Archive for December, 2006

Thanks & praises

Posted at 9pm on 12/24/06 by

Well, 2006 has been a vibrating Scritti Politti year, to say the least. The unimaginable became reality ; from the first nervous live sessions in the Windmill and the Luminaire, to the the brilliant new album and the full blown UK and North-America tour (even some dates in Japan). Green overcame his stage fright; I guess it’s safe to say that he even started to enjoy the live gigs, radio sessions, interviews and everything that comes with it. A lot of friends and long-time fans, including us bibbly-o-tekkies, were happy to meet the man before or after the gigs and have a polite chat with him or drink a beer with him. A year ago I would have called you crazy. Lots of thanks and praises go out to Green Gartside and his charming wife Alys, Rhodri, Dickie, Alyssa, Ralph, Dave, Andy, Jeff Travis at Rough Trade, David Bither at Nonesuch and René Winteraeken at de Konkurrent for making it all happen. Great many thanks to everyone who has contributed in some way or other to bibbly-o-tek, thank you all for your visits, reviews, comments. pictures and clips. From all of us at bibbly-o-tek we wish you a very merry christmas and all the best for the new year. I bet you a petrococadollar that 2007 will have lots of new and exciting Scritti things in store for us.

p.s. for some melodious (and Scritti related) christmas tunes check out Sufjan Stevens’ Songs For Christmas and Brian Wilsons’ What I Really Want for Christmas

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ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

Posted at 5pm on 12/22/06 by

December 22nd, 2005 was the day the world heard the first of Green Gartide since 1999. Take a trip back in time and visit Scritti Cola to review the Quicktime movie I made from the audio snippet from Jeanette Lee from Rough Trade from the BBC airing of The Boom Boom Bap on the web.

http://homepage.mac.com/johnhyde/iMovieTheater256.html

Happy Holidays to all!

John

Top lists 2006

Posted at 3pm on 12/21/06 by

The end of this amazing Scritti Politti year is rapidly approaching, favourites lists pop up everywhere. On Stylus Magazine White Bread Black Beer is at number 29 in the Top 50 albums of 2006.

This is the sound of distance as intimacy; of intimacy shadowed by despondency; of a sensibility who trusts words when his fellow human beings no longer do.

Uncut Magazine has WBBB at number 2!

I’m pretty sure WBBB will be present on more lists.. if you find one, please add in a comment.