It's 6am and the sun is coming up. Kamar just dropped me off and these potato things from Dunkin Donuts are soooo good, you have no idea...
Such a great evening at
I should probably go to bed, but I can't stop listening to this Lykke Li remix lately, which may have something to do with me starting off my set with it Thursday night.
Here's to hoping your weekend is going as well as mine.
Posted: February 28th, 2010
at 6:24am by qbot
Tagged with 2008, 6am, atomic, britpop, css, dave roberts, dunkin donuts, electro, kamar, late bar, lykke li, maker's mark, panic, Peroxide, potatoes, saturday night, scary lady sarah, stormy, sunrise, swedish, synthpop, up all night, whisky
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Somewhere back in the '90s, I drug a handful of friends to a Placebo show in St. Louis. Having only ever heard their solitary US hit "Pure Morning", they were skeptical, and I can hardly blame them. I don't much care for that song; to me it is to Placebo what "Vaseline" is to Flaming Lips fans: an annoyance that requires so many "no but really, their other stuff is so much more than that" explanations.
I'm proud to say that my friends left the show that night as Placebo fans, and henceforth trusted my judgement about these sorts of things.
Despite the little airplay they get here in the States, thankfully they've attracted enough of a cult following to tour here every few years. I always go see them, and -I can't say this about too many bands- they've always gotten better. One of the things one comes to expect from their encores is a cover of someone who has influenced them; I'm quite fond of what they've done to The Pixies and Kate Bush. But since this week we are providing the afterparty for The Queen Is Dead (details to your right), it seemed more fitting to post their rocked-out version of The Smiths' classic "Bigmouth Strikes Again" from their collection of covers Sleeping With Ghosts. Though not necessarily as good or true to the original, their take on it is worth noting.
I've always thought it was appropriate that we named our new wave night after a song that was both new wave and punk. Blondie ties the two together well, and it fits the spirit of our events; "new wave" is more of a guide than a rule. Given our interpretation, it also seems fitting to post, as our first song, not the original but rather a newer cover.
Sleeper didn't really put much of a stamp on this song; play it simultaneously with the original, and they're almost note for note the same. You might ask what the point is (and I'm not entirely sure), but I like to imagine that, sometime while this was being recorded, they realized there was no point in screwing with a good thing.
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