Archive for September, 2006

Scritti’s red carpet picture

Posted at 8pm on 09/29/06 by

A glamorous picture of Scritti Politti on the red carpet, at the Mercury’s
(actually they are standing next to the red carpet, typical as they are !)

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WBBB Special Japanese Edition

Posted at 8pm on 09/28/06 by

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Today my long awaited package from HMV Japan arrived from Tokyo, a special edition of WBBB with bonus DVD (yum yum !). The cd is exactly the same as the UK version, the DVD features the Shai Productions documentary, which was mentioned here earlier. It’s an interesting interview with Green mixed with some sightseeing, guitar shopping, beer drinking and the fine sounds of No Fine Lines, Snow in Sun, Robin Hood and After Six. The Japanese subtitles makes it all a bit exotic. I must say that I am quite satisfied with the service of HMV Japan. A reasonable price (YEN 3912) and very fast shipping (they shipped it 25-09, I received it 28-09).

WBBB desktop wallpaper

Posted at 3pm on 09/25/06 by

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Here you can download a nice WBBB desktop wallpaper. Made in Japan.

Completed US Tour schedule

Posted at 7pm on 09/21/06 by

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The US tour dates for Scritti Politti are now finalised; the show in Toronto is now taking place at the Opera House, not as previously advised. All shows are now onsale, except the UCLA show with Brian Wilson which is sold out. Tickets for Hollywood, Anaheim, Chicago, Toronto, Baltimore and Boston are available at ticketmaster.com; Philadelphia and New York are at ticketweb.com, and San Francisco is at tickets.com.

The full list:

29th October – Los Angeles Roxy

30th October – Anaheim House Of Blues

1st November – Los Angeles UCLA Royce Hall

2nd November – San Francisco Slims

4th November – Chicago Double Door

6th November – Toronto Opera House

8th November – Baltimore Sonar

9th November – Philadelphia North Star Bar

10th November – New York Bowery Ballroom

12th November – Boston Paradise

source : Double G mailing list

No Mercury Prize

Posted at 12am on 09/06/06 by

Unfortunately no Mercury Prize for Scritti Politti. It went to the Arctic Monkeys. Read it here. I guess the nomination in itself was a huge recognition for Green’s work. And now a pint of Guinness to wash this news down !

Whole set of Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms captured

Posted at 8pm on 09/03/06 by

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms ticketOn Monday July the 10th Scritti played at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms. This whole set was captured in audio.

Technical details:

Lineage; Sony ECM-717>Sony MD MZ-N710>Phillips CD Recorder>Soundforge>dBPoweramp No eq used.

Recorded 10 foot away from the stage right PA stack.

Set list (mp3 files):
01 Boom Boom Bap
02 Snow In Sun
03 Robin Hood
04 After Six
05 E11th Nuts
06 Come Clean (Jeru the Damager cover!)
07 Dr Abernathy
08 The Sweetest Girl
09 Am I Right In Thinking
10 Hands Up (Mad Skills cover)
11 Does Your Ma Drink Gin? (bass player Alyssa solo)
12 Cooking (false start)
13 Cooking
14 The Road To No Regret
15 D to the O
16 Skank Bloc Bologna
17 Petrococadollar (false start)
18 Petrococadollar
19 Edge of Degradation
20 Woodbeez

Tracks of my years

Posted at 2pm on 09/03/06 by

Last week Green had the opportunity to choose some of his favourite tracks for Ken Bruce‘s show on BBC Radio 2. A slightly different selection from the one published in the Itunes Music Store (see earlier post). On friday he talks about future projects. Two albums! A hiphop one and an album with ‘proper’ songs. Yummy..

Monday
Day Tripper ~ The Beatles
Heroes ~ David Bowie

Tuesday
Sign O’ The Times ~ Prince
This Flight Tonight ~ Joni Mitchell

Wednesday
Shake Your Body Down ~ The Jacksons
Chains Of Fools ~ Aretha Franklin

Thursday
Walk This Way ~ Run DMC & Aerosmith
Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours ~ Stevie Wonder

Friday
Surfs Up ~ The Beach Boys
Backseat Of My Car ~ Paul McCartney

Scritti Politti live at Summer Sonic 06

Posted at 9pm on 09/02/06 by

Found this short, but nice, Wood Beez clip from Summer Sonic 06 in Tokyo on YouTube. Sounds good. Enjoy it.additional : a 45 sec clip of The Sweetest Girl live on Google Video. I don’t know which venue exactly, looks like The Luminaire.

New tourdates

Posted at 3pm on 09/02/06 by

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New UK, Ireland tourdates (& 1 US) as announced by the Double G mailing list.

8th November – Baltimore Sonar
15th November – Sheffield Leadmill
16th November – Newcastle Carling Academy
18th November – Birmingham Carling Academy
19th November – London Shepherds Bush Empire
20th November – Manchester Academy 2
22nd November – Cardiff The Point
23rd November – Dublin Whelans

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