Sunday, April 27, 2008

Where it (almost) all started...



27 comments:

goneforeign said...

I've no idea who this is but I love the backing. If I were producing it I'd get rid of the drummer and replace him with a bass and I'd switch one of those acoustic gtrs, for an electric, and I pay for a vocal coach, beyond that I like it.
Who and Why?

ejaydee said...

Who? Vampire Weekend
Why? 500 posts ago (actually 499) the 'Spill's second ever post was on Vampire Weekend, the first being Blimpy's admission of guiltily liking Paul Simon's Graceland.
If you hear their album, there is an electric guitar, the vocals sound better, but the drummer remains. You can see more here: http://pitchfork.tv/special-presentation/vampire-weekend/part-1

CaroleBristol said...

Ha, so that is what Vampire Weekend sound like.

Interesting.......................

ejaydee said...

It looks like the player is too narrow for the blog. Shame because the image is much better.

saneshane said...

Ezra Koenig (he of Vampire weekend)
has an old blog
http://internetvibes.blogspot.com/

I like the new balance ghost trainers...anyway, maybe this is where he started!

goneforeign said...

Ejay: Thanks, I'll check further.

FP said...

EJAY!!! That's brilliant!!! I play the fiddle so am a sucker for anything with strings in!!! We saw Les Rita Mitsouko on friday night -Catherine Ringer minus Fred who died in November. She blew us away. But the interesting bit is the support band. If you like Vampire week end, you'll love the FM music project _ guitar, voice, two violins, cello and French horn. I'll post some just for you.

FP said...

If you like Ejay's post or the Divine Comedy, I'd bet a large amount of money that you'll like this:
http://www.myspace.com/fmpopmusic

ToffeeBoy said...

Very nice - reminded me a bit of The Go-Betweens - which can't be a bad thing...

Blimpe Mahuta said...

Happy 500 everyone!

I think we may break the 1000 by the end of summer (depending on the weather).

I love The 'Spill, and everyone who writes for it and reads it.

So, thanks everyone, and here's to the next 500! Cheers!

glasshalfempty said...

And three cheers for our curator, Blimpy, without whom none of this would have happened!

DsD said...

Hurray!
Hurray!
Hurray!

There's mine, ghe.

And you've got me going now ... Blimpy, check your email again.

ejaydee said...

Pour Blimpi,
Hip, Hip, Hip! Hourra!

Blimpe Mahuta said...

You are all too kind, thank you.

Now, seeing as we're on the topic - does anyone think we should re-design the Blog? Or have we happily settled into its comforts?

Is there a direction we should head in, or are we on course?

Are there any other house-keeping issues that we can discuss?

Does anyone else want admin rights to the blog (at the mo it's just me and steen that can make changes /delete spam etc)??

ejaydee said...

I just have a question, do you know why the video gets cut off? Is the player just too big for this blog? Can anything be done about it? Actually that's 3 questions.

steenbeck said...

Thanks for the 'Spill, Blimpy.

And as for changes--I think we need some of those ads that tell everyone about horny teens living in our area. Swanky.

David Bowie said...

the video doesn't get cut off on a mac - it gets resized accordingly.

David Bowie said...

the video doesn't get cut off on a mac - it gets resized accordingly.

ejaydee said...

Not on Safari it doesn't David.
I just tried it with Firefox, I get the whole video, but it looks wrong, it goes over the line.

CaroleBristol said...

I rather like the way the blog looks now, it has a comfortable feel to it.

David Bowie said...

Hallo bloggers, David Bowie here, -now ejaydee, maybe you need to update your version of Safari to the newest one?

ejaydee said...

Thank you for the wise advice David, but my Safari is up to date. Nevermind anyway, I've seen the clip in full, but if anyother mac users have problems, you can use Firefox.

I like th eway the blog looks too, but I was wondering, how does one make a collapsible/expandable post?

steenbeck said...

I was wondering that too, because I wanted to be able to use the phrase "more after the jump." I looked on Blogspot help but to no avail. Maybe Blimpy McBowie knows?

DarceysDad said...

No good asking me to make EITHER design OR technical suggestions; I'm amazed any thread I start actually posts, and still don't have a website for my business six years after launching it!

Blimpos MacFlossauges said...

The "after the jump" thing is do-able, but it's quite complicated - and involves adding html into the template of the blog. I've looked at it a couple of times, and thought -hmmmm, maybe another day.

However, if there's demand, I will have a proper go and not cop out due to my own sheer laziness.

Proudfoot said...

I loved the song Blimpy introduced us to (Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa) but lazily did not get album. Now I will.
They are quite unabashedly preppy and bookish and I think that's a good thing. In moderation.


Thanks for the Spill Blimp. Can't think of anything I'd like to see changed. The pic's the best one yet by the way.

ToffeeBoy said...

Love the 'Spill as it is, blimpy. Conservative with a small 'c' - that's me.