A Cautionary Tale

Not one of Germany’s finest contributions to pop music, even though they sold millions of records and won a Grammy. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Milli Vanilli were one of the world’s biggest pop acts, before the truth came out that Rob & Fab were not the actual singers. Their downfall was sudden and ultimately tragic, as Rob died from a drugs overdose at the age of 32. Seems like one of those situations that started off as a bit of a laugh, but got seriously out of control.

7 signs that you are a child of the rave era

Just been reading an article on the BBC site, about the signs that you are still a raver at heart. The main one was that when you hear a vehicle reversing, you are waiting for the beat to drop. Makes the weekly bin collections a lot more enjoyable, in my opinion. There is something cool about driving around the M25 too at night, except all the nutters on the road that is. Another one is that every time you hear the word “acid”, you want to let out a fun alternative pronounciation, with a high pitched squeal. I did not name any of my kids after Ibiza though…

Jazz July Bargains!

As every other retailer seems to be doing some kind of offer at the moment, I thought it was right that I did one too! So here we go, I’ve reduced the vast majority of my Jazz records until the 31st July ’19, plus my shipping fees have also dropped slightly. Pick up a bargain from artists such as Acker Bilk, Benny Goodman, Bert Kaempfert, Bill MuGuffie, Bobby Hackett, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Earl Bostic, Fats Waller, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Humphrey Lyttelton, Lillian Boutte, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Pee Wee Russell, Perry Como, Stephane Grappelli amongst others… Click here for the full list.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk - Burnin'

Just loading a few more tunes tonight, including a 12″ from Daft Punk – Burnin’. It’s in great shape too! Check it out on my discogs page here.

I’ve also got a copy of ‘Christmas’ by Richard Clayderman on my desk, but there are limits as to what records I’m willing to play, especially in mid June!

Ed: Sorry, both now sold!

Chikyu-u Records

Taking a break from the turntable today and have been listening to some excellent, groovy house music on Bandcamp. Don’t know much about this label, other than they are based in Switzerland, but they are producing some great stuff at the moment. No vinyl unfortunately, but if they do release some I’m certainly going to be interested. Might be one for keepers this time. Tracks I’ve been listening to are Unknown Artist – Untitled 02, and a track called Maboroshi on Unknown Artist – Unknown 04. Really fancy some sushi now…

Unknown Artist - Untitled 02