Monday, 24 August 2009

He's not Dead!? Let's Sing!

I can't remember when and where I got told it, but I thought Bobby McFerrin shot himself after recording Don't Worry Be Happy. I think I even heard it in a film after I had been told.

Apparently this isn't true and he is alive and well talking at international science festivals. I was seriously impressed with what I saw. Sing along with him it makes it more fun.

P.s. If anyone knows why I thought he was dead, or if I've confused it with something else please reply in the comment box

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Wild thing, I think I love you

Latest Where The Wild Things Are trailer unveiled - Uprock excitement guage now reads 'Hysterical'.

Looking well worth the long wait.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Hey Uprock you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Uprock!

Or so says Ip1 Magazine...
Not that we care much for publicity.

Monday, 3 August 2009

T-Shirt news 3 - Whitey

Sometimes the only message you need to give out is I'm fresh and clean. A regular white is all you need to do this. You can get shirts like this most places but if you're looking for a good deal you should look up Bubbles down in Hamsterdam, he'll hook you up.

The Wire is a favorite for all at Uprock (that have watched it). I've just started season four where I was expecting more of the same good quality but instead it's gone from great to greater. 

Music response

It's always nice when people come up to us when we're DJing - whether it's for a chat, to say hi or to ask about a record we've played during the night. We like to consider ourselves approachable.

Anyway, this post was prompted by the above happening pretty much every time we've played Half Full Glass of Wine by Australian band Tame Impala.

The change of pace at the beginning...the authentic throwback sound...the bass...THAT riff...all make it a record that's impossible to ignore.

Anyway, in case you were wondering, that's what it's called, and here's how it sounds:

Another track people were asking about at UPROCK on Saturday was also by Tame Impala, who follow up Half Full Glass of Wine with a cover of Blueboy's Remember Me.

Remember that? It will no doubt divide opinion and may even get compared to Kula Shaka, but it sounded fresh turned up loud on Saturday.