Reading with a Pencil.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Fantastic production on this, really awesome through headphones.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“Consider how much more resilient you might be if the first three people loved it. You might then persist in the face of 100 critics after that, simply because the early reviews were so positive. The order of feedback doesn’t change the ratio, but it certainly feels that way.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Reading with a Pencil - A little off topic but interesting nonetheless.

5) Gig of the week.

Raging Speedhorn, Sharkteeth Grinder at The Craufurd Arms, Firday 15th February.


- Josh

NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

We're back! Series 2 kicks off in full force with Jono and The Uke Dealers. They join us for their first track of the set with 'Zero Hours'. This is a song about the realities of modern day Britain, and oh do they tell it so well...

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"The test for manipulation is: if you knew what they know, would you be happy to do what they’re asking?” - Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

Benny & The Jengo Massive, and DJ Andy Skank

Reccomended to me by Steve Peel at Yellow Bourbon, so bound to be a good one.


- Josh

Wow.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

"Wow." by Post Malone. Song available here: http://postmalone.lnk.to/wowYD

2) Video of the week.

"Legend Has It" As featured in the trailer for Marvel's Black Panther movie. Is the first video from RTJ's hit album, RTJ3, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Rap, Hip Hop/R&B, Indie & Physical charts.

3) Quote of the week.

“Ain't nobody got time for that.” - Kimberly Wilkins.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Beastie Boys Takeover.

Two Beastie Boys, one huge mix of tunes that inspired them

5) Gig of the week.

KP & PALS at The Black Prince.

King Purple are a great band I saw at The Rocked Up Hootenanny in Corby last year, in my opinion they wont be playing small venues like this for long, get involved.


- Josh

I Know Who I Am

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Huge thanks to Tombolo and Nuberu Bagu for producing this incredible music video! https://www.marcrebillet.com/

2) Video of the week.

Download the mp3: https://gum.co/imadude [Logic Project download link below] I'm a fan of Tropic Thunder, especially Robert Downey's character of Kirk Lazarus and his brilliant line, "I'm a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude." Thought I'd play around with my Teenage Engineering OP-1 and see what comes out.

3) Quote of the week.

“Most people spend longer planning their summer holiday than they do their life.” - Aldo Kane

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus". Watch the full program here: https://youtu.be/S0kCUss0g9Q Original Program Date: June 12, 2009 The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries.

Becoming a Master.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

David Bowie - Fame, Live - 2002.

2) Video of the week.

One of my DJing heroes dropping more originality and real talk.

3) Quote of the week.

“Relax, it’s OK to fail.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Put down the ear buds! Interesting article on keeping your ears in check.

5) Gig of the week.

Jambalaya Collective at The Garibaldi.
A new collective of creative people putting on awesome events in awesome venues. Get involved.


- Josh

Dreamer's Disease

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

The mighty Jungle Drummer. I had the pleasure of working an event where we booked these two. They bowled up, setup quickly, smashed it and left.

2) Video of the week.

letlive. perform "Dreamer's Disease" on Audiotree Live, November 24, 2013.

One of my favourite bands, I’ve had a few of their albums on repeat at the studio, so sorry not sorry for those repeats.

3) Quote of the week.

"I’m sorry I can’t do espresso’s but I’ve made this so thick and black it’ll be like drinking plimsoles."
- Malcolm Tucker.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Solid dude form one of my favourite bands. I went to see Killswitch at Brixton Academy, unfortunately Adam wasn’t playing as he was in hospital, but they made sure to ring him while on stage and slag him off.

5) Gig of the week.

The Happy Hood Zine #4 Launch.
I write for this zine. In writing my brief articles I have found an interest in writing which has had a positive effect on me. It also helps that it’s packed with news and articles on all the awesome things happening in this fine county. It’s only £2.50 and available at the studio.


- Josh

Self Care.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 4TH JANUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Directed by Christian Weber SWIMMING is available now. Get it here: https://ad.gt/swimming

2) Video of the week.

Prince - 1999.

3) Quote of the week.

"When, will I, Will I Be Famous?"
- Luke Goss, Matt Goss.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Bros: After The Screaming Stops.

A fascinating documentary about Bros. Full disclosure, Push was the first album I ever bought.

5) Gig of the week.

The amazing DJ OP1 live at The Garibaldi.

- Josh

spice gurlz 4 lyf

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"When you're feelin' sad and low 
We will take you where you gotta go 
Smilin', dancin', everything is free 
All you need is positivity"
- Spice Girls, Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

Let Me Be Yule Fantasy VII.
DJ Sophie Ellis Deckstar (Sophie Galpin) puts the is night on and if this 7th event is anything like the previous 6 it will be an effing good night. As it’s the 23rd You don’t have to wake up Christmas day with a hangover. Get in early to avoid queueing.

Have a wonderful Christmas, I’ll speak to you next week.

- Josh

Our finest gifts we bring.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

from "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas" Bing passed away before this could aire on television. Update Edit: David did this because his mother was a good fan of Bing. {Thank you to the comments informing of this!} "Christmas Shoes" by Newsong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C19MSMgDO0 Celine Dion's "O Holy Night." Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OVhPm7_gg

2) Video of the week.

Home Alone Soundtrack

Because it’s my favourite film ever.

3) Quote of the week.

“That’s why you have advisers, you twat.”
- Glenn Cullen

4) Interesting thing of the week.

This is a cover of a Christmas hit, made sad and blue by yours truly. You can download it for free here: https://charlottecarpentermusic.bandcamp.com/track/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you www.charlottecarpentermusic.com www.facebook.com/ccarpentermusic www.twitter.com/ccarpentemusic www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic

No one cares about your creative integrity.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

Rival Schools - (live) The Five Spot Philadelphia,Pa 6.01

2) Video of the week.

Mac Miller - Jet Fuel

3) Quote of the week.

“No one cares about your creative integrity, all that matters is that you’re here, working.”
- Marc Rebillet

4) Interesting thing of the week.

How to make Prodigy's legendary track "Smack My Bitch Up" in Ableton. Video describes, which samples were used by Liam in this wonderful track. Reworked by Jim Pavloff.

5) Gig of the week.

Pieces with Glam Racket DJ’s.

Local legends Pieces play louder than hell and do it well, with Glam Racket DJ’s to finish, guaranteed to be a busy one so get in early.

Speak to you next Friday,


Woop-woop!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Obviously.

2) Video of the week.

on leaving school immersed in philanthropic notions (of a kind these days i find unthinkable) i pulled my frail frame onto my charger and rode off into a sunset with agenda predictable. fresh faced - young dumb and tragically convinced that blind faith could make an infantile normative playground theory on social interaction positive enough to show them all but alas!

Million Dead, still one of my favourites.

3) Quote of the week.

“Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police!”
- KRS One.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Reply All: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

Fascinating podcast about ticket scalpers, and how Kid Rock is trying to beat them.

5) Gig of the week.

King of Hearts Festival.

It’s a stacked line-up for a great cause, get involved.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

One of them is called something.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Official Promo Video for Radiohead's "Pyramid Song".

Another fantastic song from Radiohead, forget just how much amazing music they’ve put out over the last couple of decades.

2) Video of the week.

DJ Jon1st performs an impromptu set for Boxout.fm.

3) Quote of the week.

“One of them is called something and the other one, likewise, is named as well.”
- Bob Mortimer

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I’ve had a hectic week this week so haven’t read much at all, any suggestions?

5) Gig of the week.

Collective Vinyl Sessions - Aidy West & Rich Bee, Sat 24th Nov

A very interesting new club night at Maule Collective. Awesome beer, awesome music.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

I Wish.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Download at iTunes Skee-lo I Wish (EP) : http://tinyurl.com/cyn2e3o Download at iTunes Skee-lo I Wish (Album) : http://tinyurl.com/conjur8 Stream with Spotify ; http://tinyurl.com/m89p5o5 [p]1995 Sunshine Entertainment under excl. license to Altra Moda Music. "I Wish" is a hip-hop song by rapper Skee-Lo released in 1995 as the first single from his debut album of the same name.

2) Video of the week.

This is the track 'Harmony' taken from the Secret Records DVD 'Hundred Reasons: Live At Freakscene' available now. Filmed at The Lemon Grove, Exeter on the 23rd November 2004 and features many of their most popular songs 'Answers', 'What You Get', 'Soapbox Rally', 'What Thought Did' and 'Silver'.

3) Quote of the week.

“Nothing good ever came from your comfort zone.”
- Ross Edgley

4) Interesting thing of the week.

WW1 guns fall silent.

5) Gig of the week.

Charlotte Carpenter, Alessi’s Ark, Beth Monroe live at The Playhouse, see you there.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Grown Up

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Imogen Heap - Live at The Royal Albert Hall.


2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“Hard work is so often the answer, the question is so often irrelevant.”
- Ross Edgley

4) Interesting thing of the week.

NEWBOOTS. - A website about all things Northampton and music, check it out if you haven’t already.

5) Gig of the week.

DJ OP1 at The Garibaldi. One of the finest examples of areal DJ you’re ever likely to see, and on our doorstep too.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Strange things happen in the nighttime hours.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

More Bounce featuring Tranzformer, Grey Era and Spray Money (with cuts from Northampton’s finest Mark Ski),

2) Video of the week.

Alexisonfire - Documentary. A great look into the highs and lows of musical success.

3) Quote of the week.

“Everything's sh*t, so f*ck off.”
- Anon

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Thom Yorke - Unmade, Live on BBC 6Music.

5) Gig of the week.

Wolfmania - S.G. Wolfgang/Future Love/Pieces/Howlin' Owls

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

Notorious B.I.G - Juicy.

2) Video of the week.

The Clash - What’s My Name, Live 1977.

3) Quote of the week.

“Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man, I couldn't picture this
50-inch screen, money-green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur”
- The Notorious B.I.G.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Music venues create communities too, but this is exceptionally articulate in explaining a problem we have in Northampton at the moment.

5) Gig of the week.

Big Lad/Sleep Beggar At The Lab.

NOT TO BE MISSED. This will live, loud and lovely (?). Get involved.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

London calling, to the faraway towns.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“Be so naive you start and so stubborn you don’t give up.”
- Ross Edgley

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

SBD: The Lovely Eggs / Len Price 3 / ILL @ The Roadmender.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Pardon Me.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

Incubus - Pardon Me. Still a banger.

2) Video of the week.

More Marc Rebillet. If you haven’t seen this guy before check out his YouTube channel.

3) Quote of the week.

"Doom is inevitable.
Gloom is optional.
Gloom has no positive effects on ameliorating doom.
Doom happens. Gloom is a choice."
- SETH GODIN.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I wrote a review of the Slowthai gig last week for New Boots, you can find it HERE.

5) Gig of the week.

Shiverfest - Lucky Shivers/SH Davidson/Nikolas Gray live at The Lamplighter.

Three great acts full of lovely talented people, guaranteed to be a fun night.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Ooooh, mystery.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"We learn as we go
If we stop going, we stop learning…
and
If we're not willing to keep learning, we should probably stop going."
- SETH GODIN.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I had a chat with Craig Lewis about how awesome Northampton is, you can listen to it here.

5) Gig of the week.

Slowthai @ ?

Northampton heavyweight plays a nearly sold-out show at a venue TBA. Oooooh, mystery. See you there.


Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

I'm Blackbeard B*tch.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

One of my favourite artists, another awesome live performance.

2) Video of the week.

One the most entertaining live performances I’ve seen in a long time, decent beats too!

3) Quote of the week.

"We learn as we go
If we stop going, we stop learning…
and
If we're not willing to keep learning, we should probably stop going."
- SETH GODIN.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Local music scene heavyweights New Boots have recorded a great interview with Jay Brook of Ginger Snaps, listen to it HERE.

5) Gig of the week.

Decibel ft jamie Duggan.

The UoN Union club ‘Platform’ are putting on some interesting gigs, get involved as far as I’m aware it’s not just for students.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh