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I’ve said this before after a FIRE party but, how do they keep getting better? what a stunning night it was last night. Absolutly packed out, hit capacity at about 10.30 and stayed there till late. New Fire stars Brett Weatherhead and Tall Kate – Kate did a blinder of a set – some classics in there got everyone dancing… Read more →

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Bit of a nasty bout of “that fluey thing that’s been going round” topped off with tonslilitis. Great fun. Made up for lost time this weekend though. There seems to be loads of birthdays this time of year so I’ll say a big DragonDrop happy birthday y’all. Random acts of note – got microcosmos on DVD and have painted the… Read more →

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Eugh. I feel rough today. Aches and pains. Very sore throat. Tonsillitus on top of this lot is not helping. Soluable solpadine and a big ol’ bottle of lucozade is helping though (thanks Eirene x). A bit of work therapy may help take my mind of feeling sorry for myself. I also found out that I was eliagable for a… Read more →

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Hello Eirene here. Just had a fabulous night out with Chrissie and Fi 😉 First visiting some of the pubs and then coming home playing card and listining to ska while Matt went out for Dino’s birthday. Now awaiting the return of Matt and Co after a night at the ‘Live Lounge’. Earlier had a lovely day today. Matt took… Read more →

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The Love Spud. Imagine my surprise when I found this amongst me tattys.

Anatomy of Matt Da Conga

Anatomy of Matt Da Conga Originally uploaded by DragonDrop. Testing a new blogging system called flickr. Let’s see what happens.

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Never trust MSN directions! A friend just sent me this to try.. http://mappoint.msn.com/DirectionsFind.aspx In the Start section, select “Norway” from the address list box and enter “Haugesund” into the “City” field In the End section, select “Norway” from the address list box and enter “Trondheim” into the “City” field Click on “Get Directions” this is the result!

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Noticed this scene out the back window just now whilst making a cuppa tea..Idle since summer, standing tough and ready for action… Tonka’s rule.

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A light (disappointing) sprinkle of snow was on the ground this morning. The boys got all excited. I can’t remember the last time we had a proper dump of snow round these parts. Not like when I was a lad (by eck) when we lived up in’t Dales and we’d get a foot of snow… sometimes 2 foot and upwards…. Read more →

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The Haggis Horns down at The Late Lounge last night were Awesome. Great set up – brass lead 7 piece, backed up by a great rhythm section. The percussionist had a very desirable rig! Congas, cow bells, timbale, symbols and hitty things.. looked great fun. Heavy weight, super tight, mainly home grown (as far as I could tell) funk central…. Read more →

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Good night at Doctor Wu’s last night with Brett and Neil. Had a keyboard players join us and a female singer stole the show! She was ace. Looking forward to tonight in a big way. The Haggis Horns at playing at The Late Lounge. They are supposed to be amazing. I’ve seen them described as heavyweight funk… and I as… Read more →

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Thanks to everyone who responded to the “are you in Leeds” request.. Luckily, someone has offered to go into Knock on Wood and pick me up a new skin. So – if you are in Leeds, I’ll be playing at Dr. Wu’s tonight with Brett Wetherhead and Neil Jaques (birthday boy!) for the latest installment of community. Sounds like it… Read more →

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I’ve got a massive favor to ask if anyone I know is going into Leeds today.. please drop me a line and let me know. I’ve got a gig tonight in Leeds and I’ve split a bongo skin. Arrgh.

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What a week it’s been. Last weekend I took part in a superb night – The JFK Experience at the Late Lounge, Bar Med. What a night. DJ Johnnie Fredericks mixed up the vinyl whilst Ben Lacey (sax) Al Smyth (guitar) Me (percussion) and Tom Taylor (Human beat box!) free formed over te top of it. I really hope we… Read more →