Donuts

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

SLD (Quiet Storm Hour) - E.JONES.

2) Video of the week.

Hobo Johnson - Subaru Crosstrek XV

3) Quote of the week.

“Big Yellow Taxi there by Joni Mitchell, a song in which she complains that they ‘paved paradise to put up a parking lot’ – a measure which actually would have alleviated traffic congestion on the outskirts of paradise. Something which Joni singularly fails to point out, perhaps because it doesn’t quite fit in with her blinkered view of the world. Nevertheless, nice song.”

— Alan Gordon Partridge.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Because donuts.

5) Gig of the week.

Little Bitboy at the Gari plus DJ’s.

- Josh

Your opinion.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Ocean Wisdom - Walkin’ Proud.

2) Video of the week.

Self Esteem - In Time. Powerful new track and video from Self Esteem.

3) Quote of the week.

That’s just like, your opinion, man.

— Jeffery “The Dude’” Lebowski.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Still nothing interesting, what have you got to show me?

5) Gig of the week.

Sane at The Pomfret Arms.

- Josh

Betterman

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Jack Garratt - Surprise Yourself. Another great artist, with lots of other tracks to enjoy, if you haven’t heard him get involved.

2) Video of the week.

Dan D’Lion - Betterman. Only found out about this artist this week, the Betterman EP is ace too.

3) Quote of the week.

Our days are filled with the path to future skills, tasks and commitments that we believe we can’t possibly take on. We’ve seduced ourselves into believing that we’re not born with the talent, or that the obstacles to doing the work are just too great.

In fact, it’s more likely that we’ve simply decided that the work isn’t worth the effort.

Or the fear is too much to bear.

But it’s hardly impossible.

We just don’t care enough.

— Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Tell me about interesting stuff you’ve been reading/listening too/watching.

5) Gig of the week.

ExP & DJ OP1 at The Garibaldi.

- Josh

IT’S TWINFEST THIS WEEKEND, GO TO IT.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 26TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Damn Tang has released his album and I reccomend you buy it from bandcamp. The track Dreaming of Yesterday is amazing.

You can find it HERE.

2) Video of the week.

Ivy Lab - When I Go.

Lazy beats and an incredible hook. Another banger form Ivy Lab.

3) Quote of the week.

“I’ve shared that a lot more openly, and it’s been one of the best medicines that I’ve found. It’s liberating. Talking about grief has been something that’s unlocked a lot of happiness for me.”

— Nick Norris on the Tim Ferriss Podcast.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

See below.

5) Gig of the week.

IT’S TWINFEST THIS WEEKEND, GO TO IT.

- Josh

Perhaps it's healthier.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 19TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

2) Video of the week.

We had a chat with Jamie Lenman at Handmade Festival where we spoke about the direction of his latest album, his busy festival season and more.

3) Quote of the week.

Perhaps it’s healthier to look at these periods as part of the natural course of life, just as death, suffering, and un-responded-to text messages might be. You know, unavoidable.

- Stephen Hershey

4) Interesting thing of the week.

A fascinating view on social media, something every increasingly significant in promoting music.

5) Gig of the week.
Big Loss and BLOODVISIONS at The Garibaldi.

- Josh

Without Me

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 12TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Eminem - Without Me.

17 years old and still relevant.

2) Video of the week.

Rammstein - Deutschland

3) Quote of the week.

“Breakthroughs for breakfast.”

- Joe Talbot

4) Interesting thing of the week.

NN Locals Market

Local market with local music, see you there.

5) Gig of the week.

One of my favourites, DJ OP1 at The Garibaldi. REAL DJING.

- Josh

Concrete to Leather

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 5TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

It’s an Idles heavy week this week, I’m a late comer to them so am catching up on their several albums. This interview also provides some interesting insight.

3) Quote of the week.

In physical rehabilitation and sports training the SAID principle (Specific Adaptation to Imposted Demands), means, you get really, really good at what you repeatedly practice.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

FUTURE LOVE AT THE NORTHAMPTON TOWN FESTIVAL SATURDAY 6TH JUNE, 7PM.

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- Josh

Déjà Vu

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 28TH JUNE’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Soak - Déjà Vu

Spot local musician, friend of the studio and all round good egg, Sophie Galpin on bass.

2) Video of the week.

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Audiotree session.
ANOTHER band that I’m late to the party on, but their new album, ‘Celebrity Mansions’, is incredible.

3) Quote of the week.

“Competing with yourself is more difficult, requires more bravery and leads to more insight.”

Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Women in Engineering in 2019: Music - How new initiatives equalise women in sound.

5) Gig of the week.

Friends of the studio and all round good dudes Sharkteeth Grinder have got a show at The garibaldi, it will be ace, see you there.


- Josh

Right Right Now Now

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 21ST JUNE’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Beastie Boys - Right Right Now Now.

2) Video of the week.

Gill Scott-Heron - Whitey On The Moon

3) Quote of the week.

“Simply write.

Write simply.

As few words as you need, but no fewer.

But simply write.”

Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

See below.

See below.

Writing On The Walls

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 7TH JUNE’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Once again I was late to the party when it came to these guys, but really, really good, especially live it seems.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“…and then the bottom one, what are you? Insane?”

Bill Nighy

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I appreciate Bill’s view on the 3-button blazer.

5) Gig of the week.

Northampton Carnival - Loud, colourful and loads of fun, it’s always impressive, see you there.



- Josh

Alan Johnson quote inside.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 31ST MAY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Finch - Bitemarks and Bloodstains.

Their first album, What It Is To Burn is one of my favourites, but this track and the album it comes from (Say Hello To Sunshine) is also excellent.

2) Video of the week.

Off his new album Flamagra (which is ace) Flying Lotus - More (featuring Anderson .Paak)

3) Quote of the week.

“Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink..”

- Alan Johnson

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Fascinating insight into studio life with Jamie Lenman, can’t recommend it enough.

5) Gig of the week.

Northampton Beer Festival

Beer (all sorts of alcohol and food actually) and lots of live music, see you there.



- Josh

Gimme Some More.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 10TH MAY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Ocean Wisdom covers Busta Rhymes' Gimme Some More in the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge

2) Video of the week.

GUNSHIP - Tech Noir

3) Quote of the week.

“It’s hard to imagine that avoidance of the issue is going to make things better.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I did a podcast this week with Colin Doran of Hundred Reasons, I though that was pretty ruddy interesting, here, have a listen - http://bit.ly/josh-astrop-podcast

5) Gig of the week.

Under The Influence Vol 9 - James Brown

One of N-Towns finest promoters, DJ’s and writers Phil Moore will be DJ at this not. Phil has excellent taste, and the Lamplighter is ace too.



- Josh

Serve the Servants

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 2ND MAY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Nirvana - Serve the Servants.

2) Video of the week.

Sampha - NPR Tiny Desk Concert

3) Quote of the week.

“The snooze button is a trap. It’s a trap because not only do you have to decide later, but you just expended time and energy to deciding to decide later.

Do it once, move on.

‘Decide once’ is a magical productivity commitment.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I have nothing in my reading list this week, I didn’t come across anything, what have I missed?

5) Gig of the week.

A night with Baby Lung and Friends at The Garibaldi, May 3rd.


- Josh

Not Enough

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 26TH APRIL’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

live video by Choke Beat Orchestra and the second installment of "Bardo Sessions" Choke Are: Adi Rotem - Midi Fighter 64 Peter Spacey - Pocket Piano and PT01 Scratch 1204 - MPC Live feat.

2) Video of the week.

CkY - 96 Quite Bitter Beings

3) Quote of the week.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation...we are challenged to change ourselves.” 

― Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

"Not Enough" from the album City Pop, http://stonesthrow.com/bennysings

As the Sun Sets.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 12TH APRIL’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Mark Ski - Sloppy Drunk feat. Tenacity (Explicit) https://soundcloud.com/markski-music/sloppy-drunk-feat-tenacity-1

2) Video of the week.

Taken from Warpaint's 2009 debut EP "Exquisite Corpse":

3) Quote of the week.

“Here’s my list, in order, of what drives behavior in the modern, privileged world:

- Fear

- Cognitive load (and the desire for habit and ease)

- Greed (fueled by fear)

- Curiosity

- Generosity/connection

The five are in an eternal dance, with capitalist agents regularly using behavioral economics to push us to trade one for the other. We’re never satisfied, of course, which is why our culture isn’t stable. We regularly build systems to create habits that lower the cognitive load, but then, curiosity amplified by greed and fear kick in and the whole cycle starts again.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Circa 2001 at the As the Sun Sets practice space in Providence, RI.

A bit of energy for you.


5) Gig of the week.

The Barratts live at The Roadmender.



- Josh

Callous and Cold

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 5TH APRIL’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

The debut single, taken from the forthcoming Dreaming of Yesterday EP, due Spring 2019. Download the track and pay what you like at: https://damontang.bandcamp.com

Acoda frontman is about to release his debut solo EP and if this track is anything to go buy it will be effing acce.

2) Video of the week.

Billy Lockett - Every Time You’re High.
Another banger from one of N-Town’s finest.

3) Quote of the week.

“How’s your week been?” 

- AndysManClub

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Coffee and Cobbles - combining bicycles, racing, coffee and beer, see you there.


5) Gig of the week.

King Purple and friends at The Roadmender - Catch King Purple before they start playing massive venues.


- Josh

Accidents Happen.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 29TH MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Haunting, uplifting and trippy af.

2) Video of the week.

2nd single from the forthcoming debut EP 'Corruption of the Human Heart'. Recorded/shot at Copper Brown Studios, London, March 2019

3) Quote of the week.

“How’s your week been?” 

- AndysManClub

4) Interesting thing of the week.

FAMfest - “FOOD, ARTS, MUSIC in the heart of NN”
Looks like it’s going to be an interesting event and the weather should be sunny too, see you there


5) Gig of the week.

Jason Hatt & Elle Delaney at Maule Collective.

- Josh

Nothing interesting here.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 22ND MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

'Talk' is taken from the second studio album 'Quixota' by Broker.

Some nice discordant power here, would love to see them live.

2) Video of the week.

Popeye is the first single to be released from the new album 'Shuffle', released July fifth and available to pre-order now from https://bsm.rocks/shuffle.

More fire from Jamie Lenman.

3) Quote of the week.

“Credit no thought not born in the open air and while moving freely about – in which the muscles too do not hold a festival,” 

- Friedrich Nietzsche

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Nothing interesting here, feel free to send me some interesting stuff to read.


5) Gig of the week.

Broken Shackle DJ’s at The Garibaldi.

Awesome DJ’s at an awesome venue, tasty beers on too.

- Josh

Does it really matter?

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 15TH MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Reuben's set from their lone Download appearance in 2007 featuring an intro to the gig as they drive in and an outro mini-doc on the rest of their day. Copyright Reuben and Xtra Mile.

2) Video of the week.

Crowd Singalong to Bohemian Rhapsody.

3) Quote of the week.

The bots should announce, “I’m not a person, or if I am, I’m not allowed to act like one.” - Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

“Our goal is to halve the male suicide rate’: why no-frills therapy works for men”

A fascinating article on mental health and men. With the recent suicide of Keith Flint it’s worth considering the causes. It’s great to see that something as simple as having a chat can be a potential solution.

5) Gig of the week.

Cassini Circles and Makobi at The Garibaldi, 15th March.

- Josh

This is how it ends.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 8TH MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Hell is For Heroes frontman Justin Schlosberg is about to release his new solo project August Spies. This is ‘This is how it ends’, the debut single.

2) Video of the week.

Hundred Reasons - The Perfect Gift.

3) Quote of the week.

“We can make it better” is a far better motto than, “we meet all the regulations.” - Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

A trip down memory lane for those of you that stayed up all night drinking Smirnoff Ice in the early 2000’s.