Saturday, June 17, 2006

Recommended Blog: Clever Titles Are So Last Summer

This week marks the first birthday of the marvellous (and marvellously titled) Clever Titles Are So Last Summer. It's one of those blogs where you start to wonder how the writer/writers find the time of day to put so much good stuff up each and every single day, and what's more most of the stuff that does get put on Clever Titles is usually really great. And what's eveeeeen more, it's all done by one person, Bethanne, who is also a fellow contributor to the marvellous Contrast. Make sure you go check it out!

Meanwhile, it occurs to me that Primal Scream have only ever been good when they've not been successful. Pre-Screamdelica they were really great, and post Give Out they've been intermitantly amazing, but other than that, it's all a bit lame isn't it? Either too many E's or too much saxophone. The fools.

Wbile i'm typing/pasting, here's my favourite Prindle band description ever:

The Smiths sprouted out of Manchester, England in the early '80s with an agenda of red-hot hate, fury-stoked fascism and undying contempt for the remnants of the "Peace and Love Generation." A violent reactionary right-wing Oi! band with obvious connections to the National Front, this four-piece of bile (screamer Steven Morrissey, thrasher John Marr, bass pummeller Andy Rourke and blastbeat supremo Mike "Himmler's Hammer" Joyce) knew that its entire "final solution" agenda would be doomed from the start if they couldn't find a more erudite way of couching such horrific (to the comfortable bourgeois masses) slogans as "I wear black on the outside because I hate all blacks on the inside" and "I am human and I need to be loved/That's what all the Jews say." The answer: target America's teenage girl and closeted homosexual population. The rest is "Naz-istory"!

G'night all, have a good sunday!


Blogger bethanne said...

awwww. thank you so much for the kind words jamie! :)

11:36 pm, June 17, 2006  

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