Month: November 2003

  • Christmassy

    Town today felt Christmassy to me for the first time this year…even though it’s still November! Am I in good cheer or another sucker for the chiming of cash registers? Click here for the pics!

  • It’s A Scream!

    Tuesday night at Scream is now my fave night out in Derby. New music, no violent people and it’s FREE! Click here for the pics.

  • Bless Playlist 24/11/2003

    Very busy tonight and lots of requests, all of them good. Week by week, the night is building slowly with a real mix of people. It’s great to see someone singing along to Refused but also boogieing to Tha Alkaholiks 🙂 You have been listening to… 293,Kante – Die Summe der einzelnen Teile 183,Minus The…

  • Stop Bush!

    Well, what an amazing and exhausting day! Keyvan met me off the Derby train at 12.30 and we headed over to the march start area on Malet Street. I wanted to get there early so I could grab some food before the march… …but when we got there, people were already congregating, as you can…

  • Stop Bush

    I nicked this from the Common Dreams site but it’s actually from The Center For American Progress. I was going to write my own rant about Bush’s nauseating speech today, but the quote below says it all. CLAIM: “The tradition of free speech exercised with enthusiasm is alive and well here in London. We have…

  • Bless Playlist 17-11-2003

    Another good week this week. I got some very cool requests – The Cardiacs, no less! I played a handful of repeats this week from last week but as they’re all brand-new tracks, I’m not that arsed. I managed to stay clear of Mars Volta, Nas and Death Cab (I like all those artists, but…

  • Jet Plane Landing, IOAA, Fixit Kid

    A good turnout at the Vic and mad performances from all of the bands. JPL were very friendly and down-to-earth, completely non-rock-starry. I wish there were more bands around like that. Sadly, I had to leave before the end of their gig but what I heard was very cool. Click here for the pics!

  • Bless Playlist 10-11-2003

    I managed to cram in a lot of very new tracks this week. A lot of these are free downloads from the excellent Pitchfork and some of them are off the free CDs that come with CMJ New Music Monthly, one of my fave music mags. The early part of the evening was the best…

  • Komakino @ The Vic

    Even though I missed half the set due to gig time confusions, I saw Komakino perform four great songs. And even though the band all thought they sounded cack, they actually sounded excellent. Taut, aggressive and very focused. Click HERE for the pics.

  • Bless Playlist 3-11-2003

    I had a better night tonight than last week because I didn’t play as many repeats, only two, I think. My god, Mars Volta are popular at the moment! ‘Watch This’ off the new Swollen Members album went down very well too. I’m hoping it’s going to be their big pop crossover, like the Black…

  • Plans Revealed!

    Popped down to Reveal today and got some good shots of popular beat combo Plans and Apologies. The best bit was getting them to lie on broken glass and barbed wire. The fools! Actually, the best bit was the karate kickdown at the end but I’ve not posted those pics up seeing as this is…