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28
Feb 05

Go and buy the next Kylie single

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Go and buy the next Kylie single

My favourite pop song this year is called “Made Of Glass”, and it’s by Kylie Minogue. I hoped slightly that it would end up being by someone else – it was being touted around Rachel Stevens among others – because icon or not I’m no fan of Kylie’s voice. But Minogue it is. Luckily it’s not a tune that requires a good deal of range but even so Kylie still sounds a bit like a chipmunk on it.

So hold on, why is it my favourite, then? Because there’s something utterly enticing about it, and (even rarer, this) a sense of mystery too. Kylie breathes it like she’s telling us soemthing that she felt in a dream. The song – it’s short, under three minutes – turns on a whispered half-rap, “bohemian boys and Brazilian girls….”, flashing past like an overheard secret. If? When? Why? What?

The music too has that slightly cryptic quality you get with the best motorik, like you could listen to it all day and still not…quite… – not surprising as it sounds like a New Order track (it’s mostly the lovely bassline) and New Order have always been good at teasing and intriguing. Three New Order singles are on their way to the shops right now, and the one with “New Order” on the disc is easily the worst. “Made Of Glass” is New Order if they, well, if they were called Xenomania and wrote songs for Kylie. Sorry, not all comparisons are helpful. I love this record.

25
Feb 05

So what have we learned…?

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So what have we learned…?

1. Everybody likes Here Comes The Hotstepper.
2. Camera phones in dark bars are rub.
3. Wireless laptops are double rub, especially when you foolishly leave yourself logged in and tell everyone to get posting.
4. Where’s Me Jumper is improved with audience participation.
5. Pete and microphones do mix, all too often.

A full retrospective of Club FT: The Chapel Years to follow.

Edwyn Collins seriously ill

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Edwyn Collins seriously ill: upsetting news – hope it’s not as bad as it sounds.

24
Feb 05

Can you guess what the last song was?

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Can you guess what the last song was?

oh no posting derailed by ROMEO!!! MUST DANCE…

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oh no posting derailed by ROMEO!!!

MUST DANCE…

GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY WOMAN MUTHAFUCKA

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THERE WAS NO-ONE BEHIND THE BLOODY BAR!

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THERE WAS NO-ONE BEHIND THE BLOODY BAR!

Steve has just cleared the dancefloor with the Merengue Mix of Get Low. Will Sean Paul woo them back? STAY TUNED

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Steve has just cleared the dancefloor with the Merengue Mix of Get Low.

Will Sean Paul woo them back? STAY TUNED

This is Matt DC, about 4 minutes ago:

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This is NYLPM rteporting live from the last ever Club FT

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This is NYLPM rteporting live from the last ever Club FT