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THE MONDAY LIST #22: Ten Out Of 10

So yesterday was the 1oth October 2010. Those numbers 10/10/10 will only happen once in your lifetime…..unless you live to be over a hundred and see the year 2110. A scary thought.

My original plan was to do the usual and browse through my music library to find 10 songs that are some how related to the subject. The subject this time being the number ten. Yes i realise that’s a lot of tens right there. A list of ten songs with ten either in the artists name or song title. However after a quick ten minutes of perusing i could only find a few so i gave up as such.

Instead i’ve decided to do a countdown in reverse order through the numbers ten to one. Songs with numbers in the title. I suppose the countdown idea will have to do. If anyone else knows songs involving “10” then let me know!

I’ve added the other few songs (the 1o’s) i had intended to use in the list as extra bonus tracks.

Ten Out of 10
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1. The Big Pink – Count Backwards From Ten
2. The Twilight Singers feat Mark Lanegan – Number Nine
3. Mew – Eight Flew Over, One Was Destroyed
4. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
5. DJ Shadow – Six Days
6. The Dirty Secrets – Five Feet of Snow
7. Nedry – Four Layers Of Pink
8. Air Formation – Three Years Pass
9. Klaxons – Two Receivers
10. Martina Topley-Bird – Need One (Fabien’s Mix)

BONUS TRACKS

MP3: Idlewild – Tell Me Ten Words

MP3: Ten Million Lights – Kill Yr Idols

MP3: The Black Keys – Ten Cent Pistol



S.I.T Wolf  X

ps. i was at the O.Children gig in Nice N Sleazys last night. It was one of the gigs of the year so far, very intimate. Very epic. I’ll do a review of it either tomorrow or wednesday (depending on how much time i have to myself tomorrow).

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enchanté

Hey there boy, so good to see you again.
I heard your woman left you, i heard you quit your band.
How are you on money? You still feeding that jones?
Man, you don’t look like you used to.
My god, you look like a ghost.

There’s a riot going on inside of me.
Won’t you come inside? See what i see.
The boys was drinking.
Goddamn, i got me a gun, we’re going capping later on.
Don’t that sound like fun?
I know how to get my way, to make you love me.

Now, they love you when you’re alone.
Let’s call Jackie and see if he’s at home.

Baby, i’m alright playing tricks with the light.
They love me down in Texas.
My home while i’m away.
God knows i got my reasons for every motherfucking thing i say.
Everytime you go away, take me down.
I’ve gone astray, take me down.

MP3: St Gregory

S.I.T Wolf X

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I Will Follow

UNKLE recently released the album “Where Did The Night Fall”. I managed to score a pre-release copy some months ago and on first listen i was disappointed. But unsurprisingly like every other UNKLE album it grew on me. I’ve loved UNKLE, James Lavelle in particular, for years now (my early teens)  but every time there’s a new album i always feel let down until about 3 or 4 listens. That’s usually the stage where i go “wait, this is actually fucking brilliant”. Each new listen providing different sounds and conjuring up new images. It seems i’ll never learn to appreciate Mr Lavelle’s talents first time round. Some collaborators from the last album, the critically acclaimed War Stories, joined in again on the newie. The returning guests included Joel Cadbury, Gavin Clark and the frustratingly inactive yet genius Autolux. But what caught my eye more than anything was a guest appearance from Mark Lanegan. If he lends his smoke tangled, gravelly, tortured voice to anything then i’m definitely in.

The first track “officially” released was a teaser in the form of “Natural Selection”. A number featuring the Black Angels. But the song that caught my attention most on the album was “Follow Me Down”. I’d never heard of Sleepy Sun until that track. Rachel Fannan comes across like a slightly more laid back version of Bjork. Her vocals sound like a mixture of frustration and freedom mixed together, if that makes sense.

Anyway, the whole point of this post was to stick up two remixes of “Follow Me Down” that i’ve been wanting to post for a while now and seeing as i don’t have much time (i never seem to have much time at all recently) tonight i’ll get straight to the point.

MP3: UNKLE – Follow Me Down (The Golden Filter remix)

MP3: UNKLE – Follow Me Down (Dave Sitek Remix)

The first remix is courtesy of The Golden Filter. I first heard these guys a few summers ago and the track “Solid Gold” was a mainstay on my iPod for months. It reminds me of a catwalk fashion show for some reason, check it out if you haven’t already heard it and i guarantee you’ll think you’re in Milan watching models glide by but enough day dreaming back to their remix of UNKLE. Their remix certainly gives the original a bit more oomph and elevates the track to a level and style that would be passable in a nightclub. Albeit an indie nightclub.

The second remix is by the ridiculously talented Dave Sitek. If you don’t know who this man is then be ashamed.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Andrew_Sitek

His version is a slighty more abstract remix, slowing the tempo slightly before bringing it back up and highlighting and making full use of the many vocal elements that are maybe not as evident as they should be on the original.

Here’s the original…

Just as a little extra and seeing as it’s a briliant track in it’s own right here’s a classic from Greg Dulli and Twilight Singers….who just happen to be regular collaborators with a certain Mr Lanegan also. See it’s all relevant and related! It’s not really, i just wanted to post this track. I love it. I love the chords, the voice, the emptiness of it. I love playing it on guitar and sometimes i even love ATTEMPTING to sing it.

MP3: Twilight Singers – Follow You Down

More posts at the weekend. For once i have an absolutely diary free weekend. No plans, no nights out, no visitors. Just me, some weed, the drinks cabinet, the newly freshened up iPod and my laptop. Perfect.

S.I.T Wolf X

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Music and Lyrics #2

1. MEW – 156

“Don’t you just love goodbyes?”

From my boat, i can see your house
And when the lights are on
I can watch you move
Hear the wind whispering your name
Twice the encouragement of the real you

Callie, if you really want me to
I can always get you down
If you got the money for me
Callie, in the summer rain
You and me can dry, you see
If you got the money for me

Making amends for distant wrongs, sincere

You can run away
Leave your books behind you
But you should look back twice
Just to be on the safe side

From my boat i can see your house
But now the lights are off
There’s no one home

You are just like an avalanche
Cold as I might have guessed
But at least I’m covered up for now

In a big big way i am really small
I get off my feet but i’m still distant

Don’t you just love goodbyes?
Don’t you just love goodbyes?

Callie, let us get it over with
I can always get you down
If you’ve got the money for me
Callie in the summer rain
You and me can dry, you see
If you’ve got the money for me

Most of our lives we try so hard to find the time

I won’t care for you
Like I’m really supposed to
There are things I’ll do
That could really hurt you

Don’t you just love goodbyes?
Don’t you just love goodbyes?
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Don’t you just love goodbyes?
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2. THE XX – NIGHT TIME

“We’ll talk about it soon”

You mean that much to me and it’s hard to show
It gets hectic inside of me when you go
Can I confess these things to you
Well I don’t know
Embedded in my chest and it hurts to hold

I couldn’t spill my heart
My eyes gleam looking in from the dark
I walk out in stormy weather
Hope my words keep us together
Steady walking but bound to trip
Should release but just tighten my grip

Night time
Sympathize
I’ve been working on white lies
So I’ll tell the truth
I’ll give it up to you
And when the day comes it will all have been fun
We’ll talk about it soon

And I couldn’t spill my heart
My eyes gleam looking in from the dark
I walk out in stormy weather
Hope my words keep us together
Steady walking but bound to trip
Should release but just tighten my grip

Night time
Sympathize
I’ve been working on white lies
So I’ll tell the truth
I’ll give it up to you
And when the day come it will have all been fun
We’ll talk about it soon

3. TWILIGHT SINGERS – FORTY DOLLARS

“She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”

suckers swallow every time, airplane come erase your mind
seems there’s been an accident, telephone cost ya fifty cent
to find out the retail, gory detail
nothing here for me, i get all of my kicks for free

mangy dog without a collar, buy me love for forty dollars
i got love for sale, come on get some before it gets stale
again, i win, the double for a lie, i get my money on the fly
we’re throwin’ down, so come on by, i’ll be around

i got 3-6-9, another dollar makes a dime
y’all in double dutch again, notify your next of kin, i said

mangy dog without a collar, buy me love for forty dollars
i got love for sale, come on get some before it gets stale
now, love don’t mean a thing, but 2am and a telephone ring

love is all you need, and all you need is love
love is all you need, and all you need is love
we go underground, cos there’s emptiness above
she loves you yeah-yeah-yeah
she loves you yeah-yeah-yeah
she loves you yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah

i’m just bein’
i’m just bein’
i’m just bein’
i’m just bein’
honest

4. THE NATIONAL – BRAINY

“You might need me more than you think you will”

I’ve been draggin around from the end of your coat for two weeks
Everywhere you go is swirlin, everything you say has water under it

You know I keep your fingerprints in a pink folder in the middle of my table
You’re the tall kingdom I surround
Think I better follow you around

You might need me more than you think you will
Come home in the car you love, brainy brainy brainy

I’ve been draggin around from the end of your coat for two weeks
You keep changing you’re fancy fancy mind every time I decide to let go

I was up all night again, boning up and reading the American dictionary
You’ll never believe me what I found
Think I better follow you around

You might need me more than you think you will
Come home in the car you love, brainy brainy brainy
you might need me more than you think you will
come home in the car you love, brainy brainy brainy

5. LONGWAVE – SIRENS IN THE DEEP SEA

“You’re the only one that can”

I’ve been trying to reach you, oh
I’ve trying to get through, oh
It’s so hard to let you know
I’ve been trying, yes, it’s true, oh

You’re the only one that can
The lonely one again
You’re the only one that can
You are alone

I’ve been swimming in the deep sea
Sirens come up to greet me
But it’s not so good to be

The only one that can
The lonely once again
You’re the only one that can
You are alone

You’re the only one that can
The lonely one again
You’re the only one that can
You are alone

You’re the only one that can
The lonely once again
You’re the only one that can
You are alone
You are alone

S.I.T Wolf X

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Axe A Dent and Emerge and See

Apologies for the late weekend mixtape but i’ve been a busy boy. As many of you will know, this Wednesday past happened to be the 9/9/09. I was going to make a special mixtape up on the Wednesday to commemorate this once in a lifetime date. Well, my lifetime anyway, unless i somehow live till September 2109. Anyways, i couldn’t get round to making the mix up on the Wednesday due to more important matters, ie. getting drunk and watching the Scotland vs Holland game round the local watering hole. So i thought to myself “i’ll make it on the Thursday”….but i was too hungover. Friday? Went and seen a friends band playing in Stereo (i’ll post some stuff soon). Saturday? Couldn’t. It’s a long story.
But!……… But! Today i finally got the time to make it. The theme of the mix takes on a 999/Accident & Emergency vibe, so bands and songs that were included had to have that kinda slant to their name. Things along the lines of Police, Ambulance, Criminals, Fire, Accidents etc. Hope you enjoy!

Axe A Dent and Emerge and See Mixtape Tracklisting
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1. Patrick Wolf – Accident and Emergency
2. Dead Kennedys – Police Truck
3. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name Of
4. Blood Brothers – Ambulance vs Ambulance
5. Crystal Castles vs Health – Crimewave
6. Mew – Small Ambulance
7. Twilight Singers – There’s Been An Accident
8. Damien Rice – 9 Crimes
999. Thieves Like Us – Drugs In My Body
10. Queens Of The Stone Age – Thats A Killer Scene You’ve Got There, Man..
11. UNKLE – Doctor Who Theme Tune
12. Freezepop – Pop Music Is Not A Crime
13. The Police – so Lonely
14. Lobsterdust – Put On The Red Light (Police vs Coldplay)
15. The Killers – Mr Brightside
16. Maybeshewill – We Called For An Ambulance But A Fire Engine Came
17. Ambulance Ltd – Yoga Means Union
18. The Prodigy – Firestarter (Empirion Remix)
19. Goldfrapp – A & E (Gui Boratto Remix)

MP3: Someone’s In The Wolf – Axe A Dent and Emerge and See Mixtape

alternative download: http://www.mediafire.com/?nwnm2tmwdqx Axe A Dent and Emerge and See Mixtape

Axe A Dent and Emerge and See Mixtape
And as a little bit of bonus material here’s a few songs that are along the same theme but didn’t quite make the mix

Janes Addiction – Been Caught Stealing (live on the BBC)

Oceansize – Music For A Nurse

S.I.T Wolf X

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True Love Waits and The Weight of True Love

broken heart

I know its Valentines Day tomorrow  and i don’t want to dampen the mood for people but seen as today is Friday the 13th i’ve decided to put a post up for those that are unlucky in love. Songs for people that have experienced broken hearts, for people that have broke hearts themselves (everybody has) and for the lots of people who will spend Valentines Day alone this year.

The first bunch of songs are ones of loss, hurt and memories. The usual suspects like Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver are in there but there’s a few others that i thought would fit in quite nice. I’m not Coldplays biggest fan but even i can’t deny “The Scientist” is a touching ode to lost love. The Twilight Singers went for an orchestral background and a boy/girl conversation type song on “Number Nine”.  Whereas “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses and “Maps” by the YYY’s are more stripped back but no less haunting. The Postal Service also go for the boy/girl conversation point of view on the ethereal “Nothing Better” whislt managing to keep their trademark bleepy sound. Mystery Jets, Chairlift and Bloc Party bring an indie touch to the mix with tales of bruised love (literally) and broken dreams . Frightened Rabbit’s song about “getting your hole” (as they so delicately put it) offers something a bit more awkward and an altogether different outlook on finding love or thinking you’ve found love. And then there’s the classic break up song by Fleetwood Mac. “Go Your Own Way” was written and recorded just after band members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks broke up and the tension and emotion is clear for all to hear as they share vocal duties.

MP3s
Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Coldplay – The Scientist
The Twilight Singers (feat Mark Lanegan) – Number Nine
Band Of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
Mystery Jets – Flakes
Chairlift – Bruises
Bloc Party – I Still Remember
Frightened Rabbit – Keep Yourself Warm
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way

hmed_brokenheart
The next trio of songs are the polar opposite of the ones above. Instead of  getting you down or making you feel sorry for yourself these songs might make you feel better about a break up. From the slightly sarcastic and provoking “I Never Wanted You” by Headphones, right though to the pretty blatant “fuck you” blasts from The Avalanches and McAlmont & Butler.

MP3s
Headphones – I Never Wanted You
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
McAlmont & Butler – Yes

The last song doesn’t really need any description. One of the most simple but moving songs ever. Probably something to do with the fact that Thom Yorkes vocals still sound so fragile when he sings live.

MP3: Radiohead – True Love Waits (live)

hearts on hands

And thats it for my first real post. Don’t worry they won’t all be this doomy and gloomy. It just happens to be one of those days today.

Kali Nichta

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