Posts from 4th January 2011

Jan 11

Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010: 43-34

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Right, the little matter of the lost ballots has been resolved and we can march on.

43. SLEIGH BELLS – “Tell Em”: This is from my favourite album of the year but the songs from it definitely work best for me as part of their own little world. But this is at the very least a good introduction to what the band do.

42. TENSNAKE – “Coma Cat”: A club anthem of 2010, it sez here. Big euphoric vocal-sample house of the sort that seems to have always been around. The link is to the radio edit, the longer one is on Spotify I believe.


Is My BII Certificate Worthless Now?

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So the Government say that they will abolish our time honoured bizarre rules on drinks measures to tackle BINGE DRINK BRITAIN. It will make it easier to serve people in the smaller glasses THEY DEMAND despite there being little call for such a measure (see what I did there). Everyone knows that the time honoured tradition of serving in measures of a pint, half pint or third of a pint was designed by GOD himself to make the mead floweth more readily. Do we really want to live in the confusing Australian world of pots and sevens?


10 Things To Know If You Run A Burlesque Club

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Things to know when running a low rent club / youth club / burlesque joint:

1) I doesn’t matter how shitty your club is, for some reason it has been sited on an important piece of real estate that some evil developer wants to buy (even if he keeps coming to your club all the time to ogle the 12A nudie girls)
2) Those letters that the bank keep sending you. Read them. Don’t just leave them to your ex husband and co-owner of the club else he might start talking to that developer.
3) Staff cost money. Really. That is your number one overhead in running a burlesque club. (Well that and buying massive light up letters that spell Burlesque for one number). Those twelve dancers, five wait staff, three barmen and having Alan Cumming on the door even if he only gets three lines in the film cannot have been cheap. If you have decided that all the songs are going to be lip synced, even if it is only for plot purposes, you do not need to hire an eight piece band to play the music. You certainly don’t need to employ a man whose sole job it is to TURN THE CD WITH THE VOCAL TRACK ON.


Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010: 54-44

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NOW UPDATED WITH “LOST BALLOT” RESULTS! Second instalment of the readers poll – now we’re into the Top 50 proper I’ll be linking the tracks to their YouTube vids, and I’ve put what’s on Spotify into the playlist.

54. JUSTIN BIEBER ft LUDACRIS – “Baby”: This video is closing in on half a billion YouTube views, and with three million comments must be in with a shout as the most commented on thing on the Internet. Underneath the online ubiquity is a sweet little song, worth it if only to see Ludacris on his very best behaviour around the little ones.