Once again, a “quick look” in Fopp record store in Cambridge Circus ended up being a shopping spree.
I left with another huge pile of CDs including:
Bowie: Alladin Sane
Holland Dozier Holland: essential Motown
Bright Eyes: Digital Ash
Roots Manuva: Awfully Deep
Vashti Bunyan: Lookaftering
King Creosote: KC Rules
Talking of records, I had fun playing Offline at Birkbeck College on Friday night.
Feeling in an eclectic kind of mood, my DJ set included:
Camera Obscura, Broken Social Scene, Damien Marley, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Clash, Decemberists, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Belle and Sebastian, Jackson 5, Au Revoir Simone, Costello, The Who, Robyn Hitchcock, REM, Haircut 100, Dexys, Razorlight, Morrissey, XTC, Aztec Camera, Thin Lizzy, Bowie, Artic Monkeys, Alabama 3, Specials, The Sweet, The Beat, Rico, Cure, The Jags, Englebert Humperdink, Elvis, Magic Numbers, Nina Simone, Clor, Postal Service, The National, Strokes, Smiths, Bloc Party, Clash, Hard-Fi, the Pixies and The Cult. And a ton of other stuff.
Best bit though was when some seriously pissed up bloke came up to request a song. He crashed across the stage, knocked the decks so hard that the music momentarily stopped, spilt beer all over the decks and himself and then asked for a tune seemingly oblivious to the sudden silence or the chaos he’d caused!
Now that’s drunk. Respect!