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[ Written by: | 23 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
I am a product

I’ll probably getmocked for this weeks choice, which is why I’ve been a tad slow to post this week.
Mocked for its a song I’ve not given a rest since a certain BMPer alerted me to the fact it existed – he should be along at same point to say something like “fucks sake bob”…
There are songs that move our body, some that move our soul and others that make us think… this does all three for me, albeit the body movement is quite restrained.
Anyways this is Jeffrey Lewis’s take on …

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[ Written by: | 13 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
there is no place to sleep

This track represents all that is magic and awesome about electronic/dance music and Carl Craig.
To put it simply, it’s magic!

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[ Written by: | 6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Free as the morning sun

Spring sprung here last week, officially, and on the 1st we were rewarded with a stunning sunny but cool day… I dragged out a cover version of the song of the week that I have a fondness for by Mr Hermano but today here is the original by Carlos Santana from his 1979 album Oneness: Silver Dreams – Golden Reality.
This is the perfect tonic for a early morning rise where the birds are all you hear…. play it before traffic and other distractions kick in

and here is Mr Hermano’s version:

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[ Written by: | 30 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
I hope I’m together when I die

I had planned to add something slightly more current this week but alas I got side tracked by a question on Friday and have been stuck on this puppy ever since… The question – Whats ya two death songs….
This is one of mine, simply for the line “I Hope I’m Together When I Die”.
So here they are the Butthole Surfers, one of the great modern guitar bands with The Coloured FBI Guy from the Widowermaker EP (1989).

Next week I shall endeavour to find something from this decade.

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[ Written by: | 23 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
I Ain’t Niiiightclubbing

Early Manchester-based UK house project of Mike Pickering (Hacienda DJ, Quando Quango, M-People), Simon Topping (A Certain Ratio) and Ritchie Close. ‘T-Coy’ allegedly stands for ‘Take Care Of Yourself’.
Better known for the classic Carino this is just magic imo… just got me the North Comp on wax from some german geezer, well stoked as my cassette copy ain’t upto much

I used to listen to this a lot and wonder what proper night clubbing was actually like – I figured it was devoid of rum and coke swigging bogans which was …

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[ Written by: | 16 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
You will find me if you want me in the garden / unless it’s pouring down with rain

Blixa Bargeld, N.U. Unruh and FM Einheit declared war on all conventional hearing habits with the release of their debut album “Kollaps” (Collapse) in November 1981. Tremendously noise-intensive, rhythmically ritual anti-pop was offered as an antidote for the frightened, paralyzed and media-sedated masses. It was made from a range of instruments carefully beaten together from mostly stolen construction site, scrap yard and do-it-yourself supplies, consisting of steel parts, barrels, drills, hammers, saws and an untuned electric guitar. The sound monster awakened to life was crowned by Bargeld’s blood-curdling screams and …

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[ Written by: | 16 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
BMP vs Motat

Yesterday the Auckland chapter of the BMP went to visit MOTAT as for Aucklander’s it is free for August – cool council styles right there!
For all but Websta this was the first time we’d visited in many years.
Highlights for me:
Model Trains
Lancaster Bomber
Ride in a  Train & Steam Train
No hot dogs – sorry for the building of expectations Ninja
My Ginger Slice – WTF was I thinking?
The way the childrens treasure hunt posts were hidden – I got my stamp at only two of the posts… dammit
Was a good days adventure and well …

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[ Written by: | 12 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Mix Of The Week!

Graeme Park – Tony Wilson Hacienda Memories Key 103 AUG 2007
“In memory of the late Anthony H. Wilson who passed away three years ago, here’s my Key 103 “Memories Of The Hacienda” radio special from 25th August 2007 where Marshall Jefferson, Arthur Baker, Mike Pickering and others remember Tony and The Hacienda and I play an eclectic selection of classic Hacienda tunes too.”
Marshall Jefferson – The House Music Anthem
Jay Dee – Plastic Dreams
T Coy – Carino
Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
Rythim Is Rythim – Nude Photo
New Order – Thieves …

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[ Written by: | 23 Jun 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Stonking vs Donking

Winter fires
NZ’s performance thus far at the Football World Cup
The Now Show and other audio comedies that makes bob smile in the wee small hours
Comfort food on cold nights
Old skool rave mixes
Watching movies in bed
Wearing socks on ones head
Amusing diversions
Politics and the media
The Rugby World Cup
The failure of capitalism
Corporates that don’t serve humanity (I think thats all of them ain’t it?)
The Music Industry
Friends having  not the best of times

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[ Written by: | 21 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Zombie Awareness Month this May

Many films important to the evolution of the modern zombie are set in the month of May, from the original Night of the Living Dead, 1968, to the well received Dawn of The Dead remake of 2004. 
Also, because Spring (our Autumn so this doesn’t wash for New Zealand zombie culture) naturally brings with it a sense of renewal and hopefulness, May is the perfect month to emphasize continued vigilance in the face of the coming zombie pandemic.
Supporters of Zombie Awareness Month wear a gray ribbon to signify the undead shadows that …