Wednesday, 18 June 2008


I am very happy to announce that I'll be DJing at The Mighty Boosh Festival. It's being held at The Hop Farm in Kent on the 5th July. All the information is on the poster.. 
Now, I have to come clean, just in case the Advertising Standards people have nothing better to do... I'm not actually the 2nd headline act.. but I am guilty of some photoshop sneakery and some mild delusions of grandeur.. oh well. See if you can guess where I really belong on the bill.

For those who don't know.. my Boosh connections come from having worked with Noel Fielding a couple of times on my albums, Midfielding on my first album and Seed Distribution on the current one, General Disarray. There's also a version we recorded for a Steve Lamacq session called Barry The Moth. Basically he tells one of his stories, I put it over some music and bingo! Who said music and comedy shouldn't mix... Just look at The Barron Knights and Weird Al Yankovic and try and tell me it doesn't work.

Back in 1999 I saw Noel on a very early TV appearance and thought... Y'know he's going to be big, if I'm nice to him now I'll be able to grab on to his famous coattails in 8 years time when he's a megastar and I'm scrabbling around for meaning, some fans and a bit of attention in the Post Digital Apocalypse of the Music Industry..  uncanny how things work out eh??

So, to illustrate this post I've gone for 2 pictures.. One is backstage at one of their shows at The Brighton Centre, where they pose with some washed up old has been popstar from a bygone era... and Gary Numan.

The other is Dave Brown/Bollo eating a sandwich on a very small chair at a friends wedding. Not particular relevant to anything but I've always loved this picture..


Monday, 2 June 2008

I Must Gush About Kevin

I was very happy to be asked by the lovely Erol Alkan to write a piece on my musical hero for his website. So I dusted off my quill of truth and wisdom and began to spew enthusiastically about Kevin Saunderson. I did ponder a few other names, Mantronix, J Saul Kane, Andy Weatherall, Harvey.. but Kevin just edged it.. and if you read the piece (click on the red title for the link) you'll see why. 
I've already spotted a couple of grammatical errors but I did finish it at 5 o'clock this morning and I don't think Miss Lewis, my English teacher will be reading it.. so, like, y'know, whatevah, yeah LOL!!!?
I should really illustrate this post with a picture of Mr Saunderson, but I don't have a picture quite as good as this one of Erol with an award he won for Muzik magazine back in 2002. I think it was for DJ Most In Need of Some Conditioner...
Oh yes, I'm also playing at Durrr tonight, which i'm incredibly excited about..