I was browsing around and found this today: StellaHelps.com. Stella & Helps are two artists with two distinctive styles and as they say on the website:
“We paint portraits”
Bought loads of stuff yesterday. New clothes, new music, new hair. New hair? Well, no, I didn’t buy new hair, I just got it cut shorter (very adventurous!). Anyway, got some new clothes, hence the new tiny-pic™ in the sidebar (can you just about see the new hoody?).
Couldn’t resist a second-hand CD shop on my way back from town. Bought 3 albums:
The guy in the shop told me: “There’s an odd one out here“. 😉 Anyway, it was really good to hear this again:[audio:sepultura-roots.mp3]
By the way: the audio player above is also new. Expect more audio gem samples in the future.
Like many of us, when I first heard of podcasting, I thought: “Great! Another source for interesting music!”. I explored the podcast directories I could find at the time but was quickly disappointed by the lack of quality music programmes. Until now, I only subscribed to 2 podcasts: BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time and Benjamin Walker’s Theory of Everything; both are talk radio shows although TOE contains some nice background music. Anyway, my point today is that I have finally found a really good music podcast: Rhythm Incursions. It comes from the excellent Resonnance fm radio station. Here’s how they describe the podcast:
“The Rhythm Incursions podcast is arguably the first ever music radio show to be podcast with the complete consent and involvement of the record labels it supports. Tagging itself as “picking up where hip hop stops”, the show covers all kinds of divergent beats, from the glitched out beats of the Planet Mu label to the leftfield hip hop of Bully Records, from the smoked out Crooklyn dub of the Wordsound stable to the mashed out junglism of the Mashit label. Trust us, this is a show you do not want to miss…”
Yesterday, went to the Holy Trinity Church to watch Phil Minton & Roger Turner make some great music. I’ve been real lucky with gigs recently. Can’t remember last time I was disappointed by a live performance.
The Holy Trinity Church
Took a few pictures inside the church. Not great but worth a look I think.
After this, we were off to Milo for another Minghe Morte gig!! Hooray! The gig was short (too short), loud and fast: perfect! 🙂
I took this picture at Milo yesterday night after the Minghe Morte gig. The “ping-pong eyeball” thing happened by chance. I noticed it when I looked at the photo afterwards. Must be a mark on the mirror…
3 weeks without a cigarette. I feel rather good. No major breathing problems, no scary pains in the chest area. Yes, I feel pretty good. It’s early October but today was warm. Played frisbee at lunch time and it felt more like Spring than Autumn. Good isn’t it?
Should be. I’m increasingly pleased with my photos. The self-portrait I took at the Brudenell Social is my favourite so far. Even some of my party photos are going to feature on some website somewhere sometime… I think I need my own camera. With my very own I think I’d have an even stronger sense of ownership. Hehe. Just came up with this theory. I’m good with theories me.
This is the first proper personal post on this blog. Might there be more to come? Who knows? I certainly don’t (certainly not me, certainly not me). This blog is growing in a strange organic way. I wonder if anyone is reading out there? I should write more and with more song references (I like song references (I also like brackets a lot)).
Hey! I think I could get used to this type of writing. Feels like I managed to write a decent amount.
And what about substance?!?
Well, I’m thinking that substance will eventually turn up at one point. This post might be a little weak on the substance side but you have to start somewhere, don’t you? I know I can do this. And am I not the main reader of Lepti? I mean, isn’t this my personal weblog? Well there, I can write what I want.
Till next time, my advice for today is: make stuff.
Self-portrait in the mirror at the Brudenell Social Club.
The LIMA autumn season kicked off today with a great performance at the Brudenell Social Club: Sharkestra (Chris Sharkey, Christophe de Bezenac, Dave Kane, Kari Bleivik, Matthew Bourne, Petter Fadnes, Richard Ormrod, Sam Hobbs, Simon Kaylor).
The music was inventive and full of energy, Kari Bleivik’s vocals were great, Sam Hobbs’ drumming was just right; I’m sure you get the idea… I liked it a lot.
Here are a few pictures I took at the gig:
Went to see Kung Fu Hustle yesterday. When I saw Shaolin Soccer last year, I remember thinking it was the best comedy I had seen in years. Well, Kung Fu Hustle didn’t disappoint either. With most of the Shaolin Soccer cast getting back together with a bigger budget and more ambitious story line, this could have been a disaster like so many follow-ups. For once, bigger and better actually worked.
Photo by Adyani, Saeed and Sun, Tang Chak – Â© 2004 Sony Pictures Entertainment. All rights reserved.
I feel gooooooood…
It’s finally here. After a few false starts, torrential rain and positively chilly winds, Summer has arrived. Glorious sunshine and hypnotising blue skies, it feels good to be living again. Man, it feels good. Perfect temperature for listening to Infected Mushroom‘s masterpiece The Other Side, the second disc of the Converting Vegetarians album. Oh yes. This is high quality stuff. You just have to listen to it loud. Actually, louder that loud. The orchestration and arrangements are superb, the rhythms always flow in the right direction, the diversity of the sound textures and the variety of the melodic influences make this a piece of work of the highest quality.
Highlights: Converting Vegetarians and Blink