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obviously

Ban Kil Moon (imago), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:57 (four years ago) link

what will have been the results of such tempestuous collusion, we wonder

Ban Kil Moon (imago), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:59 (four years ago) link

some new words

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:01 (four years ago) link

bet you guys would get it on.

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:03 (four years ago) link

wordsmithery

Ban Kil Moon (imago), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:06 (four years ago) link

visit a coffee house in houndsditch

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:19 (four years ago) link

pass comment on olde london's avianry

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:19 (four years ago) link

if you haven't watched any of joanna hogg's films yet (particular the last two) i suspect you might like them

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 14:21 (four years ago) link

o cool, ty

olde london with its red kites and peregrines, pigeons lived in proper fear then

pro war Toby Keith songs would rub you the wrong way (imago), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:17 (four years ago) link

just went to the offie for some cava and rae sremmurd was playing. is there no escape

pro war Toby Keith songs would rub you the wrong way (imago), Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:28 (four years ago) link

ive not heard rae sremmurd or run the jewels and not more than about half a youtube of death grips but i enjoyed that anyway

nakhchivan, Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:42 (four years ago) link

tbf yeah. i actually came to ilx to post that post not knowing of your clive martin retweets, it all came together splendidly

pro war Toby Keith songs would rub you the wrong way (imago), Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:57 (four years ago) link

deja vu sense this may have been covered before, but do people irl say lj or is it an ilx innovation

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:51 (four years ago) link

trying to think of a football personality with the same initials who might be pictured wearing a monogrammed tracksuit

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:52 (four years ago) link

An ILX thing mostly. Some usage amongst intimates. LJVN is a new one though.

Josh Whitehurst the endowed drummer and backing vocalist (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:14 (four years ago) link

quite possibly nobody else has identified the divine kinship between yourself and the avian world

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:17 (four years ago) link

my dearest avian has, adeo ut she has mooted a specific nature walk (the 'parkland' walk) around haringey for this weekend. birdwatching might be shuffling towards becoming my primary hobby again

Josh Whitehurst the endowed drummer and backing vocalist (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:29 (four years ago) link

shuffling furtively, like a dunnock

Josh Whitehurst the endowed drummer and backing vocalist (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:30 (four years ago) link

that and wordbotching

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:31 (four years ago) link

:)

Josh Whitehurst the endowed drummer and backing vocalist (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:31 (four years ago) link

http://wordbotching.tumblr.com/day/2012/02/27

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:32 (four years ago) link

your most avuncular post yet, marred by an idiotically weak tumblr concept

Josh Whitehurst the endowed drummer and backing vocalist (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:35 (four years ago) link

how do u feel abt the epithet 'twitcher'

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:43 (four years ago) link

it's fine when used to describe a particular sort of birdwatcher, the sort who will receive text alerts about a twice-recorded rarity blown into colwyn bay on a midatlantic depression & drop everything

i am not that sort of birdwatcher, although i did stumble across sevenoaks' ibis recently, and have also stumbled across a purple heron at dungeness before. seems much more satisfying when you don't have gps coordinates and a ritualistic cavalcade of parka'd telescope-wielding pricks pinpointing the exact location of that lesser tawny-streaked marsh warbler or w/e

loved it when that famous rarity in durham or something got eaten by a sparrowhawk a few years ago

Josh Whitehurst the endowed drummer and backing vocalist (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:49 (four years ago) link

accidental shawx

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:50 (four years ago) link

lol

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 20:15 (four years ago) link

on the 7th of November 2010, I posted "dear government, get fucked"

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:13 (four years ago) link

<3

nakhchivan, Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:13 (four years ago) link

that was more for the :) which is the telltale sign of curt lj pique, to be contrasted with :D

nakhchivan, Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:14 (four years ago) link

all affection mon frère

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:30 (four years ago) link

there will have been prior expressions of impatience to #0

nakhchivan, Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:32 (four years ago) link

#0 looks like a particularly anguished or indignant emoticon

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:37 (four years ago) link

lol

nakhchivan, Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:47 (four years ago) link

compulsive autoscarification of the eyes is a known risk of long term exposure to twp

nakhchivan, Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:48 (four years ago) link

we must always remember whom the real victims have been

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:57 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/BC0Eh.gif

― nakhchivan, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 02:07 (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

would treat to tea and scones

― acoleuthic, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 02:09 (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nakhchivan, Thursday, 12 February 2015 18:27 (four years ago) link

why don't more people like the cardiacs

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Saturday, 14 February 2015 21:44 (four years ago) link

well you see nakhers chum

cardiacs' music is extremely intense with unusual melodic sensibilities but a demented punkish energy - the former putting off typical punk types and the latter putting off classical or prog fans

they sit uneasily within the rock in opposition venn set - it's like asking why henry cow or koenjihyakkei don't have more fans. they demand lots of close listening and a level of commitment that most listeners just do not have

they also alienated every single major music magazine during their heyday and the press famously loathed them, probably because they did not want to make the effort to understand them & it was easier to demonise the freaks

they have had something of a revival in the discourse of late, mostly because it's being publicised just how many popular musicians are into them

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:17 (four years ago) link

they aren't remotely like 'henry cow or koenjihyakkei' though, they make quirky indie rock music which is in a fairly recogniseable idiom to anyone who is familiar with indie rock

it would be more apt to wonder why they couldn't get at least some of the support that british sea power or whatever do, different generations but it isn't as if this country has a problem appreciating odd melodic rock music

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:26 (four years ago) link

played a few of their tracks on that youtube yesterday and there were quite a few comments from people who had heard them on radio 6 and been enraptured

this would seem to be a natural audience for them and it would be possible to imagine them being marketed a 'national treasure' to that set, had they not had the mark of cain from the trad music press

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:32 (four years ago) link

they demand lots of close listening and a level of commitment that most listeners just do not have

Come come, Louis.

Nut-bloody-rageous (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:33 (four years ago) link

they evidently receive a lot of close listening and commitment, though it's scarcely as if this is a necessary condition to appreciate them

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:37 (four years ago) link

Their wiki is pretty funny

content raggettator (wins), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:56 (four years ago) link

Cardiacs are also renowned for their startling performance style, which has been historically integrated (via video work, publicity, interviews and onstage presentation) with a vague and oppressive band mythology. The latter involves Cardiacs' record label and supposed management company, the Alphabet Business Concern - a repressive, controlling organisation (with a marked Edwardian character) which supervises (and restricts) Cardiacs' recording work and live appearances (as well as communicating band news and statements to the band's mailing list in florid and archaic corporatese). Several early 1980s video releases by Cardiacs – in particular The Consultant's Flower Garden and the clip for To Go Off and Things – provided video "evidence" that Alphabet ran Cardiacs' internal affairs in the manner of an Edwardian children's home (complete with behavioural problems and bullying).

The Alphabet Business Corporation shares some similarities with the "Cryptic Corporation" supposedly responsible for managing The Residents. As with the Cryptic Corporation, there is a strong probability that the Alphabet mythology is entirely fictional and that the band (often hailed as archetypal independent musicians) control all aspects of their work themselves. Alphabet's original representatives - or representative characters - were Cardiac's "sordid, waxy" manager The Consultant (real name James Stevens) and his assistant and band advisor "Miss Swift", both of whom made onstage appearances with Cardiacs during the 1980s.[1][17] In the late 1980s both The Consultant and Miss Swift left the Cardiacs organisation and were replaced by Mark Walmsley, who played a less public role (but did appear for inserts in the Maresnest concert video, expressing contempt for his charges and their music).

In performance, Cardiacs generally reject (or occasionally parody) standard rock band posturing. In keeping with the Alphabet mythology, the band's shows have instead featured behaviour which has been described as "therapeutic, surrealist pantomime", compared to absurdist theatre, and labelled "not so much theatrically eccentric as completely fucking neurotic". During any given performance, Tim Smith rants between and during numbers, acting out bizarre childlike ideas and emotions.[17][18][19][20] During the 1980s the band perfected a detailed stage act involving shabby lift attendant costumes, badly-applied clown make-up, Tim Smith's bullying of other band members (predominantly Jim Smith), and a final formal presentation of champagne and flowers by The Consultant and Miss Swift complete with confetti, taking place to "a euphoric sweep of saxophone and keyboards that wouldn’t seem out of place in a '70s cigar advert."[2][12][19] During the 1990s, the theatrical elements of the live show were toned down and the uniforms replaced by formal suits, although certain rituals (including the childlike mannerisms and Smith's ranting style) were retained.[3][4][6][7][12]

content raggettator (wins), Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:56 (four years ago) link

british sea power comparison -> 'they evidently receive a lot of close listening' = a level of trolling I can't deal with on a Sunday

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:02 (four years ago) link

(xp) Why oh why aren't they more popular?

Nut-bloody-rageous (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:05 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKQuh_RZeew

british sea power

not that sort of birdwatcher (imago), Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:10 (four years ago) link

mondegreen sin action

imago, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:58 (two years ago) link

not going to bedevil the relevant thread coz I've already pissed in h3lg's metallica chips this week, but shit me this sarah mary chadwick stuff is the worst music, just the worst (this also counts as an endorsement for those who hate my taste)

imago, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:21 (two years ago) link

thx will check out when I get back

diary of a mod how's life (wins), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:23 (two years ago) link

ok you've got northern ireland

imago, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:26 (two years ago) link

xxp - your taste = "The 1975 is 'orrible" (2014); "The 1975 is brilliant" (2016) ...

sarahell, Monday, 28 November 2016 20:07 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

speculation has arisen about the festivities for lj's 30th birthday

sarahell, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:36 (two years ago) link


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