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"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Friday, August 05, 2005


It's a family holiday to Anglesey's Holy Island next week. But I might well have to follow them on wednesday, as Mary is visiting my home town on Tuesday - which would be a crime to miss. So this might be my last entry for a wee while, or it might not not. In the meantime, I'll leave you with my threatened shortlist for the 'PL alternative to the Mercurys prize'. If you don't have any of these, I suggest you get hold of at least one cos they're all amazing! The week's game can be to try and guess which two are already the strongest contenders to win...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus.
The Concretes – Concretes
Tom Waits – Real Gone
Gorillaz - Demon Days
MIA – Arular
The The – Infected
Mylo – Destroy Rock and Roll
Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Low - The Great Destroyer
Bjork – Medulla
Roots Manuva – Awfully Deep.
Soulwax – Any Minute Now


Blogger La Bona said...

I have a new entry on circumcision, female circumcision in particular.

As this is a traditional pratice that also involve some Christians, I'd like to invite you to give a view ...

2:40 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

I am jumping up and down for Abattoir Blues, and Yvette is jumping up and down for the Mylo album.

You will pick Tom Waits, of course. Or the The The one, as that clearly isn't eligible by virtue of being more than a decade old.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Barnabas said...

Have a good holiday! I was emailed this quote yesterday:

Unless we know the difference between flowers and weeds, we are
not fit to take care of a garden. It is not enough to have truth
planted in our minds. We must learn and labor to keep the ground
clear of thorns and briars, follies and perversities, which havea wicked propensity to choke the word of life.

It was written by Clyde Francis Lytle

Not sure about this wondered what you thought?

1:22 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

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7:36 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

la Bona -

Thanks for invitation. errm this is perhaps not a subject I could claim a whole lot of thoughts about. But I'll certainly pop over and see what contribution I might be able to make, and have a read of what you've come up with.

7:37 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Martin -
You choice is unsuprising, it must be said! But you need correcting on two points. Firstly; whilst Tom Waits is clearly a genius, I'm sure there's some kinda typecasting of me as contrary hidden within that comment ;P And secondly, as I've said last year, the criterion for inclusion on the shortlist is merely that I've heard an album in the last year. Not that its release date was the year of writing. But hey, at least you're accepting these ones as albums. Yvettes choice is interesting - I shaln't say unexpected, as I don't actually know her tastes in music.

7:37 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Anderson -

That's an interesting excerpt. I'm going to muse a bit, and make the response my next entry - it could be worth some time spent. I now have until Tuesday to potter around here, before heading off to join the rest of the holidayers. So I might try and get it done soonish, if inspiration strikes. So keep your eyes peeled, and hopefully it could prove fruitful (no pun intended).

7:38 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

This may very well be the case sir, but I hardly think you can call it an alternative list to the Mercury list unless you have the same criteria. It is, de facto, a separate award, not connected to the Mercury award but rather a mish-mash of your brain, if you'll pardon the expression.

I bought Yvette the Mylo album on the joint recommendation of you and Elton John, perhaps you remember?

Firstly; whilst Tom Waits is clearly a genius, I'm sure there's some kinda typecasting of me as contrary hidden within that comment

You assume too much!

11:52 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Oh tosh, you have such a limited view of the word 'alternative'. When I make up my own prize, the rules are up for creative interpretation - and in this case I had to be sure to allow for some retroactive discovery on my part. If I hear an Elvis Costello album from the 80s, it's hardly fair that I should miss out from including him just cos I wasn't in the right generation is it? :P

I do remember now - it's one of the few times me and Elton have seen eye to eye, so quite notable. It's rather reassuring that one of my reccomendations comes off so well.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Martin said...


Yes, dear.

12:14 AM  
Blogger thebluefish said...

We'll be in your neck of the woods soon...

7:42 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Martin -

You sound like some rather worn-down spouse, who's given up trying to engage with any meaningful conversation out of sheer frustration ;P

Dave -

Really? Tell me when this is, and what particular bit of these regions. I wouldn't mind catching up with you :)

12:04 AM  

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