Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Clarence Reid/Blowfly

There is a documentary film about Blowfly / Clarence Reid on the way, it looks ace. Here is the trailer:

and here is a song from Blowfly:

and a Northern Soul gem from Clarence Reid

Many thanks to Mr Porter for the tip

Thursday, 25 August 2011

New Ting

The Restless Funk Radio Show 24/08/2011

The Hankins Mountaineers - White White Spider Bite
Who Knows? - Rat Fucking Bluegrass
Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel - Hollywood Seven (Ballad)
DJ Nature - Celebrate Your Life
Unknown - Untitled
Adventure Party
Fingers Inc - Distant Planet (Star Trek Remix)
Marcus Mixx - U Blow Me
Unknown - Sicko Cell
Vakula - Unknown

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Belated Disco Village HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the one and only Clare Harriette, and thanks for another FABULOUS party!

Where were you?

Craving some summer sun, someone said "Scotland's nice this time of year"...
Suprisingly, they were right!

Who knew?
No-one mention specsavers, right?

Yo, is that America over there?

Yup, it's all this nice...
Last, but not least, we headed to Edinburgh as there was some artsy fartsy thing happening...
Actually, it was the Edinburgh Festival, which in case you're not clued up (as I wasn't), isn't just one festival, but loads of festivals all going on over a month in summer. There's a book festival, an art festival, a comedy festival, some music festivals, theatre, dance and in most cases there is so much overlap that you don't know (and it doesn't matter) which festival the act you are attending is part of. There's so much going on it's quite overwhelming - for instance as soon as we arrive we walk into a bar, order a couple of long vodka's and pick up a free guide, flip it open and see that Oneohtrix Point Never is doing a live gig. In ten minutes. Next door. And so it goes on - always something on, day or night, for a month. (note - the Oneohtrix gig was the most anorak-y gig I've ever dragged L to, good stuff mind...)

We saw a lot in the three days we were there. I laughed at Tom Green. L laughed at Josie Long. We both laughed at Isy Suttie (Dobby off "Peep Show"). Marc Almond sucked ass big time in "Ten Plagues", a medieval musical about plague. We both liked Julian Sands directed by John Malkovitch in a tribute to Harold Pinter, but my pick for the time we were there was Dr Apple's Last Lecture by the Hole In The Sky production company - the stuffy Dr Apple consumes some LSD and proceeds to take you on his trip with him, highly visual, highly amusing.

Big shout to Underground Solu'shn record shop, it's reassuring to see that staff in a record shop are all confidently more hung-over than yourself (I was so written off I didn't even want to go in, L literally dragged me in proceeding to listen to and buy more music than me, go figure). Still, nice to have met them, good shop, well stocked, respect:

Food, glorious food

It's foodie central round here, L's been busy with new creations so it's time for some food porn in the Village:

Yellow courgettes, grown in our garden, shaved, pan fried then tossed in olive oil with cracked hazelnuts

L won't waste a thing, hence goats cheese stuffed roast courgette flowers


Simplest ever, blackcurrant cake

Home filleted devilled mackerel
Project: Build a Clay Oven
And something to eat it off - Coveting AJB's crockery for too long, L came through with a great gift

Monday, 22 August 2011

Done Over

The Do-Over, London featuring Kutmah, Joy Orbison, The Gaslamp Killer, Stretch Armstrong, King Britt

Crappy iPhone footage, but you get the idea...

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Trip

Oh yes, it's coming... TIP from "BATB"

Aunty Beeb.

Just lately the BBC has been good to us, first there was the paradise garage series, as covered by Matt in a previous post. Just last week there were a few gems that you may have missed.

Here is Jeremy Dellar ( standing in for Jarvis Cocker on 6Music-

Then there was Peter Hook chatting to John Cooper Clarke on Radio4-

and then Radio2 spoil us with their Summer Of Soul series with documentaries on Donny Hathaway- 

and Curtis Mayfield-



The Restless Funk Radio Show 17/08/2011

Begin - Velocity
Fafa De Belem - O Dono Do Lugar
Barry Waite & LTD - Sting (pt 1)
Cloud One - Happy Music
DJ Nature - Let It Ring
Alexander Robotnik - Problem's D'Amour (KDJ Edit)
Cheri - Give It To Me Baby
Aisha - The Creator
The Jamayka Boyz - Rastaman (J. Boyz Dub From Creation)
Spike - Magic Table (Welcome Stranger's Sunday T Dub)
Jim Ford - Love On My Brain
MV + E.E. - Get Right, Church

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Coming Soon


YES! New from our favourite DC crew!!
Arthur's mixes, Walter's mix and an extended Make 1,2 on this new Audika 12"
Oof! Say no more!
Use your mouth to move me. Please.
Have no fear, Peabody's here...

We're back

Been away, sorry if you missed us, lots to follow!