Monday, 31 January 2011

You play air guitar for a band...

My song of 2010 sang to perfection by the ever adorable PS22 Chorus

Saturday, 1 January 2011

(not on time but) It's the End Of The Year list


My blogging this year has been sporadic, but its not gone away totally and I wouldn't be a proppaah blogger if I didn't do one of these posts. God, I love a good list me.
And you know what, 2010 was pretty pretty good for me. Went to some festivals, Tony Hadley bought me a pint (gold) and I accidentally moved to north London.
I managed to make one of my new year resolutions from 2009 (finally going to Japan) but the great Burt Bacharach meeting is still elusive (hang on Burt, this year I'm coming for you).
Enough of that, let's have some lists...

Top 30 songs of 2010
1. *Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round Round
2. Janelle Monae - Locked Inside
3. Caribou - Odessa
4. Katy B - On A Mission
5. Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang
6. James Blake - Footnotes
7. Chilly Gonzales - Knight Moves
8. Blur - Fool's Day
9. Civil Civic - Less Unless
10. Katy B & Dynamite - Lights On
11. Gorillaz - Stylo
12. Primary 1 - Magic
13. James Blake - CMYK
14. The Streets - Puzzled By People
15. Gold Panda - Snow & Taxis
16. Ronika - Forget Yourself
17. Sky Ferria - One
18. Val-d'Isere - Pinpoint
19. NERD - Hot N Fun
20. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden
21. Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
22. Mark Ronson - Somebody To Love Me
23. Drake - Best I Ever Had
24. Darwin Deez - Bad Day
25. Wretch 32 - Traktor
26. Distractions - All Night
27. Kiss Kiss Fantastic - Oh Carolina!
28. Catwalk - Please Don't Break Me
29. P Money - Slang Like This
30. Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours


* There is a footnote to this list in that in fact my absolute favourite song of the year, by a country mile, isn't on this list. It's still under lock n key, biding it's time for place atop of many such lists this time next year.
Your Twenties, I'm looking at you and Long Forgotten Boy; my true bestest song of 2010.

Top 10 Albums of 2010
1. Everything Everything - Man Alive
2. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
3. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
4. Chilly Gonzales - Ivory Tower
5. Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
7. Take That - Progress
8. Lindstrom & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
9. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
10. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts

Favourite Gaga outfit is the year - The Cousin IT.

Cutest Cat video - The Secret Kitten

There we go; singles, albums, Gaga and youtube videos of kittens. WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
Happy new year y'all

-- Alex

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Wrapped In Plastic

Fabric resident, Bugged Out regular and freshly hand-picked by Phantasy Sound (Erol Alkan's label) for their radio show and club night; Stopmakingme has pretty much nailed the DJ scene. Along the way he's picked up influences from disco through to post-punk and it shows in this debut release "Wrapped In Plastic".

Out everywhere on the 22nd November, also check out Stopmakingme's Autumn mix & this interview over at Dazed Digital.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Alex's Mobile Disco-Disco #31


I'm quite convinced that this is the greatest song of all time.

Lost In Paris 4 eva

When work takes over your life and you can't find the time for the things you really love (e.g bloggin about nonsense and music), it is very sad. I'm going make a new years resolution two months early and try to post on here more often.

First up CocknBullKid (now less the THE). Antia Blay is having a storming Autumn, supporting Marina and the Diamonds and putting out this corker of a record. Check out this true love story of a video.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

10 things I did this summer

Ok, so I got told off last night for not posting a blog since 4 EVA. Sorry Mr, you know who you are.

Here's 10 things that have kept me from blogging:

1.Got caught in the forest fire action of Moscow.


2.Got up very early in Dublin after going to a very gay festival

3. Went to a photo-shoot high up in the sky.

4. Saw a Panda in the dark (Buy his album now if you haven't already)

5. Missed Cornwall a lot and managed to get 5mins of sunshine and sea.

6. Tortured a dog.

7. Went to Bydgoszcz in Poland & Got my hair and make-up done by Louise Constad.

8.Had a Lost In Paris DJ re-union at the Lecky Showrooms.

9. Had a Weekend in Tokyo.

10. Spent two weekends in a row in Mockba & found myself a lovely new house...


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

I'm socialist lingerie, I'm diplomatic techno...

Chilly Gonzales' debut film, Ivory Tower, written and staring himself is nearly upon us.
There's a single out on Boysnoize Records next week called I Am Europe.
The video is a bit of a trailler for said movie. This is it.
I think I just threw up with excitement.

Wanna read more about Gonzo and Lost In Paris' ongoing romance? Yeah you do.

Monday, 28 June 2010


Saturday, 26 June 2010

Lost In Paris do Glasto!!

We thought it'd never happen but L.I.P have made a flying visit into Glasto.
Its so freakin hot we're melting but have enjoyed the bands we've seen. Marina and the Diamonds next - so very excited.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


Feel a bit like this today.

These videos are helping.