Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Into The Storm*

My last post is so wrong . . . please disregard it. Everything in there was so right at the time, but everything in there is so wrong now.
The bottom line is that I'm a wanker, full stop. I have made a monumental error. I cannot explain here what the error is, but, hopefully, it will not result in me stating that I no longer have a job!

What I can say, however, is that I visited Virgin tonight on the basis of cheering myself up and bought the following:

The Others - The Others
The Proclaimers - This Is The Story
David Bowie - Lodger
The Ordinary Boys - Over The Counter Culture
The Dears - No Cities Left (this was bought on recommendation of Darren:
it is on as i write and I do like it on first listen)
Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
New Order - Power, Corrupton and Lies (tnr will like this one - not!)
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rooftops (well, having it on cassette is not
the same, is it?)

*Lift To Experience


Blogger ardeelee said...

very good choices. I actually am going to order Darren's suggestion of The Dears at amazon soon...

Jesus & Mary Chain's psychocandy changed my life in high school, listening to it made me feel So cool.

New Order's Power....is a classic....

Interpol is great too, have you seen them live?

My gosh you have great taste in music.

And you're Scottish too. I'm enamored with Scottish Bands right now. Are you sure ya don't sing and play the guitar?

By the way, Arab Strap, TCS, Belle & Sebastian are examples that made me say that Scottish people are the greatest musicians in the world...

(give me a break, this is just prolly a phase, I might start liking alvin and the chipmunks next week...do you think they have a best of?)


12:23 am  
Blogger Darren said...

Love the Blue Nile, Proclaimers and Bowie albums but I don't know the others as well.

Really hope you enjoy The Dears album. I just know that it is an album that I will play again and again.

12:24 am  
Blogger Darren said...

Jim mentioned that if I mention 'I'm Your Number One Fan' and Pete Wylie in the same sentence that it will prompt an excellent anecdote from yourself.

Looking forward to read it ;-)

2:09 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Reidski my man hope that work stuff pans out okay, from your version of accounts if someone with decision making powers wasn't accessible then .....
On the music front Psychocandy and A Walk Across the Rooftops are absolute classics, in my considered humble (pah I'm never humble with music) opinion are top 100 all time material especially on vinyl. Despite their politics the Proclaimers are okay I suppose. Where do you get the I won't like the New Order album. The first one was okay and blue monday is quite good. The rest I guess I'm a bit old and crusty.

Ardeelee, how perceptive, Reidski did once play bass in the legendary In Prague, One Gig Wonders - who did in fact play on the same bill as the Traschcan Sinatras once, and used their original drummer. Of course whilst you reckon Scots bands are best, Ayrshire is the best region. May I recommend for this reason
Biffy Clyro, bit noisier than others mentioned but awfy guid.

7:04 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

You nice nice people.

Ardeelee: Alvin and the Chipmunks - what a great band!

Darren: the Pete Wylie story is a classic in the "isn't Reidski a tosser" genre.

Jim: you used to despise New Order - and, yes, you are old and crusty!

9:03 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Oh, and I will retell the Wylie tale in the near future.

11:46 am  
Blogger Darren said...

"Darren: the Pete Wylie story is a classic in the "isn't Reidski a tosser" genre.

When the words Pete Wylie and tosser are mentioned in the same sentence, it's usually the case that nobody is looking to see if there is anyone else in the sentence. ;-)

BTW - the new New Order album isn't too bad.

PS - I hope that you are still liking The Dears album, and what troubles you have will get sorted soon. ;-)

3:04 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Despise New Order? Nah, bit strong, they're no Joy Division and at times boring but I never despised them surely?

Yrs, Old and Crusty

5:58 pm  
Blogger ardeelee said...

new order rocks, peeps! i have their box set; i got it about a year and a half ago....

it's the new order "retro" box set.

have you heard of it? I wonder if it's a US only release?


7:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how much I hope your work thing will be OK for you. I had a day at the High Court...awful. Called to give evidence against my own employers because as a conscientious social worker I had told anyone who would listen that this 13 year old should be left where she was, 150 miles away from home (long story) because she was right away from assorted paedophiles, liked it there, and was doing really well. The council however thought she should be moved back near them because 'it was in her best interests' (it was cheaper). And I'd put it in writing too, which made quite interesting reading for her solicitor who banged in a Human Rights submission on her behalf.Cue horrible, horrible day also assuming my job was history.
Well I still have my job although obviously I had to sleep with the boss to keep it (not really), but promotion may be a little slow in coming.
Good luck, and great music Reidski.

Love Janex

10:05 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Thanks for those words, Janex. See updated post for the latest, but, like you, I won't be thinking of promotion for a number of years.

11:52 pm  
Anonymous Voroshilov said...

Long time, no post (or speak). Sugar man, the work thing no sound good. As long as capitalism came off worse then it might be OK? Hope you are.
Just to be a contrarian - i'd heard such good things about the Dears that I downl... oops .. er bought it straight away. Hate it.
But Psychocandy, wow, what an album. I know we hate "art-wank" but sometimes great things like that album make all the rest of the shite life deals you bearable.
Reidski's a star. I love him

2:57 pm  
Anonymous Voroshilov said...

I once met the Proclaimers after stewarding one of their gigs (very very rough). The asked me where the nearest knocking shop was. I didn't know

3:00 pm  

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