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iPod Shuffle - Daft Punk Are Playing At My House

Daft Punk Are Playing At My House - "LCD Soundsystem" - Play this track here.

 

¿Whats this iPod Shuffle set all about? Read about it here

 

I first come across James Murphy, co-founder of record label DFA Records and his monika 'LCD Soundsystem after picking up 'Losing My Edge' around 2004. There were some gold nuggets in the first double CD. Previous singles were mostly the content of the second CD. This track has appeared on a few video games too.

 

In December 2005 the group received nominations for two Grammy awards in the Electronica category for their self-titled album and in the Dance category for "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House".

 

LCD Soundsystem's second album, Sound of Silver, was released in 2007, to near universal critical acclaim. Praise included Mixmag awarding it the title Album of the Month, a 9.2 score from Pitchfork Media and a 5-star review from The Manchester Guardian. The album release was preceded by the single "North American Scum".

 

If this has whetted your appetite, checkout the sound of silver for a good feel for them!

 

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These are not the servent bells from my humble Chez Nous.

 

Servants' quarters are those parts of a building, traditionally in a private house, which contain the domestic offices and staff accommodation. From the late 17th century until the early 20th century they were a common feature in all large houses. Sometimes they are an integral part of a smaller house - in the basements and attics, especially in a town house, while in larger houses they are often a purpose-built adjacent wing or block.

 

In architectural descriptions and guide books of stately homes the servants' quarters are frequently overlooked, yet they form an important piece of social history, often as interesting as the principal part of the house itself.

 

During the 18th century, the only way of summoning a servant was by calling, or a handbell. This meant a servant had to remain on duty within earshot at all times (straight-backed uncomfortable hall chairs designed to keep servants awake date from this period).

 

However, the early 19th century invention of the bell pull, a complicated system of wires and chains within ceiling and wall cavities, meant a servant could be summoned from a greater distance, and therefore also kept at a greater distance. From this time on it became fashionable for servants to be as near to invisible as possible, which fitted exactly with the next change in architectural and aesthetic fashions.

 

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Taken on July 28, 2010