Friday, 25 April 2008

Elbow - One Day Like This

I have an awful lot of drafts on Pop Cultureddd.

And a burning desire to write a lengthy and thought-provoking piece on Jean-Francois Lyotard and manage to make it relevant to the pursuit of a beautifully blended writing style. But time is of the essence.

Honesty is the key, sometimes. I can't feel the world at the moment. My medication has been upped somewhat and now the world, myself and my emotions are all very far away from one another.

But this just brought them crashing all together in a thunderous chorus of tears and vocal delights.

Elbow - One Day Like This

The video is beautifully compelling.

My chest is tight.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Mystery Jets

I had a 'hot date' to go and see these last night. The Mystery Jets were pretty much great. But my date was far more exciting.

Enjoy this lovely song. Find someone to hold hands with to it.

Mystery Jets (feat. the very beautiful Laura Marling) - Young Love

Monday, 14 April 2008

Oxford Collapse

So, on the advice of my blog and sociological soul mate I got myself along to see Frightened Rabbit at York's City Screen Basement Bar last Friday. When your mind is a little all over the place sometimes, to your great surprise, you find that a drink and the experience of some truly exceptional sound in a tremendous tiny venue can just be the thing to remind you who you are and why you manage to get yourself out of bed on a morning. I realised I'm a music-lover. And realised it hard.

It was pretty much something that took me by surprise, Oxford Collapse, that is. I mean, you are stood probably a foot away and there is not a single great expectation in the air, that is all reserved for the main action of the night. So to be treated to what was a pretty astounding set, so astounding in fact that it was mentioned to me by my friend that maybe they stood Frightened Rabbit up slightly, well, its a rare and wonderful thing.

Something unexpected to sweep you off your feet.

They were fun, fast and fucking sexy.

I'm the proud owner of an Oxford Collapse t-shirt now.

Oxford Collapse - Please Visit Our National Parks [via YouSendIt for 7 days]

Friday, 11 April 2008

Yet more apologies..

For the lack of due care and attention to my little, lovely, music-filled corner of the World Wide Web.

Things have been pretty weird, and the even weirder thing? I'm feeling pretty great. Massively spurred on by waking up quite often with a fantastic, camp electro-pop song stuck in my head. This song is like pouring velvet into your ears. And it seems to be completely unavoidable at the moment. I'm trying not to let that ruin it for me with the inevitable over-played-song-phenomena.

I just caught a glimpse of the making of the video malark. Sam Sparro seems like an incredibly nice guy.

Sam Sparro - Black And Gold