Posts from 13th September 2001

Sep 01

BJÖRK – “Hidden Place”

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Everyone has a private area, be it physical or metaphorical, that they use a private retreat. I am amazed and astounded that Björk has shared the soundtrack for hers with the world and it sounds so much like the soundtrack for mine.

Yahoo! Groups : LondonIndieNYC

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Yahoo! Groups : LondonIndieNYC: a group of London indie people are sorting out a benefit gig for the USA terror attacks – details of venue, time, price and where proceeds will go to TBC but it’s happening on October 12th. Join this yahoogroup to be kept informed and please, if you can make it, do. More details and hype to come.

Buy British

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Buy British – American hip hop “losing its lustre”. Big and Pac still dead. Hip hop to be toned down by someone (remember “The Message”? “Stop The Violence”?). Blade still quite good. Roots Manuva still writes some shit lyrics (“To my boys that hassle banks like Jimmy Floyd…”). Record companies “don’t know how to deal with hip hop”. Record buyers will still, when given the choice, buy the record that sounds better rather than the one made in their own country. Guardian music coverage still shit.


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Arvo Pärt’s “Cantus”

How handy it all is, manufactured melancholy. Most useful, especially when the intentions are heartfelt, it’s easier to market. Of course, that need not be the intention of the creator of said melancholy, but somebody’s got to find the hook, which is why I heard about Arvo Pärt in the first place.