Monday, 12 April 2021

Sometimes it snows in April

The other day my wife called to advise me it was snowing it was a sunny April day so I might not have believed her if I hadn't checked with my own eyes.

This alone wouldn't have warranted a post but after looking at the snow I sat down to check my Facebook when I saw a post by the DJ Carl Loben  (Drum Monkeys) who was doing  a radio show that evening featuring the "Sometime it snows in April" prize draw. I had never heard of that song by the purple one .I have to admit to be late to realising the wonderful talent that he was .  Despite associating both "1999" and "Batman" with teenage crushes. I only went to seem him at Earls Court on the "Diamonds and Pearls" tour because I was invited by two very attractive young ladies. I think kit was when I watched "Purple Reign" the film on TV that I really started to appreciate his talent and the brilliance that was "Sign of the times"

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Deep Blues

Deep Blue - Chess 

Deep Blue Something

Deep Blue C's - (click the links for more on Whales Octopi and Dreamfish)

Deep Blue and Blame - Moving Shadow

Sunday, 28 March 2021


The Haunted Science was the 96 Album by "Omni Trio" on Moving Shadow their next album was Skelton keys. Shortly after I discovered "The Haunted DanceHall"  by "Sabres of Paradise" released 94.

The first version of this blog post was written Monday, May 08, 2006 I had  just checked out a blog by K Punk who writes on the  "dissensus" forum where Kode 9 and Blackout post messages. I had been mighty impressed with The Digital Mystikz, Burial ,Vex'd etc since Sid gave me that Skull Disco flyer down at the Dub Station (Cloak and Dagger)
The very next day I listened to Mary Anne Hobbs "Breezeblock" show on Radio 1 then flipped over to a short BBC podcast entitled "DNA"
I was so diggin the write up on "The Burial" . Was it really haunted dancefloor time again ? I was almost scared to buy it !
"Meditate on bass weight" they said "Perfect Music Perfect Balance" DMZ ,Subloaded and Essence of Chi, were three serious Dubstep /Drum and Bass  nights  in as many weeks.

To me Dubstep with its slower tempo and obvious roots in  2 Step , Dub ,  Drum and Bass particularly the stuff I liked by Digital Mystiks, The Burial  and the releases on Skull Disco reminded me of Omni Trio and Sabres of Paradise.

 Its now 2021 and I've just discovered the genre of "Hauntology"  which according to Wikipedia "

was derived from philosopher Jacques Derrida's concept of the same name. In the mid-2000s, it was adapted by theorists Simon Reynolds and Mark Fisher.[1] Hauntology is associated with the UK record label Ghost Box, in addition to artists such as the CaretakerBurial, and Philip Jeck.[1] Music genres hypnagogic pop and chillwave descended from hauntology.

Simon Reynolds coined the term "The hardcore continuum"  however my personal timelime for hauntology dates back to church music and pipe organs at Steam traction engine rallys which  my dad would take me to as child.
As a teenager I skirted around the subcultures of Goth and Punk (The Misfits) and then discovered Rave , (whilst the Bristol scene pursed the more melancholic vibes of Massive Attack and Portishead. )

I have blogged elsewhere on Shamanism  and natural magical  patterns of percussion. I was introduced to various shamanic currents through  Topy, Kung Fu and Afro/Brazilian folkloric practises .

"May the Spirit of the Jaguar Bless your Dancefloor"

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

B. B's

Bad Boy

B Boy

Bitch Boi

Bristol Bulldog

Bristol  Bears

Barnaby Bear

Barnacle Bug

Bulletin Board

Bumble Bee


 The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam


Bug Khan and The Plastic Jam

The Jam

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Queen B

 Queen Bee

Queen B (Beyonce)

Queen B (Bristol DJ)