Hey hey! My name is Mike. On this day 23 years ago, I was born- as such, today seems the perfect day for my first post here. And just to mess with y’all, it’s gonna be another non-punk post. Sacrelicious!
Momus is a Scottish-born artist who’s been kicking around the outskirts of pop culture since before I even came into being. The music itself? Ironic pop which rips the piss out of whatever genre of music is contemporary to the time. Add in an obsession with sex and relentless self-analysis, mix with an embrace of technology and japanese mythology and you’ve got one the most interesting musicians around (at nearly 50, Momus is still frantically creating music, books and performative art).
In a feat of Jeff Rosenstock-equalling awesomeness, Momus recently released his first 6 albums for free- and given that they are getting on a bit, they’ve held up remarkably well. 1988’s “Tender Pervert” is probably his best, a coyly intellectual gay-themed album about sexual perversity released against the backdrop of an archly repressed Thatcherian Britain.
“The Homosexual” is a wonderfully bitchy song that straight/bi guys who got called “gay” through high school will revel in. “A Complete History of Sexual Jealousy Parts 17-24” showcases Momus’ self-deprecating wit. “Bishonen” and “The Charm of Innocence” are epic, short story-esque biographies. But there’s not a dud on here.
Download the whole album from here, read the insightful notes, then visit his blog here. You won’t regret it.
Well, that’s all I got. Peace!
Shockingly I’ve managed to post it on a Friday ‘n all. Apologies I Have None are well good, I don’t know why I haven’t listened to them before, probably ’cause I’m not vegan and cool. But yeah, free EP on their myspazz, There also support for Madeline in London.
We chat enough about It, have some andrew jackosn Jihad here! (Shit trivia: no one in the band is called andrew jackson)
Because our all powerful editor in chief Colonel Zap has forgotten to post a freeshit friday entry I figured I’ll bust one out for you.
I’m cheating a little bit, as it is a website we tend to talk about quite a lot.
Download the Pink Couch Sessions Podcast
and visit the website
features 50 tracks, more added around twice a week. Features Defiance Ohio, Bomb The Music Industry!, Ghost Mice, Austin Lucas, Laura Stevenson to name a few.
Hooray! Its the Friday Night Comedy Podcast from BBC Radio 4. The Now Show and The News Quiz run alternately in 6-7 episode groupings I’m a big fan of Marcus Brigstocke and a weekly half hour of Marcus with Mitch Benn alongside a few others is always looked forward too. The News Quiz is also very good; recorded a week out of sync (which is occasionally alluded too) but it’s still soon enough to stay relevant to current affairs. I’ve been subscribing for just over a year and heartily encourage it!
Uncles Tom’s Cabin is available from google books, for free. I haven’t used google books too much, but for out of print (and out of copyright) books it’s a bit of a treat. Enjoy!
Retro-Futuristic I guess this post is a little out of place but what it refers to is a little awesome. An Album from the BBC radiophonic department. Those cheery boffins that composed the Doctor Who Theme music. Enjoy!