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Thank You Friends

©Nick Hider

Yesterday I was saddened to hear the news that Alex Chilton of Big Star and Box Tops fame had passed away from a suspected heart attack in New Orleans on Wednesday.
I was lucky enough to see him (and Big Star) at the Astoria, in London, a few years ago, another place sadly no longer with us. I remember seeing him sat to the side of the stage, waiting to go on after the Posies, with a beaming smile on his face, and a cigarette in his hand, an image that will remain etched in my memory forever.
Like his talented band mate Chris Bell, who I played constantly whilst growing up, Alex was taken from us far too soon.

“Alex Chilton was the most unfamous famous songwriter” (Justin Rutledge, Canadian singer-songwriter)

RIP Alex Chilton December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010


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Tiger Woods Phonecall REMIX – Hold Tight!!

Topical and In Effect!

I came across this on the Mad Decent Blog and thought this is jokes
– Is by Tasc on the Spaceballers blog here: Space Ballin and made me laugh…

Tiger, Tiger Fever – is getting infectious!!

Tasc-Tigers Transgression by Tasc

And for those of you prefer a slow jam, there’s this…

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What’re the hours

Waking up is hard to do – especially when you have to get up and try to find a purpose to your life.  Knowing that nothing much will happen, not at all really.  You will spend hours sorting shit out, looking through even more shit that probably has nothing to do with improving you life or your situation.  Before this takes a turn for the depressing…

I find myself in the kitchen (sometimes in other peoples’) in afternoon soup making scenarios increasingly often these days.  What makes me wake up (yes I do still find purpose to my life!), spend several hours tirelessly trawling through, mainly unsuitable job vacancies.  It’s never as easy as in the films where you go through the classifieds section of the newspaper with a red marker pen circling things.  Then spending lots of time working on my CV, portfolio and shit online (things aside from Facebook, masturbation and procrastination, I know what you’re thinking!).  That then makes me want to make soup?!  French onion with sliced baguette and gruyere a week ago, winter vegetable a few days ago and carrot, lentil and coriander today.  Maybe it’s because it is the one thing that I have control over, where I get the desired end result and it’s food, comforting food at that.  I get to do something which I feel is rewarding, probably why I write this bloody thing.  Besides I make good soup!  Just in case you were wondering, that’s what people will be getting off me for Xmas.  Just remember – it’s DAMN GOOD soup!

Someone suggested I applied for a job as a receptionist the other day.  I mean really!  Me!  A receptionist?!  Well it isn’t far from my house, virtually no travelling distance.  Erm, maybe, not sure it would suit me though.  Doesn’t sound like such a bad idea after all…  Got me thinking of the closing scenes of Spinal Tap:

Nigel Tufnel: [on what he would do if he couldn’t be a rock star] Well, I suppose I could, uh, work in a shop of some kind, or… or do, uh, freelance, uh, selling of some sort of, uh, product. You know…
Marty DiBergi: A salesman?
Nigel Tufnel: A salesman, like maybe in a, uh, haberdasher, or maybe like a, uh, um… a chapeau shop or something. You know, like, “Would you… what size do you wear, sir?” And then you answer me.
Marty DiBergi: Uh… seven and a quarter.
Nigel Tufnel: “I think we have that.” See, something like that I could do.
Marty DiBergi: Yeah… you think you’d be happy doing something like-…
Nigel Tufnel: “No; we’re all out. Do you wear black?” See, that sort of thing I think I could probably… muster up.
Marty DiBergi: Do you think you’d be happy doing that?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, I don’t know – wh-wh-… what’re the hours?

The receptionist job did leave me thinking though, ‘what’re the hours?’

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What I wanna see on Strictly Come Dancing

As some may know I am massively into my ragga, dancehall, reggae, dub etc (none of that new fangled vocoder/auto tune shit though mind!). I have been into Major Lazer for a while now, loving their new take on the dancehall/ragga scene.  Where else but in this new age of self branding (hello Paul!), can two white fellas, Diplo and Switch (dressing to the left in picture), one hailing from the USA take the ragga/dancehall scene by storm.  But, this video is amazing – no mention of the amputee, secret zombie war fighting, Guinness drinking character of Major Lazer (bio here) in this video.  More like a 90s dancehall video on a PG rated SIMS gaming platform.  It got me thinking though, how about mixing this with one of the nation’s favourites?

This is what I wanna see on the box!  Imagine an octogenarian Brucie coming out at the start of the programme with Tess Daly, dressed in her favourite cut off dungaree batty riders, grinding up to her batty while she does the dutty wine, while Vernon Kay looks on in shock thinking to himself ‘why don’t Tezza do that for ME at home?’ and Brucie tells her to get her ‘hands on the floor’.  I mean John Sergeant, Linda Bellingham Phil Tufnell et al (let’s just say the under achievers/incapables) doing THAT, not only highly amusing but imagine the effort they would have to expend on it!  That would truly sort the wheat from the chaff!  And what a picture!

Nice to grind you, to grind you nice!

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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (or not as the case may be)

One can only live in hope that this ‘jack ass’ (I didn’t say it – but a very worthy (haha!) Nobel Prize winner did) might have finished releasing any more mediocre stuff, but alas, it is not the case but a highly elaborate hoax – which involved a ‘death rumour maker’ and some hackers.

Dammit!  I was hoping when I received this link in my email inbox – from friend this time, not foe, that it was true.

All the architects and civil engineers among us please note in the video the rather chunky looking steel structure that cut his (supposedly West’s) Ferrari down the middle, yes, made me wince too…

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