Author Archives: theartyassassin

No assassin reveals this. I come from the depths of time and wil linger in your memory.

Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury

          Clipse have long been characterised as the doyens of cocaine (w)rap, a term which does scant service to the ingenuity of their wordplay and the stripped back nihilism of the music on this, their greatest album. Their interest in words can be traced back to their origins: originally known as […]

Daily Playlist 16/01/2014

No Dice – Beirut Your Own Back Yard – Dion Broken Radio No 1 – The Fatima Mansions Mineral – Buffalo Tom Lazy Rain – Smog Heart of Darkness – Sparklehorse Merge – Grizzly Bear Murderers, The Hope of Women – Momus You’re a Big Girl Now – Bob Dylan Miami – Randy Newman Sweet […]

Poison Girls – Persons Unknown / Crass – Bloody Revolutions

          The germ of this split single lies in the arrest of anarchists Ronan Bennett and Iris Mills on trumped up charges of conspiracy to cause explosions with persons unknown. After 18 months of imprisonment where they were subjected to numerous indignities, they were found not guilty of all charges and […]

Daily Playlist 12/11/2013

Pink Glove – Pulp Demons In Her Dancing Shoes – Richard Thompson Ode to Booker T – Young Marble Giants Please Stop Dancing – The Magnetic Fields Circuit – Delta 5 Pride – Manchester Orchestra At Home He’s a Tourist – Gang Of Four My Little Rainbow – East River Pipe Beautiful Place – Babybird […]

Taxi For Ms Corday, Please

          The Manic Street Preachers promised they would crash and burn after just one album. Unfortunately for us, they continue to make records with ever diminishing returns. Thus speaks someone who was an enormous fan of the band and, like any fan, continues to buy their product (for that is now […]

What A Way To End It All

Instead of my usual playlist, here’s a game you can all play related to the above post. Here’s a list of the last albums bands should have released before splitting up. Feel free to agree / disagree / add your own. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible Radiohead – The Bends Pink Floyd – […]

Pervy Porridge

                      I have an idea for a new sitcom where Jimmy Tarbuck, Max Clifford, William Roache, Jim Davidson, Freddie Starr, Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall and Dave Lee Travis are serving their time in an open prison. The opening scene would be a prison guard showing […]

Daily Playlist 9/05/2013

Last Night In Town – The Twilight Singers Tiger Mountain Peasant Song – Fleet Foxes Billion Dollar Babies – Alice Cooper Pilentze Pee – Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares One By One – Billy Bragg and Wilco The Summerhouse – The Divine Comedy Go Away – Katy B Let It Be So – Victoria Williams […]

Icona Pop – I Love It

          Stuck in a Beirut apartment not feeling well. I resorted to my favourite pastime of winding people up on Twitter and Facebook when I came across an updated status that read, “I put your shit into a bag and pushed it down the stairs.” A little concerned that I might […]

Daily Playlist 15/04/2013

Black Light Blue – Shelby Lynne The Murder Mystery – The Velvet Underground Teenage Spaceship – Smog Sugar Lee – Donny Hathaway So Dead – Manic Street Preachers Honest Mistake – Ron Sexsmith On a Bayonet – Beirut Crash – Asian Dub Foundation If You Want Me To Stay – Sly and the Family Stone […]

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