The Bashmore Strikes Back: September 2005

The Bashmore Strikes Back

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Ipod Micro

"The technological breakthrough of this half hour" 'WHICH' Magazine

"Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Went Commercial" 'TECH GEEK TUESDAY' Magazine

We at BENCO Productions are proud to present the next line in musical software.
First there was the Ipod....then the Ipod Mini...then the Ipod buy the brand spanking new
"IPod Micro"

Our boffins have been hard at work to bring you an even smaller device that you will lose as soon as you put it down...the Micro is the smallest yet...and is the size of a strand of is the exclusive first picture of the device...

Small isnt it

The IPOD MICRO comes with astounding ability to hold one song...yes one whole song!
But as well as that is the you can shuffle your one song while you walk

The Ipod it now folks...cus in another half an hour the Ipod Teeny Tiny gets released...and that can hold 30 seconds of a song

The Ipod Micro..."Cus We Like Ripping You Dumb Schmucks Off"

Monday, September 12, 2005

"...Arsene Wenger has no intention of conceding the Premiership title"

So says an article on (often known as
Bloody hell...I'm not surprised he's not conceeding the title yet. I didnt know you had to decide whether you were gonna win the trophy 5 games into the season. I'd like to think Birmingham haven't conceeded the title to Chelsea either yet...on second thoughts we should probably concentrate on not conceeding to relegation. It's a bloody good job we dont have to go round pre-empting things so early... Otherwise I might have to conceed to the fact that I am going to be on the dole for the rest of this year...and that is not a pleasant thought...I would have conceeded on Saturday that I am never going to drink again after experiencing a ball numbingly bad hangover.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Sack The Swede

This is our current England manager:
He is a rather large plank...It'd be nice if he decided to do us all a favour and quit his job. Or the FA could afford to sack him. Ideally it'd be nice if our over paid prima donna's could find some passion to play football. Aaah to hell with it, bring back El Tel...dodgy as hell, but he had passion

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Mercury Awards

As I sit here writing this, many of the 'hot' British bands (or those favoured by the NME at the minute...apart from KT 'too hip to spell it Katie' Turdsdull) are at a big poncey do in Cockerney-Land to decide whose gonna win this Mercury Award. And no doubt many industry bigwigs, trying to show how 'rock' they are, will be sitting there wearing their straight out the box converse trainers to show how ironic they are whilst trying to shove as much strange white powder up their noses as they can, and managing to make themselves look like reet tits. So while we wait, here's who I think stands out from the field, for me personally

Kaiser Chiefs - 'Employment'
In my opinion the makers of the third best of this year so far, and what a cracking album it is. Blur comparisons aside this is a downright great album, taking the best parts of Britpop mixing it with some catchy guitar riffage, and fusing it into an album that makes you want to compete with Ricky Kaiser in the jumping around like a loon stakes. This is Indie at its most accessible but none the worse for it. My bet on who will win

The Go! Team - 'Thunder, Lightning Strike'
This is the band I think should win this years prize, on the basis that this is one of the most original bands around at the moment. With dance music on its very very last legs...and there it goes...Indie has took over its space and sucked all the juiciest bits of dance out, with acts such as Mylo to VHS or Beta and Test Icicles making some ace sounds. But this is a cracking album. It's an album that makes you feel excited listening to it, mixing in hip hop with a smattering of electro and kick ass old school beats. If the Polyphonic Spree were to swap there robes and the maraccas(?) for the day glo stick and the beat box this is what you would be left, managing to be both retro and new at the some time.

Hard-Fi - 'Stars of CCTV'
The band I'm most surprised I like. This is Chav music thats not for the Chavs. Another album mixing a myriad of sounds. This is no run of the mill guitar based band. Its got r'n'b that Chav acts just cant do, its got a pretender to mouthpiece of the Chav's in Rich Archer, and its got ballads...on an f'ing chav album! This is genius music from an exciting band

Antony and the Johnsons - 'I Am A Bird Now'
A lot of people seem to have been allowed into the music industry lately thinking they can do the singer/songwriter thing, but are in actual fact, well bollocks (James *unt,that Powter bloke, fattie from Keane). This is how it should be done. He may look a bit odd but his album is one of the most no god dammit its THE most heartfelt album of this year. Your hairs stand up on your neck listening to him sing, with a voice scarily emotional and sounding like something from the early part of last century his album is well prett perfect. The fact that he has managed to get moody legend Lou Reed and the greatest solo singer of this generation (Rufus Wainwright) on the album shows how good he is, good god listen to this album.

- Apart from these there are plenty more up, Coldplays 'X & Y' is good and solid but nothing deserving of the Mercury. The Magic Numbers album is just too weak for me and the singles are the blatant stand outs, and Bloc Party...well 'Silent Alarm' has just had a rejuvination in my opinion after seeing them at Reading, but they just fall short of my top choices. So lets see who wins Knowing my luck theyll plump for that Dido wannabee (just 'cus you've got a guitar doesnt detract from the fact) KT Tunstall... I bloody hope not

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Heeeeere's Bashmore (wow that didnt work)


Yep, I might be no longer a student, and for that matter I may not be working, but the ex-student has managed to find a porn machine/computer (the one that is in my room will do), to spout more useless crap than a Warwick Law Student (trust me, they do sprout it bad ways). So for those who know do. For those who don't welcome stranger, please amuse yourself with this poor deluded fools rambling. And heed the following disclaimer: "unless its about music, take none of what i say seriously...if it is about music...listen up fool"

I cant be arsed to do the big introduction about me...but these people are not me: Jeez, no wonder the ol' lady looks scared...that is one grinning loon

So why not add your name, say hello, lemme know whose blogs are worth reading out there....until next time
Check Yourself Don't Wreck Yourself folks