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SHIT TO READ AND HEAR THIS BANK HOLIDAY

Thanks to the 405 for hooking me up on the gitlist for Prince 2 weeks ago, for which I thought this review was the least I could do.

Oh and here's a mix of all the music I've dug in the past two months. All tracks released in April/May or soon to be released. Enjoy, share, donate if you fancy more. F.U.N.K RADIO SUMMER Pt1 by Neil Kulkarni on Mixcloud

PRINCE, HIT & RUN PT. II TOUR, LG ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, 15/05/14

(thanks to Wil at the 405 for the hook-up)

SO, there are those great gigs you go to. Those good gigs you go to. Those bad gigs you go to. All seem to exist on the same scale. This was off the scale in every way. This was so good, halfway through your mind was making cast-iron assurances that tomorrow you’d quit your job, quit your life, quit everything just to dedicate the rest of your paltry existence to chasing . . . this, this night, these feelings, this turning of yourself inside out. This was so good I’ve started seeing my life ever since, at least in those rare moments where the palpitations have stopped, in two distinct stages. There was my life up to this night, and now I’m starting the second phase of my life after this night. My pre-seeing-Prince years are gone now. Nothing I learned in them can help me now. I’m now in my post-seeing-Prince years. They will be productive.    Never seen him before, never thought I’d get the chance. £75 quid a pop was too rich for my blood. Cra…

F.U.N.K SINGLES PAGE MAY 2014

DAMON ALBARN 
HEAVY SEAS OF LOVE 
(Parlophone) 
I'm told by my anaethetists that this chap was quite the top dog, the big cheese, numero uno honcho back in the 90s, Tommy Steele of generation oh-fuck-John-Smith's-dead. These sip-cup refillers are awfully patronising sometimes - for gods sake, I'm not totally senile yet! I remember! He was always on the television and radio, singing his song and dancing along. I remember him! Must say it's great that he's still going, here hitting on an altogether surprising & soporifically dull expensively lo-fi soul vibe that clearly does something for him at the moment if no-one else. I have to say though, as someone who remembers him the first time round that this really isn't a patch on 'It's My Life'. Come on Doctor/Damon, stop killin' me - once you've finished footling around with this tuneless arty rubbish we need a repeat prescription of that massive hit you had! Remember, it takes a big man to adm…

A NEW NINETIES MIXES: 1994 UK Edition Parts 1 & 2

Seemed like an apposite time to jog a few memories of futures that never came to pass. As a countermand to the tsunami of bullshit that's accompanied the 20th anniversary of Britpop I can strongly recommend Taylor Parkes' masterly overview of its true resonances and ramifications. Here's what I remember of 1994, divvied up between these two mixes.



A New Nineties 1994 UK Edition Volume 1 by Neil Kulkarni on Mixcloud
A New Nineties 1994 UK Edition Volume 2 by Neil Kulkarni on Mixcloud