Wednesday, September 30, 2009



As ever Male Bonding invade the joint with scratchy guitar and a reckless sense of adventure. Today with their contribution to this split single of “Year’s Not Long” they up the tempo/pace from their usual trudge before winding up in some kind of circling frenzy that revitalises proceedings before the band launch into the final leg of their energy infused declaration of fuzz. The increase in speed does not serve them well as it feels as if it dilutes their temperament gives them something of an upbeat sound that doesn’t snap as effectively as previous efforts from them.

The Eat Skull effort sounds as if it has been recorded from a television using a cheap cassette player. It is a real spinning top of an affair of warped funfair surf guitar music that almost sounds like a Hammond organ and vocals delivered in an equally dizzying fashion and crashing expletive. This is fat person go-go dance music, made to look ugly when really under the masks are clean faces and stupid but cool hairstyles. “Heaven’s Stranger” would make good theme music to a camp television show about a one legged crime fighter.

A nuisance to the industry.

Thesaurus moment: haze.

Male Bonding
Eat Skull

Dome 3

On this date in 1981, Dome released their third album, Dome 3. The London post punk band consisted of Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert, both of Wire. They released four albums between 1980 and 1984 without releasing a single. The side project ended when Wire re-formed in 1985.

Wikipedia: Dome

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Virgin Prunes - A New Form Of Beauty 1

On this date in 1981, Virgin Prunes released their third 7-inch record. They called the record, A New Form Of Beauty 1. First, the contents. It was a seven inch single that included three tracks; "Sandpaper Lullaby", "Sleep" and "Fantasy Dreams". The "A New Form Of Beauty" series was designed to be a series of releases, numbered accordingly. An album, A New Form Of Beauty Parts 1-4, was released as a double album which included all three of the songs on the first part plus the other three parts of the series. Virgin Prunes was a Dublin, Ireland goth band whose members were childhood friends of Bono and The Edge from U2. In fact, their guitarist was Dik Evans, brother of U2's Dave "The Edge" Evans. They disbanded in 1986, sort of. When Gavin Friday left in 1986, the remainder of the band carried on as The Prunes for a few more years.

Wikipedia: The Virgin Prunes

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The Exploited - Dead Cities

On this date in 1981, The Exploited released their fourth single, "Dead Cities". It was backed by "Hitler's In The Charts Again" and "Class War". None of the tracks appeared on a regular studio album. The single reached the #4 spot on the U.K. indie singles chart and the #31 spot on the overall U.K. singles chart. The Edinburgh, Scotland band was one of the U.K.'s original Oi! bands. They are still together but moved towards thrash by the late '80's.

Wikipedia: The Exploited

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Tom Tom Club

On this date in 1981, Tom Tom Club released their self-titled debut album. It included the singles, "Wordy Rappinghood" (#7 U.K.) and "Genius Of Love" (#31 U.S., #65 U.K.). The band was formed as a side project by Talking Heads' members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. The New York City new wave husband and wife duo continue on today, long after Talking Heads' demise.

Wikipedia: Tom Tom Club

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Athletico Spizz 80 - Central Park

On this date in 1980, Athletico Spizz 80 released their seventh single (collectively under all of their various band names), "Central Park". It was backed by another version of "Central Park". The A side appeared on their second album, Spikey Dream Flowers (which was released under the name, The Spizzles). The West Midlands, England punk/new wave band had been around since 1978 and changed their name almost annually. During their career, they were known as Athletico Spizz 80, Spizzenergi, Spizzoil, The Spizzles, Spizzsexual, Spizzorbit and Spizzorwell and Spizzenergi:2. The English punk/new wave band effectively disbanded in 1982 but has gotten together on and off since then and has recorded.

Wikipedia: Spizzenergi

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Wall Of Voodoo

On this date in 1980, Wall Of Voodoo released their self-titled debut EP. The six songs included were "Longarm", "The Passenger", "Can't Make Love", "Struggle", "Ring Of Fire" and "Granma's House". This was their first release of any kind. None of the songs were released as singles nor were any of the tracks included on any of their full-length albums. The Los Angeles post-punk/new wave band disbanded in 1988.

Wikipedia: Wall Of Voodoo

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Cockney Rejects - Greatest Hots Vol. II

On this date in 1980, Cockney Rejects released their second album, Greatest Hits Volume II. It was a followup up to their debut, Greatest Hits Volume I and a precursor to their next album, Greatest Hits Volume III. Of course, none were actually greatest hits albums, just wishful thinking, perhaps. Or sarcasm. It contained the singles, "We Can Do Anything" and "The Greatest Cockney Ripoff". The London punk/Oi! band is still going strong.

Wikipedia: Cockney Rejects

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X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours!

On this date in 1977, X Ray Spex released their debut single, "Oh Bondage Up Yours!". It was backed by "I Am A Cliche". Neither track appeared on their debut album, Germ Free Adolescents, but both were added as bonus tracks when the album was re-released on CD. The London punk band disbanded in 1979 after one album. Jak Airport and BP Hurding formed Classix Nouveaux and Poly Styrene went solo before becoming a Hare Krishna. Lora Logic was an original member at 16 years old but left after their first single to finish school. She went on to form Essential Logic. Lora Logic eventually became a Hare Krishna too. The group re-formed and released a new album in 1995 with Logic and Styrene in the band. It didn't last long.

Wikipedia: X-Ray Spex

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The Jolt - You're Cold

On this date in 1977, The Jolt released their debut single, "You're Cold". It was backed by "All I Can Do". The B side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The A side did not but it was added when the album was re-released on CD. The Jolt was one of the bands at the forefront of the mod movement like their label mates The Jam. The Glasgow, Scotland band broke up in 1979 after one album.

Wikipedia: The Jolt

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Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway

On this date in 1977, Tom Robinson Band released their debut single, "2-4-6-8 Motorway". It was backed by "I Shall Be Released". Neither track appeared on their debut album, Power In The Darkness, but both were eventually added as bonus tracks when the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk/power pop band disbanded after two albums. Tom Robinson founded Sector 27 after the break-up. The band has re-formed for some reunion shows. Drummer Dolphin Taylor later joined Stiff Little Fingers.

Wikipedia: Tom Robinson Band

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Beat - Special Beat Service

On this date in 1982, The Beat released their third and final album, Special Beat Service. It contained the singles, "Jeanette" (#45 U.K.), "Save It For Later" (#47 U.K.) and "I Confess" (#54 U.K.). The album reached the #21 spot on the U.K. albums chart. The Birmingham, England ska band broke up in 1983 after three albums. Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger formed General Public. Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. The Beat was known as The English Beat in the U.S.

Wikipedia: The Beat

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The Fall - Room To Live

On this date in 1982, The Fall released their sixth studio album, Room To Live. It was subtitled Undilutable Slang Truth! The album included one single, "Marquis Cha-Cha". The Manchester, England post-punk band still records and performs but it has had just one constant member, frontman Mark E. Smith. They have had 27 studio albums and numerous live albums released to date.

Wikipedia: The Fall

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Throbbing Gristle - Greatest Hits (Entertainment Through Pain)

On this date in 1981, Throbbing Gristle released their fourth studio album, Greatest Hits (Entertainment Through Pain). It contained the singles, "Subhuman" and "Adrenalin". The album was part compilation of previously released material and part introduction to new material. The band was never commercially successful so the term "greatest hits" was ironic. The London post punk/experimental band was, however, extremely influential and are credited as being one of the founders of industrial music. They released a tremendous number of live albums over the course of their career and a few studio albums as well. They lasted until 1981. Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson formed Psychic TV. Throbbing Gristle re-formed in 2004 and have been somewhat active.

Wikipedia: Throbbing Gristle

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Any Trouble - Girls Are Always Right

On this date in 1980, Any Trouble released their third single, "Girls Are Always Right". It was backed by "The Name Of The Game". The A side appeared on their debut album, Where Are All The Nice Girls? The B side did not. The Manchester, England new wave/power pop band broke up in 1984 after five albums. They recorded for Stiff Records. They re-formed in 2007.

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Dangerous Girls - Man In The Glass

On this date in 1980, Dangerous Girls released their third 7-inch record, a single fronted by "Man In The Glass". It was backed by "MO75". The Worcester, England punk/power pop band was not an all-girl band. In fact, there were no females in the band at all. They lasted four 7-inch records before calling it a day in 1981 without an album.

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The Demons - Action By Example

On this date in 1980, The Demons released their debut single, "Action By Example". It was backed by "Wish I Woz A Dog". They had formerly been known as Demon Preached and one single and one limited edition EP. The London punk band had more changes in personnel than actual releases. Nick Wade was their frontman, later to be known as Nik Fiend when he formed Alien Sex Fiend. Max Splodge (later of Splodgenessabounds) was a member at one time. They disbanded in 1980.

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The Ruts - The Crack

On this date in 1979, The Ruts released their debut album, The Crack. It contained the singles, "Babylon's Burning", "Something That I Said" and "Jah War". The London punk/post punk band lasted two albums (the second, a semi-compilation) before the overdose death of singer Malcolm Owen. They tried to carry on under a new name, Ruts DC, with very limited success. They disbanded in 1983.

Wikipedia: The Ruts


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The Dead Boys - Tell Me

On this date in 1978, The Dead Boys released their second single, "Tell Me". It was backed by demo versions of "Not Anymore" and "Ain't Nothin' To Do", both of which had different versions on their debut album, Young, Loud And Snotty. The A side appeared on their second album, We Have Come For Your Children. The punk band, who originated in Cleveland and rose from the ashes of Rocket From The Tombs, made a name for themselves in New York and were signed after several appearances at CBGB's. They disbanded in 1979 after two albums but reunited to record a live album a few months later before saying goodbye again. A few years after the band broke up, lead singer Stiv Bators launched The Lords Of The New Church.

Wikipedia: The Dead Boys

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The Nips - All The Time In The World

On this date in 1978, The Nips released their second single, "All The Time In The World". It was backed by "Private Eyes". They had been called The Nipple Erectors originally but radio wouldn't touch the name so they shortened it. The London punk band released four singles before disbanding in 1980. They were led by Shane McGowan (later, of The Pogues) though he was known as Shane O'Hooligan at the time. They have played some reunion gigs recently.

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Talking Heads - Take Me To The River

On this date in 1978, Talking Heads released their sixth single, "Take Me To The River". In the U.K., it was backed by "Found A Job". In the U.S., it was backed by "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel". All three tracks appeared on their second album, More Songs About Buildings And Food. The single reached the #26 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The New York City new wave band, who were regulars at CBGB's, disbanded in 1992. David Byrne has expressed no desire for a reunion.

Wikipedia: Talking Heads

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The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap

On this date in 1978, The Boomtown Rats released their fifth single, "Rat Trap". It was backed by "So Strange". The A side appeared on their second album, A Tonic For The Troops. The B side was not but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single went all the way to the #1 spot on the U.K. singles chart. It was the first #1 U.K. single for any Irish band. The Dublin, Ireland punk/new wave band disbanded in 1986 after six albums.

Wikipedia: The Boomtown Rats

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The Tights - Howard Hughes

On this date in 1978, The Tights released their second single, "Howard Hughes". It was backed by "China's Eternal". The Worcester, England punk band disbanded in 1979 after just two singles. They re-formed in 2004.

Wikipedia: The Tights

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999 - Separates

On this date in 1978, 999 released their second album, Separates. It contained the singles, "Feelin' Alright With The Crew" and "Homicide" (#40 U.K.). The London punk band originally broke up in 1982 but, after a few years off, re-formed. They are still active and still fronted by Nick Cash.

Wikipedia: 999

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Random photos - a lot of Wongsie being disgraceful

WJust realised I got a collection of photos!! No theme, just pics.

Here's a shaggy-looking Pumpkin getting her head stuck in an Ikea plastic bag while watching me pack clothes in the new house!

Looking ridiculously cute as she struggles to get out. I'm not helping her, she has to learn to be independent!

Little menace got out and started to mess up my piles of neatly folded apparel.

Dinner with Lewis and Eekean at Newton before we go watch H is for Hantu. Shengrong was late!

And check out Lewis's mad-huge SLR!

Om nom nom.....

Wongsie loves freaking parsley ok! The evidence on her plate as she chows Lewis's orh lua's parsley!! Gross to the max.

My cousin's daughter Chloe sitting in an Ikea swing. Gorgeous colours!

Dinner with Mike

At our favourite restaurant

My crabmeat linguine... Would kill for a plate now!

Mike's seafood pasta... Not as fab as mine!

New wallet!! So chio!!

Here's Nanolove, the fattest, laziest hammie puff ever! This is her default position. Lying on her back and snoozing!

I took this shot because she was actually EATING in her sleep. That's right! She regurgitated a seed from her cheek pouch, and was chewing on it!

All while being plopped on her back and eyes closed!

Greediest hammie EVER.

At my friend's pool. Fallen flowers look so gorgeous!

I love tanning!

Check it out! Fucking hilarious! My friend's mom found these saucy pics in their maid's drawer and fired her.

Apparently she keeps going missing during the night and THIS is what she has been up to - some pole-dancing competition or something!!

Complete with total sleazebag taking a video of her somemore.

Hmmm... The video must be SOMEWHERE!

I shall search youtube for "Gremlin-looking woman dancing sluttily in leopard prints." **

Alas. No such result.

(I will NOT succumb to making low-brow Ris Low jokes!)


Supper with Rozz at 126. We planned for pigging out dim sum, then on to DURIANS! I was so happy that day.

Sharing the century porridge...

Love in a bowl

Rozz's fav: Tender beef strips with a touch of lime.

Deep-fried yam puffs!!

Crispy on the outside, wet, soft and gooey on the inside.

The yam mixed with hot char siew is fab.

Here's Rozz blowing away at the food coz she says smoke makes her photos ugly.

My absolute favourite there: Garlic steamed prawns!
So simple yet SOOOO yums.

Chee cheong fun!

And onwards to durians:

There's Rozz snapping a pic of the young durian seller with his goods. -_-

He loves it!

How can anyone not love this? Creamy, sweet, melts in your mouth... I don't see how the smell is pungent either!!

The closest thing to durians I can think of is Creme Brulee - which everyone loves!!

Anyway I have a new pact with Mike. He can never again cook parsley at home, and I can never again bring durians home.

Very sad right? But worth it for no parsley smells at home again, ever!


Another pic at the pool - found this cute little dinosaur toy!!

I gave it to a cute little girl at the pool but I'm a bit sad coz I really like the dino!! :(

Safra Mount Faber and a bit of SR's ass.


Centipede we saw...

Afterwards, dinner with the rest of them...

Only took one picture: Here's eekean glaring at something Lewis said while he nonchalantly continues eating.

Dinner with Alyssa (who wants to remain anonymous. Bleah.) and BFF.

What's with friends wearing fedoras nowadays?

Had dinner with Eekean again and the restaurant was closing, so they gave us two bowls of peanut cream dessert...

Eekean pointed to the bowl of spring onions I took out from the fish dish, and told us to dare her to put the peanut paste into the bowl and eat it!

So I said, "Ok lor, I'd give you 1 dollar if you eat that."

And she said "On!"

Gross can? It may not be very gross to most people but I HATE spring onions. So...

Can tell she's loving it.

Urgh!! Eating with gusto!


And the end result, she gets..........


Change! Not even a dollar coin lor!! WTF.

She happily took the money.

Here's my nails, sponsored by Celab Nails!

Gorgeous, right?

Happy! My nails before the manicure was atrocious.

More of Eekean's disgracefulness, as promised:

Never will I ever eat squid ink pasta again.

One more pic from the LG advert...

At the live TV and web interview for Blog TV!

The topic for that day was Plastic Surgery and they invited Dr. Martin Huang and Rozz and me!!

It was like a Girls Out Loud reunion!!

Hosts were Flying Dutchman (anyone knows his real name at all??!) and Phin.

It was pretty fun. Dr Huang is so funny!

They gave him a picture of the Flying Dutchman and asked him to circle where he should get plastic surgery.

You'd think that most people would be polite and circle one or two areas, but the whole picture was full of red circles!

Damn funny lah!

The hosts totally took it in stride though.

Anyway I was informed that BlogTV has gone on for 4 seasons and this is the first time I've agreed to do an interview with them despite being asked several times before.

I didn't even realise lor!

The last time they asked was quite some time ago, and the reason why I rejected them was coz I was STILL pissed with fucking Lin Xue Ling!!


I don't forgive and forget easily. Took me 3 years!

Lin Xue Ling, huh? Where are you now, bitch?

(Ok fine her LinkedIn profile says she is still working for Mediacorp as a presenter/producer. Still!)

With Rozzie who's donning on a damn chio Adidas jacket.


That's all for now!

I'm preparing my Nomination speech post so be patient! Will take photos tonight, probably published by tomorrow.

(Yes I said tonight and it's 3.15am. Terrible.)

Meanwhile remember to vote!!

Thank you! Totally appreciate it! :D