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
x

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?

Love

Becky
x

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.


Becky
x

Monday, 9 July 2007

THANKS!

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.

So...

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
x

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

MOOG PARTY TIME
- "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 :
http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/alcm.cfm

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.


...THANKS ALL.
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!

x ANDERS
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