Saturday, 29 November 2008


Facsinating website for obscure musical inventions...

Might I recommend the Dalmatian Sea Organ, reminds me of "Wind on Wind" by Fripp and Eno, beautiful....

The Sequential Resonation Machine

Unique Unusual Odd Strange Weird Experimental Rare Wacky Musical Instruments

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Tech Meets Good: Out Of Thin Air | Tonic News

Very interesting!

Using the same mechanical system as dehumidifiers, the mill can create up to 12 litres of clean water per day using only air as it’s source. It runs using no more electricity than three light bulbs, condenses moisture from the air and purifies it into clean drinking water. For many people around the world who suffer from a lack of water, this breakthrough could be an enormous development in producing safe water.

Tech Meets Good: Out Of Thin Air | Tonic News

Sunday, 23 November 2008


Cool new music service accessed through a desktop app, a nice addition to, Deezer etc. Great quality, instant search and playback, extensive and interesting catalogue.

Unlimited choice is always overwhelming, so the radio option is a nice feature. The killer app, however, must be the collaborative playlists - instant, fun to play with and intensely viral!

Interesting that they have gone for OGG Vorbis as the audio format, if you're interested in that kind of thing, like me....

Try it at:


"19 cities in the world with 20 million people in the 21st century."

A fascinating project... I like the numeric approach, a touch of the Bill Drummond about the mission statement, but he would probably add a dramatic conclusion to the project, like deleting/burning all of the data.

The mission of 19.20.21 is to collect, organize and package information on population's effect regarding urban and business planning and its impact on consumers around the world. This 5+ year initiative will deliver results via 5 channels: online, television, print, exhibits and seminars. This project will include 10 worldwide partners and appropriate affiliates.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

14 Tracks

What an interesting website...

I bought a Todd Terje track (Eurodans) from Boomkat on Saturday eve for a DJ set, then get a mailout about their "14 Tracks" site this evening: "We've created '14 Tracks' because we feel it's now harder than ever to wade through the sheer volume of music available out there and find what you're looking for."

I like the approach: hand picked, eclectic, good vfm, but not overwhelming.... have a look at This weeks 14 tracks are "14 tracks unstrung, the cello" - enjoy!

TODD TERJE - Eurodans, Full Pupp

Thursday, 13 November 2008

November 2008 - Burlesque Mix

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Gare Du Nord Paris

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

I hope you enjoy the music...

:: Burlesque Special ::

1 - Al Hirt - Harlem Hendoo
2 - Dusty Springfield - Spooky
3 - Eileen Rose - New Penny
4 - Dialogue - Another Day, Another Man Trailer
5 - The Jive-A-Tones - The Wild Bird
6 - Etta James - Good Rockin' Daddy
7 - The Groupies - Primitive
8 - Andre Williams & His Orchestra - Sweet Little Pussycat
9 - Eric Charden - Amour Limite Zero
10 - Roger & the Gypsies - Pass the Hatchet Part 1
11 - Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
12 - Guitar Junior - Roll, Roll, Roll
13 - The Genteels - Take It Off
14 - The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
15 - The Imperialites - Have Love, Will Travel
16 - The Wailers - Hang Up
17 - Don Gardner - My Baby Likes to Boogaloo
18 - Etta James - Seven Day Fool
19 - Various Artists - Smokey Joe's La La
20 - The Earthworms - Mo' Taters
21 - Central High School Cafeteria Band - First Rhapsody for Knives, Forks and Spoons
22 - Big Joe Turner - Flip Flop And Fly
23 - Wynona
Carr - Ding Dong Daddy Boogie
24 - Erline Harris - Jump And Shout
25 - Link Wray - Fatback
26 - The Sonics - Psycho
27 - Four Instants - Bogatini
28 - No-Nam-Ees - Gotta Hold On
29 - The Litter - Action Woman
30 - Little Boy Blues - I Can Only Give You Everything
31 - Mel Tormé - Comin' Home Baby
32 - The Rhythm Kings - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
33 - The Hollywood Persuaders - Drums A-Go-Go
34 - Chaino - Rockin' Bongos
35 - Jacques Dutronc - La compapade
36 - Tom Waits - Down, Down, Down
37 - Various Artists - Bo Diddley - Dancing Girl
38 - Tak Shindo - Bali Ha'i
39 - Julie London - Go Slow
40 - Paul Anka - It's A Sin
41 - Kid Koala - Vacation Island

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United In Diversity, Paris


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This weekend I will be playing some disco music, and the like, at the wonderful GoBang Brighton at
The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road from 8 - 2am. with resident Deep Disco guru Ali Beck, see you there!


:: Summer Special Mixtapes reposted ::

The links for the last two disco mixes seemed flakey, so here they are reuploaded:

:: Summer Special - Mix 1 :: Summer Special - Mix 2 ::


United In Diversity, Paris


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"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

Mae West


Love always,

Oisin x



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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

A wonderful day!

Bob Lefetz commented after voting...

"what truly inspired me was the sheer quantity of people who showed up. They say we're lazy. Uneducated and unmotivated. But it turns out we care. We want a hand in the process. We want our say regarding the future direction of this great country of ours. I possess an inner glow I haven't had since the sixties. I've got hope."

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Mike Terry RIP

Mike Terry, one of my favourite producers of all time, has passed away.

With a muscular but melodic production style, he leaves a legacy of Northern Soul productions that speak of heartbreak and ecstasy in a way that few can match.

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