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Friday, March 24th, 2006

Subject:TV Appearance!
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:8:21 pm.
Jodi will be on Rockwiz tomorrow night. She's performing Hieronymus.

From the SBS website:

09:15 pm ENTERTAINMENT - ROCKWIZ
This is Australia's most unique game show. Tonight's special guests,
Jodie Phillis and Kim Salmon will join host Julia Zemiro, resident
rock brain Brian Nankervis, and the superbly talented RocKwiz Orkestra
to play four fast rounds of Q & A with four rock trivia heads drawn
from the nightly audience. Guest's expertise (or lack thereof) will be
tested in four categories that will test general rock knowledge, the
ability to pick a riff played by the Orkestra, and their knowledge in
a specialist field. The final round known as The Furious Five is the
last fast round of questions. (An SBS production, in English) CC WS
SMS Alert Code: 6472

Confirmed here.
Comments: 5 fantastic tears -dive.

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Subject:Clouds Update
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:1:00 pm.
Trish emailed me again today. This is their new website.

They'll be having an EP launch in Melbourne on Saturday 3rd December, and in Sydney on Friday 16th December.

Woohoo, I know for absolutely certain now that that first email wasn't a hoax. Yay me!
Comments: 6 fantastic tears -dive.

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Subject:Updates!! Yay!!
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:4:47 pm.
Our community is newly pretty & I insist you go & have a look at it!
Comments: dive.

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Subject:Name the Song
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:6:06 pm.
I give you a line or two, you tell me the song's name. For bonus points, name the album/ep it came out on. For triple bonus points, name all members of the band at the time the song was recorded.



"Leaves a trail of blue and black up to you fighting back"

"How does it feel to be at the wheel of a killing machine"

"When you told me the big news I felt so lonely but my friends were amused"

"If I snuck up from behind put my hands over your eyes would you let me have my way"

"I don't care where we're going just so long as you're here with me"
Comments: 2 fantastic tears -dive.

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Subject:Songs
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:2:15 am.
Apparently we are no longer wired for sound at the yahoo group.

So if you want a song, ask nicely & give me an email addy to send to.

Much love,

Taf
Comments: dive.

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Subject:Clouds Triple Play of the Week
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:12:08 pm.
Track: See You're Leaving
Album: Octopus
Why I chose it: Mellow,moody. Lounge music with a melodic fun rock chorus. A fun, chirpy melody that belies the lyrics.

Track: Bower of Bliss
Album: Thunderhead
Why I chose it: My perennial favourite. Grungy, strong guitars with a heart-thumping bass line. And it's all about vaginas. What more could you ask for in a song?

Track: 4pm
EP: Loot
Why I chose it: Once again, chirpy instrumentals belie the lyrics. It is worth listening to for the lovely wooden percussion section. And of course, Jodi & Trish are in perfect harmony as usual.

Listen to them here.
Comments: dive.

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Subject:Goals, Aspirations - head in the Clouds....
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:12:15 am.
Mood: amused.
Okay, so I finally admitted my big Clouds geek thing to my partner the other day - I want to be able to recreate the 'Favourites' album cover one day. As of this weekend past, that takes it down to 10 albums/EPs/LPs left to go.

My most recent aquisitions are Aquamarine & Octopus - Aquamarine being the most recent. Even though I have every song on the album already, it was worth the $4 just to get hold of the US version of Loud.

Octopus, of course, cost me $10 and was worth it if only for See You're Leaving.

So far I have Loot, Penny Century, Thunderhead, Aquamarine, Octopus, Futura and Favourites (including Pretty Greens).

I'm itching to get my hands on the US released albums, but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyone else up for a brag? What have you guys got? (no rips, originals only. ;))

Taf
Comments: dive.

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Subject:Clouds Triple Play of the Week #4
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:5:33 pm.
Mood: exhausted.
Track: Senseless Acts
Album: Here Now / Down From The Sky
Why I chose it: Strong drums, with Jodi's angelic vocals leading into a strong duet chorus. Jodi and Trish's signature harmonies are amazing.

Track: Expecting
Album: Thunderhead
Why I chose it: The lovely percussion section, it's all you need really. The lyrics lull you into a blissful awareness. Expecting is like walking around the Queen Street Mall half-stoned at four in the morning.

Track: The Edge
Album: Futura
Why I chose it: Once again, Jodi and Trish have perfect harmony. With its fantastically strong bass line, The Edge sets your heart thumping.

Upload it here
Comments: dive.

Saturday, August 21st, 2004

Subject:Clouds Triple Play of the Week #3
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:3:16 am.
Mood: cranky.
Track: Domino
Album: Thunderhead
Why I chose it: Smooth sexy vocals, thrumming melodics and very
sappy lyrics. It's a love song like no other.

Track: Red Serenade
Album: Thunderhead
Why I chose it: A bitter, acerbic, twisted, masochistic lyrical dive
into hedonism.

Track: Kathy
Album: Thunderhead
Why I chose it: The amazing guitars. A bittersweet lyrical
realisation. It's a nice conclusion to a week of 'Thunderhead'
tracks for Triple Play of the week.

For more information.
Comments: 2 fantastic tears -dive.

Saturday, August 14th, 2004

Subject:What to buy, what to buy...
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:1:50 am.
Mood: jovial.
If you're having trouble tracking down that elusive Clouds album, I keep an updated list of Ebay listings at Never Say Forever, The Clouds' Y! group.

I regularly update it, so keep an eye out if the album you're after isn't there.

The listing also links directly to the appropriate page of stores that are known to stock Clouds albums, such as Chaos Music and Oz Music Online.

If you know of anything I've missed or have Clouds stuff for sale, please let me know about it.


Taf
Comments: dive.

Subject:Triple Play of the Week
Posted by:caira.
Time:1:19 am.
(Every week, over at the Yahoo! Group, we dig up three old Clouds songs and review them... for those of you who don't like Yahoo! or are just new, here's this week's crop...

Track: 'Fantastic Tear'
On: Penny Century

Why: "Whinge rock", Robyn called it. And, dammit, she's right. The lyrics are sarcastic self-pity any teenage wannabe-Goth would kill themselves to be able to write this well --- and don't we all wish more of them would? In fairness, there was rather a lot of that going around back in '91, no thanks to a certain bunch of Seattleite longhairs, and this particular example, with its simple guitar line and resigned background voices seems to be more durable than most of its contemporaries. (Insert your own gun safety joke here.)

Track: 'Heartless'
On: Loot, Pre-Raphaelite

Why: The drumline, creeping up on you, faux-Oriental guitars that actually work, the eerie, perfectly fitting lyrics... This song has a twisted romance to it, the equivalent of the intriguing person in the café next to you who you can't resist starting a conversation with, even though you know it'll end badly down the track. Raise a glass to the band, before things turn bad.

Track: 'Shiva'
On: Futura

Why: Because it slowly sucks you into its own little world and doesn't ever really let you out. Because other Clouds songs promise rain, and 'Shiva' gives you the whole damn flood, from the first rumbles you hear upriver to when your unrecognisable corpse gets dumped a hundred miles away down the plains. Because if you listen to it often enough, it'll stay in your head even when the radio is blaring Titney, a virtue which cannot be understated.

For more info, check out the Yahoo! group...
Comments: dive.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004

Subject:The beginning of my addiction.
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:12:56 am.
Mood: sore.
I was first introduced to the clouds back in 1996 by my then boyfriend, Cameron. Right from the beginning I loved their sound. For one thing, it's great for sitting around drawing comics to.

When I'm cooking I like to listen to Cinnamon, although it's far from my favourite track.

I like 4pm's bitterness so much I tried to copy it with my own pitiful attempts at songwriting.

Overall, my favourite album insofar as general listenability is Thunderhead. It's the most cohesive, going from friendly, to horny to sappy to otherworldly in a smooth progression.

So much for an innovative, exciting first (or second if Caira's beaten me to the punch) post. ;)
Comments: dive.

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