The Nicest Email I’ve Ever Got

Happy Jyoti!

This immense flattery just in:

After getting into various new artists through your website as well as the usual means – I then shove this great music into all of my friends ears (particularly those of my brother!) and they love it!

I’m probably going to be ‘DJing’ at a night that the singer of my bro’s band Lynch Rider Lulu is putting on in Camden in May and you can bet your ass that my ‘set’ (heh heh) is gonna be inspired by your eclectic DJ sets! Indeed, I’ve been making compilation CD’s like nobody’s business and they’re being really well received by friends etc.

So, if it wasn’t for you I may never of heard of great artists like The Perceptionists, Modeselektor, Serge Gainsbourg, Herman Dune, Plans & Apologies, Venetian Snares and Athletic Mic League to name a few.

Sorry to go on and sound a bit ‘gushey’ (is that even a word?) – I just really wanted you to know dude!
(From Matt Garner)

Since realising that my DJing in Derby was essentially pointless, I’ve had a handful of emails from people thanking me for DJing and saying how they found new music via my weekly playlists.

As an over-emotional, songwriting kind of feller, I was a bit depressed at my Bless DJing ending. But the upswing of that pendulum is that these emails have cheered me up loads! 😀

All I want to do with my DJing is help people find some of the absolutely fan-fucking-tastic new music out there. Every year, I hear more great new music and every year less of it gets on the TV or radio. Indeed, people who judge by the mass media frequently moan to me how awful the contemporary music scene is.

Total ARSE-ROT!

You just have to look a little further.

So… I’ll have to find some other way to get the word out. Maybe I should simply DJ in my sitting room to my mates and then post up that playlist? 🙂

I’ve been carefully checking out the podcasting and net radio options and it’s all a bit scary. I don’t want to pay out thousands in licensing or get taken to court by the BPI.

Ideally, I’d love my own show on Radio 2 where I could ramble on about all the connections / background of the music I play and perhaps have guest bands in for sessions. That would be the total wet dream!

Ironically, as I’m typing this, I’m watching Top Of The Pops and the music is so utterly godawful that I’m now bleeding from every orifice.

So GIMME A SHOW, YOU BASTARDS!

I’d like these bands in session for my first show, ta:

Frog Pocket
Akir
The Red Chord
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names

Thank you!

(Errr… failing that happening, I’ll post up some new playlists soon, pop pickers!)