Monthly Archives: October 2007

xanadu (take two after meals)

Gosh. golly gosh. It has been, like, forever since i have posted anything. So, how have you been? Oh, good good.. me? Oh i’m bearing up, all things considered.. you know how it is..

anyway, let us cut to the chase. me and mittins made a radio show yesterday and it was a rather grand occasion. We played these rather lovely tunes and gossed and gassed until we could no more.. and i promised i would post! and look.. here i am, posting..

before i post the playlist tho, may i suggest that NZ based musicologists weave and wend their weary way to the record collectors fair this weekend? it’ll be spinning Saturday November 3rd and will take place at 1 McDonald St, Morningside. be there or be a squire!

record fair


  • It’s not me babe – Johnny cash
  • poison ivy – the rolling story
  • love is like a butterfly – dolly pardon
  • space children – labelle
  • fool country – olivia newton john
  • he hit me (it felt like a kiss)- the crystals
  • jeremiah 1 – scribe
  • knockin’ boots – candyman
  • lidl – afrikan boy
  • rawhide – frankie laine
  • the rhinohead [pilooski edit] – von sudenfed
  • careless whisper – the gossip
  • we used to be friends – the dandy warhols
  • headlines – the spice girls
  • no diggety – the klaxons
  • say it again – scribe feat. tyra hammond
  • turn it up – opensouls
  • while my guitar gently weeps – the wu tang clan

love and hugs





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Is There A Ghost?

i could sleep !


Band of Horses second album ‘Cease to Begin’ is out through Sub-Pop, and I’m going to go buy it with some money. The first single ‘Is There A Ghost’ has tucked me under it’s wing and flown me to a wonderful place ! Plus, now the video is out, and has given me new visions. Directed by Brian Savelson, the video is totally rad, and I wish I had thought of it first.

Is There A Ghost? – Directed by Brian Savelson

“I could sleep when I lived alone. Is there a ghost in my house?”


Mittins x x 


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Convoy !


Convoy is Back !

Fleet FM, home to The Magic Cauldron, has announced the next Convoy ! Friday 9 November at Space Bar !

The last two Convoys have been super rad goodys, forreals. Mittins & Shenanigans ran the back bar at Space and got to be in charge of alcohol and money ! And then at the last Convoy, Shenanigans got to be on the door – and people were forced to engage with him ! Forced ! Oh, plus at Space Bar we found a wallet, a passport, and some prescription lenses. We will bring them to this Convoy. Sorry if you haven’t been able to leave the country in the meantime. Or buy anything, or see anything :/

So who is playing at the Convoy ?



Tommy Ill


Teen Wolf




Surf City


T Bones


Moron Says What


The Randoms


Mr. Hayday


Mean St


Benka Borodovsky Bordello Band


Golden Axe


and more :O

Convoy is only $10 and it raises the money that keeps Fleet FM on air. Presales will be at Real Groovy Records as of next week ! Get in early ! There is also going to be karaoke with special guests :O and for the bargain-hunter in you, prepare to pay only ten dollars for three beers ! yes, you heard right, but with your eyes – ten dollars for three bottles of beer ! you will get lots of kisses at the convoy with these prices !

Get ready for good times, and tell us you are coming to the convoy ! It may be the best thing that ever happened to you.


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The Con !

The Con

Sitting upright in my bedroom headquarters, I wondered where will I find something to bring me joy and a good emotion?

Not moments later did I come across the latest video release from my absolute favourite twins (until yours arrive) Tegan & Sara. Their most current album, The Con, is just the best album I have heard in a long long time. Even though the songs from the album are wonderful on their own, I think the best way to appreciate what Tegan & Sara have created is by listening to the entire album, in order, from start to finish. It is proper. And rewarding !

The Con is the second single from the album, The Con :O Buy the album !


‘The Con’ directed by Suzie Vlcek

But if only they would pay a visit to our lovely townland. Tegan & Sara are currently in the midst of their tour, which does not include visiting The Magic Cauldron :/


Mittons x x

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Them Spice Girls brand new song Headlines has been leaked. It were meant to be released next month but nah. You can listen to it here :

I, Mittins, do not like this song. I said it ! When Ginger talked about how great this song was going to be, why did I believe her?

“It’s a Spice Girls classic,” Geri announced on the televison. “It feels like it’s taking something from the past, you feel that flavour, but then it’s moving on. It’s a big love song.”

“Emma and I initially worked on it with the original writers that we used to collaborate with,” she told the televison, and me. “Then the other girls chipped in later, adding lyrics. It’s magical. I am so proud of it.”

Oh Ginger. You even used the word magical ! I want to cuddle you but then slap you, and then run a bath for you, and then scrunch up my face at you, and then exfoliate my elbows.

“Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)” is this year’s official Children In Need anthem and is released digitally on November 5 and on CD two weeks later. Maybe this song will grow on me, but for now I will bask in the below. Perhaps I was expecting The Spice Girls comeback to be a little something like this.


New Kids on the Block – Tonight

p.s. now I even heard that the music video shoot went bad. who is the bad seed that is turning these once-besties into brawlers?

Mitton x x

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Goodbye My Friend

josie !

Mittins had to farewell a long-time bestie over the weekend.

Josie The Goody spent three weeks in our fair townland, and brought with her all the joys of the world. Now she has returned to Londontown, our townland mourns her departure. As Alyx The Clever commented “the colors of the world don’t seem so bright today.” That is truht Alyx, that is truht. On todays show with special guest Nik The Greek, songs were played of our deep inside feelings. You can listen here but make sure you have a tissue handy !

Rainy Days and Mondays – Wing – Wing Sings the Carpenters

Bye Bye – Sean Price feat. Buckshot – Monkey Barz

You Cant Go Home Again – DJ Shadow – The Private Press

Let’s – Slum Village – Trinity-Past, Present, Future

So This Is Goodbye – Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye

Porchlight – Neko Case & Her Boyfriends – Furnace Room Lullaby

Hop A Plane – Tegan & Sara – The Con

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

Way Out West – Big Star – Radio City

Diamond Sea (live and acoustic) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Get Back pt. II – Hi Tek (feat. Talib Kweli & DCQ) – Hi-Teknology

Come Back Home – Copperpot (feat. KRS One)

Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley – St Elsewhere

Do What You Gotta Do – Nina Simone – Released

I’m Leaving Forever – Voom – Hello, Are You There?

Lonely Comin Down – Dolly Parton – Jolene

Cant Stand Losing – The Police – Outlandos d’Amour

24 Hours from Tulsa – Gene Pitney – Backstage

No Ones Leaving – Janes Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

Dancing in the Storm – Boom Crash Opera – These Here Are Crazy Times

Missing You – John Waite – No Brakes

Please Dont Go Girl – New Kids On The Block

By The Grace of God – Jimmy Barnes – Love & Fear

The Devil Rides Out (remix) – Fantomas – The Directors Cut

Train from Kansas City -Neko Case – The Tigers Have Spoken

Josie – Kris Kristofferson – Border Lord

Storytime – Talks with Sizzle & Nana

Goodbye My Friend (Il Cittadino Si Ribe)- Guido & Mario de Angelis – Beretta 70

Against All Odds – Phil Collins – Against All Odds

I Miss You – David Ruffin – David Ruffin

So Far Away – Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing

Distance Equals Rate Times Time- The Pixies – Trompe Le Monde

My Way Home – Kanye West feat. Common – Late Registration

Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – An Officer and A Gentleman

Goodbye – The Spice Girls – Forever

A big thank you one of my other long-time besties Nana x x Remember to tune in next Monday from 9-11am (Cauldron-Time, check the world clock here) for the next installment of The Magic Cauldron ! Promise it won’t be as glum :/

Mitties x x


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The Gossip R Coming !

the gossip small !

It pleases Mittons to report that The Gossip are scheduled to play in our fair town-land in December of this year. With support from The Hories and The Coolies ! They will also play in Wellington. I bet this is so Helen Clark can see them twice !

Auckland – Sunday 9th December – The Kings Arms.

Wellington – I aint know. Maybe they will play in the Beehive !

You can buy your tickets from Fast & Loose (+64 9 309 9063) or Real Groovy.

I’m so excited I’m going to have to prepare my bladder. In the meantime, here is their new video for ‘Jealous Girls’ the third single from their brilliant album ‘Standing In The Way of Control’.

Jealous Girls by The Gossip. Director Unknown.

To celebrate and mark this occasion, The Magic Cauldron is going to secure an interview with someone. It might be Beth Ditto, or it might be someone that looks like her, if we are forced to not be allowed to speak with or go near Beth Ditto. It all depends on how much we can be goodys and try really hard at succeeding. Fortunately I have a life coach, and Shenanigans has a five o clock shadow, but we will keep everybady informed of our efforts and progress, just to be safe.

Check out The Gossip website here and their MySpace here. Also yay for The Hories ! And The Coolies ! Good choice of bands, chooser of bands !


Mitties x x x


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Subterranean Homesick Mittin


Thursday just passed, Mitties did some time-out at Fleet FM. Away from the boys, away from the gypsies, away from the problems of the world ! You can listen to it here.

Make You Feel That Way – Blackalicious

Subterranean Homesick Alien – Radiohead

No – Threebrain

A Guy is A Guy – Doris Day

That Teenage Feeling – Neko Case

Venus as a Boy – Bjork

Happy Just Bumming Around – Voom

Rawhide – Frankie Laine

Connection – Elastica

Robot Hero – Threebrain

Exit Only – Fugazi

Are You Experienced? – Patti Smith

Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock

My Philosophy – KRS-One

I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd

Walk The Walk, Spit The Spit – Thirstin Howl III

Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On- Hank Locklin

Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley

The Auctioneer – Leroy Van Dyke

99 Problems – Jay-Z

1970 somethin’ – Notorious BIG feat Faith & The Game

Ill Be Your Mirror – Velvet Underground

Love Love Love – Donny Hathaway

The Windmills of Your Mind – Dusty Springfield

Oil – Threebrain

I Get The Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson

Tired of Sex – Weezer

Weeeee ! – Threebrain

mittins is an elf

M i t t i e s x x

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Auckland Is Burning

sky tower

John Banks has become Mayor of our Town.

Somebody Come and Play – Sesame Street

Wide Open Road – Johnny Cash

Bridging the Gap – Nas feat. Olu Dara

Money Changes Everything – Cyndi Lauper

Six Day Walk – Colonel Bagshot

Is There A Ghost – Band of Horses

After Laughter Comes Tears – Wendy Rene

Lean on Me – Beth Orton and Terry Callier

I Can’t Take It – Tegan & Sara

Hold On, Hold On – Neko Case

Everybodys Gone To The Moon – Nina Simone

Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes

Putting On The Ritz

Auckland Is Burning – Die! Die! Die!

White Light, White Heat – The Velvet Underground

I Missed The Bus (remix)- Kriss Kross

Life From The PJs – Black Thought, Ghostface, & The Xecutioners

Cant Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West feat. Young Jeezy

Dont Say Nothing (Valiant Remix) – The Roots

Why You Wanna – T.I.

North American Scum – LCD Soundsystem [kris menace rmx]

Listen to the entire show here ! 

cat is a goody !

Finally, at Fleet we farewelled Cat, a great hugger and smiler and music player ! She is going to other places to learn about music. Thanks for being our friendliest friend !

x x x

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Help The Police


Hahahahaha I gots shown this today by Alyx.

4 more laughs after watching this go to youtube to read the viewer comments.


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