Category Archives: Podcast

Black friday

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Black Friday is great. It’s a chance to buy that Nicolas Cage Morphsuit you always wanted. Online today i saw an advert for a £250 item reduced to £50.  Unlike another member of the xxjfg hive mind I’m not an economist, and thus have no idea how that is possible. One thing i do feel is that while as a consumers I love to pay less for something  as a workers I need to get paid a living wage to survive – or i’m going to have to start eating people.

Eating people might not be too bad if they are already dead (see soylent) or rich but as a lifelong vegan its going to be a hard change – even if meat is grown from a petri dish or wants to be eaten.

A living wage is important. Consumerism doesn’t make you happy. One of the xxjfg hivemind is getting married today to someone they love. This is the stuff that makes us happy, so here is a happy mixtape.

20jfg – Black Friday

As for Black Friday, it seems to have infected everywhere and gone global so i’m renaming it Black Planet. The day when all the goths go shopping.

 

 

PODCAST: Katie Gately

Featuring : Katie Gately + Podcast

This week’s podcast comes in the shape of a deeply lovely surge of sound comped together by Katie Gately.

If you missed our guest feature by Prayer (aka Joe Houpert), where he interviewed Katie on animals, biodiversity and monster worlds, then you should read it RIGHT NOW.

Katie Gately – Red Wine mix

If you think you know the tracks in Katie’s mix, then ID them in the comments section! It’s a game, sort of.

Buy Katie’s Pivot 12″ here

(art is Splatter Painting 1983 by Hermann Nitsch)

PODCAST: Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky

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Earlier this week we ruminated on the Glass/Reggio visual poem Koyaanisqatsi.

This podcast is an audio time capsule of what other sounds were being made around the time of that masterpiece:

XXJFG – If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster

Don’t ask for track list! We ain’t gonna give you it. Stick it yourself into that comments box!

20JFG Podcast: Glittering prizes and endless compromises

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There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound. Everybody look what’s going down.

Once you escape from the homogenized  city center Liverpool is a city where beards, vegan food, ethnic diversity, second hand shops, fairtrade coffee, really nice bikes, second hand records, local produce, comic shops, proper thick denim, artisan bread and real ale are all part of the norm. These signatures of what used to pass as alternative culture have floated into mainstream demand, and like so many of the other aspects of hipsterdom – this is not a bad thing. Hipster may be just another passing trend though youth culture as beatnik, hippy, mod, raver and rockabilly have been in the past but underlying it today is a deep longing for authenticity which transcends its vacuousness self obsessed  origins.

Back when hipster was just a vice/pitchfork thang where your identity was defined by a lack of ideals  and ability to take the piss out of anything anyone else believed in a friend once joked :

The next trend has to be non ironic belief – morals, courses or something.

This has now actually happened to hipster.

Today in Liverpool those scenesters who are just visiting alternative culture during studentdom or youth are still going to to gain takeaway skills – be it a love of reading,  a love of music, a love for dancing, how to repair a bike, cultural awareness,  how to make nice coffee,  a love of role playing games, an appreciation or art or simply voting for socialist principles – values we all would hopefully gain from any youth cultures of the past.

Ahh yes ain’t that fresh. Everybody wants to get down like that.

20jazzfunkgreats – Next

As with all youth cults once they are captured, documented, exposed and the mainstream are aware of it – its dead. Unfortunately identifying as Hipster is now both a paradox and as much of a cliche as being a Punk was in 1977 – which means none of the high hipsters have any idea wtf they are anymore, but as long as no one else notices you can cash in.

Everyone’s got to make a living.

20JFG Mixtape: FAVOURITE JAMS VS INFLUENCES

Featuring : Podcast + Spray Paint

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Today we celebrate the release of Spray Paint’s Cussin’ 7” in Upset The Rhythm with a mixtape compiled by SP’s own Cory Plump. It is called FAVOURITE JAMS VS INFLUENCES and if you were to estimate the mean of its vibes, the result would come quite close to Spray Paint’s own propulsive psychedelic battlefield repeato-rock. As we usually do with these mixtapes, we will refrain from revealing the track-list and let you guess in the comment box.

Whoever gets the most correct will earn an infinitesimally small yet infinitely potent moment of their time in the eye of a desert whirlwind that proxies the skin-shredding abrasive thrust of SP’s Cussin’.

Enjoy!

Spray Paint – INFLUENCES VS FAVOURITE JAMS mixtape

You can get Cussin’ here.

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