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Move Your Bones

Part 2 of the Halloween mixtape is a dancier edition….


Move Your Bones
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1. Alkaline Trio – Halloween
2. Michael Jackson – Thriller (LLR remix)
3. Justice – Stress
4. Mr Oizo – Pourriture X
5. Felix Cartal – Skeleton
6. Gerruz – Vendetta
7. Figure – The Phantom
8. Mimosa/Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
9. Halloween Theme (Chrispy dub)
10. Emalkay – Mecha
11. Gorillaz – Hip Albatross
12. Memory Tapes – Pretend The Devil Isn’t Real

MP3: Someone’s In The Wolf – Move Your Bones

As i mentioned previously i made a 5 hour Halloween playlist for my friend Morgan who is studying in America just now. She had her dorm party last night, i hope it went well.

Here’s some of the tracks i used in it…

S.I.T Wolf X

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Meet Me In The Graveyard At Midnight

So this is the first part of the Halloween mixtapes i promised. This is just a short “creepy” one. It clocks in at about 40 odd minutes. While walking home late at night earlier this week  i came up with the concept of making an atmospheric and “intimidating” mixtape that could be used at the beginning of a party, maybe just as the guests are arriving or whatever. My original idea was to make it a bit longer but i was pressed for time so just quickly recorded this one.

The songs i used are ones that i think hell (if there is one) would sound like.

I fell in love with the Drop The Lime remix of “Ruins” as soon as i heard it. The Burial Hex ones speak for themselves. The Wolf Eyes track is borderline terrifying. Aphex Twin as usual is slightly deranged and as for the A Place To Bury Strangers track…well, to me “Falling Sun” has always sounded like the noise that would be playing when the world ends.

Meet Me In The Graveyard At Midnight
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1. O.Children – Ruins (Drop The Lime remix)
2. Burial Hex – Go Crystal Tears
3. Wolf Eyes – Village Oblivia
4. A Place To Bury Strangers – Falling Sun
5. Aphex Twin – Gwely Mernans
6. Burial Hex – Will To The Chapel

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MP3: Someone’s In The Wolf – Meet Me In The Graveyard At Midnight

Here’s a few little bonus tracks thrown in with a skeleton theme just for good measure.

MP3: Adebisi Shank – Bones

MP3: The Cramps – Rockin’ Bones

MP3: This Song Is A Mess But So Am I – Bones Bones Bones

MP3: The Beets – My Bones, My Flesh and Me

MP3: Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy

MP3: Radiohead – Bones

I’ll get another mixtape up before the weekend is out. I’ve also made a massive 5 hour one for my friends party so i’ll try post some tracks off of that as well and i’ll get some more Halloween themed stuff up too before Hallow’s Eve eventually arrives…

S.I.T Wolf  X

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I Hope I Become A Zombie

The Halloween countdown continues…….


MP3: Zombie Disco Squad – Hobo

MP3: Breakbot – Iron Zombie

MP3: Horrorpops – Walk Like A Zombie

MP3: Jookabox – Zombie Tear Drops

MP3: Ali Renault – Zombie Raffle

MP3: Fake Shark Real Zombie – Shoreditch Vampire

MP3: Faith No More – Zombie Eaters

And of course i couldn’t leave out the classic that most people probably think about when they hear the word zombie….

MP3: The Cranberries – Zombie


VIDEOS

Then there’s this famous little guy…

I thought i’d sign off this post with a picture that i KNOW will give a certain female friend the creeps……..you know who you are!


If i have time after work tomorrow night i’ll get another post up about other creepy Halloween creatures. Maybe witches, monsters, demons, skeletons, vampires etc.

S.I.T Wolf  X

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I Hope I Become A Ghost

I’ve decided i’m keeping with the Halloween theme until it arrives so for the rest of the week there’ll be posts assosciated with Halloween type stuff.

It was the Phantoms turn yesterday so today it’s time to open up the old “do you believe in them or not?” debate….


I had fun searching through my hard drive for “ghostly” songs. I had a lot more than i thought i would’ve. I picked a select few and tried to keep the musical styles as varied as possible. Just right click and save as to download.

MP3: Bombay Bicycle Club – Ghost

MP3: Pulled Apart By Horses – Get Off My Ghost Train

MP3: Parts and Labor – Ghosts Will Burn

MP3: Shiny Toy Guns – Ghost Town

MP3: The National – Anyone’s Ghost

MP3: Broken Records – Ghosts

MP3: Summer Camp – Ghost Train

MP3: The Golden Filter – Frejya’s Ghost

MP3: DJ Shadow – Giving Up The Ghost

MP3: Harlem – Friendly Ghost

VIDEOS

Some of my favourite ghost related videos…

My favourite song about ghosts (not in a pervy way! i’m not into paranormal sexual encounters!) is….

MP3: Maybeshewill – How To Have Sex With A Ghost

And here’s a little video from a few Halloween’s ago of myself playing that well known theme tune…

I have a feeling i’ve posted that video before but who cares. It’s worth it for the memories.

Tomorrows post will be Zombie related. Be sure to come back and have a peek…if you’re not too scared .

S.I.T Wolf  X

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THE MONDAY LIST #23: The Revenge of The Phantom

The countdown to Halloween begins….


I’ve noticed in my “Stats” department recently that the key search word used on Google, by people who stumble across this blog unintentionally, during the last week or so has been “phantom”. I think it’s because the picture i used in this Halloween post last year is one of the first to pop up in the Google image search engine. Anyway it’s time to bring back the Phantom in the form of his very own Monday List.

“I Am Your Angel Of Music……”


THE REVENGE OF THE PHANTOM
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1. The Shins – Phantom Limb
2. Justice – Phantom
3. The Phantom Band – The Howling
4. Jookabox – Don’t Go Phantom
5. Jookabox – Phantom Don’t Go
6. Tori Amos – Happy Phantom (Live)
7. The Phantoms Revenge – I Heard You Were Dead
8. Phantom – Voodoo Romantic
9. Rob Zombie – Return Of The Phantom Stranger
10. Phantom Planet – California

And of course there’s the usual Bonus Tracks.

There’s the original version…

MP3: Andrew Lloyd Webber – Phantom of the Opera

Then there’s a sampled/remixed/dancier version….

MP3: Figure – The Phantom

And lastly there’s the misspelled one but an amazing band and song nonetheless…

MP3: Fantomas – Rosemary’s Baby

Although i’ve included them in The List i love this video so it’s worth putting it up too. They remind me a bit of Cocteau Twins.

S.I.T Wolf  X

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Buckfest 2010 – The Redux

This afternoon i’m off to the The 13th Note (oh, how i’ve missed you these last 2 months!) in Glasgow for the now annual activity of Buckfest. Starting as the brainchild of cult Glasgow band The Bucky Rage it has morphed into a gritty two day noise-fest.  It showcases some of the best underground talent in Scotland and also includes a few guests from elsewhere.

Unfortunately this year i can only make it along today as tomorrow i have some other plans…..basically, i get to catch up with my dad and we’ll get drunk and moan about how bad TV is.

Here’s the full line up with some links…(where possible)

Buckfest 2010 – The Redux

A fantastic weekend of music lined up:

Saturday:

4.30 The Part Time Martyrs
“odd and interesting indie-rock” from Helensburgh
http://www.myspace.com/theparttimemartyrs

5.15 Inteligencia
Psychedelic Stooges inspired rock n roll from Clydebank

6.00 Poison Sisters
Sandy Poison, playing some of the Poison Sisters greatest hits!
http://www.myspace.com/poisonsisters

6.45 The Wan Affs
Stripped down 2 man Rockabilly/Psychobilly from Italy/Glasgow

7.30 The No-Brainers
Dumb 3 piece garage punk from Leicester
http://www.myspace.com/theenobrainers

8.30 The Bucky Rage
Shambolic zombie surf from Glasgow’s masters of disasters.
http://www.myspace.com/thebuckyrage

9.30 The Handsome Dicks
Ex-Coyotemen rock n roll from Newcastle/London.
http://www.myspace.com/thehandsomedicks

10.30 Charles Randolph Rivers’ Slim Rhythm Revue
Scotland’s premier purveyor of one man band vintage rock n roll.
http://www.myspace.com/slimrhythmrevue

DJ’s ‘Wild Ben’, ‘Jim Shit’ and ‘Joe Eruption’ spinning choice vinyl throughout the day to keep your toes tapping and your ears ringing til midnight.

Sunday:

4.30 Dala Lami
Jonestownsian rock n roll from the Dali Lammy

5.30 XMRV
Glasgow’s no.1 spazz-core punk metalists.
http://www.myspace.com/xmrv

6.30 Acid Fascists
Edinburgh based Lysergic Punks on a mission to melt your minds
http://www.myspace.com/acidfascists

7.30 The Jackhammers
Sledgehammer punk from Glasgow
http://www.myspace.com/jackhammersaction

8.30 Eddy and The T-Bolts
Hi octane rock from Eddy and the Boys
http://www.myspace.com/eddyandthetbolts

9.30 Ghosts Of Progress
Montrose’s favourite sons, 2 piece blues/noise explosion
http://www.myspace.com/ghostsofprog

10.30 Filthy Little Secret
Sleazy shabaret rock from Glasgow
http://www.myspace.com/filthylittlesecret06

DJ’s ‘Jim Shit’ and ‘Joe Eruption’ spinning choice vinyl throughout the day to keep your toes tapping and your ears ringing til midnight.

“Inteligencia” is my brother in laws new band. It consists of ex members of You Can’t Eat The Word Food and the guitarist from Da Gramsci and my mate Symey, the bassist, from Filthy Little Secret.  So they’re a bit of a Glasgow supergroup if you like. Buckfest is their first show. Gary (my bro in law) always puts everything into his shows so i’m really looking forward to a raw performance today. Since the split of his old band Gary has continued recording (as he always does) under various guises but will be the first time in a while he’s set foot on stage with the band/gang mentality. I’m excited.

Also, Gary recently started a blog. It’s sure to be worth checking out for random musings and jolly banter. He’s over at Chairman Cow.

Filthy Little Secret themselves are headlining the Sunday night. Symey is just being greedy! And a little warning to all the ladies out there who like their tall ginger men…..prepare to swoon! Josh Homme has nothing on Symey!


Here’s some videos and tracks of what to expect from a few of the artists…..

MP3: The Bucky Rage – One Eyed Girl

MP3: Filthy Little Secret – My Kinda Girl

MP3: Acid Fascists – Acid Twist

And just for old times sake here’s one of Gary’s older solo tracks under the Lazy Bones moniker.

S.I.T Wolf  X


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Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands

7 Years ago today the late, great Elliott Smith died. There is still some debate as to whether he committed suicide or not. But that’s another matter altogether. This post is to celebrate the life of Smith and the never ending legacy that he left behind.


I’m a huge fan of his songwriting skills and voice but i’m simply in awe of the raw emotion he could pluck and strum out of 6 simple guitar strings. There are only a handful of people in this universe of ours who can somehow make me feel the way i do when i listen to Elliott Smith tracks. His albums aren’t ones that i listen to when i’m company of friends. No, Elliott Smith is best experienced alone and dare i say it when you’re feeling down. If you know his back story and the struggles he went through then you’ll know what i mean. The words he sings, the way he sings them, the guitar he strums and the way he strums it can inspire anyone, no matter how down you are, to find that little extra bit of strength to pull through the darkest of times.

He was and still is an inspirational figure to myself and many my friends but it’s not just us who love him…….

His songs have been covered by a wide variety of artists and through a huge spectrum of genres. Here’s a select few.

MP3: Metric – Between The Bars (Elliott Smith Cover)

MP3: Cymbals Eat Guitars – Ballad Of Big Nothing (Elliott Smith cover)

MP3: My Vitriol – Bottle Up And Explode (Elliott Smith cover)

MP3: Jump Clubb – Angeles (Elliott Smith cover)

He wasn’t adverse to performing and recording a few covers as well….

MP3: Elliott Smith – Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover)

MP3: Elliott Smith – Supersonic (Oasis cover)

MP3: Elliott Smith – Thirteen (Big Star cover)

On the 1st of November, Domino Records release a best of Elliott Smith CD  simply entitled “An Introduction To……Elliott Smith”. The tracklisting is pretty flawless. Elliott Smith isn’t the easiest person to make a best of compilation for as he has so many songs that are worthy of making the cut but the album has been whittled down to 14 tracks from this supremely talented and gifted artist.


MP3: Elliott Smith – Miss Misery

MP3: Elliott Smith – Twilight

One of my favourite tracks that didn’t make the best of compilation is “Amity” from the XO album.

MP3: Elliott Smith – Amity


Live he was a phenomenal force. Quiet yet loud. Happy yet sad.  Weak yet somehow strong. All the while very shy and  very endearing.

You can download a live Elliott Smith set from Stockholm in 1998 here.

Here’s the setlist:

1. Angeles
2. Division Day
3. Clementine
4. Alameda
5. Between the Bars
6. Pictures of Me
7. Waltz #2
8. Rose Parade
9. Some Song
10. Say Yes
11. Needle in the Hay
12. Roman Candle
13. Independence Day
14. Speed Trials
15. 2:45 AM
16. No Name #1
17. Thirteen

I’ve never seen him live in the flesh but i’ve seen a lot of YouTube videos and this one in particular gives me chills every time. You feel like he’s in the room alongside you playing for only you.

All that’s left to say is..


…and Goodbye.

S.I.T Wolf  XO

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