Monthly Archives: January 2005

Nineties Indie Pop Redux: Birdland

Nearly 14 years ago, was a fan of a bubblepunk group called Birdland. Even saw them play at a club called the Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona. Perhaps one of the worst shows ever, the all-blonde British quartet threw a hissy fit and walked off stage after a few songs.

Nevertheless, still enjoys Birdland’s self-titled debut, one of the better 10 cent cds on Amazon. Birdland did nothing after this cd, and to this day are somewhat of an early nineties-music inside joke amongst music snobs. Nevertheless, some label in the UK decided to release a remastered Birdland anthology called “Paradise” (pictured above) in late 2004.

For our money, Birdland did have one great song. Download Birdland: “Shoot You Down”.

Buy Birdland’s debut album here.

Interested in Birdland rarities? Neither is But they do exist – you can read about them here.

Dave Navarro: time to check presents Dave Navarro’s iTunes playlist – where he confuses the ex-Mrs Cobain of Hole with the early-nineties band “Courtney Love” from Olympia, Washington (K Records).

A common mistake? They sound nothing alike! Even Navarro says “Nice to hear Courtney doing something different in this artsy, acoustic jam.”

Sadly, there are gonna be some confused Hole fans as well on iTunes.

Trivia: The Olympia “Courtney Love” has long been rumoured to be the basis for the well-known Courtney Love’s namesake, as she lived in the Pacific Northwest at the time of the Olympia band’s inception.

By the way, Dave, I got some totally psychedelic Nirvana tracks for you to check out!

Prince Harry: sweet swastika, bro!

Harry says sorry for Nazi costume

A spokeswoman said:” Prince Harry has apologised for any offence or embarrassment he has caused.

“He realises it was a poor choice of costume”

The picture was taken at the weekend at a friend’s birthday party in Wiltshire, which had the fancy dress theme “colonial and native”.

Royals gone wild! Would thought we would see the day when royalty makes Paris Hilton look classy by comparision…

God slacks off, builds sloppy Saturn moon

Looks like The Man Upstairs threw down a bad welding job on this one…

The Cassini spacecraft’s flyby of Saturn’s moon Iapetus has revealed a bizarre geological feature in its images: a bulging ridge at its equator.

Mission scientists have started to release detailed images of the moon’s surface, which is sharply divided into a bright half and a dark half.

The ridge is around 13km (8 miles) high in some places – taller than Mount Everest, the tallest peak on Earth.