Music

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365 Project – COMPLETE

365 Project – COMPLETE

364.5 Days ago I launched a project to blog every day throughout 2013. Publishing this very post will complete that project. By way of something to write about today, I thought I’d surface some of my fave moments, and (going by view stats) some of yours. It’s been a remarkable year. Some of it I knew was coming – the… Read more →

(Last night’s) FIRE party photos

(Last night’s) FIRE party photos

Tip top night. It got to about 21:30 and there was no one in the house. Why am I doing this, thought I – it was empty. My wingman had pulled out at the last minute for personal reasons (he turned up later though) which made me happy. By 21:35, it was busy. It was as if someone had dropped… Read more →

TONIGHT : FIRE party

TONIGHT : FIRE party

We’re chucking another log on the FIRE party tonight. It’s been a while. We’ve got 5 DJs (including me – I’m doing a laid back warm up set from 21:00 – 22:00). Cloudbass will be playing his usual unusual, Johnny Kendal takes over from him, into Christopher Xtopher (..”Crosstopher”) followed by Archio Banquerta who’s on from 02:00. Try not to… Read more →

DRAGNDROP by Pariis Opera House

DRAGNDROP by Pariis Opera House

Turns out that  UK electro space-funk mavericks (their words) Pariis Opera House (their typo) have produced a rather good tune (my words) called Dragndrop, where the vocal lick bangs on about DragonDrop (our word) a lot. It’s got an air of Plump DJs about it, who I last saw smashing Glad to bits a few years ago. I’m going to get… Read more →

I feel a bit Christmassy now.

We’ve just been to a the Christmas Carol Service at Christ Church on The Stray. I do love a good sing. A full choir – around 25 – 30 members with a full range. Being a special Carol service, naturally all eyes were on the choir and they didn’t disappoint. The carols ranged from the equivalent of smash hits –… Read more →

Christmas Concert and nappy sack horror

Christmas Concert and nappy sack horror

We’ve just got in from watching Felix in concert. He was playing percussion and keyboard with the Harrogate Youth Percussion Ensemble (HYPE) He was good. They were good. They played a version of Clocks that Felix arranged himself. We were a woopin’ and a hollerin’ (well Eirene was). Some other bands played some great stuff – all wind & percussion…. Read more →

Type Set List

Type Set List

I’ve had a rather enjoyable few hours since last weekend getting these tunes together. Some brand new chooners that I’ve bought, some brand new chooners off the “5 years of Diynamic Records” album that I got for my birthday and a couple of older bits from my archive, that I’ve dusted off.  I’m probably not going to get chance to… Read more →

Helluva party

Helluva party

Just about on an even keel again after being knocked slightly sidewards by not only the fun and Jaegerbombs and several cigars at my 40th birthday party, but also by the warmth and generosity I got from everyone who turned up. It all went well, loads of people turned up and the atmosphere was lovely. Cracking music – 7 DJs… Read more →

Quiet before the storm

Quiet before the storm

Spent a lot of the day getting stuff ready for tonight’s party. Realised that these few minutes I’ve got now may be the only chance I’ll have to write my daily blog.   Just about to go and load a second van full of equipment up. I’ve cobbled together enough drums to make it worth my while playing congas tonight. Here’s… Read more →

I’m opening the Decks

I’m opening the Decks

There’s a new night starting in Harrogate tonight, and I’ve got the honour of opening the decks. A night called ‘VIBE’ – I’m going to be doing a progressive house set – mainly new stuff I’ve collected over the past two years, stuff that I’ve selected for high quality production and tripped out sounds and quirky mashed up elements. If… Read more →

40 Year Bash

40 Year Bash

After a lot of deliberation, I decided that chucking one of them there FIRE parties that we used to chuck all the time, would be the best bet for my 40th. I’ve already secured some of my fave DJs – Dharma for one, and Dodsworth for another. Music will be from the roots, world, lounge, leftfield and funk ends of… Read more →