Sunday, 31 January 2010


When I find myself by the sea
In anothers company

by the sea

When I go out to the pier
Gonna die and have no fear
because you.....

You just know..

Run Around Who......?

Dion sings heartbreak 1960s in perfect doo-wop, no wonder the tune ranked #342 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Just watch out for that Sue.....

F-U-N-K doesn't get any Funkier then This!

So it's New York and its the 80s so get down on that lino and break those moves!!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Bronski Beat of The Week!

In homage to a good friends birthday today. Play this extended version and remember how amazing this song really is, oh and the next time you have a big house party and it's early in the morning, put this on and you'll get everyone up on the dance floor.

Got My Good Shoes On!

It's just the way my heart beats.....

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Yea I Say!

Yeasayer pick up on the current passion for lifting some world beats and throwing them in the mix in this their current single Ambling Alp.

Definitely ones to watch in 2010...

A Contra Weekender

Vampire Weekend nail it with their second album, highlights are Giving up The Gun, Diplomat's Son and top of the list, I Think ur A Contra. World sounds enveloped in pure New York.

You can check out my full review in DUMMY Mag!

Donald's Damn Funky Dominos!

I had this brilliant tape when I was a teenager, the kind you taped of a friend who had taped it of a friend, who had taped it of a friend, and no one had ever seen the original it came from.

On one side it was proper old skool Terry Francis Garage and the other was just labelled 70s Funk. This was my favourite song but I never knew who it was by until last Saturday whilst in the pub with a couple of friends the DJ whacks it on, I got very over excited when he showed me the sleeve and after discussing the merits of the full length version I left very happy indeed!

So just do what Donald does, stand you problems all in a row, and watch them fall like dominos!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Double Vapour Trail

So when I was 14, my Art homework was to draw a picture of the thing I would most like to own in the world. I drew a pencil portrait of Mark Gardener from Ride.

When I was 26 my friend took me back stage to meet him. We stood, packed in a close corridor, and spoke but I never told him about the picture I had drawn all those years ago, too shy I guess.

He was beautiful.

For a good friend who will appreciate an amazing version on a most beautiful classic.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Disco Ditto!

'Call me up
We'll hang out
I’m down for whatever.
Tell me an I making myself clear?'

Ditto does Simian Disco magic on this pure retro, almost sounding like Ce Ce Peniston when she cries the word 'Finally'. Ditto nails her off the cuff advances almost like she is responding to the gentlemen singer from their previous tune 'Audacity of Huge'.