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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

Banana Split

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

Kendrick Lamar - Alright. Powerful and heavy.

2) Video of the week.

Pre Order the new BIG LAD album, PRO ROCK NOW! https://box-records.com/album/pro-rock http://hyperurl.co/BigLadBananaSplit BIG LAD is a two headed trigger synth party noise machine made up of Henri Grimes (ex Sheild Your Eyes) on drums and Wayne Adams (ex Death Pedals) on synths.

Big Lad - Banana Split. Friends of the studio Wayne and Henry deliver more power.

3) Quote of the week.

“WE RACE TO THE BOTTOM, OR WE CLIMB FORWARD."

- SETH GODIN.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

SPOTIFY OPENS THE FLOODGATES: ARTISTS CAN NOW UPLOAD TRACKS DIRECT TO THE STREAMING PLATFORM FOR FREE.

5) Gig of the week.

 The Barrats FREE SHOW at The Garibaldi. TONIGHT!

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Race to the bottom.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

Palm Reader - Inertia.
I saw these guys at The Rocked Up Hootenanny Last week, its my new favourite track, check them out.

3) Quote of the week.

“We race to the bottom, or we climb forward."

- Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

Rebel Waltz / alt.clubnight / Century City live/ Northampton 4am

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Slowing down just a bit.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Hundred Waters - Full Performance on KEXP.
I first heard of these guys at BUG, Adam Buxton's music video show, and every track is killer.

2) Video of the week.

Ocean Wisdom - Revvin Feat. Dizzee Rascal.
Only just found out about these guys, really good stuff.

3) Quote of the week.

“There could be a direct correlation between smart phone usage and under-informed mass behaviour.

Sometimes it’s worth opening up a laptop and slowing down just a bit.

Yes, opening up a laptop might count as slowing down a bit."

- Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Ignaz Semmelweis had blood on his hands.

A 30 minute read but thoroughly worth it. The importance of science and figuring things out.

5) Gig of the week.

Red Triangle at The Garibaldi.

Jazzy, hip-hoppy and souly, perfect combo!

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Stuck In The Rough

HAPPY MOTHER TRUCKING FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Local band King Purple perform 'Stuck In The Rough' for Yamaha.

2) Video of the week.

Another hit form hometown hero, Billy Lockett. Also features friends of the studio Jake Crawford and Ally Wilkinson.

3) Quote of the week.

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Don’t teach a man to fish…and feed yourself. He’s a grown man. And fishing’s not that hard’

- Ron Swanson.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

DJ Jazzy Jeff's Ultimate Summer Playlist.

5) Gig of the week.

Blitz DJ's at The Lamplighter.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Letters I Wrote.

HAPPY MOTHER TRUCKING FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 17TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

I first heard Hundred Waters at an Adam Buxton event, he played their track 'Innocent', but this is a different flavour, still good though.

2) Video of the week.

I heard this on 6Music last weekend, destined for great things this guy, you can hear why.

3) Quote of the week.

“If you want to create satisfaction, the two elements are:

- Make useful promises

- Keep them.”

Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

SEE BELOW.

5) Gig of the week.

Hometown Projects Launch Party.

Hometown Projects is the great idea of Alex Potton (who is also on this week's podcast, see link below). If you love Northampton, you will want to be involved. If you don't love Northampton it's probably because you don't know enough about the cool shit that happens here, this is your chance to find out. See you there.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

How To Be Happy.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

CLOUDKICKER - Push it way up! (Live with INTRONAUT). Pre-Order now! http://smarturl.it/lwiCMDISTRO Taken from the album "Live With Intronaut". Century Media Records 2014.

2) Video of the week.

AXES - Fleetwood Math (Live at Arctangent 2015) Shot & Edited by Philippa Bloomfield philippabloomfield.tumblr.com www.weareaxes.com www.arctangent.co.uk www.bsmrocks.com

3) Quote of the week.

“How you do anything, is how you do everything.”

Anon.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Richard Branson - How To Be Happy

5) Gig of the week.

DJ OP1 at The Pomfret Arms.
A friend of the studio and one of my favourite DJ's, DJ OP1 is playing at The Pomfret arms, awesome music and good beer too!

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

God Gave Rock and Roll To You.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

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1) Track of the week.

I only found out about Charlies Wilson this wee, and it seems he has quite the body of work. Not y usual bag but i'm getting into it.

2) Video of the week.

Obviously.

3) Quote of the week.

“Be excellent to each other... and... PARTY ON, DUDES!”

Abraham Lincoln.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

TONIGHT!

Future Love, CITRUS and Ex-Pets at The Garibaldi, 3rd August.

Three local heavyweights, get involved.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Why should you listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 27TH JULY'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

BAND-MAID - Domination.
A new one to me this week, but a great track and video too.

2) Video of the week.

Slipknot - Wait and Bleed.
Still a classic 19 years on.

3) Quote of the week.

“As soon as you try to make a temporary metric go up at the expense of the real goal, you’re on your way to mere busyness.”

Seth Godin on likes and friends.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Light, bright, and cheerful, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is some of the most familiar of all early 18th century music, featured in numerous films and television commercials. But what is its significance, and why does it sound that way? Betsy Schwarm uncovers the underlying narrative of this musical masterpiece.

5) Gig of the week.

Twinfest.
It's twinfest all weekend long, click the link and get involved, the towns most exciting and successful festival.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh