An indie band called Paxman?   Leave a comment

Sorry I never write.

Now I have no excuse because Sam is out for a girl’s night out and I’m in the cupboard with PC and beer. Unfotunately I’m bereft of news or inspiration. I write best with a hangover for some reason. See you tomorrow maybe.

Heavy weekend ahead. Going to London for Paul LOMAX’s birthday thing, because I’m invited. Me and Rob are going to go with my Camcorder and be get evilly fucked, most probably. Then I’ll have to get my shite together for the next day which is Nathan 2-Arg’s exhibition (featuring DJ Pete Me) so I’ll be in crowd-pleasing mode and hopefully there will be one. It’s me and Iain so I guess that’s us trying to out discofunk each other, although I’ll probably be dropping Sabbath by the end of the evening if there’s enough wine, and Sabbath if there isn’t.

Goatta get a DJ name so I don’t have to be DJ UM or DJ Peter or whatever. I’ve considered some options:

DJ Shit
(bit shit, bit negative)
DJ Alcohol
(I like it but you wouldn’t want to die by it)
Double X
(it’s like a junglist name but funny because you can only manage two Xs. I mean, what’s XX?)
DJ Mozart
(only works if you get 2 grand a gig)
DJ Jollybum
(sorry, I’m getting drunk now)

Bought loads of records lately but don’t have them to hand so I can’t list them pointlessly. Alexis gave me a copy of Devo’s “Satisfaction” (p/s) and I’m still getting it out for a look every so often. Talking of Alexis, if your reading this nigga, send me a mail – I don’t have a working address. Also I bought Prince’s “For You” today on vinyl (goes nicely next to my CD copy) and I thought of little musicians everywhere. Also bought a John Foxx 12″. What is the good John Foxx anybody? What am I looking for? Please nobody get in touch and tell me I have issues concerning the 80s that need to be addressed or whatever.

What else? I saw this drunk guy in the street about a month or two ago and he was half-lying half sitting on the pavement with his trousers about a quarter off and he was trying to pull them up but he didn’t know what he was doing and he was just a fucking derelict and people were walking straight past including me.

Why oh why did I tell that story of Adam’s about the shit-eating dog at 93 Feet East? Sam said I killed the air of expectancy stone-dead. Nobody laughed much anyway. I knew it was a bad idea somewhere in the back of my mind, but I just let the front bit convince me. When Adz tells it its hilarious
I was watching Moby on the South Bank Show the other day and he seemed such a corporate cocksucker and then there was this footage of him talking to the audience at one of his gigs and I thought – “that’s me!” There was this wince-inducing element to it that made me realise that no matter how relevant you think your self-revelatory shtick is to the project, a lot of people are just going to want to get what they thought they were gonna.

I have no gigs lined up, save one in November because I just can’t say no to Simon Baker (he’s like Manchester United). Got to get loads of genius new songs together using effort and discipline. I’m pretty into it. I’ve done two songs already and they’re both bollocks but I’m kind of pleased with the first, if only for the fact that I worked fairly diligently at something that sounded awful to begin with and it now sounds interesting if not actually pleasant in any way. The second one started off as being a fairly tolerable Panasonic rip-off which has had nothing added to it by my layer upon layer of West Country vocals, for some fucking stupid reason. I really hate it when I get defeated by the vox bit. It seems so hard to get a good vocal sound with a PC unless you’re working with something that’s really quiet anyway. Maybe trying to do some singalong thing to grinding fake Finnish minimal shit is just not happening anyway. Got to keep at it though. I need a whole new album and a whole new set. Jesus. Feel like Moby.

Richard Rippin is like a big famous guy in the union movement now. I’ll only be happy when he’s head to head with Paxman. Come to think of it, wasn’t it a concept (Rob?) that Rich would be in an indie band called Paxman?

Posted July 25, 2002 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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