Monday, August 03, 2009

SESSION 25: At Home With Rose

Honey gets stuck in my ears


I've just had a week off work so I could get along to as many films as possible at the Film Festival. I haven't tallied up the amount of films I got along to in the past two weeks but I think it's getting up towards 40. It put me in a really great mood. Brain food I guess. I sure as fuck didn't want to go back to work today, so I've cheered myself up with some tunes I really like. There's a wee bit of poppy sweetness going on at the beginning, but the honey is interspersed with a bit of gorse here and there for good measure. Prickles in the honey. But mostly honey I reckon.

I'm going through a massive Alastair Galbraith phase at the moment. Can't get enough. I love his faltering New Zealand voice and his lyrics make me smile.

In other news, I have a piece in the annual group show, Vent, at Thermostat Gallery in Palmerston North. I'm going up there this weekend to see the show and take some pics so I'll stick a pic up on the blog next week. I couldn't make it for the opening, unfortunately.

Back to the film fest - the two best films I saw were Lars von Trier's Antichrist (which I only saw last night and so am still mentally digesting) and Dogtooth. Up there as well were We Live in Public, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Bluebeard, and Enjoy Poverty.

Here's this week's playlist:

Kiwi Pacific, Kiwi South Island, A Treasury of New Zealand Birdsong, Kiwi Pacific Records International Ltd. (1:18)
Seht, [Preamble], The Voice of the Taniwha, Last Visible Dog Records. (1:14)
Alastair Galbraith, Milky Milo Man, Seely Girn, Feel Good All Over. (1:01)
Alastair Galbraith, Fall, Morse and Gaudylight, Emperor Jones. (3:06)
Alastair Galbraith, Ivy Bound, Morse and Gaudylight, Emperor Jones. (3:06)
Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, Lots of Heart, River Falling Love, Ajax Records. (5:23)
Alastair Galbraith, From the Empire, Cry, Emperor Jones. (2:12)
The Verlaines, Hanging By Strands, You're Just Too Obscure For Me, Flying Nun Records. (3:38)
Superette, Waves, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, Flying Nun Records. (3:18)
The Bats, Afternoon in Bed, Thousands of Tiny Luminous Spheres, Flying Nun Records. (3:50)
Thela, Track 04, Untitled, Ecstatic Peace! (5:50)
This Kind of Punishment, Ahead of Their Time, This Kind of Punishment, Flying Nun Records. (4:23)
Trash, Telecom South, Killing Capitalism with Kindness, Turbulence Records. (5:06)
The Skeptics, Rain, Ponds, Flying Nun Records. (3:47)
White Winged Moth, Untitled 4, I Can See Inside Your House, Poon Village. (7:07)
With Throats As Fine As Needles, Track 02, With Throats As Fine As Needles, Digitalis Recordings. (9:16)
Sunken, Tackle, Eye Electric Organ, Brain Electric Nerve, PseudoArcana. (11:09)
1/3 Octave Band, Luminous, Sub Lumina, Humbug. (12:18)
Seht, TBOD, HRRY, Digitalis Recordings. (3:52)
Swung, Dudi, Voice and Key, PseudoArcana. (4:26)
The Stumps, Ex-Fracas, Lost Weekends, Foxglove. (5:24)
The Stumps, Bad Lines, Lost Weekends, Foxglove. (1:34)
5454, Track 10, Travelogue, Artless Intent. (1:27)
Shocking Pinks, Blonde Haired Girl, Shocking Pinks, DFA. (1:48)
5454, Track 02, Travelogue, Artless Intent. (1:27)
Grayson Gilmour, Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle..., Phantom Limbs, Self Release. (1:42)
Golden Axe, Track 02, CDR, (2:20)
Kraus, Autocrat, The Facts, Dreamtime Taped Sounds. (1:17)
Glory Fckn Sun, Glare, Spectra, Tipped Bowler Tapes. (1:56)
Garbage and the Flowers, Sweet Pea, Runner: A Compilation of NZ Music, Next Best Way. (3:29)
Kiwi Pacific, Broad Billed Prion, A Treasury of New Zealand Birdsong, Kiwi Pacific Records International Ltd. (1:12)
A Handful of Dust, Masonic Inborn (Parts 2 & 3), Killing Capitalism With Kindness, Turbulence Records. (4:11)
Greg Malcolm, Shipwreck, Hung, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon. (4:23)

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