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Monday, 28 September 2009

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

awesome > super

please never make me a necklace out of cheese and meat.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

awesome pals in "getting high at festivals" shocker

David Dana and Joe Haho caught in the act...




(Reading and Fell Foot Sound festivals respectively)

Friday, 21 August 2009

"we touch all the time, so why not be the best at it"

so, it is apparent that some of britain's sexiest vegetarians are Awesome Pals. (it's official)
Whilst we are not all beef-dodgers, we do love animals. They're awesome and we would encourage you to be the most awesome pal to your pets you could possibly be.

informative broadcast no.1.
"A MAJOR WHISKER WATCH ALERT IS IN EFFECT HERE"

Thursday, 13 August 2009

OH, HELLO!

Hello there,
Since this post is a little short, why not kill more time by heading over to where, as of today, you can download a session track that we did in Maida Vale earlier this Summer. There are also some tour dates for next week, y'know?

Thursday, 6 August 2009

favours for sailors vs neds atomic dustbin

I was listening to Favours for Sailors today, and I think I've worked out why they split up. They couldn't find their Rat!



I'm right aren't I?

Monday, 3 August 2009

Sunday, 2 August 2009

No posts for a month!?

Here's a gem (semi thanks to shutupbands.com for reminding me)





Saturday, 27 June 2009

Love you, Mr Jefferson

Mr Kerr.

This man has it all;
1. Faith in christ, our saviour
2. His name looks like a rude word.

http://www.myspace.com/waynekerrband

Doug x

Friday, 26 June 2009

A.P. PRESENTS SUMMER TRENDZ




CYCLE ONE:




FIERCE-O-RAMA


(model; "World's Sexiest Bass-Playing-Reformed-Vegetarian-from-North-Wales" D. H. Adams)

Friday, 19 June 2009

THEY WOZ ROBBED


This guy is the "World's Sexiest Vegetarian"
Commisserations go out to Gareth, David and Calum.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I'm joining this band

http://leeds.gumtree.com/leeds/33/40251033.html

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Thursday, 28 May 2009

The last ever episode of ER was really very good.

It was on More4 tonight. Who is your favourite character from ER? Your favourite guest character?

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

TAKE MY WISDOM, JUST LET ME KEEP MY TEETH




After a dreary morning at the dentist I have realised that the answer to the question;

"do you want pain relief before this?"

should ALWAYS be "YES"

and NOT "do I really need it?"


So as the dull thud of my wisdom teeth betraying me lumbers on in my gums, I have decided to shun sunshine and fall upon the crutch of the internet.
(Jeez, this toothache really brings out my inner emotional hardcore doesn't it?)

So I have invented a fun new game to sail me through this moment of tooth.

The game is called AWESOME PALS WHERE'S WALLY.
(or AWESOME PALLS WHERE'S WALDO for our transatlantic chums)

Here's an easy one to start you off-

AWESOME PALS BAND; Los Campesinos!
LOCATION; Vancouver, BC, Canada
WALLY; Gareth LC!



Will try and take some more challenging A.P.W.W. shots over the next few weeks. And you can too innit. Interactyl.


And if my little traitor wisdom teeth really do have to be evicted from the big Harkin mouth, I plan to read this to prepare for the gore:



laters
kx

Friday, 22 May 2009

VOTING TIME

Now. We all know that us Awesome Pals are hot stuff.
Sizzling hot.
Let's revert back to the olden days of chauvinism and let's vote for who is the cutest vegetarian out of these Awesome Pals.
I can feel that a lot of chest puffing is about to happen...

VOTE HERE

So who will it be?



?



?

OR...



?

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

SOCCER SIX!!!!

'A host of celebs will be donning there boots to raise money for the Samaritans, when the greatest celebrity football tournanment in the world returns to Chelsea FC! Stars include, Danny Dyer, JLS, The View, The Hooisers, NDUBZ, Tamer Hassan, MTV's Ricky and Melvin, DJ Spoony, Brandon Block, Babyshambles, Carl Barat, Justin Hawkins, Soccer AM, Blue, Omid Djali, The Inbetweeners boys, stars from Waterloo Road, Shameless, Skins, Britannia High, and many more... tickets £12 adults £10 Juniors £30 VIP'

Awesome Pals FC next year, yeh?
Who's in?

G

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Top Six Evaporators Song Titles




1. Sasquatch and Me Ate Berries For Free

2. I Say That On Purpose to Bug You

3. Crispy Space Bacon.

4. Barney Rubble is My Double,

5. I Feel Like A Fat Frustrated Fuck

6. Addicted to Cheese


The Evaporators; Half Empty Halls
(complete with authentic bored merch girls)



BOOM! I think I'm an awesome pal now. (this is my first post here, o hai)
katie x

Monday, 4 May 2009

SPEND £1 AND GET A FANTASTIC MUSIC COMPILATION

If you head over to http://www.tentracks.co.uk/channel/teenage-lust/teenage-lust-april-09 you will find a fantastic compilation, curated by a wee thing I'm involved with called Teenage Lust. It's ONLY A QUID for TEN TRACKS in DRM-FREE, HIGH QUALITY MP3 format, with FANTASTIC EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK by the fantastic Paul Rafferty of the Hot Club de Paris.

It features some fantastic songs courtesy of a bunch of Awesome Pals! ...
This is the tracklisting;

1. HOT CLUB DE PARIS - EXTRA TIME THEN SUDDEN DEATH (EXCLUSIVELY WRITTEN AND RECORDED FOR COMPILATION)
2. LOVE OF EVERYTHING - BIRDS, ICE CREAM AND WHALES (BOBBY BURG OF JOAN OF ARC / MAKE BELIEVE / CHIN UP CHIN UP)
3. CALORIES - DRUGGED
4. JONQUIL - PARASOL
5. COPY HAHO - TO BALANCE A DIET (UNRELEASED)
6. JESUS H.FOXX - TRYING TO BE GOOD
7. PENNINES - BILLIE JEANS
8. TEXT ADVENTURE - BOOBOOK (DAVID ROY OF DANANANANAYKROYD)
9. CRIMESSS - YESSE YOUNG (FEAT. MEMBERS OF LOS CAMPESINOS!, ATTACK+DEFEND, PICTURE BOOKS IN WINTER)
10. VACATIONS - HASSLE WITH REAL (NEW PROJECT FROM CHIN UP CHIN UP MEMBERS)

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Had an Awesome Pals-centric weekend

Conversed with representatives of Dananananaykroyd, Favours For Sailors, Hot Club de Paris and Sky Larkin. LUV U GUYZ! x

Friday, 24 April 2009

good times my friend, good times

Hi,

Currently making dreams into reality - checking facebook on the motorway!!

Makes me a bit wistful for times like this...


Dutch Uncles - Making Flippy Floppy (with Calum dananananaykroyd) from Land Wolf on Vimeo.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

last eff em

What have we been listening to this week?

1 Field Music 51
2 Mika Miko 44
3 The Smiths 39
4 Maps & Atlases 35
5 No Age 26
6 Dutch Uncles 26
7 Orange Juice 25
8 Sonic Youth 22
9 Fucked Up 18
10 Telepathe 18

HELLO to Awesome Pals Copy Haho who go on tour from today - go see them

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

job required


awesome pals...
would i look fetching as a welder? i'd get to wear a bandana...

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Hot Club's new direction is awesome!

http://www.myspace.com/hotclubofcowtown

I never knew you went on tour with Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan either...

http://www.hotclubofcowtown.com/Photos


Check out the Willie Nelson dog!...unless that is actually Willie Nelson.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

date this man

Hi

I'm an intelligent, handsome and virile man in my late 30s. I have a very high sperm count and am completely disease and drugs free.

If you would like it, I would be delighted to make you pregnant. I have done this before and can guarantee it will take no more that three months (if you are fertile of course)

There is no responsibility involved on either side. I help you get pregnant and that is the last you see of me.

The perk for me is that we do it the traditional way - ie we make love during your fertile time each month.

Interested?

(thebestthingaboutgumtree.blogspot.com)

just played the penultimate date of our US tour

with those awesome pals Los Campesisnos, to a hilariously small crowd in sacramento. Good Mexican food though and South Park is on the tv. GUESS WHAT FUCKING EPISODE.
("you remember I told you about my medicinal suppository?").
Anyway, it's been rad, we did this the other night, then went to an indie strip club.



Who wants to come to see us play at koko? fucking madness.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

I GOT SUMFIN 2 SAY.

It's been nothing short of a fantastic pleasure touring with two Awesome Pals bands: Favours For Sailors and Dutch Uncles. I'm sure the horrible pictures will turn out 'great', and I'm hoping until I fucking die that the amazing video of Sped 'eating' pasta turns up online, because the world needs to know these things. SOOOO basically, BIG SLAPPY BACK TIME, thanks you guys for touring with us, it was unbelievably fun. And if I never hear from The Wookiee Group or whatever, I'll start my own rap battle.

I'm going to mention this in passing, but I did a remix of Sky Larkin's 'Keepsakes' and it's apparently the b-side of their upcoming single, the fucking awesome 'Antibodies'. I'M PROUD OF MYSELF!

See you when I eventually get home, guys!

Monday, 6 April 2009

XBOX LIVE

Hey Everyone! (you should go buy that tomorrow, btw)

Is anyone that contributes to/reads this blog on XBOX live? If so, reply with yr gamertags, yo!

I'm 'RICHARDFSCOTT'

Post-Texas post.

Oi Oi.
As has most likely already been documented everywhere, SXSW was sweet. Totally sweet. Still haven't got my camera developed but expect Facebook tags soon.

So the Dananananaykroyd record is out TODAY. Hope tonights release show is fun.
Get involved.

We go on tour next week with Grammatics and Pulled Apart By Horses. Get involved with that too.

x

Sunday, 5 April 2009

FREESTYLIN'

MC CRABBY CRAB AND BEATMASTER SPED FREESTYLING IN NEWCASTLE

Friday, 3 April 2009

In Aberdeen tomorrow night?

Then you should come to this!

Teenage Lust Easter Social Poster

FUCKING AWESOME PALS ON TOUR

We are NOW ON TOUR with Dutch Uncles and Favours For Sailors, who we ran into on the roads out of London, which culminated in passing a jam-filled croissant between moving vans and John cleaning their windscreen for them from the comfort of his chair. ALL IN ALL, RAD!

We played London last night and it was incredible, so I feel like we're a real band now. It's pretty scary. Oh noes I have to taek it srsly!!

ALSO, IF YOU READ THIS FROM THE INTERNET SERVICE IN LIVERPOOL, KOROVA (THE VENUE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYING) HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN BY SOMEONE FOR SOME REASON.
THE "AWESOME PALS" TOUR WILL BE INSTEAD HITTING UP THE STATIC GALLERY. IF THAT'S WHAT IT'S CALLED. SPREAD A WORD!

Okaaaaaaaay.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

50 guitars visit hawaii

This morning i stopped in at the salvation army and picked up a record by Tommy Garrett, it's called '50 Guitars Visit Hawaii'. I can't stop listening to it! Naturally, i went on a slide guitar youtube binge this evening and found, amongst a lot of bluesy crap, this...



I'm not sure how interested or impressed anyone will be with this video, but i thought it warranted sharing on the off chance one of you think it's as amazing as i do! Expect all copy haho songs from this day forward to feature hawaiian-style slide guitar.

Bloody good,
Joe

Sunday, 29 March 2009

AWESOME PALS SWAPMEET!

In the van, just getting into cardiff, feels weird that Los Campesinos aren't here, but at least we got to see some other awesome pals last night.

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Our tour is pretty good, the Texas -> Hull shock was scary, but now we're in Wales, and it's sunny! Wish you were here

Thursday, 26 March 2009

the epitome of awesome



i wish these were around when i was younger

you can view more here :: http://tinyurl.com/c6m77w

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Stood up.

Duncan and I were kinda supposed to have an Awesome Pals date tonight. Only, I'd not checked my phone to see if he'd replied to my offer. He had. I didn't know! I got a train back up to Aberdeen and got a sad sounding text message saying 'where are you!?' A short, sad story.

BABY ARMADILLO

Yeah so SXSW was great, but one major disappointment was not seeing one of these. I hear they're rife in Texas. Major prehistoric cuteness alert!


The Most Important News Article This Week



I trust everyone has lolled about this already?




Turns out he wasn't the first to derive humor from drawing a penis, can you spot the hidden Phallic image in this one?



The one below is rather terrifying, and if it's drawn from real life then the model should perhaps go into porn or become a sideshow attraction

But these all pale in comparison to the original "not to scale" penis drawings modelled here by Doug of Larkin Fame and Neil of Campesinos Fame from back in the day.  
(Note the careful detail and artistic ingenuity which went into the drawings)



last eff emm

what has everyone been listening to this week then?

1 Stricken City 37
2 Mika Miko 32
3 No Age 26
4 Sky Larkin 22
5 Dirty Projectors 19
6 Sleeping States 18
7 Frankmusik 18
8 The Invisible 16
9 Les Savy Fav 16
10 Abe Vigoda 15

Monday, 23 March 2009

YES!

daily motion are showing ALL of 'high school record' from midday on 27th march till 10am on 2nd april.
YES!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

our awesome pals Sky Larkin at SXSW!!


sky larkin - Beeline (at sxsw) from Land Wolf on Vimeo.

Sorry Nestor, you're blocked out for a bunch of this.

We're all a bit mopey about having to leave texas tomorrow, but we've set ourselves challenges to take our minds off it - drink up all the beer / root beer / american cream soda, since we don't have room in our bags.

I'm having a really hard time

deciding which era of Dexy's Midnight Runners I like best.

THE SISTERHOOD

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. AND HER.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Ouch By Ouch Ouch

I have injuries from walking too much. The shame.... oh.. the shame... cry.

We played our last sxsw gig today. I ate too much mexican food beforehand and kind of flubbed around the stage like a sweaty bag of whales before rolling off in a hurry to catch Maps & Atlases (who were incredible). So far this has been the best week. I'm going to post lots of pictures soon, some of which are boss aces. Bumped into "Harkin Sky Larkin Harkin Harkin" during a secret Dinosaur Jr show, which was the most "Awesome Pals" moment of the week so far. Speaking of which, Calum and I walked for a good couple of miles to try and find some pizzeria Sky Larkin were playing at, but gave up after it became apparent that we were both idiots without functioning brains that can remember things. VEGGIE HOTDOG made up for it a little. Got stopped in the street by a man bearing free sunglasses who said we were this year's Los Campesinos, whatever that means. Radio sesh tomorrow and then it's GOODBYE SXSWXW!! X!W

Thursday, 19 March 2009

This evening, I haven't been able to stop listening to this song.

FRUITLESSNESS

POST FOR POST'S SAKE:

Al and I went to Runcorn today. Have any of you ever been there? It's a bit like being in 1995.

Cheap 7"s:

Birdhouse In Your Soul, Don't Believe the Hype and She's On It.

I suspect a disgruntled girlfriend sold a cool kid's records to the junk shop. They had many guns for sale but no midi keyboards, which was the purpose of our visit.

My body is properly done-off.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sorry to get all serious, but...

I'm sure some of you will be aware of the recent issue concerning The Sunday Express and an article written about the survivors of Dunblane.

Graham Linehan (of Father Ted / Black Books fame) has written a great article on the matter on his website, which can be found here;


If you could take the time to read the above, maybe even sign the petition as detailed in the article, and pass it on to your friends, it'd be appreciated. Never has a piece of writing angered me as much as the article in The Sunday Express.

AWESOME PALS UNITE

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

I've never been to America before.

This place is fucking awesome.

SLARKIN/ROMASSI! Will we just see you guys around or shall we dine on the fine wine of life at a prescribed location?

cxx

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Monday, 16 March 2009

US!

We should do some kind of 'Awesome Pals' package tour thing some time.

WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICS, FRIENDS!>?!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

NU WAVE BAR MITZVAH

This video sums up my expectations of SXSW.



1 the teenage pursuit of fun
2 bad jokes
3 DEVO
4 playing a gig to just one old woman

No SJP though!

PS I promise there'll be less texas talk on here quite soon

What's everyone been listening to this week, eh?

Courtesy of last.fm

1.Marnie Stern / 41 plays 
2.Wipers / 35 plays
3.Fucked Up / 30 plays
4.Favours For Sailors / 29 plays
5.William Basinski / 28 plays
6.Bruce Springsteen / 22 plays
7.Blank Dogs / 21 plays
8.Guided By Voices / 20 plays (Hey! I listened to 'Bee Thousand' for the 1st time in ages!)
9.The Go-Betweens / 20 plays
10.Arthur Russell / 19 plays

The only essential party in Austin

Saturday, 14 March 2009

All of you going to SXSW:

First off, and most importantly, I really, really hate you.

Second, you should totally go to some of Todd P's day parties. Last year Me and Neil spent most of our time there getting drunk and sunburnt and stalking Mika Miko. The shows are really great because they're totally free and you don't need wristbands to get in, and there are no age restrictions so you get to see ten year old kids freaking out to John Maus or something. This year it looks like Micachu and Telepathe and Vivian Girls and Casiotone and HEALTH and Abe Vigoda and Finally Punk and OHMYGODIAMSODEPRESSEDANDGOINGTOGOKILLMYSELFNOWYOUBASTARDS.

INFO: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2009/03/todd_p_announce.php
EDIT: Ms. B's is at the top end of the big street that everything's on. Walk past the garage and under the bridge, then turn left after a couple of hundred yards and you're there.

SXSW

Having been away with Tomassi recently I hadn't actually had time for the notion that we're actually going to America to settle in yet. I think I've been more worried about missing out on a lot of SXSW by only being 20 and the apparently heavily enforced 21+ nature of the event.

HOWEVER. Having just had a chance to go through the line-up properly I've realised that basically everyone I want to go see (including other members of the Awesome Pals!!) are all doing all ages shows that don't conflict with when we're playing. Now the genuine sense of excitement has settled in and it feels amazing.

SPOTIF... huh?

Imagine my surprise hearing a disgustingly American music advert for a band called THE SCRIPT (as awful as you might think) sandwiched between 'Sweet Adeline' and 'Tomorrow Tomorrow' from the XO album by Elliott Smith! Imagine it! I almost papped my kecks out rotten. Terrifying and unnecessary. What does everyone think of Spotify? I can only find half of the stuff I want to hear and the rest of the stuff I want to hear is sitting in my music folder anyway. But, for playlist purposes, this is quite annoying. Can you mix early Sebadoh and Rocket From The Crypt with The Shangri-Las and Baden Powell? Not really. It's sort of like finding an old mouldy bag of tapes in your loft, plucking ten out at random and trying to make the most kick ass mixtape ever. Sort of. Not really.

Speaking of which, there's an Elliott Smith film playing on Pitchfork.tv this week. I love him and his silly little boo hoo crying songs! LOVE HIM.

Arnold schwarzenegger and Britney!

Friday, 13 March 2009


I was just in the bagel shop down the road from out hotel and met Larry David. LOOK.

I just cleared my recent google searches

they included:

"the move at the end of the karate kid"
"tranny time"
"rob rydon glasgow"
"arthritis vision loss"
"jumpin jack flash"
"kir royale"

..what?



JBJ DANANAN x

STOP THIS MAN!!!

I know this is a video of Scouting For Girls, but...

Watch the first five seconds of this. Eamon Holmes interrupts whatever her name is in the most pointless/weirdest/funniest way I can imagine. He also looks very drunk.







Richard

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The LOL of it all [2]

A COUPLE OF WILD AND CRAZY GUYS!

The LOL of it all

A COUPLE OF WILD AND CRAZY GUYS!

bruises



courtesy of corsica / fucked up saturday fun times

we are awesome pals

and we are hilariously strong in number!
THANKS PALS!

CLAP THE DUG


http://www.motionportrait.com/about/TIdog.swf

The best thing on the internet.

I'd like to make copy haho's first post about the best thing on the internet. The best thing on the internet is the Wikipedia entry for Richard Blackwood:


It's incredibly tragic. My favourite parts are where he claims to be 'good friends' with Will Smith - the man he copied so fucking much, and his critical AND commercial failure in general.


Richard

O HEY GEYZ



2nd from the left is my fav

What it means to be part of the awesome pals


According to Google Images...

SXSW SENSATIONS!

I'm doing all my RSVPing for all the damn parties in Texas. I think I'm already drunk.

It's like scrolling through a list of mediocrity then going HOLY SHIT MIKA MIKO oh god who are these country bands HOLY SHIT DEVO!?!?!? whatever who the hell is 'blues hammer' HOLY SHIT LOS CAMPESI~ OH WAIT

ALLIANCE OF MUSIC COMBINE!

AWESOME PALS is a great place to look at words.

SO YEAH: THE HOT NEWS OF THE WEEK IS SOUTH BY SOUTHERN WINGNUT

I can't wait to get to SXSW because I feel we have a pretty good chance of making some amazing new friends, as well as making Glasvegas fans want to cry tears all down themselves (and not in a good, 'Daddy's Gone' sort of way, i mean a proper, earth-shuddering stop-hitting-me-you-bad-boy sort of way). I think it might literally explode into a thousand sounds of fun onstage. Here's hoping. We will give it our best shot (((We might be too drunk))) LOOK OUT STEVE AUSTIN! I am also dead excited to see various bands perform for my own little ears (Mika Miko, Maps & Atlases, Women etc.) including fellow AWESOME PALS Sky Larkin. I am really sad that fellow AWESOME PALS Johnny Foreigner and Los Campesinos aren't going, as Gareth points out below. That would have just made it perfecto. Maybe next time we can hire a bus yeah?

I don't eat meat, so I think i may perish. GOODBYE.

DAVID FROM DANANANANAYKROYD x

vvvvvvvegan food.

I wish I was vegan.

re: mmmmmeat

We went to that restaurant with Jo_Fo last year, for Ellen's birthday. My stomach couldn't really take it. They bring the meat around to the tables, and it looks kind of like this.

WHY AREN'T WE GOING TO SXSW!?! THIS IS LITERALLY THE WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO US!!

mmmmeat

some of us are going to Austin where some of us will get to eat lots of meat.
YUMM

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Hello, internet.

Hi.

This is the internet-based weblog of a collection of bands.
We all like each other and wish to make things a little more personable.
Feel free to join in! This alliance is inclusive!

Lots of Laughs,
Calum xxxx