made. Try it out! It really works.
3. Luther Vandross - 'Never Too Much' - If I need to explain then there's no point in me doing so.
4. Roman Salzger & Lifelike - 'Radio 84' - Somewhere in my heart it'll always be 1984.
5. Massive Attack - 'Live With Me' - Stunning return to form, with a video that I find almost unbearably sad.
6. Patti Jo - 'Make Me Believe In You' - Oh, oh, oh, please go and find this somewhere. It's just sublime.
7. XTC - 'Is This Pop?' - It is to me.
8. Sheila & B Devotion - 'Spacer' - Disco disco disco disco. One of the best tracks to dance to ever made.
9. The Beatles - 'Penny Lane' - I used to sing this at primary school. A song with the phrase 'finger pie' in it. Really, Paul, I'd expect that sort of behaviour from John, but I thought you knew better...
10. Destiny's Child vs Full Intention - 'Lose My Belief' - Nice one Toby! When it works, it just works.
11. Underworld - '8 Ball' - The best thing about The Beach. By quite some distance! Also been playing 'Born Slippy' very loudly all day, which is no bad thing.
12. Squarepusher - 'My Red Hot Car' - Let's just say that in the lyrics the final word isn't 'car'. The cheeky devil.
Right, time to turn off the Playstation, crawl beneath the sheets and see what dreams may come. Hope all's lovely with you. Have a nice April, no fooling.
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