Losing My Badge #7

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #7, we love you!

(Lomo gallery by Lucio)

We owe you a drink, people!

Thanks to Tender Forever, to Ele and to Mark for their sweet words.
Cheers, mates!


 Losing My Badge #7


Towards LMB #7

 Losing My Badge #7

Playlist highlights
April 2006

Amida - It Started In Naples
Assembly Now - It's Magnetic
Bugo - Che Lavoro Fai (Amari remix)
Carnifull Trio - Kissinger
Cars Can Be Blue - I Used To Think
Cut - Sweet Words
Hemstad - Sommar i Göteborg
Human Television - In Front Of The House
Laakso - High Drama
Le Sport - It's Not The End Of The World (Vapnet remix)
Local Boys - To Please Myself
Morrissey - You Have Killed Me
Most Valuable Players - Stockholm Doesn't Belong To Me (Remix By Viktor Sjöberg)
New Rules For The Boat - You're Out
Pelle Carlberg - Bastards Don't Blush
Settlefish - The Boy and The Light
The Bank Holidays - Tread Easy
The Boyfriends - Remember
The Embassy - Information
The Holloways - Fuck Ups
The Ian Fays - The Disco Song
The Radio Dept. - The Worst Taste In Music (Flow Flux Clan remix)
The Research - The Way You Used To Smile
The Sounds - Tony The Beat (Brooklyn Fire rmx)
White Rose Movement - Deborah Carne


  Losing My Badge #6

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #6, we love you!

(Lomo gallery by Lucio)


Waiting for spring
Thanks to Filippo for the Postcard Records logo.

Playlist highlights - March 2006
Arturo Compagnoni
"The Glasgow School - Scottish Springtime"

BMX Bandits – Disco Girl
The Delgados – Under Canvas Under Wraps
Fire Engines – Candy Skin
Orange Juice – Falling and Laughing
Josef K – Sorry for Laughing
The Loft – Up the Hill and Down the Slope
Primal Scream – Velocity Girl
Teenage Fanclub – Starsign
The Vaselines – Son of a Gun
The Pastels – Truck Train Tractor
The Shop Assistants - I Don't Want to Be Friends With You

Playlist highlights - March 2006
Enzo Baruffaldi

Derelict Carillon - Gift From Paris
Belle And Sebastian - We Are The Sleepyheads
Good Shoes - Small Town Girl
Sugababes - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Lucknow Pact - Dowlands (Haze remix)
The Elephants - Ann
The Tamborines - Looking Glass House
Party Ben - Hung Up On Soul
Javelins - Four Letter Word
Annemarie - Apple
The Smittens - Tell Al Green
The Salty Pirates - The Couple On The Bus
D.H. Lawrence - You Only Dance For Yourself


  Losing My Badge #6 - Saturday, March 18th 2006


Stars & Stripes

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #5, we love you!

(Lomo gallery by Lucio)

Last month Losing My Badge was in the press (part 2)

1) XL Magazine, n.6, pag.99 (thanks to FdL, even if Shout Out Louds almost stole the show from us...)

2) Rumore, n.169, pag.20 (thanks to A. Girolami: he wrote the word "blog" for the very last time in his life - and thanks to Paola for the funny picture)


 Losing My Badge #5

Playlist highlights - Febraury 2006
Enzo Baruffaldi

Irene - Stardust
Get Him Eat Him - Exposure
The Revelations - You're The Loser
Umlaut - First Song
Calvin Johnson - Rabbit Blood
Yeti - Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder
Okkervil River - No Key No Plan
The Hartmans - Addicts
Guillemots - Trains To Brazil
Marit Bergman - Rent / Timecode

Playlist highlights - February 2006
Arturo Compagnoni

Television Personalities - She Can Stop Traffic
Les Fauves - Fifth Avenue
Celestial - Nothing Happens
Bloc Party - Two More Years (mstrkrft remix)
Shitdisco - Disco Blood
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - When You Go Out
Measles Mumps Rubella - Algorithim of Desire
Souls She Said - Sunken City
Tilly and the Wall - Nights of the Living Dead
Swearing At Motorists - Not Tonight


Put on your dancing shoes!

 Losing MY Badge #4

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #4, we love you!

(Lomo gallery by Lucio)


 Losing My Badge #4

Playlist highlights - January 2006
Arturo Compagnoni

Arctic Monkeys - From the Ritz to the Rubble
Belle and SebastianFor the Price of a Cup of Tea
Casiotone for the Painfully AloneYoung Sheilds
Gomo - Feeling Alive
Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre - Iko
Graham Coxon - Gimme Some Love
The Long Blondes Separated By Motorways
Macromeo - Gommarosa
Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra - Don't Turn Me Up
Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down the Stairs
The Strokes - On the Other Side

Playlist highlights - January 2006
Enzo Baruffaldi

Au Revoire Simone - The Disco Song
The Bedroom Singer - Your Lover From Berlin
Bom Bom - Pop I Kras
Billie The Vision & The Dancers - One More Full Lenght Record
Consequences - Don't Hold Back
The Islands - Rough Gem
Kalle J - Vart Stack du
Strip Squad - If You Don't Take Me Right Away You Might As Well Fuck Off!
Tender Trap - ¿Como Te Llamas?
Voxtrot - The Start Of Something
Unarmed Enemies - Missing Out

Last month Losing My Badge was in the press

 LMB in the press 1) Zero51 magazine n.48, pag.45 (thanks to Sergio, but... who are those girls?)

2) Gocce d'Inkiostro n.26, Thursday 12/15 - Radio Città Fujiko (thanks to Franz)

plus: we're on MySpace too!


Bebban is watching you!

Bebban from Shout Out Louds at LMB3

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #3, we love you!

(Lomo gallery by Lucio)

Don't put the blame on us

Oh my God, is Julian Casablancas wearing an "indieshit!" badge?
Yep, thanks to Colas!


 Losing My Badge #3 - Shout Out Louds edition

Playlist highlights - December 2005
Enzo Baruffaldi

Austin Lace - Say Goodbye
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen Death From Above
Data Panik - Rulers and the States
Figurines - The Wonder
Hot Gossip - Stab City
Lovekevins - Soviet.se
Loveninjas - Keep Your Love
My Enemy - Khreis
Oh No Ono - Fat Simon Says
Stars In Coma - I Saw My Heart Passing By
The Envelopes - Sister In Love (Clor Remix)
The Lodger - You Got Me Wrong
The Rinse - Rollerskating
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Lower The Gas Prices, Hwd. Johnson
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On (John McEntire Remix)

Playlist highlights - December 2005
Arturo Compagnoni

Be Your Own PETExtra Extra
Blown Paper Bags Political Dance
Comet Gain Fists in the Pocket
Forward Russia Twelve
Love Is All - Talk Talk Talk Talk
Suburban Kids with Biblical NameLoop Duplicate My Heart
Tender Forever Take It Off
The Go!Team VS. Kevin Shields - Huddle Flash
The Legends He Knows the Sun (Jimhal Remix)
The Paddingtons 50 to a £
ViolaStill I


Losing My Badge - second night

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #2, we love you!

  Losing My Badge #2

- Lomo gallery by Lucio

Towards LMB #3

 Shout Out Louds badge We are glad to announce that Losing My Badge #3 will take place on December 16th, the very same night of the first italian concert by the Shout Out Louds.
See you all at the Covo Club soon!


The second Losing My Badge night
was dedicated to the memory of
George Best.

 George Best


Our Endless Numbered Badges

 Losing My Badges #2

Losing My Badges #2: from zero to hero?
Tonight at the Covo, Bologna.


Towards LMB #2
 Towards LMB #2

Playlist highlights - November 2005
Arturo Compagnoni

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Human Television - Saw You Walking By
Okkervil River - Black
The Organ - I Am Not Surprised
Kaiser Chiefs - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control (Le Tigre Remix)
Whitey - Into the Limelight
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 Power Out (August Session)
The Ordinary Boys - Life Will Be the Death of Me
Pony Up! - Matthew Modine
Black Mountain - No Satisfaction (Campfire Version)
Babyshambles - Killamangiro
The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
Bearsuit - Hey Charlie, Hey Chuck
Arab Strap - Speed Date
Luisa Mandou Um Beijo - Amarelinha

Playlist highlights - November 2005
Enzo Baruffaldi

Tralala - Fired Up
The Lovekevins - Happy Happy
Sam & Kitty - I've Got Something Good
The Rakes - Terror (Extended Version)
The Legends - He Knows The Sun
Locksley - She Does
Fare Soldi - Big In JPG
Canadians - A Long Lethargy
Sibiria - Ljusdal
The Chalets - No Style
Staff - Teenagers Wearing Blazers
Dorotea - My Guilty Conscience
Tom Vek - Nothing But Green Lights (Phones 90s Madchester Mix)
We Are Scientists - This Scene Is Dead
Acid House Kings - Tonight Is Forever
Hello SaferideSan Francisco


Losing My Badge - first night

Everyone who danced and smiled at LMB #1, we love you!

  Losing My Badge #1

- Gallery 1 (Lomo by Lucio)
- Gallery 2 (photos by Paola, Ele, Zonda: thank you!)


Getting ready for Losing My Badge #1

 making badges

 making badges

 Losing My Badge #1


  about us: Losing My Badge
About us:

 about us (english) Losing My Badge is a monthly event brought to you by Arturo Compagnoni of Rumore magazine and Enzo Baruffaldi of polaroid blog. The idea behind this night of music is simple: giving you a chance to enjoy all the best music from the present and past, the songs you love to listen to and dance to, plus the great songs that your dj is perhaps too shy (or lazy) to play.
We'll be all about the fantastic twee, pop, indie, new wave and dance music you've been missing.
The name Losing My Badge comes from a pun on Losing My Edge, a song by LCD Soundsystem which perfectly describes what we were, what we are and the eternal importance of something so frivolous as our relationship to music. This is combined with the concept of badges, which were originally conceived as the cheapest possible fashion accessory declaration of membership in a given musical movement, and have since exploded to become yet another omnipresent cliché in the so-called indie music scene.
But enough theory. Suffice to say that during Losing My Badge nights, you should be prepared to endure bubble machines, sing-a-longs and anomalous musical accompaniment.
In the end, we'll see who's dancing and who's left at the bar.

 about us (italiano) Losing My Badge è una serata mensile curata da Arturo Compagnoni (Rumore) ed Enzo Baruffaldi (polaroid blog). L'idea è semplice: selezionare la migliore musica del passato e del presente, proponendo accanto ai classici canzoni che spesso vengono trascurate per pigrizia e timidezza anche dai dancefloor più alternativi.
Twee, pop, indie, new wave e dance saranno i territori lungo i quali ci muoveremo.
Il nome della serata nasce da un gioco di parole tra il titolo di Losing My Edge, canzone di LCD Soundsystem che meglio di ogni altra ha saputo esprimere quello che eravamo e ciò che siamo in relazione alla musica, e la parola "badge", ossia la spilletta da appuntare alla giacca, l'accessorio che da sempre permette di mostrare a buon mercato la propria appartenenza a una precisa cultura musicale.
Durante Losing My Badge non mancheranno bolle di sapone, cartelli per i cori e strumenti anomali.
Poi si farà la conta di chi scende in pista e chi se ne resta al bar.


Playlist highlights - October 2005
Enzo Baruffaldi

Frida Hyvönen - Come another night
Happy Bullets - If You Were Mine
I'm From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona
Je Ne Sais Quoi - Live Transmission (Martin Vogel Remix)
Jens Lekman - Clap Your Hands
Mandervilles - Where's Bill Grundy Now?
National - Abel
Ponys - I'm With You
Rough Bunnies - World Of Love
Sambassadeur - New Moon
Soup Greens - Like A Rolling Stone
Spoon - Sister Jack
The Never Invited To Parties - Bicycle Ride
Three Is A Crowd - Boredom
Wolf Parade - Disco Sheets

Playlist highlights - October 2005
Arturo Compagnoni

!!! – Take Ecstasy With Me
Arcade Fire – Rebellion
Be Your Own Pet – Fire Department
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth
Dead 60s – Red Light
Gang Of Four – To Hell With Poverty (Go Home Productions Remix)
Grandaddy – Pull the Curtains
Helen Love – Debbie Loves Joey
Juan MacLean – By The Time I Get to Venus
Pipettes – I Like A Boy In Uniform
Rakes – Strasbourg
Skinny Legs – Discoland
Soulwax – NY Lipps
Wolf Parade – Shine A Light
You Say Party! We Say Die! – You Did It!


Warming up

Losing My Edge, by LCD Soundsystem

Yeah, I'm losing my edge
I'm losing my edge
The kids are coming up from behind
I'm losing my edge
I'm losing my edge to the kids from France and from London
But I was there

I was there in 1968
I was there at the first Can show in Cologne
I'm losing my edge
I'm losing my edge to the kids whose footsteps I hear when they get on the decks
I'm losing my edge to the Internet seekers who can tell me every member of every good group from 1962 to 1978
I'm losing my edge

To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin
I'm losing my edge to the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties

But I'm losing my edge
I'm losing my edge, but I was there
I was there
But I was there

I'm losing my edge
I'm losing my edge
I can hear the footsteps every night on the decks
But I was there
I was there in 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City
I was working on the organ sounds with much patience
I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band
I told him, "Don't do it that way. You'll never make a dime."
I was there
I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids
I played it at CBGB's
Everybody thought I was crazy
We all know
I was there
I was there
I've never been wrong

I used to work in the record store
I had everything before anyone
I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan
I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes
I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988

But I'm losing my edge to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent
And they're actually really, really nice

I'm losing my edge

I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody. Every great song by the Beach Boys. All the underground hits. All the Modern Lovers tracks
I heard you have a vinyl of every Niagra record on German import
I heard that you have a white label of every seminal Detroit techno hit - 1985, '86, '87
I heard that you have a CD compilation of every good '60s cut and another box set from the '70s

I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record

I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables
I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars

I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know

But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea and Donna, Sexual Harrassment, a-ha, Pere Ubu, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, the Fania All-Stars, the Bar-Kays, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagra, Joy Division, Lower 48, the Association, Sun Ra, Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc, Eric B. and Rakim, Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("just hit me"!), Juan Atkins, David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil! Scott! Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharaoh Sanders and the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics...

You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want
You don't know what you really want...

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