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Minipops No.1,211: The Weeknd

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January 17th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

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Sw-sw-swifty

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Sw-sw-sw-swifty

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January 17th, 2016 at 11:45 am

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January 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Aerohead and Motörsmith

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January 12th, 2016 at 8:36 am

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Ledge

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January 12th, 2016 at 8:34 am

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King Tubby

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King Tubby's studio. Animated illustration. #illustration #pixelart #animation #kingtubby #kingston #jamaica #dub

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October 22nd, 2015 at 6:28 pm

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Music in a bar in July

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Found a note where I’d scribbled this all down, but somehow forgot to mention it here at the time…

In a local bar in July, they played these three songs in a row.

When I was a teenager, I thought it was really cool that a band named themselves after a watch. And they had a club! A SOCIAL club! How do I join? Can I send off a stamped addressed envelope? Do I get membership card? A badge?

*Searches eBay for “BW” music stand thingy*

And then they played this in the bar:

It was July. Now, I am very much in favour of this sort of behaviour. Christmas songs, some Christmas songs, are wasted on only being heard for one month a year. And nobody is ever gonna stop me listening to Mariah whenever the hell I goddam want.

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October 8th, 2015 at 8:29 am

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Band of Gold

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September 29th, 2015 at 9:29 am

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September 27th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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Pet Shop Boys pebbles

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Ages ago, like five years or something, I thought about painting some pebbles as if they were the sleeves of Pet Shop Boys records. I never got around to it, but I did do those paintings digitally, and I’m still calling them Pet Shop Boys pebbles.

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September 17th, 2015 at 10:49 am

Brothers in Arms

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September 16th, 2015 at 8:38 am

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Prodigy demos

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The first two Prodigy albums are amongst my favourite records ever, so it’s nice to hear an hour’s worth of Liam Howlett demos from 1990, before the Prodigy had released anything properly.

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September 8th, 2015 at 1:46 pm

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New Order, Reading 1989

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I was moderately ambivalent to New Order’s music until seeing them live at the Reading Festival on 25 August, 1989. I didn’t dislike them, just not really a massive fan. Until this show.

This was the setlist:

Round & Round
Dream Attack
All the Way
Ceremony
True Faith
Mr. Disco
Every Little Counts
Your Silent Face
Vanishing Point
Temptation
Bizarre Love Triangle
The Perfect Kiss
Blue Monday
Fine Time

Aside from New Order, it was a pretty good line up that day. I saw everything on the main stage: Gaye Bykers on Acid, Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, That Petrol Emotion, Tackhead, Swans, House of Love, and the Sugarcubes.

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August 25th, 2015 at 7:41 am

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Bitter Sweet Symphony

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August 17th, 2015 at 7:52 am

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Four days

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On the Wikipedia page for How Soon Is Now?, there’s a fact taken from Simon Goddard’s 2004 book “The Smiths – Songs That Saved Your Life.”

That fact:

Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr wrote “How Soon Is Now?” along with “William, It Was Really Nothing” and “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” during a four-day period at Earls Court in London in June 1984.

Four days.

Four days to write this

And this

And this

That’s a ridiculously creative four days.

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August 16th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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Pot pot pot noodle

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This song still sounds brilliant, doesn’t it?

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August 8th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

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Agadoo

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31 years ago, Black Lace released a version of a 1971 French-language song “Agadou.” 31 years later, we are still paying the price. But! Let us confront our pain, not run away from it. Let’s look, listen, and learn…

Patrick Zabé’s 1975 release en français, the earliest version I could find on YouTube:

A 1981 version by a German band which seems to be the one that started the avalanche:

Here is a Czech version from 1982, the one with the “bloody hell, look at that”-est video:

Another French version from 1984:

A 1985 version by a Belgian:

A Dutch version:

And here’s a modern version with a house music beat for the young people:

I could go on, could I not? So let’s just finish with the one we (that is, British people) all know and “love.”

If you listened to all of the above, you win a prize: my eternal respect*

*Eternal respect best before end of July 2015

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July 31st, 2015 at 8:21 am

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Bono at Live Aid

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July 31st, 2015 at 8:14 am

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Here’s some stuff that I did earlier this year for German music magazine MusikExpress. It was a thrill to have eight drawings of one of my favourite bands published in a magazine in that band’s home nation.

http://flipflopflyin.com/kraftwerk12345678/index.html

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July 25th, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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Mariah

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More finger painting here.

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July 23rd, 2015 at 12:17 pm