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Might be stars

Ahhhh...internet. My phone line's dead, you see. (Hopefully fixed today. Fingers crossed.) I spent the weekend flailing wildly for something to do. I sorted out my CDs (get rid of; put on to computer and then get rid of; keep) and started ripping them, and realised I couldn't even do that properly because I couldn't connect to the databasey thing so I'd have to type in all the information myself. Bah. So I did a bunch of my old singles, because a lot of them wouldn't have been on the database anyway. Transported myself back in time to 1996 and my indie heyday - old Belle and Sebastian EPs, the Supernaturals, very early Travis, the Wannadies, the Frank and Walters, *Orlando*. Who were a very brief blip on the horizon - I think they had two singles, one of which might have got in the top 40, just. One of them is a bloke I still dislike because he used to turn up on the uk-indie newsgroup and complain if anyone said anything nasty about his band. Plus (going by his writing) he's so up himself he could see out through his tonsils, of course. But they had a good song!

Some late-'90s indie videos for your delectation, then.

Might Be Stars - the Wannadies
This Is Not A Song - the Frank and Walters
God! Show Me Magic the Super Furry Animals. I saw this on the Chart Show and instantly fell in love... Actually, this is my exam/ interview song. I have to listen to it before I leave for anything important.
Smile - the Supernaturals. YouTube doesn't seem to have any Supernaturals videos (!!!) but the first thing I found with their music was a Doctor Who fanvid. And it's season one, yay, and has tons of clips of Chris Eccleston grinning. What's not to love?
Lazy Line Painter Jane - Belle & Sebastian
Becoming More Like Alfie - the Divine Comedy
Trailblaze - Ed Ball (and the video has an Ivor Cutler cameo!)
Alice What's The Matter - Terrorvision
and, oh my, Don't Kill My Rage by Orlando. Dreadful title, I know, but the song's quite chirpy. Notes about the video from youtube - "It cost £30,000 and was only shown once, for twenty seconds, on Channel 4's Big Breakfast." Heh. When you couldn't even get on the Chart Show's indie countdown, you knew there was a problem...

Er, work, yes.

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mippy
Feb. 12th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
You know Dickon Edwards has a LJ, right?
pickwick
Feb. 12th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, he's on a bunch of my friends' friendslists :D That's probably why I haven't forgotten all about him...

Oh! I have that t-shirt for you! If you mail your address to pickwick@livejournal.com I'll send it down ASAP. Can't figure out how to get it into the internal post without being spotted...
burkesworks
Feb. 12th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
Alice What's The Matter - Terrorvision

Mark Yates will love you for calling his band "indie" wusses. Terrorvision are ROCK, albeit not very good rock.
pickwick
Feb. 12th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know - I'd forgotten I'd been talking about indie and moved on to the other things I'd been listening too.

I used to be in love with Mark Yates' arms. Which is odd, possibly.
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