Friday is Umm… Well, it’s Fucking Friday at Least, Isn’t It?

Frankly, I’ve no fucking idea what Friday is this week.  Between our Electric Circus gigs (yes, good guess, the second of which is indeed tonight, and look, only a fiver in – what value!) keeping up with the blog and the minor matter of actually trying to run a record label I don’t know whether I’m bloody coming or going at the moment.

One of things I like about putting on gigs at the Electric Circus is that I get to DJ inbetween and after the bands.  It’s much like writing a blog, releasing records or putting on gigs – effectively you’re trying to insist to everyone how awesome all the music you like is.  I don’t know if the actual audience enjoys it as much as I do, but umm… well, they were very patient with me at the gig on Wednesday anyway.

I am also just about managing to preserve a sliver of Festival bonhomie, despite the associated bollocks, but it is hanging on by the skin of its teeth.  There is fun, to be sure, but the whole thing is such a carnival of over-priced commercialism I can’t help but wonder if it might start to suffer from the malaise afflicting many of the big music festivals this year.  The Fringe has become such a juggernaut that people felt obliged to start the Free Fringe, just so the Fringe would itself have some sort of Fringe – sort of a festival ouroboros in a sense.

Ah well, balls to that.  Get thee down to the Circus tonight and we’ll have drinks and party like it was early June.

1. If you were DJ what would you insist on playing that no-one would really get.
2. What was the last thing you slept through and shouldn’t have.
3. Name a really pointless album reissue.
4. And a really good one.
5. What’s made you laugh recently?

This week’s five songs are daft cover versions:

Richard Cheese – Rape Me
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/RichardCheese-RapeMe.mp3]
Clem Snide – Beautiful
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/ClemSnide-Beautiful.mp3]
The Lance Gambit Trio – Barbie Girl
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TheLanceGambitTrio-BarbieGirl.mp3]
Me First & the Gimme Gimmes – Stand By Your Man
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/MeFirstandtheGimmeGimmes-StandByYourMan.mp3]
The Flaming Lips – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TheFlamingLips-CantGetYouOutofMyHead.mp3]
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