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I also have a faceparty... [Aug. 18th, 2006|02:59 pm]
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http://www.faceparty.com/abougu - please add me or get in touch if you also have a Faceparty. I've been told to 'look into it's functions and limitations' by work so I need to properly get into it; i would be very grateful if someone could give me some pointers...

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I have a vox... [Aug. 18th, 2006|02:38 pm]
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http://abougu.vox.com/ - add me.

I also have a few invites if anyone is interested.x
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Swish Blog Podcast Mix, Episode #24 [Apr. 11th, 2006|02:00 pm]
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for no reason except cutenessThis podcast has been long in the making, unfortunately I've just been too busy playing Football Manager and getting drunk and being ill to bother with one. Luckily though, this means that it's a real stormer as only the really good sht from the past month has made the cut.

Ok, now for a quick round up: If you haven't heard of Naked Babes yet where have you been? A collaboration between over-productive fidgety-types Tom Vek, Dev from Test Icicles and Ferry and Chris from Semi-Finalists; they make lovely noises.

Adam Kesher were the lead track on the last podcast and I couldn't help putting another track in this one. They're French, but good.

Hot Club De Paris are from Liverpool, which instantly makes them worth a listen (NB: when did The Zutons get so good?), but they're doing loads of dates in London over the next month or so; it's a must see.

Polytechnic are another band from where I like to call 'not-London' (this time from Manchester) who deserve special attention, especially as they manage to sound awesome despite one of their number having long hair and a beard.

NEW ACTION PLAN STUFF! (Jesus Christ it's good)

NEW STUFF FROM THE ROCKS! (Demo version of their next single! Woot!)


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The Swish Blog Podcast, Episode #24, 11/04/06
I'm lea phal de bee. Download the mix directly (160kbps) 55MB

1. Girls Gone Wild - Naked Babes
2. Everybody - Headman
3. 160 - Adam Kesher
4. Gravity's Rainbow (To My Boy's Marintetti's Nightmare mix) - Klaxons
5. Sheena is a Parasite - The Horrors
6. Meet Me at Eight - Blood Red Shoes
7. Munki - Tiger Force
8. New Partee E.A. - Wet Dog
9. sometimesitsbetternottostickbitsofeachotherineachotherforeachother - Hot Club de Paris
10. Blood Brothers - Action Plan
11. My Debts Spiral Out Of Control - Monster Bobby
12. Pep - Polytechnic
13. '50s Parking - Tapes 'n' Tapes
14. Secret Eyes - Fear Of Flying
15. Summer Kisses - The Rocks

Ps. sorry about the lack of track timings. You'll just have to concentrate this week.
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Swish Blog Podcast Mix, Episode #23 [Mar. 15th, 2006|11:15 am]
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Adam Kesher are two brothers from Bordeaux - that's in France – who, like all the best French musical exports of the past 10 years, sound about as French as Yorkshire puddings. Their debut EP 'Where's My Place' (which this track is taken from) is out on April 24th; they're also playing some dates in London, tonight (15th March) at Plan B, Friday (17th) at the Bull & Gate and Monday (20th) at the Hope & Anchor. Worth a look I reckon.

'GoodBook' by MIT is apparently their first English language song, although I can't understand a bloody word of it.

Xerox Teens and The Horrors are featured in this week's NME, which must be nice for them.

Bertel Haugen is a genius.

I put 'Save Ginny Weasly' by Harry and the Potters at the end of this mix firstly because it's quite an old song, and it's possible that most of you would have already heard of them; and secondly because if you've never read a Harry Potter book you'll have no idea, and probably wont care, what it's about.

Ivor Cutler r.i.p.


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The Swish Blog Podcast, Episode #23, 15/03/06
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1. Love Is Such A Hard Game - Adam Kesher [00:00]
2. Goodbook - Mit [03:00]
3. Round - Xerox Teens [07:03]
4. Full Moon - The Horrors [09.34]
5. Four Horsemen of 2012 - Klaxons [11:49]
6. Make Out Fall Out Make Up - Love Is All [14:13]
7. Don't Tell Me - Tigs [17:06]
8. Somersault (notes) - Sky Larkin [21:29]
9. Tennis System and its Stars - Le Man avec Les Lunettes [24:17]
10. What The Tomatoes - Bertel Haugen [27:00]
11. Fantastic Apparatus - DARTZ! [30:27]
12. Johnny Dean - The Art Goblins [34:01]
13. John O'Ryan's Polka Dot Skirt - Larrikin Love [36:59]
14. Save Ginny Weasley - Harry and the Potters [37:47]
15. Bounce Bounce Bounce (Peel Session '69) - Ivor Cutler [40:45]
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Swish Blog Podcast Mix, Episode #22 [Mar. 10th, 2006|12:51 pm]
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As a change to the regular order of things (i.e. about every three weeks I update my 'weekly' Podcast mix with 15 new songs) this week sees the first of The Swish Blog's guest Podcast episodes.

The first episode of what will hopefully be a short series of guest mixes is provided by the boys from The Horror Podcast, which if you haven't heard is a totally essential slab of horror film ramblings from two South-West London swells. Fittingly, in this special mix the boys - otherwise known as Chad & Dave - take us through the best scary music from films, TV and beyond, interspersed with their trademark 'hilarious' banter.


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The Swish Blog Podcast, Episode #22, SwisHorror Mix
"What's an iPod-cast?" (?) Download the mix directly (128kbps) 55MB

1. HorrorPodCast pt2 - Chad & Dave
2. Thriller - Michael Jackson
3. Twin Peaks - Angelo Badalemtini
4. Horror Show - Sizemix ft Manchild
5. Ave Satani - Jerry Goldsmith
6. Knightmare theme - Ed Welch
7. Skulls - The Misfits
8. Red Right Hand - Nick cave & The Bad Seeds
9. Little Frankenstein - Mister Monster
10. I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and The Shondells
11. Ghostbusters - Unknown Artist
12. Hellraiser - Ozzy Osbourne
13. Halloween (Remix) - Artist Unknown
14. Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett
15. Carmina Burana - Carl Orff
16. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
17. Eve of the War - Jeff Wayne
18. HorrorPodCast pt1 - Chad & Dave

Reckon you could do better? Have something interesting to say or promote? Get in touch and I may just let you do your own Swish Blog guest mix thing.
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Swish Blog Podcast Mix, Episode #21 [Feb. 24th, 2006|03:56 pm]
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The Swish Blog Podcast, Episode #21, 24/02/06
Podcast, Schmodcast. Download the mix directly (160kbps) 51MB

1. X-Ray Vision - The Maccabees [00:00]
2. Gravity's Rainbow - Klaxons [03:07]
3. August - Roland Shanks [05:38]
4. Audrey In The Country - The Envelopes [09:40]
5. Musty Pasty Dusty - Bertel Haugen [11:48]
6. Stop it! - Les Enfants [14:36]
7. Back In The Game - Jamie T [18:15]
8. Deaf Trip - The Eraserheads [20:32]
9. Trampoline - The Grates [23:54]
10. Stairway To Heaven - Be Your Own PET [25:46]
11. From Several To Many - Semifinalists [27:30]
12. Dark Crusin' - Erase Errata [29:30]
13. Drum and the Uncomfortable Can (Remix) - Liars [31:57]
14. Gold Lion (Diplo Remix) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs [36:34]
15. Circle Square Triangle (Chrome Hoof Remix) - Test Icicles [40:06]
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Swish Blog Podcast Mix, Episode #20 [Feb. 13th, 2006|03:54 pm]
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It's been an exceedingly long time since I last did a Podcast wotsit for your eager ears, dear reader. For that, I apologise. However I have complete faith that this mix will make up for any bad feeling owing to my delayed absence, because, in all honesty it's friggin' boss.

And in case you were wondering, Future and the Boy is Eddie Argos from Art Brut; it seems he was having a laugh in the studio with fellow Art-Gobliner Nicky Biscuit. Add Them.

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The Swish Blog Podcast, Episode #20, 10/02/06
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1. Dancehall Deceit - Theoretical Girl {0.00}
2. The Treatment (Metronomy mix) - Dead Disco {2.11}
3. Skin Flick - Future and the Boy {5.22}
4. Wanking Over A Pornographic Polaroid Of An Ex-girlfriend Who Died - Kunt and the Gang {8.16}
5. Steal - Be Your Own PET {10.08}
6. Laser Eyes - DARTZ! {12.18}
7. Cigarello - The Fratellis {14.38}
8. Elaine - The Young Knives {17.33}
9. June Gloom - The Like {21.41}
10. What's On? - Pete And The Pirates {25.43}
11. Company - NeatPeople {27.18}
12. The Spirit of 1914 - Alex Kid {30.13}
13. Passchendaele - Good Books {33.32}
14. World At War - The Alps {37.19}
15. Nat King Cole - Adam Green {39.51}

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Swish Blog Artists of the Year Playlist Mix [Dec. 18th, 2005|07:00 pm]
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So here it is my one and only piece of end-of-year listing. Each of the tracks on the playlist mix which you can download below has featured on a previous instalment of The Swish Blog's mixes this year; they are my favourite tracks of the year by, in my opinion, the year's best artists.

Not too complicated then: download it below by right-clicking and saving-as the appropriate link, plug in your headphones, and enjoy 'The Swish Blog End of Year Megamix', as I'm calling it in my own head.

The Swish Blog End Of Year Megamix
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Scene Damage - Test Icicles {00.00}
Band of the year in my opinion, although if you've ever read this blog before you'd already know that. Scene Damage seems to have disappeared from their live sets and to my dismay was absent from the album, but about this time last year it was the track which helped me realise they were something special...

She's Not Leaving - The Research {3:30}
The guy wears a silly hat with badges on it, one of the girls is fat and the other is skinny.

All In My Head - Good Shoes {5:14}
Good Shoes are my favourite band that I've never seen live (although I'm discounting Girls Aloud because although I’ve never been to one of their concerts I have seen them at the Disney Kids Awards and Pollwinners Party), but it doesn't matter cos I put my very own Good Shoes concerts on every morning in the shower – I do all the hits: Morden, Never Meant To Hurt You, Small Town Girl and this one – and I reckon I'm as good as they are, if not better.

Madame Geneva - Greyhound Green {7.22}
Greyhound Green have a link entitled 'Other Stuff' on their website, which if clicked transports you into a magical world where goblins and elves rule.

London Sky Tonight - The Bridge Gang {9.54}
Oof. Everybody is bigging these up for next year, mainly off the back of this song, which I suppose took on extra meaning a last week when that big black oil cloud came overhead.

Downing Street Kindling - Larrikin Love {12.12}
I'm personally a bit embarrassed about how much I love Larrikin Love, especially after I publicly wrote on this blog at the beginning of March that they were bloody awful. I was wrong.

From The Ritz To The Rubble - Arctic Monkeys {14.52}
Music story of the year without a doubt, let’s just hope the backlash isn’t too strong because they seem to deserve all the praise they are receiving.

Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins {18.05}
This is the only song by the Ying Yang Twins that I've ever heard but it’s been in my head all year, usually when I have my trousers around my ankles.

Pioneers - Mystery Jets {21.06}
At the start of the year Bloc Party finally fulfilled their potential which everybody has been harking on about for the past 3 years, half way through the year Mystery Jets covered Pioneers for some b-side or other, now Mystery Jets have the excitement and potential, and all the harking.

First And Foremost - Action Plan {24.48}
I still haven't decided whether Action Plan are a quiet band, or a noisy band. Can someone tell me please?

After The Fact - Jeremy Warmsley {28.13}
Not only responsible for bringing braces back into fashion, Jeremy also wrote Nizlopi's Christmas-#1-contender The JCB Song.

The Hypnotist's Son - Emmy The Great {31.00}
Emmy once sat on a sofa with no cushions. It hurt.

Loop Duplicate My Heart - Suburban Kids With Biblical Names {36.02}
This song was on a playlist mix in October where I accidentally called it Spår 02, when in fact it's called Loop Duplicate My Heart. I don't know how I did that.

Nine - ¡Forward, Russia! {39.07}
Was this song released this year? It should have been. It’s about Hemingway and the Nile or something.

Too Close For Comfort - McFly {42.52}
McFly win every accolade that I haven't already distributed to the other 14 artists. And they like man-sex with each other.
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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2005|04:32 pm]
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I've written about free cds, girls aloud, silent front and elle milano on my blog.
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hottt... [Nov. 29th, 2005|03:31 pm]
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It’s quite ridiculous actually that I haven’t mentioned this earlier, but I recently took part in a survey of British music bloggers (along with fellow 'experts' from Said The Gramophone, Popjustice, 20 Jazz Funk Greats and Popstar Feets amongst others) to determine the 'The 47 hottest artists in the UK this year', ran by über-music blogger Mike Smith at Take Your Medicine.

The top ten contains some quite surprising choices, and some great ones too; all-in-all making a rather exciting list, but us Brits always have to do things differently, don’t we.

Read it now to find out which artists have claimed this year as their own, and look a bit further down the list to find out which bands are likely to lay claim to 2006. WE KNOW ALL.

Take Your Medicine's 'The 47 hottest artists in the UK this year'
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