Clo-Terminus

Silly little thing I noticed watching the weather on the BBC News channel earlier. Quality is atrocious because I had to fiddle with my settings and take a quick snap (here’s some old footage). The similarity is maybe more in my head than otherwise, but the black and grey diagonals/zig-zags put me in mind of…

DYRTFT #2: Human Behaviour

The first time I heard a Bjork song I was watching The Chart Show on ITV, hoping it was a week when their rotating genre countdown was Rock, on the off chance I’d get some post-Bruce Iron Maiden, post-Freddie Queen or post-Young Ones Cliff Richard. That’s how I first saw the excellently-odd, teddy-bearing, Bubble-Bobbling, TellyTubby-anticipating…

Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok [12″ mix]

I swear I do have a few (slightly) more substantial posts mentally queued, some of which are gaming or film/telly-related and I promise I don’t just post every flipping song I hear, but regardless here’s a nicely-done video edit for a longer version of Murray Head‘s version of One Night In Bangkok from Chess. For…

2017 in music

Not a best of 2017 list as I got more 2017 releases for Christmas than I’d heard previously during the year. Instead, this is what soundtracked my year.

Johnny Violent – U.S. Intervention [updated]

For all that I massively play up my appreciation of a nice slice of Gabba (the music style a bit like Abba but “G“osh-darned-faster) I didn’t even know this track from Johnny Violent‘s Shocker album, one which also served as b-side to my oft-cited chillgabbz fave and evergreen-apposite North Korea Goes Bang, no less. It’s…

Chip’s Challenge – Main Theme

Whilst we’re on the subject of classic puzzle games, I’d categorise myself as fairly musically-suggestible meaning that I take double damage from earworms. If I’m doing the same thing, there’s a fair chance I’m humming the same song (unless something new has caught my ear first). Offer me a bottle of Cherry C-O-L-A Cola and…

Bjork – Enjoy

My musical tastes are largely explicable by the fact that I spent the ’90s as a Singles Man. Probably mentioned it before in relation to Retrolechuck turning me from a Radiohead zero-albums-owned to a Radiohead hero-albums-owned. My methodology used to be hitting HMV and Virgin first thing on a Monday morning and grabbing whatever interested…

Another Winter

I watched Scott Pilgrim Vs The World earlier this week. Not seen it for quite a few years but it was still pretty good. Afterwards I thought about playing the game, but my Xbox 360 is in the garage and it’s not available on Steam (I read that it has been removed from sale on…

Laibach – God Is God (cover)

OK, so Laibach (known for their album of Sympathy For The Devil covers amongst other things) apparently did a metal cover of Juno Reactor‘s classic God Is God. It rocks! Here’s the equally excellent original for reference (and to keep me on acidbearboy‘s good side). Check the amazing video: You shall see Heaven in Hell

Misplaced Nostalgia

New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle came on the other day. It stirred up what felt like nostalgic pleasure inside of me, except I can’t place where that feeling would come from. It was originally released as a single in 1986 (where I was surprised to read that it didn’t even make the UK Top 40)…