Saturday, November 26, 2005

gonna pitch a wang dang doodle

So the other day I finished writing my pitch for doing a book in the 33 1/3 series. These are the little pocket books written about a particular album and I've submitted a pitch for The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin. I'll find out sometime in January whether I'm one of the people commissioned to do a book, and if I'm successful then there's the small matter of researching it, interviewing people and writing 30,000 words. The book would be published in 2007, or more likely 2008.

Another themed CD swap took place at Gappy Tooth last night. This time all the song titles had to feature a town or city. Mine was titled 'Highway To Hull' and featured a Multimap cover and the directions from Oxford to Hull. The design was all Helen's idea! Although Dan wasn't there (his probably isn't finished anyway!) I did receive 'Urbie Goes Bananas' from Richard (in real Ordnance Survey map packaging!), 'Boroughs In Arms' from Alastair and 'Tinseltownship Rebellion' from Mark. I may post their tracklistings later, but for now here's mine....

London - Richard Catalogue - Live at Gappy Tooth
In & Out of Paris & London - The Divine Comedy – Casanova (Setanta)
We're From Barcelona - I'm From Barcelona - Sing!! (self released EP)
Fake Tales Of San Francisco - Arctic Monkeys - Demo
Commerce, TX - Ben Kweller - Sha Sha (WEA)
The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco - The Lucksmiths - Warmer Corners (Candle Records)
The Brighton Concorde – Beezewax - Oh Tahoe (Firefly)
The New New Yorker - My Life Story - Joined Up Talking (It)
San Francisco - Scrabbel – Scrabbel (Kittridge)
I Love New York - Selfish Cunt - No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper (Horseglue)
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens - C’mon Feel the Illinoise (Rough Trade)
London Sky Tonight - The Bridge Gang - Demo
Denver - Minus - Jesus Christ Bobby (Victory)
Stockholm City - The Funerals - Lordy
Reykjavikurnaetur – Megas Loftmynd
San Francisco Blues - Peggy Lee - San Francisco With Fond Memories
Zürich Is Stained - Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe (Matador)
Boston - Piney Gir – Peakahokahoo (Truck Records)
All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit - Half Man Half Biscuit – ACD (Probe Plus)
Bugger Bognor - Luke Haines - Das Capital (EMI)
In Cairo - Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown (B-Unique)
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Nat King Cole - Merry Christmas (EMI)
Galveston – Sparklehorse - New Sounds Of The Old West Volume 3 – (Loose)

Today's header is from Wang Dang Doodle by Willie Dixon

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