Friday Night Noise – The Aftermath!

Wow! From the hypnotic pulses of Bill Thompson, thru to the mircophone chomping of Spectral Fairground, and the guitar smashing incense burning Matricarian Cult of Balvak, it was quite a night!

Below are a few photos pinched from our very own Ry Walker’s flickr site (with his permission!)

Bill Thompson's magic fingers

Bill Thompson's magic fingers

Microphone chomping Spectral Fairground - snapped by Dana

Microphone chomping Spectral Fairground - snapped by Dana

Matricarian Cult of Balvak just before the mayhem started!

Matricarian Cult of Balvak just before the mayhem started!

A couple canoodle while guitars collide!

A couple canoodle while guitars collide!

Thanks for them Ry!

Also, thank you to Drugless Brain for this wonderful review!

– Eion


Status Update!

I’m sorry it has been so long since my last update, things have been happening but a little slower than we hoped. If you regularly pass thru Old Aberdeen you’ll have noticed that the scaffolding is down, and has been for a wee while now. The building has been repointed and the windows on the top floor have been replace; the outside is looking splendid!

back buildingThe back of the shop looking great, and on such a nice day too!

front shopI think it’s looking pretty great. Of course the weather helps no end!

It’s not just the outside that has been getting all the attention. Inside Craig has been working up a storm painting, plastering, building carcases for the counter and putting up wet wall.

carcasesThe worktop carcases huddle in the living room waiting patiently to be installed downstairs!

takeaway 1The painting is nearly complete and the wetwall panels have started going up.

wetwall!And this is the first of the wetwall panels up in the disabled toilet area!


– Eion

Friday Night Noise – Friday 24th, 8pm, Admission Free!

Friday Night NoiseLooking forward to a fantastic night of music this coming Friday!

In addition to the announced line up, Spectral Fairground will also be performing.

For more information about Bill Thompson check here.

MySpace pages – The Misled Cult of Balvack, Matricarians, Spectral Fairground

Thank you to Alan Davidson for the excellent poster, and thank you to John at the Kiosque for a great preview article!

– Eion

The most listened to music – March 2009

Well, it would appear that we’ve only been listening to a couple things this month. So much for variety in the work place!

In reverse order…

(Song Title/Artist – Album)

10. The Fix/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

9. The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

8. The Bones of You/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

7. An Audience With The Pope/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

6. Starlings/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

5. One Day Like This/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

4. Weather To Fly/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

3. Grounds For Divorce/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

2. Mirrorball/Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

1. Dead Ringer for Love/Meatloaf – Bat Out Of Hell

What? Dead Ringer for Love? Meatloaf? What?! So, clearly listening to Elbow but not as much as Meatloaf! Wonderful!

Some others we’ve been listening to but didn’t make it to the hallowed top 10 are the lovely Rozi Plain, the wonderful Elvis Perkins and the delightful Amplifico!

Play count reset! New list next month!

– Eion

n.b. I did plan to have a whole thing going on here but I’ve not had the chance to set it up yet. Would it be worthwhile, do you think? I was thinking about changing the format of this to give a broader view of what we listen to at the shop by listing the 10 most played artist and the most played song by that artist. Too much? Discuss.