Saturday, September 30, 2006

The final show from The Great Money Trick, hopefully next week we should have Thee Moths

Friday, September 29, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Great Money Trick - Happy Alone

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Great Money Trick - Final Feeling

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Great Money Trick - Country Pop

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Great Money Trick - Stories The Left Me

This track, the third track on their new EP Patterns, available online from

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Great Money Trick - Patterns

This track is the title track from the new EP Patterns

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Mouse Eat Mouse - The Ultra-Normal World or Mouse Eat Mouse

Friday, September 22, 2006

Mouse Eat Mouse - Red & Black

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mouse Eat Mouse - La Le La Le La

Gif I was

Mouse Eat Mouse

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

For the third Mouse Eat Mouse video it was just the singing chap, CD Shady and Kate on cello, a rather stripped down number that reminds me of Jackanory.

Recording it was a bit tense, Martin Plimp was just soundsd the front door to the left having a fag, but I could hear him talking and I was worried it would come through on the audio. But even worse was when we started recording Adam Plimp was in the kitchen singing to himself. So we had to stop the video and get him to shut up.

He graciously did, but then locked himself in the bath room. So all though the video I'm thinking that any minute he's going to walk out accompanied with the sounds of flushing toilet.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Monday night's performance from Mouse Eat Mouse

I love the way the sax chap at the back waits until the end of the song before leaving

Sunday, September 17, 2006

We're back!!

This week its Mouse Eat Mouse, starting off with their epic Mair Licht.

I first heard it on the Is This Music? magazine cover CD. With me being English I don't quite understand all of it, but there are some important lessons about life in there.

There was a bit of concern about the damage being done to CD Shade's vocal chords, cos they did the song as a sound check too, but it came out tremendously.

And I was a bit concerned about how dark it was on the video, it all looked okay on the wee screen on the back of the camera. I guess I could get a bit of software to adjust the levels at a later date. We had to record this out in the hallway rather than in the usual webcast recording room just to get every one fitting in shot properly.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Adam J Smith

A rather short number, which we recorded in Adam's flat one rainy day. I think its on the Hector Collectors' Dollification EP, a 7" record available from Manchester's Stolenwine records, originally released back in March '04

Those days were perhaps the high point of the Hector Collectors career. There was this show in Manchester where several members of The Smiths turned up and we all eneded up at a party with them. It was jolly rock n roll.

For this webcast the camera does a rather neat auto-focus thing, but it means if you start recording close to the camera, everything appears blurred.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Forum!!!

Just to try out new methods of communication and to build up, dare I say it, a community. Last Night From Glasgow proudly launches the Forum

Feel free to post anything there, abuse, bowlie shadowing threads, anything really.

I guess there ought to be posting rules and guidelines, but I'm still getting to grips with being an admin.

Guidelines are:
Try to make it easy for others to be magnanimous

Rules are:
Don't piss off the admin

Friday, September 08, 2006

Images of Mathematicians on Postage Stamps - New Dawn Fades

This was a little bit of a break from the norm, we tried experiementing with lighting, I wanted to get the shadows or me and Robbie against the wall to look like there were four of us, but it didn't quite work, it still looks a little more eye-catching than other webcasts up until Scunner came along. Also out stance in the video, I wanted the keyboards to line up better than they did so visually it would look more arty, its cos of this that we didn't bother doing the usual introduction, just hit record and started.

The song was a kind of new one to me. Like I'd heard the Joy Division version many times, but when Robbie handed me the keyboard and told me just to keep playing the same loop all through, it took me a while to get it. And even then I couldn't play the song. I thought it was the Anton Corbjin one with the wee dudes in robes.

I think it took two takes to get right, and even then we didn't have much of a plan for the end of the song.

Images of Mathematicians on Postage Stamps started as just a cool band name, then Robbie started messing about with his Mac, I started creating spoof song titles over on AudioScrobbler and months later Robbie actually wrote the songs. Our first gig was back in January, Robbie had got the call from the Winchester Club that they needed a band, so he put it together. We had a trial run at the Tchai Ovna on a Thursday night, then our first proper gig two nights later in front of possibly a sell out audience at the Woodside Social Club.

The Last Night From Glasgow webcasts were the third ever live performance. The fourth is going to be at a birthday party, some nine months after the first.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

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Blitzhoney - America

This is one of the few political songs we've had on Last night From Glasgow. When the band recorded it, it did take a couple of attempts to get all the lyrics out.

I like the lines about how America's enemy's are at their gates, but are already inside, about the rotten heart of America I reckon. And missiles down Main Street is a nice image used several times.

When we recorded it that had a gig that evening at Bar Warhol, we were hoping it would somehow promote the gig, and it took a couple of rehearsals to get the 'finishing the song and running off thing' right at the end. I think Larry forgot about it, so it doesn't come across as too staged.

This is the only show in Blitzhoney's run of shows where Barry wears a hat, I bought it from Mr Bens.

Check out Blitzhoney's myspace page and their own homepage

Other political songs that we've had include my own "This One's for the Kids" and The Plimptons' "Nazi Army"