Bless Playlist 12/4/2004

I knew it’d be very packed tonight so I was prepared for a slew of requests. It’s the first Bank Holiday I’ve DJed at the Bless and I was a bit worried, knowing I’d have far more mainstream requests than usual. And I did, as well as very drunk people precariously hanging their pints over my laptop…

The mid part of tonight I played too much old stuff. Even though it was all requests, I should have taken a few more chances and played more new tunes. Still, I managed to fit in brand-new tracks by Kite-Eating Tree and The Elected. Overall, I think it was a cool night. One bloke seemed insanely happy I played ‘Driver 8’ for him, he nearly fell off the stage.

Tonight’s best new track was, for the second week running, a track from the marvellous new The Elected album, this time it was ‘Go On.’ Yum. Go out and buy it NOW! I asked Malcy Reveal and I can’t believe it hasn’t sold loads. They need to get some “bloke from Rilo Kiley”-type stickers on it.

The best old track was Adhemard’s ‘Don Daine La Ridaine.’ I wish I could find out more about this mad old French music but I’ve googled them and come up with nowt. Even comes up empty. If anyone can find me more info, I’ll give you 50p.

The pic at the top of the page is of the runner-up best old track. Bow down before the genius of Artie Shaw, mofos!

Tonight, you dewdroppers cut a rug to:

The Desert Fathers – A Practical Joke
Mu – Jealous Kids
Bikini Kill – Capri Pants
The Juan Maclean – By The Time I Get To Venus
J-Live – Schools In
Biohazard – Camouflage
Bobby Darin – Can’t Get Used To Losing You
Le Tigre – Let’s Run
Venetian Snares – Herbie Goes Ballistic
Lightyear ? Shatner?s Bassoon
Postal Service – Nothing Better
Jurassic 5 – The Influence
Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv
Shellac – Prayer To God
Artie Shaw – Traffic Jam
Kanye West – School Spirit
Slayer – Piece By Piece
Adhemard – Don Daine La Ridaine
The Kite-Eating Tree – Lucifer Employed
Snog – Are You Normal Enough
Melt Banana – Tapir’s Flown Away
Desmond Dekker & The Aces – 007 (Shanty Town)
MF Doom – Vaudeville Villain
LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
Shins – Fighting In A Sack
Mudhoney – In ‘N’ Out Of Grace
John Barry – Hit And Miss
Fischerspooner – The 15th
R.E.M. – Driver 8
Death Cab For Cutie – I Was A Kaleidoscope
Nas – Get Down
Sepultura – Chaos AD
The Elected – Go On
Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want To Get Over You
Dave Brubeck – Unsquare Dance
The Normal- Warm Leatherette
Canibus – Channel Zero
Moonbabies – Fieldtrip USA
Pixies – I Bleed
Mr Scruff – Shelf Wobbler
The Cramps – Garbageman
Pedro The Lion – Never Leave A Job Half Done
Masta Ace Incorporated – Born To Roll
Louis Prima – Just A Gigolo & I Ain’t Got Nobody
Phil Ochs – I Ain’t Marching Anymore (Live)