Saturday, December 31, 2005

well it is that time of year, so sue me

New Year Resolutions

I hate New Year resolutions, an inane concept if ever there was one.

Yet in the interests of blogging and having something to say, for I have been quiet, I shall make an exception to my usual rule.

If pressed I guess every year I do have the same thoughts, that the next one I shall endeavour to have more fun, a simple premise and a noble one at that I reckon. Can’t really fail that sort of resolution, well not without some serious misfortune, of which I’ve had my fair share – haven’t we all, yet one can always have some fun in any calendar year so prepare to tick the ‘passed resolution box’ in about 365 ¼ days.

So heres me Resolutions:

I shall endeavour to have more fun
I will try my hardest not to give up smoking – take that ya anti smoking wowsers
I shall attempt to remember one programme for more than 30 seconds after reading a TV listing – what is it with TV guides, are they some sort of amnesia device?
I will exercise more often and more regularly
I will stop running
I will not become a food bore
I shall support all and any regime change in the United States Of America – the US population deserve a better way of governance
I will purchase more music and play it loudly
I shall not become a wine snob – what’s wrong with casks?
I shall drink more single malt whiskeys
I shall not learn to mix records, again. Enough of this handicap
I will talk more on the radio about the music I play (this could be a hard one)
I shall endeavour to be a better friend
I will watch less TV
I shall go to the theatre at least once
I shall attend an art opening for more than the free wine
I will laugh out loud as often as needed, I so can’t fail this one
I will work harder on my spelling, grammar and writing skills, or lack thereof
I will continue to blog
I will find fortune and buy a house and get a dog
I shall buy at least one lotto ticket to achieve the above
I will work harder but not necessarily longer
I will love and be loved
I will mend some broken fences
I will shun some that aren’t worthy my efforts
I shall spend some quality time on myself and with my friends
I shall spend some time with normal New Zealanders
I shall swear never to hang with normal New Zealanders again
I shall watch one game of rugby, maybe even go to a game…. Nah stuff that action, do I look brain dead?
I shall grow a beard and put flowers in my hair, ummm maybe not
I shall invent a cure for cancer and gift it to the world – yep I did get a ‘my first science kit’ from santa
I’ll spend some quality time with me family and show em my knees
I will listen to more music
I will stop taking spam so seriously and learn to accept my undersized member
I shall eat like a king and marry a princess, well the food bit anyways
I shall overcome adversity, handicap and disaster if any befall me
I shall stay true to my beliefs and be open minded to those of others
I shall catch up with some old and not seen for a long time chums
I will wish I hadn’t drunk so much on at least 37 mornings and one afternoon
I shall attempt to put some semblance of order into my music collection
I will go out more often
I will spend more time with little people, you know children, cause they really do rock!
I will be more positive, except when I’m hating
I shall adopt a foreigner and show em what is cool about my country
I will think about growing up and spending money on boring household items
I shall not take this list seriously nor make any conscious effort to achieving anything on this list, bar those I choose to

I think that should do it on a personal level, roll on the new year, I can’t wait to get stuck into these…..

2006 – some hopes/ideas for a better world

I hope that we finally discover or are discovered by an alien presence, one that doesn’t want to take our woman folk nor use us for target practice or anal probe us (well me at least)
I hope that them that are obsessed with profit and money find a means to do so that actually benefits humanity as a whole and not just themselves and their power elites
That world peace lark may just get popular with them that can actually make a difference
World hunger and poverty becomes the domain of history books
The word democracy actually has meaning again and isn’t applied on others by force
The Simpsons continues to be produced and doesn’t lose any of what makes it so damn fine
I’d say the end of all military, but I kind of dig tanks and the like, so maybe just change the death and killing aspect and replace it with beer and laughter
The dumbing down of society will reverse and be replaced by empowerment and education
Hollywood will start to make movies again and not just over priced, overly long remakes
Capitalism will be seen as the stupid old fashioned outmoded concept it is and be replaced with something workable and beneficial for all humanity
Politicians will learn that truth, honesty and honour are traits the public appreciate
People will realise David Hasslehoff is neither funny nor ironic; he’s just a shite actor with bad hair. Come on people lift ya standards
A cure of cancer, Aids and all those yucky diseases will be found that is safe, workable, and affordable to all and doesn’t involve the maiming or mocking of chimps
Spam will be eradicated, you evil fucks!
We will learn that physical beauty is only skin deep
Marketing people will learn that they are not essential to our collective well being and will earn less than street cleaners – a good product should always beat a good brand, you evil fucks!

Three things not to do in 2006

Don’t mouth breathe
Don’t hedge shape (it’s a sickness)
Don’t take wooden coins

Give peas a chance and see ya on the other side

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Children Avert Your Eyes

I guess this means I won't be getting a bike, again then.

Oh well at least I know why.

At the risk of being controversial

Have fun and be safe people :)

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Long & The Short Of It

Christmas Edition
Monday 2-4

JPSE - I Like Rain (Flying Nun) 1995
Ashley Slater - Private Sunshine (Afro Art) 2002
MFSB - Summertime (Nuphonic) 2000
James Brown - Soulful Christmas (King Stereo)
Kinetico - Xmas Distraction (Flying Rhino Records) 2000
The Barmy Army - Sharp As A Needle (On U Sound) 1988
Liebe Detail - Move D (Liebedetail) 2005
Problem Kids - S'alright (Those Norwegians rmx) (Paperecordings) 2000
Bernard badie - Train (Cajual) 2005
Peace Division - Be U 4T (Low Pressings) 2000
Swiss Tony - Shaboooya (White) 2005
Tracy Cooper - Cooking (GK Music) 2005
DJ Homewrecker - Step Daddy (Guest House) 2005
Wah Syndicate - Now That We've Found Love (Lil Mark rmx) (Nepenta) 2005
Bear Who? - Funky City (Crump Daddy Club mx) (Dust Traxx) 2005
The Wombles - The Wombling Song (TV Version) (CBS) 1974
Freestyle - Folks Are Dumb (Safe n Sound) 2004
Brothers Johnson - Stomp (Justin Harris re-edit) (Shhhhhhhh!) 2005

Best taken with mince pies, cheap plonk and a drunk santa

The Long and the Short Of It – 2005 a year in review

Special Christmas show today, my last show for the 2005 year - quite what that means yet I have no idea, tune in and be amazed, or not :)

Happy Holidays,

Bob Daktari


The Long and the Short Of It – 2005 a year in review

48 Shows
96 Hours on air
817 tracks played (not including today’s show)
90 minutes (approx) of voice breaks
100 (approx) texts inferring the music I play is shit
80% Vinyl / 20% CD (my guesstimate)
Two records started at the wrong speed
Two MP3 files played
Two Shows I thought were ok(ish)
One sore back from carrying record bags
Zero mixing, some blending

Significant personal milestone: April 2005, 20 years since I did my first ever radio show - Radio Contact, 1440 IXC, Hamilton, First Song ever played - Killing Joke "Follow The Leader", I got told off for playing it, LOL

Massive Respect to: Thane Kirby and Jef Kay and all the GeorgeFM crew, you people rock! My good friends Mark Nola and Wayde Webster for another year of talking and making me listen to so much shite music. Those who lend me records. Them that inspire me and are my musical inspiration.

Extra Special thanks to: Andy Pickering, Wayde Websta and Scott Lelo for taking care of the show when I was away.

Big shout outs to the listeners, its all for nothing without your ears, as ever it’s been a blast

Most Played Track: Ion - Everything (Aroma) 2005 (5 plays)

The music – in very rough playing order:

Aydin The Funki Chile – This?, (Barely Breaking Even), 1999
Kaori – Good Life, (Disorient), 2000
Mr Hermano – Free As The Morning Sun (Scumfrog mix), (Disorient), 2002
Stacy Kidd feat Matthew Yeats – Thank You Lord, (Bumpin City), ?
Octave One – Blackwater (Terrence Parker Chase the blues mix), (430 West), 2001
The Hustle Brothers – Jacks Groove, (white), 2003?
Jay J & Chris lum – Roots Rollcall, (Mouton Studios), 2001
Neon Heights – That’s Entertainment (Magik Johnson mix), (Shiva), 2004
Tim Deluxe feat Ben Onono – Choose Something Like a Star, (Underwater), 2003
The Midnight Creeperz – Brooklyn Chant, (Audio Deluxe), 2000
The Man – The Question, (Afro Art), 2001
Louie Austin – Hoping (Herberts High Dub), (Peacefrog), 2002
Ron Carrol – Live In Me (Greenskeepers Remix), (Greenskeepers Music), 2000
Mateo & Matos – Got A Message, (Glasgow Underground), 2000
Peaches – Ol Yello, (Peaches), 2003?
Howie B – To Kiss You, (Pussyfoot), 1999
Mikey DON & Live 1 – Tell Them, (Lowslife), 2003
Wordperfect – Reel Life Reel, (4PP Records), 2004
Soane Feat Hassanh – Runaway, (In Music), 2004
T-SON – Face The Day, (We R Records), 2004
SJD – Southern Lights, (Round Trip Mars), 2004
DLT – Liquid Skies, The Ultra Neon Mix), (BMG),
Harrison Crump – I Need Your Love, (PIAS), 2002
Crazy Penis – You Started Something, (Paperecordings), 2001
Tiefschwarz – Never (Alternative Club Version), (Classic), 2002
Silver Haze – I Don’t Care, (Crack & Speed), 2004
Freaks – Creeps (Justin Robertson remix), (Azuli), 2004
Jenina – French Kisses, (Switchs Jack the bix remix), (Virgin), 2004
Magik Johnson feat Sandy Mill – Feel Alright, (Solid Groove remix), (NRK), 2004
Ian Pooley – Samo Lluzija, ( In Music), 2004
Greenskeepers – Lotion, (Classic), 2004
Greenskeepers – Right On.. I think, (Greenskeepers Music), 2004
Freestyles – Folks Are Dumb, (Safe in Sound)
Blakkats – Breathe Don’t Stop, (white),
Stacey Kidd & Melvin Meeks – Let Love Enter, (Om), 2004
Kingsland Housing Project – Tied Up (That Coke Track), (FMR), 2001
Millie - My Girl Lollipop (Island Records), 1993
Desmond Dekker – Israelites (Island Records), 1993
Laurel Aitken – Boogie In My Bones (Island Records), 1993
Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm (Island Records), 1993
Nick Holder – Moments In Dub (NRK), 2000
Block 16 feat Bim Sherman – Sunshine, (Nuphonic), 2001
Adam Goldstone fat Sally Cortes – Mi Querida Loisaida (Nuphonic), 2001
SJD – Four Door, (Round Trip Mars), 2001
Roy Davis Jnr – Michael (Nuphonic), 1999
Tony Touch – I Wonder Why He’s The Greatest DJ (MAW vocal mix), (Tommy Boy), 2000
Cassio – Baby Love (Black Science Orchestra Superman Lover Vocal), (Glasgow Underground), 1999
DJ Sneak – Funky Rhythm (Fries & Bridges remix), (Robsoul), 2004
Ian Pooley – Here We Go (Pooled), 2003
Ian Pooley & Magik J – Piha, (Honchos), 2002
Marcus Hunter & Stray Casa – Its Hot (version 2), (Estereo), 2001
DJ Brame – Feeling Blue, (G Swing), 2002
Freestyles – Folks Are Dumb, (Safe n Sound), 2003
TNA – Do We (Freaks Dowedoobiedodub), (Wha? Roots), 2001
Ben Wah and Thomas Sahs - Vibe Is Tight (Doubledown), 2004
Problem Kids – S’Alright (Those Norwegians mix), (Paperecordings), 2000
Q Burns Abstract Message – Shame (Hakan lidbo album mix), (Les Disques Bazoline), 2003
Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte (Caveman), (BMG), 1971
Patrice Rushen – Number One (long version), (Warners), 1982
Black Magic – Welcome to the Club (original album version), (Strut) ?
Crown Heights Affair – Dreaming A Dream, (Vapour Music), 2001
Chi-Lites – My First Mistake (Danny Krivit Re-Edit), (Strut), ?
Elton John – Are You Ready For Love (Freeform Reform), (Southern Fried), 2003
Bent – Magic Love (Ashley Beedle’s Black Magic Vocal Mix), (Sport), 2003
DJ ‘Houz’ Mon feat Cei Bei – I Can’t Turn Around (Chicago Vocal Mix), (Bumpin City), ?
Dalvanius Prime & the Patea Maori Club – Poi E, (Maui), 1983
Fred Dagg – We Don’t Know How Lucky We Are, (EMI), 1975
Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness the Coldcut remix), (Island), 1987
Maurice Fulton – My Gigolo (Instrumental), (Transfusion), 2001
Peaches – My Name is, (Peaches),
X Press 2 feat Lo-Pro – Hip Housin’ (Vocal mix), (JBO), 1994
Reverend Bloo – Knee Deep, (Oh Vicar),
DJ Banjo From Japan – The Drunks Present, (Shhhhhhhh),
Reverend Bloo – Mona Lisa, (Peaches),
KC Flight vs Funky Junction – Voices, (Alternative Route),
Funk D’Void – Diabla (The Hacker Mix), (Soma), 2001
Nick Cave – Do You love Me, (Mute), 1998
Belle & Sebastian – Step Into my Office Baby, (Rough Trade) 2003
10 City – That’s The Way love Is, (Ibandan),
Touch – Love Hangover, (Dimitri From Paris reedit), (BBE), 2000
Risco Connection – Ain’t no Stopping Us Now, (Nuphonic), 2001
? - A Return to Traditional Moral Values, (Copasetic Edit), (Soultrust) 2005
Damn – Gingold’s Jackpot, (Raw Fusion), 2002
Eva B feat Joe Dukie & Sugar B – Eve’s Time Tonight, (Best Seven), 2004
Louie Austin – Amore (I Love You), (Kitty Yo), 2001
Gwen Jay Allen – I Love You Babe, (Atlantic Jaxx), 2000
Giusy Consori – This Is Not A Love Song, (Sound Division), 2004
Donna Summer – I Feel Love, (Caipirinha Music), 1998
Bis – Love Will Tear Us Apart, (OSC), 2001
Depeche Mode – Loved (DT remix), (white)
Dino Lenny vs Housemartins – Change The World, (White)
Reactor Music – Happiness (CDR), 2004
Stacy Kidd & Melvin Meeks – Let Love Enter, (Om), 2004
Mateo & Matos – Don’t Ever Stop Lovin’, (Glasgow Underground), 1999
DJ Aakmael – Luv U Right, (Bumpin City),
Dirty Kicks – Sax & Violence, (Gallery), 2004
Mojo project – In My life, (John Arnold remix), (Love Monk), 2004
Greenskeepers – Lotion, (Classic), 2004
Brett Johnson – Hey baby (GK Striped Down mix), (Igloo), 2005
Untitled Orchestra – She’s Strange, (Icon), 2005
Justin Harris & Stella Attar – (Why Don’t You Move) Closer, (Odori), 2003
The Little Beasties – Digitise Me, (Music For Freaks), 2004
Pnau – Enuffs Enuff (Derrick Carter reedit), (Greenskeepers Music), 2005
DJ Sneak – Funky Rhythm (Fries & Bridges remix), (Robsoul), 2004
Demo Crazy – Rappy Song (Freaks remix), (Honest Jons Records), 2004
Greenskeepers – Go, (Greenskeepers Music), 2004
Lavish Habits – Clap Yo Feetz, (Select), 2005
Soul Mekanik – Get Your Head Stuck On Your Neck (Freakygingeredo mix), (Rip Records), 2004
Lil Mark – Crackiceboompow, (Paranoid Music), 2004
Silver Haze – The Fly in the Machine, (Crack & Speed), 2004
DJ Total M – Blow Da Box, (Peaches), 2005
Mike Dixon – Beatz to Chicago (accapella), (Peaches), 2005
Chicago housing Commission – The Struggle, (CHC), 2004
Magik J – Rollergirl (Maxi & Joshua Collins mix), (NRK), 2005
Zoo Brazil – Acid Shock, (Music For Freaks), 2004
Chris Morris - Club News (Warp)
Gina X - No GDM
DJ Tal - Digital World
Stryker - Riki Don't Loose that number
Simon Beesting - Ready Fpr This
Playgroup - Front 2 Back
Agoria - Sky Is Clear
Filthy Machines - Cash Rules
Mu - Paris Hilton
Argh???? - Doggy Style
Fanatics - Buddy
Pop Will Eat Itself - Def Con One
? - Always Be lovin You
Cass & The Cure - New Forest
Alter Ego - Daktari
Les Jardieners - Funky Daktari
Rub - Snee
Dave Barker & Brett Johnson - Where Are you From
Paul Woolford - Puck Dat
The Assembly - Never Never, (Mute), 1983
Chris Morris - Intro, (Warp)
Felix Da Housekat - Silver Screen (Thin White Duke mix), City Rockers
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - A Daisy Chain for Satan
Greater Than One - Why Do Men Have Nipples, (Wax Trax)
Ladytron - He Took Her to the Movies
Altered Images - Disco Pop Stars
Louie Austin & Peaches - Grab My Shaft
Mocky - Japanese Motor Car #1
Pulto - Dance Stamin (TPs non sanctioned remix)
Human League - Seconds
The Dyrods - Girls On Pills
Miss Kitten - Frank Sinatra
Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation
Headless Chickens - Expecting To Fly (magik's back to the 80's mix)
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Neon Heights - Listen to the Music
Stacy Kidd - Underground
Brett Johnson & Dace Barker - Taken?
Scoper & Bubba - Satisfied
Cylde Feat Capital A - Servce it up
Freaks - Can We Fix It
Nightmares On Wax - A Nights Interlude
Folk Implosion - Simian Groove
Ballistic Brothers - Back to the Old Skool
Beastie Boys - Flute Loop (instrumental)
Sam Server - Do You Understand
UNKLE - Time Has Come
T Love - QMS
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Big Dada Sound - Showtime
Midnight Funk - Code
Ron Trent - Fight Fo What You Believe
Markus Nikolai - Passion (Freaks mix)
Jeremy Joshua - Vegemite
Eric & Prudo - Where...
World Of Apples - Prelude
Magik Johnson - Feel The Groove
can't remember
Magik Johnson - Bath Street Sound
? - Motorcycle
Blaze - My Beat (Solid Groove mix)
DJ Linus - Who Stole the Soul
Soane - Kennith Ave Shuffle (in music), 2004
The Narcaleptic - Sataday (Classic), 2005
Reactor Music - Here We Come, (Reliable), 2004
Ian Pooley - Here We Go (Pooled/in music), 2005
Magik Johnson - Follow The Groove (NRK), 2005
Greenskeepers - So Fine (Igloo), 2005
DJ Sneak - Funky Rhythm (Border Patrol mix), (Magnetic), 2004
Funky Transport vs Jonee Q - Mixed Up (Style Of Eye mix), (Classic), 2005
Lil Mark - Do To me (Doubledown), 2005
Untitled Orchestra - She's Strange (icon), 2004/5 ?
Justin Harris feat Stella - Why Don'rt You Move Closer (odori), 2005
Andrew Emil - As She Spoke (Smooth Agent), 2005
Hazel - Club Connection, (Robsoul), 2005
The Wisemen - What You Want (Hodges mix), (Mi Casa) 2005
Lavish habit - Clap Ya Feetz (Select) 2005
Mike Dixon - Beatz to Chicago (Peaches)
Markus Erickson & Chris Long? - Crazy Pitch, (Flygaric) 2005
Beta Band - Squires, (regal)
Neon Heights - Thats Entertainment, (Shiva)
Magik Johnson feat Claire Minuit - damn forgot title..., (NRK)
Phully - If I Am Right, (Lovefunk)
Soane - Leap of Faith, (in music)
GK - Hey baby, (igloo)
Blair - Life (DC mix), (White)
Bill Hicks - Easter, (Ryko)
Mojo Project - In My Life (John Arnold hustle), (Love Monk)
Stacy kidd - Thank You Lord (Bumpin City)
Eddie & The Eggs - Me & My Watermelon, (Joss House)
sunworshippers speak
Hazel - Club Connection (Fries & Bridges vs Chris Carrier mix), (Robsoul)
Blakkat - Breathe Don't Stop (White)
Mike Dixon - Jacko & Jelly (Bumpin City)
The Narcoleptic - Loosen Your Collar, (Classic)
To-Ka Project - Revolution, (om)
Justin Martin & Sammy D - Swamp Thing (Dirtybird)
sunworshippers speak
Freestyle - Folks Are Dumb, (safe & Sound)
Chicago Housing Authority - forgot, doh!, (CHA)
Stylis Trouble - Sputik One, (Junior)
Code 61 - Drop The Deal (?) 1988
Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria (Some Bizzaire) 1984
Magik Johnson feat James Dansey - Being Boiled (NRK) 2005
Justin Harris & Stella Attar - Move A Little Bit Closer (Odori) 2003
Untitled Orchestra - She's Strange (Icon) 2004
Andrew Emil - When She Spoke (Seans Skankin Mix) (Smooth Agent) 2005
Phully feat Teremoana Rapley - beautiful Woman (Lovefunk) 2005
Greenskeepers - Toyland (Vista) 2005
Markus ENochson feat Chris Long - Crazy Pitch (freaks mix) (Flygaric) 2005
Narcoleptic - Sataday (Classic) 2005
DJ Sneak -Funky Rhythm (Armand Van Heldon peice of poooh mix) (Magnetic) 2004
The Wisemen - X (Mi Casa) 2004
Green Velvet - The Bathroom (Relief) 2005
Mr Negative - Evacuate (accapella) (fine) 2005
Drug Punks - Drug (City Rockers) 2002
Tiefschwarz - Never (Beloved dub mix) (Classic) 2002
DK7 - The Difference (Martin Landsky mix) (Output) 2003
Tiga - Louder Than A Bomb (PIAS) 2005
Justin Martin & Sammy D - Swamp Thing (Dirtybird) 2005
Tony Senghore - The System (Horehaus) 2003?
Moodymann - I Can't Kick This Feeling When It Hits (Peacefrog) 1997
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes (Island) 1984
Greater Than One - Peace (K=K Records)
Tiga - Louder Than A Bomb (PIAS) 2005
Cabvaret Voltaire - I Want You (Virgin) 1985
Peaches - Ol Yello (Peaches)
Ian Pooley - Ready To Flow (Stabmix) (NRK)
Magik Johnson - Rollergirl (Kingsland mix) (NRK) 2004
Cuffy & Leon D - 19C Trumpet (Red Melon) 2003
Terrence Parker - Your Love (Studio K7) 1993
Salt City Orchestra - The Book (Hardback Dub) (Paper) 1995
Derrick Carter - Squaredancing In A Roundhouse (remake) (Classic) 2003
Green Velvet - The Bathroom (Relief) 2005
Mr Negative - Evacuate (Fine) 2005
Jesus Presents - The Second Gift (Mamas Home Cookin) 2005
Phoni Crunch ? - Say You'll Feel This (Tom Bone) 2004
Lil Mark - Is JAzz (Greenhouse) 2004
Lelo - Milkshake (Soultrust)
? - ? (Keep Diggin) 2004
Mr Negative - Evacuate (acapella) (Fine Music) 2005
Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul 3001 (Walter Gibbons edit) (Salsoul)
Patrice Rushen - Number One (Long Version) (Elektra) 1982
Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine (Sony) 1973
Earth Wind & fire - Evil (Sony) 1973
Love Committee - Just As Long As I Got You (Dimitri From Paris reedit) (BBE)
Two Tons Of Fun - Do YOU Wanna Boogie Music Works reedit) (Fantasy Records)
Pascal & Mister Day - Shelter (Glasgow Underground)
Alton Miller - Sweet In The Morning (Demo version) (Distance) 1999
Neon Heights - Show you THE Stars (DiY) 2002
sounds from Auckland Airport Toilets taken from Sounds Of International Airports (Planet pimp Records) 1998
Francois K - Time & Space (NRK) 1998
Black Rascals - Blaze Theme Track (Sumo Records)
Kings Of Tomorrow - My Love Is Real (Distance) 1999
Nick Holder - America Eats Its Young (Terry Farley Vocal Dub) (NRK) 1999
Greenskeepers - On The Line (Greenskeepers Music) 2005
Swirlpeople feat Cathy De Canto - No Judgement (Aroma) 2005
Plus 2 - Shades Of Dank (Peaches) 2005
Joshua - Echo Chamber (Joshua's Dubwise mix) (Classic) 2005
Pogues - Waltzing Matilda (Stiff Records) 1985
Johnny Cash - We'll Meet Again (American Recordings) 2002
Powder Productions - Celebrate (Glasgow Underground) 1999
B&G - In The Distance (Greenskeepers Music) 2003
Onionz & Master D - Infatuation (imperial Dub) 1999
Greenskeepers - On The Line (Greenskeppers Music) 2005
Derrick L Carter - If I (Classic) 2002
Lil Mark - Do To Me (Vox) (Doubledown) 2005
Justin harris & Stella Attar - Move A Little Bit Closer (Plastic Jazz Band Spastic Remake) (Odori) 2005
Stacy Kidd - Toys (Soul Element Mix) (Smooth Agent) 2004
Joshua - Echo Chamber (Joshua's Dubwise mix) (Classic) 2005
Andrew Emil - When She Spoke (Sean's Skankin mix) (Smooth Agent) 2005
Silicone Soul - Under A Werewolf Moon (Soma) 2005
Jesus Presents The Second Coming - The Scoop (Mamas Home Cookin) 2005
Justin martin & Sammy D - Swamp Thing (Dirty Bird) 2005
Lavish Habits - Clap Ya Feetz (White) 2004
Hazel - Club Connection (Fries & Bridgers mix) (Robsoul) 2005
OMD - ABC Auto Industry
Headless Chickens - doh forgot, off first ep
Leftfield - Release The Pressure
Slam - Lifetimes
Charles Webster - Your Life
Octave One - Blackwater
Chicago housing Authority - Electronic Disco
Derrick Carter - Legacy
Lil Mark -Say you'll
Brett Johnson & Dave Barker - Stucco Homes (Freaks remix)
Swirl people - No Judgement
Magik Johnson - Yesterday and Forever
Silicone Soul - When The Devil Drives
Cuffy & leon D - Your Love
Greenskeepers - Ride The Line
Justin martin & Sammy D - If You Don't Know A Girl as Good
Dubtribe Soundsystem - We Used To Dance
DJ Sneak - The Gas
Soane - Song For Sesila
Jepithe Gulliame - The Prayer (Acoustic Version), (Spiritual Life)
Mateo & Matos - I Wnat Music , (United Underground House Sounds)
Ian Pooley feat Marcos Valle - Sentimento , (Pooled) 2004
Yellow Sox - Flim Flam, (Nuphonic) 1998
Children Of Planet Earth - You Are the Future, (Sole Music)
Romanthony - Bring U Up (Deep Dubb), (Glasgow Underground) 2000
Phully - These Days DJs, (Lovefunk) 2005
Magik Johnson - Follwo The Groove, (NRK) 2005
Car Crash Set - Outsider, (Reacion Music) 1984
Headless Chickens - Gaskrankinstaion (Greg Churchill remix), (Flying Nun) 2002
Derrick Carter - Legacy (BHQ edit), (Wash House) 2005
Lil Mark - Say You'll (Freaks remix), (Paranoid Music) 2005
Style Of Eye - You Got That (Remix), (Classic) 2005
DJ Sneak - Funky Rhythm, (Robsoul) 2004
Greenskeepers - Ride The Line, (Greenskeepers Music) 2005
Ten City - All Loved Out (Love Serenade mix), (Spiritual Life)
Romnathony - The Wanderer (Sole Music) 1999
Arthur Russel - Wild Combination (Nuphonic) 2001
Funky Green Dogs - I Can't Help It (Cassoni Cluyb mix) (Twisted UK), 1998
Sandy Riveria & Jose Burgos - Living Me (Under The Counter),
DJ Phully - Feed It, (Lovefunk), 2005
Mojo Project - In My Life (John Arnolds Hustle), (Lovemonk) 2004
Chicks On Speed - Glamour Girl (Sub Up), 1999
Magik Johnson feat James Dempsey - Being Boiled, (NRK) 2005
The Clash - This Is Radio Clash (Columbia) 1981
Brett Johnson & Dave Barker - Where Are You From, (Brique Rouge) 2005
Del Costa & Pedro Goya - B Boys, (Classic) 2005
Brett Johnson - Sex With machines, (Magnetic) 2005
No Assembly Firm - Planetary Invasion, (Robsoul), 2005
Freaks - Fly Higher pt one (MFF) 2001
Swag - Lockdown (Unlikely Lads remix), (2020 Vision) 2002
The Gentle People - The Gentle People Are Love, (Rephlex) 1999
This Mortal Coil
Dubtribe Soundsystem
Mark Farina
Dark Comedy
Silicone Soul
news broadcasts from the D Day Landings courtesy of some BBC records I got
Gentle People
Sex Pistols - truely horrific remix of God Save the Queen
Del Costa & Pedro Goya
Fat freddys Drop
Derrick Carter
The Feaks vs Swag
Brett Johnson
No Assembly Firm
Cymande - Fugs Back (GK remix), (smash Hits) 2005
Paris - Fairweather Friends (Family Affair) 1998
Black Science Orchestra - Emancipation (Afro Art)
Moodymann - damn forgot name of tune.... (Peacefrog)
Dark Comedy - ?
Swayzak - Speedboat, (Pagan) 1998
Subway - Testing (Nuphonic) 2002
808 State - Pacific State (ZTT) 1990
Derrick May - Strings Of Strings Of Life (Transmat)
Diz - When The Martians Come (Greenskeepers Music)
Neon Heights - Are We Through (Larry heard's underground vibe mix) (Glasgow Underground) 2001
Dennis Ferrer - All The Things I Look For (Large) 2000
Presence - Sense Of Danger (Phurry Freaks remix) (Pagan) 1998
Global Communications - The Way The Deep (Dedicated)
Style Of Eye feat Freeda - You Got That (Classic) 2005
??? forgot
Freaks - This Ain't Hopuse (Wash house) 2005
Rhythm & Sound Feat Cornel Campbell - King In My Empire (Buiral mix), 2001
Fat freddys Drop - Hope (The Drop) 2003
Charles Webster - Sweet Butterfly (Peacefrog) 2001
Mateo & Matos - The Real Thing (Kevins Heavy Dub), (Glasgow underground) 2001
Idjut Boys - Spultish (Glasgow Underground) 2001
Magick Johnson - Dustys Problem (Reliable/NRK) 2004
PWEI - Def Con 1 (Doomsday mix) (Chapter 22) 1988
Playgroup - Back 2 Front (playgroup) 2002
B52's - Mesoplotamia (Danny Krivit Re-edit) (Strut)
Recloose - Can't Take It (erberts Some Dumb Dub), (Planet E) 2000
Wamdue Kids - Whirlwind (Peacefrog) 1996
Roy Davis Jnr - About love (Isolee Black & White mix) (Classic) 2003
Romanthony feat Naida - Its On Tonight (Glasgow Underground) 1998
deebee - ? (CDR)
Greenskeepers - Ride the Line (GK Music) 2005
Arab Strap - The First big Weekend (Chemikal Underground) 1996
Chris Morris - Club News (Warp) 2001
Soane feat Hassanah - Runaway (in music) 2004
Midnight Special feat Dawn Zee - Midnight Special (Aim Remix) (out Of The Loop), 2002
Aim - Girl Who Fell Through The Ice (Grand Central), 2002
Cody Chestnett - Serve This Royalty (One Little Indian), 2002
Phelps & Munro - Horse Winning WIthout Rider (Round Trip Mars) 2003
Herbert & Dani Sicilaiano - Going Around (Phonography), 1997
Swag - Giddy Kipper (Version Music), 2003
Orb - Fluffy Little Clouds (forgot) 1990
Moby - Go (Instinct) 1991
Inner City - Buebna Vida (Carl Craig mix) (PIAS) 1999
Roy Davis Jnr - Electric Soul (Peacefrog), 1999
Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It Baby (Zomba) 1984
DBMC- Special Things (CDR)
Freaks - Where Were You When The Lights Went Out (MFF), 2003
Justin martin & Sammy D - Swamp Thing (Dirtybird) 2005
No Assmembly Firm - Planetary invasion (Robsoul) 2005
Lavish Habits - Cla Ya Feetz (select) 2005
Nick Holder - America (DNH) 2000
Mike Binary - All hands On Decks (Neurhythmics) 2002
Vincenzo - We Wait, Right here (Dessous) 2003
Skeptics - Agitator (Flying Nun) 1987
Bauhaus - Departure (Beggars Banquet) 1982
Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd (Virgin) 2002
Felix The Housekat- Rocket Ride (Soulwax mix) (Emperor Norton) 2003
Tiefschwarz - Ghost Track (Blackstrobe mix) (Four Music) 2003
Dave Clark - What Was Her Name (Skint) 2004
Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar (Factory) 1982
The Timelords - Doctoring the Tardis (minimal version) (KLF) 1988
Radio Four - Party Crashers (Ashley beedle mix) (City Slang) 2004
Yello - Bostich (Smash Records) 1980
Desiderata - Heart Of Glass (Nightmare Records) 1988
Reel 2 Reel - I Like To Move It (Positiva) 1994
Zig + Zag - Them Girls Them Girls (BMG) 1994
Freaks - Telefunken (Eclat & Prudo mix) (Washouse) 2004?
Clyde Feat Capital A - Serve It Up (Mantis) 2003
Scoper & Bubba - I'm Satisfied (Classic) 2002
The Gentle People - A Close Encounter (Rephlex) 1997
Manitoba - Crayon (leaf) 2003
Chicks On Speed - Wordrappinghood (playgroup rmx)
808 State - Mondays (ZTT)
Mike & Rich - Winner takes All (rephlex)
Lucien -n- Luciano - Madre, Mother & Mere (Peacefrog) 2004
SJD - Gigawati (Round Trip Mars) 2002
Firenze - Orange (Warp) 1993
Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino (Derrick May mix) (Expanded)
Underground Resistence - Transition (Uderground Resistence) 2002
Midnight Mike - Round & Round (Flesh) 2002
DJ Linus - Who Stole the Soul (Brique Rouge) 2002
The Aloof - Doing It For The Money (Problem Kids mix) (Screaming Traget)
Frankie Knuckles - Keep On Moving (Difinity) 2001
Dirty Jesus - Cut A Rug (Deep moody Vibe) (Paper) 1996
DBMC - From The Motherland (DBMC) 2005
Alarmed - Lost Weight (Freaks mix) (Repap) 2001
Greenskeepers - Jumping Beans (Farris Wheel) 2001
Beta Band
Nick Cave
King biscuit Time
Mark Farina
Neon Heights
Louie Austin
Carter The Unstoppable Sex machine
Age Of Chance
Barmy Army
Sound Foundation
Dub Syndicate
Acid Fingers
Cymande - The Message (BMG) 1977
Gil Scott Heron - the Revolution Will Not Be Televised (BMG) 1974
IZIT - Stories (IZIT) 1988
Syreeta - To know You Is To Love You
Connioe Case - Get Down (Konduko) 1982
Richie Rich - Salsa House (FRRR) 1989
Moody Boys - Boogie Woogie Music (BPM) 1988
A Guy Called Gerald - I Am Somebody (Rahm) 1988
New Order - Fine Time (Steve Silk Hurley mix) (Factory) 1988
Tiga - Pleasure For The Bass (PIAS) 2004
Take Aim feat Miss Priss - The Pop Idol Song (Tomorrowpeople) 2004
Princess Superstar - Do It Like A Robot (PS I Love You) 2000
Komputer - Looking DOwn On London (mute) 1998
This Kind Of Punishment - The Sleepwalker (TKP) 1982
Family Of God - Six bucks An hour (Bungalow)
Suicide - Cheree (Red Star)
Robbie Hardkiss - Everything Is Changing (Classic) 2004
Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song
Mr Hermano - Juganda Con Fuego (Demo Version) (Disorient) 2001
The Fantastic plastic Machine - the Whistle Song (Junior) 2001
Bernard Badie feat Dajae - Train (Cajual) 2005
Moodymann - LiveinLA 1998 (Peacefrog) 2003
Stacy kidd feat Artesha - Thank You (instrumental) (Musique De Salon) 2005
DJ RED - My best Thing (Bumpin City) 2005
Greenskeepers - Go (No Assembly Firm rmx) (Greenskeepers) 2005
Brett Johnson - One Man (Classic) 2005
Johnny Rock - Somethin ABout Nothin (MFF) 2005
Ken From ECB - Be Who You Wanna Be (Deepfunk) 2005
Freaks - Tweekers (Tweekers) 2005
Excert from Dr Who original recordings (BBC)
No Assembly Firm - Planetary invasion (Robsoul) 2005
Brett Johnson - Sex With machines (Magnetic) 2005
Derrick Carter - Legacy (Wash house) 2005
Lil Mark - Say You'll (Freaks rmx) (Paranoid Music) 2005
The Goodmen - Give It Up (FRRR) 1993
Designer Music - Good Girls (Planet E)
Car Crash Set - Imagination (Reaction) 1983
Edelweiss - Schnapps Bonus (WEA) 1988
Captain Sensible - Glad Its All Over (A&M) 1983
Fetus Productions - Whats Going On (Normal) 198?
Bernard Badie Feat Dajae - Train (Cajaul) 2005
Green Velvet - The Bathroom (Relief) 2005
Paul Woolford - Vice & Virtue (Jackford Files) 2005
Style Of Eye Feat Freeda - That Thing (Tony Senghore rmx) (Mouthful) 2005
Brett Johnson - One man (Classic) 2005
Leo Medez Group - Lasal (Swags for the Floor Dub) (Lovemonk) 2005
DJ RED - Show Me A Sign (Bumpin City) 2005
Stacy Kidd - Bad Accident (Lady D'lectable mix) (Delectable) 2005
Stacy Kidd - Thank You (Funky Guia\tar mix) (Musique De Salon) 2005
No Assembly Firm - Rock The Disco (Hudd Traxx) 2005
Age Of Chance - Kiss (Fon) 1986
Freaks - Tweekers (Tweekers) 2005
Rob Mello Feat Freeda - Critise (Purple Love Dub) (Classic) 2005
Greenskeepers - Go (No Assembly Firm rmx) (Greenskeepers) 2005
Playgroup - Back to Front (Todd Terry rmx) (Output) 2003
and I think I played
Kingsize Funk - Release the Pressure (Shaboom)
Greenskeepers - Man In The House (Greenskeepers) 2005
Fred Dagg - Petrol (EMI) 1976
S'Xpress - Mantra For A State Of Mind (Rhythm King) 1989
Jungle Brothers - I'll House You (Todd Terry rmx) (Warlock) 1989
Roland Clark - Speak To me (Frankie Valentine mix) (Estereo) 2001
Disko Method - Get Your Mind Together (Under The Counter)
Troffman - Hold You (Shaboom)
Mateo & Matos - Don't Ever Stop Lovin' (Glasgow Underground) 2000
Gene Farris - This Is my Religion (Soma) 2000
Problem Kids - Feel Alright (Paper) 2000
The Dub Duo - One 'o' One (NRK) 1998
Disko Method - Keep on Movin (Under The Counter)
Kingsize Funk - Release The Pressure (Doc & Sneaks mix) (Shaboom) 2000
House Proud People - Lonely Disco Dancer (Sneaks boomin mix) (Cross Section) 2000
Gene Farris Richards Word (Camoflage) 2002
Blaze - My Beat (Solid Groove rmx) (Slip & Slide) 2004
Sandy Rivera & Jose Burgos - No Smoke (Under The Counter)
DJ Brame - Smoke That Cigarette (G Swing) 2002
Blaze Feat Plamer Brown - Do You Remember House (Slip & Slide) 2002
Hidden Cameras - Golden Streams (Rough Trade) 2003
Moodymann feat NJB - Long Hot Sex Nights (live in 94 MM rmx) (KDJ?)
Home & garden - Sexuality...He's Too Young (Classic) 2001
Stacy kidd feat Matthew Yates - I Wanted You (Yellowrange)
2nd Shift feat Diz - Latin Boogie (Seasons) 2003
The Streets - Weak Become Heroes (Ashley Beedle rmx) (679) 2002
Fredd Dagg - Petrol pt 2 (EMI) 1975
Youryhtmics - that one (white)
Greenskeepers - Should I Sing Like This (D's re-edit) (Classic) 2002
Greenskeepers - Ride The Line (GK Music) 2004
Jonny Rock - Somethin' About Nothin' (MFF) 2005
Robbie Hardkiss - Everything Is Changing (Brett J rmx) (Classic) 2004
Paul Woolford - Straight Trippin (Jackfordfiles) 2005
throbbing Gristle - Hot Heels United (Carter Tutti rmx) (Nvamute) 2004
Rob Mello - Critical (Purple Love vocal mix) (Classic) 2005
Greenskeepers - Man in The House (GK Music) 2005
Reactor Music - House Music (CDR) 2004
Francois K & Barbara Mendes - Awakening (Wave) 2002
Ashley Slater - Private Sunshine (Afro Art) 2002
Risco Connection - Ain't No Stopping Me Now (unreleased version) (Nuphonic) 2001
Jessie Gould - Out Of Work (Soultrust re-edit) (Soultrust) 2005
DBMC - Special Things (DBMC) 2005
Black Science Orchestra - Keep On Keepin On (Road to Washington mx) (Afro Art) 1998
East Village Loft Society - I Wanna Sing...Sunshine (Black Science Records)
Bent - Always (Beedle rmx) (Sport) 2000
Stacy Kidd - House Cursade (Odds & Ends) 2005
DJ RED - My Best Thing (Bumpin City) 2005
Robbie Hardkiss - Get Up (Robbies pipebombs for Crackheads mx) (Hallucination) 2005
Rob Mello - Critical (Purple Love Vocal mx) (Classic) 2005
The Sound Republic - Fart Mouth Mikey (Guest House) 2005
Gemini - Swimming Wit Sharks (Classic) 1999
Mark Farina - Cali Spaces (house mix) (Om) 2005
Moodymann - Emotional Condition (Peacefrog)
Greenskeepers - Go (No Assembly Firm & Georges truncated version) (GK Music) 2005
Mr Hermano - Hynottista (Ambient Dub) (Disorient) 2002
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Where The Wild Roses Grow (Mute) 1996
X-Press 2 - Lazy ( (White)
Cookie Monster & The Girls - C Is For Cookie (Roy Thode's Special Disco mix) (Ninja Tune) 2003
Grace Jones - Nipple To The Bottle (Island) 1982
Young MC - Know How (Delicious Vinyl) 1988
Lenny Fontana pres Black Sun - Spread Love (Classic Vocal mix) (Estereo) 1999
Stacy Kidd - Lake Street (Byron Ford Solo mix) (Music 101) 2002
Herbert - Got To Be Movin' (Classic) 1996
Iz & Diz - Mouth (Brad Peeps For Friends remix) (Classic) 2002
Greenskeepers - Mesopotamian (Lance De Sardi's Deep Bleep Dub) (Classic) 2003
Freaks - This Ain't House (Wash house) 2005
Aaron Roberts - On A Rant (Grab) 2005
Bernard Badie - Now (Cajaul) 2005
Trademarq - Broken Wagon (Bananza) 2005
Bloom - Jackin The Funkstalk (Dotbloom) 2005
Moodymann - Don't You Want My Love (longversion) (Peacefrog)
? - New National Anthem (Tsnumai Benefit) 2005
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam - Let The BEat Hit Em (The Brand New pumped up C+C Vocal Club Mix) (Sony) 1991
Nuyorican Soul Feat Jocelyn Brown - It's Alright, I Feel It (MAW Alternative mix) (Mercury) 1996
Black Science Orchestra feat Jenny Devivo - Keep On Keeping On (Problem Kids Problematic version) (Afro Art) 1999
Sound Patrol Orchestra - Tripping Among The Stars (Derrick Carters Still Trippin' rmx) (Organico) 1993
The Beatmasters feat Bettie Boo - Hey DJ I can't Dance To That Music You're Playing (Rhythm King) 1989
Blaze - How Deep is Your Love (Timmy Regisford Shelter rmx) (Shelter) 2002
Tony Touch feat Total - I Wonder Why? He's The GReatest Dj (MAW vocal mix) (Tommy Boy) 2000
Golden Boy With Miss Kitten - Rippin Kitten (freaksfasterpussycatvocal) (Illustrious Records) 2002
Greenskeepers - Go (No Assembly Firm rmx) (Greenskeepers Music) 2005
DJ Freestyle + John Glover - Looking For Teddy (Grab) 2005
Bloom - Slip Slip (Dotbleep) 2005
TradeMarq - Work For Me (No Assembly Firm rmx) (Banaza) 2005
Brett Johnson - One man (Classic) 2005
Lil Mark - Say You'll (Paranoid Music) 2005
Terre Thaemlitz - Down in The Park (Mille Plateaux) 1999
Arakatubu - Pele (Ballistic Brothers mix) (Disorient) 2002
River Ocean - Love n Happiness (Sao Benitez Sun Rise Mix) (Mr Bongo) 2001
Matabaruku - Dis Poem (Guidence) 1999
Recloose - Cardiology (Isolee mix) (Electric Chair) 2005
Snoop & JT - Signs (Fingers Acid Dub) (shhhhhhhh) 2005
Swiss Tony - Shabooya (Tony Senghore rmx) (White) 2005
Jamie Anderson - Back Then (Jesse Rose Jacked version) (Frontroom) 2005
Rob Mello - Critical (Purple Love Dub) (Classic) 2005
The Sound Republic - Fart Mouth Mikey (Guest House) 2005
Brett Johnson - One Man (Classic) 2005
Gemini - We Are The Future (Classic) 1999
Markus Enochson Feat Chris long - Crazy Pitch (Freaks redo) (Flygaric) 2005
Lil Mark - Do To me (Vox) (Doubledown) 2004
Half Man Half Biscuit - Fuckin Hell Its Fred Titmus (Probe Plus) 1985
No Assembly Firm - Rock The Discotech (Hudd Trax) 2005
Bernard Badie feat Dajae - Train (Cajual) 2005
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Factory) 1986
Devo - Here To Go (Go mix version) (Warners) 1986
Greenskeepers - Go (No Assembly Firm rmx) (GK Music) 2005
Anne Will - Move D (Libe Detail) 2005
Bear Who - Funky City (Crump Daddy Club) (Dust Traxx) 2005
Trade Marq - Broken Wagon (Banaza) 2005
DJ Freestyle & Joe Silva - Slide (Trumpet mix) (Guest House) 2005
The Fall - And Therein (Phonogram) 1990
Stacy Kidd - Rock N Roll (Afterschool) 2004
Josh One - Afterhours (Myutopia) 2005
Chris Grant - The Jimmy Jam (Sound Republic rmx) (jackin Tracks) 2005
Bloom - Jackin The Funkstalk (Dot Bleep) 2005
Swiss Tony - Shabooya (White) 2005
Wah Syndicate - Now That We've Found Love (Lil MArk rmx) (Nepenta) 2005
Sweet Clones - Vinces Big Con (No Assembly Firm rmx) (Robsoul) 2005
Ion - Everything (Aroma) 2005
DJ Hell - Copa (Abe Duque rmx) (Disko B) 1999
Mr Hermano - Jugando Con Fuego (Disorient) 2001
Block 16 - Sweet Bassoon (Nuphonic) 2001
Blaze - Lovelee Dae (Beloved Vocal Mix) (CLassic) 1997
Fat Freddys Drop - A Hope (MKL vs Soy Soy rmx) (Kartel) 2004
Presence - Future Love (Love from San Francisco rmx) (Pagan) 1999
Josh One - After Hours (Wally Callerio rmx0 (Myutopia Recordings) 2005
Wah Syndicate - Now That We've Found Love (Lil mark rmx) (Nepenta) 2005
Liebe Detail - Move D (Word & Sound) 2005
Mayaku - Music matters (Tom Bone) 2005
DJ Freestyle - Girlz & Boyz (Good Family) 2005
DJ Total M - Don't Cha (Mammas Home Cookin) 2005
Bloom - Slip Slip (Dot Bleep) 2005
Ion - Everything (Aroma) 2005
Ric Nasty - Gotta Have It (Peaches) 2005
Del Costa & Pedo Goya - Metropolis (MFF) 2005
Coldcut - Timber (Ninja Tune) 1998
Roy Davis Jnr - Michael (Love From San Francisco mix) (Nuphonic) 1999
Addvibe - Deep 83 (Discfunction) 2000
House Of 909 - Beautiful Day (Cevin Fisher rmx) (Pagan) 1998
Mateo & Matos - Feel The Groove (Foreplay) 2001
Weekend Players - Into the Sun (Tiefschwarz Club Vocal mix) (Multiply) 2001
Home & Garden - Find Your Love (Clockwork Reshuffle) (Icon)
Beats Pacific - Blacklands (Drop Music) 2001
DHJ Project - Your Spirit (TAK rmx) (DiY Discs) 2001
Ion - Everything (Aroma) 2005
Chris Grant - The Jimmy Jam (Sound Repupblic rmx) (Jackin Tracks) 2005
Piccolo Marco - Who's pimpom Who? (Peaches) 2005
Lee Mortimer - Flexy Beast (Lil Mark rmx) (Greenhouse) 2005
Greenskeepers - Go (No Assembly Firm rmx) (GK Music) 2005
Del Costa & Pedro Goya - Metropolis (No Ears rmx) (MFF) 2005
Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West) (Continuum Records) 1993
Soane - Runaway (in music) 2004
Soul Ascendents - Tribute (Nuphonic) 1999
Soane - Tropical Snowstorm (Paper) 2001
Hugh Maskela - Don't Go lossing It baby (Zomba) 1984
Dubtribe Soundsystem - Equitorial (Imperial Dub) 2000
Faze Action - Kariba (Nuphonic) 1999
Gywn Jay Allen - I Luv You babe (Atlantic Jaxx)
African headcharge - Heading To Glory (On U Sound) 1993
Eva feat Suger B - Unite Tonight (Best Seven) 2004
Romanthony - Bring U Up (Glasgow Underground) 2000
Piccolo Marco - Who's pimpom Who? (Peaches) 2005
Gil Scott Heron - Whiteys On The Moon 1972
Freaks - Fly With me pt1 (MFF) 2001
Soultrust - Take My love Away (Soultrust) 2005
Sweet Clones - Vince's Big Con (DJ Sneak rmx) (Robsoul) 2005
Greenskeepers - On The Line (Mark Farina rmx) (GK Music) 2005
DJ Total M - Don't Cha (Mamas Home Cookin) 2005
Ion - Everything (Aroma) 2005
Benny Hill - Yakety Sax (intro) (Continuum Records) 1993
The Todd Terry project - Weekend (Warlock) 1988
Problem kids feat Denise Johnson - High hopes (Paperecordings) 1999
Mateo & Matos - Keep on Dancing (Glasgow Underground) 1997
Soul Ascendents - The String Thing (Nuphonic) 1999
Crazy Penis - A Little Something (Paperecordings) 1998
House Of 909 - The Children We Were (Pagan) 1998
Soane - Crazy Cousins (in music) 2004
Salt City Orchestra w Derrick Carter - Got Change For A Twenty (Paperecordings) 1998
Joe Malarkie - Rock The Remix (Peaches) 2005
DJ Total M - Don't Cha (Mamas Home Cookin) 2005
Ion - Everything (Aroma) 2005
Greenskeepers - On The Line (Mark Farina rmx) (GK Music) 2005
Chris Grant - The Jimmy Jam (Sound Republic Government McCheese rmx) (Jackin Tracks) 2005
Sweet Clones - Vince's Big Con (DJ Sneak rmx) (Robsoul) 2005
No Assembly Firm - Rock The Disko (Hudd Tracks) 2005
Swirl People - Play Along (Aroma) 2005
Herbert - See You On Monday (Phono) 1996
Strawpeople - The Slide (EMI) 1991
Max B - Bananaticoco (Ashley Beedle "King Choclate" re edit) (Strut) 2000
Mr Scruff - Sweetsmoke (Ashley Beedle's Street boogie rmx) (Ninja Tune) 2003
Mark Stewart & The Mafia - This Is Stranger than Love (Mute) 1987
Tricky Disco - Tricky Disco (Warp) 1990
Leftfield/Lydon - Open Up (Hard Hands) 1993
Ladycop - To Be Real (FRRR) 1996
Q bass - Hardcore Will Never Die (E Type Version) (Suburban Bass) 1991
M&M - Don't Stand In My Way (Suburban Bass) 1991
Phuture Assassins - Roots 'n' Future (Reflections In Dub) (Suburban Bass) 1993
United Eye - Ska East Of The West (Afro Art) 2000
The Freaks - Whats The Point (MFF) 2003
Eclat - I Don't laaaa (Select) 2005
Robbie hardkiss - Everythings Changing (B's Bounce Move vs D's DHQ edit) (Classic) 2004
Wah Syndicate - Now That We've Found Love (Lil Mark rmx) (Nepenta) 2005
The Winstons - Amen, Brother (Holy Bee/Strut) 2001
The Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (Sturt) 2002
Sigur Ros - Sven-g-Englar (Fat Cat) 2000
Kelly Polar - Cosmological Constancy (Environ) 2005
Nuyorican Soul - Nervious track (Yellow mx) (Nervous) 1993
Tuff Little Unit - Join The Future (Warp) 1991
Ladycop - To Be Real (FRRR) 1996
Le Hammond Inferno feat Tolcha - Street Vibes (CDR) 2005
I-F - Disko SLique (instrumental0 (Disko B) 1998
Judith Juillerat - Mes Nuits (Shitkatapult) 2005
Tomorrowpeople - That Lange Track (CDR) 2005
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes (annlation) (ZTT) 1984
Crass - Fight War Not Wars (Crass) 1977
Jesse Saunders - Yeah (Capirinha Music) 1998
Stacy Kidd - Disco mania pt 2 (Red Hot) 2005
Puppetmastaz - Do the Swamp (Louisville) 2005
Justin martin & Sammy D - Swamp Thing (Dirtybird) 2005
Switch - A Bit Patchy (Dubsided) 2005
Fernanda Porto - Sambaissm (V Recordings) 2001
PFM feat MC Conrad - The Western (Goodlooking) 2000
Justin Harris - Nasty (shhhhh) 2005
Dub Syndicate - Stoned immaculate (on U Sound) 1991
Colourbox - Looks Like We're Shy One Horse (4AD) 1984
DJ marky & XRS - LK (V Recordings)
The Beat - Hands Off She's mine (Arista) 1980
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Round (American Music) 2002
Front 242 - Lovely Day (Wax Trax) 1987
Tiga - Do It Don't Stop (PIAS) 2005
Gel Toob - Ride (Gel Toob) 2004
Derrick may - Strings Of Life (Transmat) 1998
Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath (Warp) 1990
Underworld - Dark & Long (Dark Train Mix) (JBO) 1994
Front 242 - Aggressiva Angst (Wax Trax) 1987
Dave Angel - Airbourne (Carl Craigs Drums Suck mix) ((Island) 1996
DJ Sneak - Inside (Magnetic) 2005
Del Costa & Pedro Goya - Metropolis (Rob Mell no easr mx) (MFF) 2005
Bear Who? - Funky City (Dust Traxx) 2005
Josh one - Afterhours (Wally Callerio rmx) (Myutopia) 2005
Cevin Fisher - It's A Good Life (Wonderboy) 2000
The Chills - The Great Escape (Flying Nun) 1986
The Able Tasmans - Michael Fay (Flying Nun) 1998
The Beat - Twist & Crawl (Aritsa) 1980
Greenskeepers - Man In The House (GK rmx) (GK Music) 2005
Derrick L Carter - Legacy (Wash House) 2005
Stacy Kidd feat Artesha - Thank You (instrumental dub) (Musique De Salon) 2005
Stacy Kidd - Disco mania 2 (Red Hot) 2005
Stacy Kidd - House Crusade (Odds & Ends) 2005
Stacy Kidd - (Toys) (Smooth Agent) 2004
Stacy Kidd - Bad Accident (Lady D's edit) (Delectable) 2005
Bear Who? - Funky City (Fuzzy's Back to the world mix) (Dust Traxx) 2005
Wah Syndicate - Now That We've Found love (Lil Mark rmx) (Nepenta) 2005
Bloom - Slip Slip (Dot Bleep) 2005
Chris Grant - The Jimmy Jam (Sound Republic rmx) (Jackin Tracks) 2005
Pixies - Where Is My Mind (4AD)
Anne Will - Move D (Libe Detail) 2005
Greenskeepers - On The Line (members only rmx) (GK Music) 2005
Rob Mello - Critical (Classic) 2005
Jeremy Joshua - My Head (Cosa De Discos) 2004
Bernard Badie Feat Dajae - train (Cajual) 2005
Green Velvet - The Bathroom (Relief) 2005
Negitiveland - U2 (SST) 1991
Colourbox - Just Give Em Whiskey (4AD) 1981
The Thrashing Doves - Jesus On The Payroll (A&M) 1987
Human League - Dance Like A Star v1.1 (Black Melody) 2002
Mike Perras - Keep movin (Brassic) 1991
Soulboy - Harmonica Track (Dorado) 1991
Ladycop - To Be Real (FRRR) 1996
New Order - Your Silent Face (Factory) 1983
Tomorrowpeople - The David Lange TRack (CDR) 2005
Tomorrowpeople - 09 (Hometaped) 2005
Quando Quando - Genius (Factory) 1985
Soundman feat Elizabeth Troy - Greater Love (SOUR) 1985
Har Mar Superstar - You Can Feel Me (Spunk) 2002
Zap Mama - Bandy Bandy (Carl Craig re-edit) (Giant Step) 2004
DJ Mink - Hey Hey Can You Relate (Warp) 1999
X-Press 2 feat Lo Pro - Hip Housin' (JBO) 1994
UBU - Pixels (Azuli) 2001
Joy Divsion - Atmosphere (Factory) 1988
Cabaret Voltaire - Electro Motive (Doublevision) 1986
Cornelius - Drop (Matador) 2002
Fantastic Plastic Machine - L'adventure Fantastique (Bungalow) 1998
Louie Austin - You Treat Me Wrong (Kitty Yo) 2003
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Big Life) 1990
Leftfield - Afro Left (Afro Solmx) (Hard Hands) 1995
Sugarcubes - Motorcrash (Justin Robertson mx) (Rough Trade) 1992
Soultrust - I Feel This (demo mix) (Soultrust) 2005
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My HEad (FMR) 2002
Reactor Music - Here We Come (Reliable) 2003
Marshall Jefferson - Mushrooms (Audio Soul recharge) (Airtight) 2000
DJD - Music Got Me (Paper) 2000
Justin Robertson - The Brightest Thing (Nuphonic) 2001
Presence - Better Day (Salt City Orhestra mx) (Pagan) 1997
Neon Heights - 16 Again (NH mx) (Glasgow Underground) 2000
Nuyorican Soul feat Jocelyn Brown - Its Alright, Feel It (MAW alt 12" mx) (Mercury) 1996
Zap Mama - Bandy Bandy (Carl Craig rmx) (Giant Step) 2004

new music is old music played twice as fast and half as well

Friday, December 16, 2005

Lies, lies and more damned lies

I wasted half an hour of my life watching President Bush's latest speech to the American people.

What a load of arse, is all I can say.

Thirty minutes of my life I shall never recover, I feel well ripped off.

How can the President of a 'freedom loving' democractic nation get away with his continual use of half truths, lies and total fabrications when addressing his constituants?

How can he and his administration continue to link Saddam Hussain with September 11?

How can the American public and the world sit back and not see these speeches as what they are - rather badly constructed propaganda. Josef Gobbels would be ashamed.

How, how, how..... hell it really is a insult to anyone thinking person on this planet and any other life forms that may be watching us from afar. This sort of shit demands ET stay home, don't visit cause we is morons. Brutal, violent, uncaring and hypocricitical morons.

One of the blessings of our free society is that we can debate these issues openly, even in a time of war. Most of the debate has been a credit to our democracy, but some have launched irresponsible charges. They say that we act because of oil, that we act in Iraq because of Israel, or because we misled the American people.

said George...

They are of course right, the President leads by misleading. The Bush speech failed to adhere to the most basic rules of integrity, even for a politician.

Jeeze I should be used to this crap by now, yet having had the displeasure of a sleepless night and thus stumbling upon said speech, then foolishly watching it I have only myself to blame, perhaps thats why I am so wound up.

I see this morning the polls have closed in Iraq, Condi - can I call her that?

The President does so why not me - I reckon he can't pronouce her full name... well anyways Condoleezza Rice, I mean Condi, has already declared the election a victory for democracy... she did the same thing immediately after the polls closed in Afganistan too - I wouldn't be surprised if she already knows the results, even if it takes two weeks for the votes to be tallied and counted on the ground.

New Zealand based Iraqi's can't vote - 3000 of them (approx) because Iraq only allows 15 nations to have their local Iraq population vote in the elections - whats with that? If they fly to Sydney they could cast a vote, they might get the bash over there as well...

Democracy is rapidly becoming a very dirty word.

Speaking of dirty, hows them Australians.... the race riots of the past week are for someone sitting just across the ditch (Tasman Sea for the geographically inclined) are quite shocking and frightening for us Kiwis.

Shit like that would never happen here we smugly congratulate oursleves and you know I doubt very much that sort of thing would, we learnt a lot in 1981 (Springbok Tour) and have learnt even more since.

We have our race problems, we have our cultural biases, we have our fair share of thugs and red necks... we are also very similar to our cousins across that there ditch, yet we are so different too and one thing we know, even the haters, that rascism just ain't cool or acceptable in this country. I hope this never changes. No scrub that I hope we get better at this living together lark, for whilst I am proud of how we as a nation have tackled many of our race issues, there is always more we can do, both as a nation and as individuals.

As the weekend nears I imagine that Sydney readies itself for more violence, more hate and more tragedy. Lets hope that whatever happens over there it is minor compared to last weekend, I somehow doubt it but we can only hope.

Prime Minister Howard and his government has done a lot to promote racist tendancies, whilst saying the complete opposite, he really is a horrible piece of work.

Though he ain't alone, the media's role in Australia and the US continues to further promote division, misunderstanding and the lack of debate still continues, yes it is slowly getting better but its not enough, both timewise and editorially.

Wishful thinking and lies are the domain of the mainstream media in this day and age, there is better objective reporting and more honest at that of trivial (in world terms) local news in most media than there is for major international events - why is this, well I and many know its about business, politics and ultimately money but the question still needs addressing and must be asked over and over again....

A picture they say is worth a thousand words, so heres one that sums up so many of my thoughts...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

America's Funnyman - Neil Hamburger

Probably the worst comedian in the world for most fans of the medium

I think he's funny as and he's coming to Auckland, man I am excited

Kings Arms
Wednesday 14th
Neil Hamburger (US comedian) with special guest band
doors from 8pm $10.00

Sample Hamburger lines:

"Anyone here ever change dirty diapers? You get shit all over your fucking hands."

"Why are M&M's full of chocolate? Because it would be illegal to fill them full of shit."

Gang culture wins on the day

Twenty-five years ago when I created the Crips youth gang with Raymond Lee Washington in South Central Los Angeles, I never imagined Crips membership would one day spread throughout California, would spread to much of the rest of the nation and to cities in South Africa, where Crips copycat gangs have formed. I also didn't expect the Crips to end up ruining the lives of so many young people, especially young black men who have hurt other young black men.

Raymond was murdered in 1979. But if he were here, I believe he would be as troubled as I am by the Crips legacy.

So today I apologize to you all -- the children of America and South Africa -- who just cope every day with dangerous street gangs. I no longer participate in the so-called gangster lifestyle, and I deeply regret that I ever did.

As a contribution to the struggle to end child-on-child brutality and black-on-black brutality, I have written the Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence children's book series. My goal is to reach as many young minds as possible to warn you about the perils of a gang lifestyle.

I am no longer "dys-educated" (disease educated). I am no longer part of the problem. Thanks to the Almighty, I am no longer sleepwalking through life.

I pray that one day my apology will be accepted. I also pray that your suffering, caused by gang violence, will soon come to an end as more gang members wake up and stop hurting themselves and others.

I vow to spend the rest of my life working toward solutions.

Amani (Peace),

Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Surviving Crips
April 13, 1997

Yesterday Tookie Williams was murdered by a gang, a state sanctioned gang that operates policies of vengence and violence.

Tookie Williams had 5 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for his actions since being imprisioned. He was not a innocent man, yet he is most probably innocent of the crimes he was convicted and now murdered for.

They call it a medical procedure, I call it an act cold blooded and cowardly murder. In this case we know who the guilty are, without a shadow of doubt.

I live in a city where some consider themselves to be Bloods and Crips, so far has the legacy of the gangland culture that Tookie helped start spread. Here like LA the underlying factor is one of race and poverty.

People don't start nor join gangs when there are better and easier lifestyle choices available. There are lessions to be learnt, and the continuation of violence is not one of them.

The following words from someone who themselves fell victim to a violent and untimely death still give cause to hope for a better world, one where vengence and subsequently violence is redundant

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one

John Lennon

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Long & The Short Of It

Monday 2-4pm

Cabaret Voltaire - Electro Motive (Doublevision) 1986
Cornelius - Drop (Matador) 2002
Fantastic Plastic Machine - L'adventure Fantastique (Bungalow) 1998
Louie Austin - You Treat Me Wrong (Kitty Yo) 2003
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Big Life) 1990
Leftfield - Afro Left (Afro Solmx) (Hard Hands) 1995
Sugarcubes - Motorcrash (Justin Robertson mx) (Rough Trade) 1992
Soultrust - I Feel This (demo mix) (Soultrust) 2005
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My HEad (FMR) 2002
Reactor Music - Here We Come (Reliable) 2003
Marshall Jefferson - Mushrooms (Audio Soul recharge) (Airtight) 2000
DJD - Music Got Me (Paper) 2000
Justin Robertson - The Brightest Thing (Nuphonic) 2001
Presence - Better Day (Salt City Orhestra mx) (Pagan) 1997
Neon Heights - 16 Again (NH mx) (Glasgow Underground) 2000
Nuyorican Soul feat Jocelyn Brown - Its Alright, Feel It (MAW alt 12" mx) (Mercury) 1996
Zap Mama - Bandy Bandy (Carl Craig rmx) (Giant Step) 2004

Best taken with santas little helper monkey and some peanuts

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Slowly Confronting the Truth (version 6.1)

Anyone else noticed how the mainstream media is starting to be quite critical of all that surrounds Iraq and US Foreign Policy?

Or is it just me and the hours I keep that have lead me to feel this way?

I do feel the winds of war are a changing, the tired and lumbering world of multinational corporate media are moving away from regurgitating official press releases and actually presenting perhaps the ‘truth’ for a change, or atleast increasingly a version of it that has thus far been all but buried. The stories themselves are very old for them who've been following this folly of a invasion/occupation/pacification but I do feel things are coming to light that need to from the quarters that have still the greatest access to the masses.

It’s with a sense of déjà vu I sit and watch stories unfolding that for myself and many millions of other war/US/Bush watchers have read and often debated about on the net for ages, years in some cases.

I can’t help thinking that Bush and Co (TM pending) are finally reaping the rewards of the seeds they sowed. The lies, the manipulation, the false reporting, the arrogance and the disastrous policies his administration have put into practice are starting to bite Bush and Co on the bum. That must hurt almost as much as the thought that them who so blindly supported and reported on all that went down on Capital Hill and the results thereof are starting to maybe cover their own arses.

After all the people are themselves starting to question more than blindly follow and thus the media need to shift to retain what credibility they can in the publics eyes and dish up the sorts of articles they have all but buried since that fateful day of September 11.

I’m a cynical guy and figure not much will change for the better, the average non news follower will change their mind with the wind and the media will continue to retrench and regurgitate anything that helps them retain any readership/ listener ship/ watchers they can. It’s tough out there and competition is fierce for all media outlets. Better that they lift their game than continue to dumb shit down.

The internet has risen and risen and has arisen. As such increasingly the people are not reliant on mega corporate for their slice of news and commentary. Yet another facet of the digital revolution is coming of age (come of age?) and them who have basked in the vast wealth of serving up our news are desperately trying to play catch up in a medium that is not profitable for them and their shareholders, man that must do them in charges heads in. Understandably so.

I imagine the catch cry in many a board room is back to basics, core business and strange words like truth, investigative journalism and independence from government intervention. Hopefully so, for we live in a world where we have millions of highly qualified journalists who are seriously intelligent and with a bit of prompting most of them could even become independent thinkers, of that I am sure. Imagine the stories these bright young, and not so young, things could present us with given the freedom and support of their masters.

None of this is really new nor news, but I do feel that changes are afoot and perhaps for a nice change we the ordinary will actually benefit.

Knowledge is power and an empowered population is the greatest platform for a healthy and freedom loving society, I reckon.

Who knows… maybe pigs can fly after all.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Letter U and the Numeral 2

In August of 1991, SST Records released a single by the band Negativland simply called U2, featuring snippets of U2 recordings, outtakes from Casey Kasem's American Top 40, and a mangled version of U2's song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

Shortly after the release, Island Records filed a lawsuit against Negativland and SST over copyright infringement and deceptive packaging (the cover featured the letter 'U' and the numeral '2' in huge type). An out-of-court settlement was reached, but Island demanded repayment for its legal expenses and other incurred costs.

Apparently this cost the band over $90,000 US. A considerable sum of money for a independent recording act, one who in the interview mentioned below estimate they didn’t as a band earn that much in over twelve years.

In June of 1992 U2's publicist in L.A. contacted Mondo 2000 magazine on behalf of the group's guitarist, The Edge, with the idea of doing a rare interview concerning the group's Zoo TV tour and its use of technology.

Mondo editor R. U. Serius then (RUS), without The Edge's (E) knowledge, contacted his friends Don Joyce (D) and Mark Hosler (M) of Negativland with an invitation to participate in the interview. On June 25th Negativland joined R. U. Serius to await the following call from The Edge in Dublin.

The general interview is a really good read, the Edge who was really put in a spot, continued with the interview and was not just good humoured but also allowed the Negitivland members to have their say and responded in what appears to be a honest and open manner, all credit to the Edge, I'd imagine most people in his position would have simply hung up the phone – I know I would have.

I've included a snippet from the interview to show the crux of the issue presented by Negitivland to the Edge. I suggest reading the entire interview, especially those of you interested in sampling and the issues surrounding that means of media manipulation.

I care little for U2 or the members of the band, yet in the context of this interview The Edge was not just good humoured but also allowed the Negitivland members to have their say and responded in what appears to be a very honest and open manner, all credit to the Edge and much respect.

"M: One thing I'm curious about--there's been more and more controversy over copyright issues and sampling, and I thought that one thing you're doing in the Zoo TV tour is that you were taking these TV broadcasts--copyrighted material that you are then re-broadcasting right there in the venue where people paid for a ticket--and I wondered what you thought about that.

D: And whether you had any problem, whether it ever came up that that was illegal.

E: No, I mean, I asked the question early on--is this going to be a problem?, and apparently it, I don't think there is a problem. I mean, in theory I don't have a problem with sampling. I suppose when a sample becomes just part of another work then it's no problem. If sampling is, you know, stealing an idea and replaying the same idea, changing it very slightly, that's different. We're using the visual and images in a completely different context. If it's a live broadcast, it's like a few seconds at the most. I don't think, in spirit, there's any...

D: So you would say that a fragmentary approach is the way to go.

E: Yeah. You know, like in music terms, we've sampled things, people sample us all the time, you know, I hear the odd U2 drum loop in a dance record or whatever. You know, I don't have any problem with that.

D: Well, this is interesting, because we've been involved in a similar situation along these lines...

RUS: In fact, maybe it's time for me to interject here. The folks that you've been talking to, Don and Mark, aside from being occasional contributors to MONDO 2000, are members of a band called Negativland.

E: Ahhhhhh!"

If you want to hear the single it can be streamed or downloaded from here.

The irony in this case is why the band sampled U2 in the first place (from the same interview):

E: Well, it's been good to talk to you and sort of figure out where you're coming from--it's a little hard to tell from the record, quite what your intentions were.

M: Do you want to know what inspired the whole thing, though?

E: What?

M: It was getting the tape of Casey Kasem. We heard that tape and we thought, this is so amazing, we cannot be the only people to have this. We have to share this with the whole world. It's too great.

E: Ha ha ha.

M: And then he was talking about U2, so we said, "Let's use some music by U2," and the idea grew. That was sort of the seed of the idea and it just grew and grew.

E: Yeah, yeah. Well, it's been really good talking to you."

Another summery and view of the wider issures of the case taken from this article.

"Within two weeks, Island filed a suit attacking U2 on two counts, claiming that the song's cover art violated trademark protection and that its music's "unauthorized use of a sound recording" violated copyright law. Island demanded that every copy of the single and all materials for its promotion and manufacture be immediately delivered to the company for destruction and that U2's copyright be reassigned to Island. In less than a month, Negativland and SST Records stood to lose an estimated US$70,000 - more than Negativland had made in 11 years as a band. The group counted on fair use's wrinkle to justify U2.

But faced with massive potential expenses and growing pressure from both Island and SST, the band agreed to settle out of court. "It felt to me like my child had been kidnapped," remembers Hosler, who, with other members, suddenly faced terms of an injunction he couldn't afford to fight. SST, which stood to lose even more, pressured them to accept the settlement.

Two grim realizations dawned on the band members: The first was that the law, as interpreted, did not legitimize their aural collage as art. The second was that business interests within the music industry, relying on the economic expense of legal battles, had the capability to squelch small artists who sought to challenge the legal status quo. From the start, Island's argument had been one of economics:

Negativland was attempting to profit from U2's popularity, and the group had timed its decoy release to coincide with an upcoming U2 release (previously Joshua Tree had sold more than 6 million copies in the US).

And Negativland couldn't afford to prove themselves innocent.

"It wasn't a policy at Island records but a de facto understanding throughout the record industry," Grigg clarified. "There's a certain way things are supposed to be done.

If you don't play by the rules, they come down on you. If SST had paid the compulsory license fees for the song, this probably wouldn't have happened."

"But art has always had the job of using the best means available to make statements about individual life," he continues. "It's extremely effective to actually apply our hands to this media barrage, cut it up, and turn it into something else that comments on it. That's one of the best ways to make art that we can see right now. But that's the central problem: the laws don't realize the legitimacy of this."

According to Negativland, current statutes don't take into account any of a number of artistic forms and techniques, some of which may "actually conflict with what others claim to be their economic domain."

Appropriated art is commonplace in other milieus - Rauschenberg and Warhol made great use of it in the fine arts, and borrowed melodies are common in folk music - but it has yet to be acknowledged in contemporary musical forms. "If you read the copyright laws," Joyce says, his frustration showing, "there's only 'pay for everything you use' or parody. But surrealism? Unknown. Collage? Never heard of it. It's as if collage never happened."

Jeff Selman, an attorney who, through California Lawyers for the Arts, began to assist Negativland after the settlement, says it another way: "Whether or not someone would look at a visual or musical collage and say 'Yes, that's an allowable fair use' hasn't been tested. It's a fine-line distinction between what's pirating and what's fair use. But everybody may be trying to draw fine lines where they can't be drawn." He points back to the central argument in the whole case: "It comes down to an issue of money."

This is all history really, the world marched on, Negitivland continued to release records when the need/desire arose and I assume paid the legal costs Island Records incurred as per the out of court settlement. So why am I dragging this up today one might wonder.

Well, U2 are to tour here next year. So it was reason enough to trawl back to the above story and track for me, plus I downloaded the single to play on me radio show as my personal reaction to the begginings of U2 hype, yeah I don't care much for their music so I wanted to add in my own small way something linked to but not of this band.

Plus its a damn funny track, one I just missed out on getting a copy of the record when released and have ever since wanted for my collection. I sometimes look the single up on Gemm to see how much it'd cost me, currently theres a copy for US $115, well out of my price range for a curiousty item.

The concert tickets went on sale here yesterday, it sold out in less than 90 minutes, I believe the venue holds 38,000 people. As a side note I read somewhere yesterday that a U2 concert in Christchurch around 1989 had 90,000 people attend and was the largest turnout on that particular World Tour. So it's safe to bet this was going to sell out.

Within hours scalpers had placed tickets on New Zealand's version of E-Bay Trademe. Scalping is in my view an abhorrent way to make money. For a multitude of reasons, one that gets me is that due to some peoples practice those without the means to buy online or via the telephone or were just lucky enough to be in the right part of the queue to get a ticket before they ran out - you know them who don't have internet, credit cards or other facilities to do anything other than queue physically to purchase their ticket, possibly having to save specifically to afford the ticket.

Those fans who aren't wealthy are unjustly denied tickets by those with the means to bulk buy and then profit from that purchase, tax free to boot. General admission tickets were $99 (top priced seating were $199), not a huge sum, yet a significant one for those who don't have excess cash floating around, especially as we are heading towards Christmas, consider for a moment many fans will have children, mortgages and other commitments that purchasing a ticket(s) at $99 is a large outlay of cash.

Scalpers by artificially raising the price for those not lucky enough to get one initially only alienate and exclude those fans who simply can't afford vast sums for one nights entertainment.

Whilst the ownership of music is a luxury and attending concerts is too, for those fans who have followed a band such as U2 for many years should not be excluded due to personal financial circumstance, if they can afford the official ticket price and the other costs of attending that should be it, they should not be putting money in someone’s pockets who has no association with the event or the band itself.

If this practice goes unchecked then concerts, sporting events and so many other activities that are going to sell out due to excessive demand will simply become the domain for the rich and I for one am totally opposed to excluding segments of the marketplace from attending any event due to price alone. Sure not everyone can afford nor go to everything, but I don't want our society to be further fragmented and segmented by financial status alone.

There’s been a second concert scheduled, so perhaps punters will get another crack at securing a ticket at the advertised price and no doubt for scalpers to try their luck again and make some more money.

I guess, I also get to play the offending Negitivland single again, which I may just do. Probably not til the event itself, no need for overkill now is there…

… or more likely that’s it for me and this particular curious piece of musical trivia and its offending single.

Monday, December 05, 2005

The Long & The Short Of It

Monday 2-4

Negitiveland - U2 (SST) 1991
Colourbox - Just Give Em Whiskey (4AD) 1981
The Thrashing Doves - Jesus On The Payroll (A&M) 1987
Human League - Dance Like A Star v1.1 (Black Melody) 2002
Mike Perras - Keep movin (Brassic) 1991
Soulboy - Harmonica Track (Dorado) 1991
Ladycop - To Be Real (FRRR) 1996
New Order - Your Silent Face (Factory) 1983
Tomorrowpeople - The David Lange TRack (CDR) 2005
Tomorrowpeople - 09 (Hometaped) 2005
Quando Quando - Genius (Factory) 1985
Soundman feat Elizabeth Troy - Greater Love (SOUR) 1985
Har Mar Superstar - You Can Feel Me (Spunk) 2002
Zap Mama - Bandy Bandy (Carl Craig re-edit) (Giant Step) 2004
DJ Mink - Hey Hey Can You Relate (Warp) 1999
X-Press 2 feat Lo Pro - Hip Housin' (JBO) 1994
UBU - Pixels (Azuli) 2001
Joy Divsion - Atmosphere (Factory) 1988

Best taken with cask wine and plastic cheese

Friday, December 02, 2005

Is Democracy a dirty word?

One would hope not, yet recent history has shown how often this noble concept has been sullied by misrepresentation and in today’s world how those that use it or should I say use it in name only often have no concept as to its actual meaning.

The basis of this post was raised by this article; it has also been liberally borrowed from.

Lets start by backtracking some years to the inception of the United States, as they expanded into the interior the slave owners and land hungry business owners did so under the guise of democracy and freedom, I doubt the native American Indians or Mexicans would agree. During the First World War Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the US involvement in the First World War would “make the world safe for democracy." This is perhaps one of the more accurate uses of the term, though the end result was anything but.

Post Second World War as the Soviet’s gobbled up large chunks of Eastern Europe the new governments were called People’s Democracies, which of course no one would for a second consider them to be so, well no one I know.

Since then the debasement of the term and meaning of Democracy has been the corner stone of so much of the United States expansionist/imperialist policies, a nation that specialises in nation deconstruction, rebuilding is not a concept they have neither any understanding nor mastering of.

The Cold War was also seen and promoted by the US as a fight for freedom and democracy. And most subsequent US involvement in other nations affairs have all been passed off under a variety of ruses with the D word always being touted as reason for and justification of any and all foreign policy initiatives.

What would the peoples of Mossadeq's Iran, Arbenz's Guatemala, and Allende's Chile have to say about the US concept of Democracy, three democratic nations that were overthrown and replaced with vicious dictatorships thanks to the freedom loving USA, or I should say US administrations.

Even today’s president a huge promoter of Democracy cannot do much more than sully the word, for his actual appointment as President is not a sign of a healthy democracy but rather how one can subvert the democratic practice o get the result one desires. A bit of reading about the last two Presidential elections has more than enough reading to make the most avid promoter of Democracy wonder where things went wrong.

Since September 11, a date that we world watchers always come back to, its a date that will go down in history as being a sad day for anyone who cherishes Democracy.

Would modern day Iraq, be in the state it is in if the nations comprising the Coalition of The Willing had listened to what the public were saying – you know representing constituents wishes? That weird old Democratic premise, is it antiquated to do as the people desire?

Well possibly some nations would still be involved, the US for sure initially were all up for some revenge, and here I can’t help but understand and agree, that something had to happen post those horrific attacks. Just not the courses of action they did take and that have impacted on just about every soul on the planet.

Anyway Iraq, Spain for example would never have been there in the first place if the then leaders had taken public opinion into account – they later paid for that decision with the Madrid bombings - a high price to pay by them that didn’t want to be there in the first place.

Have the democratic elections in Afghanistan done anything to promote democracy? I would say no, the evidence is stacked very high against that election being either free or representative of the peoples wish. Is Afghanistan better off without the Taliban - unfortunately not. Are the world’s drug addicts better off – too bloody right!

Has the subsequent actions of the Coalition since the initial invasion of Iraq done anything to push and promote democracy, I would strong suggest not. The elections in a couple of weeks will be heralded as a victory for democracy and somewhere behind the rhetoric will be a strong hint of corruption, foul play and the stench of regression for the average Iraqi. Who wins is immaterial in many ways, for the victors are the shareholders in British and US corporations, them ‘rebuilding’ the country and preparing to rape that nation’s oil industry. They don’t need to vote for the elections will go their way, no matter what. That’s not Democracy.

Has the will of the American people been listened to over what’s happening in Iraq? No, yet opinion polls show the majority of Americans feel they were lied to over Iraq’s WMD, involvement in the terrorist attacks of September 11 and well just about everything concerned with the pre and post invasion plans (or non plans) of the current Whitehouse regime. Let’s not even start on the criminal way that their own citizens were handled in New Orleans and surrounding areas during and post Hurricane Katrina.

Has it been any better anywhere else? Well I think the British and Australians would be very similar to the US, except in both of these nations there has been more debate and opposition in the hallways of power concerning both of there involvement in Iraq. Not enough perhaps to make a difference but it was there at least and debate was had.

I wonder where the hell has the American’s Democrats been all this time? If anything the lack of a decent opposition to Bush and his cronies’ policies is the biggest stumbling block the American population faces. From my rather naïve viewpoint all I noticed was two parties with very similar polices going to the polls during the last election, where was a the anti war debates? Where was the staunch criticism of current US Foreign Policy? I know there was some but it was hollow compared to the many, many Americans that are fundamentally and vehemently opposed to the initial invasion and every subsequent action of the current White House administration. I know there’s tens of thousands if not tens of millions of American’s who have opposed this whole fiasco since the get go – for I am reliant very often on their commentators for my readings and sources of opinion pieces. Why are they not being listened too?

I was aghast when a New Zealander, Commonwealth secretary-general and Don McKinnon questioned the importance of democracy at the opening of the leaders' summit at the recent CHOGM conference in Malta. A comment that lead to quite a bit of press here, as our Prime Minister Helen Clark took exception to his comments and said so.

Is democracy dead – of course not. Has the term been mishandled and abused by so many to promote less than democratic interests? Yes.

Of course whilst the few examples I’ve given here are all well and good, the debasement of language and its meanings is nothing new especially when in the hands of propaganda merchants.

Hitler’s Germany is testament to this and the way them in power have coerced and manipulated public sentiment ever since he and his cronies perfected many techniques for moulding public sentiment, skills that were not unique to that regime, just one of the better examples of modern employment methods. Hitler’s concept of the “big lie” is worth researching for them who can be bothered. Basically it boils down to the bigger the lie presented to the public the more likely they are to believe it, or something along those lines.

This year I personally have witnessed the debasement of our own Democratic process, yep that small but significant bug bear of mine, the lack of sausage sizzles at our polling booths at this years elections. A small sign we aren’t the country we once were…. How can people make the right personal choices if there’s no chance of a sausage at the end of it? Its no wonder there was no clear winner in our election, its not that us Kiwis don’t know what we want, it’s that we’re easily confused when things aren’t as they should be. We are a simple lot…

In less than two weeks the Iraqi’s go to the polls, Democracy will not be the winner on the day. For the first time in many years I keep thinking of Orwell’s 1984, for it seems we are heading to a time when this is a accurate reflection of much of the world, not a interesting and thought provoking read.

Remember; never fear to question those that use democracy as a justification for their actions, for behind the veneer is too often self interest and abuse of power, no matter what the level.

I for one am staunchly in support of the notion and concept of a democratic world, one that treasures individual freedoms whilst balancing them with the common good. A world where people are free from fear and live in harmony side by side, regardless of gender, colour or religious belief.

Yet, once again reality and my idealism are so far apart that the universe could squeeze between them with room to spare.

Roll on the weekend, for its officially our summer and the weather has for once agreed with that concept and I’m DJ’ing at a mates 40th, I shall not be democratic in the DJ booth, they the people will get what I want to play and they bloody better enjoy it!

Power corrupts… ain’t that the truth!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Forget bird flu, this ones already here

Support World AIDS Day

Some Numbers

• 40 million people living with HIV worldwide (2.2 m children)
• 1975 people living in New Zealand with HIV (inc AIDS)
• 5 million people newly infected with HIV in 2004
• 700,000 people currently receive anti-HIV drugs in developing countries
• 90% of people living with HIV are in developing countries
• HIV is increasing fastest in East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
• Only 12% of people needing anti-HIV drugs in developing countries receive them
• Anti-HIV drugs cost on average US$300 per person per year
• 3 million people died of AIDS in 2003
• Over 20 million total AIDS deaths to date

A few Links:

New Zealand AIDS Foundation

International AIDS Society

World AIDS Day

Wikipedia on AIDS