Monday, 31 October 2011

Them's the Breaks...

Recommendations for a gloomy winters' evening when the clocks have gone back. "Rio Breaks" didn't quite reach 5* status, but nonetheless comes warmly recommended (no pun intended). I was reminiscing days gone by on my hard drive recently, and stumbled upon some recordings that were made in the "mix club" days. My friend and mentor Niki was and is on another level musically. He ended a beautifully tripped out jazz selection with the Sarah Vaughan record.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Diary of a Gimpy Kid

The Restless Funk Radio Show 26/10/2011

Maurice Donovan - Call My Name
Alias G - Pulsate
Red Rack'em - Courting
Floating Points - Danger
Brain Ferry - Alphaville (Todd Terje Remix)
The Pinch - Shot Out (Fred Naked Extended Dub)
Sunlightsphere Latin Combo - I Believe In Miracles
Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra - Ma Mo Ah (Disco Version)
The Fantastic Aleems feat Calebur - Hooked On Your Love
Made In USA - Melodies (Inst.)
Soft Rocks - Magic Milk
Innergaze - Hypnogodisco
Larry Graham - Star Walk
Kurtis Scott - Uncrowned Champion
Shelve - This World (Fred Naked 12" Edit)
Jon Lucien - Listen Love
Syreeta & GC Cameron - Station Break - For Love
Quinn Harris - I Will Always Love You
The Honey B's - What Love Can Do
Odyssey - Use It Up & Wear It Out
Max Romeo - Play With Your Pussy
The Lijadu Sisters - Danger
Daphni - Cos Ber Zam (Ne Noya) (Daphni Remix)

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Restless Funk 26/10/11 Part One
Restless Funk 26/10/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT

Friday, 21 October 2011

Sympathy/Bed Eyes

L and I stumbled round the corner last night to see a new band called Drum Eyes. The gig was in a pub that looked like someone's living room. The support act were pretty dull and L was giving me the "WTF have you dragged me along to, again!?" look. However after the strobetastic finale with lots of jumping and screaming she confessed that out of all the weird gigs I'd made her endure, this rated alongside Dieter Moebius. I've gotta say, these dudes were pretty sick...

Good work Bad Timing promoter people!

Thursday, 20 October 2011


The Restless Funk Radio Show 19/10/2011

DJ Nature - C.O.A.
Bayaka Se - An Illusive Shadow
Baden Powell - Consolacco
Bonnie Prince Billy & The Phantom Family Halo - Roki For Now
The Beauty - Tribute To The Horror (Luger-E Go Experience)
Kurt Maloo - Afterglow (Version Lindbaek)
Swimmers & Gang - Sexy
Unknown - Sorcerer of Isis (Ole Smokey Edit)
The Honey B's - If You Didn't
The Kelenkye Band - Jungle Music
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - What More Can I Do?
Utah Smith - Take A Trip
Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move
Virgo Four - Eruption
Max D - Can U?
Kyle Hall - Slow Dancensteppinontoes
Bobbie Marie - Rodeo
Alias G - Delight Tonite
Jay Dee - Signs
Underground Resistance - Hi-Tech Jazz
Liasons Dangereuses - Live
Little John & Billy Boyo - Brandy pt. 2
Eek-A-Mouse - Wa-Do-Dem
CV313 - Seconds To Forever

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Restless Funk 19/10/11 Part One
Restless Funk 19/10/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dear Santic,

Dear Santa, for christmas this year I would like one of these skulls. I've not been a very good boy however I have been exceedingly curly...

You've got to DIG IT, you DIG?

Courtesy of Squirrelboy: 

Jazz legend Thelonius Monk was born this day (yesterday), 1917. His advice to saxophonist Steve Lacy:

Video Rock

The Restless Funk Radio Show 12/10/2011

Loleatta Holloway - Hit N Run (Walter Gibbons Mix)
Sylvi Foster - Hookey
Innergaze - Waht's Your Body Doing Tonight?
Klaus Weiss - Drums Around (James Pants Version)
Mungolian Jet-Set - Bella Lanay
Simone Fedi - Bitter Devotion (Welcome Stranger Laughing Light of Dub)
Dennis Brown - It's Too LAte
Prince Jammy - 42nd Street Dub
Soft Rocks - We Hunt Buffalo Now
Solo Banton - Kung Fu Master
The Revolutionaries - 2 Bad Bull Inna Dub
Barry Brown - Steppin Up Dubwise
Being Borings - Love House of Love
Corky Carroll - War
Jay Electronica - Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)
The Revelations - Take CAre Of Us
3 Chairs - Midday Blues at Midnight
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming (Coastal Dub)
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Night
The Hackney Colliery Band - House Arrest
Daphni - Yes, I Know
Digital Mystikz - Anti War Dub

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Restless Funk 12/10/11 Part One
Restless Funk 12/10/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Seen, less scene

 Roving reportage from AJB
Disco Village less seen

Signs of the times

I hate Terry

kids playground

the message
tumbling down

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Lonesome Tonight

The Restless Funk Radio Show 05/10/2011

40 Thieves - Backward Love
Peter's House Music - The Mirror Has Two Faces
Can - I Want More
Vakula - You Cannot Resist
Solo Banton - Put It Back
The Dysfunctional Psychedelic Waltons - All Over My Face
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - White Lines
Jerome Sydenham - Deep Penetration (Demo Dub 1)
Mission Control - Outer Limits
Larry Achiampong - Tr 1-3
Blood Brothers - Son Of Mr Bulldog
Mike Cooper - World Slide
Harmonious Thelonious - Angewandte Muzik
Theo Parrish meets Mancingelani
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians (excerpt)
Wooden Shjips - Flight
IF - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass
Jeunesse D'Ivoire - A Gift Of Tears
Parkway Rhythm - Working Girl (Mark's Deepa Dub)
Holger Czukay - Hey Baba Rebop (Remix)
Usje Suktama - Crazy For Your Love
Pad Anthony - Caan Make We Run Away
Junior Reid - Puppa Jammy's Nice

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Restless Funk 05/10/11 Part One
Restless Funk 05/10/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT


Monday, 3 October 2011


Currently showing at the Kettle's Yard gallery here in the village is an exhibition by Bridget Riley - more famous for her monochrome work in the 60's and 70's, this exhibition is an explosion of colour. More info:

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Nice day for some canoodling on the Cam


Got the last parking space at the pub

Thirsty work, being chauffeured

Saturday, 1 October 2011