Monday, October 03, 2005

October 3, 2005

The Helper T-Cells "Grilled Cheese" Songs For People Who Like BUGS
The Essex Green "The Playground" Everything Is Green
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Look at Me" Look at Me b/w Don't You Know What I Mean
Kiddo "Through Being Cool" Boyarm Does Devo
Mirah/Ginger Brooks Takahashi "Pure" Songs From the Black Mountain Music Project
Shonen Knife "Seuichi" Candy Rock
Shonen Knife "Computer Language" Heavy Songs
Sonic Youth "Lee #2" Goo (reissue)
Sloan "Left of Centre" Smeared
The Smittens "Party Time" A Little Revolution
The Gossip "Standing In the Way of Control" Standing In the Way of Control 12"
The Casual Dots "Evil Operations Classified" The Casual Dots
Saturday Looks Good to Me "I Don't Want to Go" I Don't Want to Go 7"
The Snow Fairies "The Stone Pony" get married
Kiddo "New Year's Resolution Haircut" Kiddo
Kiddo "The Makeout Song" Kiddo
Orenda Fink "Invisible Ones Guard the Gate" Invisible Ones
Calvin Johnson "Rabbit Blood" Before the Dream Faded
The Helper T-Cells "The Complete Beginners Guide to Liking Bugs (and Loving It!)" Songs For People Who Like BUGS
The Abductees "My Hamster Fell Off the Merry-Go-Round and Died" Animal Songliture For Listening Ears
Ladytron "High Rise" Witching Hour
The Gossip "Standing In the Way of Control (Le Tigre Remix)" Standing In the Way of Control 12"
Boyskout "Secrets" School of Etiquette
Dinosaur Jr. "Just Like Heaven" Fossils

I'm falling asleep,not from boaring music bur from a late night, could you please keep it a little more raucous.

Could someone please give me the formal definition of "twee pop?"

For some reason my low audio stream is working today. I can't get a straight answer from our Office of Computing and Communications why I have had major problems in the past, but what else is new.
I recalled the provided a definition of krautrock, so I tried "tweepop," to produce the following:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Twee pop)
Twee (or Twee pop) is a type of indie rock that is known for simple, sweet melodies and lyrics, often with jangling guitars. The genre began in 1986, when New Musical Express released C86, a compilation of bands including the Pastels and Primal Scream; see 1986 in music.

In the United Kingdom, where twee pop was most popular, Sarah Records was home to most of the bands in the field, including Heavenly and the Orchids. In the United States, the movement was championed by K Records out of Olympia, Washington and was headed by the band Beat Happening.

"Twee", a baby-talk alteration of "sweet", is a British English term for something that is overly sweet or knowingly cute.

The more punk-influenced variants of twee pop are also sometimes referred to as cuddlecore.

Twee bands
All Girl Summer Fun Band
Another Sunny Day
Apples in Stereo
Architecture in Helsinki
Beat Happening
Belle & Sebastian
Black Tambourine
BMX Bandits
The Boy Least Likely To
Oliver Brown
The Brunettes
Captain Cocoa
Camera Obscura
The Cardigans
The Cat's Miaow
Chasing Dorotea
The Darling Buds
Death By Chocolate
Dennis Driscoll
Dressy Bessy
The Field Mice
Gingerbread Patriots
Go Sailor
Language of Flowers
The Lucksmiths
Math and Physics Club
Ocean Alexander
The Orchids
The Pastels
The Primitives
The Razorcuts
St. Christopher
Shonen Knife
The Shop Assistants
The Softies
The Steinbecks
The Sundays
The Sugar Gliders
Talulah Gosh
Tiger Trap
Tilly and the Wall
The Vaselines
Virginia Astley
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I have always thought of it as being a bit childish and saccharin, but I am sure Eric would take great umbrage at that suggestion, however These two ideas are the kernel of genera’s essence. My understanding of it is that the name is derived from baby talk for sweet, but that is totally unsubstantiated (until I saw teh above post). It is really a much wider thing than that, evolving into artistic explorations of the sounds and sentiments associated with, for lack of a better term and apologies to Paul McCartney, pretty little love songs.
I've been telling people (although it almost certainly wrong) that I re-introduced _Ladytron_ to Bulgaria by way of Sergio van Wittgenstein 4 or 5 years ago. One of their vocalists is Bulgarian (they are out of northern England) and one of the songs uses Bulgarian lyrics, which I heard on Sergio's show. I e-mailed Sergio who filled me in and I ordered the CD for delivery here at the American University in Bulgaria. I then loaned it to my students and of course it immediately disappeared. They have (or had) concerts in Sofia although I don't know where exactly.
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by The Smiths, I wanna hear that!
great twee pop list, although Crayon sould be on it. I absolutely love the Jazz Pavement stuff! (sorry Elizabeth). It is so funny/ camp, Is that their intention? it makes me want to hear Mike Flowers Pop Experience version of Oasis, "Wonderwall", also very funny /camp. Ladytron are awesome!!!
OMIGOD! That Siegfried van Wittgenstein was a crazy motherfucker! I wonder if he's still alive, rotting in that trailer park in Appalachia!

(You did know that the name was "Sergio Van Lukenstein", right?)
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