“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”
With that in mind, if you are reading this before the general election (it’s tomorrow at the time of writing) please do one thing for me …..
If you were thinking of not voting at all in protest, i.e. staying away from the polling station, I would like to urge you to still actually go along, but make your protest by instead spoiling your ballot paper. The reason is this: to those counting the votes, there is no difference between your stay-at-home protest and apathy.
Right, now I’ve got that off my chest, on with the show….
Rough Beats Festival 2010 – 4th-6th June
“Yorkshire’s best and most original independent music festival” (in their own words, and who’s to disagree?) is back, and to mark it myself and Laura Rawlings previewed the festival in our shows tonight. Partially because Bradford’s Little Attic Records (home to Wilful Missing) are curating one of the stages, there are quite a number of West Yorkshire artists playing. Laura played previous BCB session tracks by some of the artists playing, and I slotted in a few studio recordings by some of the artists too. Full details of the festival can be found on the Rough Beats website.
Here’s the full list of what I played in my show:
Davey Graham – “Jinaco” (LP – “Playing In Traffic”) (Probe Plus)
Flying Lotus – “…And The World Laughs With You” ft. Thom Yorke (LP – “Cosmogramma”) (Warp)
Broken Bicycles – “Someone else” (unknown)
Coco Rosie – “Here I Come”) (LP – “Grey Oceans”) (PIAS)
Avi Buffalo – “Five Little Sluts” (LP – “Avi Buffalo”) (Sub Pop)
Hot Club De Paris – “I’m Not In Love And Neither Are You” (EP – “The Rise And Innevitable Fall Of The High School Suicide Cluster Band”) (Moshi Moshi)
Funki Porcini – “This Aint The Way To Live” (LP – “On”) (Ninja Tune)
Serena-Maneesh – “I Just Want To See Your Face” (LP – “S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor”) (4AD)
Slow club – “Giving Up On Love” (single) (Moshi Moshi)
Arab Strap – “Daughters Of Darkness” (Box set – “Scenes Of A Sexual Nature”) (Chemikal Underground)
Broken Social Scene – “Water In Hell” (LP – “Forgiveness Rock Record”) (City Slang)
Matoke – “Airport Road” (unknown)
Tender Trap – “Girls With Guns” (single) (Fortuna Pop!)
Aero Manyelo – “Mexican Girl” (compilation LP – “Ayobaness! The Sound Of South African House”) (Out Here)
Jaiger Dials – unknown title (unknown)
Phosphorescent – “Los Angeles” (LP “Here’s To Taking It Easy”) – (Dead Oceans)