Tuesday, February 24, 2009

M Ward - Hold Time

You'd think that DetritusTV could come up with a suitable themed week after its time in exile, but no. We considered maybe top 5 music videos featuring an inappropriate sitar accompaniment (not a bad idea). Anyhows as its not a week of tenuously grouped vids we can play some of our recent favourites so here's M Ward.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Global Goon - Dead Weird Keks

Today DetritusTV plans to rectify our lack of Global Goon vids until this point. It features numerous colours, a busy hand that likes rolling down steps, playin' guitar, dancing and just generally having a pretty good time.


And for no reason at all except that its an animation here's one of DetritusTV's favourite ever non-music vids.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Notwist - Where In This World

DetritusTV viewers will be glad to hear that we have secured passage from the beach. We saw a ship on the horizon and after swimming out to it we were taken on board. We are unsure of the destination as the crew don't seem to understand us and have never heard of our homeland.

They still use old radio transmitters and while spinning the dial we tuned into this track by The Notwist.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Sea and Cake - Crossing Line

DetritusTV wandered about the beach today and walked to the top of the highest dune and back again. We're really tired of this Beckettian no man's land and would like to go home now. Still the conch continues to reveal a few surprises although we should have guessed it would have some music by The Sea and Cake.

DetritusTV would like less sea and more cake at the mo though.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beirut - Elephant Gun

DetritusTV has resigned itself to indefinite exile on this beach. It seems to stretch on for miles and the few beach dwellers seem at a loss to understand our plight and that we need passage home. Thankfully though the conch that we found yesterday has few different tracks and we've been listening to them quite a bit. It has a song by Beirut and while its not of his new album March of the Zapotec (c'mon its a conch we found on the beach, it hasn't updated its playlist in a few weeks - so what) it is one of his best.


Monday, February 16, 2009

The Whitest Boy Alive - Courage

Our calls for help went unheeded and DetritusTV remains on this forgotten beachhead in Scotland. While foraging around the shore we found a portable music device that predates even the discman and we think the walkman too. It plays mostly ambient aquatic seascapes and is known as a conch.

The conch we found though had a track from the new Whitest Boy Alive album!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Glasgow Week - Mogwai

HELP US!! DetritusTV is still languishing on some forgotten beach on this isle called Scotland. The icy crossing is gone and we've been left gazing across the ocean at our distant homeland.

Another friendly beach dweller approached us today and recited some poetry by the Scottish poet Philip Larkin:

Seventy feet down
The sea explodes upwards,
Relapsing, to slaver
Off landing-stage steps -
Running suds, Rejoice!

While these lines alleviated our misery somewhat, it's transit home we need not poetry.

Fortunately this beach person also had some music on his discman and let us listen to two Mogwai tracks one being our favourite 2 Rights Make One Wrong.

Hopefully DetritusTV will make it home soon.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Glasgow Week - The Pastels

After a few days in Glasgow Detritus TV had sufficiently recovered from the ice sea crossing to attempt the return home. We traveled to the coast expecting to use the icy sea path again but lo... the ice crossing to our land had melted and we were left languishing on the shoreline pining for home.

A beach dweller then approached and we told him of our sorry tale, to alleviate our woes and to nicely tie in with our Glasgow week he let us listen to this song by The Pastels on his walkman.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Glasgow Week - The Delgados

Detritus TV was cold and shivery after its ice sea crossing and as we strolled the streets of this city of Glasgow we happened upon The Telltale Thistle Pub. We progressed inside and a familiar sound emanating from the tavern's wireless enveloped us. It was the sound of The Delgados.....


Monday, February 9, 2009

Glasgow Week - The Phantom Band

The other day part of the sea adjoining our isle completely froze over so DetritusTV took this icy opportunity and wandered into another land. We would recommend this form of international travel to all as its loads of fun sliding down frozen waves. We ended up in this city called Glasgow and were told by the locals of all the great music they have. These Glasgow people were right they have an amazing heritage in producing great popular music. So this week we will feature bands from Glasgow and we start with newcomers The Phantom Band. This group sound like a Scottish Smog one moment and the next Surfing harmonies divided by barbershop - Enjoy.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Peverlist - Roll With The Punches

DetritusTV was sat at work today but was distracted by the rally cries and cheers that drifted in the window from a protest taking place outside. The photo above is a picture that we quickly took out the office window, very symmetrical protesters. As the hum of the crowd faded into the distance DetritusTV was online and saw that similar gatherings were occurring all over Europa, will 09 be the next 68.

If so some good marching music would possibly come from Peverlist, or not, who knows.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Galaxie 500 - Snowstorm

DetritusTV thinks its surely the time for the return of our popular regional weather report series. Took the above photo on the way home on the 120 bus this evening and yes the Northside of Dubh Linn has a fair bit of snow, the aurora came out for a bit not many people noticed though. Temperatures are down in the minus figures we'd guess.
And to tie in with this most snowy of posts here's indie heroes Galaxie 500.


And found this great footage of one of my favourite songs of theirs, Tugboat

Monday, February 2, 2009

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Mysteries

One half of DetritusTV had the worst Monday. Regular viewers may recall the Gnarls Barkley post and the accompanying text which was much to the chagrin of McClow at the time. But now its his turn to perpetuate this theme except with a better vid.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lali Puna - Faking the Books

DetritusTV is glad it wasn't part of the fevered scramble that gripped this land last Friday. Middle management offices and cubicles alike cast aside their work concerns for a few hours that morn and incanted the name of Bruce in a hushed reverence as they apprehensively glared at the ticket timer online.

"You must wait 16 minutes, you must wait 21 minutes. Sold Out - but wait a totally unexpected new date has been added put me done for 5 more tickets - 16 minutes - 25 minutes"
and so on.

And while the economy collapses around us its always heartening to see that people will pay literally hundreds to see an aging multi-millionaire rock star churn out the hits again and again and again.

Anyhows heres the mighty Lali Puna