Monday, 31 January 2011

A couple of amazing reviews of our album came out today. The screen grabs are above, the first two pictures are from the same review. Below are the web addresses.
The top one is from The devil has the best tuna and the bottom one is from Caught in the crossfire.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

We finally have the album!
After messing around recording, mastering, pressing, re-mastering and re-pressing. We finally have the finished C.D.
It has been sent out to the press and will be released on April 11.

30 Century Man from Antony Crook on Vimeo.

Friday, 28 January 2011

A minority is only thought of as one when it constitutes some kind of threat to the majority. A real threat or an imagined one. And there in lies the fear. And if that minority is,  somehow, invisible, then the fear is much greater.

A single man.  


Just got this Psychedelic Aliens album, it's from 1971. the band were from Ghana and were mates with Fela Kuti.
As with all the 'world' music I buy, it is African music which has been influenced by western music - in this case psychedelic rock. The first thing I thought when hearing this record was how much it reminded me of Sukia, a mid nineties band who were signed to Mo Wax, and it got me thinking how good a label Mo Wax was. They put out some amazing records, Headz, Money Mark, Andrea Parker, Luke Vibert etc and the art work was always brilliant. All my hard earned paper round money went on buying records, mainly on Mo Wax and Domino.
Not sure what happened to Mo Wax though. Guess they just got too big for themselves. After DJ Shadow and Unkle, it all seemed to go wrong. A lot of Indies go that way after they get 'success'. I heard a quote from the guy from XL saying "(he) doesn't want the label to get bigger, just better" seems like a plan.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Malt of the month.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

I wanna be like water if I can
'cause water doesn't give a damn

David Berman

Friday, 14 January 2011

Our next gig is on Saturday February 5th at Fruit in Hull. We are playing an accoustic set as support for a spoken word show by the former international drug dealer Howard Marks. 

I was listening to 'Down there', the album by Avey tare, the other day. It really is a great album and the first song, Laughing Hieroglyphic, is amazing.  One of the best songs of last year. 
I've also been listening to 'Reunion at Newport' by The Woody Herman Orchestra.    

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A sport to believe in.

Just watched the Darts final. It was the most exciting thing I've ever seen! Wolfie won after a bit of a shakey start and a scrappy semi final, but yorkshires Dean Winstanley played brilliantly even if he didn't quite manage the win. An amazing week of darts and a brilliant final. Maybe Roy Keane should take up darts.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

I'm not very up to date with what people in Britain are into. I have not seen X factor, I don't know much about football apart from what I hear on the news headlines (apparently Roy Keane was sacked from whatever club he played for) and I don't know what an X box connect is. I only know they exist because someone told me they got one for Christmas.
The reason I'm writing this is because I was in the news agent yesterday and noticed that the front cover of the Sun newspaper had someone from Eastenders on it. I have never watched Eastenders so I didn't pay any attention to it. Then last night I was listening to the news on the BBC World Service and there was a piece on Eastenders, apparently the latest storyline has had more complaints than any other story in the programmes history. When did that become news? The reason I listen to the World Service is so that I can get a more rounded view of the world and so that I don't have To be subjected to the nonsense this country talks about. 
Anyway, I now know what the latest storyline on Eastenders is. I wish I didn't.     

Monday, 3 January 2011

This year Romania have decided to recognise Witchcraft as a valid occupation along with such nonsense jobs as embalming and driving instructing. 2011 will be the year of the red neck.