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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Yes, we are at NUMBER 2 in the Hype Machine Twitter charts, above Robyn and Andre 3000 and Radiohead and hot on the heels of LCD Soundsystem. HOOOO-GRAAAAAAAAH!

BIG UP EVERYBODY who’s been involved in this historic feat! And it’s not over. Number one is within our grasp. Multiple votes seem to count, perversely enough, so GET IN and LET’s GET THAT NUMBER ONE! For as Chilly Gonzales so wisely noted on Presidential Suite:

“It’s a popularity contest
You’ve just got to put it in context.”

Yes indeed.

Anyway. As I mentioned on twitter earlier, I awoke at the crack of dawn today with a terrible burning pain in my belly, and lo I did run to the bathroom heaving painfully, eventually spattering the bathtub with a foul red acid slop, reminiscent of the Martian Weed from Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds...  the stuff stripped all the enamel off my teeth and has left me feeling pretty shit, to be honest, therefore I am cancelling today’s Doncast, as I don’t want to deliver anything subpar, and, as noted last week, the royal We are charging the format to something BIGGER and MORE AWESOME.

So sorry if you, like, took the day of work or anything crazy like that.

Anyway, last night’s meeting was fruitful, you’ll be glad to know. Momentum around this here Don seems to be picking up beautifully, which spells Good News for that long awaited Life Equation… I shall be letting you know very soon how you can get involved in the artwork. It’s gonna be a flipping masterpiece.

OH YEAH! I forgot to say – my little brother Zef was trying to fix the whole navigating past the first page issue last night, and somehow broke the comments section, and some other stuff. Hopefully that will be fixed soon, but in the meanwhile you can send messages via Twitter and Facebook.

EDIT: It’s fixed! Zef coached his girl Kelly through the process on the telephone. Amazing. Maybe they can do the new website that way. Win!

PAX!

— Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

I swear, I haven’t laughed that hard since Curb Your Enthusiasm.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Wow. Anyone heard this new Girls Aloud joint? It’s called Hoxton Heroes and it is a straight up DISS of, like, well, a bunch of indie bands. Who’d a thunk it?

The song contains such lyrical gems as “You said you played at Reading/ Then you chart at fifty-seven” and “You’re off your face like you’re number one/ How many tracks have you sold? Mmmmm, none!”

I think its pretty great. Pixel just came round and he thinks its great too. Check out the video AND the lyrics after the jump.

You took some acid back in ’99
You said it blew your mind
And it helped you write rhymes

So you bought a trilby and a cheap guitar
You thought you’d be a star
It didn’t get you that far

I don’t know your name
You’re just another band with a different game
And you’re all the same
You said you played at Reading
Then you chart at fifty-seven

I don’t know your name
You’re just another band with a different game
And you’re all the same
You said you played at Reading
Then you chart at fifty-seven, oh

You’re off your face like you’re number one
How many tracks have you sold? Mmmmm, none!
Walk round the place like you’re number one
So why don’t you write a tune that we can hum?

Just cos your dad knew the Rolling Stones
You’ve got the Primrose set in your cell phone
Don’t kid yourself, you’re an indie clone
We’ve seen it before, get a sound of your own

Just cos your dad knew the Rolling Stones
You’ve got the Primrose set in your cell phone
Don’t kid yourself but you’re indie phones
We’ve heard it before, get a sound of your own

You only follow Sinatra
Cos you, you couldn’t get into Rada
So let’s try a little bit harder
Cos you need more than jeans and a parka

You only follow Sinatra
Cos you, you couldn’t get into Rada
So let’s try a little bit harder
Cos you need more than jeans and a parka

Just cos your dad knew the Rolling Stones
You’ve got the Primrose set in your cell phone
Don’t kid yourself, you’re an indie clone
We’ve seen it before, get a sound of your own

Just cos your dad knew the Rolling Stones
You’ve got the Primrose set in your cell phone
Don’t kid yourself but you’re indie phones
We’ve heard it before, get a sound of your own

You could make history
If you just stayed off the whiskey
And yeah, you might just look like a rockstar
But how much soul did it cost ya, cost ya?

You could make history
If you just stayed off the whiskey
And yeah, you might just look like a rockstar
But how much soul did it cost ya, cost ya?

— Thursday, April 3rd, 2008