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Panic on the streets of London

Hopefully not. I’m writing this post in advance and have scheduled to have it published whilst I’m away in London. And (hopefully) visting Rough Trade soon.

The Smiths

The Smiths

One of my favourite songs from The Smiths – a fantastic but short-lived English band [Panic – The Smiths] . This was recorded and released in 1986.
Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself Could life ever
be sane again ?
The Leeds side-streets that
you slip down
I wonder to myself
Hopes may rise on the Grasmere But
Honey Pie, you’re not safe here
So you run
down
To the safety of the town
But there’s Panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside I wonder
to myself
Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ Because the
music that they constantly play
IT SAYS
NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
Hang the blessed
DJ
Because the music they constantly play
On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
Provincial towns you jog ’round
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ HANG THE
DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ,
Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ HANG THE
DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ,
Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ


Have fun!


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Tune-in: The Life Journey 旅行团

If you like Brit Pop and alternative music in general, check out 旅行团 (The Life Journey) from Beijing, China. They sing in both English and Mandarin, so really you don’t have to like Chinese pop or understand Mandarin to love them. You can check them out here http://www.myspace.cn/lifejourney

Here are some sample tracks:

回到巴巴拉拉的城堡 – The Life Journey

The Story Of Sun & I – The Life Journey

Take Me Away – The Life Journey


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Tune-in: Playlist of the Moment #19

Just because…

1. Car Song – Elastica

2. Selina – The Dukes

3. Rhumba De Havana – The Dukes

4. Smile – Elastica

5. Hey You – The Exies

6. The Saddest Song – The Ataris

7. Itu Kamu – Estranged

8. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

9. Layla – Eric Clapton

10. Isthmus Ivy – Ecrus Garage

So what’s my mood today? Feelin’ it?


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Tune-in: Playlist of the moment #18

It’s a Sunday morning and I’m back at work! This is the playlist that will keep me company!

1. Cow Cow Boy Boy – Cyndi Seui

2. Fuck On The Floor – The Dorques

3. Up To The Beatz (มันอยู่ที่จังหวะ) – Cyndi Seui

4. Jadarika 44488 – The Dorques

5. Let’s Go to Bed – The Cure

6. What’s Going On – Cyndi Lauper

7. Lovin ‘n’ Pumpin’ – The Dorques

8. All Through The Night – Cyndi Lauper

9. Lucky You – Deftones

10. Cut Here – The Cure

Cyndi Seui of Kitsch Cat Project will be performing with the rest of the cool cats at the Mosaic Music Festival (http://www.mosaicmusicfestival.com). If you dig what you hear, catch them for free!

ELECTROLAB

19 Mar, Fri

6.15 – 7pm

7.15 – 8pm

8.15 – 9pm

9.30 – 11.30pm (Stargazer DJ Set)

The Concourse


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Tune-in: Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)

Self-explanatory.

Big girl you are beautiful

Walks in to the room
Feels like a big balloon
I said, ‘Hey girls you are beautiful’
Diet coke and a pizza please
Diet coke I’m on my knees
Screaming ‘Big girl you are beautiful’

You take your skinny girls
Feel like I’m gonna die
Cos a real woman
Needs a real man is why

You take your girl
And multiply her by four
Now a whole lotta woman
Needs a whole lot more

Get yourself to the Butterfly Lounge
Find yourself a big lady
Big boy come on around
And they’ll be calling you baby

No need to fantasise
Since I was in my braces
A watering hole
With the girls around
And curves in all the right places

Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful

Walks in to the room
Feels like a big balloon
I said, ‘Hey girls you are beautiful’
Diet coke and a pizza please
Diet coke I’m on my knees
Screaming ‘Big girl you are beautiful’

You take your girl
And multiply her by four
Now a whole lotta woman
Needs a whole lot more

Get yourself to the Butterfly Lounge
Find yourself a big lady
Big boy come on around
And they’ll be calling you baby

No need to fantasise
Since I was in my braces
A watering hole
With the girls around
And curves in all the right places

Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful

Get yourself to the Butterfly Lounge
Find yourself a big lady
Big boy come on around
And they’ll be calling you baby

No need to fantasise
Since I was in my braces
A watering hole
With the girls around
And curves in all the right places

Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Oh you are beautiful

Get yourself to the Butterfly Lounge
Find yourself a big lady
Big boy come on around
And they’ll be calling you baby

No need to fantasise
Since I was in my braces
A watering hole
With the girls around
And curves in all the right places

Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Oh you are beautiful

Get yourself to the Butterfly Lounge
Find yourself a big lady
Big boy come on around
And they’ll be calling you baby

No need to fantasise
Since I was in my braces
A watering hole
With the girls around
And curves in all the right places

Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girls you are beautiful
Big girl you are beautiful

Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – Mika


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Tune-in: Today’s Soundtrack #5

It’s been a while since I put together a playlist. Today’s soundtrack is for accompanying me as I clean out my room, take pictures of the things I want to sell & sort out my books. Ah… mostly toe-tapping to keep me moving and cheery!

1. So Happy – The Oddfellows

2. Sexual Chocolate – Hot Chip

3. I Want You – Electrico

4. The Bagman’s Gambit – The Decemberists

5. All Eternal Things – Trembling Blue Stars

6. Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith

7. Y.M.C.A. – The Village People

8. Mailman Bring Me No More Blues – Buddy Holly

9. Sometimes I Don’t Get You – Yo La Tengo

10. Band on Every Corner – The Whitlams

11. Nok Pleng – Apartmentkhunpa

12. It Never Happened – The National

13. Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Elvis Costello

14. Bukan Rahasia – Dewa

15. Disco Infiltrator – LCD Soundsystem

16. Girls and Boys – Blur

17. Not For All The Love In The World – The Thrills

18. Rhythm Nation – Janet Jackson

19. Times They Are A-Changing – Bob Dylan

20. What a Day For a Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Don’t forget to learn more about the artists after you download the tracks!


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Tune-In: Apartmentkhunpa

Bangkok has some of the most eclectic and electrifying alternative music acts in the region. I wish I could have them all play in Singapore. I found Apartmentkhunpa back in 2007 by accident when I was trawling through myspace in search of new music. Wrote to them, met them in 2008 through a friend when I was invited to a Heineken event in Bangkok and hung out with them, then met them again when I went to Fat Festival, now they’re coming to Singapore!! Their frontman, Tul is quirky and flamboyant – super interesting to hang out with.

http://www.last.fm/music/Apartmentkhunpa

http://www.mosaicmusicfestival.com/2010/microsite/hmc_clubmia.html


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Tune-in: Today’s Soundtrack #4

Today’s been quite an exciting day considering the fact that I wasn’t even expecting anything.

On other fronts, I’m glad I have worked out every day’s work outfits till March 11th. I have to start wearing the festival uniform from the 12th onwards, so… I gave it a rest.

This calls for a celebration with a good toe-tapping soundtrack!

1. Lust for Life – Iggy Pop & The Stooges

2. Teenage Kicks – Buzzcocks

3. Don’t Cry – Naked

4. Valentine – The Delays

5. Information Travels – Deathcab for Cutie

6. What It Takes – Aerosmith

7. You Sound Like Louis Burdett – The Whitlams

8. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

9. Billy Brown – Mika

10. Foggy Daylight – The Oddfellows

11. Where is My Love – Cat Power

12. First Of The Gang – Morrissey

13. Pom Kard Khun – Apartmentkhunpa

14. Kennedy – The Wedding Present

15. You Do Something To Me – The Kinks

16. Any Way You Want It – Journey

17. Bang! Bang! – Le Tigre

18. Radio Radio – Elvis Costello

19. Rosanna – Toto

20. Turn, Turn, Turn – The Turtles


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Tune-in: Playlist of the Moment #17

My one other frivolous New Year’s resolution for 2010 is to quit men – my ever-supportive friend Cal hopes I fail.

Here’s a playlist I put together as a reminder of all the bad dates/disappointing men in 2009. Up to you to decide what this all means. No, actually – just enjoy the music.

1. As What U Want – Cuckoo

2. Lemon Tree – The Crescendos

3. Lover’s Concerto – The Crescendos

4. Aurora – The Crescendos

5. Almost Crimes – Broken Social Scene

6. Not Now – Blink-182

7. Banquet – Bloc Party

8. Park Life – Blur

9. Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera

10. Lightbulbs – Cosmic Call