You've got to love the InterWeb. A long time ago, when I was blissfully ignorant of all things Blog-esque, I was Googlesearching for something by Alternate Learning (we've all done that haven't we...haven't we..?) After a fruitless hour or two, I finally found it - 'Another Wasted Afternoon' by ALRN. I was overjoyed. It was on the first blog I ever read - Little Hits. I trawled that site forever -obscure gems and the occasional clunker, but all described beautifully and done with love. Sadly, it's closed it's doors and there's no more music to be found, but those lovely descriptions are there to tease and tantalise.
Here's a tune that was written especially for LH - by Steve Mitchell of The Pooh Sticks. I loved it right away. If you're a record collector (and I guess you probably are...) you'll enjoy the sentiment, even if you don't recognise the bands Mitchell sings about. I reckon he made 'em up.
Here's the link to the original post. I certainly won't make a habit of just stealing stuff from other blogs, but the temptation to put this out was too great - especially as the original link is dead.
Love and thanks to Jon Harrison
(I've also put up 'The World Is Turning on' by The Pooh Sticks for the sake of balance)
Kamikazi Pilots: Sharon Signs To Cherry Red
The other tune below is 'Sharon Signs To Cherry Red' by the Kamikazi Pilots. I know nothing about this band - two singles and that's it I believe. It's up because:
It's incredibly hard to get
It's a lovely example of twee girlypop
The bassline is bloody ace
...and I was once also signed to Cherry Red Records...don't all rush for my autograph at once.
Enjoy a little snack before the main course...
Steve Mitchell: Peter P Will Be The Death Of Me (Parental advisory - VERY strong language!)