feels like a thing of the past, but BBC iplayer sometimes vomits up some gems from the archive. This is what i learnt this weekend:
DANCING SAVES LIVES
IT DEFINITELY PAYS TO DANCE AS WIERD AS YOU FEEL
BETTE DAVIS EYES + DODGY ACCENTS = MELODRAMATIC FUN
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
WE did what we thought was a really mediocre gig at 93 ft east last friday but according to the singer/guitarist from the DUDE band of South Africans that is BLACK MAMBA BEAT it wasn't so bad!
"SHORT SONGS FILLED WITH HINTS OF BEAUTIFUL HARMONIES AND RHYTHMS, THE DRUM BEATS ARE SOOO AWESOME THIS IS MAINLEY DUE TO A SLIGHTLY LEFT OF CENTRE SET UP INVIOLVING A DJEMBE DRUM THAT SPRINKLES ORDINARY BEATS WITH A BIT OF AFRICA (RIGHT UP MY STREET), APPRANTLY WHEN THEY PLAYED RYAN'S BAR THEY WERE BASSLESS NOW WITH A BASS IT JUST SEEMS TO SLINK AND SLIDE THROUGH THE DJEMBE GROOVES LIKE A SNAKE ON FRESH CUT GRASS.
*OK SORRY WENT A BIT WANKEY, POUNCEY METAPHORIC THERE *
I GUESS THE MAIN THING THAT STRUCK ME ABOUT IT WAS THE PURE INNOCENCE OF IT, IT’S A REALLY BIG THING IN MUSIC THESE DAYS TO SAY HOW YOU DIDN’T MEAN TO MAKE MUSIC, WRITE MUSIC BE IN A BAND, THE ACCIDENTAL BAND OR SOME CRAP, BUT YOU GENUINLY GET THE FEELING THAT THESE TRASH KITTERS JUST ENJOY WRITING SONGS AND PERFORMING, I ESPECIALLY LIKED THE SHOUT OUT TO THE PHILIPINO’S I THINK IT WAS MID WAY THROUGH THE SET."
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