Happy Christmas From Jyoti!

Hello! Observant WT fans may know I’m not a big fan of Christmas generally. Let’s just say I have certain issues with the season of drunken thuggery and ill-will to random strangers.

However, this year I’m trying to be a little less Scroogey and humbuggy. So, as a little pressie from me, please accept, for a strictly limited time, a free mp3. It’s a track called ‘Merry Fucking Christmas’ and it was originally on the 2000 Parasol Records Christmas comp, Christmas Singles.

White Town – Merry Fucking Christmas (Too late! It’s gone!)

Right/cntrl-click above to download the track! (It’s only 1.7 meg so it shouldn’t take too long.) It works best played extremely loudly with your head between the speakers.

Hope you all have a great festive season and don’t eat too many sweeties!
love and kisses,

December 22, 2004. posted by Jyoti. Music, News.


25 Anos

I’m very, very proud to have one of my tracks, ‘The Taste Of A Girl,’ on the compilation 25 AñOS DE FLOR DE PASIóN. This comp is a celebration of and a tribute to Juan de Pablos, a Spanish radio DJ who’s being doing his show for 25 years now. I’m so flattered he chose one of my songs to go on this comp. I really can’t believe I’m rubbing shoulders with The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. There’s even a little bit on why he chose it:

The Taste of a Girl that I used to play monthly, every 23rd in honour of my girlfriend Maria José… as we met on July 23rd. I had lost it and I came across it two years ago…

Which is exactly the right reason to play it, of course! 🙂

Ahhh… it brings back happy memories of ’97 when I was taken round Barcelona and Madrid by the Spanish EMI people (who were all lovely, very friendly). Maybe I should go back and actually play some shows this time, eh?

Elefant Records
Subterfuge Records

December 21, 2004. posted by Jyoti. News.

Remix Update

I finished the Jeunes remix and they love it. It’ll hopefully be an extra track on a future CD of theirs, I’ll post up more info when I find out.

I’ve just got a copy of a Swedish fanzine called En Garde. I did an interview for it a while back and it’s in issue 9. Makes me wish I could read Swedish 🙁 I’ll post up an address to get it from once I’ve confirmed it with the author.

There’s no safe postal address I can give out but En Garde’s head honcho is Anton Gustavsson and his email address is:


December 7, 2004. posted by Jyoti. News.