Our birthday party is there - Thursday 28th Feb. Come!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This Saturday, Isa GT and I were the bread in a biiiiiiig super-size German sandwich. The filling? Boys Noize with added D.I.M. The restaurant? Bugged Out! at Hearn Street Car Park.
1000 people shaking their butts to celebrate the soon-to-be-released (and totally amazing) Boys Noize Suck My Deck mix album, out soon on New State Records. Oh it's tasty.
If you weren't there, here are some pics I stole from Johnno Bugged Out (you weren't there? SHAME.)
It's a party!
Alex Boys Noize with lil' sailor Lolo
Isa doin' it like she knows how
Smugged out: Charlotte, Boys Noize & I
...thanks for having us Bugged Out! best. night. ever.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Come join us for a night of B-Movie madness as part of the Birds Eye View Film Festival on March 8th! We are hosting this special music night with The Laundrettas and have a hot hot line-up. The theme is Beyond the Valley of the Dolls so come dressed in your best 60's glamorama! If you haven't seen the film, here's some inspiration.
Check us out in the February issue of Nylon Magazine. It says something about is being one of the 'coolest' things in London right now. We don't mean to toot our own horn....but...TOOT TOOT!
We are missing some key people in the photos though - the fabulous Karley, Maria, and Marisa who were unable to be there for the shoot. They would have sent the sexxx factor way off the meter, believe.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
by Carmelita Morales
My man was just telling me how he is going to play a gig in Istanbul.
That got me thinking of that old song by They Might be Giants "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"
That got me thinking about where I first heard They Might be Giants, on Dr. Demento's radio show.
That got me thinking about how RAD Dr. Demento was when I was growing up.
That got me thinking how long ago I use to listen to him and how old I'm getting.
That got me thinking how much I wish my brain would just shut the eff up.
Anyway, the one good thing that did come out of all those thoughts was remembering Dr. Demento. He was this wacky weirdo of a radio dj who had a syndicated show called Dr. Demento. I guess I shouldn't talk about him in the past tense because apparently he is still around and still has a radio show, though it is much less popular than it once was.
His show was always something to look forward to. I mean, I was about 13 when I first discovered him and the stuff he played was wayyyy out there as far as I was concerned. He specialized in comedic, weirdo music and is best known for 'breaking' Weird Al Yankovich even appearing in a few of his videos. Dr Demento also played a big role in the success of the 1979 Christmas song "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and the best monster song ever, Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash".
He released lots of Dr. Demento compilations, his radio show was syndicated all over America, and he even had a video show for a few years which is where I first saw the awesome videos below.
The first one is a hilarious, kind of stomach-turning film from the 80's which has been edited into video format. It's called 'Fish Heads' and is about a lonely man who has a fish head for a best friend.
This is the first video from a solo Fred Shneider effort which features his bandmates in the B-52's. It's about the 'monster in his pants that does a funny dance' complete with cute animated dancing penis.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
by Carmelita Morales
Girlcore LOVES Saam Farahmand.
Girlcore LOVES Nova Dando (well thats a bit like saying we love ourselves because Nova is Girlcore too). This is why we all got our panties in a wad over this beautiful new video, directed by Saam and styled by Nova. I'm not sure if we all love Hercules and Love Affair, do you?
The ending with all the foggy dust reminds me of The Blue Lagoon in Rejkavik. Mmmmmmm, I'd give anything to be in there RIGHT NOW.