You thought you were bad
in fact you were rather good
but crap whistlers
Tilly and the wall:
One of you can't sing
can't play bass but can tap dance
you'll go a long way
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I realise it's been ten years, but I still miss them. Kenickie are my favourite band ever. They just sang with feeling. And a mackem accent.
I've liked bands before and since, but I've never felt the same joy when I hear any other band. Plus they sounded like they were having fun too.
They split just as I started Uni at Loughborough and I could've seen them on their final tour at Rock City, but I never found anyone to go with. It's something I regret to this day. Although perhaps seeing them in their dying throes will have soured my memory of them.
I even liked how their first unofficial mailing list was one sent out by someone (Lee?) who bcc'd everyone in so you got a load of messages in one go.
The best bit is I have no idea where I started to like Kenickie from. It might have been C-Monster, who mentioned it in his e-mail about AP. Or J Nash when I asked him about music he liked. Or maybe it was when I got a promo leaflet through the post.
So thanks for everything Johnny X (anything to do with http://www.whoisjohnny-x.com/ ), Emmy-Kate Montrose (writer of the Best Kenickie Song ever), Lauren Laverne (who should just stick to radio rather than sorting out Twiggy's frocks) and Marie du Santiago (the one I fancied, sorry Marie).
I did actually see Kenickie live twice, both times were at Reading Festival. Rather surprisingly BFBS played part of their
- The whole gig as a .rar file
- 01 - Dodgy BFBS Intro
- 02 - How I Was Made
- 03 - I Never Complain
- 04 - Millionaire Sweeper
- 05 - I Would Fix You
- 06 - Classy
- 07 - People We Want
- 08 - PVC
- 09 - In Your Car
* Via Minidisc, then audacity.
** I knew I went to Reading 1998 as this was before I went to Uni, but I could have sworn I missed the one before that. However, I am wrong. Simon, the person Simon was speaking to, and the First Matt were right. Everyone must now change the ID3 tags in the MP3s accordingly.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Nice to see the Guardian pays attention to its own words...
Don't hold your breath for a British series called The Mentalist.
Channel Five's new US import The Mentalist