Trash ONE – add ONE
yep, this week the rules have changed – I like changing rules!
We have a wobbly based FANGS playlist, if you would be so kind as to trash your least favourite, I’ll be mildly angry and after your blood. But you can make it up to me with an added bonus track.
I’d also like to know a movie or book that you’d recommend on the subject – AIP’s a closet Twilight fan, heehee (he’s been listening to the soundtrack – not reading the books or watching the movie – he’s not imploded with pressure that much) – keep it Vampires – I’ll do a wolf playlist next time I get a go.
“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been a lifetime since my last confession. In fact, this is my first as I’m not even Catholic, but sometimes guilt is too heavy to bear. These are my sins… well, just the one, actually. I was in HMV and I picked up a Top Gear compilation. It even had Kaiser Chiefs and The Fratellis on the cover and yet I still looked at the full track listing. Though, in mitigation, I was not tempted to buy.’
I got away with three Hail Marys. But, oh Lord, there are so many Marys to hail…
One of the reasons I’ve not been frequenting the ‘Spill so much of late is the losing battle I’ve been fighting against Little’Un for access to our one-and-only music player. What does she like to listen to? Here’s her top ten! (OK, so it’s her top eleven). Which one of these would send you screaming for the OFF button and which on could she put on repeat?
I was going to take you all out for a drink, but DsD elbowed his way to the bar first…
In honour of Wrestlemania, we’ve gathered up 11 musical characters so wild, so over-the-top that they should be locked in a steel cage or hit with a folding chair. It’s a no holds barred battleroyal of musical flamboyance and you get to decide who gets crowned heavyweight champion and who gets thrown over the top rope. This being wrestling, it’s only natural that someone else may try to invade the ring. So don’t worry: the referee will either be knocked out cold or have his back turned.
First of all, my apologies to all of you – and particularly amylee - for being a pain in the proverbial about which week I would finally get to host. Let me make it up to you: the [virtual] drinks are on me! House rules? Help yourself to as much as you like from the following dozen boozers. Pick one to add to your list of future presents when someone asks what to get you, and one to pour straight down the sink before it makes you sick.
The Asafareans (Ancient Mystical order of the Revered Dinosaur – Lahontan Branch) are once again holding their Memorial Day fundraiser concert at the Fillmore. An over zealous member has booked 11 bands with only 10 spots available. Won’t you, our parishioners, would be parishioners or even barely interested pagans please help us by picking one band to headline & one to go on next years list of hopefuls. Be gentle they’re all great folks & just want to help others get their freak in order. Remember – Dinos are fond of a large aural space to frolic in so if you have speakers with a large set of woofers it’ll make them smile. Play thingy on this side to listen to in a blissfully unaware state or play thingy with playlist for those impatient for knowledge on the other side. Click gently so you don’t disturb the dinos.
Sunset from the Wiener Riesenrad, New Years Eve 2012, (c)lgconnolly
So for a ‘Spill Challenge I thought it might be fun to combine my love of music with my love of European travel and produce a sort of musical travelogue around some of the capitals of Western Europe. But if you put yourself into the mindset of Judith Chalmers and were on this journey and could make your decision based only on these tracks, which one of these 11 cities would you not bother getting off the train for…. Continue reading →
Well, it’s not every day I post a selection of my drawers on the ‘Spill. Plenty more where these came from – annoyingly you can’t really fill to the back of the drawers because if you pull them out too far they fall on your foot.
You know the drill by now – 11 pieces of music, which one will you cast to the wind? This week they are all instrumental, which makes it slightly harder, I think. Stop trying to read the titles on those cassettes, and get cracking!
Again, sorry if I’m slow to respond to comments, young’un is poorly so I’m dipping into the ‘Spill when I can. Keeps me sane (?). Continue reading →
A trawl through the morning – a brief musical respite as the sun shines – and a slow descent towards the arms of Morpheus and beyond.
My last attempt at this was a personal miscellany. This is a thematic concept or “hastily assembled bunch of stuff about mornings or nights” to use the technical term.
You probably know most of the songs. It could have been any number of others. These just happened to be on my iTunes rather than vinyl or cassette tape. I’m actually quite surprised at how folkie it turned out in the end.
So anyway. You’re only allowed to shoot one of them. The others get to live another day. And night. And you have to kiss them.
nb – it has become de riguer to provide a commentary with your list of tracks. I break this new tradition with a careless laugh (too bloody lazy innit?).
Ok, so you’ve all been good sports and suffered through my Stones lists, rock lists, garage noise, rock / punk heavy A-list, axe wank list, etc. So i thought that as you were all probably dreading my week for the Spill Game, i’d put up something a bit different. Some of you may remember that i have a not-so-secret hankering for a pretty pop tune. So in honor of VD (i was supposed to be next week, but i switched off with DsD), i did a list of some pretty ear candy instead of the usual ear-splitting stuff. You know the drill – toss one or all, or keep as you see fit.
Will that do?
(Look, there are going to be guitars. There just are. It comes with the turf. But they’re gorgeous Byrds-y, Las-y, melodic, reverby, distorty, feedbacky, groovy, and even maybe some acoustic-y. Maybe a bit of saminess at the beginning of the list, but how can you complain when it’s this easy on the ears. Huh? I do promise that there’s nothing like Jimmy Page taking a dump on a Telecaster.)
So last time I went all crowd-pleasey (or as crowd-pleasey as I can manage) with tasteful eclecticism. And this time… well, this time I’ve probably swung too far in the opposite direction and won’t be pleasing anyone whatsoever. Yes, folks, I’ve gone pop. Mainstream, well-known, pure and simple every time. Forgive me my synths, I know exactly what I do. Sadly…
Track and artist names (and a few short attempts at justification) after the jump…
I never got round to doing a post on my albums of the year last year. I’m sure this was a profound disappointment to everyone, so here are 11 tracks from records I liked which I don’t think featured on the Festive ‘Spill (my own choices apart) or other people’s list.
You know the rules. Pick your favourite, pick your 11th favourite. And please feel free to mention any songs or albums from 2012 to which the Spill’s collective attention should be drawn.
Yeah, so this is a lazy playlist (click the playlist button bottom left for full set) or some of my favorite acts of axe heroism. Haven’t been in the mood to listen to much lately, stuff on my mind to sort. But Shane’s list last week (sorry love, i will get there, just haven’t had the brain space to give it the attention it deserves) reminded me that it’s probably time to get this series up and going again.
So free dates – claim as you wish. Repeat offenders welcome if you have new stuff to share.
That ought to get us started. Tech help available for any who need it.
Feel free to treat this as a challenge and post your own favorite selfless acts of axe heroism.
My end of year round up is now turned into the ‘spill game:
you know the score DUMP one (or all of them – see if I care)
It’s pop and it’s fun – don’t take it too seriously.
Remember, they are my most played – I’m not claiming they will change the world – I just liked them.
Band names in BOLD – for those who believe I make stuff up:
1 Stroke My Curls The Dodoz Forever I Can Purr 2012
2 Cuka (feat. Ikonoklasta) Batida Batida (feat. Mck, Circuito Feixado, Ikonoklasta, Beat Laden 2012
3 The Empty Man Whitey Lost Summer 2012
4 Genevieve Stealing Sheep Into The Diamond Sun 2012
5 Horn For The Whole Damn World Lazarus and the Plane Crash Horseplay
6 Passenger Emily Wells Mama 2012
7 Kevlar Sweethearts Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora’s Pinata 2012
8 Be Strong (Blakkat Remix) The 2 Bears Be Strong (Deluxe Edition) 2012
9 Rat-at-at The Skints Part & Parcel 2012
10 Clap Hooded Fang Tosta Mista 2012
11 Circus Sunday Driver The Mutiny 2012
The interpretation of this is up to the nominator.
Perhaps it’s characterised by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty/ messy, as in needing a wash.
Then again very dirty (as in rude) or obscene also counts.
Unique, interesting, vibrant songs are all I ask – some quirky thinking will be appreciated – I’m not offended by blatant, although I do cherish subtlety - PLEASE only songs that you love and a few words about why.
With the amount of rain that has soaked the soil around here and Christmas just being over – the only objection I have is anything by MUD.
Use the RR comment box to add links
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so the system doesn’t overload with too many youtube clips for those on slower computers.
links anywhere are fine for me – spotify, dropbox, youtube, etc.
I don’t watch many things on television – but when I do my imagination takes off and creates it’s own versions of what’s happening…
You have until this evening to tell me who I thought played each character in my The HouRR all are people who post on RR or the ‘spill.. be nice now… explain why if you can.
Vast amounts of Christmas ‘spill pints for the funniest.
Slight change in the technology due to my luddite mindset, same Spill Game – it’s just split into 2 sections. Eleven tracks, you have to decide which one you’d get rid of one…but only one.
It’s probably easiest to leave comments in the second section once you’ve listened to all of the tracks..if you listen to all of them…
No specific genre this week , although there might, possibly , be more than one punk track. There’s no specific theme either , unless you count “Songs I really like that I haven’t nominated repeatedly on RR”
There is a special bonus challenge though: which of these songs does Mrs wyngatecarpenter say sounds like the Mighty Boosh* doing an 80s song? – answer tomorrow.
*Mighty Boosh – surreal TV comedy duo who do send ups of different musical styles.
1. Yona and Orkesteri Liikuvat Pilvet – Shhh…
2. Kuusumun Profeetta – Sataa lumi maahan hiljaa ja varhain
3. Suo – Saunaloitsu
4. Värttinä – Sorja Poika
5. Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi – Laura Palmer
6. Ceebrolistics – Nämä aallot
7. Haikara – Kun menet tarpeeksi kauas tulevaisuuteen, huomaat olevasi menneisyydessä
8. Elokuu – Soutaa Huopaa
9. Paavoharju – Valo Tihkuu Kaiken Läpi
10. CMX – Ruoste
11. Tenhi – Kausienranta
You WILL like what DsD has posted, or we’ll send da boys round, capiche?
The last couple of weeks’ selections from Abahachi and AngryIrishPunk gave me a dilemma: do I continue with their policy of driving us down a narrow track, as a way of trying to make you all listen to a dozen (i) classic rock cuts; (ii) Americana adventures; or (iii) minimalist mood-pieces? My long-lists for this thread included enough options for me to do any of those things. Or was it time to give you all a bit of relief; play safe, pick a load of Spill faves, and see how they ended up being ranked? It might have been fun to watch you agonize on how to split one vote four-or-five ways each!
Michelle Nolan (now Michelle DaRosa) of Straylight Run and Destry. The line “Don’t bother trying…” in the title of this post is probably about her…
As per a discussion that took place here and on RR a few weeks ago, I decided to theme my playlist for the ‘Spill game around infidelity, just for the lolz. In terms of the tracks I’ve picked, I have a few general points to make:
I could have chosen eleven songs by Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run, so entangled and messy were those three bands’ love lives. But I figured that would be pointless in terms of the game…
I have a sneaking suspicion I know which song is most likely to be kept.
I feel obliged to follow Aba last week in saying that your problem is likely to be finding a song you’d want to listen to!