The Pipettes

The Pipettes album is out Monday July 17, and I can’t wait!

This release has been much heralded across the blogs, and I can’t actually post any tracks from it here. What i can recommned, though, is that people check the following websites to hear a little more about the Pipettes. Obviously; remember, that mp3s are frequenty just posted for promotional purposes, and if you download: SUPPORT THE ARTISTS INVOLVED!

like flies on sherbert has some acoustic tracks by the band.

The Torture Garden has some b-sides by the band. Certainly I HAVE to admire band who put out two 7″s for their songs. If you’re gonna multi-format, do it on vinyl, dammit!

Also at myspace/gwenno Gwenno from the band has two mighty fine tracks of her to download. Definitely point your browser here as well. These are great!

What you need to do now is go and buy the album if you like it. You could go here or go and support your local independent record store.

Blogging…the adventure continues

What I probably should have put in my post yesterday is that one thing you would almost certainly be able to track would be my attempts to learn how to Blog.

I’m still working out how to put things like links and mp3s etc.. up here so be patient.

May I suggest that while I try and work out how to get certain links on here you look at some of the following blogs:

Spoilt Victorian Child

Dance To The Sun

Silence Is A Rhythm Too

Indie mp3 – Keeping C86 Alive!

An Idiots Guide To Dreaming

The Number One Songs In Heaven

Badminton Stamps

I Am Fuel, You Are Friends

Another Form of Relief

Hello…and welcome

Hello to whoever is reading this. You’ve almost certainly been given this url by me – or someone who knows me, welcome anyway!

FAQ (or questions you might ask)
Q. Why ’17seconds’?
A.1. 17 seconds is the name of The Cure’s second album and The Cure are my favourite band of all time (alright, so The Cure’s second album was Seventeen Seconds, not 17 seconds- but if you’re going to come on my blog and split hairs, you can go away).
A.2. I once ran a club night called ‘Seventeen Seconds.’ If I ever have time, I may just do it again.
A.3. It’s my blog.
A.4. …Why not?

Q. What is 17 Seconds a blog about? The Cure?
A. It might be. If I chose to post on The Cure. It’s fair to say: it will probably largely be about music. Other things that might be covered include: Films, books, politics, education, rants, cats and dogs, football and recipes. (Those last two are unlikely, by the way).

Q. You said this would be a blog about music! I can’t find any music on here!
A. Because this is my first blogging post, and I am still figuring out how to do it. Wait.

Q. Do you wear Lederhosen?
A. I’m an Englishman living in Scotland. If I wore a kilt, people might assume I was an American tourist.