The very amazing The Manic Shine have been seeing great blog action recently. The London based rock quartet received some TLC at the ‘Farm not long ago and we’re proud to be involved in their quest. As we are of the way Woman E are going from scandal to scandal, figuratively speaking. The Woman E we work with are a pop combo. The Woman E, from whom they got their name, was the prozzie with whom Max Moseley, the Formula 1 dude, was alleged to have had Nazi themed sex by News Of The World.
Nazis. Sex. Tabloids. It can’t get any more British, can it?
We’ve bought many megabytes’ worth of new plug-ins. All sorts of goodies to make music sound more like it used to back in the day when men wore makeup and recorded their instruments on analogue without the aid of Protools assisted fakery.
James Blunt was seen at our cafe the other day. It must be hard to walk in a room knowing everyone’s sniggering. Mind you, the worst has got to be over by now. It’s a bit “James who…?” by now, surely. Some time ago the legendary Tina Turner visited our complex. We were working with a young band next door. Everyone was buzzing about Ms Turner’s presence. The young ones didn’t know who she was. Class.
What do they learn at school these days?
This is a tour worth dropping in on: Lostaura hit the ground running at these locations:
UK CO HEADLINE TOUR w/The Sunshine Getaway ENDS!, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
The label the bands are on, Intruder Records, have a cool line of t-shirts you should look at. Buy one. It helps keep the bands on the road.
I’ve rediscovered grunge music, especially the songs of Stone Temple Pilots. Been listening to a lot of that stuff. I remember a Time Out review of their second album: very terrible heavy metal. Back in the early nineties, of course, the press here were steadfast in their opposition to grunge, if it wasn’t made by Nirvana.
What a cool name for a genre: grunge. Does exactly what it says on the tin. What have we got now? Math rock, as purveyed by The Foals. Math? Rock? Isn’t math something you hated at school? What the hell does it have to do with rock?
No wonder records ain’t selling. We’ve got shit names for our genres!
I leave you with some very important news: my squash team, the mighty Blackheath Squash Club, are very close to getting promoted to the dizzying heights of the 2nd Division. It’s pretty cool: all my life I’ve been a rock’n'roller and now I’m almost like a proper athlete. How did that happen?