it's almost unbearable. two to two-and-a-half hours at room temperature; the glistening blackcurrant masterpiece mocks me from the corner.
so instead i thought i'd write in this blog for some things you might have missed. after all, it has been a while.
ben vs  radio: the return
yes, they let me back on the podcast back in november, and another 75-ish minutes of music is available for download right here:
actually i can't even remember if i was invited to go back to  radio and host another shambles, or whether i just demanded that it happen in the manner of Mariah Carey, but i have indeed succeeded in worming my way onto another podcast. this time, i press play on my mp3 player in honour of such greats as Pavement, Harvey Danger, Biffy and Skee-Lo. yes, Skee-Lo. it's not like 5'10 is the ideal height, kids.
more free mp3s from the summer's split EP!
as part of an ongoing drive which will see a new free mp3 every month from now until the album's release next year, after i recently made 'Friendly Fire' available from the Exclamation At Asterisk Hash EP for free, messrs Lockey and Thief are following suit with a track each from the very same record. okay okay, so perhaps it's because we just sent them out to various music blogs, but it wouldn't make sense to not offer them to you here. alors:
Ben Marwood - Friendly Fire
Jim Lockey - The Boat Song (EP Version)
Oxygen Thief - Too Many Trees
Exclamation At Asterisk Hash is still available and an ideal price to be on all your christmas lists, though i forget what price it actually is. which is weird, because i priced it. Amazon says £4.98!
it's also available digitally, if you're hip and with the times. and why wouldn't you be? it's better than the Mail.
finally, on the topic of Oxygen Thief and Jim Lockey
i found myself wandering the wastelands of the internet the other night, as part of an ongoing drive to utterly fail at sleeping, and stumbled across the tour videos from the summer. if you get a moment late one night and you're similarly bored, my favourite two by miles are here:
Day 8 (Leeds to Newcastle):
Day 9 (Newcastle to Huddersfield):
i love them both (and kev) more than words at the end of a blog can express.