Archive for October, 2011

The Funk Begins At 40…………………..

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Who’d thought I’d get this far?

I’m still a way into my challenge & there’s a few months to go, but at the moment I’ve realised I’ve go a total of 40 mixes uploaded on Mixcloud!

Take off 7 & I’ve still got a few to go – remember I’m starting this challenge from ‘In My Bags’. Still it’s quite an achievement for me.

If the lovely guys over at Mixcloud have still got that widget you should be able to see all of them here.

If not, just head over to my Mixcloud page here.

High -Altitude Funk………….

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Latest mix uploaded: ‘Noctilucent Grooves’.

Heard about this unusual phenomenon on the ‘Universe Today‘ website a few years ago. Use there search function to find some amazing pictures.

The mix itself I’d had (literally) lying about  in the attic, the records unused. Finally, I put the world & its many distractions behind, finally tweaked the order, then got it recorded last week & digitised it.

I hope you enjoy it & it was worth waiting for

Back in Stride

Monday, October 10th, 2011

It’s been an intense couple of weeks, but this weekend, I feel I’ve really gotten stuff done – I even managed to do some housework when The Wife went to a colleague’s wedding reception. More importantly I did it without any prompting/reminding/nagging from The Wife (I’m SUCH a New Man……)

I sorted out the PC paid stuff off, digitised a mixtape & did another mix in one evening. This has possibly been the most productive I’ve been for a while.

My last mix has been up for a while

I was inspired by reading a copy of ‘The Naked Ape’ by Desmond Morris. Some of the ideas touched on there are the stuff of pub/bar-fly experts, but at the time it was a truly ground-breaking & controversial piece of work.

I was taken by the part where he describes the process involved when children learn to draw & just used the idea as a starting point.

Hope you like it….

Ho hum…….

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I went to BPM last weekend – seeing Grandmaster Flash was MENTAL!!

However, it’s back to real life & things have been getting on top of me. I’ve slacked off in my challenge, so I’ll have to sort that, but right now, I’ve got a headache & feeling distinctly unmotivated.

I’m sure it’ll pass, but it’s just soooo frustrating.

That said, I listened to a Tru Thoughts mix by Mixcloud master, Jazzcat


It’s a great mix, then I realised not only is he talented, but a right handsome bugger to boot.

Life just likes to twist the knife sometimes.


(Seriously, the mix is really rather good).