Friday, January 28, 2005

Yr Atal Genhedlaeth

Oh it's been a good day on the ticket buying front. First, no sweat getting doves tickets at noon. After my first doves experience at the Bowery, this one has some high high expectations.

One Louder proved why it is key to be on email lists (in this case the Tonic list) - Rajeev alerted me to a solo show by Gruff Rhys - boyakasha! Gruff, the lead singer of the greatest Welsh band of all time, Super Furry Animals, has put a solo album of Welsh songs. That gibberish looking expression that is the subject of the posting is the name of the album. The man is a pro, so you know this is going to be a must see gig.

And for a little information on what's going down this weekend: tonight I will be attending a
tsunami benefit party at Rothko that Rajeev claims is a "grime" party - grime is the most gangsta thing the UK offers at the moment and Tony Wilson is even in on the act - no idea really what I am in store for, but Jeeves said the last one of these that he attended was heavy on the Dizzee Rascal, which is a good sign.

Also, I mention this last event with a touch of trepidation. Tim Burgess, troubadour for The Charlatans (UK) is guest DJing at Tiswas at Don Hills tomorrow night. Now I went to Tiswas a couple weeks back and it was the saddest night life experience of my entire life. If you have ever been, you know Malloy - the guy that stands at the front of the stage shoving everyone aside to lipsync and dance with his whole Meatloaf meets britpop thing going on. He was there and maybe 10 more people on the dance floor - absolutely empty. When they played the de facto theme song, Pulp's "Common People," it was completely clear that this party needs to go out with one final bang, complete with Carlos D dancing to Joy Division (as he always did before he became the globe trotting, gun holster totting goof that he is now). Tomorrow is apparently to celebrate the release of the new Chems album, Push the Button, which I am going to do a proper review of here in the near future.

And finally, if you are a lover of the the old school songwriters (Cole Porter era), get over to the 92nd Street Y this weekend - The Lyrics of Mack Gordon is going to be balling out of control with five performances this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend...


At 5:43 PM, Blogger dave said...

I will Gmail the Gruff record to you if you so desire. It's only about 30 minutes long, but very Gruff. Just might have to see Tim Burgess at Tiswas....

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Phil said...

please david - do not violate copyright law on my behalf!!!

At 11:34 PM, Blogger job opportunitya said...

Excellent blog. It was so great and I bet I will
go back to it! I get to look online for blogs like
yours is a blessing.
I want you to look for my celebrity plastic surgery photo blog.


Post a Comment

<< Home