Friday, 29 October 2010

Iration Book

Just imagine that there is an hilarious War Inna Babylon (1939-45) related joke here.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Rootsman on Disciples

Over at Tales from Bradistan, the mighty Rootsman starts to waft away the mists of time (and for some the fug of smoke) that engulf the development of UK DUB as it is now known.

More please, but less when I am genuinely upset I haven't been able to make a dance. The last time I saw Russ D play Leeds lingers long in the memory.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

New Car Mix

So, we bought a new car at the weekend and what’s the first thing one should do on making such a purchase?

Why, take the stereo for a test drive of course

So here is a quick compilation of the tracks I used to "check the performance" (is that what people like Clarkson say?).

All reggae, mainly represses but with a sprinkling of new(er) stuff.

No track listing this time because it’s not ‘mixed’- it’s full vocal followed by full dub in the main.

However, if you can get the entire track listing correct, there is a duplicate copy of one of the records in this mix going for free.

It’s like a shit version of John’s office party blogariddims!

d/l here

Friday, 9 April 2010

Colin Ward....

Too late, I know, but this is not a zeiteist type of blog now is it?

Colin Ward had (has) a fundamental influence on my thinking regarding anarchism (Norman Dennis also being key, despite being an ethical socialist) - no longer was it some sort of utopian dream, which can so easily lead to theoretical escapism- but rather it can be a day to day method in practice.

It doesn't feel right commenting much more, given how little I do with regard to overt political activism, so read this nice obit from Stan Cohen:

And at the very least, read his books...

Friday, 19 March 2010

Jah Lightning and Thunder at Red Bull Academy

A very rare chance to see Aba Shanti interviewed.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Me a go Bellevue

A weekend in Bristol, the Sun was shining, Rooted records was using Woofah 4 as a key selling point in their window display. They also have a nice garrard 4hf as shop turntable.

Walked past the skate shop where I got my first pro-deck when I was 14 (a Powell Peralta Tony Hawk, rather boringly). I probably bought some horrible garish Vision Street wear rubbish at the same time. Ah, the stupidity of youth.

We managed to miss both David Rodigan on Friday and what looked like a nice roots session on Sunday.

Had some lovely real ales though.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Woofah 4 is out!

After much delay, the latest issue of the UK's (nay, the world's!) finest bass culture mag is out.

No doubt the best yet, crammed with obscure side roads and bye ways to explore at your leisure, a lovely design and suitably out of date record reviews.

As my contribution gets less (not that it was ever great), the mag gets better- I could track this on a graph. As the kids might say, shout outs to the Woofah fam.

Tribe in Leeds will have some next week, as the simple opportunity to get copies up north a couple of weeks ago was spurned in favour of pointless venting (me) and lazer targetted insight (Eden) at Exodus/DMZ, whilst Mr Meme got the local yoot doing gun finger.

Otherwise get it here, or at the most discerning of record outlets.

Be quick now: