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Out of the Bedroom Megamike

So I made my return to playing live for the first time in about 3 years by playing at the Out of The Bedroom/Out of Bounds Megamike during the festival. About 35 people all got up and played a song each. I played “I Ain’t Your Mailman” in characteristically shambolic fashion, which it turned out […]

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Skinny review

So even though I’ve stopped writing for them, I’m in this month’s issue of the Skinny:

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Disassemble Me EP

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Black Tape

Sometimes it seems like everyone is a wannabe DJ. However, despite a healthy dose of cynicism about people who want to force their “impeccable” music taste down other people’s throats, an opportunity to play a bunch of your favourite tunes and make people dance is, in my mind, a thoroughly worthwhile aspiration, as long as […]

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Interview with John MacLean of the Beta Band/The Aliens

It’s a double-edged sword for The Aliens- on the one hand they have a ready made audience with passionate fans of both the Beta Band and Lone Pigeon eager to hear their new material, especially given the abrupt discontinuation of Steve Mason’s King Biscuit Time project (although he is currently trading in under-the-counter electro under […]

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David Duchovny on Larry Sanders

A classic episode.

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Product Recall

Tantrum Manufacturing Co. Inc.Due to a number of reported faults the following product line is being recalled: MMcbot Model 1.0 WARNING: product could be a danger to itself and others, particularly in combination with alcohol. Full refund available if original receipt can be provided.

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Jeffrey Lewis Band

Jeffrey Lewis is an anti-folk singer and cartoonist from New York. He and his band played Edinburgh last week and they were fantastic. This is the review I wrote for Is This Music?: “New York anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis turns 31 tonight. Although he’s had much critical acclaim, his lyrics at times deal with self-doubts […]

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R.I.P. UNCLE JOHN & WHITELOCK

(Image taken from comment left on UJ & W’s Myspace page) 30th July 2006 Mono – Hey You, Get Off My Pavement (published in Is this Music?) See also Pitchfork review by Sean Michaels http://www.myspace.com/unclejohnandwhitelock

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Incriminating Evidence from Black Tape

Some amusing photos from Black Tape last week http://flickr.com/photos/nonimage/sets/72157594376511935/