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by Clyfford Still

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Thom
24 February 2009

This week's office chart

Tried to do a Spotify arab collection.....but no Laila Mourad, or Um Khalthum, or much Abdel Halim Hefez on spotify yet......so it's bolstered with some random classical stuff - but then, it's all orchestras sitting down, right?

Talking of which - found out this week about the old Baghdad music school for blind children - hence the shaded musicians in arab orchestras, the prevalence of which I could never understand. I (offensively?) assumed it was just 60's iraqi hipsters being 60's iraqi hipsters...though they were that too, of course....




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Jonny
22 February 2009

business trip

15 Step (Feat. USC Marching Band) from the Grammys

a big thank you to both Dr David Campbell for arranging and the USC Marching Band for working so hard with us to get this right..

we had such a laugh.
Thom
12 February 2009

"I've been blown about for years"

Saw Magazine play last night in Oxford. It was remarkable....nearly 30 years since they last played, and they were everything you could hope for. It was strangely free of nostalgia - just great songs, well played.

The one mention of their past - a tribute to the memory of the remarkable musician John McGeoch - was very affecting, but also part of this sense they had of 'we know this music's great, you know it's great, and it goes like this' - nothing smug, or especially triumphant - it was just obvious to everyone there. They opened with "The light pours out of me" and didn't falter once.

About time they got recognized for their song writing (which informs so much of what radiohead do - no guitarist inspired me more that John McGeoch), and live performances (which we were too young to have seen). Go and see them this time around if you can get a ticket (or can shamelessly blag one like I did....)





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Jonny
11 February 2009

hi beck hows it going? hope you're well.

click here for cool puppet video
 
31 January 2009

a horned reptile that is crawled upon the earth

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29 January 2009

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