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RECORD BOX PROJECT 2009. ENTRY #13 (SELENA EDITION) by Gareth
August 23, 2009, 5:35 pm
Filed under: RECORD BOX PROJECT 2009
  • Xiu Xiu/High Places 7″ Split (includes David Horvitz polaroid)
  • Lovvers Laughing Man 7″
  • Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Town Topic EP
  • BARR The Song Is The Single 7″
  • Dan Deacon/Future Islands 7″ Split
  • Cheap Time Woodland Drive 7″
  • Telepathe/Effi Briest 7″ Split.
  • Tokyo Police Club Tessellate 7″ (featuring Tom Campesinos! remix)
  • Zola Jesus Poor Sons 7″
  • No Age Eraser 7″ (SIGNED!!)
  • HEALTH Die Slow 7″
  • Times New Viking Stay Awake 7″ EP
  • bis Sweet Shop Avengerz 7″
  • Abe Vigoda Animal Ghosts 7″
  • Deerhunter Nothing Ever Happened 7″
  • Big Black He’s A Whore/The Model 7″
  • Bikini Kill New Radio/Rebel Girl/Demi Rep 7″
  • Art Brut Alcoholics Unanimous 7″
  • Q And Not U Hot And Informed 7″
  • The Smiths William, It Was Really Nothing/Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 7″
  • The Hot Puppies Somewhere 7″
  • The Housemartins Five Get Over Excited 7″
  • Fucked Up Year Of The Pig 7″
  • Les Savy Fav Plagues And Snakes 7″ (Wake Up A Snake/Raging In The Plague Age)
  • Electrelane In Berlin 7″
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Young Adult Friction 7″
  • Preston School Of Industry Falling Away 7″
  • Dead Science Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series 7″
  • The Mountain Goats Palmcoder Yajna 7″
  • Hearts Of Animals Hearts Of Animals 7″
  • Help She Can’t Swim Hospital Drama 7″
  • Vivian Girls Surf’s Up 7″
  • Miscellaneous Badges
  • A couple of ‘Zines.


Food Review – Dallas 15/08/09 by Ollie
August 23, 2009, 9:24 am
Filed under: CHAFF
The Grenada Theatre had a vast amount of food waiting for us on 
arrival including creamy Brie & a blue cheese that was the best I've 
tasted in the States, it could have been even an imported Stilton.

Also on the buffet were stuffed vine leaves, olives and a large amount 
of very sweet and juicey fruit including raspberries and blackberries.

Dinner appeared whilst we were soundchecking. Dinner comprised roasted 
chicken, rice, grilled vegetables and a vegan risotto. The chicken 
despite looking very good had been overcooked and was very tough. 
Luckily we had metal cutlery otherwise you wouldn't have been able to 
cut it. The vegetables, on the other hand, were very good. They were 
nice and soft, but had retained a lot of flavour. Sometimes the most 
simple things are the most effective. The rice had been cooked with 
something to give it a bit more flavour.
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Despite the chicken the catering was superb. If only all venues could 
make an effort to have that amount of quality food for you.


Food Review – Austin 14/08/09 by Ollie
August 23, 2009, 3:21 am
Filed under: CHAFF
The thing with Mexican food is that it is quick and simple therefore 
if you need a quick bite to eat before a show. El Sol y La Luna being 
two doors down from Emo's seemed perfect. I was tempted by barbeque 
but decided to give it a miss.

I had a taco and a tostado. The taco had a nice soft tortilla. The 
chicken was tender with a slight smokey taste to it. The iceberg 
lettuce, the bedrock of any Mexican salad, was very crispy and there 
was plenty of chopped sweet tomato in it.
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The tostado was again chicken. The tortilla was crispy but not so much 
that it fell apart when I bit into it. There was far too much gucamole 
in it, which overpowered the rest of the flavours and left me with 
hands covered in gucamole.

El Sol y La Luna is a good establishment and the amount of things on 
the menu was one of the biggest I've seen on tour.


Marfa by Ellen
August 23, 2009, 12:42 am
Filed under: CHAFF

Between Houston and Alburquerque we stayed in a little place called Marfa, which is in an area where a lot of “No Country for Old Men” was filmed. It seemed to have a burgeoning arts community within it, lead by Donald Judd the architect and installation artist who had about four galleries on the main strip. Unfortunately for us they were all shut but that just added to the film set quality of the place…..

A few of us drove ten minutes out of town in the evening to go star watching, spotting some shooting ones and witnessing a lighting storm from a distance. All cliches embraced it was an awe inspiring goosebumps raising moment as stars in the UK are never that clear
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A little way out of town was this Prada shop, which housed the 2005 collection,a diamonte encrusted security camera and no staff or means of getting in or out. So thats quirky

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Ellen x



RECORD BOX PROJECT 2009. ENTRY #12. by Gareth
August 20, 2009, 11:32 pm
Filed under: RECORD BOX PROJECT 2009
  • Xiu Xiu/High Places 7″ Split (includes David Horvitz polaroid)
  • Lovvers Laughing Man 7″
  • Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Town Topic EP
  • BARR The Song Is The Single 7″
  • Dan Deacon/Future Islands 7″ Split
  • Cheap Time Woodland Drive 7″
  • Telepathe/Effi Briest 7″ Split.
  • Tokyo Police Club Tessellate 7″ (featuring Tom Campesinos! remix)
  • Zola Jesus Poor Sons 7″
  • No Age Eraser 7″ (SIGNED!!)
  • HEALTH Die Slow 7″
  • Times New Viking Stay Awake 7″ EP
  • bis Sweet Shop Avengerz 7″
  • Abe Vigoda Animal Ghosts 7″
  • Deerhunter Nothing Ever Happened 7″
  • Big Black He’s A Whore/The Model 7″
  • Bikini Kill New Radio/Rebel Girl/Demi Rep 7″
  • Art Brut Alcoholics Unanimous 7″
  • Q And Not U Hot And Informed 7″
  • The Smiths William, It Was Really Nothing/Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 7″
  • The Hot Puppies Somewhere 7″
  • The Housemartins Five Get Over Excited 7″
  • Fucked Up Year Of The Pig 7″
  • Les Savy Fav Plagues And Snakes 7″ (Wake Up A Snake/Raging In The Plague Age)
  • Electrelane In Berlin 7″
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Young Adult Friction 7″
  • Preston School Of Industry Falling Away 7″
  • Dead Science Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series 7″
  • The Mountain Goats Palmcoder Yajna 7″
  • Miscellaneous Badges
  • A couple of ‘Zines.


Kris Jensen Memorial Fund by Gareth
August 19, 2009, 4:29 pm
Filed under: WHEAT

On the evening of Sunday, August 2, four members of our dear friend Rachael Jensen’s immediate family were involved in a fatal car accident while traveling home from their annual family reunion. As a result of the tragic accident, Rachael’s mother, Kris, passed away and her father and two brothers were rushed to an intensive care facility.

Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Kris, anyone who ever spoke about her, spoke in the highest terms. A kind, beautiful and self-less person. A true mother, held in the utmost regard by all those who she came into contact with. I cannot imagine the level of heartache and despair that must be felt at the loss of someone so loved. Indeed, all these words sound flippant when measured against the incident itself and its aftermath.

Our experience touring with Parenthetical Girls last year, is the greatest touring experience I have had in my life. I left that tour a different person to that which started on it, and the friendships I made with Zac, Luke, Eddie, Matt and Rachael are some which I will treasure forever. If it wasn’t for Zac and Rachael’s influence in particular, the entirety of We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed would never have had any lyrics and I would still be muddling around, wondering who I am and what I wanted to be doing.

As a small gesture, and in the hope that we can do a little to alleviate the subsequent financial burden faced by the Jensen family as a result of the nature of the US healthcare system, we have turned our forthcoming show at LA’s El Rey into a benefit concert, with all the proceeds from the show benefitting the Kris Jensen Memorial Fund.

We would like to express a huge thank you to our booker Matt Hickey, and to Goldenvoice for allowing us to do this, and being incredibly supportive.

Tickets can be purchased here.

The line up for this show, now reads like this:

Los Campesinos!
Girls
Ramona Falls
Former Ghosts

Doors at 8pm.

For more information on the fund, and to donate, please click this link.

Details on further benefit shows:
August 25 YACHT, Au, May Ling Holocene, Portland
August 29 Au, The Very Most Flying M, Nampa, ID
September 17 Built To Spill Neurolux, Boise, ID



Food Review – Kansas City 12/08/09 by Ollie
August 19, 2009, 9:36 am
Filed under: CHAFF
As you may be aware from previous reviews venues can provide food for 
you rather than give you a buy out. There's a place in Cambridge, UK, 
that provided food for us once. It should have been £10 per person for 
which you can make an amazing meal, but instead they must have spent 
about 10 pence on each of us. I'll eat most of things but I refused to 
eat that.

So the venue in Kansas City provided us with food from their menu. I 
decided to go for a pasta dish, I've eaten too many burgers recently.

The pasta arrived in a bowl. The penne was cooked pretty well, just 
past al dente which was acceptable. The menu said it came with green 
olives. Now, I know have a colour vision problem, but I can tell the 
difference between green and black; they have very different flavours. 
I prefer black so I regarded this as a bonus. There was lemon juice in 
it but I detected no hint of lemon, there was a lot of onion and feta 
so I think this over powered the lemon.
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As I reached the bottom I came across some pasta that was burnt. I 
have no idea how it had got burnt because nothing else looked like it 
had been near a frying pan. Odd.
It was a decent portion, and the staff made every effort to accomodate 
everyone, but perhaps I should have stuck to a burger?