GeneralShibuya kei/J-pop, Neue Deutsche Welle, Krautpop, Northern Electronic, Lascivious Parisienne Pop, Undisco, Wrong Funk, No New Wave, Teenage Death Songs, Electrocock, Glitch Pop, Cyber Pop, Romantics (the New is redundant), Futurists not Retro-Futurists, pirates, dandys, androids and glitteringly evil plastic sex conjured by starry-eyed neon-veined eunuchs.
MusicAlthea & Donna, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Angelica, Annie, Arthur Russell, Bill Cosby, Bing Crosby & David Bowie, Big Brovaz, Bis, Bjork, Black Box Recorder, Bobbi Blake, Boney M, Brigitte Bardot, Busted, Can, Cibo Matto, Cleopatra, Cristina, Crush, Daniel Johnston, David Arvedon, David Hasselhoff, Debbie Gibson, Delia Derbyshire, Denim, Disco, Divine, DJ Brokenwindow, DJ Pied Piper, Donna Summer, Dynasty, El Vez, ELO, Elton Motello, Fannypack, Fat Daddy, The Field Mice, Fox & Wolf, Frances Baskerville: The Singing Psychic, Grabba Grabba Tape, Giorgio Moroder, Girls Aloud, Gravy Train!!!, Helen Love, Help She Can't Swim, Holger Czukay, The Human League, Kenickie, Kevin Blechdom, The KLF, The Knife, Lady Sovereign, Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra, Little Cindy, Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch, Max Tundra, MIA, Miss Pain, Missing Persons, Mochipet, Mohammed Rafi, Momus, Morgan, Morning Musume, Morris Minor & The Majors, Munk & Princess Superstar, Neneh Cherry, New Order, Ninja High School, The Passions, Period Pains, Pizzicato Five, Polysics, Prince, R Kelly, Ramones, Rex The Dog, Robert Mitchum, Robyn, Roger Christian, The Ronettes, Roxanne Shante, Rudolph and Gang, Saint Etienne, Sandy Steel, Serge Gainsbourg, Shampoo, Shirley Temple, Shonen Knife, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Simon Bookish, Smoosh, So Solid Crew, The Space Lady, The Spiders, The Steve Miller Band, Suicide, Sugababes, The Sugarcubes, Takako Minekawa, tatu, Teddybears Sthlm, Teenage Rebellion, Tenchi Muyo, Terrorgruppe Schwarzen, Tiny Tim, Tony Burello, Tubeway Army, Verbalicious, Quintron, The Waitresses, Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Wesley Willis, White Noise, Yoko Ono, Yoko Watanabe
MoviesA Muppets Christmas Carol, Breakdance: The Movie, Castle In The Sky, The Castle Of Cagliostro, The Cat Returns, The Complete Truth About De-Evolution, Gremlins, Head, House Party, Howl's Moving Castle, Interstellar 5555, Labyrinth, Lilya 4-Ever, Metropolis, My Neighbor Totoro, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Nomi Song, Perfect Blue, Porco Rosso, Purple Rain, Princess Mononoke, Return To Oz, Scrooged, Spirited Away, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Trapped In The Closet, Tron, The Wicker Man, The Wizard Of Oz, Xanadu, Yellow Submarine
Books45, Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, David Boring, Eightball, Ghost World, How To Be An Artist, Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron, The Manual, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth, Netocracy, Nufonia Must Fall, Phonogram, Rip It Up And Start Again, Songs In The Key Of Z, Words and Music
HeroesAfrika Bambaata, Alberto Camerini, Alexander Bard, Alizee, Alvin Dahl, Andrew Eldritch, Asha Bohsle, Bill Drummond, Bingo Gazingo, BJ Snowden, Celeste, Sir Clive Sinclair, Daniel Clowes, Daniel Johnston, Daphne, David Byrne, David Lynch, Delia Derbyshire, Dickon Edwards, Divine, Donna Air, Doraemon, Einar, Florian Schneider, Frances Baskerville, Gary Numan, Giorgio Moroder, Hayao Miyazaki, Irwin Chusid, Ivan Shaporolov, Jack Mudurian, Jan Svankmajer, Jamie Hewlett, Jeff Koons, Jem, Jimmy Corrigan, Joe Meek, John Waters, Johnny X, Karen Carpenter, Kate Bush, Keigo Oyamada, Kid, Kieron Gillen, Kim Fowley, Klaus Nomi, The Lady In The Radiator, The Laughing Gnome, Laura Palmer, Lawrence, Lee Hazlewood, Leonard Nimoy, Malcolm McLaren, Martin Degville, Miquita Oliver, Momus, Mylene Farmer, Nancy Sinatra, Paul Morley, Peter Robinson, Phil Spector, Prince, Ralf Hutter, Raymond Scott, Richard X, Robert Moog, Serge Gainsbourg, Shadow Morton, The Space Lady, Simon Amstell, Tiny Tim, Totoro, Trevor Horn, Van Dyke Parks, Wendy Carlos, Wesley Willis, William Shatner, Yoko Ono
- Aug 28, 2008 4:42 AM i have a new blog
- Jan 25, 2008 4:29 PM John Darnielle’s Master Of Reality - a free sampler
- Jan 5, 2008 3:02 PM WANTED: BANDMATES
- Dec 31, 2007 7:06 PM DOMESTIC ABUSE POP
- Nov 29, 2007 5:41 PM HADOUKEN!
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About me:Unpop. Weird Pop. Pop gone wrong. Beautifully errored Pop with a glitch in its component parts. From post-Nazi polysexual alien kabuki robots to lesbian teen runaway lovers fleeing the Lilya 4-Ever dystopia of dead-Communist Russia. A gorgeous parade of heroes and villains, misfits and mis-shapes marginalised by an industry where every little star is slung back on the production line and pulped into homogenic pop putty, ready to be remoulded into more Wills and Gareths. Even Kylie, Pop’s own ass-wielding hologram redeemer, could only cheat her fate at the cold hands of Nick Cave, a rock and a pool, gloriously reincarnating herself forever as a typeface (German Bold Italic). Unpop is soundbite slogan shorthand for a kind of Outsider Pop. It’s a badge, a clubhouse, a heterotopia – the name of a better time and place, a world that never quite existed, except perhaps in Leiji Matsumoto’s head and Dickon Edwards’ hair. In Unpop Klaus Nomi and Jobriath were never slain by AIDS before their rightful thrones were cruelly snatched away by metteur en scene’s, in Unpop Gary Numan *did* die in that plane crash and thankfully never got to hear Nine Inch Nails. Why Pop? Because it’s the only genuinely rootless music. The only music that actively abhors atavism and all the fake guitar-smashing that goes with it. It’s the only music that thinks starjumps are fucking cool. Every so often a ‘what-the-fuck??’ solar flare of weirdness erupts from its cold, controlled landscape. These chancers are the Unpop avatars. Some of them were visionaries, most just dared to be wrong in a world where wrongness (unstraightness, ungreyness, uniqueness) is sent to the showers and the charity shop bargain bins. Some of them had Number 1’s. Most had their flame pissed out before that ‘difficult’ second single. They *all* desperately, heroically, wanted to be wanted. Unpop is NOT about kitsch, it’s about finding style, sensitivity and intelligence in the uncoolest of all musics. All Pop, All Style.
Who I'd like to meet:The above blurb was an introductory manifesto to Unpop - a DJ night which ran at the Penthouse in Brighton from 2003 to 2006. Unpop was never meant to be a DJ night. Unpop was meant to be a book. Maybe one day we'll get round to it. Until then you can read David's writing on the subject of weird pop music in publications such as The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Metal Hammer (honestly), Plan B, Loose Lips Sink Ships, "NC" magazine, and, of course, on this myspace blog. We are available to play records no one else could ever love, day and night.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Occupation: Journalist/ex-DJ night/abstract concept