Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Bawley 100 - 10 Years of The Bawley 100, New Years Eve 2007/2017


The Bawley 100 was born from boredom and an idea that we could catalogue the best songs of the year and play them back over the fast approaching new years party. 10 years and 1000 songs later, Marty McFly goes Bawley to the Future...

After being sent 10 years into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean, Marty McFly has to find the 100 best songs from his Bawley past. Do it right and his will parents fall in love, find a campground and ensure Bawley's existence...

100 Silverchair  - Straight Lines (2007, 58)

99 Brendan Maclean  - Stupid (2013, 29)

98 Silversun Pickups  - Lazy Eye (2007, 39)

97 Christine and the Queens  - Tilted (2016, 7)

96 Massive Attack  - Girl I Love You (2010, 33)

95 Beck  - Waking Light (2014, 9)

94 Dirty Projectors  - Gun Has No Trigger (2012, 22)

93 Tame Impala  - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (2012, 55)

92 Frank Turner  - Get Better (2015, 48)

91 The Presets  - My People (2007, 33)

90 Middle Kids  - Edge of Town (2016, 6)

89 Amy Winehouse  - Rehab (2007, 99)

88 Grinderman  - Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man (2010, 53)

87 Frightened Rabbit  - The Woodpile (2013, 51)

86 Natalie Prass  - Bird Of Prey (2015, 45)

85 Architecture In Helsinki  - That Beep (2008, 29)

84 The Drones  - How To See Through Fog (2013, 22)

83 CSS  - Fuck Everything (2011, 80)

82 Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross  - Hand Covers Bruise (2010, 11)

81 Elbow  - Grounds For Divorce (2008, 59)

80 Sigur Rós  - Gobbledigook (2008, 86)

79 Kanye West  - Runaway (2010, 100)

78 My Morning Jacket  - Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt 2 (2008, 39)

77 Young Fathers  - Shame (2015, 85)

76 Nine Inch Nails  - Copy Of A (2013, 2)

75 Alt-J (∆) - Breezeblocks (2012, 29)

74 Roots Manuva  - Don't Breathe Out (2015, 28)

73 Solange  - Cranes in the Sky (2016, 48)

72 Cut Copy  - Lights & Music (2008, 36)

71 Arcade Fire  - Here Comes The Night Time (2013, 77)

70 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  - We No Who U R (2012, 37)

69 The National  - I Should Live In Salt (2013, 9)

68 TV On The Radio  - Will Do (2011, 1)

67 Arcade Fire  - Ready To Start (2010, 13)

66 Deftones  - Leathers (2012, 30)

65 The Good The Bad and The Queen  - Kingdom Of Doom (2007, 36)

64 Darren Hayman (feat. Elizabeth Morris)  - I Know I Fucked Up (2011, 24)

63 PJ Harvey  - The Words That Maketh Murder (2011, 4)

62 Editors  - Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors (2007, 42)

61 Bloc Party  - I Still Remember (2007, 80)

60 Kishi Bashi  - Bright Whites (2012, 18)

59 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds  - Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl) (2008, 28)

58 Cold War Kids  - Hang Me Out To Dry (2007, 41)

57 Lambchop  - If Not I'll Just Die (2011, 48)

56 The National  - Don't Swallow the Cap (2013, 3)

55 Cloud Control  - Dojo Rising (2013, 36)

54 Laura Marling  - Goodbye England (Covered In Snow) (2010, 62)

53 Phoenix  - Lisztomania (2009, 3)

52 The Presets  - This Boy's In Love (2008, 2)

51 The National  - Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (2010, 76)

50 MGMT  - Time To Pretend (2008, 1)

49 Sufjan Stevens  - Should Have Known Better (2015, 12)

48 TV On The Radio  - Careful You (2014, 50)

47 The Jezabels  - Mace Spray (2010, 8)

46 Queens Of The Stone Age  - I Appear Missing (2013, 23)

45 Camera Obscura  - Away With Murder (2009, 4)

44 The Panics  - Don't Fight It (2007, 48)

43 Cut Copy  - So Haunted (2007, 10)

42 The Decemberists  - The Singer Addresses His Audience (2015, 20)

41 LCD Soundsystem  - Someone Great (2007, 27)

40 Belle & Sebastian  - Nobody's Empire (2015, 4)

39 Grinderman  - When My Baby Comes (2010, 34)

38 David Bowie  - Where Are We Now? (2013, 8)

37 Regina Spektor  - All The Rowboats (2012, 23)

36 Yeah Yeah Yeahs  - Down Boy (2007, 17)

35 Future Islands  - Seasons (Waiting On You) (2014, 6)

34 TV On The Radio  - Golden Age (2008, 4)

33 Neko Case  - Man (2013, 20)

32 Lambchop  - Mr. Met (2012, 5)

31 LCD Soundsystem  - Home (2010, 5)

30 The National  - Graceless (2013, 62)

29 Bon Iver  - Holocene (2011, 22)

28 Elbow  - One Day Like This (2008, 3)

27 The Burley Griffin  - Die Alone (2015, 10)

26 Courtney Barnett  - Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party (2015, 1)

25 Janelle Monáe - Tightrope (2010, 26)

24 Cracked Actor  - Long Road (2012, 11)

23 British Sea Power  - Waving Flags (2008, 8)

22 Nine Inch Nails  - 1,000,000 (2008, 33)

21 Frightened Rabbit  - Backyard Skulls (2013, 7)

20 Dinosaur Jr.  - Goin Down (2016, 2)

19 Radiohead  - Ceremony (2007, 6)

18 Portishead  - Machine Gun (2008, 20)

17 Radiohead  - All I Need (2007, 1)

16 Radiohead  - 15 Step (2007, 7)

15 Arcade Fire  - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010, 4)

14 Typhoon  - Young Fathers (2013, 10)

13 Cracked Actor  - Funerals (2015, 2)

12 Courtney Barnett  - Avant Gardener (2013, 54)

11 M83  - Midnight City (2011, 11)

10 M.I.A.  - Paper Planes (2007, 77)

9 TV On The Radio  - Halfway Home (2008, 19)

8 Courtney Barnett  - Depreston (2015, 18)

7 Hot Chip  - Ready For The Floor (2007, 63)

6 Arcade Fire  - Reflektor (2013, 1)

5 The National  - Fake Empire (2008, 52)

4 Radiohead  - Burn the Witch (2016, 1)

3 The Xx  - Crystallised (2009, 1)

2 The National  - Bloodbuzz Ohio (2010, 2)

1 LCD Soundsystem  - All My Friends (2007, 2)


Great Scott!

Spotify Bawley To The Future playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/bawley/playlist/4IlnhjCM3qpNeT3Iin9rwq.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

10 years of Bawley Memes

A Bawley meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase, dodgy photoshop or piece of text which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Bawley 100 list.  The original Bawley meme was constructed from with a notepad and camera, the 2016 version involved an augmented reality game and "Get Off Ma Lawn!!" hysteria.


2007: The Notepad

Armed with one notepad, one pen, plenty of beers and a few G&T's the Bawley 100 and the Bawley meme was born... (more)

2008: The Bawley Financial Crisis


Stocks rise... (more)

2009: BawleyFlu


When you or someone in your family suddenly begins to experience the symptoms – fever, blandness, aches, chills, tiredness, miley cirrhosis, u2-itis – you have just moments to take action. Trust BAWLEY FLU... (more)

2010: Bawley Leaks


The world of end-of-year lists has been thrown into disarray by the release of several private files stolen from deep within the usually secretive Bawley community, available to view on the notorious website BawleyLeaks... (more)


2011: Occupy Bawley


Global civil society is being threatened by an end of year list system based on power and not on human values. Year after year, best-of lists are published that repress basic freedoms and consistently favour the greed of the few over the needs of the many... (more)

2012: 50 Shades of Bawley


The iPod in his pocket is pressing hard against my belly he whispers What was your favourite song of 2012...(more)


2013: Breaking Bawley


A pair of everyday radio listeners are diagnosed with inoperable, advanced end of year list monotony. On a summer road trip they hear a Hottest 100 promo and devise a scheme to become partners, combine their skills and manufacture their own end of year list... (more)


2014: The Bawley Games


In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Bawley is divided between the districts and the Capitol... (more)

2015: Orange is the new Bawley


In 2015 they were sentenced to spend a year in a minimum-security prison, punished for their 10 year old association with a known pan pipe player. Forced to trade headphones for handcuffs, soundcloud for shared showers, and band t-shirts for boiler-suits... (more)

2016: Bawléymon Go


Bawléymon Go listeners claim they have been moved on by police and threatened with fines, after a large crowd flocked to an otherwise quiet South Coast beach. Racecourse Beach at Bawley Point has attracted listeners in great numbers, with three Bawléystops intersecting at the location... (more)


10 years of Bawley: Bawley To The Future


Taking you back in time. Coming Soon... (more)

Get on twitter to vote for your favourite Bawley meme. https://twitter.com/hashtag/bawleymeme












Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Women of Bawley



Bawley To The Future is celebrating International Women's Day with a list of the 50 best songs by women who have appeared in 10 years of the Bawley 100.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/
https://unwomen.org.au/campaign/international-womens-day-2017/
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

50 Crystal Castles - Celestica

49 Chvrches - Recover

48 Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl

47 Laura Mvula - Green Garden

46 Sleigh Bells - Born To Lose

45 CSS - Fuck Everything

44 Meg Mac - Never Be

43 PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder

42 Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best

41 Lana Del Rey - Video Games

40 Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener

39 Abbe May - Doomsday Clock

38 Grimes - Oblivion

37 Romy (Jamie xx) - Loud Places

36 Let's Eat Grandma - Rapunzel

35 Chvrches - Leave A Trace

34 Jess Ribeiro - Hurry Back To Love

33 Tkay Maidza  - Carry On

32 St Vincent - Digital Witness

31 Tkay Maidza  - M.O.B.

30 Little Dragon - Ritual Union

29 The New Pornographers  - Champions Of Red Wine

28 Feist - 1234

27 Lily Allen - The Fear

26 Kelis - Jerk Ribs

25 Middle Kids - Edge of Town

24 Natalie Prass  - Bird Of Prey

23 Solange - Cranes in the Sky

22 Garbage - Empty

21 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy

20 Cat Power - Ruin

19 The xx - Crystallised

18 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

17 Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat

16 Regina Spektor  - All The Rowboats

15 Neko Case  - Man

14 Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight

13 Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave

12 Laura Marling - Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

11 Ladyhawke - My Delirium

10 Mia Dyson - She Can't Take The World

9 Lorde - Royals

8 Portishead - Machine Gun

7 Robyn - Dancing On My Own

6 Christine and the Queens - Tilted

5 Elizabeth Morris (Darren Hayman) - I Know I Fucked Up

4 Janelle Monáe - Tightrope - feat. Big Boi

3 Courtney Barnett - Depreston

2 Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire) - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

1 M.I.A. - Paper Planes


Spotify Women of Bawley playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/bawley/playlist/1cqPt1xdUMhAZj6yrxIDFc

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Distribution of artists in the Bawley 100


After 10 years and 1000 songs, 485 artists have appeared in the Bawley 100.

The Privileged Few

It appears that not every artist is equal. The top 20 Artists (4%) have contributed 191 (19.1%) songs.

Who are the privileged few?


The Long Tail

Along with a privileged few the Bawley 100 history reveals a large class of disadvantage. 288 (59.3%) artists have had just one entry.


As we said in the 2011 countdown. We are the  99% 59.3%.

The 2011 Bawley 100

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Bawley 100 - New Years Eve 2016/2017



Bawléymon Go listeners claim they have been moved on by police and threatened with fines, after a large crowd flocked to an otherwise quiet South Coast beach. Racecourse Beach at Bawley Point has attracted listeners in great numbers, with three Bawléystops intersecting at the location.

Areas with a concentration of Bawléystops - the game's landmark-based locations that provide songs and hipster points - are favoured by players looking to pad out their end of year lists.

But residents and campers at the quiet beach are fighting back, with one telling us that there was "complete chaos" and "massive levels of noise" climaxing at midnight on December 31st.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "I think one of them was listening to Muscles. Muscles! Do they have no respect.

"This beach is supposed to be for the kids, families. Yesterday people were knocking down sand castles, dancing and listening to music, if you can even call it music."

There were also reports of residents waterbombing Bawléymon Go players.

Bawléymon fans have taken to Facebook and Reddit to organise and advise other players, with groups and subreddits dedicated to finding the best locations to catch songs for their end of year list.

It is also possible for a listener to add a lure module known as a "New Radiohead Single" to a Bawléystop, which attracts hype to the area, benefiting all other listeners nearby.

One of Racecourse Beach's new-found guests had bought a new pair of thongs to brave the hot sand - just so he could play Bawléymon Go for longer.

"We didn't know [the list] would be this big," he said. "This beach is the best place to find Bawléymon. "It's all over Facebook - the groups, the pages."

Bawléymon Go has seen a massive uptake since being released on New Years Eve, already overtaking Chill FM in daily active listeners.

The South Coast's chief bikini inspector and deputy mayor Mr Healthy Tan told the Herald that the council had rostered extra rangers, undertaken extra waste collection and is issuing free ear plugs to deal with the influx of players at Bawley Point.

"Bawléymon Go provides a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy the sounds and sand of this beach in a fun, interactive way but we ask people to do this in a safe, considerate manner," he said.

"Our first concern is for people's safety, staying alert to their local surroundings: look where they are dancing, check for sharp shells before crossing the sand and don't swim after eating.

"When playing Bawléymon Go, we ask that people do this with consideration to where they are."

"Gotta catch em all."

100 Abbe May - Are We Flirting?

99 Nine Inch Nails - She’s Gone Away

98 Nevermen - Mr Mistake

97 Courtney Barnett - New Speedway Boogie

96 Violent Soho - How To Taste

95 The Avalanches - The Noisy Eater

94 Waax - This Everything

93 Deftones - Hearts / Wires

92 Hinds - Warts

91 Army of Bones - Batteries

90 Weyes Blood - Do You Need My Love

89 Tobacco - Human Om

88 Suede - Like Kids

87 Dinosaur Jr. - Love Is...

86 Radiohead - Decks Dark

85 PJ Harvey - The Wheel

84 The Flaming Lips - The Castle

83 Floating Points - Kuiper

82 The Dandy Warhols - Catcher In The Rye

81 At The Drive-In - Governed by Contagions

80 Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs - Atomic Number

79 Blood Orange - Best to You

78 Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

77 Garbage - Empty

76 Radiohead - The Numbers

75 Savages - The Answer

74 Alex Lahey - You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me

73 Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

72 Deftones - Acid Hologram

71 The National - Peggy-O

70 Pixies - Tenement Song

69 Bon Iver - 33 “GOD”

68 Car Seat Headrest - The Ballad of the Costa Concordia

67 Swans - Finally, Peace

66 Savages - Adore

65 De La Soul (feat.Justin Hawkins) - Lord Intended

64 Car Seat Headrest - Fill in the Blank

63 EL VY - Are These My Jets

62 Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends - Cassidy

61 The War On Drugs - Touch of Grey

60 Massive Attack (feat. Ghostpoet) - Come Near Me

59 Super Furry Animals - Bing Bong

58 DJ Shadow (feat. Run The Jewels) - Nobody Speak

57 The xx - On Hold

56 Courtney Barnett - Three Packs a Day

55 Bon Iver - 22 (OVER S∞∞N)

54 Lambchop - NIV

53 Portrayal - Solecism

52 Blood Orange - Hands Up

51 Violent Soho - No Shade

50 Massive Attack (feat. Azekel) - Ritual Spirit

49 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone

48 Solange - Cranes in the Sky

47 Underworld - Motorhome

46 Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me

45 Lambchop - The Hustle

44 Tkay Maidza (feat. Killer Mike) - Carry On

43 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - I Need You

42 Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man In A White World

41 Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - A Minute to Breathe

40 Tim Minchin - Come Home (Cardinal Pell)

39 Grandaddy - Clear Your History

38 Kim Gordon - Murdered Out

37 Grandaddy - Way We Won't

36 Middle Kids - Your Love

35 The Flaming Lips - Space Oddity

34 Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird - Melbourne Bitter

33 The Avalanches - Subways

32 Dinosaur Jr. - Tiny

31 The White Stripes - City Lights

30 Malcolm Middleton - You & I

29 Deftones - Phantom Bride

28 Brendan Maclean - House of Air

27 DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall

26 Radiohead - Ful Stop

25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Robot Stop

24 Violent Soho - Viceroy

23 Tom Adams - The Last Farewell

22 David Bowie - Dollar Days

21 Julia Jacklin - Coming of Age

20 Deftones - (L)MIRL

19 Nine Inch Nails - Burning Bright (Field on Fire)

18 Radiohead - Daydreaming

17 Tobacco - Gods in Heat

16 James Blake (feat. Bon Iver) - I Need A Forest Fire

15 De La Soul (feat. Damon Albarn) - Here in After

14 Underworld - If Rah

13 PJ Harvey - The Community Of Hope

12 Iggy Pop - Gardenia

11 Let's Eat Grandma - Rapunzel

10 Lambchop - In Care Of 8675309

9 Car Seat Headrest - Vincent

8 The Drones - To Think That I Once Loved You

7 Christine and the Queens - Tilted

6 Middle Kids - Edge of Town

5 Abbe May - Doomsday Clock

4 Malcolm Middleton - Summer Of '13

3 David Bowie - I Can't Give Everything Away

2 Dinosaur Jr. - Goin Down

1 Radiohead - Burn the Witch


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