TEN RECORDS HIDING AT THE BACK OF YOUR COLLECTION THAT NO GROWN MAN SHOULD OWN

Man like Gutta nominated me for this… It’s a weird one because like Kek, I don’t really feel ashamed about music any more – I’ve almost always been into pop stuff and… other stuff. Anyone who checked the office party mix will know that, right? So this is more of a “ten records I have …

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independent – of what?

TV “List programmes” are always annoying and the recent BBC4 effort “The Seven Ages of Rock” was no exception. The usual array of self-serving industry talkingheads rubbed shoulders with “I was there” merchants, which left very little scope for anything fresh or current or subversive to leak through. I guess there is so much commercial …

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Blogariddims 12 / Office Party Mix

 

A festive session featuring divas, teenagers, ice queens and those in between 1. “Everything I have is gone” 2. “Trying not to pose” 3. “Perhaps if I held you” 4. “The pleasures of night” 5. “It didn’t matter that he was tame” 6. “It penetrates your brain” 7. “A place to stay” 8. “I …

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charity shop mentalists

yesterday, down my road: mentalist 1: “oh yeah I found loads of great dubplates in there”. me: “huh?” mentalist 1: “yeah Studio One, Prince Buster…” me: [speechless] mentalist 1: “yeah all that stuff like the Fun Boy 3. [mutters] it’s not my thing really. [continues muttering, stares into space]. me: oh right. I guess that’s …

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my alarming discovery of the day

Avid readers of my comments boxes will note my eternal blagging of CDs off people is beginning to bear fruit. Greg has sorted me out with an excellent compilation of “meditative” tunes. Some excellent tracks including some great female vocal cuts (Lovejoys, Real Eyes meets Sister Gloria) more trad stuff (Stranger Cole, Viceroys, Maytals) and …

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Amblongus

Big up Amblongus for top tenning Fad Gadget and Fox’s “S-s-single Bed” – the latter is a campy disco smasheroo that I bought on 7″ in the basement of Camden MVE on the basis that it was on the same label as my version of “I Feel Love”, which was picked up at a car …

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kids and music

Interesting to see Simon’s trials and tribulations exposing his son to music. The daughter been obssessing on the local kid’s disco since the last time we went. “What do you like about the disco?” “Errrrmmm… The lights, and the other children. And the chips.” Further interrogations revealed that she also liked dancing, but wasn’t really …

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2003 best of part one

OK, here we go, against my better judgement… I was skint and sleepless throughout 2003 so these lists are going to be a bit unrepresentative. Hardly bought anything myself this year and relied on blagging and the kindness of friends and relatives \’96 so this is also an opportunity to say “thank you” to them. …

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