I am alive – just been horribly busy finishing off the ‘best music show on tv’ (according to a journalist from The Guardian and The Telegraph today – Pick of the Day if you must know). First airing of the second series of From the Basement starts TONIGHT at 22:00!! Set those topboxes to record. If you are in the UK please tune in to Sky Arts tonight and even if you haven’t got Sky you can receive Sky Arts on Virgin cable too I believe – how good is that?
Sky Arts 1 – channel 256 Sky Arts 2 – channel 257 Sky Arts HD – channel 258
Also on Virgin Media: Sky Arts 1 – on channel 284 and Sky Arts 2 – on channel 285
If you are in the US then I am afraid you have to wait until January to watch it all on IFC. And if you haven’t got a telly you can check out our fab new Youtube channel here.
Here are the times and the running order: 3 Dec Gnarls Barkley, Sparks, The Kills 10 Dec My Morning Jacket, The Fall, White Denim 17 Dec Iggy and The Stooges, CSS and Shortwave Set 24 Dec Radiohead, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes 31 Dec The Raconteurs, Seasick Steve, Band of Horses 7 Jan Queens of the Stone Age, Terry Callier and Mercury Rev
More championing wifflings from Sky Arts here and my lovely and clever friend Mof here
Here’s a picture of me looking tired and saggy and Iggy looking away from my chest/charmingly bored!