Selling Stinking Collection at Southbound’s Grand Opening Tomorrow!!

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A few less items than this shot of the Record Fair bunch but you get the picture

Yes indeed to celebrate the opening of Southbound’s monstrous new retail palace on Symonds Street tomorrow I will be parking up at shady table at the back, and flicking on some of the records I don’t need anymore but you might. After a very successful and enjoyable stint at the Record Fair at the end of last year these are priced to sell which means the bulk is $2 Jamaican 7″s & $5 12″s and LPs. There are some $15 and $20 albums and even a very few $30 items but they are the exceptional exceptions and most is just aimed at getting it into a good home. Sales will be going through Southbound’s merrily ringing tills so unlike the Record Fair this won’t be cash only, eftpos, and kredit kard are all cool.
Shop opens at 10, Delaney Davidson is going to be serenading the sweaty palmed punters at some point and you know Southbound always do things right so there’ll be good scores and sumptuous friendly vibes like nowhere else.. Door opens at 10, see you then.

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Bit of Busy, bit of straight talking

Coupla things… I think yesterday was the first time I’ve made a submission on a Bill, I suspect there will be a bit more of that happening with the way our fragile facade of democracy is being pissed on by the big dogs and hogs of the ruling party. My submission was rushed and short, which was inevitable and no doubt a deliberate effect of the ludicrous amount of time allowed for this bizarre, draconian, downright scary, sped through legislation – but Green MP Catherine Delahunty said it far better than I could – Points and prizes to her, next up I’ll be getting my writing on to my local Labour MPs, enough is enough

By way of contrast this is one of my top 3 Busy Signal tunes of the year and this vid just makes me smile. We need some of that right now….

Rodi Kirk – new EP …it stuns

That right there is the brand new EP from Rodi Kirk who is probably better known as Scratch 22. Having followed the development of this since its inception (more or less) I’m completely biased, but also 100% categorically correct (and scientifically proven) in saying that its brilliant, and it’s quite possible your life isn’t even close to complete until you’ve repaired yourself to the bandcamp locale and shaken a few shekels in Rodi’s direction. Regular listeners/readers/perusers should already be familiar with all of these tracks and accompanying imagery by now, not that that is going to stop me running one or two tonight, if not more. I could describe its myriad peaks and troughs, and  sumptuous detail to you but I’ve just been online reading some reviews of other things and I feel a bit vomity and very much like giving up writing… especially as Rodi is my mate, and I’m heartily sick of people writing gratuitously about their muckers music, or even worse people they think will be their chums on social media after they’ve blown a galaxy’s worth of smoke up their ass. I’m far too bitter and cynical right now to be talking about this music, so go and listen to it and support Rodi’s endeavours, because he’s worth it.

Golden Dawn Stinking Action This Week – Thursday 16th with Johnathan Toubin, & Saturday 18th

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As previously threatened I will be spinning some solid hooha at Golden Dawn tomorrow night, but the usual full night of olfactory wave-ology is being split up between Thursday (7-10pm will be me) and Saturday (11pm -2, good for you ). The reason for this is the last minute addition of New York soul DJ Johnathan Toubin (he of Soul Clap/ New York Night Train etc) to the night, he will be rarking things up from 10pm. You can find out more about the fish kissing, strictly 45 playing phenomenon here but I’ve taken the liberty of cutting’n’pasting a chunk below that should give you an idea that this may be one not to miss in a particularly soul sodden week. Tomorrow night I’ll obviously be veering towards the soul side of the street with a few tangents of course, Saturday the gloves are off for an all over selection and of course inbetween there’s Verona on Friday and who knows what will go down there….

Playing to dancers instead of collectors, cutting $5 commoners with $500 rarities with strategic pitching, sequencing, EQ-ing, and transitioning, Mr T distinguished his sets from typical 45 DJs by focusing on juxtaposition of beats and developing a playfully unique selection aesthetic. In the process he also stood in contrast to the hit-players and computer jocks on the other end of culture by playing uncommon supreme music on all-original vinyl. Years of nightly gigging in a variety of settings offered NYNT’s conductor a huge advantage over his peers in that his labor also served as an infinite laboratory regarding the subtleties of how, without spinning obvious material, to make a variety of cultures and subcultures dance together – uniting even the squarest weekend dance floors under the undeniable power of his live improvised mixes of real deal records.

In addition to its notorious dance contest, New York Night Train parties have been made even more interesting by including noteable guest DJs, live music, visuals, and performance to the mix. Andrew WK, Black Lips, Dum Dum Girls, King Khan and the BBQ and King Khan and the Shrines, the Oh Sees, Quintron and Ms Pussycat, Charles Bradley, The Gories, Sky Saxon, La La Brooks of the Crystals, Wreckless Eric, Reigning Sound, and dozens and dozens more have played at NYNT parties. In addition to practically every major American 45 DJ of note, the parties have also featured guest DJs from across music: Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening), Danny Kroha and Mick Collins (The Gories), David Johansen (New York Dolls), Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Ian Svenonius (Make-Up), James Chance (Contortions), Jared Swiley and Cole Alexander (Black Lips), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy’s), Jon Spencer (Pussy Galore), Kembra Pfahler (Veloptuous Horror of Karen Black), Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Moses Archuleta (Deerhunter), Sean Yseult (White Zombie), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and many more. Finally, outside of his own parties, Jonathan as a DJ has shared bills with Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dinosaur Jr, Erykah Badu, Faith No More, F*cked Up, Interpol, Jack White, Kool Herc, LCD Soundsystems, MGMT, MIA, Mission of Burma, Odd Future, Rick Ross, Silver Apple, Ty Segall, Vivian Girls, and hundreds of other notablebands and DJs. An eclectic mix to say the least.