Monday, February 06, 2006

Counterfeit Week 6

Last Monday's show aired on the threshold of what proved to be a very busy, very exciting and very expensive week of gigs and interviews. It was perhaps ironic, in view of this, that we named the Counterfeit Mixed Tape "The Morning After Tape" in honour of the post Big Day Out come down. As well as playing many of the best artists of the festival, our mixed tape featured tracks reflecting the moods of the very burnt and disheveled. That aside, our activites post Big Day Out hardly be termed as a "come down". But more of that a little later ;)

Week Six also featured an interview with one of my musical icons, Carl Barat, formally of the Libertines. Before I go any further and melt into a hyperbolic puddle describing my love and awe for Mister Barat, I must convey the utmost gratitude to Amanda for putting up with me during the stressful question preparation. I do admit that during this time, I reduced Amanda to a teary-eyed exasperated mess even in the mere theme contemplation session. I admit, I do feel a little silly in retrospect. But then I listen to Up The Bracket and wonder why I didn't freak out more.


ten minutes with a likely lad. how would you react?

Despite these stresses, our interview with Carl Barat was among the most enjoyable we've recorded so far. But I don't know if I'm just saying that because I had been reduced into a hyperbolic puddle of gush. In our few moments with Carl, we explored his method of songwriting with and without Pete Doherty, "getting so hammered DJing it would take 4 days out of his working week" and his first mixed tape for a girl, which featured Erasure! Hands off everyone. He's mine!

Playlist for January 30th
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance with you than Talk with you
Cut Copy - Time Stands Still
Richard Ashcroft - Break the Night with Colour
Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass
Fischerspooner - Emerge
Soulwax - NY Excuse
The Strokes - Reptilia
Iggy Pop and The Stooges - I Wanna be your Dog
Adam Green - What a Waster (Libertines Cover)
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things
The Libertines - Don't Look Back into the Sun
The Jam - This is the Modern World
The Clash - Remote Control
The Libertines - France (Demo)
The White Stripes - My Doorbell
The Cribs - Hey Scenesters!
The Go! Team - Huddle Formation
Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights (Postal Service Cover)
The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping
Manitoba - Bijoux
Sleater Kinney - Wilderness
The Magic Numbers - Crazy in Love (Beyonky Cover)
Kings of Leon - Taper Jean Girl (Live)

Be sure to listen in tonight to this week's show where Amanda and I will be airing our interview with Nathan Followill, drummer from Big Day Out headliners, the Kings of Leon. To prove this really happened and we are not making it up, the footage of the interview will be aired on Thursday SYN TV, 5pm on Channel 31. We must thank Ally Murphy, Andrew McDonald, Sony and our own tripod girl Greer for organising this and generally helping us so much! All this AND documenting our rollercoaster week, be sure to tune in!

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