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The Budgies

Post by Martijn » Tue Sep 09, 2008 09:26

There was no Budgies topic on this forum. That was a wee tiny little bit sad, wasn't it? They have a new album out. With more bonus tracks than regular tracks. Yay!
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Post by crystalball » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:23

That song 'I Love You (So What Should I Do?)' off the album is the cutest thing that's ever existed. I'm totally obsessed with it.

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Post by Pop Kid » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:56

It's really sad they don't play together anymore - I think we could persuade Kajsa to play one last time for Spiral Scratch.

I'm really glad this album came out - it seems like so long ago that I heard 'Friends in Literature' and when Nixon, Happy Birthdays, The Tidy Ups and Funday Mornings were the only bands that really mattered to me. So I like getting nostalgic for those times even though it wasn't even 5 years ago.

The album is great, about 20 songs and it's all over in a flash.

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Tue Sep 09, 2008 14:45

I, too, remember a time when Nixon and the Tidy-Ups were all that mattered to me... aaaah. And the joy of discovering Ian and realising that he actually cared about Nixon too. It was a bit of a miracle.

Anyway, this is a Budgies thread, isn't it? So I'd better say something about them. Like this: The Budgies are nice. I like them. Although I can't think of anything else to say about them just now.
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Re: The Budgies

Post by gofelt » Tue Sep 09, 2008 16:06

DimitraDaisy wrote:I, too, remember a time when Nixon and the Tidy-Ups were all that mattered to me... aaaah. And the joy of discovering Ian and realising that he actually cared about Nixon too. It was a bit of a miracle.

Anyway, this is a Budgies thread, isn't it? So I'd better say something about them. Like this: The Budgies are nice. I like them. Although I can't think of anything else to say about them just now.
Oh Dimitra, don't tell me that Roger doesn't matter to you anymore-I still remember his fantastic interview for The Friends of the Heroes! you can't help but love him and his music (either as Nixon or his other pop projects free loan investments, happy birthdays or the garlands). With his beautiful and unassuming stories of unrequited love he's my pop hero and I believe for you guys (looking at Dimitra and Ian) as well!! And don't get me started about his taste on lovely v-neck jumpers- a proper pop fashion icon :-)) Wait a few months and he will be back with a surprise ep ;-P

Dimitra- at last, your cd is ready! I'll put it in the post tomorrow.
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Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Tue Sep 09, 2008 16:53

Calm down Christos dear. I do still like Nixon (just perhaps not exactly as much as I used to, which is only fair, because I do need to have space in my head for other things you know). And I like Free Loan Investments and the Garlands too. I even almost like Cloetta Paris. And I did sing my heart out when Roger played in Athens, as you might have noticed on the video. So all is well with the world... :p

Thanks ever so much for the cd. I'm off to reply to your other message now!
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Post by Roque » Wed Sep 10, 2008 22:35

I uploaded this years ago... if you haven't seen it you should! It's great!
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Post by Martijn » Thu Sep 11, 2008 09:12

Heehee! It is! It is! Thanks for posting that. :)

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Post by The Boy and the Cloud » Thu Sep 11, 2008 17:20

nostalgia, yes.

if you like the budgies you should check out gottfrid's songs - he still records as g.o.o.f. and we've got him playing with POBPAH this month!
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kajsa, apart from being in a smile and a ribbon, is now also in strawberry fair.

and henrik, who occasionally moonlights with a smile and a ribbon as untutored trumpet player, has an electronic project called sweden japan foundation and is one half of just-for-fun duo louie & clark
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the bass player left the band, and does nought. (as far as i know)
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Post by everard » Tue Sep 16, 2008 19:48

hadn't even heard about the garlands or cloetta paris til i read this thread! have been revisiting nixon a lot recently, one of my favourite bands, glad roger is still making music.

discography question: i have the 'only ugly people smoke' cd (blackbean); 'november 1985' cd (strings of nashville); 'crazy sexy cool' cd-r (popkonst) & the 'snow day' cd-r (popkonst). did anything come out after that?

was a bit of a headfuck a couple of years ago reading about hot new swedish performer sally shapiro then realising her second 12" was a nixon cover!

budgies also v.good.

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Tue Sep 16, 2008 22:27

Isn't there a Nixon thread somewhere? Shall we rename this the Budgies / Nixon thread? It seems appropriate :)
everard wrote:discography question: i have the 'only ugly people smoke' cd (blackbean); 'november 1985' cd (strings of nashville); 'crazy sexy cool' cd-r (popkonst) & the 'snow day' cd-r (popkonst). did anything come out after that?
Nope, there isn't. There seems to be one (1) new song on a Cloudberry compilation, and that's it. I've just found out that he wrote a song for Sally Shapiro too. I need to research that further.
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Post by everard » Tue Sep 16, 2008 23:11

DimitraDaisy wrote: I've just found out that he wrote a song for Sally Shapiro too. I need to research that further.
thanks for the tip-off. looks like, in addition to "anorak christmas", the north american release of sally shapiro's 'disco romance' album adds a cover of "[s]he keeps me alive" and a song called "jackie jackie (spend this winter with me)" that roger wrote for her.

thanks for the cloudberry info too, i've ordered the issue of bottlerocket that has the nixon song.

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