Sitting in a freezing cold ex-indoor market forces you to try and find ways to waste time. Now reading or drawing a picture was a good idea too but now I'm here typing on the laptop letting it all flow and working out what to type next not too long after I've actually typed it.
So the ex-indoor market is the new Fishmarket arts centre in Northampton. We (as in the kids at Undereducated) have opened a shop in here selling CDs and records and zines and comixxx and things, it's nice, you should come down some time!
This first post was going to be a way of introducing you to some of my good friends, mainly via youtube and a couple of mp3s. Ok? Then lets begin...
These sharp kids are called The Retro Spankees and I am really proud to be friends with them. A bunch of talented guys who never tire of my stupid half-baked antics. Seriously, I can be a really obnoxious dick sometimes and Josh, Rob, Charlie and Jo are always willing to put up with me, so for that I am nothing but grateful. The ridiculous video above is for their first single My Sonic Driver, which was relaesed a long long time ago now. I think it's pretty stupid. There is also a video floating around of a live performance of the song Rock Lobster, y'know, originally by them B52s, filmed at their album launch at the Soundhaus in Northampton.
The Bobby McGees are possibly one of the most irritating bands on the planet. Not because of their songs (which are lovely) and nothing to do with their personalities (which are also lovely) it's the fact they insist on wearing that stupid bloody clown make-up all the time. Look at this handsome couple, aren't they lovely? Now look at them, one step up from child mollesting party clowns! Plus they never gave me a copy of their single. They really are charmers though, as this video proves. Bless em.
Rob (and friends) is Tea & Toast Band, one of my very favourite people to watch in the world. Kind of a feral, tribal pop. Makes me feel like a boyscout and want to start a little fire in the corner of a room (but I don't) just to be part of the gang... I got to be part of the gang when T&T played at the Undereducated 4th Birthday party last autumn, I was kitted out in big white gown and yeti head and banged things on the floor whilst barking "my bicycle" over and over. It was a Jim'll Fixit moment. The following track is from the A Winter Journey ep, available from Mentalist Association. Enjoy.
(ps. if you're upset that you weren't included it was probably one of two reasons, either I don't like you and I don't consider you my friend, or I will get round to including you at some point. I'm just starting out, give me a break already!)