Thursday, 15 February 2007
Some of you will remember Leslie Feist's mushaboom as "That song of that advert"...Which indeed it was. But when the postal service got thier hands on it, This happened.
Thier version is still pretty soft on the ear, but those of you who are into people like vashti bunyan and joanna newsome and animal collective will agree that theres nothing wrong with making music which makes you want to invite your neighbours round for a naturists picnic.
mushaboom (postal service naked lunch scrub)
TALKING OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, can you believe they had the cheek to actually do what umpteens of trendy New York bands would rather perish without food and water than be caught doing? Believe it of not they took two bites out of the 10 million copy-selling Nervermind and fed it back out though thier noise encancing generators and signal warping harmonic defrangmentors at a radio session not too long ago.
Animal Collective - polly mp3
Animal Collective - On a plain mp3
I like these but then i am a hideously subjecive animal collective groupie. I once asked Panda bear (AC drummer/madcap) to write the first thing that came into his mind into my diary after a solo show, and ive still got it. My plan is to ask Robert Wyatt to sing the words onto a dictophone which i will then send to jeremy Barnes (hawk and a hacksaw) to play drums on and then pass onto jeff mangum who could put some guitar down and then post it on to Beirut's Zach condon for brass and backing voices. When i eventually get the tape back i will douse it in petroleum, and fire it into the night sky, where with a little bit of luck an old and greying joe meek will have his hands stretched out to catch it, and put it all together.
Watch this space.