Sunday, 14 September 2008

Things I is doing soon... // O LOOK HOW NDULLGEHNT MI BLOG IZ LULZ

DiS is nearly eight. October is our birthday month and we're doing various things to celebrate. Join me/us if you can.

Thursday October 2nd 2008

DiS 8th Birthday Drinks
@ Strongroom Bar, London

Before C&G gets under way DiS will be playing some of our favourite records and having drinks from 5pm-7pm. Everyone welcome, especially those hauling around presents.

DiS Stage: Concrete & Glass
@ Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, London

Frightened Rabbit (Myspace)
Bodies Of Water (Myspace)
O'Death (
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £8 (buy)

Plus I'm planning a late night after party but it is still TBC

Tuesday October 7th 2008

Speaking: In the City
I'm speaking at two panels. One talking about the new breed of future-thinkers in the music business and another, slightly more daunting one, the annual 'Hypothetical...' panel which I'm chairing. It's daunting because Tony Wilson was always the chair for this panel but I'm currently picking my panel to talk about how to break a band (probably using a lot of what David Byrne said as a benchmark) and how to release a major record in the current record business and then how they/we would do it if we had none of the current rules.

DiS Stage: In the City
@ Night & Day, Manchester

White Denim
Grammatics (
Skeletons (
Prego (
Plus Tender Maulings DJs

Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £26 for a three-day wristband (buy)

October 15th - 16th

Speaking @ Your are in control, Reykjavik
Looking forward to this conference as they've put together a great bill of people, including Anthony from the Hype Machine. It's also during Iceland Airwaves festival and I get to go drinking with buddy Jon (who's now drumming for CSS) plus I get to see Crystal Castles again and go in the Blue Lagoon for the second time this year!

And then I might be going to New York for a bit (or more likely put off travelling and spend some time in Canada in December, as I'd like to goto Transmission as it was great last year), then DiS will be returning to Cardiff to host a stage at the Barfly during SWN, and then hopefully we'll end the year with an Xmas party or start next year with one featuring our favourites, fingers crossed.

Before all of that there's the small matter of getting the new site online and muddling my way through things.

New'ish things currently on my stereo/iPod:
- Friendly Fires Friendly Fires track-by-track by the band
- Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel track-by-track by the band
- Chairlift MySpace (on the new iTunes ad)
- Tilly & the Wall O (surprised to see them added to Radio1 playlist)
- And Elbow, Annie and Cut Copy

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