Tags: synth

Some things

I should be tidying my room. But now my computer is working and this is not conducive to room tidying.

Why? I don't know. I plugged it in and it worked. It doesn't seem to like my hard drive, though, so I'm having to run everything off a Mandriva LiveCD. Which is annoying, since I keep downloading things and then realizing that they'll be gone as soon as I turn my computer off.

I've spent my day frantically organizing our Young Labour expedition this weekend and laughing at OkCupid. There are plenty of fish in that sea and very few pretty ladies.

LastFM is officially my favourite DJ. I think that next time I do a gig I will just tell it to play my music library and spend the night at the bar.

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs album is out and apparently quite good. Here's the first single, it is full of synthy goodness.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero from Ferdinand on Vimeo.

I'm a bit torn on this whole thing of previously guitar based indie bands all getting synths (these guys, Franz Ferdinand, etc). While I like the sound it brings, it feels a bit bandwagony and I think they're risking losing their uniqueness. I guess it's ok as long as they're using it to complement their sound rather than replacing it.