Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Just seen the parade down Queen st, what chaos. There were boobs, there were bikes, and oh, about 10,00 people crowding onto the road, blocking traffic, reducing Queen st to one lane either way. I remember last year's parade - I was out walking down Queen St, to get some lunch, when I heard some cars honking their horns, I turned around to see what the fuss was about, and there they were, half naked, enhanced young women. Most lunchtime shoppers didn't even give them the time of day.
But this year, thanks to the sterling efforts of our Mayor to promote the event, it's massively popular, and creating chronic traffic congestion as I type. Nice one, Dick. Steve Crow must be unable to believe his luck. You can't buy this kind of publicity - well, you can, and it costs way more than the Erotica Expo has in its budget.
ADDED: Even the Himalayan Times is covering this.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 19
James Brown - Don't tell it
Undisputed truth - Smiling faces sometimes (Futureshock Entertainment remix)
Elaine and Romax - Am leaving
Butch Cassidy sound system - Butches brew take 2
Sister Nancy - Big beat bam remix
Kenny Dope - Get on down
Timmy Thomas - Why can't we live together
Scrappy - Off the lead
Quantic feat Noelle Scaggs - Politick society
Feelstyle - Leave it at that
Helene Smith - You got to be a man
JStar - Fall in love
Pharoah Sanders - Astral travelling (Boozoo Bajou remix)
In crowd - Mango walk
Medium sound - Occupation dub
Tyra Hammond and the Tornadoes - You got me thinkin
Horace Andy - Jah provides
Joe Dukie and Dj Fitchie - Midnight marauders (Lightning head remix)
Deadbeats - I can break it down
Man Dibango - Afro soul (Rob Mello re-edit)
Brentford Allstars - Racetrack
Desmond Dekker - Bongo girl
Original Tropicana steel band - Calypso rock
Quantic feat Ohmega Watts - Ticket to know where
Mulatu - Yegelle tezeta (got a great text message up via the studio computer after playing this tune - "Yeah boy, Mulatumeke!" I nearly fell over laughing - I love a good bit of clever word play. Nice one!)
Lee Oskar - Down the Nile
Malcolm's locks - Get up stand up
Reggie Stepper - Drum pan sound (Bombs re-edit)

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 12
Lowman - Pharrel vs Hutch
Jackie Mittoo - Get up and get it
Meters - Just kissed my baby
Ballistic Bros - Peckings
Wayne Mcghie and Sounds of Joy - Cool it
Sound dimension - Soulful strut
Breakestra - Stand up
Eddie Bo - Hook and sling
The Clash - Rudie can't fail
Damian Marley - Welcome to jamrock
Nomo - If you want
Ray Baretto - Mercy, mercy baby
Afrodisiac sound system - Soul makossa saved my life
Sole survivor - Family
One self - Temptation
International observer - Hip hop's final
Bobb deep - Got it twisted
Shaggy and Barrington Levy - Broadway
Diplo - Newsflash
Nightmares on wax - Flip ya lid
Syros - B what I wanna be
George Benson and MAW - The ghetto/El barrio
William Bell - I forgot to be your lover
Junior Murvin - Give me your love
Roots combination - Spoony bill
Boozoo Bajou feat Joe Dukie and U Brown - Take it slow
Wild Magnolias - Battlefield (Joe Claussell remix)
Timmy Thomas - Why can't we live together (Shoe Re-edit dub mix)