12 apr 2011, 12:33
5 apr 2011, 00:20I am posting it, because the event will be streamed live from Liverpool at Betty,TOO! in Amsterdam. Rob Warren was writing and (partly) recording his 2010 album Rise at Betty,TOO! in the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Please pass by to enjoy together with other friends and fans the show!
This journal entry comes from http://ratholeradio.org
This free EP is designed to let you hear all the great artists playing this year’s Rathole Roadshow at The Zanzibar in Liverpool on Sunday April 24th @ 8pm.
It’s going to be a fantastic night and when you hear this you’ll know why. There’s a track listing below and you just need to click the download button to get the ZIP file. Unpack it, listen on your computer or mp3 player, burn it to a CD and whatever else you like.
I’m going to get physical CDs made, so if you’d like to order one drop me an email to email@example.com and I’ll send it to you for whatever the postage costs.
(Tracks marked with * are CC BY-NC-SA licensed, the rest are CC BY-SA)
Quick Intro (Only 1 min, promise)
I Am Not Lefthanded – Boats (Swept Away) *
20lb Sounds – Jimmy Carter
Rob Warren – Rise *
I Am Not Lefthanded – Endlines (Choose Nothing) *
20lb Sounds – El Bubblino
Rob Warren – Four Walls *
Come down and join us for an Easter celebration of independent music and Creative Commons. It’s gonna rock!
Order your tickets here!
This event is being run in conjunction with the Liverpool Music Barcamp at Studio 2, Parr St on April 23rd and is also part of the Working Class Music & Life Festival 2011.
Taken from http://ratholeradio.org/sampler/
29 maj 2009, 19:40Take the 50 top artists in your musical profile, and create a cloud of the similar artists that are not in your top 50. The result is a collection of highly recommended artists for your personal profile. You can generate your own cloud (in BBCode) at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/recommend.php
My recommendations areA Certain Ratio Adorable Airiel Bauhaus Bebel Gilberto Camille Carla Bruni Catherine Wheel Chapterhouse Charlotte Gainsbourg Cranes Curve Dif Juz Emiliana Torrini Emilie Simon Feist Gang of Four Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser His Name Is Alive Kitchens Of Distinction Les Petroleuses Love And Rockets Magazine Marc Collin Moose New Order Peter Murphy Pink Martini Robin Guthrie Sad Lovers and Giants Saint Privat Siouxsie and the Banshees Slowdive Smoke City The Chameleons The Church The Comsat Angels The Cure The Glove The House of Love The Psychedelic Furs The Sound The Teardrop Explodes The Telescopes The The This Mortal Coil Tones on Tail Wire X-Mal Deutschland 浅井健一
21 feb 2009, 21:31This week on 24&25 Feb, we'll show another film by a Japanese film director Takeshi Kitano called 'Kikujiro'. In this so a called road movie, you'll see down town Tokyo with intimate interactions of down-to-earth neighbours and rather humble but lively lifestyle. It is a good contrast to what is well known about Tokyo, I guess. But this sort of neighbourhood does still exists albeit in a small scale and this is the very sort of community where Kitano grew up and started his career as a stand-up comedian in 70's. In an interview about this film, Kitano talked about a motif of an angel sent to him by a fan when he was in a hospital after a near-fatal accident and how he'd been obsessed with the hand-made good-luck charm and the idea of angels. It will be interesting to see what role an angel plays in this film and we'd see a very warm and sensitive side of this charismatic filmmaker...
Here is the link to imdb: Kikujiro
14 feb 2009, 20:28This week on 17 & 18 Feb, We'll show Kitano's Venice Film Festival winner 'Hana-Bi'. On top of usual violence, the film deals with lots of love and lots of love lost, making the whole story very rich. If you are a fan of Kitano films (apparently, there exists a term 'Kitanist' to discribe those people), you'll recognise the actress who plays Kitano's wife in this film. Kayoko Kishimoto is one of the most popular actresses in Japan and also starrs in 'Kikujiro' and 'Glory to the Filmmaker'. Kitano tends to use his favourite actors repeatedly and I presonally enjoy watching them playing completely different roles in different films. And Kishimoto is one of the best at doing so. By the way, after my visit to Japan this week, Kitano collection at Betty Too is now COMPLETE including his latest film from last autumn. Don't miss them!!
1 feb 2009, 01:16Next week on 3&4 Feb, we'll show a COMEDY by Takeshi Kitano called Getting Any?. This one is completely different from many of his other works. No bloodshed but endless gags and crazy pictures. The story starts with an ugly stupid boy with no money trying everything to get a girlfriend. In Japan, Kitano has been the biggest comedian since 80's and no one has managed to take over his position. If you only know his gangster films, you'll be pleasantly surprised. By the way, I'm going to Japan soon and hope to tape some of his TV comedy shows so that we can show them in the future. Even if you don't understand the language, you'll enjoy the crazy footage, I'm sure...
24 jan 2009, 19:07Next week on 27&28 Jan, we'll show another film by Takeshi Kitano called 'Sonatine'. A gangster in Tokyo(Kitano) is ordered by his boss to go to a southern island of Okinawa to help a friendly clan to fight another. It however soon becomes clear that Kitano's boss actually wanted to get rid of Kitano to take over his turf and businesses in Tokyo. If you miss this plot, you may spend all your energy trying to figure out what's going on during the entire film but as far as you remember this, you can enjoy all the rest of the story. The landscape of Okinawa island is very different from stereotypical image of mainland Japan and plays a major role i.e. tropical weather and beaches, enormous American base and its influence on the island and, relatively humble and relaxed local lifestyle. Kitano said, in an interview on this film, that our life is all about killing our time before death and you'll see how he might do it...
18 jan 2009, 14:06Next week, we'll show 'A Scene at the Sea' by a Japanese film director Takeshi Kitano. This one is about a deaf boy taking up surfing. In the late 80's when economy in Japan was booming and almost everyone was rich, there was a group of youth called 'surfers'. They would have the trendiest wet suits and surfboards and drive the most expensive cars to the beach even if they might not even know how to surf. You'll first see that kind of kids in this film. Then comes this deaf garbage collector who has genuine fascination with the sea. I imagine, when this film came out, lots of people in Japan who were almost being forced to keep up with highly materialistic values without even being aware, found a bit of relief after watching this film. Having said that, the story is not as Hollywood as this deaf boy ending up very successful.
10 jan 2009, 22:36Tag cloud for bettytoo (alphabetic)
The following tag cloud represents the musical preferences of bettytoo, based on this user's overall top artists.
4ad 80s alternative alternative rock bossa nova british britpop chillout classic rock dance dream pop electronic electronica ethereal female vocalists french hip-hop indie indie rock japanese lounge new wave pop post-punk rnb rock shoegaze soul
Tag cloud for bettytoo (sorted by weight)
The following tag cloud provides the same information, but the tags are sorted by decreasing weight.
post-punk rock alternative new wave indie female vocalists 80s pop electronic shoegaze british dream pop britpop chillout rnb classic rock soul japanese bossa nova hip-hop indie rock ethereal 4ad french dance electronica alternative rock lounge
Recommended artists cloud for bettytoo
The following is a textual cloud representation of recommended artists for bettytoo. These artists are similar to your overall top artists, but are not in this list. Most of them will ring a bell, some will not be relevant, you may listen to some of them if they're not in your top, but there's probably a couple of artists you'll want to hear more from.
Take the 50 top artists in your musical profile, and create a cloud of the similar artists that are not in your top 50. The result is a collection of highly recommended artists for your personal profile. You can generate your own cloud (in BBCode) at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/recommend.php
My recommendations areA Certain Ratio Aaliyah Adam and the Ants BLANKEY JET CITY Bauhaus Chapterhouse Cranes Gang of Four Happy Mondays Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser His Name Is Alive Ian McCulloch Janet Jackson Josef K Julian Cope Killing Joke Kitchens of Distinction Love and Rockets Magazine Marc Collin Morrissey My Bloody Valentine New Order Pale Saints Peter Murphy Public Image Ltd. Pulp Siouxsie and the Banshees Slowdive Suede Talking Heads The Chameleons The Charlatans The Church The Comsat Angels The Fall The House of Love The Jesus and Mary Chain The Psychedelic Furs The Smiths The Sound The Stone Roses The Stranglers The Teardrop Explodes The Wedding Present The Wolfgang Press This Mortal Coil Tones on Tail Wire XTC
31 dec 2008, 11:22Betty’s MAD Disco Weekend Fri(9)-Sun(11) Jan 2009
Betty Too, Reguliersdwarsstraat 29 Amsterdam
You can have FUN even if you are FAT and BROKE after Xmas…
FRI 9 2009 18hr00
Music Videos from a Japanese Rock Band SHERBETS Including "Mad Disco"
Sherbets is a Japanese rock band formed in 1998 by Kenichi Asai (formerly Blankey Jet City, Jude and Ajico). The band’s latest album “MAD DISCO” was released last October. Tetsuro, the host of the event is a very good friend of a member of the band and he’ll be happy to see those who are interested in music climate in Japan. You can find imore about the band on last FM, a comprehensive music community website.
SAT 10 2009 13hr00
The Breakfast Club 1st Anniversary and the DJ’s Birthday Party (R&B, Hip Hop etc)
Andy started the monthly DJ sessions called Breakfast Club (TBC) just a year ago on his birthday 11 January. Betty Too and Andy would like to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the events as well as Andy’s birthday. If you would like to play your own music, bring your records or laptops – open deck is our spirit. Everyone is welcome!!!
SAT 10 2009 20hr00
The Very First Karaoke Night at Betty Too
It can be a friendly sing-along or a battle between those who have egos of Mariah Carey, or, maybe, the very night that you are discovered by an EMI executive who happens to have overheard your voice on Reguliersdwarsstraat…Just join for a laugh. If you don’t wanna sing, it’s also OK as that only helps those who are determined to hang onto the microphone all night.
SUN 11 2009 14hr00
Emotional Spy (Warp Light District) vs N-ee_01 aka TDL aka Hank Disaster
Emotional Spy (Warp Light District) presents a special hybrid live/DJ set featuring his first release "Secret Science" as well as new tracks in a special ambient/atmospheric vibe. N-ee_01 aka TDL aka Hank Disaster, meanwhile tries out a special broadcast of his tracks over the years featuring Crazy electro Hip Hop, Industrial Dubstep, Static dancefloor poetry and Electro with a Brain. Find our more about the artists on below websites.
Entrance free though a purchase of one drink per person is obligatory. Thank you.
You can find the same information and much more on our FaceBook/Last FM accounts. Simply find ‘Betty Too’ or ‘Betty-Too’ and become friends!