Tuesday, October 31, 2006

St Deluxe - Stupid Ideas

Monday, October 30, 2006

ST DELUXE - Big River

St Deluxe - Big River

Tonight a Johnny Cash cover from East Kilbride's finest St Deluxe. For weeks I thought it was Saint Deluxe, but alas, I was mistaken.

Johnny Cash would be proud though

Sunday, October 29, 2006

St Deluxe - Its so Hard to Fall in Love (Sebadoh cover)

YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez3t-FSQLI4

Last Night From Glasgow returns after, ooh how long was it since MJ Hibbett and that 100th show?

This week, all the way from East Kilbride we have St Deluxe, who brought their own lighting, and what cool lighting it is too.

Now Joe from The Great Money Trick suggested I invite them along and Rowan Plimpton mentioned them two, and it turns out they're great.

This first track, a Sebadoh cover, is pretty neat, I'd always written off Sebadoh as one of those dreary bands that Brian Civil Jar likes, but on hearing this, they could actually be quite good...

I can't wait to see some of St Deluxe's own songs later in the week, if you can't wait either, check out their MySpace page

Thursday, October 26, 2006

manc_ill_kid - Hundredth Webcast

Wow!! Its the 100th Last Night From Glasgow webcast show. Despite my requests none of the cities big-name acts were interested in playing a one-off special, so it was down to me and my guitar.

As with the fiftieth show, people seem to love me reading out lists of websites and giving props to specific people.

I think maybe I'm a little too gushing in it, and websites are quite shameless. How long until they realise that I've never posted on half of them. And are four mentions of Bowlie a few too many?

I'm having my doubts about the merits of finishing with a distorted cover, an the re-written lyrics neither make any sense in the song or in my life as it stands at the moment. Hmm, maybe I shout have done something about crushing waves of self-doubt. It seemed like such a good idea in the pub four weeks ago, and you know how there be magic in carrying these things through. It hasn't even been fifteen weeks, I think I counted it a thirteen, but well, I hadn't seen her for fifteen.

It took about seven takes over four days to get it as good as it is. I seem to work best under pressure, if you can call this 'the best'. Usually I cocked up on the song, but one of the guitar solos I recorded on Tuesday night was perfect, it'll go on the Christmas Out-takes DVD box-set. I think it was the seven takes that got me to remember all the bands who've been on.

Last night it was a matter of recording this just on my way out to the cinema (to see Marie Antonnette), then adding all the subtitles to the webcast after midnight when I got back.

I feel that maybe I should have emphasised the bands who've played on the show more than I did.

Oh, here are links to their MySpace pages.
Great Money Trick
AJ Smith
MJ Hibbett
Thee Moths
Owsley Sunshine
Tom Snowball
The Just Joans
IoMoPSMouse Eat Mouse

The Great Money Trick are playing tonight at Black Friars
Plimptons are playing this Saturday at The Barfly
Mouse Eat Mouse playing Sunday night at the Gilmorehill Community Centre

And I should have mentioned the Last Night From Glasgow forum over at and this blog, which would be a more useful place for people to watch the videos than on YouTube

Saturday, October 21, 2006

MJ Hibbett - Easily Impressed

Tonight featuring members of The Plimptons

Friday, October 20, 2006

MJ Hibbett - Hey Hey 16K

Thursday, October 19, 2006

MJ Hibbett - A World Without Love

Originally by Paul McCartney, and performed my Peter & Gordon, but here, played by MJ Hibbett. A bit of back story over on his blog

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

MJ Hibbett - Sod it, Lets get pissed

Cos today is Wednesday and MJ Hibbett is playing at the Cafe Iguana, Reading with The Pines, see newsletter

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

MJ Hibbett - It only works, because you're here

Beautiful song, I'm just a bit sceptical of the sound quality. I had the camera right up against a window, I should have thought about it better. You get the idea though.

Here are the lyrics, it looks like its never actually been released anywhere before

Monday, October 16, 2006

MJ Hibbett - The Lesson of the Smiths

Aw, this has got to be in my top three favourite MJ Hibbett songs. He played it last time I saw him in Glasgow and it was the most beautiful and profound song ever, and he hadn't recorded it or released on anything, so it was just this song that existed live.

It was only last year I got into the Smiths, I've always been into Take That since their final run of ten sell out shows at the Manchester Arena in '95 that I never went to.

Anyhoo, so I feel so, privileged(?) that he played it on Last Night From Glasgow tonight. Of course the song's on his latest album WE VALIDATE, available from the internet.

And perhaps this song's crowning glory, it was the last track uncle Steve played on his Lamacq Live show on Radio One. Kind of like Tindersticks for a new generation.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

MJ Hibbett - The Peterborough All-Saints Wide Game Team (group B)

He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met, and the other day I was driving home from work, and I saw him wandering down the street in town, I almost shouted out of my car "Oi! Hibbett", but then I rememebred I don't really know him that well, and it could be a little scary.

Anyhoo, we got him to come through and record this song. And it was brilliant.

Check out his website over at http://mjhibbett.com/
and if you like his stuff, buy a CD from Amazon

The video's a little dark, it looked okay on the screen on the back of the camera, but in real life, mmh. And I wasn't sure about having him sat down, cos usually he starts up to play gigs, I was pre-occupied with getting the camera propped against the wall securely.

I love this song, I remember back int he day hurtling round Worsley Woods with the 1st Worsley Scout Troup playing wide games, inevitably me and my mate Binny would get beaten up by the older scouts, like Kevin McGlin and Jimbo, and by the time we'd grown up enough to be older scouts ourselves, health and safety had put a stop to wide games.

Pop Fact: The 10,000th Last Night From Glasgow viewer was my old Scout Leader's son

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Plimptons - Help The State

So there we were, in the studio, somewhere in Glasgow's barren east end, in the catacombs of some ancient factory, Uncle Brendan spinning the sliders putting the final touches to The Plimptons's second album. and I thought hey ho, its been a while, but why not try to get the mighty Plimptons to record a Last Night From Glasgow thingi vodcast.

So here you have it.

Rowan's playing melodica, Neil didn't quite have a bass guitar handy so he plays the beer can and empty crisp packet. Marty's on guitar and Adam's wearing a mask.
It does take a few attempts to get going, and Neil did drop crisps into the guitar a few seconds in.

Off-camera for the most part to the right we have Brendan O'Hare and to the left MJ Hibbett.

I was a little worried that Ad's vocals would be obscured cos of the mask, but it seems okay until the last line or so.

The song's taken from their debut album "The Songs of Ignorance and of Inexperience" on Ivan Lendil Music, you can buy it here

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Thee Moths - 1 Thing

Friday, October 06, 2006

Thee Moths - You are a great wave

Thee Moths -Word Up

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Thee Moths - Don't Let the crows take your sight

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Thee Moths - This is my time

Monday, October 02, 2006

Thee Moths - A Small Glass Ghost pt 2

Thee Moths - Universe Prayer