Posts from 15th May 2007

May 07

Tanya’s Army Of Awfulness: LIEUTENANT PIGEON

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pigeon.jpgHa ha, finally I get the jump on my arch-nemesis Tom Ewing and his music loving ways. Over on his tedious attempt to commit suicide / listen to every UK number one ever he is stuck in the hinterland on 1972. Possibly with the odd sequin between his teeth and losing the ability to spell (due wholly to Noddy “short for Nodward” Holder). Well I am ahead of him now, as Lieutenant Pigeon’s biggest hit (and to be fair only hit of note, though the notes issue is one I shall shortly get to) was also from 1972, which he hasn’t reached yet. So let me put on my finest false beard and predict what Mr Ewing will fawn over this song.

“I have never been convinced by the excuse that a track is merely a novelty single.


It’s Pop Correctness Gone Mad

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Public servant wastes time arsing about shocker – worth a look for the entertaining hypocrisy of the “George Cross Island”!

the urgent food science that DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME

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or a VARIETY OF ITEMS that have been compared to the BODYFLUIDS of a VARIETY OF SPECIES

a. BUDWEISER (human)
d. “your majesty is like a stream of bat’s p!ss” (old graeme g4rden radio joke)*
e. ect ect that’s enuff stop now ect

it’s not a nice job but SOME FOOD SCIENTIST HAS TO DO IT or the phrase will fall into disrepute

*(ie “you shine like gold when all around is dark your majesty”)

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WikiHow the internet How-To manual
Including how to: mosh in a mosh pit, appreciate death metal, find a lost cat, look emo, be indie and many more

We’re through the looking glass people…

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I.T.s the same. But different.
Proof that parallel universes exist. And you know what, the set-up will probably suit the production techniques of a US sitcom.

(From Dark Horizons – who also report that Zoe Slater from ‘Stenders IS The Bionic Woman.)

Writing In Their Footsteps

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My Pitchfork column this month is a short exploration of what good music criticism can still do in an instant-access era. It came out of a bunch of conversations and ILM and Poptimists posts and is more of a series of notes and examples than a fully-formed argument.

Intriguingly enough, though, in the week between my writing it and its publication, Matt Perpetua of Fluxblog tipped me off to a current trend in music blogging which goes against the novelty-driven MP3 blog model. It seems that his own pet project – writing about every REM song – has inspired a bunch of imitators, and there are now half a dozen and more bloggers pledging to work their way through the discographies of various acts: Talking Heads, Pearl Jam, John Cale, the Mountain Goats, and many others.