Haste’s Place

Drippy iPods

Kinda funky iPod Nano covers from Belkin

Belkin iPod covers

Manowar interview – cringe factor: off the charts

Oh god, I can’t stand Manowar.

They have made a couple of amazing tunes but really they are the worst band ever in my books.

I don’t think I’ve cringed so much watching an interview in years. Remember that these guys must be nearing or in their 40s at this time…

Real Life – Send Me An Angel

I don’t know anything about these guys, except that this tune is a killer.

Big cameo by Chewbacca in this one

De Ryus – Grass Ain’t Greener (MJ Cole Remix)

De Ryus, from what I can remember where a Swedish or Danish boy band (why is there nothing on Wikipedia about them?). The original track was fairly uninspiring when I heard it but MJ Cole’s remix was a stunner. Back in 1999 he could really do no wrong and there was a new classic out from him every week, it seemed. Anyway, this is a lesser known one, although still a bit tune. Enjoy…

Edit: turns out that I was totally wrong. De Ryus is a British singer/songwriter. I have no idea why I thought it was a boy band. It’s possible I was thinking of BBMak who got the Artful Dodger remix treatment at around the same time, but they’re English!

Note: this always makes me giggle as it sounds like it’s saying “ah, ah boobies”.

Yeah, yeah, I’ll grow up one day

Alphaville – Sounds Like A Melody

Alphaville, probably best known for Forever Young, a tune that gained a bit more popularity from being on the soundtrack to Napoleon Dynamite and also had a wickedly crap happy hardcore remix (what didn’t?), were totally awesome. Germans did the whole 80s electronic thing pretty perfectly and this track is one of my favs from the era.

I found out the name of this tune in a strip club in Budapest. The “basement bar” at the hotel turned out to be full of manky looking women getting semi-naked and attempting to sell their services to anyone who’d listen. The DJ in the corner put this tune on, which I remembered from pop charts many moons ago, so I had to go and ask what it was called. I then left. Swiftly.

Anyway, I digress…

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