Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Bland Played On

If you've ever wondered what Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons would sound like singing doo-wop, (and I know I have), my guess is it would sound pretty much like the below.

The voice in question belongs to Joe Worricker. Who hell he?  I'm glad you asked.  Joe is signed to Rough Trade (hence the collaboration with G. Gartside, above), and hails from Essex.  His single of a year or so ago, Finger Waggers, is pretty ace too.  But I'm absolutely rinsing the above track.  I think it's fantastic. Shame really, as it doesn't look like it's going to get an official release anytime soon.  

Push The Buttons

Congrats to Danny Boyle, who managed to sneak into his Olympic opening ceremony not only a sky-diving Queen (and I hope your jaws dropped too when you realised it really was Her Maj in the same room as Daniel Craig, and not Jeanette Charles, as it usually is in these sorts of things), not only a CND symbol, and not only Beth Jordache's kiss (which apparently played really well in the United Arab Emirates), but two songs by Fuck Buttons.

Of course, in the interests of pleasing as many people as possible, we also got Muse. Still, you can't have everything, eh?

Chris Marker (1921-2012) R.I.P.