October 6, 2009

Hello Blog. I am the worst co-blog owner ever. I AM SORRY. I have been doing so many manymany things, which you can read about here (which is almost as badly updated as poor old B.B.A.S.N).

Here is a quick recap though. Imagine it as a montage. That’s more fun. I moved to London and am now living with Layla and other lovely people. And I am freelancing manically. And I’m going to New York in a week’s time.

In other news, I am the worst-packing emigrant ever to leave the Island. It’s now October, and since I didn’t pack a coat, I now just layer jumpers like there’s no tomorrow. Great. But, yknow, I did bring two leotards. Which has got to count for something.

Right, well, that was suitably slapdash. Let’s pop up a youtube clip for the closer, and remember happier times, when this blog was updated more than once a month.



Can’t Speak French #4

August 3, 2009

JLS. UK Number 1. One of their members would appear to be French, or, at least have a French-sounding name (holla! Ortise). But, can they speak French?

‘Cause you’re the only
one i let in
Tell me how to stop
This Feeling
I’m hoping somehow
That you know
Ooh Ooh

Let’s just get back together,
We should’ve never broke up
They’re telling me
That my heart won’t beat again
We should’ve stayed together
’cause when you left me it stopped
They’re telling me
That my heart won’t beat again

causez votre le seul un que j’ai laissé dedans
Dites-moi comment m’arrêter Ce sentiment
Propagation I’ m espérant de façon ou d’autre
Que vous savez
Ooh Ooh
Let’ s reviennent juste ensemble,
nous should’ve le jamais ne s’est vers le haut cassé
They’re me disant
Que mon coeur won’t battement de encore
nous should’ ve est resté ensemble
la cause quand vous me l’avez laissé a arrêté
They’re me disant Que mon coeur won’t battement de encore

‘ cause your only one that j’ left
Dites me inside how to stop This feeling
Propagation hoping for way or d’ other
Which you know
Ooh Ooh
Let’s return just together, us should the never to the top
They is broken
saying to me that my heart won’t beat of still
us should’ve remained ‘ together
the cause when you me left stopped
They’re saying to me That my heart won’t beat of still.

Well the sentiment remains, if nothing else.

The Verdict? JLS: Can Speak French.


We’re big eurovision fans, round BBASN way.
Does anybody remember this O-town-esque gem, below, from 2002? It even has its own wikipedia page:
“Northern Girl” is a song by the band Prime Minister. It represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. The singers all wore identical white suits. The song was about a girl who appeared to have a heart of ice, but had stolen the heart of the singer.


Now, we have another eurostud (in name if in nothing else), the young Frankmusik , who has written another song about a girl. No word as of yet as to which materials constitute her heart.

Even though these two songs concern two different girls, they are basically the same thing. Maybe we could do a remix, or a ‘mash-up’.


I don’t care that it’s not been that long since we last did one of these posts. I enjoy them too much. Beyoncé, will you please step up to the plate?

Silly Universal won’t allow embedding, so this lovely powerpoint version’ll have to do

Beyoncé: Halo

Feels like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin’
The risk that I’m takin’
I’m never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace

You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

Se sent comme I’ ; le VE réveillé chaque règle je vous ai eu breakin’ ;
Le risque qui I’ ; m takin’ ; I’ ; m n’allant jamais vous fermer dehors
Partout I’ ; m regardant maintenant I’ ; m entouré par votre bébé d’étreinte
je peux voir votre halo Vous savez you’ ; au sujet de ma grace d’économie
You’ ; re tout que j’ai besoin et plus d’It’ ; s écrit partout votre bébé de visage
me peux sentir votre halo Priez-le won’ ; t se fanent loin
Je peux sentir votre halo de halo de halo
Je peux voir votre halo de halo de halo
Je peux sentir votre halo de halo de halo
Je peux voir votre halo de halo de halo

Feels like I the VE awaked each rule I had you breakin’ ;
The risk which I’m takin’ ; I’m n’ never going to close you outside
Everywhere I’m now looking at I’m surrounded by your baby d’ pressure
I can see your halation You know you about my grace d’ economy
You’Re very that j’ have need and more d’ It’ S writes your baby of face
everywhere me can feel your halation Priez it won’ T fade far
I can feel your halation of halation of halation
I can see your halation of halation of halation
I can feel your halation of halation of halation
I can see your halation of halation of halation

Verdict: Surprisingly, that didn’t work at all. Poor show, B. Beyoncé: Can’t speak French.


New In Town

April 29, 2009

The new Little Boots video is finally on the internet, free and happily roaming like some kind of young animal. Earlier on today though, it was not. That being the case, I constructed a blow by blow re-enactment (not in the Tom McCarthy way, more in an E True Hollywood Story way.)

This is basically what happens. In pictures. If you’d like to recreate the sense of watching a music video, you could maybe wiggle your computer screen a bit. Or blink quickly.

1. Little Boots is in a car. Here is a picture of a car.

2. Little Boots sees some homeless people with trolleys. She is wearing a mermaid dress. This is a picture of a mermaid figurine:

3. Little Boots has a dance with the trolleys. Here are some old people dancing with trolleys. They are not Little Boots.

4. Little Boots seems to wander into The Wire. Here is a picture of some wire.

There are also some more cars, but we’ve looked at a picture of a car already. The real video is here, if you need to see it. I think the above is quite enough though.


Moon Geun Young

April 26, 2009

I’ve literally spent 3 hours looking, Old Mother Hubbard-style, in the cupboard. My options for dinner include spaghetti hoops, toast and/or a combination of the above two. I mega-heart Spag Hoops, but it’s no Saba on Clarendon St. Which is where we all ate to our hearts’ content yesterday. Tom Yum Gai. It doesn’t have a ‘yum’ in the name for nothing.

Pretty much the only thing making this Sunday worthwhile is the fact that yesterday I also watched 17 Again, aka the best film ever made. I could watch it every day for the rest of my life. No lie. I got really excited when I saw that it was already up on youtube. I was super wrong.

Back to considering dinner so.



April 1, 2009

Bored on a Friday evening? We can’t be having that. Come one come many to Spy on South William St to the launch of Songs for Swinging Children.

Songs for Swinging Children runs from 7pm-11pm and promises 2 for 1 cocktails, lovely tunes and NO ENTRANCE FEE.

We will play many things, including Cher, Camera Obscura and Chuck Berry. We will also play things that don’t start with ‘C’, obv, but alliteration’s always ace (see what I did there?)

If you’d like us to play you something, leave a comment below. Hope to see y’all there.

Ailbhe + Katie-Lilga

Bit of a hair-crush going on over here. Elly Jackson, where have you BEEN all my life?

I think I’d probably need some wax and/or hairspray, but I think this could totes be the beginning of something beautiful. Elly and Ben Langmaid a.k.a. La Roux play support to Lily Allen in the Academy in Dublin on the 16th of March. If you can’t make it, sign up to their mailing list to download La Roux’s debut single for frees, or, watch the follow-up on the fake iphone gadget they’ve got going on over at their Myspace.

Following on from Jim’s thread about music documentaries, BBC Four are currently showing the smashingsuperextraWONDERFUL ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown’. It’s an award-winning documentary about the Funk Brothers– a group of musicians who played the backing to most of the Motown records. I don’t like saying ‘played the backing’ though, because really, that undermines what a spectacular group of individuals they were. Here, they talk about creating the intro to my favourite song in the whole wide many-oceaned world:

The documentary is spliced with footage from a 2002 concert, with cameos from Chaka Khan, Joan Osbourne, Bootsy Collins and Ben Harper.

You can buy the soundtrack, the dvd, and the book it’s based on here, or if you’re a lucky BBC iplayer person, you can watch it here. If not, BBC 4 are showing it again at 2am tonight. Well worth staying up for.

Does anyone mind if we close this post with a little bit of Marvin? The video’s a bit industrial, but it’s the only one I could find that had the tambourine intro. That intro breaks my heart right in two, every single time.


Vitement vite, tonight from 9-10 (ish) K-T and I will be playing some records with our friends. Not going to bother linking to them all, there are literally millions. Literally. No exaggeration.

We’ll for defs play this:

We might well play this:

And there is no way we’re not playing this:

A + K