'ey blud. There was FIVE pies on this table 'ere...
Okay, I've been doing a bad job of midnights lately. And I'm out early in the mornings lately. Let's try Evening updates to see if I can make them more consistent.
Wiley - Pies - Okay, so grime is reaching saturation in some circles. And Dizzees new album has leaked, and everyones heard of Wiley, so why am i bothering with this track? Well, consider it an attempt at exorcism. Ever since The very awesome John Darnielle nominated Wiley for president a week ago in Last Plane to Jakarta... well, I've been unable to excise this song from my head. I try to sleep. i try to work. I try to listen to other music. All I can think about is the fact that WILEY HAS EATEN ALL OF THE PIES. I can't really describe this track. I will merely say that it is utterly and completely awesome. And that Wiley is a pie thieving scoundrel - but he's an honest pie thieving scoundrel.
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The Teenage Harlets - I Ain't a Square
The Teenage Harlets - Nancy - So, this past weekend, I made a pilgrimage to the Punk Rock Flea Market that is the Warped Tour, to do the whole activist thang (registering voters, clean air/clean energy), as well as to catch a few bands and, as per usual, go shopping at the tours massive Merch area.
While wandering said Merch area, I came across the "Space Station Stage", a tiny little stage in the corner of the fest area, not one of the listed stages, where I stumbled across the Teenage Harlets, giving an absolutely ELECTRIC performance of bracing, spasmatic surf punk, of the like I hadn't heard, and hadn't been so thoroughly engrossed by in a LONG time. Singer Johnny Dismal wasn't on stage more than 5 minutes out of the set, opting instead to run around at the end of the leash his mic provided him, accosting passersby, writhing on the ground tourettically, dancing with the crowd he attracted, picking up litter, and climbing under the stage. If you're going to one of Warpeds last few weeks, CATCH THESE GUYS. And, more importantly, buy some CD's from 'em. They could use the business, and they're selling 'em cheap! The bands website is here, but you can't buy anything online, so if you'll be at Warped in the next few fays, be sure to catch the Harlets, and tell 'em TTIKTDA sent you!