Friday, January 2, 2009

- Post Festive Season Chillout #12: 2002

2002: it feels like yesterday, doesn't it? Well, it does when you're my age and have been in the same job since then. The slow but steady collapse of capitalism began when the United States Department of Justice announced it was going to pursue a criminal investigation of those bastards at Enron. HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom popped her clogs at the spritely age of 156, Russia started beating the shit out of Chechnya and in Bali, terrorists detonated bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, killing 202 and wounding over 300. Worst of all though was that the Eurovision Song Contest still hadn't been outlawed, Latvia trouncing allcomers with this effort...

Marija Naumova's 'I wanna'

For those other than I who are starting to feel their age, draw inspiration from Michael Jordan's almost last stand, as in this year he became the oldest man, at 38, to score more than 50 points in a game:

That man really could bounce a ball

I think I'm right in thinking that the whole fifty was broadcast on Boxing Day (although I wait for you tell me otherwise). This wasn't one of my favourite fifties although it did contain this track from one of my favourite bands:

A phenomenal video for this year's joint #27

To listen to this festive extravaganza, you can do so by clicking here. I'll try and complete all the 50s in the next few days, I promise.


entrailicus said...

The Festive Fifty of 2002

1. Saloon - Girls Are The New Boys
2. Cinerama - Quick, Before It Melts
3. Miss Black America - Talk Hard
4. Nina Nastasia - Ugly Face
5. Antihero - Rolling Stones T-Shirt
6. M.A.S.S - Hey Gravity
7. Laura Cantrell - Too Late For Tonight
8. Pinhole - So Over You
9. Mark Smith v Safe & Sound - Identify The Beat
=. Ballboy - All The Records On The Radio Are Shite
11. Miss Black America - Miss Black America
=. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Bang
13. Cinerama - Careless
14. Half Man Half Biscuit - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Is The Light Of An Oncoming
= White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
16. Low - In The Drugs
17. Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana
18. Low - Canada
19. Coin-Op - Democracies
=. Belle And Sebastian - You Don’t Send Me
21. Datsuns - In Love
22. Fall - Susan v Youthclub
23. Jeffrey Lewis - The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song
24. Ballboy - Where Do The Nights Of Sleep Go (When They Do Not Come To Me)
=. Cornershop - Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform
26. Saloon - Have You Seen The Light?
27. White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
=. Cranebuilders - Your Song
29. Delgados - Mr Blue Sky
30. Bearsuit - Drinkink
=. Ladytron - Seventeen
=. Boom Bip & Dose One - Mannequin Hand Trapdoor
=. Von Bondies - It Came From Japan
34. Wire - 99.9
35. Mclusky - Alan Is A Cowboy Killer
=. Low - (That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace
37. Antihero - You Got Nothing
=. Half Man Half Biscuit - Breaking News
39. Cinerama - Cat Girl Tights
=. Mclusky - To Hell With Good Intentions
41. Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
=. Interpol - Obstacle 1
43. Melys - So Good
44. Delgados - Coming In From The Cold
=. Miss Black America - Infinite Chinese Box
46. Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Celebrate Your Mother
47. D4 - Get Loose
48. Mum - Green Grass Of Tunnel
49. Aphrodisiacs - This Is A Campaign
50. Dawn Parade - The Hole In My Heart

So It Goes said...

Hey Adamski, did you forget my vastly improved seven part rip? The one you mention is Real Audio at 32 kbps. Here's mine, just for reference:
Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, and Part Seven.

entrailicus said...

Much better, even I didn't have those files in my collection.

vex said...

"Fell in Love with a Girl" is a great song.

It was one of the few from around that time that made me do a figurative double-take the first time I heard it. I think I almost crashed my car.

Thanks for posting the cool video.

Oh, and Happy New Year!

entrailicus said...

Happy new year to you too!

Blue Koyote said...

More great posts. Thanks to you both.

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