Saturday, February 04, 2006

Steady as she goes / Oh Jenny

*PLUG*
Yes, it's the first Saturday of the month, and you know what that means.

THROUGH BEING COOL @ The Orwell

Join the lovely sioux-elin, and the sometimes-lovely-if-induced-with-trinkets Euan for a night of soul, indie, rawk, perfect pop and much much more.

Saturday 4th Feb (tonight!)
@ The Orwell
382 Essex Rd, London N1.
9pm - 2am.
FREE!

*PLUG ENDETH*

Ahem. Howdy. So, who managed to snare a copy of The Racontuers debut 7 inch single this week? Gonna keep mine minty fresh for years before hawking it on E-Bay to sustain my crack habit (nah, it'll be a sherbet habit. Wizz Fizz....mmmmm).If you haven't heard either of the two tracks, Store Bought Bones and Steady As She Goes, then head over to Zombies Ate My Blog for a tasty treat.

* Another series of The Simpsons on DVD, another well spent 30 quid. Check the commentaries on Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming and Mother Simpson (especially the former, with explanations as to the many Dr Strangelove and Failsafe references contained within)

* Giant Rabbit!

*PLUG II*
If the thought of Valentine's Day and the Hallmark hell surrounding it aren't you're cup of tea, then come down to Juno on Febuary 14th for Cupid Gone. Join Electric Palimino and myself as we celebrate the death of love in the 21st century. Um...by playing records. Loudly.

Cupid Gone @ Juno
134-135 Shoreditch High Street.
7pm till late.
FREE!

*PLUG II FIN*

Album of the week
Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat


Well, indie rock's queen has taken some time off from breaking boys hearts around the globe with Rilo Kiley. Yes, she's breaking boys hearts around the globe with The Watsons Twins instead. Lewis mines memories of her early days as a child actor (as well as more songs about love, plus a Travelling Wilburys cover to boot) to come up with an album that refuses to budge from the Major Leaguer stereo. A delight from start to finish.

6 comments:

Sister Leaguer said...

Jenny Lewis. Nope. Don't like her. Don't like her samey-samey psuedo-indie music, don't like her ubiquity (showing up on the Postal Service record and on the soundtrack of every bloody TV show I like), don't like her mannered delivery and mannered dress sense. Don't like the fact that she used to date Jake Gyllenhaal (that maybe 99% of the reason actually...)and that guy from Newsradio. She just seems like one of those women boys inexplicably love but women can't stand. Ergh!

Sister Leaguer said...

And yes, I know I sound like a jealous biatch. Don't care! :p

Euan said...

My...anyone would think you were jealous... ;)

Bradley said...

I love Jenny Lewis, and I'm not ashamed to say it. My copy of her album came with a handwritten note. I've emailed dozens of times with the Watson Twins.

I know, that's as close as it's gonna come, but hey. We can't pick these battles.

Sister Leaguer said...

I said I don't care!

bradley said...

In America, we call that " hatin' "