Showing posts from July, 2007

Virtual Life

Bob has decided to take a break

A week off cause he's bored with blogging and the like.

He'll be back in about a week.

Until then imagine him clad in speedos at a virtual beach on a virtual planet surrounded by virtual beers behaving badly.

Toot toot

Coil - Tainted Love

Back in my early Student Radio days I used to do a annual show of cover versions... I lvoe covers, I love silly bootlegs... I am not so fond of mashups.

I've dozens if not scores of 12"s and albums brought for the single reason that they contain a cover of a song, that is either rockin or often simply amusing and sometimes crimes against music - Paul Youngs versionm of Love Will Tear Us Apart for example.

Sometimes you come across one that is as good if not better than the original.

Here is one of those:

Coil - Tainted Love

Learn about Coil, they are amazingly good IMO, though not to everyones tastes, especially if one is a homophob.

Righto, the weekend awaits... sake, techno, minimal and good company on the cards for this evening

whoop whoop!

I must admit

that after trying not to be exctied or have anything but low expectations for the Simpsons Movie, having read a couple of reviews online yesterday I am now looking forward (understatement) to seeing the thing.
A big hearty welcome home Scott & Rose from the USofA. Scott's blog of their musical and other adventures are depressing reading, cause you simply want to have been there.

What ya like then?

Which Springfield Resident Are You?

You are Comic Book Guy. Who said there's anything wrong with being a nerd? Certainly not you! You may be obsessed with things no one else cares about, but your passionate about what you do, so who cares what anyone else thinks?
Find Your Character @

Kerri Chandler is HOUSE

There are hundreds of songs I never finished or put out, So I wanted to share them with you. Every once in a while, your gonna see me post this stuff on the SP board. These are Raw Demo versions of songs you may or may not know. Then you can see where I took the real versions. There just up for the fun of it, and because I love the way you all are with me. Thank you for Being my family, and all the many wonderful years of supporting what I do.

Love, Respect, Peace and Admiration.

Here is a description for the songs they run kind of like this.

"Cant Let go" - was for Basement Red light number 2 - Gate-ah Never finished it.

"Even Though" Remixes - Just Never Came out.

"In search of mr Ford" - they Used the other mix on downtown 161

"My My lover inst" - I did dubs and stuff but this never came out on 12"

"Get out my life" - is My first Idea of "Rain" before I scraped it, Needless to say I had a bad break up, with my ex Girlfriend.

Who would win a fight?

Thomas or the dalek?I am taking bets now..

Bob's model railway

At any given moment there is a Bob out there doing stuff... A sobering thought to those whom dream of a perfect or even slightly ideal world.

For those on a train kick here is Bob's Model Railways, not this Bob but a Bob.

I've decided it is time to live my life through other Bob's. I've also decided its a week for trains, unless something significant happens to divert my attention from this topical and rather exciting subject matter.

An ideal sunday outing

Toot toot

Trains & BJs... essential some days


Bob needs a new phone

The one I have now has been on its last legs for a couple of years now... I could probably do with a multi purpose phone too

Don't ask me why, but it seems the thing to have.

Perhaps this is the phone for me:

Yep thats the one...

Can shooting someone ever be justified?


Is the world as we know it really over?

No one could get it so wrong so often and still be given the slightest credence as the Bush administration and the Washington it exists in.

Are you my friend?

You message someone, then a message goes to your email saying you have a message so you log in and check the message and then respond to it, in turn sending a message to that person's email to check their messages.

Doesn't that take the absolute simplicity of the concept of email, and make it only slightly less arduous than writing your message down on paper, walking to the post office for a 45c stamp and posting it?
Facebook and social networking summed up by Damien Christie

Facebook fever has arrived in New Zealand... I dunno but social networking sites seem the ideal domain of those with too much time on their hands - ideal for students (as most are designed for) and corporate office drones whom also have plenty of time to muck about during their daily grind.

Don't worry I have a page (?)/ presence on facebook.... for I have time to kill outside of work... sad old bastard I am.

Like the other social networking sites I only go there if
a) I am bordering on being terminally bo…

Starting the Day with a Song

Coldcut - Walk a mile in my shoes

I so dig this song, prefer the Henrik Schawrz remix (its does nothing brilliantly).

Robert Owens is such a awesome singer!

This is not the official video - thats on you tube if ya wanna search for it. This is one submitted by someone else, not as arty... I like it, simple and effective.

Original 1970 version of the song by Joe South here (embedding is disabled). It was also covered by Elvis (video here).

So there ya go

Another Bob writes about Crowded House

They say the most beautiful song ever written is "Waterloo Sunset". I don't agree. I believe it's Split Enz's "Message To My Girl".

I love the story of Terry and Julie. But when Neil Finn sings that "there's nothing quite as real as a touch of your sweet hand" he encapsulates the secret desire of this lonely rock and roll fan. We listened to the records because we loved them, but what we wanted even more was someone sitting next to us, with their eyes closed, body touching ours, as the music swirled around in the dark. Rock fans are lonely. They go to the show to feel that they belong. Listening to "Message To My Girl" I feel that I belong.

"Message To My Girl" is one of the few good tracks on "Conflicting Emotions", Split Enz's last album.

They'd been on Chrysalis. But the band didn't break through until they signed with A&M, and released "True Colours". It was 1980, when KROQ …

Matakanui Mens Choir - God Defend The All Blacks


One of them weeks

Thankfully its Friday...


music - check
hat - check
wine - check


*taps fingers for hours & whistles a little....

Bob enters the Simpsons world undercover

What would Bob look like in the Simpsons world, well thanks to the power of the internetweb one can find out, he might look something like this:

Evil and leather aprons


Play is delayed


You Tube


My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - A Daisy Chain For Satan

Robot Dance


Are we compatable?


We come in peace....

It simply beggers belief that Tony Blair would become Middle East envoy for the US, EU, UN and Russia.

This is not a man of peace, not a man who has any credibility with Arabs. Not a man who can be trusted... yet he gets the job. Yet another sign that the west seems to really hate Arabs and probably the Muslim world...

Is it any wonder some might strike back via one of the few means at their disposal, terrorism?

No, unfortunately it is not.

How long before the weird arsed christians get their Armageddon?

Blair and his type should be facing war crimes tribunals, not getting jobs where they can continue to contribute to other peoples suffering....

we come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill

Nudity Shall Soon Be A Real Option

Naked DSL should be available from September


Bout bloody time too

For those who have no idea what I am on about, Naked DSL is a broadband connection without the need for a fixed phone line - which equates to a automatic saving of almost $500 a year to those homes who don't need or want a fixed line phone but do want a broadband connection.

This is a great big step forward for internet users in NZ.

Shame it had to come from govt regulation and not from the service providers themselves - you know doing shit for their customers.

Oh the joys of a tiny market place.

Meanwhile in the real world I can't help but be a tiny bit skeptical over the latest bomb threat in the UK - why is it these things are uncovered at such politically expediant times... we have a new British PM who now conveniantly gets to remind his electorate of the War On Terror... we have a Aussie PM soon to face an election also getting a bomber found in his electorate - can't say I've heard much of the a…

Wellington roots

Could these men be New Zealand's first soul superstars?
Jon Lusk on Fat Freddys Drop

Thursday June 28, 2007
The Guardian

Those searching for something a little different at last weekend's Glastonbury festival may have stumbled across a strange but beguiling act from New Zealand. Alongside the sardonic wordplay of Arctic Monkeys, the bluster and bombast of Kaiser Chiefs and the crowdpleasing efficiency of the Chemical Brothers, the soulful, unhurried sound of Fat Freddys Drop came across as music from another time zone. Which it is, in more ways than one.

Long championed by taste-making DJs Gilles Peterson and Charlie Gillett, Wellington's self-proclaimed "seven-headed soul monster" is steadily reaching out beyond the expat fanbase that first discovered its uniquely Kiwi hybrid of dub/reggae, soul, funk, hip- hop and techno flavours, marinated in jazz and served with a distinctly Pacific swing. Fat Freddys Drop are nothing if not eclectic. But how did they get that nam…

Prince... he's done it again

Music industry attacks Sunday newspaper's free Prince CD

Katie Allen, media business correspondent
Friday June 29, 2007
The Guardian

The eagerly awaited new album by Prince is being launched as a free CD with a national Sunday newspaper in a move that has drawn widespread criticism from music retailers.

The Mail on Sunday revealed yesterday that the 10-track Planet Earth CD will be available with an "imminent" edition, making it the first place in the world to get the album. Planet Earth will go on sale on July 24.

"It's all about giving music for the masses and he believes in spreading the music he produces to as many people as possible," said Mail on Sunday managing director Stephen Miron. "This is the biggest innovation in newspaper promotions in recent times."

The paper, which sells more than 2m copies a week, will be ramping up its print run in anticipation of a huge spike in circulation but would not reveal how much the deal with Prince would cost…

Rabbits howling at the moon

It is some silly early hour in the morning.

I can't sleep due to the rabbits outside howling at the moon.

Shut up ya stupid rabbits