The ups, downs, in's and out's of two North East UK musical eclectricians.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Thursday - Scratch Perverts @ Digital - 25/08/05

So, do I go or no ?


http://www.waxonuk.com

That's the question - if it's a repeat performance of the DJ Yoda night then maybe not - However with Mr Steel's birthday over the weekend, it seems a suitable celebratory location, and maybe with lashings of gin we can overlook the house-head knobjockeys...

Hopefully my review of Newcastle's Digital club may just be a one off - If we get there (and get out) in one piece I'll post a review.

Secondly - check my good mate's photography website

http://www.lomohomes.com/Justneil

Hopefully he'll be doing some Flint & Steel pic's soon...

Laters,

Monday, August 15, 2005

Monday - Wax On:Walk Off - 15/08/05

Hi there...

So - DJ Yoda at the new digital club, no thanks.



This isn't due to the club (which was fantastic inside), or the sound (which was excellent), or Mr Duncan Yoda (although I have seen/heard better), or surly bar staff (they weren't), but due to the punters who were there.

I'm going to sound like a complete snob here but, I think this venue will due to location and hype - get a majority of people in the audience who haven't got a grasp on the finer points of DJ'ing or hip-hop.

I felt like I was at a hip-hop night with a bunch of ravers who's bus had turned up to the wrong club by accident. Mix in a lethal dose of rugby loving student types and narcissic clothes shops attendants and you have the mix of folk that were there. (If you've seen the Mr. Scruff documentary where the ravers invade the stage, you'll know exactly what I mean!)

Yoda stuck to the equivalent of top 40 hip hop tunes, and the VJ'ing was limp to say the least. I saw one instance of scratched visuals (Star Wars Light Sabre fight) and that was your lot.

I felt a bit jipped out of my tenner to say the least, and was shoved and jostled about so much I eventually left, disgruntled and very much considering choosing who I go to see there very, very carefully. The Scratch Perverts will be there in a couple of weeks, but if it's gonna be the same deal, I might give it a miss :-(

I then got home and watched a recording (yes sad I know) of the Big Brother 2005 final, which saw a diminutive disco dancing hobbit from the North East of England (Anthony) win...


He showed his intelligence during his post leaving interview when quized about an alledged dalliance with a fellow contestant in the Jaccuzi - "Aww - I never f**ked her!"

Well done Anthony, show the rest of the country what bumpkins we are.

So to drag my weekend out of the doldrums, I bought some new kicks...


Reebok CL Amaze Mids in blue, red and white - Mmmmmmm, nice...

Finally, Flint & Steel are back in the Forth this weekend (Saturday 20th August) with the usual devils brew of Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Punk and House.

Don't worry - only nice people there ;-)

Laters,

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Thursday - DJ Yoda - 11/08/05

Hello, hello, hello...

Tomorrow (Friday 12th) see's DJ Yoda doing a VJ set at the afore mentioned "Digital" club's Wax-On night.

http://www.antidoterecords.co.uk/artists/djyoda/

Hopefully he'll be scratching up tunes to classic 80's films as he has done in the past with the likes of "The Goonies"

http://www.waxonuk.com/

I'll post a review of hopefully some pictures next week...

Until then - here's a picture of my latest kicks - some green and white Phat farm "Classics" - bit like adidas superstars.



That's all for now cowboys and cowgirls.

Yeehah !



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Monday, August 01, 2005

Monday - August already ! - 01/08/05

Hello and welcome back.

Not got much news I'm afraid as I've had the dreaded lurgy (that's sick to anyone outside the UK) and been laid up in bed mostly.

There's a new superclub opening in Newcastle "Digital",


I haven't got a lot of information but there's a BBC article available here ;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/content/articles/2005/07/14/digital_club_preview_feature.shtml

And their home page is available here ;

http://www.dusted-design.co.uk/digital/digital_intro.html

There's some big names coming so it's definately gonna be one to try and get to.

There's also going to be a sister bar next door known as "The Other Rooms" which will host more diverse acts, and also be home to one time collegues "Better Days" on the first Saturday of the month, starting with Fat City's Martin Brew, should be worth a look after hearing some of the tracks from his recent album.

Flint & Steel are back in the Forth this Saturday (06/08/05) 8pm-1am, so I hope to see you there !

Last bit of news - I bought these lovely kicks the other day, and I like them soooo much, I though I'd share them with you.




Aren't they bling ?

That's all for now - laters ;-)