Tuesday 7 July 2009

Last Night's Fashion Crisis

A brief autopsy of the party last night:

Candles were charming and elegant as usual, but Mana's sound was desperately low, so their 1990s J-Pop-ish singing came over like someone singing karaoke in their bedroom. Without having time for a soundcheck, there wasn't much that could be done about it though. Eiichi Kawai's DJ set seemed to include an inordinate amount of XTC and/or Andy Partridge solo stuff, and James Hadfield's set included the usual mix of absolutely everything in the known universe.

My own sets were pathetically predictable for anyone who knows what I'm like.

First set (7:30-7:55)
Hot Hot Hot!!! - The Cure
New Feeling - Talking Heads
The Modern Dance - Pere Ubu
Friction - Television
The Bridge - Clinic
French Disco - Stereolab

Second Set (10:05-10:30)
Ricky's Hand - Fad Gadget
Switch on Bach - Moderne
A Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy (Parts 17-24) - Momus
One More Chance - Pet Shop Boys
Kino - The Knife
Electricity - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Third Set (Midnight-ish)
We Like Guys Named Luke - Mu
Ca Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand cover) - Sonic Youth
That's How I Escaped my Certain Fate - Mission of Burma
Surgeon's Girl - Wire
Map Ref 41°N 93°W (Wire cover) - My Bloody Valentine
Definitive Gaze - Magazine
So What - The Cure
Lachleute Nettmenschen - S.Y.P.H.
Getting Nowhere Fast - Girls at our Best
White Overalls - La Dusseldorf
Hero - Neu!
I Want More - Can

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