Friday, January 9, 2009

"i like that...turn it up."

whoa! control yourselves! it's true! loud e has an edits compilation coming out on cd on the 23rd january. those lovely people over at electric minds have given me a sneak preview and i love it! for those not familiar with loud e i'd better explain. a few years back i was looking for i-f's "mixed in the hague" cd. also available on the cbs site were some mix cds by loud e. a quick google of his name informed me about some dutch fella who took the best parts from dodgy disco records and edited them together to make "new" disco records. i was quite naughty and managed to find his mix cds on another blog site. needless to say i've been hooked ever since. he's had some vinyl releases recently and i've enjoyed most of them (especially the objects of desire records, "palaza break" on bigbear and "robolove" on ambassadors reception). this cd is in the same vein. after a few listens my favourites are "time machine", "oceans of loud", "blacksoul" and "granada nights". the whole album is some sort of crazy disco shit that could have been played 30 years ago but still sounds ace today. if you click on the ambassadors reception link (above) you'll be able to sample what goes on in the head of loud e. you can also head over here to check out sound files of all the tracks. most of the usual suspects are all over this (idjuts, faze action), so don't say i didn't tell you so. it'll be available from most of the better record stores (check the "buy records here" section on the right of this page).

anyway, let me tell you about my week. it was bloody freezing and i was working outside! i had a little cold beforehand but it got worse as the week went on. i think it's gone now but next time i'll wear the long johns that mrs s bought me from primark (honestly). it was hard getting back into "work" mode after being off for xmas. i used to work in retail and only got xmas day off so to have ten days off is a bonus (hurrah!). i still haven't sorted my end of year chart yet but i'm sure it'll turn up sooner or later.

Friday, January 2, 2009

"life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop and take a look around once in a might miss it."

i thought i'd make one of my ma's cats the star of this post. his name is chaplin and he's as quiet as a mouse (which helps, as he likes them). i went home for xmas to see my ma, her ma, her dad and stepmum, and also found time to spend new year with some pals i hadn't seen in ages. being a silly sausage for many years has meant i've lost contact with loads of people. well, in 2009 that's all gonna change. i'm gonna clock up some miles this year and knock on a few doors. life is too short etc, etc.

i suppose i should be giving you lot my end of year chart. it isn't compiled yet, so give me a few days. i definitely have a number one, but the rest of the top 5 or top 10 is undecided. lots of hot tunes were released, but i didn't buy many new tracks. in case you're worried i'm ill i did buy a shed load of second hand vinyl and cds (but your concern is appreciated). what will 2009 bring us? not sure yet, but hopefully many more tunes from people who are talented and don't feel the need to follow trends. keep on keepin' on i say. i don't know if i can keep up the rigid style of my postings, so i'll just wing it as i go along. is that okay? nice one, thanks for looking in.