Archive for July, 2009

In memoriam

As you’ll be well aware from today’s newspaper headlines, one of the true greats, a man who dominated the 80s and still had a major impact in the 90s, as well as leaving an indelible mark on football, has left us all. We here at ILB want to pay tribute. Read more…

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Does NME journalist James McMahon want to blap the shit out of his new boss?

July 30, 2009 1 comment

friend zone

We took a stab in the dark at Phil Hebblethwaite being the next editor of the NME a few weeks ago, solely because we had a string of Google search hits for this site reading “phil hebblethwaite new nme editor” and we thought we’d chance our arm. So it’s probably safe to say we’re not the RP Ratings of the music industry game, probably more likely the Templegate, being as Krissi Murison is now taking the helms at IPC “Towers”. Read more…

In celebration of the CMS operatives at

michael jackson this is it

Totally stoked for this gig you guys, hope I can get a ticket from the touts.

Dan Hancox memorial post

July 29, 2009 5 comments

the night chicago died
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Well, he’s not dead yet, obviously, but anyone who’s been following Dan Hancox’s heartbreaking series of blog posts on CommentIsFree detailing his battle with stomach cancer will be aware his time on this planet is limited. We at ILB have been touched by this, and threw the Batsignal up to find someone who could replace him. Society, whether or not it realises it or not, needs a prissy, cossetted, privately-educated Oxbridge ponce writing about urban music, otherwise certain… “undesirable” members of society might start demanding to be allowed to write about the music that, you know, they actually created and maintained for the past 70 years. ILB is now proud to present to you Louis: a legit, 3k a term education, graduate of Oxbridge, 100% dyed-in-the-wool posh kid. He will now be reviewing hip-hop, R&B, whateverthefuck that shit is that’s on Channel U these days, and other genres on this site in the upcoming future. Here he is on some of the latest bloghype rap tracks. Take it away, Lil’ Louis: Read more…

Vote now and choose ILB’s new Carpentieri

July 27, 2009 3 comments

We’re talking about the art of the square-go. Read more…

Post-midnight Youtube filler: Dave Van Ronk – The Outcaste

We usually copypasta a dumb comment from underneath the original Youtube clip here, but not this time, because a) said video has less than 400 views and only one comment and b) this song really is so fantastic that I don’t want to draw attention away from it with zings. Read more…

Make your mouthpiece obese like Della Reese

July 25, 2009 1 comment

fat boys crushin

I think most connisseurs of ILB would peg “A Brief History of Vandalism To MP3 Blogger Wikis” as one of the high points of this blog to date, and, really, any excuse to update it is gonna be eagerly pounced upon by us. Read more…