Bloggage will be running at a seriously reduced capacity round these parts from now til late January. Other pressing matters to attend to - you'll just have to amuse yourselves. Will still be posting playlists for my radio show - tune in this Saturday, my special guest will be Big Matt from Bassteppa Sound System dropping his fave tunes from the year.
Also, I'm gonna be on National Radio on Dec 31, at 1pm, doing some chat thing about blogging and the internet, hosted by Hugh Sundae and Jon Bridges, will post all the details closer to the time.
And maybe a top ten list for the year. Simon Grigg has a go at some faves here...
"... I own quite a few local albums from 2005 and kinda liked the Phoenix Foundation album. Many of the uusal suspects (Roger Perry, Joost, Cuffy) were noticeably quiet in 2005 so I expect to hear things in the new year...please. Tomorrowpeople did a killer remix for Pluto, which, sticking their heads in the sand, they refused to sanction…when will these people learn about expanding their markets... Greg Churchill’s mix of SJD was seriously good but his own Automatique and the new Lesser Meaning (Techno single of the week in the UK’s influential Update and number 7 on their overall chart)are the real deal and the latter is gonna be huge. He offered to do a mix of Savage but got turned down… as I said, when are these guys gonna work out marketing 101. Greg also, despite his international success, got ignored in
Never mind Oasis.
"Glen Matlock was shopping in Selfridges recently and bumped into Noel Gallagher, who was buying some shirts. They swapped pleasantries and went their separate ways. A few minutes later a fan approached Matlock, shook his hand and said it made his day to meet him. Matlock told the bloke that if he had been five minutes earlier he could have met Noel Gallagher. The reply: "Well, who wants to meet that c*nt?" From Popbitch.