Friday, 25 January 2008


There's an Essential Eels album out. Last Stop: This Town is so good they put it on there twice.

Eels - Last Stop: This Town (iTunes)

Monday, 21 January 2008

song for Bobby Fischer

Joe writes: I was away this weekend so I felt sure another blog would beat me to it and post Cue Fanfare by Prefab Sprout in tribute to Bobby Fischer.

I recommend The Guardian's Bobby Fischer obituary for the story of a truly remarkable life, written by a fellow chess player.

I also recommend Prefab Sprout's debut album Swoon, from which Cue Fanfare is taken. It's raw but dazzlingly intelligent and ambitious (a bit like Bobby Fischer I guess), and it's probably my favourite Prefab Sprout album.

Prefab Sprout - Cue Fanfare (iTunes)

Friday, 11 January 2008

Du Hast Den Schönsten Arsch Der Welt by Alex C feat. Y-Ass

the next Basshunter?

Alex C is Alex Christensen

Babel Fish informs me that the title means "You haste the most beautiful ass of the world"

Thanks to the excellent Pop Unlimited blog for telling me about this track some time ago

Alex C feat. Y-Ass - Du Hast Den Schönsten Arsch Der Welt (not on iTunes UK yet)