Thursday, February 21, 2008
Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
(Or click here to watch the whole of C'était un Rendez-Vous, without the Snow Patrol soundtrack!)
Ok, so I've watched Amélie, again, for research. I've vainly tried to translate French club flyers online with Babelfish. And I've filled my Mp3 player with lots of lovely luscious Frenchsounds. Tomorrow I go two stops on the tube, change on to a train, and then get off in Paris. And I can hardly wait!
See ya soon lovely people. I'll bring you back a Renoir. Or a croissant. Probably more likely to be a croissant, to be honest. Salut!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I'm drifting through the streets of London, and I feel like noone can even touch me. Like a ghost floating around Finsbury Park, the West End, and what's left of Camden. Watching the sunset turn the sky blood red over the Angel. Spending hours in record shops and book stores. Drinking neat vodka from an ice sculpture's lady garden. Getting travel tips from a misty eyed French girl on the nightbus. Contemplating abstract minimalism in the Tate Modern, whilst still recovering from Valentine's night...
"What do you think of this one?"
"Er... It's very blue. Um... Shall we get a coffee?"
I remember how wonderful life is in London when you don't have to go to work. I love my job, but I've not had a proper break since last summer. And that was a very long time ago. Soon I'll be escaping these dirty gorgeous streets for just a little while.
Here are some of the simply beautiful things that have been soundtracking these dreamy days...
1. Art Brut - 'Modern Art'
2. The Breeders - 'We're Gonna Rise'
3. Amiina - 'Hilli (At The Top Of The World)'
4. The Duke Spirit - Neptune LP
5. Helen Love - Radio Hits Volume 1 LP (on sparkly yellow vinyl! Yes!)
6. New Order - 'Ceremony'
7. Various Artists - Juno Soundtrack CD
8. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend LP
9. MGMT - 'Time To Pretend'
10. Spiritualized - 'Come Together'
Little D's a fucked up boy who dulled the pain, but killed the joy...
Well... not for now. Au revoir.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Facts Of Life
Ah, and so tomorrow is Valentine's Day. One of those times of the year that provokes so many emotions and memories. For current beaus, past loves and future crushes... It's easy to be cynical (and fun too), so how about another podcast? Oh, I spoil you, I really do. And this being Delrico Bandito, it's no lovey dovey selection, nor a rundown of lovelorn ditties. All these songs are about... y'know... the sex. I've tried to avoid the obvious soulful choices in favour of something a bit more honest. Some of these are deliciously sultry, some unapologetically confrontational, some saucily tongue in cheek, but others just endearingly sweet and funny without even meaning to be. Just how it should be.
The language and subject matter is as frank as you'd expect. If you're easily offended, you're probably on the wrong blog... Enjoy!
Download it here. Right click and save as...
Tracklisting hidden away in the comments box. Spot the teenage crushes...
...and the late twenty something crushes!
Have a great Valentine's day. And remember: Delrico Bandito loves you x
Sunday, February 10, 2008
So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)
It's been a curious couple of weeks. January/February should be a quiet time of year, but with myriad leaving dos, birthdays, corporate shindigs and gigs, I feel like I haven't stopped.
Friday night was a night in Camden, 24 hours before it burned down. Me and DJ partner Tom planned to see Glasvegas, who are ... (hang on, let me find the cliche button, ok here goes...) "the current darlings of the indie press". But first, I had some time to kill, and Music and Video Exchange was calling. I couldn't resist a bundle of yummy 7's and the sublime third album from Spacemen 3. More on that later...
So to the Barfly. Two support bands barely register on the crowd squeezed upstairs. It's not til past midnight that we actually get to see the band everyone's waiting for. The lights go down, their mysterious spaghetti western intro tape kicks in, as dry ice fills the room. Dry ice? Hmmm. But once they finally do make it to the stage, Glasvegas look great. Like a rockabilly Clash. They sound like the Jesus and Mary Chain doing The Ronettes produced by Phil Spector. In Glaswegian. For the first couple of numbers I'm still bloody mindedly skeptical, but once debut single 'Daddy's Gone', upcoming single 'It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry' and their stunning cover of 'Be My Baby' roll around, there's no pretending. These guys have clearly got something. They're a class act with a handful of great songs. They could really turn into something very special, and here's hoping they do.
Then Saturday began with ringing ears and a rather aching head, signs of a good night in Camden. All soothed by the ever wonderful Spacemen 3. And the name of the album?
Playing With Fire
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Destroy Rock And Roll
Delrico Bandito Podcast 2 - Desecrating The Classics
I think some of the most fascinating art is torn between the desire to create and the need to destroy. I'm not really into sacred cows, especially musical ones. So this latest podcast (the second one, proper, let's be honest) is a collection of classic records that have been savaged by lunatics with guitars, samplers and a twisted musical vision. All done with a combination of both healthy respect and contempt for the source material. There's remixes, covers, mash ups and flagrant disregard for international copyright laws...
A lot of it is really quite loud and deliciously messy. And I'm aware that a lot of people probably won't like it all that much. But sod it, I've been wanting to do this for ages, and it's my blog, so ner ner ner. This is as destructive and self indulgent as I'm likely to get, so enjoy the ride. Oh, and, it does get a bit sweary in places, so Parental Advisory, shield your kiddies' ears...
You can download it here. (Right click and save us... Approx 56Mb)
Grab it quick before it goes. Here's the tracklisting...
1. Sonic Youth - The Simpsons Theme
...aka Danny Elfman - The Simpsons Theme
2. Blo_up - Burnin'
...The Clash - London Calling
3. DJ Zebra - Anarchy (Loo & Placido Mix)
...The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
4. Blur - Song 2 (The Toxic Avenger & Trash Yourself Remix)
5. Archigram - Doggystyle
...The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
6. Klonhertz - Three Girl Rhumba
...Wire - Three Girl Rhumba
7. Poj Masta - Louie Louie
...The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
8. Shampoo - Cars
...Gary Numan - Cars
9. Kid 606 - Rebel Girl
...Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
10. DJ Nite - How Does It Feel?
...New Order - Blue Monday
11. Belle Lawrence - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
...Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
12. Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - A Letter From God To Man
...Radiohead - Planet Telex
13. Aphex Twin vs Beck - Richard's Hairpiece
...Beck - Devil's Haircut
14. Rhymefest Feat Mark Ronson - Jackin' (It Got Ugly)
15. Aggro 1 - BPCD (Dunproofin Remix)
...Bloc Party - Banquet
16. Fall Out Boy - Love Will Tear Us Apart
....Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
17. Kpt. Michi.gan - Schneider TM - The Light 3000
...The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
18. Spiritualized - Oh! Happy Day
...Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh! Happy Day
Feedback always welcome, even if just to chastise me for destroying your favourite record! There's already another podcast in the pipeline for next week sometime, so watch this space...