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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

VP update 26sep05

The following have been added to www.vanityproject.co.uk

Album Reviews:
*Alexander Tucker - Old Fog (All Tomorrows Parties).
*An Emergency – We Are The Octagonists (Captains Of Industry).
*Bardo Pond - Selections: Volumes I-IV (All Tomorrow’s Parties).
*For Against – December (Words On Music).
*George – A Week Of Kindness (Pickled Egg).
*Itamar Ziegler – Itamar Ziegler.
*Itamar Ziegler – The Birds, The Sky, The Trees…All That Shit.
*Mi And L’au – Mi And L’au (Young God).
*Mon Electric Bijou – Bullets In The Penguin (Roast).
*Need New Body – Where’s Black Ben? (Pickled Egg).
*Oceansize – Everyone Into Position (Beggar’s Banquet).
*The Rogers Sisters – Three Fingers (Too Pure).
*Scout Niblett - Kidnapped by Neptune (Too Pure).
*The Telescopes - #4 (antenna).
*Various – Class aA; Beyond Entertainment (Akoustik Anarkhy).
*Wonderful Allstars – Try/Purpose (Positive Impact).

Single Reviews:
*Casual Saints – Bones In The Sun (Fat Northerner).
*Ciccone – My Summer Never Comes (Human).
*Communication Error – Demo.
*Deerhoof – Green Cosmos EP (All Tomorrows Parties).
*Dr. Dog – The World May Never Know (Rough Trade).
*Gay For Johnny Depp – Blood: The Natural Lubricant (An Apocalyptic Adventure Beyond Sodom and Gomorrah) (Captains Of Industry).
*Ironweed - Down to my Grave (Fat Northerner).
*Kallinger Co – Punkslutz EP (Criminal).
*King Biscuit Time – C I Am 15 (No Style).
*Magnetphone - …And May Your Last Words Be A Chance To Make Things Better (4AD).
*Mono Taxi – Kind Of Better (Play It Again).
*Peace Burial At Sea – They Kill Us For Their Sport (Captains Of Industry).
*Ralfe Band – 1500 Years (Skint).
*Sam & Me – Sonic Boomerang (Akoustik Anarkhy).
*Stereolab – Seven Inch One, Two & Three (Too Pure).
*This Et Al – You’ve Driven For Miles (Double Dragon).

Live Reviews:
*Laura Cantrell. Liverpool Carling Academy 2. 22sep05.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Springer span y'all

Looks like Jerry Springer - The Opera is finally getting to go on tour round the length and breadth of this land.

Having seen the televised version, I can't say that I thought it was a brilliant piece of theatre. That said, I shall be going to a night of the Liverpool run to, if nothing else, bite my thumb at Stephen Green and his Christian Voice lunatics.

An excellent piece of comment in the Independent yesterday on this by Phillip Hensher, which can be read online for the cost of a quid if you are not a Independent Portfolio subscribers.

Friday, September 09, 2005

VP update 09sep05

Due to the Edinburgh excursion, this has been a long time coming... enjoy over at www.vanityproject.co.uk

Label Focus

Album Reviews
*Alex Ward – Hapless Days (Copepod).
*Arsey Rob – Arsey Rob Stole My Girlfriend (Beerglass).
*David Jack – Iron Out San Francisco (KFM Records).
*Electronicat – Voodoo Man (Disko B).
*Isolee – We Are Monster (Playhouse).
*The Jena Campaign – The Jena Campaign (Hearts & Stars).
*Markus Kienzl – Product (Klein Records).
*Midwest – Whatever You Bring We Sing (Homesleep).
*Moonshot – Fear Today, Gone Tomorrow.
*Nasty P – When the Smoke Clears (KFM Records).
*The Psychotic Reaction – Rumble (Seasalter Sounds).
*Ricky – High Speed Silence (Beat Crazy).
*Various Artists – The Black Rabbit Whorehouse Vol. 1 (OSCarr).
*Ween – Shinola Vol. 1 (Schnitzel).

Single Reviews
*Cadillac – Locomotive (Kong Tiki).
*Milburn – Showroom (Free Construction).
*The Sonic Art – Do You Ever Feel (RJ).
*Whiskycats – Amsterdam.

Live Reviews
*As Is – A Capella. Edinburgh Theosophical Society. 25aug05.
*Barb Jungr. Edinburgh Pleasance Dome. 29aug05.
*Devendra Banhart. Edinburgh Liquid Rooms. 01aug05.
*Luminescent Orchestrii. Edinburgh Spiegel Gardens. 11aug05.
*Sing Zimbabwe. Edinburgh St Georges West. 27aug05.
*The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Edinburgh Pleasance Courtyard. 25aug05.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Real-ale and skittles

Great lead lines from north-western news articles...

"A SCHOOLGIRL arm-wrestler's dream of world success is being hampered by a cash crisis."

School girl arm wrestler.

Surely 16 year old ladies are scary enough as it is?