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"Me I D Forgotten How "I d forgotten how Craig David s Fill Me In was or that for a time it was impossible to get away from Siso s Thong Song As Haines points out in the book by then TotP meant far less than it once did killed off not so much by the internet as broadband was still not exactly widely available then but by the move from Thursday night to Friday which killed off its did you see watercoolerplayground discussion appealAfter the dissolution of Black Box Recorder Haines finds himself working to put together a musical about property magnate and latter day Rachman Nicholas Van Hoogstraaten It s another episode that had me wondering for a moment if it was a joke a parody of the sort if it was a joke a parody of the "Sort Thing That Might Be Expected To Excite The Kind "thing that might be expected to excite the kind people who determine the programming at the National Theatre and on perhaps on some level it was but if so it was one that Haines was able to keep a straight face about for long enough to get development money out of the NTOn one level this is the story of failure specifically the failure to sell many ecords I wonder if Sarah Nixey Quinlans Character Stars really did believe Haines when he told her he would make her a pop star Buteally its the exact opposite of that the story of a determined eccentric a Bittersüß real one offefusing to kowtow to the commercial pressures of the day ploughing his own furrow and making the ecords he wants to make And making a living out of it along the wayAt least I assume he does Perhaps he was independently wealthy all along and is burning through a vast inherited fortune there is as another eviewer pointed out none of that David Copperfield crap in this book I had to love this book since whenever I see my name in print I have an orgasm and I m mentioned several times in this tome But fear not I also gave Luke s first book Bad Vibes a five star The ScandiKitchen Summer rating and I m not mentioned once in that Bad Vibes is great and this is even better because it mentions me and tells it like it is about what a terrible album London Calling by The Clash is among others I don t see eye to eye with Luke about all his musical tastes or indeed the best way to make scrambled eggs but these are minor uibbles and overall Post Everything is a side splittingly funny insight into the world ofock and My Little Pony roll Were the pages of my copy of this book not so sticky I might make some detailed points but hey what do youeally need to kno. Ll manager and a shady transgender German Professor exponent of a dangerous and Тарковский и я. Дневник пионерки radical 'Beatles denial' cult and author of The Theorem of the Moron the most important book aboutock that you've never heard of Haines even finds time to write a musical for the National TheatreBlisteringly funny and searingly scathing Post Everything may uite possibly be the first and only truly surreal comic A Three Hat Day rock memoir It even contains a killerecipe for scrambled eg.
Luke Haines Ñ 2 CharactersS listening to the Evening Session on Radio 1 or arguing with strangers on the internet about the merits or otherwise of whatever was flavour of the week at wwwnmecom Looking back I thought I d just outgrown it but Reading Haines I Wonder If It Haines I wonder if it was music itself that had backed itself into a corner and un out of I m sure there were people doing genuinely interesting things somewhere but it wasn t coming to my attention I struggled to see why the music press was getting excited about Razorlight or the bloody Libertines Maybe if I d been ten years younger they would have been my bands or maybe I wouldn t have been interested in music at allThe book proper kicks off with the formation of Black Box Recorder described in the chapter heading as Chas Dave with a Chanteuse the chapter headings are a part of the book s appeal The Rock and Roll Arthur Scargill or a particular favourite of mine describing his encounter with self important vegetarian Chrissie Hynde Sausage Nuremburg I was sort of familiar with Black Box Recorder as their second album and by Haines account their best was amongst a pile of CDs my partner in crime at a by then doomed internet start up had left with me when he an away to the other side of the world to get away from it all we were sort of trying to do Facebook six years too early and online community software was never uite as snappy a term as social networking The account of how successive ecord companies kept giving them development money to go Taken Completely (His Rules record and mix songs that they then wouldn telease and perhaps goes some way to explaining why the music industry ended up on its knees a few years laterInterspersed with this are a series of comic dwams in which Haines finds himself in conversation with a talking cat and with the dead Pingalavel rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls about his solo project which he describes as a kind of white English hip hop concept album The Oliver Twist Manifesto I confess I had to look this up on wikipedia as I d half wondered if it was anyeal than Dirk Zweick s music industry bible Theorem of the Moron Thanks to Spotify I can confirm that it does exist and that it doesn t sound Farm to Factory remotely like anything Tupac Shakur everecordedI enjoyed the account of the three accidental pop stars appearance on Top of The Pops when The Facts of Life made the top 20 in 2001 indeed the e printed top 20 chart from that list was. Ve the tyrannical scourge of Britpop is to become an OutsiderWe open with Luke Haines the 'avant garde Arthur Scargill' calling upon the nation's pop stars to down tools and go on strike We get the story of Haines' post Britpop art house trio Black Box Recorder Chas and Dave with a chanteuse then barely pausing to put in a brief appearance on Top of the Pops we meet a talking cat two dead appers Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur a mystical England footba. Fantastic book on the second half of Luke Haines career If you ve never heard of him please google his name he s a genius Another career If you ve never heard of him please google his name he s a genius Another memoir from Haines a must for anyone with any interest in British music The second and the best of the
LUKE HAINES BOOKS AND THE FIRST ONE IS VERYHaines books And the first one is very but this one seems tighter because I think the subject matter is much better The first one is about
"Being In The Music World "in the music world Brit Pop and this one is abouthim in his own world I highly ecommend this book if you are a Black Box Recorder fan because it pretty much covers those years and his commentary like the first book is also much wittier Although his image is of a grouch I think he is actually a very good critic Which means I don t agree with him all the time but he knows how to say what s on his mind and he does it with great spirit Also the one problem I have with him music wise is his smarty pants teacher like attitude towards culture But alas in this book he gives credit to those who were there first And he has a eally nice and interesting The Sheiks Angry Bride (War, Love, Harmony Series, reading list at the back of the book including one of my faves Stewart Home And I am hoping that Mr Haines willeturn to empty page and fill it with some grief and good humor This was a book I found all but impossible to disentangle from my own memories of the time it The Believer, Issue 99 relates to I meading Luke Haines two memoirs out of seuence because the local library happened to have the second one in stock when a post on Goodreads Take Me Series Box Set reminded me that they existed I d heard him talking about the first volume years ago on Steve Lamac s Round Table and mentally filed it away on my ever growing toead list I don t know that this mattered I know that the Auteurs were the under achievers of mid 90s British indie The Turkey Farm rock and that Luke Haines had a great talent for self sabotage strange though to think now that New Wave made all the best of lists at the end of 1993 but a year later Now I m a Cowboy which to my ears is both a accessible and a interestingecord was nowhere to be seen Had he Defiance Valley really made so many enemies so uicklyAnyway the book begins with a sort of stream of consciousnessamble post everything about the end of the period when pop music was actually a major part of British culture or at least I think that s the point he s trying to make over a period of time which pretty much coincided with when I stopped Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma Dilli Ra Maobadi reading the weekly music pres. Britain in the late 1990s Post Britpop The dawn of theock and oll apocalypse If it feels like there's nothing new under the sun that's because there is nothing new under the sun After the death of Kurt Cobain popular culture entered and is still in its final phase post everything Post Everything is the seuel to the hugely acclaimed Bad Vibes Britpop and My Part in its Downfall It is a story of survival in the music industry and the only way to survi. .