Thursday, 30 December 2010
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Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Review of Solferino in Music News Scotland, issue 64Read the review here
“Solferino is an album full of short punchy and artistically performed songs. Arranged and performed with oomph and enthusiasm this could just be the album of the summer.”
Monday, 27 September 2010
With Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland
Lisbon – Tagus cruise – Gulbenkian Museum -
Palacio de Fronteira – British Ambassador -
Belém – Pasteis de Nata - National Gallery -
Queluz – Sintra – Cabo de Roca – Casceis
Clube de Fado
Monday, 20 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Played the old Caley cinema in Edinburgh 17.8.10 Powerful and moving , the real deal.
Dinger-beat, guitar, bass, electronica performing from Neu!, Harmonia and Rother back catalogue and new live stuff. Opened with Hallogallo, then Silberstreif, included Immer Wieder, Watussi, Dino( I think).
Thanks very much to Ian Clark for the treat.
Michael Rother and Friends – Silberstreif.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to play Dancing Mice. I really like the CD. If you wouldn't mind, I would very much appreciate it if you could send some more music my way.
Thanks also for listening to the show. It's nice to know there are people out there interested in what I play. I like exposing my local community (and by virtue of the internet, the world) to unusual and
I assume you already have the station's address? You can just send to my attention. Let me know.
WCBN 88.3 FM Ann Arbor Michigan
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
And top 40 in NC
Monday, 9 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Been playing a song a week off the album you sent me. Im just wondering if you could make a short mp3 of yourselves so i could play it before i play a track, something simple such as' Hi were dancing mice, and you can hear tracks off our new album, solferino, exclusivly on Jonathan's 1-2 show on 104.5 Community Voice FM'
Here it is.
As soon as you inform them that you are getting work done on chimneys which involves scaffolding, they REMOVE the accidental cover. You would never guess that from this, in the policy booklet:
Change in circumstances
• work is going to be done on your home which
is not routine repair, maintenance or decoration;
We may re-assess your cover and premiums when
we are told about changes in your circumstances.
If you do not tell us about changes, the wrong
terms may be quoted, a claim might be rejected or
payment could be reduced. In some circumstances
your policy might be invalid.
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Hi Dancing Meeces,
Thanks for sending your new CD 'Solferino' to me (if you didn't then maybe it was your label?).
Anyway I'll be playing a track from it on my show Pull the Plug this Thursday (4pm - Resonance 104.4FM - http://resonancefm.com/ )
Haven't decided which track to play yet...
A man of taste.
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Dancing Mice: Solferino
A couple of years ago I was handed this band's curious yet beguiling previous LP - 'Eroded.' Having re-read my thoughts on that offering (www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9417) I can - for once - recall exactly what I liked about it. What is also clear is why I subsequently came to find it somewhat frustrating. It's not that it was a difficult listen, so much as that it resolutely refused to yield those mind-embedding highlights which distinguish truly great music. I still think of it as an album I ought to have loved, but one which became something I merely liked a lot.
Why am I dredging over old ground? Mainly, I fear, because the band's latest offering does so itself. Sure - there are a couple of new tricks added to the armory. The appearance of some female vocals doesn't go amiss ('Always On Our Own,') spoken word samples add interest ('Agenda For Change') whilst beguiling middle-eastern rhythms push the tempo along on the eight minute Crusade-inspired epic 'Jerusalem's Home.' Meanwhile, the off-kilter Tango structure of 'Poison' presumably informs the ballroom cover art. On the whole, however, it's left to the swirling retro sound of the organ to define the gloom-psych sound.
Once again I can see myself giving this disc a prolonged opportunity to prove itself as a 'grower,' but find it difficult to say how kind I - or posterity in general - will be. Too many of the tracks ('Death Makes You Feel Like A Man,' 'Watching Waters Rise,' 'Gone Girl' etc.) sound so similar to favoured tracks from 'Eroded' that judgement is likely to be similar, i.e. slightly equivocal. Having said that, the musicianship is unimpeachable and a considered listen to 'Solferino' is far from being three quarters of an hour wasted. I shall continue to follow future output from the Dancing Mice with considerable interest.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
On 2nd August 2010, Edinburgh’s Dancing Mice return once more on their irregular orbit with an iridescent collection of new songs called ‘Solferino’. Solferino: a colour, a battle and a soup. The songs are short, punchy and evocative, and reasonably well performed. The packaging is arty. The production is, for want of a better word, "better" than their last collection ‘Eroded’ which nevertheless was unexpectedly popular in the Ukraine. Eurovision here we come.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh 19/5/10
Setlist: Death Makes You Feel Like A Man, (We Were) Always On Our Own, Watching Waters Rise, Agenda For Change, Talking To Herself Again, It's Abnormal, Gone Girl, Blue Screen, Selling The Party.
Sound: Leonora.Not so good at first ( sorry Leonora), but good at the end, and the audience appreciated the moderate volume level.
Reception: Lots of smiles and applause. Good crowd rapport. About 120 people, lots of CDs and badges distributed. DM begin to rule the world.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Sarah Boyack came round the houses last night canvassing for Labour. She blamed all the tram - problems on the SNP/Lib-Dem council, she said that 2014 estimate for completion was optimistic, and that stopping the line at Haymarket "must be" being considered. She admitted to being one of the original tram enthusiasts/instigators, and said if they had the chance to do it all again they would, but differently, making a RIE-WGH route first with perhaps a spur to Leith. She said that the cost of stopping it now would be greater than the cost of going on with it, so they had no choice but to struggle on, such were the costs of the contracts. Thanks be to Labour.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
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Thursday, 8 April 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
How many codes you have - 1
Product and package size and type - Coca Cola 500ml
Color (sic) of the cap - Red
Where you bought it (name and address ...if you have it) - Margiotta's, Dundas St Edinburgh
The production code from the neck of the bottle -Jun 10 A ?? u25EM11011?? – illegible
The code(s) – 38R8NLCJH228
Thanking you in anticipation
And the consequence was 9 points in CokeZone. I was hoping for a new VAIO
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
THE TRO LEAFLET
I have looked at the TRO leaflet and there is an error in the Map for Section 2, Constitution St. to Leith Walk. Both the Balfour Street and Springfield junctions are shown as allowing right turn into Leith Walk. I gather from the larger more detailed plans that only Springfield will be allowed; Balfour Street will have a tram stop blocking egress. This should be corrected, otherwise you are giving very misleading information to the public.
Are you going to change the leaflet?
BUS ROUTES IN LEITH WALK
I would like you to tell me the planned changes to bus routes on Leith Walk. At the show-and -tell evening in St Mary's Cathedral I was told that the routes 10, 22 and 25 were to go.
I am concerned by the use of the term "Integrated". My fear is that Leith Walk bus routes become interrupted, meaning that passengers will have to get off a bus, on to a tram to get up or down Leith Walk, then back on a bus. Can you reassure me that this is not the case.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
The Ark, Edinburgh 18/2/10
Setlist: Death Makes You Feel Like A Man, The g Factor, Dungeness, Happy Ending, Agenda For Change, Watching Waters Rise, Alpha Uniform, It's Abnormal, Selling The Party.
Sound: Tom. Found it difficult to balance the stringed and electronic instruments, new to the DM sound but did his best. Drums and bass low on stage, made Alpha Uniform particularly tricky but it came off well.
Reception: Some dancing, warm applause. Happy Ending described as "joyful". Surprise appearance of Ian's dad (80) . Unusually, Tom the soundman was enraptured and wants to collaborate with us. We will see.