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Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis.




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,


What's in my bag?



1) Track of the week.

Hip Hop legend KRS One, What's in my bag?

2) Video of the week.

Hell Is For Heroes - Live in Amsterdam

3) Quote of the week.

"Crack on."

It seems to be a saying common in the military, usually with 'I know this is shit but just get on with it' undertones. Useful daily.

4) An educational thing of the week.

Music theory cheat sheet, from ClassicFM.

Music theory cheat sheet, from ClassicFM.

5) Gig of the week.

Lunaxis + Support at The Lab

Tonight at Northampton's The Lab (formerly The Labour Club). We've been fortunate enough to have Lunaxis in the studio a few times and they are a powerful line-up of musicians, not to be missed.

Speak to you next Friday,


We The People.

Afternoon folks, here it is. Friday 25th November's top five. It's my consolidated list of all things awesome this week. Feel free to share it around with whomever you think appropriate!

1) Video of the week.

2) Track of the week.

Jon 1st X Shield.

Previous podcast guest Jon 1st is back at it again, more awesome collaboration. You can hear Jon's episode HERE.

3) Quote of the week.

"I don't get any sense that they've got a big plan or anything, you know, to be honest I think they're just trying to get through the day without cocking up and drink as many hot drinks as possible in the process."

- Robyn Murdoch, The Thick Of It.

4) Documentary of the week.

A Tribe Called Quest: Beats, Rhymes & Life.

5) Gig of the week.

Poly-Math/Vasa/72%Morrissey 27th November, The Lab, Northampton.


Speak to you Monday,



John Bonham, Tennis Elbow, the US Navy, Cory Henry and Girls. Go!

Hey, here it is. Friday 27th May's top five. It's my consolidated list of all things awesome this week. Here we go;

1) Video of the week;

Cory Henry - Tribute to Melvin Crisp.

I've only just discovered Cory henry, he's pretty damn good. There's also some great sessions on YouTube, google that shit.

2) Gig of the week;

This Is What Makes Us Girls

The Lab Saturday, 28th May, Northampton. This is a really interesting concept and the Fanny Pack DJ's are spinning too, get involved.


3) Quote of the week;

"The latest you can be is five minutes early." - Unknown

I heard this on a podcast, but I can't remember exactly who said it. I think it was someone that served in the US Navy, which makes sense. I consider punctuality to be very important, it's more of a point that I do what I say I will, wether that's meet at a specific time, or do a particular task, whatever really. Letting people down is not acceptable, we're all busy, It's disrespectful to keep people waiting.

"An unreliable man is not much of a man at all." Unknown (sorry).


4) Article of the week;

Phys Ed: An Easy Fix For Tennis Elbow?

I got this from Tim Ferriss (surprise, surprise), but I know a lot of drummers suffer with this and we could have found a cure. I bet you or someone you know has this problem, help them out and send them the link.

5) Thing of the week;

Lacrosse Ball

Use one of these to work out any sores, aches and pains. I regularly get back strain from DJ'ing (basically craning over the decks for a few hours). All you have to do is find the sore/strained muscle and lay on the lacrosse ball. Use google (some good info here) to find techniques on specific areas of pain, and don't hurt yourself. I'm not a doctor.


See you next week,