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THE MONDAY LIST #24: Fuckity Fuck Fuck

Apparently, i swear too fucking much…

According to friends i use the word “fuck” way too much in every day life.

Examples i’ve been given…

A. “That’s fucking amazing!”
B. “What the fuck was that all about?”
C. “Did you fucking see that?!
D. “I’m fucked, man.”
E. “Fuckin hell!”
F(uck).
G. “Fuuuuuuuuuuuck!”

Obviously i use other swear words but apparently “fuck” and it’s various usages are my favourite. So here’s a fucking Monday List with a twist. Well make that two Monday Lists for the price of one. I had so much fucking fun making up a List with “fuck” in the song title that i thought i’d make another one up with swear words/insults in the bands name.

Fuck This List
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MP3’s
1. McLusky – Fuck This Band
2. The Subs – Fuck That Shit
3. Bloody Beetroots – Fucked From Above 1985
4. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – This Love Is Fucking Right
5. Bring Me The Horizon – Fuck
6. The Music – You Might As Well Try To Fuck Me
7. Pulled Apart From Horses – Back To The Fuck Yeah
8. Dirty Disco Youth – Get the Fuck Out
9. The Tupolev Ghost – Giant Fucking Haysticks
10. Refused – Refused Are Fucking Dead

The Best Fucking List
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MP3’s
1. Holy Fuck – Balloons (Foals cover)
2. Fuck Buttons – Ribs Out
3. Kingbastard – I D K
4. Shitdisco – I Know Kung Fu
5. Selfish Cunt – Full Swing
6. Fukkk Offf – Rock Paper Scissors
7. Starfucker – German Love
8. Fucked Up – No Epiphany
9. That Fucking Tank – Some Kind O’ Magician
10. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (Featuring Kelis)

Bonus stuff……….

MP3: My Vitriol – Game Of Pricks

MP3: Fila Brazilia – Harmonicas Are Shite

MP3: Frank Turner – Heartless Bastard Motherfucker

I thinking swearing is maybe a Scottish trait and is in our blood. We don’t mean any harm or offence by it. It’s just crept it’s way into out day to day language. We just fucking embrace it i suppose.

Fuck Off Machete – What’s The Signal?

And lastly, my hero…


S.I.T fucking 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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Beautifully Tragic

Last week i watched a film that had been recommended to me by my friend Chris. You may have heard of it, i hadn’t. It’s a black comedy starring Robin Williams called “The Worlds Greatest Dad”. And when i say black comedy i mean very black. It has moments of almost heartbreaking bleakness but most scenes are almost always complimented with a sense of humour that are enough to lighten up the dark side of the story. It deals with a lot of issues, some quite taboo, with a comedic element yet still manages to get it’s point across every time. As for the characters, everyone of them was played to perfection and after watching it i couldn’t imagine any other actors or actresses in any of the roles. They all seemed to fit. That in itself played a big part in how impressive the film was.


All in all it was genuinely one of the best films i’ve seen in a long time. It got an 87% fresh rating on the notoriously hard to please Rotten Tomatoes so that’s good enough for me!

The main point of this post though was to get some tracks up from the soundtrack. The songs match the film and the story to the point of sounding like they were pretty much written for the script. It’s very rarely that happens in my opinion so i got a bit excited when i heard the tracks and searched and downloaded them almost immediately.  One of the most heartbreaking scenes in the film (maybe ever) is the moment Lance (Williams) finds his son………

MP3: Akron/Family Band – Don’t Be Afraid, You’re Already Dead

MP3: The Deadly Syndrome – I Hope I Become A Ghost

MP3: Brendan Benson – Tiny Spark

And as a wee bonus song here’s a song that has nothing to do with the film but fits the concept…..

MP3: My Vitriol – Oh Father

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A Picture Trail of Fake Vitriolic Neon Heartbeats

The “Six Mix” is another new section of the blog. I’m going to try my best to make it a weekly or at least a fortnightly thing. It’s going to be a selection of 5 random songs that i happen to be listening to and one video. Totalling up to 6 tracks in all, hence, the Six Mix. The artists will range from A Perfect Circle to Zombie Nation (thats just a fancy way of saying A to Z) and many more inbetween, just whatever takes my fancy at the time really. Oh yeah and the title of the post will be a mash up of the bands or songs i’m posting about. eg. A Picture Trail Of Fake Vitriolic Neon Heartbeats includes a segment of all the featured bands from this specific post. And don’t worry all future “Six Mix” posts won’t have all this babble at the beginning, they’ll be straight to the point with the 5 songs and a video.

Here goes nothing….making onto the first “Six Mix” are…..

My Vitriol looking slightly pissed off

My Vitriol looking slightly pissed off

MP3: My Vitriol – War Of The Worlds

Pictureplane

MP3: Pictureplane – Goth Star

Faker
MP3: Faker – This Heart Attack

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
MP3: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Mistakes & Regrets

breakbeat heartbeat
MP3: Breakbeat Heartbeat – As The Snowfalls

johnny neon

VIDEO: Johnny Neon – Laser Kill

S.I.T Wolf X

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