July 06, 2004

Marcello with a neat response to k-punx Moloko post. I'm going to respond to it here rather than in the KRDTHM Comments box, because, frustratingly, blogger is still preventing me from using its comments facility.

Canonization may be overdue, but k-p and Pillbox (peace be upon him) did moot it a year ago.

I'm hoping that Moloko's playing Common Ground was less a sign of declining success, more due to the fact that they were the only decent-size band the festival could afford. I assume that the budget was potlached on them, hence the rest of the bill was full of village fete turns, has-beens, and never-should-have-beens.

Yeh, there's no denying that their output has been patchy --- but the singles, particularly the later ones, have been consistently excellent.

I agree about Presley's 'Blue Moon' too: has there ever been a more desolate(d) recording?

(I really like this new interactive Marcello....)

Posted by mark at July 6, 2004 07:09 PM | TrackBack

Blue Moon is awesome. You heard Tomorrow Night?

Posted by: jd at July 6, 2004 08:58 PM

No ----??

Posted by: mark k-p at July 7, 2004 11:01 AM

It's another one he did around the same time. It's got a similar recording/feel. It's on the Sun Sessions cd comp of his songs they put out. Worth checking out for sure.

Posted by: jd at July 7, 2004 04:36 PM

BTW does your e-mail work still? I tried sending you one about the Singing Detective but it got sent back a few times.

Posted by: jd at July 7, 2004 04:42 PM

having trouble with the k-punk one, but if you click on the Kontakt thing above you shd be able to send something...

Posted by: mark k-p at July 7, 2004 05:48 PM

Yeah, that Kontackt one was the one I was using. I tried twice and got this both times:

"This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Unable to deliver message to the following recipients, due to being unable to
connect successfully to the destination mail server.


I was just thanking you for recommending The Singing Detective. I picked it up because of your descriptions in the Mulholland Dr. article and really loved it.

Posted by: jd at July 7, 2004 06:06 PM

Odd, and slightly worrying --- I mean, I'm getting enough spam through that address, it's ridiculous that I'm not getting proper mail!

But it's great that you got into Potter; things like that make blogging worthwhile.

Posted by: mark k-p at July 8, 2004 11:34 AM

I think I'm sold on Potter. I'm gonna try and find Pennies From Heaven next.

Do you know Nature Boy by Sinatra? It reminds me of these Elvis songs a bit, at least the minimal arrangements and strange production, although I guess really it's quite a bit different.

I tried another test e-mail but it got bounced today.

Posted by: jd at July 8, 2004 06:22 PM