Thursday, November 26, 2009

And We're Back

Hello. We've been a bit quiet really, haven't we? Sorry about that, had a lot on. Wow, it feels really odd not having to think that I might be about to go over 140 characters. Anyway, so we've had the baby (Cassia, literally the most beautiful baby there ever was, obv), so let's restart this blog, eh? Silvana and I were talking about it this morning and we've both really missed it. And, whatsmore, there's so many good new (and old) records like...

Skuff & Inja: United Kingdom (In Records, 2010)
I just love this record, a tribute to the "Island of words" a place where you have to step up to the bar and buy rounds, where the waistlines are getting bigger, where our patron saint is the same as for Catalonia, Palestine and Ethiopia. They also have some interesting things to say about people wearing shorts and jackets and "tramps wrapped in packaging..." Some truly great lines here. More on the - very, very good - and forthcoming album here.

Malory: The Signs (AC30, 2010)
A little bit like Flying Saucer Attack and a little (OK, a lot) like the mighty, mighty Slowdive, Malory are from Dresden and I like them an enormous lot. Their new album, Pearl Diver is an absolute smasher. They played with epic45 recently and I missed them. I blame the baby :(


Tee And Cara: I Don't Think I Know Her (United Artists, 1968)
What an absolutely bloody lovely record. There is nothing - NOTHING! - I don't love about this song, written and performed by these New York teens. Or, at least, they were teens. They're ancient now. But then, aren't we all (compared to teenagers, that is)? Their one and only - and utterly brilliant - album is available again now thanks to the wonderful people at Rev-Ola. Praise, literally, be.


Tommy T: The Response (feat Gigi) (Easy Star Records, 2010)
Bass-player with Gogol Bordello, Tommy T's new album was recorded in his home country of Ethiopia (again with the Ethiopia). This is a beautiful track that is (*reads from sleevenotes*) all about someone who has traveled far to be with their love. And stuff. Album details here. Right, see you in six months!

12 comments:

James Franco said...

Hurrah, you are back.
Good. I actually had to do some work for a little while while you were away

Bright Ambassador said...

Excellent news.

Now, what about that Jo Whiley and Lily Allen, eh...?

BLTP said...

cool good to have you back it's good to stretch out every now again! oh and is the Malory link broken? yeah open for 10 minutes and somebody already whingeing but you had me at "epic 45..."

Pete Kavanagh said...

Huzzah, LH is back, back, BACK!

Rob said...

Hello James: You'll like the Skuff track, I'm sure...
BA: Let's not talk about those two...
BLTP: Not broken, just a warning. Sorted now!
Pete: Hello!

Mondo said...

Congrats on the new nipper - hope she's a sleeper *crosses fingers*

Tee and Cara looks entirely my sort of album. Butties by the fire hydrant? Could be the start of an 'Album covers you wouldn't get away with today' thread

marty and sharon said...

horrah! welcome back...the misses might start cooking some hot dinners again now eh?!! seriously, huge congrats on the gorgeous cassia...can't wait to meet her! s x

BLTP said...

just dropped the "UK " track on BLTP massive (well clicked on it in media monkey) top stuff "where the skirts and fuse are shorter than the summers" nice.

Rob said...

Mondo: Thank you! She's such a beaut that I don't mind her waking me up. *idiot dad face*
M&S: Hey! Will we see you soon?
BLTP: It's a CHOOON - good to hear from you.

Bush Mummy said...

Ahhh Congratulations!! Wonderful wonderful news and hope you are all doing well.. lovely to have you guys back. I have just made Vana's christmas cake too.

We have just had another one too.. third girl.. lovely.

Love to you all.

BM xx

dk said...

Welcome back and congrats on the new addition!

I'm mighty happy we're moving beyond the sausages...

Rob said...

Bush Mummy: Thank you! I heard you popped one out too - congratulations! Big love to you and yours...
Dan: Oh man, you and me both (though I do love those sausages).