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February 25, 2010, 3:22 pm
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Karen O- sexiest female.


Resident red boot wearing blogger and general Dandy about town Will ‘I was in Harry Potter don’t you know’  Theakston has whizzed himself to Israel for a couple of weeks r and r in the sunshine, leaving the blog in the relatively capable hands of Gareth ‘what does this button do’ Smith.

Sorry in advance for the lack of rhyming couplets, self deprecating humour and cheeky comments- bad spelling and general scrappiness are the order of the day. For the next couple of weeks.


The NME awards were held last night! The annual celebration of all things indie. Not as serious as the Ivor Novellos and not as self congratulatory or contrived as the Brits- Like the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party with skinnier jeans and better hair.

We did do rather well…

‘Best Track’  was quite rightly won by Big Pink for the infectious wonder that is ‘Dominos‘ Nice one boys- very proud!

Other joy for Karen O from the Yeah yeah Yeah’s who spent last year on the road, released a career defining record and still found time to soundtrack the animated magic that is ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ topped all that off by winning SEXIEST FEMALE. Cosmic.

For a full list of winners and some backstage interviews click HERE

In other unrelated news we went to a STORMING show by Mastodon at the Roundhouse last night. On leaving the venue we got stuck in a lift which hadn’t actually moved. Resulting peril was like a deleted scene from Spinal Tap.

Tis all for now- chrysalisafriday tomorrow and usual blog banter next week.



We do the links so you don’t have to by Will
August 26, 2009, 4:38 pm
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Here’s Minnie the Minx:

And here are the links… (is that the sound of a barrel being scraped):

// Dazed and Confused streaming Into The Pink: Michael Schmelling’s behind the scenes film of the THE BIG PINK right here  // TV ON THE RADIO‘s Kyp Malone unleashes solo project, RAIN MACHINE  here  // BAT FOR LASHES to release special edition re-issue in September // In case you were living in Space and didn’t know, KAREN O has soundtracked Spike Jonze’s-soon-to-hit-the-big-screen-adaptation-of-Maurice-Sendak’s-beloved-Where the Wild Things Are. Can’t wait to see this! Details unveiled here. //  BRENDAN BENSON gets a fine write up in the Guardian. // And THE HORRORS release new video for (track of the year?) Mirror’s Image. //


Karen O Soundtracks ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Will
March 30, 2009, 5:01 pm
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Here’s the beautiful trailer to the upcoming film adaptation of the children’s classic ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, directed by Spike Jonze and soundtracked by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ very own Karen O.