October 2, 2008

new bloggery

hey, i'm putting up the playlists and interviews and shit for the newfangled on another blog, the new fangle. so yeah. that's where it all is. HURRAH!

September 30, 2008

Big Gay Out. LOL.

so, it's that time again, and the first BDO announcement is upon us. here tis:

Neil Young
The Prodigy
Arctic Monkeys
My Morning Jacket
The Ting Tings
Bullet For My Valentine
TV On The Radio
Simian Mobile Disco
The Living End
Sneaky Sound System (i thought these people were dead...)
Tiki Taane
Headless Chickens
Elemeno P (hopefully they'll play all ten versions of that telecom ad song, love that shit)
Luger Boa
The Black Seeds (get your barbecue reggae on)
Cobra Khan
Nesian Mystik (as many smokers as possible at the front of the stage for that one, please)
The Datsuns
Ladi 6
The Naked and Famous

Hopefully it will get better rather than worse with the other announcements, it could only possibly get better, right? If I just imagine that the only people there are Neil Young, Simian Mobile Disco, TV On The Radio and The Naked and Famous, I'm quite excited.

But just WHY do the Ting Tings have to come? God damn it, i just hate them so much. Yes, i know, hate is a very stron word, and hate leads to anger, anger leads to the dark side etc but i'm borderline assassination attempt on their asses. That was a joke, i ain't no killah.
My mum likes the Ting Tings, she'll probably want to come. I want to motherfuckin raveraverave to Simian Mobile Disco. Damn straight.

September 27, 2008


go forth and download awesomeness. then buy some vivian girls anyway.
Where Do You Run To and Tell The World-----

and this one too, a cover of a daisy chain song (that's also a euphemism for group sex involving more than three people)

mmm, metronomy remix of lykke li's i'm good i'm gone

and some Hatebeak

i think that's it for now.

yee har.

i think Onanon + Ed Gains should make a children's TV show. it would rule.
chick's hotel was fairly awesome last night, a sweet little jaunt out to the port. if only S-C didn't turn up EVERYWHERE and give the general vibe of ruin. i have enough general vibe of ruin as it is. now the task of finding something to hold my attention span this evening. rampageous behaviour is probably on the cards.
Lucky Dragons are playing at backstage tomorrow night, you should head along since they ruuuule. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=18589262 if you wanna check that shit out.

Nufangled Playlist 27/09/08

Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To?
The Naked and Famous - Dadada (Round Trip Mars)
Jay Reatard - Waiting For Something
Spaceshit - Cassie
So So Modern - Clean Up Step Up
Mogwai - Stupid Prick gets Caught By The Police...
Air France - No Way Down
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Live)
James Pants - Crystal Lite
The Faint - Fulcrum and Lever
The Faint - The Geeks Were Right ( Does It Offend You Yeah? Remix)
Ladytron - Runaway (Stray Dogs In Paris Remix)
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Metronomy Remix)
Lucky Dragons - Free Guys By The Sea
TV On The Radio - Red Dress
Bloc Party - Talons
Freddy Fudd Pucker - Snake Lady
Calexico - Inspiracion
Pedro - Fear & Resistence (Remix)
Solange - I Decided
Onanon - I Don't Know What's Come Over Me
Burial - Archangel (Boy 8 Bit Remix)

more animals

September 25, 2008

girls who like tape echoes

so, girls who like tape echoes rule, huh? for those of you who don't know what in hell i'm talking about, here's some things that wiki sez about tape echoes.

The first delay effects were achieved using tape loops improvised on reel-to-reel magnetic recording systems. By shortening or lengthening the loop of tape and adjusting the read and write heads, the nature of the delayed echo could be controlled. This then extended into the use of
delay processors based on analog tape recording, such as Ray Butts' Echosonic (1952), Mike Battle's Echoplex (1959), or the Roland Space Echo (1973). These days we have some damn fine (and also some terrible) digital pedals capable of faithfully emulating the tape echo sound, which tends to decay at the end of the echo.

but enough waffle. i'm going on a hunt for bands' blogs and stuff which have GWLTE. acronymised! have to be honest though, i'll probably run out of attention span and just turn to finding bands with GWLAS. (girls who like awesome shit).


September 24, 2008


check this shit out motherfuckers.

a band with an african grey parrot for a singer.

September 20, 2008

Newfangled Playlist 20/09/08

Clue To Kalo - It's Here The Story's Straight, By The Peers (Popfrenzy)
T.C. Wedde - Don't Sync (Involve)
Fujiya & Miyagi - Knickerbocker (Full Time Hobby/Inertia)
Chad VanGaalen - Phantom Anthills (Sub Pop)
Brendan Canning - Churches Under The Stairs (Arts & Crafts)
TV On The Radio - Golden Age (Universal)
Kerretta - Hour Of Need
Onanon - Seacliff (I Am Evil/Madfishwish)
Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Universal)
Rex The Dog - Prototype (Hundehaus/Co-op Music/Shock)
The Knife - Hearbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)
The Game - Bulletproof Diaries ft Raekwon (The Black Wall St)
Laughin' Gas - Spear of Light (ft Toki)
Congo Natty Comp. - Original Ses (Police Helicopter) ft Top Cat (Samurai)
Congo Natty Comp - Code Red ft Super Cat
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Call me (Polymer/Shock)
Amanda Palmer - What's The Use Of Wondrin ft Annie Clark (Roadrunner)
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Indeed You Do (Damaged Goods)
Holly Golightly - Getting High For Jesus
The Sound Of Animals Fighting - The Ocean And The Sun (Epitaph)
Hacienda - Officer (Alive/Shock)
Constantines - Trans Canada (Arts & Crafts)
A.A. Bondy - No Man Shall (Fat Possum/Shock)
The Datsuns - Human Error (Hellsquad/Liberation)
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Lost Hours (Think/Fuse)
Ratatat - Mumtaz Khan (XL)
Mean Streets - You Do The Math


September 15, 2008

Newfangled Playlist 13/09/08

Yo Majesty - Monkey
Pole - Winkelstreben (Peverelist Remix)
Mungos Hi Fi - Around The Redub
Dubwize - Put Jah Above
The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
The Nok - The Truth
Wiley - Summertime
Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal
Ratatat - Bird-Priest
Thought Creature - Winter Is Over
Thought Creature - Swamp Babe
Fujiya & Miyagi - Dishwasher
The Aesthetics - Twenty (Live)
The Puddle - As It Was
Needles and Bees - Dollarman
Freddy Fudd Pucker - Track 5
Dr Dog - The Ark
Body Corporate - Bannerman Missive
Emanuelle Gomez - Vegetarian Savage
Joan As Police Woman - Holiday
A.A. Bondy - How Will You Meet Your End
The Cool Kids - Gold And A Pager
The Sharpie Crows - Finance
The Future's Bright - Scene Not Herd
Marc Collin (ft. Skye) - Call Me

Keep listening to the shows, i'm starting to get a few more things to give away and a couple of interviews are lined up for the next month or so. you love that shit.

Newfangled Playlist 06/09/08

Cougar Cougar Cougar - Sister Lovers
Metronomy - Heartbreaker
The Upbeats and Teknik - More Than One
White Swan Black Swan - Super 8 Movies
LV abd Dandelion - CCTV
Body Corporate - Bannerman Missive
Minuit - Sum Of Us (Simon Flower Rmx)
Architecture In Helsinki - Beef In A Box
Tony T Bones - Dirty Cash
Flip Grater - Your Suit Hangs Well
George And Queen - Lemonade
Tilly And The Wall - Pot Kettle Black
Dimmer - Degrees Of Existence
The Puddle - So Good
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Get Ur Freak On
The Naked And Famous - Birds
Christian Prommer's Drumlesson - Matched Grip
Pharoah Roche - Drifting Away
Stereolab - Self-Portrait With Electric Brain
Rennie Pilgrim - Rich Rule (ft. Ruth Corr)
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - The Debtor
Brian Wilson - Southern California
Clipse - Money
Chemical Brothers - Keep My Composure (ft. Spank Rock)
Boxcutter - Mya Rave

August 18, 2008

Newfangled Playlist 16/08/08

playlist for 16th August
Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right With Me
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Fucking Pissed In My Well
The Grates - Milk Eyes
Howe Gelb - But I Did Not
Frightnened Rabbit - Keep Yourself Warm
Surf City - Kudos (nz)
Shes So Rad - Iceblock (nz)
The Dutchess and the Duke - Ship Made Of Stone
Uh Huh Her - Not A Love Song
Conor Oberst - Lenders In The Temple
Sleepy Kid - Summer Skies (nz)
Oxford Collapse - For The Winter Coats
Willard Grant Conspiracy - River In The Pines
Ladyhawke - From Dusk Til Dawn (nz)
*Simian Mobile Disco - Simple
*Deadmau5 vs. Jelo - The Reward Is Cheese
*Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation (Simon Baker Remix)
Santogold/Pharrel/Julian Casablancas - My Drive Thru
Leni Sesar - Morris Park (Bonde do Role Remix)
Nora Morales - Saona (Sinbad & GP Remix)
Cool Kids - Bassment Party
Max Tundra - Orphaned
Unkle - Track 5

tracks marked with * are from fabriclive #41 compilation - Simian Mobile Disco

newfangled playlist 02/08/08

J Dilla - Oxtopus
Nas - Queens Get The Money
Lil Wayne - A Milli
Yo Majesty - Kryptonite Pussy
The Streets - The Escapist
Olmecha Supreme - Dropship
Chaim - Afromanica
Double Negative - Prophet
Nathan Haines - Tell Me What You're Feeling
The Chap - Take It In The Face
-Interview with Alana (drummer) from the Grates-
Cougar Cougar Cougar - Pale Sugar
Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming
Primal Scream - Can't Go Back
One Day As A Lion - Ocean View
Nine Inch Nails - 100000
Nine Inch Nails - Echoplex
Lil Wayne - A Milli (Optimus Gryme Remix)
Various Production - Hater (Zomby Remix)

August 15, 2008

interwebs of teh week

Friday friday friday. been a productive week, methinks.

camilla parker-horseface? i like this one.

just been sifting through the spam to find things that are actually not spam (tech geek insert helpful comment in a patronising tone?)... some fantastic headlines this week-

"What ancients used to treat their bad health."
"Man born with two asses - Robocop is a gay"

"Bush ends Olympic games!"
"BREAKING NEWS: Police to Tackle Bike Crime with New ‘Indifferent Squad"
Batman & Robin: "We're gay"

"John McCain Takes the Olympic Gold in 'Gymnastics'"

"Come see our money party!"
"BREAKING NEWS: Pale, Hairless and Would Never Fit In Anyway"
"BREAKING NEWS: Mary-Kate Olsen guilty for Heath Ledger's death"

Going through the spam is not terribly healthy. Hope everyone is doing well, either enjoying the olympics or their ardent refusal to watch it because of all that human rights hoo-ha.
joking. as always.
I'd better do some real work.

P.S. Hang in there, Georgia. Both the friend from highschool (wherever she is) and the wee country. keep on trucking.

July 20, 2008

pragmatic solutions for modern living (a tribute to S. Grover)

So, I've been chilling with Matthew McConnaughey of late. That barrel-chested hunk of spunk. I think if we were all more like Matthew, the world would be a better place. Here's some tips on how to live a better life.
1. Wake up. Smoke bong (naked).
2. Play some motherfuckin' bongos (naked still).
3. Pump some iron.
4. Don hawaiian shirt and board shorts. If cold (e.g. shooting romantic comedy in Alaska), wear thermals underneath. ESPECIALLY long johns.
5. Continue to go about the day in a charming, carefree manner, punctuated by the occasional bong and bongo.

i've run out of tips. that's the long and short of it.
onto a different topic. i've moved into the city of late, not quite sure if the unadulterated rage is going to increase or decrease due to the shift. i'm hoping decrease. not having to freeze all the time from the valley chill is quite pleasant. also, i've started work at radio one, which means my life is once again filled with menial office tasks, but with this job I get to look down upon the common man with disdain from the balcony. w00t. Still chugging along with the university business, at a slow pace but chugging nonetheless.
Have been drawing comics, or at least attempting to. I'll post some when I'm near a scanner. PROMISE.
attention span is running out and hangover is setting in. UGH to white wine and cigarettes. both are bad, and super bad when combined. need better adjective than bad. i'm just way too alty to care right now. like. O. M. G.

right, i'm off to smash some holes in some box.

May 10, 2008

quarter-life crisis

well, not really. i mean, if this is a quarter life crisis, then i'm probably only going to live til 79 and a bit. is that a respectable age to die? actually with my road-crossing skills, i'll be lucky to make it to 20.
this virtual thing is getting to be more and more like real life, now that EVERYONE has a myspace/facebook/boringasssocialnetworkingsite, those of us who care about blog writing have about as much chance of having ours read as that dumb emo slut across the road who gives her opinion of the new panic at the disco album and how quirky/zany/alt it makes her feel. oh god, it's stuck in my head now. killllll.
on a lighter note, what i was blogging about was to say that everyone should do some spots and watch the muppets movie. the one from the late 70s. magical, i can't belive the muppets are intended for kids.
might start putting some dumb cartoons up here, once they're finished.
also, the first ingrates gig is next wednesday. i advise you come. or i'll cut the brakes in your car, chop off your ponytail while you're sleeping etc.
time to do radio! laters, fattycakes.

March 20, 2008

i just caught some asians sleeping in the library. so i punched them in their faces and yelled (in asian) "WAKE UP YOU LAZY ASIANS". justice was served. cold and nutritious. like a lardsicle.

Note: i'm really a peaceful wee quite mouse, and very politically correct.

back to blogland

well we all know now that myspace isn't cool anymore. poor myspace. the price it pays for fame. and facebook is great for social networking, but really about the same as going to pint night. with a few foreign exchange students from a few years ago. now this actual blog website shit. that's where it's at.

i had a big rant all prepared before but now i need to pee and i'm starting to feel guilty about being a filthy layabout. my shoes smell like junkies, the unfortunate aftermath of spilling booze and juice all over socks at camp and going sockless for a few days of dirty grinding. and so many korg micros. korg micro. korg microooooooooooooo. i even played two. not at the same time though. that would just be silly.

but if you want camp stories i'm the most useless. all i remember is dancing, batriderrrrrrrrrrr, chick from batrider rolling me cigarette (whoa baby, totally in), smoking chinese cigars with onanon, boozemelon, boozemelon, boozmelun, booosmalluuuun, falling down a ditch, leaping off the stage at zombie party and NOT hurting myself. but my memories are obscured by large flashes of JAGERMEISTER and VOCODER and NEON and KOOOOOOOOOOORG MICROOOOOOOOOOOO. phwoar.

so well yes if you've stumbled upon this for the first time, hello i'm Hope Cruel-Unusual, average, average, average, english student, local dj, (nobody's listening really, or at least that's what i like to believe), musician/noisemaker (i interviewed the bathroom taps through a delay pedal. fulfilling), foul mouthed often drunk rapscallion. swinging between please for the love of god shut the hell up and complete bore. but not often right in the middle.

listen to the growlers. or die.

until next time...