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Music Stuff

The day today


See You On The Other Side

Have a wild christmas or whatever it is ya do and here's to a wonderful and peaceful 2008!

To the BMP posse, cheers heaps for the bobpod, it rocks in a zeroes and ones kinda way...

My Boss

IS the bestest cunt in the world!

Why would I say that you might wonder...

Blog Dismissal

Had a bad day? You might want to think twice before moaning about it on the net. Ask Deena Pawson. After a particularly bad day at work, Deena vented her frustrations in her online diary on her Bebo social page. ''Work Sux'', she said. No names mentioned. No places. But next thing she knows she's in the boss' office being given 24 hours notice for serious misconduct. To Deena, it was an over-the-top reaction but as Sofia Wenborn discovers, The Warehouse was within it's right to fire her.

Is the Pope a Catholic?

"Pope Benedict has warned climate change alarmists that solutions must be based on firm evidence, and not dubious ideology."

From the Daily Mail

Wonders never cease

Adam & Joe's Record Store Guide #3 - The Music Megastore

Part 3 - Learn the correct speech and ettiquette to use when buying music. Adam wanders into the local Megastore tring to find a particular music CD.

Click link can't embed... learn

One for the geeks


I'm a shocker for reflection

So much so you may as well put a hat on me and call me a reflector.

So here we are a week out from Santa's day and I'm deep funk looking back on my year and wondering where the time went.

Since Mel Cheren's death I've been reflecting on this dance music thang I adore so. I've started to re-read Shirley Garratt's "Adventures In Wonderland - A Decade Of Club Culture" having just finished the early sections of Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life". Always good to remind oneself of the where it all came from thang.

I'm drinking my morning coffee, smoking whilst listening to the Enrght House's debut album A Maze & Amazement, such a amazing album. Don't know what it is with Christchurch right now but by god that cities offering up some wonderful sounds!

So I'm reflecting, over work for the year, over the year in fact.

Not long to go when one can pretend the world is different because of construct, …

It all stopped back in the '00

And now we simply await the end....
*insert doors song and strangle oneself* I can't wait to have a extended break from being a wage slave... one week to organise music and party hats Toot toot

Nice day for a garden party


Christmas in the ghetto - well Chicago.. and vinyl only!


Looking for a good cause?

Bethlehem is one of the most contentious places on earth.
Perched at the edge of the Judaen desert at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa in the state of Palestine it was governed by the British following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. After World War II the United Nations voted to partition the region into two states - one Jewish, one Arab and there’s been fighting ever since.
It’s obviously not the job of a loose collection of idiot doodlers to tell you what’s right or wrong about this situation, so you’re advised to do further reading yourself (this month’s National Geographic has an excellent article all about Bethlehem).
We would like to make it very clear Santa’s Ghetto is not allied to ANY race, creed, religion, political organization or lobby group. As an organisation the only thing we’ll say on behalf of our artists is that we don’t speak on behalf of our artists. This show simply offers the ink-stained hand of friendship to ordinary people in an extraordinary situ…

Trust is dead

By Phil Hoskins

12/10/07 Capitol Hill Blue

This experiment in government we like to call democracy depends upon a certain level of trust, not only of government and elected officials, but maybe more importantly among the people themselves. After many years under attack, we can now declare trust dead.

Trust was more common and easier to uphold when this nation was founded. With far fewer people, it was possible to actually know those with whom you would have contact and in turn be aware of their history. A liar or scoundrel was known for his works as was the person who lived by their word. Each was trusted to behave as they were and accommodation was made for the behavior of each.

Today it is rare for many to even know who lives on their block or even in the same building. Our culture is segmented, isolated and IPod-ed so that we are but strangers passing in the mist of self-awareness. After WW II Americans became more mobile and less likely to live in extended families. In recent years th…

Hangover Alert... danger, danger


Adam & Joe's Record Store Guide #2 - Cash or Trade

Part 2 - Learn the correct speech and ettiquette to use when buying music. Adam goes to the Record and Tape exchange to trade in his treasured LPs.

You'll have to click the link as I can't embed the video.

Tuesday Funny

Chris Morris - No Known Cure (Radio Bristol)

Taken from the Comedy History Of Britain prog, this is a look back at one of Chris Morris' earliest projects on BBC Radio Bristol from 1987-1990.

Empty Dancefloor


Karlheinz Stockhausen RIP

Electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhausen (August 22, 1928 – December 5, 2007)

The German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen known for his ground-breaking work in electronic music and aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition is no longer. He was 79 and died in the German city of K├╝rten, in Nordrhein-Westfalen so the Stockhausen Foundation led by his ex-wife Mary Bauermeister announced on Friday.

Having composed 362 individually performable works, Stockhausen was one of the most important artist in the avant-garde movement after World War II.

The Godfather of Disco Passes Away: Mel Cheren

The founder of West End Records and the legendary New York nightclub, The Paradise Garage has died.

He helped build a culture that has touched millions of people.


Paintball and dancing

First we fight in a forest (paintball)
Then we BBQ
Then we rest
Then we drink, dance and frolic at the ball

Crap day then....

And again

I'm on at seven... dunno what I shall play, am heading towards a guitar centric evening I think... stuff dance music...tee hee hee

Glad I Don't Subscribe Anymore

I don't know what to make of the following article, bad journalism it is, but the message or at least the tone is quite strange.

What could have been an informative article, isn't. What could have helped explain copywrite and public performance, doesn't. What could have been an opinion piece, is not. Did this article make the obvious comparison - that florists don't license commercial enterprises to use flowers to create an atmosphere that adds value to a business, you know to "create an ambience for customers"... no it did not. It just filled some space.

Joanne Black is a right wing hack... what ever went wrong at The Listener, it used to be fantastic. I've been thinking of re subscribing to the magazine after not reading it for most of this year, mainly because I miss the in depth articles on NZ issues. But I think perhaps I can lvie without if for a while more.

Anyways read the artilce, it concerns music, which is a huge interest of mine.

For your ears onl…

Iran and them pesky nukes

"USA TODAY — Iran ceased its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and has not resumed work toward building nuclear weapons, a National Intelligence Estimate released Monday said.
The estimate, reflecting the collective judgment of the nation's 16 intelligence agencies, also concludes that Tehran likely is "keeping open the option" to develop nuclear weapons in the future by continuing to build missiles and pursue a civilian nuclear power program.

The estimate reverses claims made two years ago that Iran appeared "determined to develop" a nuclear weapons program."

Well thats good news isn't it... now will this information make any differenc to the Bush regimes quest for war?

I fear not

Adam and Joe's Record Store Guide #1

The world is going to hell in a handcart

So best one starts the day/week in a positive frame of mind

or in other words, having just read a bunch of articles about the middle east and other interest points around this small planet of ours I think a chuckle is in order