Monthly Archives: May 2010

Was that some kind of magic?

Not doing too well at keeping this blog updated… I’ll try and change that once the band website’s up and running, but things will probably stay a bit sparse round here for a while.

Anyway, I just got Phonogram: The Singles Club. And as good as Rue Britannia is, I think The Singles Club tops it. It’s the ensemble cast, and the way each one represents a particular aspect of the ways that music tangles with our lives, and how we use it, and construct our identities around it. As an explanation of why music is so important, it’s peerless.

And Kid-With-Knife’s story is utterly, gloriously perfect; “hell… everybody does that“.

Relatedly, I am as usual years behind with my reading listening list, and (via Phonogram) just discovered Robyn:

Honestly, why do so many record labels disable embedding? It’s completely counter-intuitive, and actively works against their own interests.


Via wosblog, the most appropriate response to recent events:

EP Update

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything on our actual band-related workings, so I thought I’d post some of the initial artwork. Bear in mind the whole package will look something like my Giant Bears album.

Here’s the beginning of one of the inside pages (I distorted the text so you’ve got something to look forward to):
And here’s my first take on the front cover:
Craig seems to think it looks too much like this, which I really don’t see myself, but it may mean this isn’t the final lettering.

In other news, I did another Ludum Dare last weekend. You can see my entry here.