Monthly Archives: June 2011

Brainstorm, We’re On Our Way Home

Now that Glastonbury’s over and I can return to the worldwide interweb without feeling sick to my stomach about missing out on tickets AGAIN (and of course that little factor of being miles away at the arse end of the world), I bring you one of my… Continue reading

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Hardfloor, Acperience

One of those kind of nights. Continue reading

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Pulp, Sorted for Es and Wizz

About this time every year I get a little maudlin, remermbering the days of leaving an important part of my brain in a field somewhere in Hampshire / Wiltshire / Barcelona etc. Watching clips like this doesn’t help. (BTW, if you’re ever asked “Rol… Continue reading

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Underground Resistance, Transition

There will come´╗┐ a time in your life when you will ask yourself a series of questions. Am I happy with who I am? Am I happy with the people around me? Am I happy with what I’m doing? Am I happy with the way my life is going? Do I have a life or am… Continue reading

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The KLF, Chill Out (complete mix)

Insanity prevails – a weekend that wasn’t a weekend due to staring at a computer screen procrastinating by all means possible to avoid the ridiculous amount of work piling up, stress levels turned up to 11 and still at work on a Monday at 7pm, two… Continue reading

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Kenny Hawkes, Sleaze Walking

Back in the late 90s, for a certain population of Kiwi clubbers at least, Paper Recordings was IT. Paper 12″s used to fly off the shelves of BPM – sometimes it seemed half of Auckland was playing a big game of “collect the set” (helped along by th… Continue reading

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Shit Robot, Tuff Enuff

A tune to rev you up on a Friday night – a little bit of Kraftwerk with a whole lot of DFA. Now all you need is a smoke machine and you’re good to go. Continue reading

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The Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen In Love

Arrived home this evening to find the chap blasting* a Fine Young Cannibals’ cover of The Buzzcocks’ mighty Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve). THERE IS NO GOD. I refuse to dignify this abomination by linking to it (likewise the h… Continue reading

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Talking Heads, Big Business / I Zimbra

So Stop Making Sense is arguably the best concert film of all time, though I’d counter it has some decent competition from The Last Waltz, although it’s clearly apples and oranges and not worth the argument at all. (And then there’s Wattstax, Wood… Continue reading

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Bill Withers, Grandma’s Hands

Still on the subject of the mighty Banana Record, Yokohama, I picked up a (yet again) mint condition Bill Withers best-of comp during my crate digging. I forget the price but probably around 800 yen, or 10 of your Kiwi dollars. You can never have … Continue reading

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