Archive for October, 2009


Ok even the biggest fans of Davey’s YouTube channel probably passed this one by. So here’s a clip from one of my favourite kids show, The Slammer, no doubt even American immigrant children love this thing, so Hol should’ve spotted it in no time. Surely?

Right. A gothy band partially miming on a kid’s reality fame show. What’s the big deal?

The Crimea – Understand (Demo).mp3

And before you ask, I did check. Bety Curse – Girl With Yellow Hair. ITunes ID3 tag info. Composer: Davey MacManus, Megan Burns & Steve Ludwin.

Fuck me, Davey, you’re semi-famous. Again. Here’s the official vid. Oh boy, this is gonna keep me going for days. Holly, you gotta see this shit. Now where’s your e-mail…

Oh Jesus I really was the last to know wasn’t I? Trust Contact Music to know what they’re doing. Now, how many other of Davey’s songs have been covered by lavishly promoted pop groups?


And there was me thinking 2009 would go by without a peep.


I do remember them being at SXSW with a nice singy lady sometime… though it was last year… apparently it was March this year. And they popped over for a session at KEXP. And they taped it. And here it is:

Last Plane Out Of Saigon. The evolution of Forgotten and something else I’ve, erm… forgotten. Beautiful track.

Summer. The evolution of, Summer. Which I had a demo of in… 200…and… 4? 3? Dear god I feel old.

How To Make You Laugh. Nearly makes you cry.

Good to see the band again. And to see them in a guise oh so close to that of the original Crocketts 20th Century Vikings. Even if only one member of whom is still about. Although I hear Rich had kids and got married or something silly… Anyways. Next up, Davey goes solo. Moves back to Ireland, becomes a celebrated author. Life in reverse. Oh wait there’s more…

You know I shouldn’t go on about the damn Crocketts… So here’s everyone’s favourite ex-Crimea member. If there’s a being on the planet that can play Baby Boom better, Julz’d just find a way to outdo them anyway.

ohhhhhhhh I just saw the epicest thing… ok new post time.