Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Monday, 17 December 2007

Guest Post from Tom @ NotInNottingham... He's all wrong!


Is anyone feeling as rough as I am? That has to be my favourite christmas party ever and I'm still smiling about it now, even anders from supernight is smiling despite all the dancing leaving him with severe calf problems. I think I'm going to use this post to try and piece together my memories of the night and if any of them are inaccurate then please correct me:

Joey Chickenskin: Joey kicked the evening off in fine style with a brand new song about christmas in nottingham, he seems ever so friendly and only convention stopped me from bursting on stage to hug him. I set off a party popper at the wrong time.

Ashley and the Askins: Ash made a joke about speedboats before playing 'Fairytale of New York'. Someone in the crowd yelled 'too soon', that was funny. Despite the askins being absent and ash having to impersonate a woman I was touched.

Xmas Jazz Corner With Me... Chris Barrett: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. That's what I shouted cos that's what you do when Jazz is on. I've now got a ladyboy voice as a result. Chris played a few times but I can't remember which bands he was inbetween or which songs were christmas ones and which were just normal jazz.

Twenty Year Hurricane: I made a heart out of mine and Anders off of Supernight's fingers and showed it to the lead singer Nick. I only like him as a friend really. This was their first gig and they did a little st nick and we all decided they should play for people more often.

Spaceships Are Cool: la la la la la la la. I learned that Santa gets around by using friendship and kindness. The christmas cheer was definitely getting to a peak. Rob was poorly but you couldn't tell.

Yunioshi: It's getting blurry now but they had beards on and did a Run DMC song that rhymed eggnog and something else. It was brilliant. Later on I danced with them but I'll get to that later.

Petebox: He wasn't supposed to play but was filled with christmas cheer so we told him to get up there and do his stuff. He did a beatbox version of 'Jingle Bells' and we all danced. I shouted stupid things like brrrrrrap whilst waving a glowstick. I'm an idiot

Me DJing: I hope you enjoyed the records I was playing... I know I played lots of rock and roll and The Waitresses 'Christmas Wrapping,' I definitely saw plenty of you dancing so thanks.

Polymath: Polymath were definitely as into the spirit of the night as anyone else thanks to several sambucas. They brought a haunting element to the show and Anders from supernight made a face at me whilst mouthing 'these guys are bloody brilliant,' or something. He also suggested that they'd blown his face off in a good way.

Nuclear Family: were they on next? Is any of this in order? They definitely did the nights best version of driving home for christmas.

Fists: I love Fists... They did something about big baby jesus and were as ramshackley brilliant as ever. It's all very blurry at this point. I stopped drinking pints and moved on to whiskey and coke hurrah!

Not in Nottingham Vs Annual Gift Man: like Live Aid if it was in a garage and didn't actually help anyone at all. Not sure who was on stage but if you were then thankyou... I smashed up a £1.50 keyboard right at the end of the song... I'm an idiot. There was a girl dressed as a reindeer

The Supernight Crew: were bloody marvellous, Bex made the place look lovely, James sorted all the bands out and Anders compered like a man possessed (despite me hindering him).

Dancing: At the end of the night Anders and Bex spun some real party tunes and we all had a good dance. I remember Sadie from not in nottingham doing the best dance moves I've ever seen, I can't remember what they were, and I remember Yunioshi were partying like a band should party.

So that was pretty much it. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. We couldn't believe how many of you turned out and would love to thank all of you. Sorry we didn't bring enough mince pies to go round.

Also big thanks to Tim Smith from Fourmost Films and Tom Chaffe from Via Vaudeville! Who put on the visuals, massive thanks to all the bands and to everyone who bought the not in nottingham xmas album. We made enough to buy the sound desk we needed and so we can carry on podcasting next year.

On Sunday I was sick.
Happy Christmas one and all

Tom and the Not in Nottingham team

p.s. The christmas podcast is available now at http://www.notinnottingham.com/

p.p.s. check back in the next few days for photos

Friday, 14 December 2007

Thursday, 13 December 2007

What a bunch of...

Check out the video for the NotInNottingham Christmas song. Keep your eyes peeled for some highly naturalistic acting from Anders and some fabulous lip-synching from myself... oh and of course Tom Whalley looking daft in his hat...

Love Becky

p.s. don't forget you can see this rubbish LIVE on Saturday @ The Maze for free... alongside about 10 proper bands doing good versions of Christmas songs!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Sat 15th Dec @ The Maze *** Supernight & Not in Nottingham present...

A Christmas Xtravaganza with...

+ DJs!
+ more!


I really hope you can make it to The Maze next Saturday. Not only is it our last gig of the year, but we're also helping Not in Nottingham launch their new Christmas LP.

Following on from last year's triumphant mix, it features the cream of Nottingham's musical talent jingling their bells, dingdonging merrily, and generally rocking (and folking) around the Christmas tree.

To celebrate, we've got a load of the bands, plus a load of our friends, coming along to play their favourite Christmas songs and help us get all festive.

It's going to be an indie-folk-gabba-bump'n'grind yuletide special with the twin gifts of live music and top DJs. Oh yes, all that and we may just receive a visit from the Annual Gift Man too. It's going to be the mother of all Christmas parties. And it's free, as our Christmas gift to you!

Hope to see you there!

Anders x

p.s. check our myspace for updates: www.myspace.com/supernight

p.p.s. if you haven't listened to NotInNottingham yet, go here: http://www.notinnotts.libsyn.com/ it's great!

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Notts on Radio 1

You probably don't listen to Radio 1 very often, neither do we really, until that is Huw Stephens profiled Nottingham bands and Supernight favourites Spaceships Are Cool were featured, alongside Supernight's very own Fists!

Here's the link. Just click "listen to this week's show" and skip forward 15 mins (unless you want to listen to Huw!) You'll hear him introduce Dean Jackson from the Beat and then some of Nottingham's best kept secrets get a bit of national exposure!



love Becky

p.s. catch Fists AND Spaceships Are Cool at Supernight on the 15th Dec @ the Maze. It's going to be a cracking christmas party.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Supernight presents... Cuban Crimewave, Scutty Neighbours & Yes My Ninjas?

Junktion 7, Friday 23rd November, 8:30pm till late

So friends, the days are getting shorter, the nights are drawing in, it's starting to get really very cold, the shops are getting busier...but fear not, Supernight has exactly the dose of electric spazzrock treatment to grab those winter blues by the neck and to shout very loudly in their faces.

Join us at Junktion 7 on Friday 23rd November to see some of the dirtiest, noisiest, most riotously entertaining oiks we could round-up do what they do best - have a blinding rock & roll party. Yes, for just £3 you can savour the following filthy treats:

Party-stomping twin bass slinging satanic cinemascope movie soundtracks for 1920's Cuban gangs. Think Death From Above 1979, think The Stooges, think howls, growls and raw, rumbling scuzzrock at its finest.

A filthy cocktail of punk, metal and cider, this Skull Tanker side-project are "a ragtag bunch of misfits, miscreants and diseases" hell bent on having the noisiest, scuttiest, most riotously enjoyable party in the neighbourhood.

Sonic mentalists from Lincolnshire cramming genre upon genre to create music that is both insanely catchy and, well, insane. Electro-pop, metal, hardcore, d'n'b...it'll make your head hurt, in a good way.

All this PLUS projections from the talented Dan Toporowski, who also designed our poster. Go to www.myspace.com/supernight to see it.

See you down the front.


Monday, 12 November 2007

Popbitch tidbit

Love this story...

Vinyl destination - Monster Raving Loony lives on

Wild Willi Beckett was the Monster Raving Loony party's Mental Health spokesman until he died earlier this year. Willi was also lead singer in a strange rock band, The Psychosurgeons. Last weekend, his bandmates released a special limited edition green vinyl 7" single to friends and family, which had Willi's ashes pressed into the vinyl.


I should probably also let you know that the next Supernight is happening on the 23rd November and it is going to be a rock monster. Check back for more details in the next couple of days.

Love Becky

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Who Threw The Shoe? (fun to say out loud)

All the Superfolk headed off to see Arcade Fire last week, and boy we had a great time.
Lucky old Anders even got to go backstage and meet some of the band who re-christened him the Sheriff of Nottingham. We danced, sang, got funny looks from people around us who could hear the singing... it was great.

Until, that is, someone threw a shoe at Win Butler's head during an emotional crescendo.
Who does that? Who threw the shoe? While I think it's wrong and whoever did it should really be ashamed, the thing that really sticks with me about the whole affair is that they threw a shoe... Did they come prepared or go home with one bare foot? If anyone knows the answer, please let us know!

One of our party was so disheartened by the whole affair he penned this email to Win:

>Dear Win
> I saw Arcade Fire playing last night in Nottingham and I was really
> having a hell of a time, fists clenched, rictus grinning, giving
> myself whiplash with the dancing, when that total c/nt threw a shoe at
> you. I have no idea who the guy (surely a man) was, but I was so upset
> on your behalf that I wanted to come and find you afterwards so that
> you could punch me in the face by way of karmic recompense.
> You people are phenomenal, and much respected by the 99% of your
> audience whose frontal lobes are still intact, so I hope you are not
> too disheartened by what happened. Maybe you could find some solace
> in the fact that at least it wasn't a lollipop that was hurled at you.
> Those things can blind.
> Tom
> PS Richard might like to know that the crash helmet was invented by
> Franz Kafka.

I love the thought of punches as karmic retribution.

Anyway, to sum up, Arcade Fire are ace, shoe throwers are not.

Love Becky

Tuesday, 30 October 2007


Here's the link for the photos from last Saturday's Oxjam gig as promised:



Monday, 29 October 2007

Thanks for making Supernight great!

Hello there,

This is a big fat THANKS to everyone who came to Supernight on Saturday!

And also to the lovely Oxjam people, the wonderful bands who performed, the delightful Kate Musgrove who did projections, my sister Katie who made a really nice cake, the fantastic Tether group with their art tombola prizes and The Maze for having us!

So... hope you had a good time? We did! We'll be putting some photos online soon and I'll post the link up here for you.

Some of my favourite moments included:

- Most of Fists set but especially the little ghost tune (little gho-o-o-o-o-o-st!)
- Lovely Joe working the tombola like a demon
- Seeing the proud winner of a beautiful yellow woolly hat and orange necklace modelling his prize... yellow is really Ned's colour...
- Enjoying the slightly surreal experience of walking out the back door of the Maze and realising there was a team of Maze staff completely rebuilding the back half of the club!
- Watching Napoleon IIIrd - that was the first time I've seen him and I thought he was amazing - Raising money for Oxfam (I don't know how much, you can't get the lids off those rattly tins, but thanks to everyone who donated anything!)

Last but not least, my absolute favourite thing:

- Taking home my most random souvenir ever from a night out... a golf club.

Anyway, it's Monday now, work time, so I'd better get on with some!

Love Becky

p.s. if the nice man who really would've liked a Jarvis Cocker badge (rather than a rubbish Kaiser Chiefs one) is reading this, drop me an email, I saved one for you.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Write a novel in a month?

Something of a small craze is starting to take hold at Supernight, with two of our number having decided that this November they're going to write a novel. In one month. It's a hard task, but someone's got to do it.

Anyway, it all came about as a result of being sent this website:


There's something infectious about the idea that it really is quantity, not quality that counts.

If they let me, I'll post up some excerpts as they get into the swing of it. AND, if anyone wants to join us, then please please do! Send me excerpts of yours and I'll post those up too. If enough people do it we can all get together for a celebration and can laugh at the terrible novels we've written in one month together!

love Becky

p.s. I really should mention that all plans are in place for a fabulous gig on Saturday at the Maze, and you know it's all for charity so come on down and eat cake, wear badges, see projections, listen to bands, enter the raffle, dance, drink and make merry!

Monday, 15 October 2007

Supernight OXJAM do - 27th October - Save up your pennies!

After a roaring success last year which saw Supernight raise over £700 for Oxfam as part of the Oxjam festival, we're back with a cracking line-up for our Oxjam 07 gig on the 27th October at The Maze (what a brilliant venue, right?)

As well as 3 fantastic live performances (details below) We're also thinking up myriad ways to shake the spare change loose from your pockets in the name of a good cause.

Prepare to eat yummy homemade cake, to swap £1 for badges created by musical luminaries such as Jarvis Cocker and to take part in our Oxfam raffle, with fabulous prizes carefully sourced from Oxfam shops round the city.

Playing live:

NAPOLEON IIIrd (Brainlove Records) www.myspace.com/boney3

Brilliant one-man band embracing all of Brian Wilson's maverick genius, but with a battered reel-to-reel tape machine and some wonky kids' instruments instead of 4 fellas and a state of the art studio.

BALOR KNIGHTS (Thee SPC) www.myspace.com/balorknights

Creators of gloriously messy indie rock that staggers and weaves everywhere from Pixies to Bearsuit and has earned them a legion of fans including 6Music and Rough Trade.

FISTS www.myspace.com/fistsmusic

You never quite know what to expect with this anti-folk rocktopus, from ramshackle marching drum Casiotone workouts to catchy lo-fi pop.

Come and dance and sing and have a good time and feel like a good person because you're doing it all for charity (and kicks).


p.s. bring along your favourite charity shop tunes and we'll play them!

p.p.s. above is our lovely poster (in strange colours, I've only sort of figured out how to upload pictures!) courtesy of the talented Hayley Oh...

Monday, 8 October 2007

Songs that stick in your head

I've realised that my post entitled "Love is in the Air" is a big mistake. Not because love isn't in the air, because it is, but because it means that every time I check in to update something on the blog I get stuck with the song of the same name going round and round and round in my head. It's not fun.

I think perhaps it's surprisingly easy to get a song into my head. Nick (who I work with) thinks it's fun to try and sneak a really bad song in there without me noticing, so all of a sudden I'm singing "Caught up in my wishing well" round the office, with no idea why.

My sister randomly gets "The Conga" stuck in her head, which I think has to be one of the worst I've ever heard of. What do you reckon? Can you top that?


Saturday, 6 October 2007

Metal fans be warned...


I often get great stories passed onto me by friends that subscribe to Popbitch.
Here's a belter...

It's not a good time to be a heavy metal fan in Iran.

Last week Iran's Minister of Culture, Mohamed Hosein Sarrar-Harandi, gave an interview to Spanish newspaper El Pais where he talked about his taste in pop music.

Mr Sarrar-Harandi said, "I know there are music genres, mostly heavy metal, that can provoke - combined with some hallucinogens - young people to jump out of the windows of cars while driving at high speed. I'm opposed to that kind of music."

Fans of Megadeth pay heed, we don't want you doing a Brian Harvey now do we!

x anders

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Love is in the air

I love romance, really really I do. I’m a sucker for it. I love romance in films, stuff like when Will Ferrell brings Maggie Gyllenhaal “flours” in Stranger Than Fiction. In fact, that’s probably one of my favourite film moments of recent years.

So, anyway, this is a rambling, not-really-related introduction to the news that we’ve just heard about one of the first Supernight romances! Ahhh. We had an email from Dan who used to be the drummer with the lovely
Plans and Apologies to say that he needed to know the date they played Supernight because it was the first time he met his girlfriend and they wanted to know their anniversary.

This is more like it” I thought to myself, “I’m not bothered about music and bands, it’s all about the matchmaking from here on in!” However, I soon did the maths and realised that one romance in 2 and a half years of Supernight doesn’t really make me
Cilla Black.

So anyway, congratulations to Dan and his girlfriend, lucky you living in
Barcelona now (one of my favourite cities) and maybe one day we can organise a Supernight reception for the wedding! OK, I’m ahead of myself there, but isn’t that lovely?

I have my fingers crossed for more Supernight romances from here on in.

Love Becky

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

September ROCKS!


September is an awesome month.

It began with my 30th birthday (which was a real doozy, I can tell you!)
and it's going to end like this...

FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER @ The Maze, Mansfield Road

SJ ESAU (Anticon)
His biog reads like a pack of lies - freestyled with Massive Attack, won DMC Rap Battles aged 12, duetted with Lou Barlow... but releases on both Twisted Nerve and now Anticon would seem to back up such outlandish claims.
What is undeniably true is that Sam makes wonderful, warped folk akin to Beck, Animal Collective and Why?
We've been trying to book this guy for ages and we finally got him!


Signed to New York's Hypnote, Bobby writes home-spun romantic tales for the shy indie kid in all of us.
These lo-fi solo recordings are a million miles away from his work with the Pipettes, the all-girl indie pop sensations he is credited with having masterminded. Look out there's a monster coming!


The good Doktor heads to Supernight from Derby via Dublin and the Edinburgh Festival.
He has recently been spotted singing in his pants on Jimmy Carr's DVD, popping up on BBC 3, penning ballads for Gene Hackman and abusing innocent bystanders with a battered Casio keyboard.


PLUS we'll have an exclusive set from special guest DJs Midlands Dance Club

All for £4!!!

Supernight is back from its summer hols with a bang!

Love Anders


Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Films & Things


A quiet day at work means i'm thoroughly bored and thinking about various things not strictly (or in any way) work related. Mainly films.

We've recently seen the latest Bruce Willis Die Hard film, which was great. I can't recommend it highly enough. There's barely any real plot to speak of, but there's action sequences involving pretty much every kind of vehicle you can imagine. And yes, he does say Yippee-Ki-Yay Motherfucker.

We also saw the most recent Bourne film, which is also really quite good. As with the other Bourne films there's a lot of great scenes (fighting assassins with a book is a goodie) and some slightly preposterous moments (Sneaking into the CIA with a "look over there!" style ruse) but it's well worth watching overall.

THEN, last night we saw my favourite film I've seen recently, Knocked Up. Emminently quotable, dumb but with a heart, it's a really great film. The basic premise is exactly that, basic... a fat stoner guy gets a blond hottie pregnant and they deal with the fallout. It's what happens in and amongst them and the supporting cast that make this film worth seeing. All the characters are interesting, the storyline has something more of an ensemble feel than your usual rom com and it lets you take the rough with the smooth. So you see them falling in love, but you also see the unhappy marriage of her sister play out. It's interesting and more intelligent than the adverts would have you believe and also very funny.

Other things I've been enjoying recently include:
  • Tribe with Bruce Parry - just AMAZING, even if (like me) you don't go in for "National Geographic" style programming usually
  • Heroes - Who isn't? And don't you just love Hiro?! He's so cute!
  • Trauma Centre on the Wii - Anders, I'm going to turn our living room into an O.R!
  • Wollaton Park - Lovely when the sun's out!
  • Birthday compilation CDs made by friends - Thanks so much Ang & James, Tez and Han & Pete! They're brilliant!
  • Clips of Tom Whalley (NotinNottingham's finest) reporting for BBC Nottingham from some country show... "Look out for an escaped falcon, don't approach it, just notify the authorities"... brilliant!

Love Becky

P.S. We Supernight-folk are away for a week from (early) tomorrow morning, loving the Portuguese sunshine. Then, we'll be celebrating Anders' 30th on Saturday the 8th with a crawl of pubs close to our house! Brilliant!

Monday, 20 August 2007

Jeffrey & Jack Lewis need you!

Jeffrey & Jack Lewis (who I'm a big fan of and who you can check out here: http://www.myspace.com/jefflewisband) are about to tour and are asking for film clips to accompany them onstage, read on...


WE NEED YOUR SHORT FILM CLIPS! (No longer than 2 minutes - on a disc or as an email attachment)

Hi all! The Jeffrey Lewis Band plans to compile about 50 minutes worth of short clips of interesting footage into a montage film of images which will be projected while we perform on our next tour, and we need you to send footage to us! Anything of short duration, from a single image to a 30 second clip, but no longer than two minutes. If 100 people send us 30 second clips it'd be perfect. We'll be "splicing" it all together via the iMovie program.

Please send clips to us either via email attachments (to
JeffLewisBand@Gmail.com ) or on a disc to Jeff Lewis, P.O . Box 282, Cooper Station, NY, NY 10276, USA.

The following file formats should be fine: .avi .mov .mpg
Please do not send the following types of files: .mp4 .3gp .wmv

And finally, someone might choose to send a drawing or a photo - should definitely be in
.jpg and not too huge.

What we need:
Political rallies,
Old black and white footage of anything,
60s-style Psychedelic blobs or patterns,
Factory workers,
Animation clips of anything,
Time-elapse footage of anything,
Obsolete advertisements,
Home-made science fiction,
Home-made advertisements,
Nature footage,
Industrial wastelands,
blurry movement,
sped-up footage of anything,
slowed-down footage of anything,
Art installations or people making art,
Or ANYthing interesting... Or even anything UNinteresting!

Due to the nature of the project we won't really be able to credit people, but we won't be selling this stuff, just projecting it behind us while we play. If you want to include your name and street mailing address along with the disc or attachment you send, I promise to mail an autographed copy of my brand new comic book Fuff # 6 to everybody who sends us usable footage. BUT we must receive your stuff by August 31st if it is to be included!


Jeffrey Lewis & co.


SO, for everyone who makes animations, films, has old footage from the sixties and so on, send your stuff to Jeffrey Lewis & get it seen all over as part of his tour. If you haven't heard or seen him then you should definitely check him out. His "Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song" (based on a Leonard Cohen tune) is a particular favourite of mine and Becky's.

Have a great day!


Monday, 13 August 2007

Party highlights and lowlights...

I know Anders has already said it, but THANKS for coming to our party! We had a great time!

So, I wanted to share with you a couple of the highlights and lowlights of my evening:


- Dancing around (wildly) to Sound and Vision by David Bowie (thanks Nick, I love that song!)
- Enjoying a bit of acoustic music in the caves (thanks to ALL the acoustic acts)
- Watching the NotinNottingham boys enjoying some NiN-branded Birthday cake (courtesy of Asda)
- Getting so many great entries for the Make Your Own Bunting competition
- Seeing the most random entry to the competition which simply stated "Louie pukes bloob" on a torn piece of green bunting. I voted for that to win, but I was shouted down on a "lack of artistic merit" point.


- Having some fat guy in a shirt and tie come in the room just after we finished decorating, looking at the bunting-strewn ceiling and saying... "I'm curious..... is that a new ceiling?" ...WHAT?! A new ceiling?!?! What about the beautiful, glorious handmade artist's bunting we just spent an hour and a half putting up?! Philistine...
- Hearing the first strains of SuSuSuSussudio by Phil Collins come out of the speakers while Tom and Spencer from NotinNottingham were DJing. This wasn't the lowlight (although it wasn't a high point either!), the lowlight was having some guy walk through the room and shout "Tune!" thereby proving my "anti-Phil Collins, everybody hates him" rant wrong. I hate being wrong.
- Post-party hangover. Always.

Anyhow, hope you had as much fun as I did?

Love Becky


Sunday, 12 August 2007

New Michel Gondry film!

Check out the trailer for the new Michel Gondry film.

I read about this a lil' while ago and couldn't wait.
I won't give anything away here except to say it's got Jack Black AND the mighty Mos Def in it.



x anders


Sorry to hijack your post Anders, but I just wanted to add a couple of links in for people who might not know Michel Gondry's work. He's a genius, check these out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWHyNnsjsJQ&mode=related&search= - White Stripes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMpsnDxNbqQ&mode=related&search= - Daft Punk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYOQN37wst4 - Beck

If you can get hold of the DVD compilation of his work then do, it's great!


Thursday, 9 August 2007

Party tomorrow!

In case you haven't heard, we're partying tomorrow at Loggerheads from about 9 o'clock and it would be lovely if you came along!

It's looking like it will be a really good one, with some of our friends and favourite acts playing acoustic spots in the caves and a riot of DJs in the main room.

PLUS I just spoke to one of the boys at Loggerheads and there will be a brand new cocktail menu for partygoers to road test. All that and it's my birthday (oh ok it's next week, but I'll be celebrating tomorrow)!

If you don't know where Loggerheads is go here
http://www.theloggerheads.co.uk/ and then come to the party!

Love Becky


I just wanted to thank everyone that came along to the party, played tunes (on the decks or in the caves), took part in the bunting competition and generally made it a great night.

A big Thanks to everyone at Loggerheads. And congratulations to Rob who won took away the goody bag for his bunting entry.

x anders

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Every town has its ups and downs..?

Our good friends at Not in Nottingham are gathering tunes for their next podcast.
If you're in a band, or know of any brilliant musicians that aren't getting the exposure they deserve, get in touch - tom@notinnottingham.com.

If you've yet to check out the podcast then just click the link above and enjoy the best hour you can ever spend with a bunch of complete strangers. Unless you're into dogging that is, in which case it's the second best hour...!

Ta very much
anders x

Friday, 27 July 2007

New Wes Anderson film!

I didn't even know it was coming, but if you go to this blog http://www.theyellowstereo.com/
and scroll down you can see the trailer for the new Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited.

If you haven't seen his work then check out Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou for examples. If you're a soundtrack geek like Anders you will undoubtedly love these films. It's also worth checking out the blog above to have a listen to some of the songs from previous Wes Anderson film soundtracks. I wonder what people would vote the best soundtracks of all time? Any thoughts?

Anyway, above all they're worth watching because they're brilliant, imaginative, funny, offbeat films with some wonderful performances from some of the best actors around. Plus a lot of them star Owen Wilson, which for me is no bad thing!

Love Becky

Monday, 23 July 2007

Wha' G'wan?

Hello there,

I've decided to write a quick update on all that’s going on with Supernight at the moment, so you can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that there’s a great party happening on August the 10th and you’re invited!

First of all, Anders and James are DJing at Rob from Yunioshi’s birthday party on Saturday. It should be a good night, if you want to come along drop us a line for details. Supernight@gmail.com.

Secondly, Jumpers for Goalposts is happening again, under the watchful eye of Supernight! We’re going to be at the Alley CafĂ© on the 1st August with a live act, some great tunes from Supernight DJs and another fantastic creative competition. It’s free, friendly and we’d love to see you there!

Finally, we’d like to tell you about our next party happening on August 10th at Loggerheads. There will be loads of DJs, acoustic acts in the caves and (as usual) lots of booze, decorations and dancing. Come and pretend it's summer!

Anyway, what else have we been up to? Went to see Amy Winehouse at the Eden Project last week which was fun, if not a little weird. I was prepared for her to scat until she was virtually unintelligible, but i didn't expect her to start hitting herself in the head with the microphone by the end of the set! Did anyone else see it? It was decidedly odd.

We also went to a warehouse party this weekend which I think was courtesy of Hugo Mendez, although i'm not quite sure. If it was his party, then check out the other stuff he's up to because it was brilliant. It was in an old "Boys Club" random venue in London which was great, although super hot in the main room where everyone was dancing. If anyone has any pictures of the venue (it's in Dalston called something or other "Boys Club", sorry that's vague) please tell me because it was beautiful and curious and I'd love to post them up here.

At one point we made our way upstairs to what we thought was another bar, but it turned out to be someone's house complete with Golden Wedding anniversary cards dotted around and a kitchen turned into a bar. We also bumped into Pete from Moog - the whole evening was really random. I just hope our party is as good, if not quite as hot/sweaty!

Well, hope you all have good weeks planned. Monday's are rubbish, right?



Tuesday, 10 July 2007

A mini miracle?

We were heading home from a friend's house late last night (after chilli and wine and the Charlie Brown Christmas Album, which was incongruous but fun) when we passed through one of the less salubrious areas of Nottingham. The only other movements came from the occasional “lady of the night” and a few urban foxes. The orange lights stripped the streets of any romance they might have otherwise possessed, laying bare boarded up windows and litter, making the city seem a slightly desolate place. But then we happened upon a disused building inscribed in neon with the words “I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set it free”.

The building was fenced in and security tagged but seemed empty. The words felt like they had appeared out of nowhere. It felt ethereal, a bit magical and fleeting, like we might be the only people who would see it. “I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set it free”. In case we were the only people who would see it I took a photo, and when I’ve figured out how to post them on here I’ll show you.


Monday, 9 July 2007


I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone that came along and made Jumpers For Goalposts so swell last week.

I had a great night and yet again loved the atmosphere in the Alley Cafe.


THANKS to Dave and Leanne for playing live.
THANKS to Chris for bringing the Music Library experience to Jumpers...
and THANKS to everyone who came along, took part in the creative comp and was so darned lovely.

x anders

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Shy Child

Just wanted to say how much I'm loving the Shy Child tunes at the moment.

Not only do I love their songs, but they made someone describe me as "street". Brilliant.

Love Becky

Sunday, 1 July 2007

3 top Charity Shop finds

On the topic of charity shops, here's 3 current favourite charity shop records.

NANCY & LEE - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood (from Scope, Mansfield)
Features the classics 'Summer Wine' and 'Some Velvet Morning' - a folky-psych pop gem. Absolutely lovely

- "The New Exciting Sound Of The Moog Synthesiser" (from RSPCA, Sutton-in-Ashfield)

I actually have 2 charity shop copies of this, although I'm not sure why.
The drums on 'Popcorn' are incredible and it's worth a purchase for that tune alone.

TA DOULEUR 7 inch - Camille
(bought just last week from Oxfam Music & Books in Beeston)

I love Camille and this is the best song from her flawless 'Le Fil' album. Sublime stuff.

Charity Shop DJ needs your help!

Our good friend CharityShopDJ is currently trying to photograph MPs with their favourite vinyl. He's already got Tony Benn which I'm very chuffed about but he needs YOUR help to get as many others as he can.

I'll let him explain...

On July 11th I am going to parliament to photograph MPs and to have lunch
with the new cabinet, where we shall have a "political tea party".

I am writing with a request - in order for the MPs to get involved it would
help me no end if you were to contact your local MP, suggesting they take
part, and bring a record that means something to them on that day.

All MPs and Lords will be invited so they will know about the event.
But a letter from a constituent will make them more likely to take part.

Excuse me for asking this of you - but it's a very exciting
opportunity for me and also I believe, in a very humble and small way, an
activity which does have positive effects for people.

In case you are very busy, below is a suggested short email/letter you
could just cut and paste into an email.

You can find your MPs email address by follwing this link :

Dear MP,

I am writing as a constituent of yours with a small request.
There is a chap called Andy Jupp, who runs a project called CharityShopDJ. The aim of the project is to promote charitable giving and recycling.

He also takes photos of people with a favourite record in a project to promote democracy and equality.

I see on his website www.charityshopdj.com that he is asking MPs to be photographed with a favourite record too.
He will be in Portcullis House on July 11th.

As a constituent, and supporter of this project, I urge you to flick through your records and find one that means something special to you, and to take it to Portcullis House on July 11th and participate in this great project.

xxxxxxx andy

For anyone that doesn't know about Charity Shop DJ, check out Andy's site.
Why not even submit your own favourite charity shop purchase!


Friday, 29 June 2007

Jumpers for Goalposts

Hello there,

Thanks to everyone who came down to the last Supernight gig at Moog last week with Fists, Battlecat and Vastik Root. It was a cracker! You can read more about Vastik Root on Leftlion.

Anyway, I just wanted to mention Jumpers for Goalposts, seeing as how it's next week and all. Supernight have taken control of Jumpers for a little while because the usual hosts Han and Pete have had a beautiful baby girl and, frankly, they'd rather be hanging out with her!

So, for our first Jumpers for Goalposts event we will be bringing you the usual friendly atmosphere, creative competition, lovely drinks, a live performance from David Blazye and a guest DJ spot from Chris Matthews (Music Library).

All for free at the Alley Cafe next Wednesday!

Hope to see you there,

Love love


Wednesday, 27 June 2007

3 horribly underrated records.

Here are some great records that completely disappeared off the critical radar shortly after their release.

1) SPOON - Gimme Fiction (Matador Records) 2005

This record's got it all. Economy, soul, arrangement, artistry, pop, sex, intelligence, perfect production and above all else, the sickening ability to make it all sound so easy. I have friends who have problems getting over the 'OC' friendly sound of single, 'Sister Jack'. Hopefully in 2010 they'll have regained their senses and will be handing over that 'Kate Nash' record to the recycling people so they can use the wax for a re-pressing of 'Gimme Fiction'...

Ones to hear:

I Turn My Camera On
My Mathematical Mind (on headphones preferrably)
They Never Got You

2) Smog - Dongs of Sevotion (Drag City) 2000

I tried to convince a friend once that Bill Callahan is a better lyricist than Lou Reed. I was just being annoyingly facetious at the time but my friend was so outraged I just had to carry on. By the end of the night I'd denounced Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Love and just about every other sacred cow I could think of.

Regardless of whether you prefer Lou Reed over Smog there's no denying that the words and imagery on 'Dongs Of Sevotion' are some of the most stark and brilliantly vivid ever committed to record. Check out the wry sardonic wit of 'Dress Sexy at my Funeral' or Callahan's morbid ruminations about death on 'Permanent Smile'. This record's even got Jon McEntire and Jeff Parker from seminal electronic post-rock outfit 'Tortoise' on backing.

Ones to hear:

Justice Aversion
Dress Sexy At My Funeral

3) Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA Victor) 1971

Although it was'Panedonium Shadow Show' and 'Aerial Ballet' that got Nilsson his friend of 'The Beatles' tag it was 'Nilsson Schmilsson' that made him famous. It's a weird and disparate record that's often at odds with itself yet still manages to pull it off. Check out the proto-metal freakbeat of 'Jump into the Fire' and then listen to the cartoon calypso of 'Coconut'. It's like listening to a completely different band...brilliant!

Ones to hear:

Jump Into The Fire
Moonbeam Song

Words: James Finlay