Sunday, December 31, 2006

365 days in one 'lil post....

Lists lists lists.....

Top Ten Albums of 2006

1. Cat Power - The Greatest
2. Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting Go
3. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
5. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
6. Fujiya Miyagi - Transparent Things
7. CSS - CSS
8. The Roots - Game Theory
9. Hot Chip - The Warning
10. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

Top 5 Gigs of 2006
1. Seu Jorge @ Koko
2. Radiohead @ Hammersmith Apollo
3. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins @ Shepherds Bush
4. CSS @ 93 Feet East
5. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals @ Shepherds Bush

Top 10 'record bag staples' of 2006

1. The Futureheads - Worry About It Later (Switch remix)
2. Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve remix)
3. Plan B & Epic Man - More Is Enough
4. TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
5. Simain Mobile Disco - Hustler
6. Hot Chip - Over And Over
7. Peaches - Downtown (Simian Mobile Disco mix)
8. CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above
9. Cassius - Jack Rock
10. Tie: Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out/Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart (always, always, always!)

See y'all in '07. Have a great NYE!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alan Yentob blogs? More than me?

ZZZZZZZZZZZZ....what? December already? As you may be aware, Major Leaguer has been pretty quiet lately due to:

* my broken puter
* crazy busy work schedules
* X-mas and all it entails
* playing records on a semi-regular basis
* getting tipsy on a regular basis
* immmersing myself in all cricket related matters (Ashes to Ashes...)

So apologies to you, the few regular readers who have been seeing the same damn posts for the last 3 months. 2007? I swear kids, I'll shape up (or ship out). Maybe.

To make up for this slack bloggery (is that even a word?), I'll post the usual best of the year lists in the next week or so, and any other general pieces of niceness that have caught my eye in recent times. Like getting kissed by Petula Clark on my birthday!

* So, like, my favourite hussies at Mindie have made some noise about yours truly on their brand spanking new website (which was launched in style at 93 Feet East a few weekends ago. I may have been spotted playing records, or drinking their stash of Rolling Rock dry. Or both). It's totally awesome, bitchin', and gnarly. Check out the slanderous lies here! Oh, and the rest of the site is mighty schmick too. 'Brap brap', as those Mindie kids say.

* The very fine clubbing institution known as Trash is coming to an end. Say it ain't so Erol!

* World Domination? Yeah. Y Not? Yes, it's bad grammar, but it's also a new night kickstarted by the lovely Nicole Popscene and some guy called Euan. The first Y Not World Domination? will take place at The Oakford Social Club in Reading (sister boozer to the ace Lock Tavern) on December 30th. Or, New Years Eve Eve! More info when it comes to hand.