Sunday, 31 January 2016

January WTF?!

What a month.
31 days into 2016 and it seems we've lost a years' worth of legendary figures from the world of entertainment (and politics) in such a short space of time.
I've never felt my childhood slipping away so quickly.

Rest in peace to so many.

January 2016
01  Mark B (45)
04  Robert Stigwood (81)
09  Ed Stewart (74)
10  David Bowie (69)
14  Alan Rickman (69)
15  Dan Haggerty (74)
18  Glenn Frey (67)
22  Cecil Parkinson (84)
26  Black (aka Colin Vearncombe) (53)
31  Terry Wogan (77)

And lest we not forget those from the end of last year...
December 2015
04  Mike Allen
04  Robert Loggia (85)
19  Jimmy Hill (87)
28  John Bradbury (62)
28  Guru Josh (51)
28  Lemmy (70)
31  Natalie Cole (65)

ABU Podcast #56 - January 2016

ABU - The ultimate in hi-tech promo

I decided to cut down the podcasts to just half the usual running time. Now they will be a new running time of a slim-lined 60 minutes which I think will be just right so that I need to get the best use of an hour.
This could of course backfire on me but for the purposes of showing face, it will work, no question.

So, onto this month's show and there is a distinct jazz-funk flavour knocking around the tunes. As usual a bit of the old, a bit of the new and the regular oddness that makes up an Ageing B-Boys' Podcast.

I quite like the new running time. Tell us what you think.

Here be the tracklisting.....

01  William Stuckey - Disco Fly (1977)
02  KRS-ONE - I Can't Wake Up (Return Of The Boom Bap, 1993)
03  Schoolly D - Saturday Night (Saturday Night! - The Album, 1986)
04  Run DMC - How'd Ya Do It, Dee (Tougher Than Leather, 1988)
05  Chrome - You Know Who I Am (2012)
06  Hearts of Darkness - A Taste of Venom (Journey Of A Thousand Miles, 2016)
07  J-Live - Them That's Not (The Best Part, 1999)
08  C.M. Dance - Off The Hook (1986)

The Funk Trunk
09  Jean Jacques Perrey - E.V.A. (Mood Indigo, 1970)
10  Donald Byrd - Dominos (Places And Spaces, 1975)

11  Camp Lo - Swing (ft Ish aka Butterfly) (Uptown Saturday Night, 1997)
12  Digable Planets - Time and Space: A New Refutation Of Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space, 1993)

13  Lazy Ace & Sureshot - Powertrippers (demo) (1994)

Roots Of The Roots
14  David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes (Scary Monsters, 1980)
15  Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (Error in the System, 1983)

16  LL Cool J - Going Back to Cali (Less Than Zero Soundtrack, 1987)
17  Lakim Shabazz - The Posse Is Large (Pure Righteousness, 1989)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Crumplstock 2016

Crumplstock is back for 2016.

If you didn't know, it is an online DJ 'festival' where you go to different internet links and listen to various DJs for an hour each by clicking on their unique URL and join in the chat live (optional).

I'm on tonight at 10pm playing a selection of ABU classics, breaks and soundtracks. It's all live, all vinyl and all unrehearsed. Check it!
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