Tuesday, October 7, 2014

intrinnspook said: Would you and Jamie ever consider making and selling a WicDiv tarot deck?

Only if we needed to beat Kate Leth in some kind of Goth Off.

So probably.

kateordie:

Just one of the 3 Natalie Dormer tumblrs I follow providing me with gold yet again

I do not trust this smile. It makes her look like she’s not plotting murder. That means she’s probably plotting murder.
I love you Natalie Dormer and your murder plotting ways.

kateordie:

Just one of the 3 Natalie Dormer tumblrs I follow providing me with gold yet again

I do not trust this smile. It makes her look like she’s not plotting murder. That means she’s probably plotting murder.

I love you Natalie Dormer and your murder plotting ways.

(Source: dailydormer)

Anonymous said: I live in the US and I've been having the hardest time finding anything about or by Kenickie (so much so that for a while I actually thought you'd made them up for Phonogram). Any easy to acquire sources in the States? Or will I just have to fly to the UK for them?

There’s been a rush of these questions post that quick post. I probably should do a proper big post at some time.

They’re on Spotify in the UK, but I’m told not in the states. I presume there’s a licensing thing. So - er - yeah, finding second hand people selling CDs is about the only way to go.

Of course, if anyone does a re-release of either AT THE CLUB or GET IN! you know where I am for writing liner notes.

beanclam:

#inktober day 6. Feathers!

NONE MORE GOTH.

beanclam:

#inktober day 6. Feathers!

NONE MORE GOTH.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Anonymous said: Where is the wicdiv preview everyone is talking about with Baphomet?

The original teaser. This one…

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comrade-spencer-productions said: And here I thought the whole point of Rue Britannia was to get us all to listen to the Manics...

I can’t believe I missed the Manics out. I was thinking BRITPOP rather than RUE BRITANNIA.

harpguy said: I recently finished reading Rue Britannia, and despite really enjoying it I felt I could get more out of it with more knowledge of the music you built it around. What would you say was the essential listening for it?

tomewing:

kierongillen:

Elastica and Pulp are the only bands we recommend without reservation from Britpop, and with Elastica we have to do a Stalinist revision of history that made them only release one album.

The core albums to get are the three period albums by the three biggest bands. You’ll get a lot from them, especially if you listen to them in order. I stress, not all of them are good throughout (or good at all) but that’s the story we’re telling.

BLUR: MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH/PARK LIFE/THE GREAT ESCAPE
PULP: HIS’N”HERS/DIFFERENT CLASS/THIS IS HARDCORE
OASIS: DEFINITELY MAYBE/WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY/BE HERE NOW.

You probably need BLUR’s Eponymous one they released after THE GREAT ESCAPE as well.

I’d probably get Elastica’s Elastica before going into most of them.

Otherwise, going  through the notes in the back and listening to anything that sounds interesting would be the next step.

Obviously, Kenickie. 

"Image Comics found itself at the centre of a scandal last night after one of its top writers took to social media asking his young audience to listen to ‘Be Here Now’ by Oasis.

Horrified parents BOMBARDED the publisher with demands for an explanation after finding their children had knowingly accessed the Manchester band’s 70-minute third LP. But DEFIANT Image writer and goth Kieron Gillen was unrepentant, saying fans needed to know the full truth about Britpop in order to understand his work. “That’s the story we’re telling,” SNEERED Gillen, 38 as he repeated his twisted commands, issued on social media site Tumblr.

Parents like Michael Enswear of Camden disagreed. “There’s never a justification for playing Be Here Now,” he said angrily, “It’s sick. This Gillen has gone too far - he should stick to his World War II atrocities and pagan death goddesses and not meddle in topics like the overdubs on “D’You Know What I Mean”. He says he issued warnings but as far as I’m concerned they weren’t nearly clear enough.”

The sentiment was backed up by Susan Leeper of Also Camden. “I’m no prude,” she told our reporter, “But it’s a parents right to choose when their children learn about difficult material. We would have been happy to sit down when our little girl reached 21 and have a discussion about why a loving God allowed an extra reprise of “All Around The World” to be recorded. Now that chance is gone. Forever.”“

Any research into a war which dodges the war-crimes is not research worth doing.

Anonymous said: I refuse to believe anyone has ever broken up with you.

If you knew me, you’d refuse to believe that no-one has ever not broken up with me.

More seriously, if I look back across my life, I tend 50:50 on dumped/dumpee.

harpguy said: I recently finished reading Rue Britannia, and despite really enjoying it I felt I could get more out of it with more knowledge of the music you built it around. What would you say was the essential listening for it?

Elastica and Pulp are the only bands we recommend without reservation from Britpop, and with Elastica we have to do a Stalinist revision of history that made them only release one album.

The core albums to get are the three period albums by the three biggest bands. You’ll get a lot from them, especially if you listen to them in order. I stress, not all of them are good throughout (or good at all) but that’s the story we’re telling.

BLUR: MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH/PARK LIFE/THE GREAT ESCAPE
PULP: HIS’N”HERS/DIFFERENT CLASS/THIS IS HARDCORE
OASIS: DEFINITELY MAYBE/WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY/BE HERE NOW.

You probably need BLUR’s Eponymous one they released after THE GREAT ESCAPE as well.

I’d probably get Elastica’s Elastica before going into most of them.

Otherwise, going  through the notes in the back and listening to anything that sounds interesting would be the next step.

Obviously, Kenickie. 

bevismusson said: The majority of the first two Phonogram series deal with the Indie/sub-culture elements of modern music. Knowing that you have as much love for the more mainstream pop music, have you ever considered doing a phonogram story about that? The power of Kylie, Girls Aloud, Sugababes and their ilk?

There’s a little of that in Penny in Singles Club, though probably should have more. There was a little of it with an aggressive after-taste in Seth Bingo.

But the third volume is called THE IMMATERIAL GIRL. That should probably be a pointer. There’s a lot of pop in there, though it’s span on a particularly dark axis.

I’m just an awful goth.