Big up all for last night, we played Cargo and we were great yes we were Mary Turner and Jeremy Allen and John Karborn and Me. Three new songs, two unrehearsed, smacked it. I like new songs. I have fucking tons. You watch.
I have a bad ass cold and a hangover today. I cycled from Shoreditch to Kentish town in the pissing rain. Wow that was some fucking experience. Boy oh boy. I was wet through. I’ve dried now. I am in a nice studio called Music Box. Part of the Moloko Empire. Mixing this song called I Am Not Dead (Yeah). I’m working with a safe Northern man called Joe. We have been discussing Bohemian Grove and Wiley. That’s what yiu do in studios, with engineers. In my experience anyway. Word to Matt Foster! Holla atcha boy!
So, Metal Hammer want me to do some writing for them. i like the idea of this. It will force me to listen to more metal records. Metal was my first love you know. I had a leather jacket with tassles on it for my tenth birthday. Or was it twelth? Anyway, my mam’ll know. That was a serious birthday present. My brothers were pissed off. The bank got broke on that thing. I wish it still fit me. I put studs in it and everything. Anyone remember HM Gear? I saved my paper round money for months to get a studded leather wristband and a choker with a skull on it. Word to Alice Cooper. POISON!
First off, it should be noted that Akira The Don and The Women will be appearing at Cargo tomorrow night, Wednesday August 22nd. I am told we’re on at 8:50, so get your asses there in time, or you’ll miss the three new songs we’re gonna play. Also appearing are Dragonette, Dead Disco and Sportsday Megaphone.
OK, Dublin was wicked. We all had a fantastic time, especially Jeres, who wants to move there. Anyone wanna help kid make that dream come true? Shout out Colin and co – the gifts will be keeping me entertained for time. We started watching Dexter yesterday. It is very droll. All star Superman is the best Superman comic book I have ever laid eyes on. We are all looking forward to coming to play Galway in October.
So. Not too long. It is, after all, nearly September. Summer is pretty much done. I, for one, feel cheated. This has been the worst Summer in living memory. We had a few weeks of sunshine in April, and a week at the start of August. The rest has been drizzle and shit. I was glad of that one week – we picked blackberries (which don’t usually come out till September) and got tanlines. But that, it seems, is it now. Summer 2007, done with. Nice one. Cheers.
Saying that, maybe this freakishness means we’re gonna have a lovely Autumn. I live in hope. This grey makes me depressed. My VAT bill just came in, my PC has stopped working, and will need repairing… My bed is broken, the kitchen’s a mess, and they don’t sell fish in Clapton. I will start with what I can control. To the kitchen.
“I am the Gorge Bush of this shit – I’m not going to war, but I will send niggas to war.”
He said that too.
50′s pissed off cos songs (and videos) keep getting leaked from his LP. And his LP keeps getting pushed back. And they decided to release it on the same day as Kanye’s to generate some publicity. and now it looks like Kanye’s gonna sell more records, and who sells most records is the most important thing in the world to 50, not making good ones, which is why the world has heard 6 tracks from his new album and no one likes a single one of them because they are ASS, even the Justin/Timbo one that 50 only drops two verses on.
Damn homie! In 02 you was the man homie!
Saying that, once should never underestimate 50 cent. 50 Cent is a beast. He is also something of a genius popsongwritingperson when he puts his big ole brain to the task. Personally, I think he just needs a little more motivation, and getting his ass served to him on a silver platter by the Louis Vuitton Don might just be the inspiration he needs.
PS – some crackheads are trying to turn Camden Market into a shopping centre. Like we really need another superdrug! Figga please! Hit the petition hereabouts, fool. Damn!
PPS – The internet is full of angry ole rap Stans who hate children for not knowing all the words to every EPMD song ever. My favorite rap blogger Billy X Sunday was recently weeping about the super-gay 10th anniversary XXL cover (Wayne and Baby all greased up and nudey), which set off yet another argument about whether or not Lil Wayne deserves any props at all, what with him rhyming “ass” with “ass” a lot and not having had any classic LPs. To which one young man wrote:
“THA CARTER 1 was a classic. I am 15 years old and that was one of the first cds i bought. And i bought it on accident too. I was really loking for the terrorsquad cd that had that song lean back. And that was the greatest mistake i ever did.”
That post made me well up. I love that kid!
Also explains why, despite Lean Back being the biggest song of the year, nobody bought that Terror Squad album. They were all copping Tha Carter by mistake!
“If our universe functions associatively – which we might expect, if both it and our consciousness are holographic – then our dwelling upon a subject may be the equivalent of an evocation: a calling forth of information both useful and irrelevant.” Jeff Wells
Hey yo you good good people. I write to you amidst a fug of smoke from my spot on Upper Clapton Road. I am in The Roof – top floor of the building, I look out of my window and I see the top of stoke Newington stretching out to that goshdang Gherkin that I swear is a missile that will one day take off and blow up the motherlovin’ moon.
My mattress rests on the floor, backed up by its broken bed frame. Everything in this house is falling apart. Jeres’ curtain rail came crashing down the other night, so he’s pinned up a translucent black sheet, giving his room a nice gothic air, and I ripped him off and hung my Spider-man bedspread over the window.
I just mixed the demo of a song called 18, which may or may not be the centrepiece of my second album. The first is sill out there, doing its thing – Oh! What A Glorious retirement Fund shows up on two BBC ads yesterday. Before that second album, I’m gonna hit you off with a bridge – the mixtape will contain ten remastered mixtape classics, and ten new songs, culled from the When We Were Young and LP2 sessions. Maybe some more stuff. I’m getting that together next week. There’ll be a brand new double A side single, and three new videos. Zef’s working on some Thanks For All The AIDS T-Shirts.
I saw The Simpsons movie last night. I laughed the whole way through.
My internet is behaving really oddly right now – I can only get on Gmail, Rigint and XXLmag.com for some reason. Social Networking Groups are a no no. If you have anything to say to me, do it here or by the email.
Thomas Reads@Smithfield is hosting 12 hours of free live music, dance and DJ’s as part of the Eurocultured Festival in Smithfield Plaza on Saturday 18th August.
Live acts from France, the UK and some of Ireland’s best homegrown talent will be keeping the masses entertained along with the exotic TribalFit Bellydancers from Portugal and DJ crews from France, the UK and Germany. The bar is open from midday with the music kicking off from 2.30pm come rain or shine.
Thomas Reads@Smithfield Live music & DJ programme: