Matt Groening introducing Daniel Johnston as his "favourite songwriter"
Sunday dawns and Jim becomes my hero twice in ten minutes by making me a fried egg sandwich and telling me he once saw Spike Milligan in a pub in Manchester. Simon rather coyly reveals his affection for Spear of Destiny and I resolve to play the excellent “Do You Believe in the Westworld” on the radio for him, only to forget later and feel like a dick for doing so.
We race to the Centre Stage to see Boredoms again, just to reassure ourselves that we weren’t victim to some kind of mass hallucination yesterday and they are once again, amazing. We then decamp to Reds, the smallest of the Butlins venues to see Viv Albertine’s Limerice who are excellent. Continue reading →
And with that beautifully arch putdown overheard by our mate Jim from one of the security guards at Butlins Minehead over the weekend (during The Residents, if you’re intrested) I welcome you to our All Tomorrow’s Parties Special programme featuring mostly tracks from artists who performed at Matt Groening‘s ATP festival last weekend.
Well, another May, and another life-changing experience at an All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival.Â This year, at the Matt Groening event,Â it was Boredoms who turned my life upsite down.Â They really were phenomenal.Â Â I hope to have some photos to show you soon.Â In the meantime, I can show you the back of my head occasionally popping into view during the start of the Spiritualized set.Â Several things brought me close to tears, but this song was the one that actually did it.
Fuck Buttons did a couple of DJ sets at the festival, so it was apt that tonight we had an interview with them in my show.Â If there is demand for it, I can make the interview available here on the blog as a podcast.Â Here’s the tracklist for tonight’s show: