fug / ready for us adam goldstone feat. fonda rae / alternations ladyvipb / a new day red snapper / dnipro aphelion / doxology p'taah / no body knows grupo batuque / keyzer garys gang / showtime ashford and simpson / street corner brass construction / music makes you feel like dancing quincy jones / razzamatazz patrice rushen / haven't you heard john kpiaye / ijaw echoes (for my father) susan / cadogan / hurt so good hortense ellis / i'm just a girl abassinians / declaration of rights marcia griffiths / feel like jumping mantronix / king of the beats eric b and rakim / eric b is president presence feat. shara nelson / sense of danger (pepe bradock remix)
had a bit of a drink last night and a massive diner. got up this morning and despite a sluggish hangover did my regular purple radio dj slot. played to a house full of chattering guests including barry, yvonne, aretha, marcel, peta, chloe and my mum, really enjoyed it.
thanks to everyone who joined us live and a terrabazillon thanks to everyone who is listening to or downloading the podcasts.
d'angelo / spanish joint roy davis jnr / if you wanna earth wind and fire / let's groove real thing / can you feel the force wiley / gangsters erykah badu / danger george mccrae / rock your baby third world / try jah love sugarhill gang / rappers delight the isley brothers / you'll never walk alone war / the world is a ghetto da lata / pra manha azymuth / jazz carnival ginger johnson and his africa messengers / i jool omo smahila and the s.b.'s / african movement de la soul / my myself and i real thing / can't get by without you
my next purple radio show will be on sunday 29 march 2009 - 10 am til 12 midday.
i did the production procurement, management and organising for million women rise 2009 (did it last year too).. million women rising is a broad and very eclectic uk campaign.. against male domestic violence on women.
a fantastic campaign and an inspiring day, a real privilege to be asked to work on this project again... loved every minute. congratulations to million women rise, sabrina, val, ange.. bridget and everyone else that had a part in making this happen, onwards and upwards.
did another purple radio dj slot this morning, really enjoyed it.
as promised, played records by bryn christopher, kerry leatham, bashy, hannah-rose and ava leigh. these are the artists i worked with on the urban development unplugged show in stratford a couple of weeks back.
and a big thanks to everyone listening live and subbing to the podcasts.
raphael saadiq / skyy, can you feel me loose ends / hangin' on a string (contemplate) george benson / never give up on a good thing womack and womack / teardrops (radio remix) odessey / native new yorker space / magic fly weather report / birdland vikter duplaix / manhood (viktars vocal mix) brenda russell / a little bit of love 4 hero / les fleur roberto di gioia's marsmo bil / flowers a man called adam / estelle grover washington jr / not yet ava leigh / la la la haunted house / lee oscar bryn christopher / the quest kerry leatham / permanent scars hannah-rose / queen of the swingers carrie lucas / dance with you jazmine sullivan feat. bashy / need u bad raw fusion / get down gil scot heron / the revolution will not be televised
my next purple radio show will be on sunday 15 march 2009 - 10 am til 12 midday.
did a production managers job for urban development on thursday night... thanks for asking me eunice really enjoyed it and what a fantastic show. bryn chistopher headlined and performed an inspiring stax type soul boy slot, such a strong voice almost like a contemporary tom jones... and beyond cool mic technique... first time i heard a bloke sing a cover of "aint nobody" (the chaka khan classic and one of my fav tunes) and he nailed it big time. bashy played too and did his usual audience engaging stuff.. rocking the venue on a conscious tip... ava leigh did a couple of songs including her new single la la la... kerry leatham who was fresh news to me (bashy found her on myspace, think she was on the adulthood soundtrack?) but a lovely intellegent take on a kind of sensitive urban folk thing (i asked what genre it was and kerry was not going to be pigeon holed - respect)... also hannah-rose who again, was news to me. such a powerful good time sassy stomping voice.. travelled all the way from blackpool.. played with her guitarist and provided the show with a lot of girl power.... and finally, i've got to big up the house band, jazz super group tomorrows warriors (mentored by award winning double bassist gary crosby) ... they were brilliant.
and by coincidence, during the show i recieved a text from michael nicholas (fire brigades union - executive officer for black and ethnic minories) ... an old mate... to say he was sitting in the audience and could see me working and would i fancy a beer after ... then.. in the interval he won the raffle, a bottle of champagne and a couple of cargo tickets, it's a small world :)
while im here thanks very much to all those who are subbing to the podcast downloads of my purple radio shows. according to the stats... listeners are downloading from as far away from uk as marthas vineyard in massachusetts USA to singapore... listeners from finland.. norway.. west africa, romania, manchester, edinburgh and sheffield. it's great to have you all on board - viva interweb!
talvin singh feat. leone / distant god recloose / insomnia in dub mr scruff and mark rae / how sweet it is tonyd and chubby / it's time two two man sound / que tal america karma / high priestess el guincho / palmitos park gotan project / triptico the foreign exchange / daykeeper loose joints / all over my face jazmie sullivan / need you bad chic / good times the source feat. candi staton / you got the love the fatback band / are you ready (do the bus stop) al hudson and the partners / spread love modaji / see the changes grace jones / williams blood round two / new day
was in london on thursday - for a meeting with million women rise in the mall... afterwards i popped upto rich mix at the top of brick lane... to grab some photos of thea poets. they were doing a show there.. amazing poetry.
did a dj slot for purple radio this morning, sunday 1st february 2009. and included a brief report back from the memorable and very special tony allen gig at cargo last thursday. my next purple radio show is sunday 15 feb 2009.
canari de kaolack / sun kun rufus and chaka khan / aint nobody partial arts / canopy blacktonez / pleasure ride feat. melissa browne james brown / get on the good foot pt 1 the isley brothers / listen to the music eric b and rakim / paid in full (seven minutes of madness the coldcut remix) de la soul / say no go stryke presents: the azul project / aint no sunshine royal band / guene-gui dek instant funk / got my mind made up (larry levan remix) fingers inc. / can you feel it maze / twilight (feat. frankie berverly) odessey / inside out tony allen and africa 70 / no accommodation for lagos junior murvin / police and thieves bashy / black boys (promo jingle) lil kim / lighters up inner city / good life (carl craig remix)
did a dj slot for purple radio this morning, sunday 18th january 2009. enjoyed it... and got to use my new studio compressor. i'm doing these purple radio slots every other weekend - 10am til midday, the next one is on sunday 1 feb 2009.
attended the spanish civil war memorial today, at jubilee gardens, south bank, london uk.
a moving event, celebrating the memory of all those who fell during the fight against fascism in spain (circa 1936-39).
working on a project for the international brigade memorial trust and philosophy football.com - making a film called "no pasaran". was there to film billy bragg (who sang "jarama valley") and spanish civil war veteran sam lessor (who spoke the poem "the volunteer" by cecil day-lewis)