A Pocket Full Of Seeds

Out of Lessons

Broken Heads – 1+1

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 I was stumbling around on stage trying to keep an eye on all the technicalities that stood in the way of creative communication, so many fucking plugs and mics and lights and outputinput complications. Tiring. And that was just the soundcheck.

And then we’re about to go on to meet the curious frowning sweating mass of fellow 17 year olds. and i’m starting to count my eyelashes to distract myself. from my own hopeless internal flock of butterflies that are clogging up that divine moment endured when I sat down and. wrote those songs… But first, before we play, Broken Heads are kicking in, I can see them from backstage. And everything they’re doing is perfect, jumping around, punching, lurching, yet still so beautifully tight in performance. Fellow 17 year olds still there, now stamping out grey timetables and silent lessons that fill up day-to-day routine like puddles. Because the environment inwhich Broken Heads exist is a house party. They drove everyone to a celebrating headfucked mass of agreeable excitable incomprehensible kinetic explosions. They communicated energy. It was amazing.

So on stage we went and I felt a loner, too scared to look at the observing audience. That’s not a bad thing either. It’s just entirely inappropiate for a college Battle of the Bands, which acts more as a blissful stress relief to the masses rather than a platform for shiftiness.

Broken Heads are moving quick, recording and putting out some new songs. 1+1 is one of their earliers.

George

Daytrip

Sunvisor – Sky Dive

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We played summer for a day.

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George

Accents

März – Introductory

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I was reading through some geography essay i did last year when I was in Germany, and I wanted to go back momentarily. I decided I’m going to go to university in Germany whatever happens – unless something happens. I was hearing Jimmy Tamborello’s ‘best songs of the decade’ and this came on at Number Sixty-Eight. With research I realised I was 8 years old when März made this track in 2002. I like it mainly because of the accent and how it makes me think of Germany and the steady rhythm that keeps me calm. Especially in the evenings.
So during days, I can let my hair down, beating fast, ever last ing warmth, till the See You Soon; humming moon, and I can put this song on again and feel devotedly peaceful in it all. Wir können weiter!

I can’t find any official centre of Maerz.

George

Midway

Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn’s Bittersweet Mix)

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It’s mid-week. I’ve done half of the things I want to achieve this week. I’m stressing over the fact I’m stressing. Downloaded approximately 3GB of music so far and can safely say that I’ve overdosed on coffee and cigarettes. Pretty standard (ish).
Looming is a dead good weekend. But how to survive the next couple of days. Well, this song might just do it. My cure for the mid-week pants-ness, well for this week anyway. Strangely not what I expected from a remix by Martyn of Efdemin‘s careful minimal groove. I was expecting some brain crunchingly dark, Burial-esque take on the song (well there is the “Dark mix” too, which has definitely got some balls). Instead, you get this incredibly organic sound. Swells of bells and climbing piano and watery noises and…birds? Yeah, birds. Normally I’d cringe at this point. It is sort of verging on something you might find on the National Geographic Anthems album (not like that exists like, if it did though) but I’m feeling slightly cured of the fact there are still two days left until the weekend. Woo woo.

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