Faithless

I’m getting too old for the kind of gig I was at last night. Too old to be on the main floor, arms raised, head back, jumping up and down in the midst of a writhing, sweary, ecstatic group of people all determined to give Faithless a little bit of payback for all the fun they’ve given us. The place was packed, rammed to the rafters, there was no space anywhere so everyone just got on with things. Those that barged through had no choice, there were no angry exchanges, just bouncing, grinning, enthusiasm all round. Epic. Was the word I used on Twitter last night and it still feels right. Maybe it was because I had no choice but …

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Weekender

The main focus of the past weekend was the engagement party for my sister and her fiancé, and if I’m not mistaken it went without a hitch. It was a self-catered affair in a local bowling green (cheap booze!), the DJ was good, everyone seemed to have a good time and there are rumours that I was spotted on the dancefloor. There may also be rumours that I was seen downing cola flavoured Stiffy’s Shots. Aside from that we’ve done bugger all. Yay!

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A very lovely weekend

Blimey, time truly does fly when you are having fun. So please indulge me a little whilst I recap the past few days in an effort to try and remember some of the highlights, which will be hard as there were so many. The weekend was focussed on the civil partnership of my friend Stuart and his partner Alan. They’ve been together for over 9 years so it was a real honour to be asked to be Stuart’s Best Man. Not that any of the weekend followed much in the way of tradition but.. well let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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Questions Answered #1

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 1: Keith (my blogless* mate) asked “4.56 AM or other similar times that should not exist, what to do when you find your self there”. The first thing to try and figure out is whether that time should, or should not, exist. It’s entirely possible for that specific time (and others like it) to exist in a very pleasant way. For example, and this is just completely off the top of my head, if you were, say, in the back …

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Vice Versa

“There is a light that never goes out” Morrissey sings into my head. I work on, aware that the tune was familiar, from somewhere else? (I don’t listen to The Smiths that often, did they do cover versions??). I paused to listen to the lyrics. VERY familiar. Where had I heard it before? Somewhere. Faster maybe? Something with more of a beat to it? But surely The Smiths wouldn’t have borrow the lyrics from another song, no no, it can’t be that. Then it came to me. Erlend Øye used the lyrics on “There Silikon Soul remix” on the DJ Kicks album bearing his name. A split second later I realised that, of course, it was he who had used …

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GhostWritten

Ghostwritten by David Mitchell. A quick search confirms some basic facts about this book, including the oft repeated fact that it is an astonishing debut. Written in the style of a series of short stories that share a common thread the writing style never seems forced and flows from tense set pieces to languid descriptive prose without missing a beat, and somehow manages to keep both the stories and the reader involved.

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God is a DJ

Doors open at 7.30 says the ticket. So I’ll be there at 7.30 then. Prompt. I always make sure I catch the support act, sometimes they’re crap, sometimes they’re great and sometimes you strike it lucky. Like tonight for instance. Faithless may be headlining but I’m almost as excited that Mylo is the support. Alas no photos will be taken this evening as I think I’ve left my camera at my Gran’s house. Mind you if it’s not there then it’ll be an insurance job and a new camera for Christmas…. hmmmm now there’s a thought!

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DJ is 10Go say Happy Birthday. It’s odd, never met him, nor his Mum, but having read about him for the last coupla years it seems right to celebrate a little. Not a lot, it’s not like I think I’m a member of the family or anything, hell I rarely comment over there, but that’s the joy of the inter-web ain’t it. Connections. Virtual. Emotional. Connection. Now.. where did I leave my cynicism…

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Disco InfernoIf, like me, you are a naturally talented mover, you won’t need this website, but it may be useful to those of you who are, let’s say, rhythmically challenged… How to Dance Properly (and not a foxtrot in sight!) Company Xmas night flashback: Does anyone else know how to do the hand-jive properly? Or is it just me? And why did the DJ haul ME onto the stage…

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