From their forthcoming album, 200 Million Thousand, set for release on the 24th of February. This track sees the ‘Lips boys swing into the diner for a pre-prom sock hop jive (by golly gosh, wow). Even so, this song has “The Black Lips” scrawled all over it in big black marker.
I’m not going to lie, “Drugs” get me up off my feet, all Mia Wallace like.
(Posted by: Natasha)
I posted this to the Sidestage Tumblr when we first decided to start it, originally as a test post. 200 Million Thousand had leaked earlier that day and I recall dancing in my seat in the uni computer labs to this song. This song still has that effect on me.
Kate: and do you want to write some ~~text announcing the launch or whatevs?
Natasha: Ha, what should we say exactly?
Kate: Just about how it’s like a short-form version of the zine but with music and video and shit? hahaha. Anything music-related we think is cool and can’t put in the zine. Plus, snippets from articles, interviews and reviews from forthcoming zine issues.
Titled Common People: The Britpop Story, the compilation will include music by Pulp (well, of course), James, Supergrass, the Stone Roses, and Super Furry Animals. Tracklisting:
01 The Auteurs: “Lenny Valentino” 02 Elastica: “Stutter” 03 Gene: “Be My Light, Be My Guide” 04 The Stone Roses: “Love Spreads” 05 James: “Laid” 06 Dodgy: “Staying Out for the Summer” 07 Saint Etienne: “You’re in a Bad Way” 08 Dubstar: “Stars” 09 Blake Grape: “In the Name of the Father” 10 Duffy: “London Girls” 11 Marion: “Sleep” 12 These Animal Men: “Speeed King” 13 S*M*A*S*H: “Shame” 14 Cast: “Alright” 15 Bluetones: “Slight Return” 16 Perfume: “Lover” 17 The Boo Radleys: “Wake Up Boo!” 18 Menswear: “Daydreamer”
01 Pulp: “Common People” 02 Supergrass: “Alright” 03 Sleeper: “Inbetweener” 04 Echobelly: “Great Things” 05 Powder: “Afrodisiac” 06 Northern Uproar: “Rollercoaster” 07 Paul Weller: “Thechangingman” 08 The Divine Comedy: “Something for the Weekend” 09 Babybird: “You’re Gorgeous” 10 My Life Story: “12 Reasons Why” 11 Denim: “It Fell off the Back of a Van” 12 Kula Shaker: “Tattva” 13 Mansun: “Wide Open Space” 14 Salad: “Drink the Elixir” 15 Placebo: “Nancy Boy” 16 Longpigs: “She Said” 17 Ocean Colour Scene: “The Riverboat Song” 18 Shed Seven: “Chasing Rainbows”
01 Super Furry Animals: “God! Show Me Magic” 02 Suede: “Trash” 03 Kenickie: “In Your Car” 04 Theaudience: “A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed” 05 Catatonia: “Mulder and Scully” 06 Space: “Female of the Species” 07 Embrace: “All You Good Good People” 08 Gomez: “Whippin’ Piccadilly” 09 Geneva: “Into the Blue” 10 Rialto: “Monday Morning 5:19” 11 The Seahorses: “Love Is the Law” 12 Hurricane #1: “Step Into My World” 13 Monaco: “What Do You Want From Me” 14 Spearmint: “Sweeping the Nation” 15 Lodger: “Always Round Here” 16 Earl Brutus: “SAS and the Glam That Goes With It” 17 Stereophonics: “The Bartender and the Thief” 18 Gay Dad: “Oh Jim”
What a compilation. I can’t wait to see the album packaging because it is going to have to be epic.
Geeze. I swear it wasn’t this cold last night. I went to bed at 4:45am and sure, it took me a while to warm up enough to fall asleep but it wasn’t any colder than any other night this week. Maybe all this designing has made me loco.
I really want to go see Samson & Delilah, especially after both Margaret and David from At the Movies gave the film a score of 5 stars (out of 5).
Look at the review Margaret Pomeranz gave it:
This is for me one of the most wonderful films this country has ever produced. It is exquisitely made, it’s full of discipline. There’s not a spare moment in it. The two young performers are mind-blowingly good. You enter into their world and you’re rivetted there for the fairly short duration of the film.
The emotional punch that Samson and Delilah delivers is one of those rare things in cinema which doesn’t come along very often. And when it does you feel like falling down on your knees in gratitude. And it’s not because Thornton has gone for sentimentality. It’s the reverse. He’s made a tough little film about love and it’s a knockout.
The film has been selected to screen in the Un Certain Regard Official Selection for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. You can view the trailer here.
Oh, this sounds like a really good film; I can hardly remember a film they’ve both given 5 out of 5 for. Do you want to go see it with me when it comes out next week?
Edit: Wait, these are the only three films so far that have gotten “10” stars (I suspect this is only from their time on At The Movies on ABC)
Only 3 films have achieved a “5 star” rating by both Margaret and David
Kate’s posting of her fingerless gloves was a winter fashion challenge if I ever did see one! So why don’t y’all check out these boy boys! Gots me my blue half-arm length no finger thingies, and my red and white stripey gloves and/or mittens. Warm hands never looked so good!
so this australia talk of requiring gloves has really confused me on winter dressing. i mean, i’ve been told it’ll be anywhere under or above 10 degrees celcius while i’m there, but i don’t usually require gloves unless it dips below freezing. i was thinking of bringing a ’fall’ jacket, like vancouver weather, not like packing a subzero parka?
Yeah, no; our bodies have just adapted to become lazy when it comes to sustaining a normal body temperature when the temperature is under 14 degrees, hence the gloves thing. The maximum winter temperature ranges between 9-20 degrees and in terms of low tempetatures, we don’t hit the minuses often, but it does happen, with the absolute lowest being -4 or so, usually in the dead of night.
Definitely bring your Vancover jacket, Australia has no truck with parkas.
Seriously though, where’s my stimulus package? I’ve been checking my account every day for the last fortnight.
What she said, Kevin.
Ah, you still haven’t got yours either? I just checked on the ATO website and it says payments are continuing up til the middle of May, so.
No, I haven’t! Now I haven’t got a ticket to AGideas and it sold out last Friday. It’s as if Kevin Rudd spat on my education. I did get my scholarship payment this week though, which was lovely but I’ll map out Wednesday’s events for you:
4:10pm: Natasha is in the CBD and checks her account balance on ATM in vain hope for either scholarship or stimulus money. ATM reveals $8.53 in account. She is unable to purchase her sister’s 18th birthday present. Natasha catches the train home.
5:56pm: Natasha gets home and checks her emails, finding an email from the accounts.payable Monash address stating that $3330 was dropped into her account at 4:55pm. Natasha bashes her head on the keyboard.