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rihanna and her truly magical ass

last night, i DJed the rihanna gig at nottingham arena.

wow. it’s something else DJing to (somewhere in the region of) 10,000 people. TEN THOUSAND!

here’s how it looks when the place is empty…

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heres where i was stood, stage left:

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and here’s how the arena looks when it gets busy. its pretty much full apart from a few rows right at the back/top of the arena…

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anyway, it seemed to go ok, i played it pretty safe (mutya&winehouse, grandmaster flash, jackson 5, the faders) but people were dancing. which is all that matters.

rihanna was great.

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i spent most of the gig stood at the front, either to the side, or right up front in the pit area…

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isnt that a truly magical ass?

and here she is on the video screen above my head 🙂
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i “bumped” into her in the corridor backstage after the gig, and she’s quite a bit shorter than i thought she would be, but damn, what an ass. and my god, she can sing!

anyway, that was my night. how was yours?

next “normal” clubnight – rescue rooms, saturday 12th januray. its our second birthday. I’m going to try and make it a special one, if you have any thoughts on what we can do, please shout up!

“it’s Britney, bitch….”

the new Britney Spears single “Gimme more” is GREAT!

it proves that even though she’s a mental, she can still come up with the goods. I’m now *really* looking forward to her album.

however, its still not nearly as good as “About you now” by the sugababes. Or “song 4 mutya” by Mutyarmada… but I think it’s easily as good as “sexy no no no” by Girls Aloud.

MMHA selist

My Milkman has AIDS
sat 9th june 2007

10pm
boz skaggs – dinah flo
coldcut ft roots manuva -true skool
sonny jim – cant stop moving
junior senior – handclaps (motown version)
mutya buena/groove armada – song 4 mutya (out of control)
the sounds – tony the beat
simian mobile disco – its the beat
rogue traders – voodoo child
basement jaxx – red alert (jaxx radio mix)
groove armada – if everbody looked the same
goldfrapp – strict machine
dizzaa rascal – fix up look sharp
roots manuva – witness (1 hope)
beenie man – dude
lady sovereign – love me or hate me
amerie – 1 thing
natasha – hey hey hey
rihanna – pon de replay

kanye west – stronger
pharoah monch – body baby
ice cube – bop gun ft george clinton
lupe fiasco ft evidence – catch me
gnarls barkley – smiley faces
gorillaz – feel good inc
rihanna – shut up and drive
snoop dogg ft justin timberlake – signs
jay z – big pimpin
arrested development – mr wendal
wu tang clan – gravel pit
NERD – lapdance
NAS – hip hop is dead
kanye west – diamonds from sierra leone
amy winehouse – rehab
sugababes – in the middle
girls aloud – biology
rogue traders – watching you
matt willis – crash
mcfly – babys coming back
avril lavigne – girlfriend
rachel stevens – i said never again (but here we are)
britney spears – toxic
justin timberlake – sexyback
nelly furtado – maneater
rihanna – umbrella
j-lo ft ll cool j – lose control
missy elliott – get ur freak on
outkast – hey ya
black eyed peas – pump it
rhymefest ft ODB – build me up buttercup
sugarhill gang – apache
ELO – mr blue sky
take that – shine
spice girls – stop
dolly parton – 9 to 5
east 17 – house of love
backstreet boys – everybody
5ive – keep on moving
gorillaz – dare
deelite – groove is in the heart
huse of pain – jump around
cypress hill – insane in the brain
skee lo – i wish
beastie boys – you gotts foght for your right (to party)
jurassic 5 – concrete schoolyard
wu tang clan – baby i like it raw
pedulum – slam
arctic monkeys – sungoesdown (fakeid mix)
chemical bros – galvanize
prodigy – voodoo people – pendulum mix
noisia – end game
KLF – last train to trancentral

FSOL – papue new guinea
reel 2 reel – il like to move it
the shaman – ebeneezer goode
the prodigy – charley says
altern8 – activ8
pendulum – blood sugar
soulwax – another excuse
justice vs simian 0 we are your friends
the similou – all this love
weird al yankovic – polkarama
herb alpert and tijuana brass – spanish flea

love shack setlist

love shack (basement) – friday 8th june 2007

10pm
boz skaggs – dinah flo
andy williams – house of bamboo
alabama 3 – hello… im johnny cash
stevie wonder – higher ground
jimi hendrix – purple haze
the shirelles – will you love me tomorrow
bobby fuller four – i fought the law
rolling stones – start me up
the real thing – can you feel the force
johnny cash – ring of fire
crazy world of arthur brown – fire
desmond dekker – israelites
dobie gray – out on the floor
al wilson – the snake
the validiers – whats wrong with my baby
the casualeers – dance dance dance
curtis mayfield – move on up
little richard – long tall sally
the who – cant explain
the doors – break on through
the velvet underground – im waiting for the man
the kinks – you really got me
gloria jones – tainted love
marvin gaye and kim weston – it takes two
the cure – love cats
jefferson airplane – somebody to love
the jacksons – can you feel it
bruce springsteen – born to run
the eagles – hotel california
the who – my generation
the beatles – twist and shout
manfred mann – do wah diddy
spencer davis group – im a man
dodgy – the snake
beach boys – good vibrations
johnny cash – the man comes around
dolly parton – 9 to 5
dusty springfield – son of a preacher man
nancy sinatra – these boots were made for walkin
the kinks – lola
small faces – itchycoo parkk
the monkees – daydream believer
the equals – baby come back
aretha franklin – respect
otis redding – love man

12am
james brown – get up (i feel like being a) sex machine
stevie wonder – superstition
stealers wheel – stuck in the middle with you
bob marley – i shot the sheriff
the police – roxanne
carl douglas – kung fu fighting
bonnie tyler – i need a hero
kenny loggins – footloose
jefferson starship – we built this city
bon jon jove – livin on a prayer
europe – the final countdown
bryan admas – summer of 69
the clash – rock the casbah
the specials – a message to you rudy
the doors – people are strange
david bowie – rebel rebel
ELO – mr blue sky
lulu – shout

1am
bill medley and jennifer warnes – ive had the time of my life
grease – youre the one that i want
the mamas and the papas – california dreamin
ritchie valens – la bamba
the surfaris – wipeout
queen – dont stop me now
steppenwolf – born to be wild
the beatles – tomorrow never knows
booker t and the mgs – green onions
johnny cash – i walk the line
iggy pop – lust for life
the kinks – all day and all of the night
the who – the kids are alright
the rolling stones – paint it black
bob dylan – subterranean homesick blues
michael jackson – wanna be startin something
zz top – viva las vegas
ram jam – black betty
mud – tiger feet

2am
grandmaster flash – white lines (dont do it)
dee lite – groove is in the heart
len – kids in america
presidents of the usa – video killed the radio star
tiffany – i think were alone now
sugarhill gang – apache
black eyed peas – pump it
herb alpert and tijuana brass – spanish flea
weird al yankovic – polkarama
alan hawkshaw – grange hill theme

requests:
love cats
dirty dancing
roxanne
california dreaming mamas and papas
stevie wonder
bob marley
otis redding – love man
pink floyd
ring of fire
sabbath – paranoid
johnny cash – ring of fire
bonzo dog doo dah band – im the urban spaceman
the stooges – i wanna be your dog

be in mutya’s new video!

Groove Armada feat Mutya Buena video shoot. Come down!
Kick start your summer. Have your moment in the new Groove Armada video (Featuring Mutya). You the crowd are the stars of this video. Everyone gets there chance to shine in the sun and on camera in this recreation of a summer festival. Party the day at Finsbury park (15th May – 9am -8pm) Refreshments provided. Crowd surfing optional.

(Everyone who comes down will get there chance in the front row.)

The Location is Finsbury Park in North London. To get there jump on the Victoria or Piccadilly line, your choice, just a few stop north of Kings Cross.

We will be awaiting you just inside the North Gates of the Park, close to the exit of the underground ( see map).

O.K, so the important contact details for the event if you need any further info, and to register your interest…..

Email: casting@hsilondon.co.uk

FFS! RIP Popworld :(

from mediaguardian:

Channel 4 has axed T4’s flagship music show Popworld after six and a half years. Popworld – which helped launch the careers of Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver – will end in July, according to today’s Daily Mirror.

However, Channel 4, which has a minority stake in Popworld Ltd, said it was committed to the brand and would try and develop it elsewhere.

A Channel 4 spokesman said: “Channel 4 has decided not to recommission Popworld, T4’s flagship music show for the last six years.

“The show has performed very successfully over this period but we are keen to continue to use our T4 platform as a launch pad for new music formats that reflect our audience’s tastes and the way in which they consume music.”

so thats NO pop music shows left on TV.
meh 🙁

I’m blaming this on bands like hard-fi and the twang. the show was trying to be too indie.the problem is that bands like the twang/hard-fi arent indie, they are dogshit of the highest order. keep things pop. why the fuck would you get nicky wire on to do something on the show when you could be subtly ripping the piss out of lemar or gwen stefani?

jo whiley and the twang need to pay for this NOW! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

anyone wanna place a bet?

girls aloud for christmas number one with “i think we’re alone now”??? (yes, the same song tiffany covered in the 80s!)
its corking. it its not number one, then theres no justice.

this has been a public service announcement on behalf of the “get GA to number one for xmas” campaign.

Pop! Justice (100% Solid Pop Music)

i love popjustice. they have a very similar taste in music to me.

they have an album out. its got loads of cool stuff on it. my copy arrived today. its got the demo version of girls aloud’s “love machine”

its freaky hearing it. same tune, similar lyrics, but different enough to be a little freaky.

some of you alternative types may remember “the perfect crime” by faith no more off the bill and ted soundtrack?
that was a re-working of a song they did for a karrang flexi disc (remember those?) called sweet emotion. from what i can gather, sweet emotion was recorded as part of the same sessions as the real thing, and then they re-recorded it (with completely different vocals) for (i think) the same session that “the cowboy song” came from.

anyway. love machine. same song, different lyrics. mostly. top stuff!
(for those of you who write off pop music, this compilation has the likes of ladytron, the automatic, justice vs simian and client on it as well as the obligatory GA/sugababes/rihanna/aleesha/etc. check it out, it really is ace!)

go check it out….