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[ Written by: | 29 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
The Real Reason MP3s Rule

Moving day and a record collection do not go hand in hand…. so dreading putting my records back in order – its been over 10 years since they have been so orderless, kind of dreading it to be honest, so time consuming… I am also looking forward to finding slabs of wax I had forgot I had and re meeting old friends.
New Shelves for records to, which is my next task… building, the perfect job for a bob.
toot toot

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[ Written by: | 28 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
An ode to Detroit…..or not

Over the last few weeks, as happens following every DEMF, the inevitable arguments seemed to have flared up again about the roots of techno and the part Detroit plays in the overall scheme of electronic music. To summarize the argument, it basically holds that Detroit should be recognised as the home of techno and without Detroit, there wouldn’t be techno.
If you want to really get into it, there is an interesting 4 part writeup at mnmlssg, with 4 somewhat differing viewpoints on the subject. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, …

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[ Written by: | 27 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
I bid you adieu

Righto, thats it, I’m done and dusted and gettin the fuck out!
The Wife and I shall soon to be winging it to Berlin for our super excitement funtimes party smiles holiday!!
I shall endeavour to keep up some form of travelog on here whilst pinging about, but since `the Kids’ have performed soo poorly at it the stress of effort is not with me.
Which is good cos I am dead lazy.
You shall likely next hear from me in Berlin, hanging with honorary members Simon Beeston and Matt Drake and full member …

Featured, Stink-Finger Mixes »

[ Written by: | 26 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Websta: Stink-Finger Podcast #01

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping

Music, Music Industry »

[ Written by: | 26 Jun 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Enemies List

From my fave music industry commentator, (if you hadn’t guessed I’m the industry wanker at stink finger), Bob Lefsetz comes this amusing and accurate Enemies List. For those new to Bob, the other one, check the link below and join his email list – he’s a prolific and opinionated man, beware his music rants, he has to my ears shocking taste – do read them though as he has passion and thats what digging this music stuff is ALL about.
Enemies List
1. Doug Morris
Despite the aegis of caring about music and …

Hot Vs Not »

[ Written by: | 26 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Hot vs Not

Shit Cooking
Dubstep Allstars Vol 6 by Appleblim http://www.discogs.com/release/1348634
BMP hats
Nike Slippers
BMP long weekend in Berlin
Scat Night thurs @ Laboratory http://www.lab-oratory.de/index.html
My new mix cd

Just shit
Over 40hrs of travelling in Cattle class
No DC10
People talking about computer programs

Music »

[ Written by: | 25 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Kimya Dawson – Auckland Girls Grammer Hall 24/6/08

I couldn’t tell you the last time I set foot in a school grounds let alone attended a concert at a school, lets say its been a while… however there was no way I was going to miss seeing Kimya Dawson, a anti folk singer I have listened to on and off for some years.
I’d like to say I’ve been a fan for years but that would be a lie – rather I was aware of her via the moldy peaches the band she formed with Adam Green and had …

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[ Written by: | 24 Jun 2008 | 9 Comments | ]
Oh god no! DC10, how could you do this to me?

After having a nice Saturday morning watching football and making a nice wee mix cd, I popped into the Faith site.

Imagine my surprise when I found this headline
DC10 closed for 60 days

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[ Written by: | 22 Jun 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Sometimes the best sound is…

…silence
Having just spent sometime outside the city I have had the great joy to actually have had moments when the only sound was silence – sometimes interupted by some bird calls. Now that I am back in the 09 I can hear the constant drone of the motorway and as comforting as this actually is, I shall miss the nothingness of silence

My musicial palette now cleansed and as such I am now about to dive headfirst into some old Factory Records stuff, ACR, Stockholm Monsters, Joy Division et al… for …

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[ Written by: | 22 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Sunday Adventure Club

Just to keep things poppin along here is what I wrote about last Sunday with a few amendments.
We missed Cassy ๐Ÿ™ Got there in time for last hour of luciano in the sun – lots of ‘his’ set records, freaks come out, god made me funky, the thrill me thing he played at Fabric (which I missed) again. Maybe 1000 people getting into it. Wink played next but about 20 min in massive rain came down and everyone hid under umbrellas apart from mentallists up the front. …