Santo & Johnny – Sleep Walk

January 17, 2011

Musical predictions for 2011 that won’t come true: 1950’s pedal steel guitar will make a massive comeback.

This is what Airstrip One would look & sound like if we were around in the 50’s.

For those who are interested, Johnny Farina continues to update the official Santo & Johnny website.

via the wonderful @aidanjohnmoffat

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Come to Daddy

January 12, 2011

In a previous post I’ve mentioned my fondness for a number of Aphex Twin covers. So you can imagine how intruiged I was when I heard something familiar on an ad for SMA Progress Milk.

Yes, it was indeed a nice acoustic reworking of one of my favorite tracks from Richard D. James: To Cure A Weakling Child (Girl/Boy Song) by Adem.

Clearly a great way to target Aphex Twin fans who are parents, coupled with a delicious in-joke in the song title for good measure.

I’m looking forward to hearing an acoustic version of ‘Windowlicker’ on the next Mr Muscle advert.


Save BBC6 music and Adam & Joe

March 29, 2010

There are many reasons to be upset about the plans to shut down BBC6 music, but my chief gripe is that the impeding closure will mean the end of some of the funniest radio the BBC has ever produced. I only discovered the Adam and Joe podcast towards the end of last year, and I don’t think anything on BBC radio has ever made me laugh so much. I just can’t imagine a world without Boggins, Stevenage, and Song Wars. Maybe the bigwigs at the Castle need to have a listen to ‘The Right and Wrong Song’.

The Right and Wrong Song:

Here’s an old classic from A&J’s Channel 4 show:

Bobby De Niro:

BBC6 has loads of other great shows which play music you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, and is exactly the kind of station the BBC should be promoting.

Here’s a track from Count Buckulese David Bowie summing up why the BBC has decided to ruin something brilliant:

Download the MP3 here


Free Album: Airstrip One – Decathlon – 2004

February 25, 2010

We used to have a myspace page, but one day we woke up and *poof* it was gone like Kaiser Soze. No idea how or why it happened. This means that there is no music by Airstrip One available online. Until now.

Back in 2004, the world was a simpler place: the LUAS was still under construction; iPhones were yet to be invented; Kelis was singing about milkshakes and The Simpsons was still funny. People were wondering what exactly Bill Murray said to Scarlet Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation, and wireless networking was something ham-radio enthusiasts did in a desperate attempt to get a girlfriend.

In about 48-hours of creative madness we managed to lash together a sports-based concept album, and lo, Decathlon was born. Amazingly, we somehow did this without using any computers at all.

Now you can download your own copy of this lo-fi electro classic completely gratis. Just click here.

In case you prefer our other stuff, we intend to have a myspace page up and running again in the near future.


Joni Mitchell – California (live 1970)

December 24, 2009

Totally un-Christmassy, but it’s still one of the best live performances I’ve seen! Oh, and before you ask, it’s an Appalachian mountain dulcimer!


I got 99 albums…

November 6, 2009

…that Phish mixed into one.

I love the Manu Chao bit!

(via Boing Boing)


Sour – Hibi no Neiro

August 28, 2009

This may be the greatest music video of all time. Japanese pop rules!