Sitting in front of the telly having stayed in the previous night is not my idea of an ideal Sunday afternoon. I should have gone to Bottom Heavy last night but decided not to in the end. There are quite a few things coming up this month, not least Christmas, but bigger developments are on the horizon and an upheaval of major proportions is about to take place. Another kid and a new home (probably). I suppose it'll keep me off the streets.
So, no photos from B.Heavy, but I'l be back for the next one, stronger and hungrier. A few things going on in Cambridge this month. On the 16th we've got a party for the launch of the just released "Oliver's Twisted/Stable Boy" by Le Jockey on Horseplay records. There's a strong quadruped association about this one. Jockey hasn't been making music long but his enthusiasm is an example to us all. For the last month he's been crisscrossing the nation with a box of 12" in his boot pushing his wares on unsuspecting record shops old school stylee. It has, at the very least gained places on both Juno's and Phonica's websites, which is nice.
There's a little get-together of sorts at the Cellar Bar (I think) on the 14th, featuring Dave Kelso (track featured in last night's show, see below), Robin Howells, etc; and another Le Jockey evening at The Geldart on the 23rd. There's also a festive Badger Attack, but in Camden, not Cambridge, on the 22nd. The Priory are busy this month with the aptly named "Silent Night Silent Disco" featuring Sam I Am and The Fish as well as the Silent Disco DJ's taking p;lace at The Junction on the 9th. "Silent Disco" is so-called because the music will be relayed by modern technology through the headphones of the punters and not through a sound system. "Imagine the scene . . .1000 clubbers dancing to nothing-well apart from what they can hear through their headphones!" says the flier. 1000 clubbers! They had 18 for "Product a couple of weeks ago. 1000 in The Junction? For The Priory's sake I hope so, but I just can't see it somehow. Anyway I'll be in Calais on a booze and foie gras cruise. Future Priory dates for your diary are Touche in January and the excellent Paul Woolford in February. Can't remember the dates but it's normally the third week of the month on a Thursday. "Do the math . . ." as they say. I really want to see Wooly, but I know as soon as my back is turned that, providing it hasn't already happened, the sprog will drop. Time will tell.
Here's the playlist from last night's show:
Machines Are Funky: 2/12/06
Clap - Skatebard (Digitalo)
The White Rose Dub - Silicon Soul (Soma)
Tosehiw - Dave Kelso (cdr)
Tongue in the Hole (Alex Under mix) - Molder (Audiomatique)
Doradox - Tadeo (CMYK)
Ultimate Desert Ambassador (Mike Shannon's View to Vodka remix) - Lee Van Dowski & Quenum (Soma)
Deuteronomy Brown (I-F re-edit) - Walter Jones (Supersoul)
Jim Masters in the Mix
1st Intergalactic Baptist Church - Underground Resistance (UR)
The Club (Version 2) - Blake Baxter & Marc Romboy (Systematic)
Looking in the Mirror - Mirage (Italians do it Better)
Hober Mallow - The Model (Underline)
Another Late Night - Gummihz (Mobilee)
Midi Shower - Dave DK & Holger Zilske (Playhouse)
This show will be available on the archive here, probably from 5/12 onwards, but check it before. Jim Masters mixed up a storm, thanks very much Jim. Hope everything went well last night and Colin Dale did you proud. Oh, and there was an excellent competition on the show. Two questions, one to win a copy of the new Galaxy to Galaxy compilation and one to win the new Underground Resistance cd "Interstellar Fugitives 2. The Destruction of Order" along with a dvd documenting the making of the album.
For the Galaxy to Galaxy cd, the question is
"How Many Members are in Galaxy to Galaxy?"
For the UR cd the question is
"Which three individuals are credited with forming Underground Resistance?"
The answers will go into my metaphorical hat and be drawn out on New Years Day. You can enter by leaving a comment on this blog, but please leave your name and email address as well.
Chart to follow before the end of this week.