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August 07, 2006

A Few Goodbyes

I feel a bit rubbish for not posting in so long, and not keeping up with my weekly art post. I had one lined up for the past two weeks but I've been away for the past two weekends and not had a chance to finish them off. I guess I'll just post when I can, so here's a relatively normal post while I get back in the groove

There's been a fair few sad announcements in the past week. Arthur Lee of the rather fantastic band Love passed away through Leukaemia a few days ago. He has been well remembered through tributes all around the music blog world so I suggest you check out all the tracks you can.

In other sad news, Top of the Pops said goodbye to our television screens. In the past few years I haven't watched it a great deal, but some recent brilliant performances have been booted around the YouTube circuit and are a testament to the fact that TOTP still had a little spark somewhere around it's deadening brain. I always used to watch TOTP in my younger days, and religiously taped the Christmas specials (I think each one from '92-'97). I don't know how/when/why it lost it's appeal, whether it was the cause of the 24-hour music channel, or just my taste in music just wasn't tended to anymore. I guess it's a fond farewell, but it's a shame I won't see any more performances from my favourite new bands such as Guillemots who have managed to pierce the chart bubble.

Guillemots

They are playing their last single Made-up Lovesong #43, and I have to admire bands that like to try something different from the studio version when taking it on the (televisual) stage (such as Gnarls Barkley's Crazy on TOTP/MTV Awards/Conan). Fyfe Dangerfield goes a little David Gray–crazy on the keyboards here, but the end result is a delight.

Watch the video on YouTube:
Guillemots - Made-up Lovesong #43 (live on TOTP)

Here's the mp3 for your portable audio player of choice:
Guillemots – Made–up Lovesong #43 (live on TOTP) MP3 Expired
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T.O.T.P. R.I.P.


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