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  • Recommendations

    10 nov 2008, 15:31

    Lucky Dragons: really neat raw sampling stuff. I accidentally ordered the LP instead of the CD (i was a bit confsed to get a "sorry we missed you" slip from the postman since a CD normally fits through letter boxes...) so had to buy an LP player too fortunately that was only 99p on ebay...bargin. Check out the song "givers" especially.

    Lhasa: oh what a voice! Typically passionate spanishness to a kind of industrial canter rhythm like something off Tom waits Swordfishtrombones. Beautiful. El Desierto

    La Blogotheque
    a french music video site of "take away shows" where really good bands trot around paris playing to the french superb quality and most are downloadable.

    Pip Heath a unknown artist who records songs in his bedroom..bit like me...very good with some free downloads:

    Essie Jain: beautiful voice soft and relaxing with good lyrics too A free download of Glory is on her page

    Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings for the most intense one man band ever! Electro Bedroom wizardry at its best!

    Thomas Dybdahl - That great october sound. Norwegian singer-songwriter who sings a beautiful song called Adelade check it out
    Adelaide

    Have a Listen To Phosphorescent my bro got me the Album Pride for my Birthday which is amazingly good and alot like the Bon Iver but just better. Also just sticking his name in the similar artists radio on last.fm brings up a wealth of goodies.

    Man Man are a kind of heavy version of Tom Waits mixed with Some demented squeaky voices have a listen they've a new album out

    ThomasV - a french chap with a FREE EP of last.fm which is really cool simple pop stuff.

    Marla Hansen - lovely folky niceness

    Ferraby Lionheart - What a name!


    Scott Walker - Scott an album from like the 70's that is just amazing especially the opening 2 tracks with all sorts of string arangements going on there beautiful.Mathilde

    Elizabeth Mitchell - You are my Little Bird, really catchy simple stripped down versions of songs about birds for kids really fun ad cute, includes the Bob Marley calssic three little birds.

    The End of History - Fionn Reagan a beautiful singer songwriter, most the tracks are totally bare bones voice and guitar, take a look at an interesting video for "Be Good and Be Gone"

    Akron/Family Amazing American group from the same label as Devendra Banhart, with a kind of folk/electronica heavy rock feel.
    http://www.akronfamily.com/
  • Chapter 1

    9 sep 2008, 11:29

    Chapter 1
    In the first chapter of Tom Peel writes some stuff, I, Tom Peel haven’t got that much to say. Yet as I type hopefully words and meaning will protrude forth and end up as a coherent and valuable comment on society or at least be worth a giggle.
    As this is my writings and musings I shall use my words and my spellings of those words, you may think they are wrong, but I think you are wrong in all that you do and say as your life is stupid and with out meaning.
    I don’t really know what makes a good writer, I may be a rubbish one yet I find I have an ability to reel off things from my imagination that others, bar the exceptional few, either can’t comprehend, can’t be bothered to imagine or have become too grown up to think outside the barriers of their own existence. Although I myself, now 20 years old, am too finding it more of a brain strain to get out something unique from my own mind not influenced by the inane selection of animals such as Monkeys or Chickens too connect with the unreal, the odd still emerges.
    When thinking of something generally different or “opposite-to-the-usual” to say in reply to the normall-est of questions Monkeys and Chickens seem to be the first thing to enter ones mind. Pushing these animals of the obvious aside I think of something more quirkasios.
    i.e. “How are you?”
    This is usually met with something very dull and obvious that you don’t ever mean like “fine.” Yet an answer with just as much truth would be “I feel like Monkey” unless you’re an evolutionist…in which case it may, for you, hold some truth, yet to the rest of us be utter tosh.
    “I feel like a Monkey” is obviously silly. Monkeys, in fact animals in general, have been linked to stupidity since forever. Something less-obviously silly is more likely to separate those who enjoy the inanely and mystically stupid from those who have no comprehension of why it should ever exist.
    So “How are you?”
    “I feel like a Galapagos Island with severe flooding”
    Now, I’d have never expected that, even then as it was pushed out of my head and hit the screen like my brain if I’d been shot in the back of the head, it surprised me. And that may be the key, out of all the words in all the world to use in the field of silliness Monkey probably has a high chance of cropping up perhaps even as much as 80% yet Galapagos Island but 8%.
    Here is a maths equation:

    Monkey = Silly (with no remainder) - Basically monkey fits into silly with no questions asked. Yet:

    Galapagos Island with severe flooding = √Tragic² - This leaves many questions asked like:
    What was the death toll?
    Is the damage permanent?
    Has global warming got anything to do with this??

    The raw jaggedy unanswered edges of this equation are likeier to tickle your funny bones if your funny buds are matured to this taste, like a good double malt whiskey burning the matured taste buds of a whiskey lover. Which satisfy much more than a ribeana (or more base humour) that hasn’t half the same kick as the Galapagos Islands with severe flooding which is to most peoples funny buds an incomprehensible insult resulting in confusion and a mutter of “why, oh why would you pour this on my funny buds.” Drink it down my friend and soon you will uncontrollably giggle at such fine liquors as “My mouse mats ovary” and “Lord Caravans CD-RW”
    GOOD DAY! Tom Peel
  • Clarence

    2 maj 2007, 20:45

    A song about Clarence fountain from the Blind Boys of Alabama how he sticks to what he believes in and how me and my Daddy know Clarence is right.Tom Peel
  • IHATE SAUCES

    2 maj 2007, 20:40

    hate is not a reflection on my tastes but on my house mate Nay Midgleys. she hates pretty much everything especially sauces. It is her voice i've sampled along with our good friend Nay Reed. Probably the only song i've ever done with out my guitar...maybe a route to take for my next musical projects. She's from Barnsley incase you were wondering
    Tom and Peel and Peel and Peel and Peel Mops it up with: The Birmingham Bedroom Recordings Pop Shove it. YEAH!
  • Tom and Peel and Peel and Peel and Peel Mops it up with: The Birmingham Bedroom…

    2 maj 2007, 20:00

    This is my latest Albumen! Originally titled Tom and Peel and Peel and Peel and Peel Mops it up with: The Birmingham Bedroom Recordings Pop Shove it. YEAH!
    I have made only 100 copies with home made card sleves which is what is scanned in as th album image, it doesnt really do it justice 'cause the whole thing is covered in pictures and scribbles in fact each 100 covers made has a different title as well, so only one is actually called Tom and Peel and Peel and Peel and Peel Mops it up with: The Birmingham Bedroom Recordings Pop Shove it. YEAH! The others include such classics as Pretty Fly for a Green Mouse, Google Me, Mrs Evans and The Rise and Fall of The Hoxton Fin... The music on the Album itself its really inconstant, but i think that adds to the over all thing. IHATESAUCES will probably earn me money one day... Tom Peel
  • Tom Peels Journal

    4 jul 2006, 08:59

    Well arn't things coming on nicely I've had my album on-line for a while now and it seems to be doing well i even have fans and tags in big letters which means some one else has done it instead of me. what a boon. Im currently working on album number two which should be ready in a few months or so full of new tracks called "The Birmingham Recordings"
    Yours Tom Peel
  • Well, what ruddy fun.

    10 mar 2006, 13:41

    Right, i've just arrived at last.fm...its flipping brilliant. I heard about it in my music industry lecture at the UCE in Birmingham so i checked it out. Seemed i'd already created an account not actualy knowing what i was doing, i do that alot. Im sure some-one in Estonia owns my kidneys by now. Still some great stuff on here plenty of freak folk and the such like to amuse me for hours. Ive put my lastest album up but my label account needs to a authorised before i can really get on with that. But, yeah, what a lovely place.