Thursday, 26 March 2015

GruffWuff


Gig runner, Wrexham FC lover and great music aficionado Barry Gruff has released a fine compilation "GruffWuff" to celebrate 5 years of his blog. If you haven't checked it out already head over to http://barrygruff.bandcamp.com/album/gruffwuff and enjoy. It includes plenty of previously unreleased and exclusive tracks from bands he's celebrated over the years including Dan Amor, Knoxville Morning, Oh Boland, Fold, The Expert, SertOne and Anderson to name a few.

TDMTLTUT #81 - The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture of You



Glorious Liverpudlian pop from 1983

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday Spotify - 22/03/15



1. The Heart's Desire - Jape
2. A Long Time (Chromeo Remix) - Mayer Hawthorne
3. Number One - Tuxedo
4. Buffalo - Toro Y Moi
5. Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue
6. If You Could Love Me - Edwyn Collins
7. Vision - Matthew E. White
8. She Loves The Way They Love Her - Colin Blunstone
9. Sky High - Jigsaw
10. There Are Too Many Of US - blur
11. See No Evil - Television
12. Secret Plot - Sonny & The Sunsets
13. Good Fortune - PJ Harvey
14. Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party - Courtney Barnett
15. Gatling Gun - The Rags
16. Writing To Reach You - Travis
17. The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt. - Father John Misty
18. Pretty Ballerina - Eels

Friday, 13 March 2015

Paddy's Day Spotify



FEATURING: Sultans of Ping FC - The Frames - Something Happens - The Frank and Walters - The Four of Us - Whipping Boy - Sinéad O'Connor - The Cranberries - The Saw Doctors - The Pogues - Thin Lizzy - The Boomtown Rats - Therapy? - The Mighty Stef - The Things - Republic of Loose - Jape - David Kitt - The Undertones - Squarehead - The Immediate - U2 - The Thrills - Mundy - Ash - The Rags - No Monster Club - Bell X1 - The Mary Janes - Damien Dempsey - Hothouse Flowers - The Stunning - Ernie Graham - A House - Mark Geary - Knoxville Morning - Crayonsmith - The Divine Comedy - Hal - Paddy Casey - Paddy Hanna - Lisa Hannigan - Colm Quearney - My Brother Woody - Fight Like Apes - Bouts - Snow Patrol - Lucky Bones - Pugwash - Interference - Damien Rice - Van Morrison - Horslips - RICHARD HARRIS

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday Spotify - 08/03/14



1. I've Retired - No Monster Club
2. Memory Boy - Deerhunter
3. Big Decisions - My Morning Jacket
4. Goddess on a Hiway - Mercury Rev
5. Sometimes Always - Jesus & Mary Chain (feat. Hope Sandoval)
6. Party Fears Two - The Divine Comedy
7. Les Papillons Noirs - Michèle Arnaud & Serge Gainsbourg
8. Joe Le Taxi (Love Songs Live Version) - Vanessa Paradis
9. People Need Love - ABBA
10. We're From Barcelona - I'm From Barcelona
11. Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken - Camera Obscua
12. You Can't Hurry Love - The Concretes
13. Direct to Helmet - The Spinto Band
14. Reaching Out From Here - The Boo Radleys
15. Be Gentle With Me - The Boy Least Likely To


Saturday, 28 February 2015

In February I...


...watched the following films:
Breathe (Respire) - dir. Mélanie Laurent
Les Gazelles - dir. Mona Achache
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) - dir. Luis Buñuel
The Refuge/Hideaway (Le Refuge) - dir. François Ozon
A Most Violent Year - dir. J.C. Chandor
Down By Law - dir. Jim Jarmusch
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon - dir. Mike Myers
The Warriors - dir. Walter Hill
Mea Culpa - dir. Fred Cavayé
The Last Metro (Le Dernier Metro) - dir. Francois Truffaut
Venus In Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure) - dir. Roman Polanski
My Night at Maud's (Ma nuit chez Maud) - dir. Eric Rohmer
Straight Time - dir. Ulu Grosbard
Black Book (Zwartboek) - dir. Paul Verhoeven
In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) - dir. Hans Petter Moland
Life's A Breeze - dir. Lance Daly
The Sacrament - dir. Ti West
Hummingbird/Redemption - dir. Steven Knight
The Duke of Burgundy - dir. Peter Strickland
The Keep - dir. Michael Mann
Starring Adam West - dir. James E. Tooley
Patrick's Day - dir. Terry McMahon
Cake - dir. Daniel Barnz
Angel - dir. François Ozon
Wake In Fright - dir. Ted Kotcheff

...also rewatched:
Inherent Vice - dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

...also watched:
Inside Amy Schumer S2
Friday Night Dinner S3
A Touch of Cloth III
Moone Boy S1

...got the following music:
No Monster Club - People Are Weird
Sonny & The Sunsets - Talent Night at the Ashram

...did my SPOOOOL.ie Netflix piece on people undertaking journeys

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunday Spotify - 22/02/15



1. "Go Out" - Blur
2. "Cumbia De Donde" - Calexico
3. "Huarache Lights" - Hot Chip
4. "Still Sound" - Toro Y Moi
5. "History Eraser" - Courtney Barnett
6. "Original Love" - The Feelies
7. "Let My Baby Ride" - R.L. Burnside
8. "Friday On My Mind" - The Easybeats
9. "Little Boys with Shiny Toys" - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
10. "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" - Charles Bradley
11. "I Got You (At The End Of The Century)" - Wilco
12. "Some Days I'm Golden All Night" - Josh Rouse
13.. "A New Wave" - Sleater-Kinney
14. "The Competition" - The Dodos
15. "Apply Some Pressure" - Maximo Park

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sunday Spotify - 01/02/15



  1. "Seance of Light" - Jape
  2. "First Light" - Django Django
  3. "In The Tall Grass" - The Charlatans
  4. "The Power of Three" - Belle & Sebastian
  5. "Pour un infidèle" - Coeur De Pirate
  6. "Je T'aime" - Francoise Hardy
  7. "Lalalove You" - BB Brunes
  8. "After The Lights Go Out" - The Walker Brothers
  9. "False Hope" - Laura Marling
  10. "Hazel" - Tweedy
  11. "Adult Diversion" - Alvvays
  12. "Black and White" - The dB's
  13. "Raspberry Beret" - Hindu Love Gods

Saturday, 31 January 2015

In January I...


...watched the following films:
The Stag - dir. John Butler
The Out-of-Towners - dir. Arthur Hiller
A Long Way Down - dir. Pascal Chaumeil
Enemy - dir. Denis Villeneuve
Foxcatcher - dir. Bennett Miller
Birdman - dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
Paddington - dir. Paul King
Blood Ties - dir. Guillame Canet
Big Eyes - dir. Tim Burton
The Theory of Everything - dir. James Marsh
What Richard Did - dir. Lenny Abrhamson
Gloria - dir. Sebastián Lelio
Leaves of Grass - dir. Tim Blake Nelson
Smashed - dir. James Ponsoldt
Ex_Machina - dir. Alex Garland
Whiplash - dir. Damien Chazelle
Wild - dir. Jean-Marc Vallée
Kingsman: The Secret Service - dir. Matthew Vaughn
20 Feet From Stardom - dir. Morgan Neville
Charles Bradley: Soul of America - dir. Poull Brien
Happy Christmas - dir. Joe Swanberg
Attenberg - dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari
Exhibition - dir. Joanna Hogg
Inherent Vice - dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

...also re-watched:
Locke - dir. Steven Knight
Heathers - dir. Michael Lehmann
Blazing Saddles - dir. Mel Brooks

...also watched:
Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store
Garfunkel & Oates S1
Veep S3

...saw Tweedy (keep it country) in Vicar Street

...also read the following:
We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
Ayoade on Ayaode - Richard Ayoade
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy O'Toole

...did my SPOOOOL.ie Netflix recommendations on films with low budgets