SPIKE! (from the ashes of Airhead)

oh my god.
i FUCKING LOVE marc riley!

a few weeks ago, i emailed him to ask if theres any chance of digging up the spike peel session from 1994 that i’d never heard…. they were formed from the ashes of AIRHEAD (my all-time favourite band), they did a peel session (which i found out about a few years ago) and then disappeared.

thank god for being on lates on valentines day, otherwise i would have never known!

he played one song earlier (and read out my email) and hopefully there will be a couple more before the ned of the show in an hour and a half (BBC6music if you want to listen in!)

i have a recording so far. i shall be editing it down. oh yes!

i’m grinning like a twat right now. i cant believe after all these years, i finally get to hear some spike! and it’s every bit as wonderful as i imagined it to be!

mmmha! setlist – feb 2008

well, last night was a weird one. the laptop crashed twice. the first time was near the start and there were only a few people in, but the second time was halfway through the night. after spending the last 4 hours doing some digging and learning how to use the MS windows debugging tool to look at the minidumps (which also shows that the last time the laptop bluescreened on me was over two years ago when i was messing with a usb stick (my own fault))

turns out is was w70n51.sys that caused the laptop to randomly blue-screen on me twice. it’s the intel wireless driver which was from 2003! (i guess some recent XP update caused my trusty dell inspiron 8600 to go boom!) – i’ve now updated the driver (to one from 2005) in the hope this fixes it. but for the next few gigs i shall be taking an emergency CD player or mp3 player or something as backup. i guess thats what happens when you get complacent and trust technology! ho hum.

anyway, heres what got played. i hope everyone had a great night, and i’m sorr about the crash. blame microsoft!

9th february 2008

4 hero – les fleur
eels – your lucky day in hell
siouxsie sioux – here comes that day (feelance hellraiser mix)
basement jaxx – make me sweat
utah saints – something good (2008 van she tech mix)
robyn – konichiwa bitches
sonny J – cant stop movin
junior senior – move your feet
the jackson 5 – ABC
frankie valli and the four seasons – beggin (pilooski edit)
braund reynolds – rocket
electric 6 – danger! high voltage
hot chip – ready for the floor
gnarls barkley – run
gorillaz – feel good inc
basement jaxx – red alert
groove armada – if everybody looked the same
fatoy slim – its a wonderful night
the chemical brothers – the salmon dance
groove armada ft mutya – out of control (song 4 mutya)
ll cool j ft j-lo – control myself
kelis – millionaire
beyonce ft slim thug – ch ch check on it
kelly rowland – work (freemasons radio edit)
black eyed peas – pump it
spank rock – top billin from far left
grandmaster flash – apache
outkast – hey ya
kanye west – gold digger
jurassic 5- concrete schoolyard
eve- tamborine
rihanna- dont stop the muisc
Britney spears – piece of me
Amerie – 1 thing
justin timberlake- sexyback
nelly furtado – maneater


rogue traders – voodoo child
amy winehouse – rehab
dolly parton – 9 to 5
take that – shine
ELO – mr blue sky
backstreet boys – everybody
5ive – keep on movin
shampoo – trouble
beastie boys – you gotta fight for your right (to party)
spice girls – stop
s club 7 – bring it on back
rachel stevens – i said never again but here we
ace of base – always have always will
girls aloud – biology
sugababes – about you now
lindsay lohan – i want you to want me
rhymefest ft ODB – build me up
the cartoons – witch doctor
vengaboys – boom boom boom boom
aqua – dr jones
alice deejay – better off alone
db boulevard – point of view
KLF – justified and ancient
lil chris – checkin it out
andrew wk – party hard
rage against the machine – killing in the name (sebastian late night laptop edit)
soulwax/skeelo/breeders – i wish/cannonbal/wyw of the tiger
eminem – just lose it
kriss kross – jump
house of pain – jump
prodigy/pendulum – voodoo people
arctic monkeys – sungoesdown (fakeid mix)
pendulum – granite
missy elliott – get ur freak on
wu tang clan – gravel pit
dead prez – hip hop
MOP – ante up
adam F – smash sumthin
N.E.R.D- Lapdance(NIN remix)
NWA – express youself (remix)
onyx – slam
pendulum – slam
dizzee rascal – fix up look sharp
lethal bizzle – police on my back
britney spears – do something
jay z – 99 problems
shatner – common people
alan hawkshaw – grange hill

offbeat mix cd

i made a cd for offbeat the other week.
if you got a copy, here’s what was on it…

SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy – Flaming Lips
Running Away- The Polyphonic Spree
Here Comes That Day (Freelance Hellraisers Fuzzy Kerbox remix) – siouxsie sioux
Stupid Now – Bob Mould
That’s Not Really Funny – Eels
Beggin – Frankie Valli and the four seasons
None shall Pass – Aesop Rock
Music Maker – MC Pitman
Gotta Work – Amerie
Shutter Buggin’ – Buck 65
Welcome To Monday – The OwlsThe Acid Test – Emma Pollock
Tits & Acid – Simian Mobile Disco
Singing Bowl – Saint Joan
The Fruit Man – Ween
Ingenting – Kent
The Heart Never Lies – Mcfly
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – lil chris
The Journey Continues (Vocal Club Mix) – Mark Brown ft Sarah Cracknell
Into U (featuring Jarvis Cocker) – Richard X

So there you have it. the contents of my offbeat CD. sorry it took so long to post the tracks.