Sunday, April 22, 2012

A second helping, anyone?

Good morning friends,

a quiet Sunday morning in the Sexyloser household is a rare thing indeed, but I'm having one more or less right now: Little Loser is playing in his room whilst Mrs Loser is downstairs. So I thought I'd check me mails and also see what the usual suspects have posted last night. Nothing much worth downloadable though.Then I thought, why not listen to a record in the background and I went for one I hadn't heard for ages: some Blancmange 'Best Of' - compilation. I mean, I have one or two regular albums of theirs plus a few singles as well, but this one was the one I picked and it is a good listen throughout, especially the quieter tunes. A perfect soundtrack to go along with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and sweet nothingness ...

Then I thought why not share those with all the three readers Sexyloser has? So, quickly ripped from the - rather worn - LP mentioned above, 'Second Helpings' on London Records, here's to you:

Blancmange - 'Waves' ('83) (mp3)

Blancmange - 'I've Seen The Word' ('82) (mp3)

The strange bangs you might ot might not hear throughtout the latter tune actually derive from Little Loser constantly crawling fron my desk onto the left speaker and jumping down on the bottom during the rip: the quiet Sunday is now over, all too soon I'm afraid. Oh boy ....

Hope you enjoy yours though!



Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Things I very much liked indeed ... back in 2003!!" ... Pt. 3

Greetings bothers and sisters,

I do hope you are enjoying your few days off. Nothing much new to tell you today, I am enjoying myself as much as possible, spending time with Little Loser and feel pretty good altogether.

I hope you're still with me in this 2003 - thingy, if you are: today we have all-female stuff ... and why not?

First a band which impresses me mightily with every single song they put out and believe me that your life is incomplete if you have not listened to their entire back catalogue: The Detroit Cobras. Normally being more dedicated to 60's soul/Rock n' Roll, I found a cover of theirs which is a bit different to what they usually do:

Secondly a belter of a 12" from Belgium, if memory serves this topped Peel's Festive 50 in 2003. Again perhaps not the kind of stuff you would usually expect to find here on Sexyloser, but there you are: simply great and I won't get tired to listen to this until I retire:

Now, top entertainment for you today, isn't it?

Enjoy the rest of your Easter break, there's more to come soon!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Summer's here, kids: so get yourself a shirt!

Hello there,

quite a while ago I was asked by a chap called Craig to mention his t-shirt mailorder on Sexyloser, he, in his turn, promised to send me a free shirt in return. I thought, well, why not, although Craig seems to overestimate the influence this blog has on people and, also, even more importantly perhaps, the number of readers it has. But I obliged, being a polite kind of bloke, and indeed not very much later Craig sent me a very nice Sonic Youth shirt for free: I still wear it with pride, Craig!

But now Craig came back to me and - believe it or not - this is what he had to say:

">> Well I've started my own blog, mostly inspired by your own, where I ramble
>> incoherently about music and stuff to no one at all. I think the most
>> visits in a day was seven, and they seemed to be searching for Coldplay
>> bracelets. :)"

Who would ever have thought that Sexyloser is even some sort of inspiration for anyone?! Not me, that's for sure! So Craig, I'm really lost for words and I do hope you manage to do better than me with your blog!

Have a look at it, people:

Craig's t-shirt mailorder can be found here (lots of good stuff there!):



Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Things I very much liked indeed ... back in 2003!!" ... Pt. 2

Hello to you all,

as promised here comes the second part of my little review of what was oustandingly good back in 2003 ... at least in my humble opinion ("I don't give two fucks about your review ...", I hear you shout, but come on, all in all the songs are not that bad, are they?).

Ain't got much time today to write as much silly nonsense as usual as I'm at work currently and my colleague has headed off to Thailand today for nearly one month, which means I gotta do all her freaking work by and large! Even worse, the other colleague will have all of next week off as well, means I'll be really fucked up!

So, without any further ado, another two tunes, and really good ones as well, I would think:

I know this is rather ashaming, but I only heard Marley's original version of this after I heard the above. Mainly this is because I was never that much into reggae ... Ska, Rocksteady: yes, of course. Reggae: nah, rather not. But it is of course a mighty tune, well worth listening to.

Next up an original from Sweden, and don't you think this bloke sounds very much like Joe Strummer at times? Astonishing indeed, so much so that upon first hearing this I really thought this must be something out of Joe's back catalogue which previously hadn't been released:

A summer hit in Sweden in 2003 as it turned out after rather a lot of airplay: and rightly so!

Hope you enjoyed today's little bit, folks: would be nice if you could leave a comment!

See ya soon,


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Things I very much liked indeed ... back in 2003!!" ... Pt. 1

Morning Ladies,

I must confess I'm rather running out of bright ideas, as you might be able to tell. Therefore I decided to continue the series, albeit with a different year, one before 2004: 2003 in fact. I found tons of great stuff in my 2003 - folder, that's why you'll get not one but two tunes with each post around the Easter Bankholidays. Take it as my present for Easter for you, if you like ... you'll get nothing else apart from that!

I know a lot of you think that Springsteen is mightier than God, I, personally, never gave a fuck about any of the stuff he did in all those years. The same is true for Tom Waits, by the way. But 2003 saw two awesome releases, both of which were cover versions of Spingsteen - tunes. I really don't say this too often, but in this case I am convinced that they are (far) better than the originals. But judge by yourself and let me know what you think, okay?

First we have this, from Ballboy out of sunny Scotland, from their third full-length release, 'The Sash My Father Wore And Other Stories' on SL Records: an album which is good throughout and I cannot recommend it enough:

Next up come Electrelane, who, as far as I know, are still existant (since 1998, mind you!). I don't know all too much about them alas, but the songs I do know are very good indeed. This is but one of them, from the flipside of their 2003 'On Parade' - 7" on Too Pure:

Not too bad, this, ey? Come on, I mean, just compare the songs to the originals when being performed by this long-haired twerp with this ludicrous towel around his head, grinning foolishly and you simply have to agree, right?

More stuff from 2003 to come fairly soon, perhaps even already tomorrow if you are nice to mummy!