London & HDIF DJing 20/8/11


On Friday, I travelled down to London to see my friend Amy. We had a great time wandering around (to me) exotic and sumptuous Leyton. The cake shops! Mmmm… Those little Portuguese thingies, with the pastry and the custardniess are deadly.

Then last night I DJed again at HDIF (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?), a wonderful indiepop clubnight run by Mr. Ian Watson. I’d originally been cheeky and asked if I could get Amy and I in on the guestlist. Even better than that, Ian said, how about DJing since the scheduled bloke couldn’t make it? Of course I said yes.

So, I DJed and then I danced around with a load of mates who seemed to have gathered from everywhere. It was a lovely night, full of new and old faces. Click the pic above to see a gallery of them!

Today, Amy, Sean and I had a slap-up Sunday dinner at The Lexington on Pentonville Road before getting yet more cakes at St. Pancras. I would say I’ve eaten my own weight in cakes this weekend but seeing as they’ll be increasing my weight, I think that’s some kind of maths thing I don’t understand? A convergent series?

London was beautiful and ugly, rich and poor, tasty and nauseating. It always inspires me and takes me out of my everyday sense of self. I hope I can hold on to some of that feeling back in Derby.

And here’s what I played:

Papa Topo – Oso Panda
Army Navy – Last Legs
[ingenting] – Tack.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Heart In Your Heartbreak
McCarthy – The Well Of Loneliness
Moustache Of Insanity – We Need More Awesome
Butcher Boy – Clockwork
Crystal Stilts – Half a Moon
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
My Bloody Valentine – (When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream
Comet Gain – The Weekend Dreams
Pavement – Trigger Cut / Wounded Kite At 17
La Casa Azul – El Momento Mßs Feliz
Barry Gray – Joe 90
Best Coast – Crazy For You
The Lucksmiths – T-Shirt Weather
The Shins – Kissing The Lipless
Milky Wimpshake – Cherry Pop
Thee Headcoatees – Come Into My Mouth
Velocette – Get Yourself Together
Huggy Bear – Herjazz
Big Troubles – Modern Intimacy
The Wedding Present – Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
House of Love – Destroy The Heart
Deerhoof – Super Duper Rescue Heads !
of Montreal – Coquet Coquette
The Jam – David Watts
The Hidden Cameras – I Believe In The Good Of Life
Let’s Wrestle – I Won’t Lie To You
Cats on Fire – Higher Grounds
The Legends – Call it ours
Erland & The Carnival – This Night
The Field Mice – Sensitive
Cure – In Between Days
Yazoo – Don’t Go