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August 19, 2006

The Happy Birthday Song

Birthday Cake

Look! A racing car cake!
Oh, to be six again!

This is for our benevolent group leader and bastion fortress of music love, Mat Mannion, whose glorious birthday it is today (do you think I’m over-doing it a bit?). Because I’m halfway across the world, I humbly present these musical gifts of three over the internet:

Andrew Bird – The Happy Birthday Song MP3 Expired [buy]
David Bowie – Never Get Old MP3 Expired [buy]
The National – Lit Up (Parisian Party Version MP3 Expired [buy]
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I tried to represent the slightly sad (Mr. Bird), the couldn’t care less (Mr. Bowie), and the let’s just use this as an excuse to party (Mr. National) attitudes birthdays always conjure up. Anybody else with a ‘la la la I’m not getting old la la la’ song they’d like to play? I’ll take requests you know…


June 29, 2006

Meet the Contributors: Mat Mannion

Helloes!

Name: Mat Mannion
Number one in UK when I was born: George Michael – Careless Whisper
First album bought: East 17 – SAD: The Best Of. Bad. It's SAD for a reason…
First gig attended: Ozzfest 2002. Woop woop woop
Favourite album: Hmm… At the moment, Hot Chip – The Warning. For all time, Radiohead – Kid A
Favourite song: Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Favourite gig: Bloc Party at the NME awards last year as pretty ace
Favourite band: Radiohead
Favourite genre: Indietronica/Pop Rock
The band you like but are embarassed about/feel is a little out of place in your collection: Evanescence is probably the most out of place.
Number of CDs bought since 1st January 2006: Around 45. No wonder I'm skint…
What musical event would you most like to see happen: That time where the Arctic Monkeys told David Bowie to move out of the way, except David Bowie would turn into Jareth from Labyrinth and kick their asses with some crazy crystal thing
Musical hero: David Bowie. Legend.
Music's biggest enemy/ies in my opinion are: 13 year old girls. Stop it! Stop it!

And there we go. That wasn't so bad, was it?

Four tracks I love for your pleasure

Radiohead - 'Like Spinning Plates' [link expired] [Buy from Amazon]
Hot Chip - 'The Beach Party' [link expired] [Buy from Amazon]
Voxtrot - 'The Start Of Something' [link expired] [Buy from Amazon]
David Bowie - 'The Laughing Gnome' [link expried] [Buy from Amazon]

Tracks are for sampling purposes only and will be deleted two weeks after this entry.

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