Monthly Archives: June 2013

What I’m picking: Glastonbury Friday

This is the time of year I become a total Glastonbury bore. (Sorry in advance, just wait until afterwards – zzzzzz.) During my wilderness years (when I returned to New Zealand post-Glastonbury 2005), this time would generally see the  tearing of … Continue reading

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Tim Maia, Rational Culture / Pointer Sisters, Yes We Can Can

Lamenting the appalling sound during Nicky Siano’s set at The Forum on Friday night (and possibly a bit of slightly sketchy mixing from the maestro himself – playing like me DJing drunk at a wedding and whacking up the master … Continue reading

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All hail Nicky Siano

I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as hyped about a gig as I am for tomorrow night. If there’s a disco heaven, then the RBMA v Lovebox special is definitely spinning a tune or 10 inside those pearly gates. … Continue reading

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Grace Jones, Warm Leatherette

The Normal’s Warm Leatherette is an(other) All-Time Favourite™ which quite frankly I never thought could be made ‘funky’, but Grace proves me wrong. As usual.

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Stephanie Mills, Put Your Body In It / The Chicago Connection, Dancin’ (Mark Grant mix)

On another disco binge at the moment, spurred on by the purchase of an 1980s Acoustic Research ‘The Turntable’ which is making my vinyl sound fantastic (after two weekends spent with a cloth and some alcohol to make those dirty … Continue reading

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