We haven’t figured out if he is officially DatA or datA or DaTa or Data or dAtA. Usually this mixed-case fetish would ring alarm bells and play havoc with our nerdy iTunes naming conventions but David Guillon has just released the funnest, guilty pleasure of an electro album for 2009 in the form of “Skywriter”.
Maybe the sugar rush will wear off but loved it so much had to play three tracks on the show today. Love the wailing guitars and emo sentiments (“Rapture”), vocoders (“So much in love”), and even more wailing guitars and synth stabs (“Renaissance Theme”).
Can’t believe we made it through that last paragraph without once mentioning Alan Braxe, Fred Falke or Justice.
Indulge us. Please. For a minute. Punchline (sort of) coming…
This Wednesday night/Thursday morning (depending where you are in the world) sees the 2009 European Cup Final (annoyingly called the Champions League for the last 17 years) between FC Barcelona and Manchester United, arguably the two best football teams currently on the planet, and each boasting potential world players of the year.
The Herb Whisperer swears that this is the most excited he has been about a football match in years.
It’s a difficult match to predict. Will it be a goalless affair or a feast of goals? More importantly, how are we going to bet on this match and try to make up for the debacles of our poor betting records for the last few World Cups and European Championships?
Inspiration came in the form of playing Barcelona producer John Talabot‘s “Naomi” back to back with Manchester outfit Delphic‘s “Counterpoint”.
Because the former is 7 something minutes long and the latter is 6 something minutes long we have decided to put our life savings on Barcelona winning 7-6. In extra time.
With those sorts of winnings we’ll be able to throw a big party for all of you at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles sometime soon. The invitations will be mailed out next Friday. Looking forward to seeing you there.
We didn’t scare him off. Jet Jaguar, as promised, did drop into the show for an hour* to play some brand new tunes, chat about Malty Media (his collaborative radio show with Aquaboogie), and subtly plug the hell out of the latest compilation he appears on Apropos of Nothing.
Off air it was more like a Gitmo interrogation session – ironic really because Mr Jaguar was wearing a bright orange hoodie from the Tommy Hilfiger “Guantanamo Bay” collection.
At least we got to the bottom of the mystery regarding his website’s odd domain name www.nonwrestler.com. Turns out that way back in the day when Mr Jaguar was trying to register the Jet Jaguar domain name he discovered that a Mexican wrestler already owned it. Henceforth he decided that instead of trying to come up with a new moniker it would just be easier to use the term “non wrestler”. Now, that’s genius.
And a bonus for you music geeks – Jet Jaguar recommends AudioMulch.
* It’s possible that Mr Jaguar stuck around for an hour because we hid his wallet (so he couldn’t catch a bus or taxi) and cellphone (so he couldn’t call for help).