Posts from 11th September 2000

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Sep 00

Drawer B reviews The Clientele

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Drawer B reviews The Clientele: back to more conventionally music-related linking, this is yet another example of a music writer floundering around trying to write about the Clientele. He doesn’t say anything particularly bad, but nothing particularly insightful either. That said, in general Drawer B has been on cracking form lately – one of the more readable and independently-minded review sites operating right now, and it’s definitely recommended.

While I think it’s a very good idea

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While I think it’s a very good idea for Tom@plasticbag to construct a fictional love life for himself, it might help if it wasn’t so blatantly centered around some sick Momus fantasy.

I’ll poke my head above the parapet then

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I’ll poke my head above the parapet then – in a response to Tom’s suggestion below that this team can get bigger I have finally decided to join in this alternative to pub rambling. If you don’t know me I am a regular drinking partner of Mr NYPLM, know Tanya very well and also occasionally knock together a website called Pumpkin State which is all about films and pubs. And badly designed.

Anyway, to arms. This is to confirm my pop credentials as it were, or to get ridiculed senselessly. Its just that I find Janet Jackson’s “It Doesn’t Matter” to be the most beguiling piece of music around at the moment. From an office bound silence point of view its suddenly dawned what works so well about it. I cannot remember any of the words (I had to double check the chart on dotmusic.com because I was not sure about the name of the track – which the sharp eyed amongst you will notice I got wrong). So Janet’s “Doesn’t Really Matter” works for me due to a garbled set of lyrics, a sickly simplistic tune and percussion which sounds like a pair of well oiled scissors at work. Not exactly deep reasons, but makes me wonder how many other tracks I’ve liked in my time because I find their lyrics incomprehensible. Or to be more precise, how many songs I have decided to dislike because I have understood and rejected a dull, banal or offensive lyric.

Dotmusic also told me that the new Spice Girls single is out there, somewhere. Probably at their website. I’ll leave Tom to comment maybe… All I’ll say is mid-tempo and leave it at that.

Tangents

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Tangents wastes ten minutes gloriously with the Everett True Diaries. When I was little I rather wanted to be a music journalist: here’s yet more compelling evidence that not trying was quite a good move. Interesting reading for a certain type of pop fan nonetheless (that type including me).

IHM LYRIC WATCH 7

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IHM LYRIC WATCH 7

“I’m back like Erin Brockovitch / You know that means apocalypse” – Method Man, Roni Size, “Ghetto Celebrity”

Hardly needs comment, really, but i) doesn’t rhyme at all even if you say it very very fast. ii) idiotic. When St. John the Divine gibbered in his cave on Patmos, coming up on a three-day mushroom high and scratching predictions of the Apocalypse on the walls with his nails, he envisaged many great and terrible beasts, lambs, multi-headed lions, comets, etc. He made no mention of Julia Roberts in a push-up bra, and nor, Method Man, should you.

Magic Bullets

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Magic Bullets: I’ve long since given up trying to get intelligent letters, so I’m running the rude ones instead.

Actually, no, one more entry

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Actually, no, one more entry – if you read NYLPM and like it, and are interested in contributing to it, then we are always interested in having you on board. There’d be no expectation of you posting anything very often, but we are a team blog, and we love those new members.

Metascene Presents: The 2000 Metascene MTV VMA Awards

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Metascene Presents: The 2000 Metascene MTV VMA Awards: I am very busy today. Busy busy busy. Who would have thought the German tyre market could be so exciting? Not me, that’s for sure. So nothing blogwise from me until the evening: meanwhile have a read of this excellent piece on the MTV awards, amusing even if you didnt (and in my case couldn’t) watch the MTV awards. Parent blog metascene is likewise excellent, and I got the link from fulmerford which is in itself a pretty good weblog.