Year: 2004

  • Albums Of The Year 2004

    These are the best albums of 2004. I’ve tried to put them in some kind of order but really, I love them all. Thank you to all the artists below for making 2004 one of the greatest years for new music that I can remember. I salute you! (By the way, the links aren’t affiliate…

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  • Indian Ocean Tsunamis

    There’s nothing I can say about this horrible disaster, apart from to provide the following link: Asia Earthquake and Floods Appeal The Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal in response to the widespread flooding, caused by Sunday’s massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra. More than 69,000 people are known to have died, thousands…

  • What??

    Huh? 3145 visits in less than a month, and that’s not including robots or search spiders? I used to get a lot of visits because of the nightclubbing pics I posted. But since I haven’t been posting those recently, I can only assume a lot of people are amused by the rambings of a morbidly…

  • Bless Playlist 27/12/2004

    Waterloo. Insert Abba joke here… Tonight’s top new song was ‘All That You Know’ by Waterloo. Although remiss in correctly titling their website, they more than make up for this heinous error with their finely-honed indie guitar pop. Very, very catchy! The best old song was Supertramp’s ‘Logical Song,’ which sounded particularly sweet right after…

  • Frosty Boxing Day Dawn

    I got to bed very early on Christmas Day so I actually managed to get up and out by dawn this morning to get some snaps. Being a knob, I forgot to wrap up properly and thus froze my arse off since it was -4. My fingers are still throbbing and feel a bit weird.…

  • It’s Wonderful Live!

    Stagfoot Promotions is the brainchild of Daz and Loz. Their first ever event was this amazing couple of nights at the Bless, on the 22nd and 23rd December. Eight great bands, going from the evil metallll of Dead By Dawn to the Boystown Discotronics of [Heart] Yeah!! The highlight for me was an amazingly ramshackle…

  • Merry Fucking Christmas From Me!

    There’s a little pressie from me especially to yoooooou if you can be arsed to click the link to the White Town site above.

  • Bless Playlist 20/12/2004

    Mr. Riddim Killa himself Woaah! You can definitely tell it’s Crimbo! The Bless was absolutely packed and consequently I didn’t get to play as much new music as usual. I find it strange when people get aggrieved that I don’t play The Killers / Libertines / Bloc Party / insert chart schmindie band. After all,…

  • Another Internet Wonder

    So, here’s how the story goes… A while ago, I’m downloading music off the net (I’m not going to say where from just in case any nasty RIAA types are reading this). And I see an EP from a band I’ve never heard of called The Jeunes. So I download it, give it a listen…

  • Elgoog

    There was an article about elgooG in the New Scientist. But I found it cos I was searching for info about Lou Barlow’s new album, which is called Emoh. Or should that be emoH? It’s a mine of great info, like the following: tuobA » kniorG ygnazB … na dah ,nwoT etihW ,dnab ym nehw…

  • UK Investigated For War Crimes

    Claims that the UK has committed war crimes against Iraqi civilians are being examined by the International Criminal Court after complaints by a panel of legal experts. In a letter seen by The Independent on Sunday, the chief prosecutor of the ICC in The Hague has described the war crimes allegations as “one of the…

  • How The Antiwar Movement Is Winning

    Senior army commanders have expressed fears that the increasingly vocal anti-Iraq war movement is discouraging thousands of young men from considering a career in the armed forces. They blame high-profile campaigns against the war, often led by bereaved parents and supported by celebrities and political figures, for worsening recruitment problems, particularly into the infantry. According…

  • The First Web Forum Murder?

    Click here for full story WARNING – don’t follow the above link if you’re at all squeamish. It’s horrible stuff.

  • Water Drops

    Last night I tried some water drop shots. Although they’re nowhere near as good as these ones, I’m quite pleased as it’s the first time I’ve tried these kind of tiny exposure times. Click here for the pics!

  • Bless Playlist 13/12/2004

    Tonight there isn’t one best new track, there are three. All courtesy of the Street Lourd Party compilation album. It’s a brilliant French hip hop comp and it’s living proof there’s a mighty amount of talent over there. The flow on some of the tracks is simply beautiful and even though I can’t follow more…

  • Plus Ça Change . . .

    I spend Mondays wading through new tracks to play when I’m DJing that night. Skipping through some old stuff, I started listening to Ultravox’s ‘Ha!Ha!Ha!’ and I’m amazed at how contemporary it sounds again. There are so many current indie bands who are basically ripping-off ‘Frozen Ones’ or ‘Fear In The Western World.’ Still, I…

  • Paramedics Doubt Kelly’s Suicide

    Two paramedics who attended the scene where weapons expert David Kelly was found dead have expressed surprise at the official inquiry’s conclusion. The Hutton Inquiry found he died as a result of a slit wrist in July 2003. But the medics said the small amount of blood they saw around the body was inconsistent with…

  • Butler: Blair Guilty Of ‘Bad Government’

    Tony Blair’s autocratic style of government was savaged yesterday by Lord Butler, the former cabinet secretary. Lord Butler, who led the inquiry into intelligence failures on the Iraq war that largely exonerated the Prime Minister, said the Blair Government was guilty of “too much emphasis on selling” its own policies, “too much central control” and…

  • Bless Crimbo Party

    I can’t remember the last work-related party I went to. I think it was in 1983. I only went to this one cos all the women who work at the Bless are absolutely gorgeous. And Tim would look quite good stripped and greased-up too. Click here for the pics! Just after the above pics, all…