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HEY DJ! Sir Eon Ballinger – London Calling

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Hey! DJ

Billy Hasset (The Chords MP3 London Calling Intro)

The LONDON CALLING Radio Show presented by Sir Eon Ballinger is Fortnightly on Mondays & you can hear worldwide now! He took time out of a hectic schedule to shed some light on his latest musical journey!

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1. What were your early musical influences?

All The usual suspects: Beatles, Who, Small Faces, The Creation, Kinks, Bowie, Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Jam, The Chords, The Psychedelic Furs, and, of course, The Worzels! Oo Aah!

2. What sort of Music do your gravitate towards generally?

I’m kind of stuck in a time tunnel 1965-1983/4 I’m afraid…But it’s a nice place to be, a kind of Comfort zone: like clean Jim jams, hot water bottles, Chocolate & Milk, Crisps & Coke…oh, & not forgetting, several pints of Kilkenny & a Crack pipe…Blow the cobwebs away. Funny, even chooons I hated from back in the day sound like old friends now (that same feeling you get about people you work with & hate all year round, then, all of a sudden, they seem ok for that magical week around xmas), can never work that one out, strange but true that one, isn’t it.. Beauty of music I suppose? It’s still the highest art form bar none!

3. What have been the bands or sounds that have always been in your play-list or record box?

Talk Talk Talk-Furs/Quadrophenia-The horrible oooo/Revolver-The Fabs/Kinks 66-68 & anything by The Creation (though there’s not much, is there) The Small Faces, Neil Young, Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks & Ian Mcnabb/Icicle Works… depending on my muse!

4. What about the Formats available, your thoughts on Vinyl, CD and MP3?

Well, gotta be Vinyl for sound & sense of occasion (Art again), but cd for simplicity…Not an MP3 fan..They sound pants, don’t they!

5. Any Current Bands that you feel seem to be producing the goods?

I like Glamweazle, Pope (ex Chords, but like Ian Mcnabb, I think Chris Pope is criminally underatted & ignored… outrageous isn’t it..The Chords were just Chris tuning up). But currently Miles Kane..He’s kicking up a storm over here, you can see his confidence bloom , that’s nice to see, & he wears fabPantoloons too! And last, but certainly not least, ‘Is this England?’ by The Universal hits the spot!

6. What can we expect to hear on your show or during your Sets?

Good Taste… lol… Dunno: The A-Z from the Musical Bible & any bands new or old, who merit a bit of airplay… Send me ya stuff if ya reading this!.. But if people enjoy the show (& they seem to be), Job’s a goodun!

7. Anything that you Really Hate and Why?

Aaahhh… tough buster this… If you had asked me this question but a year ago, we could’ve made a boxset of what I don’t like… But nah… bit toxic that hate stuff, init!!… They say life begins at 40, don’t they (Who are they, while we’re on the subject?),  I just think you’re just becoming depressingly conscientious of your own mortality, so hate is way too time & energy consuming! …Put it this way, I try to smile at least 7 times throughout the day! Chant “Hari Krishna you c**t” at anyone who cuts me up (which is often over here… Who needs theme parks? Just have a day driving in Paris, folks!…), yoga ‘n’ prozak help to keep me in a happyboystoytown frame of mind too. …Oh! hang on though… Bullies…there ya go… They come in all shapes & sizes, dont they… Starts in the playground…The Bullies & The Bullied! Meet the new Bully: same as the old Bully!

8. What about Requests?

What about them… lol …As long as I dig it… yeah of course…

9. Tell us what you are up to at the Moment, where can we catch you playing etc?

Well, busy recording an album (just for myself) as well as film & music for adverts! My hope is to make the Radio show bigger & better, we’re getting just over 8,000 listeners currently, which ain’t too shabby, is it… To be honest, it’s been very touching, the reaction to the show (Helps keep hate at bay – see question 7): emails from France & Blighty of course, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany (Who won the war?), USA, Brazil, Mexico & even (singular) a listener in Poland… Bless her Heart!

10. Your thoughts on the future and things that excite you Beyond Music?

Well, that’s the easiest question, BUT, not very Rock & roll & even a bit soft maybe… But being with my Family & watching my two Chidren grow into the Beautiful people they are… My two hits! I won’t say my No 1 & Number two… Flippin Eck Tucka, I just did!

11. Have you met or Worked with anyone Interesting on your Musical journey?

Oh, by jingo, unfortunately, Yes. Oh, my giddy aunt, how do I answer this one, the most dangerous of all the questions… as I think you should never meet (and certainly not work with) ya heroes; the fantasy always outways the reality… right!But since you asked,well, ok….

I was put forward to write With Pete Townshend’s Daughter, so I got to meet him, who was & is an incredible person & very funny! But I also crossed swords with Mr Daltrey, who asked me to get my “f’n cigarette” out of his face (maybe this kicked off the idea for his cancer charity… only joshing Rodge..lol) I thought he was gonna throw a knuckle sarny on me snotta… Kinda dissapointed he didn’t, to be honest: I could’ve dinned out on that one for years!

I did alot of work with the guitarist from The Psychedelic Furs, John Ashton, in london & in New York, back in the day, who’s great fun…”Hi John! How are ya? Happy?”… ‘What’s Happy?’… lol

REM.…3 of them were nice, guess what one wasn’t… lol… Peter Buck offered to play on a few of my songs, folks! But most of them dissapoint our (outrageously high) expectations, don’t they!

I worked with Buzzcocks for a year, which was a real eye opener to say the least, from Boy to man cliché, not the happiest of experiences, but good never or less! We all have to face the dark side at some point in our lives – “Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.” as Yoda, Jedi Master said. Use the Force, folks…

Then I went on to manage Steve Diggle for a year which was a hoot (literally), I love that Geeza… Most up & funny guy I’ve ever met!!! He’s the Keef Richards of Punk, isn’t he! If anyone was having a bad moment on tour, he’d simply say: ‘Don’t worry lads, we’ll all be dead soon!’… Diggle world! I won’t mention the other little fella in the act with his feet at quarter to two!!!…You wouldn’t be able to print it anyway…lol

The Chords are all top blokes. Brett and Chris are the most forgiving… I’ll leave that one like that… Not my finest hour…

But The King of Kings was Kenny Pickett of The Creation, who become friend, mentor & almost like a second father to me… Very sharp guy, with stories to make ya hair curl, especially the Led Zepplin days, & he was also cut from noble cloth… I can’t tell you how much I loved him in a few whimsical sentences… He recorded a song of mine… always motivated moi & was sure, certain in fact, I would find success one day, in some shape or form… Incredible man… Also (& this is heartbreaking), as you probably know, he was… err… responsible for writing GRANDAD (that is heartbreaking…lol) with Herbie ‘Walk on the wild side’ Flowers… which was the first song I ever walked on stage too, in a school play (Second was with Ronnie Corbett at London Palladium if ya interested???) & I had a picture I gave to him to proove my story. So when he died, he left all the Creation lyrics, invoices, memorablia etc. to me! So when I went to his house in Barnes for my inheritence (don’t know if that’s the right way of putting it, readers), there was that picture of me beside his gold disc for Grandad… Killer eh… People said he thought of me as his second son… Last thing he said to me was: ‘I love you’, which at least is some sort of saving Grace. Christ, listen to me… “Nurse! He’s out of bed again!”

And of course Eddie Phillips, who’s a Gent, played on some my own songs (violin bow et tout) & composed a jingle for the Show! Tons of others too… but the most interesting peoploids have never really been the so called stars, to be frank! or to be Eon… lol

12. Top Fave Tunes Right Now?

Inhaler – Miles Kane
New Life – Ian Mcnabb
Grow your own – Small Faces
Scrapeaway – The Jam
How Does it feel to feel? – The Creation
I wanna destroy you – Soft Boys
I lie in Bed – Steve Diggle
Love my Way – The Psychedelic Furs
Thursday night 1972 – Glamweazle
Slider – T-Rex
The Last Balloon – XTC
Crazy horse – The Osmonds (My first single poppickers, 1972… You do the maths…) oh & the Boxset of Quadrophenia – Whotastic.. Happy as a pig in Chardonay as Stephen Fry would say!

Love & Stuff
Sir Eon Ballinger

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June 5, 2015 By : Category : DJs Hype Modernist Net Podcasts Tags:, , ,
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HEY DJ! – Eyeplug talks to ‘Chelsea’ Jeff Munday

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Hey! DJ

‘Chelsea Jeff’ as he is known to his close associates is a long term lover and supporter of various Genres and musical styles and is often the DJ of choice for various established Bands because of his diverse range of well put together selections. Eyeplug recently caught up with him to find out what makes him tick!

1. What were your early musical influences?

Firslty 60’s Beat groups 60’s Soul then onto Glam Rock and also Ska!

2. What sort of Music do your gravitate towards generally?

Mainly Bowie/Iggy/ New York Dolls/UK Glam/ Punk and loads of  Soul/Funk.

3. What have been the bands or sounds that have always been in your play-list or record box?

A mix of Garage, Punk, Mod and Rare Groove!

4. What about the Formats available, your thoughts on Vinyl, CD and MP3?

I prefer Vinyl.

5. Any Current Bands that you feel seem to be producing the goods?

There are lots of good young bands if you are willing to look hard enough. Like the new Miles Kane album  and I also bought the new one by Magazine.

6. What can we expect to hear on your show or during your Sets?

Usualy old Soul and Funk, Bowie, Punk and various Mod stuff.

7. Anything that you Really Hate and Why?

I am not a massive fan of Prog/Metal!

8. What about Requests?

I Don’t mind requests as long as its not Genesis LOL!

9. Tell us what you are up to at the Moment, where can we catch you playing etc?

You may see me at out playing places like the 100 club in Oxford Street, London in support of various Bands!

10. Your thoughts on the future and things that excite you Beyond Music?

I like to travel, spend time buying decent clothes and also watching Chelsea win (hopefully)!

11. Have you met or Worked with anyone Interesting on your Musical journey?

 John Lydon amongst many others!

12. Top Fave Tunes Right Now?

Enjoying the Soul/Jazz albums I recently bought in Soho + the new Magazine album !

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June 16, 2015 By : Category : DJs Glam Hype Tags:,
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HEY DJ! – Eyeplug talks to Barnet Mark

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Hey! DJ

I’m now 49 but I started going to gigs when I was 13 and haven’t stopped in all this time. I’ve been a DJ, Promoter, been in a few bands (Vox), Venue Manager, T-Shirt seller, Band Manager and have even done a bit of band security. I started my Punk night London Callin’ at The 12 Bar Club over 11 years ago now and co-promote with other various promoters.

1. What were your early musical influences?

I was lucky enough to have a mother involved with a record label in the sixties, so I grew up listening to a lot of Ska, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, The Kinks, The Who & The Animals, by the time I could pick my own music the likes of Slade, Sweet, Mud, Bowie, Bolan and all The Glam stuff in fact, influenced me entering my teenage years, then punk happened, of course I didn’t realise it at the time, but it changed my life forever.

2. What sort of Music do your gravitate towards generally?

I listen to punk, Ska, Rockabilly & Mod mainly, but as I’ve got older my tastes have broadened and I take in many other genres of music.

3. What have been the bands or sounds that have always been in your play-list or record box?

The Clash, The Jam, Elvis, Dropkick Murphys, Slade, Rancid, Desmond Dekker, Madness, Toots and The Maytals, The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Stray Cats, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Stiff Little Fingers, Cocksparrer, The Cockney Rejects, The Ruts… Just to name a few.

4. What about the Formats available, your thoughts on Vinyl, CD and MP3?

I nearly always DJ off CD, I play vinyl a lot at home, and listen to my iPod whilst travelling. I don’t drive, so it’s much easier to carry around a case of 200 CDs rather than records.

5. Any Current Bands that you feel seem to be producing the goods?

Argy Bargy, The Fallen Leaves, The Uppercuts, Eastfield, and The Skints to name but a few.

6. What can we expect to hear on your show or during your Sets?

I’ll play anything apart from Thrash, Speed, Dark Metal, Modern club music.

7. Anything that you Really Hate and Why?

Modern R’n’B – it has no soul and certainly ain’t the blues!

8. What about Requests?

As long as I have the tunes with me, haven’t already played them and have the time, I’m more than happy to accept requests.

9. Tell us what you are up to at the Moment, where can we catch you playing etc?

I’m managing The 12 Bar Club In Soho at the moment and playing with my band Viva Las Vegas, so I haven’t been doing a great deal of DJing lately, but I do like to jump up and play a few tunes at The 12 Bar every now and then!

10. Your thoughts on the future and things that excite you Beyond Music?

6 years ago I had a minor stroke, luckily I’ve made a pretty full recovery and my life has changed so much since then, from giving up my print career and taking over at the 12 Bar Club, getting married, moving from North to South London. I wouldn’t even begin to predict the future as I’ve seen how much things can change in such a short space of time.

Outside of music, I’m a big Chelsea fan and have a season ticket, I like to travel, so like to get away with my wife as often as possible to sometimes off the beat places.

11. Have you met or Worked with anyone Interesting on your Musical journey?

I’ve sold T-Shirts for The Clash (The line-up after Mick Jones Left) and PIL on a European stint my band at the time Big Bad Wolf supported The Pogues in The 80s, Tour managing The Business in Malaysia. These stand out the most to me: running The 12 Bar Club and being around music so long there’s a hell of a lot of interesting and famous people I get to meet.

12. Top Fave Tunes Right Now?

The Fallen Leaves : Trouble
Los Fumadores (Defunct) : My Wifes Clothes don’t Fit Me Anymore
Cocksparrer : Did You have a nice life without me
The Downtown Struts : Victoria
Eastfield : Another boring Eastfield Song

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facebook: facebook.com/barnet.mark
twitter: twitter.com/barnetmark1

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June 5, 2015 By : Category : DJs Front page Garage Interviews Punk Rockabilly Tags:,
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HEY DJ! – Terry Casey

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Hey! DJ

01. What were your early musical influences?

I got into Lover’s Rock at around 13-14 years old and at 16 years old, I got stuck on this new music at that time called Detroit Techno, Chicago House, NY Garage… at first I brought records from Blackmarket Records in Soho (London, UK) and then friends asked me to make mixtapes going to party and it lent to being asked to DJat various events.

02. What sort of music do your gravitate towards generally?

I tend to music on Soulful side of things, be it House, Disco, Funk, Soul, R&b, Rock, Indie, Afro Beat, Dance and more… over the years I’ve tried to evolve musically and be true to myself! I allow that to take me to music of all kinds. I have at times avoided Popular music and just brought more  deeper unknown music… but I have recently found my taste getting more poppy and towards more crafted song-written tracks as time goes on. It was not very comfortable at first – but now I just go with the flow! I’m always looking and searching for new music… and indeed interesting new acts to explore.

03. What have been the bands or sounds that have always been in your play-list or record box?

Oh my taste and events are so wide and diverse, nothing can really stay in there forever… but timeless acts for me are people like Massive Attack – who I saw last week do a live music meets documentary screening… was very political but at same time asking people to look to themselves and not their Government for the answers to life… it was held at Park Ave Amory… inspiring! Back to records that I’ll play forever… Minnie Ripperton is one, Marlena Shaw is another… in rock acts… Radiohead and Muse… with House music there are a million different tracks…but less albums.

04. What about the formats available, your thoughts on Vinyl, CD and MP3?

Well I started on Vinyl , played Vinyl and CDs together but now I use a Laptop and a Midi Controller (traktor software) I use the s4 Controller – an amazing piece of gear…You can play on 4 Channels and with Effects and more and it weights 7lbs… I never ever have to worry about if a venue has decent Equipment… it’s made by Native Instruments who make a lot of great stuff…

05. Any current bands or acts that you feel seem to be producing the goods?

In the Dance field  I discovered a pop act in Krewella who are now huge… and are signed to Columbia… their first single sold 500k which is unheard these days in the download world… but in more or less ‘Pop’ I would say I have a lot of unknown people I want to see get signed who I rate… like Liah Alonso and her band and Danielle Parente, who are all also talented song writers and musicians and I expect them to all sign and do amazingly well. On the Rock and Soul vibe and i expect more of that and less of the EDM Dance stuff to come through… in the USA EDM/House music has become ‘pop’ for the first time.. people like David Guetta and Calvin Harris are household names… it’s amazing how long it took…. and now there are 100-200k Dance Music related Festivals! Though my perosnal fave in the USA is still Coachella in Palm Springs.

06. What can we expect to hear on your show or during your Sets when you play?

My sets change depending where im playing I try to find the crowd a bit and if I’m lucky I get to play many different styles and the crowd is open to it… I think Clubs/Parties should have a beginning, middle and end… most Clubs seem to start with Peak Music… and hence why noone bothers to turn up for hours… do something interesting early and maybe people will check you out more formally!

07. Anything that you really hate or that grates and why?

I prefer not to hate… but I’m not into the poppy Hip Hop stuff that talks about a negative life style… and bling bling… it’s not helpful for people to want what things that in the end wont make there live’s happy it’s a fake dream… it may make them happy short term and the ideas maybe fun… but it’s not a good message in Society  my view and a real waste of a opportunity for the musicians – there could wake people up to the world and take positive actions and not look for just big cars and big houses.

08. What about requests from the floor?

I think it’s good to take requests, some Clubs well it just is not going to work others it will… you can’t just play a record for someone and kill the floor because its there Birthday and they wanna hear something that is not going to work… sometimes you get lost in your direction and someone can come up and ask for something and their more spot on… DJs are not perfect… or not always on point.

09. Tell us what you are up to at the moment, where can we catch you playing or your events?

This weekend we organised a big event 3 days and 24 bands to play the CBGB Festival at National Underground in NYC ( Lower East Side)… but over the last few years I’ve been owning and operating Night Clubs… like Le Royale where anyone from Patti la Belle to Lady Gaga would pop in and play live… and I also broke 100’s of new acts like the Tings Tings to Dragonette’s to Azealia Banks and 100’s more when they were still building their early careers.  Also DJs like Steve Aoki and Diplo and Justice  would pop in as well. I also did first ever shows with many acts including Major Lazar, Oly Ghost etc.. in a 150 people room… plus a second club that I would not name did more Deep Electronic music… 800 people room… was more like the Ibiza underground parties… and all the House, Techno, Minimal DJs… I am about to do a few new projects with Clubs/Restarant all in early planning… more later.

10. Your thoughts on the future and things that excite you beyond current music?

I think Midi is exciting for DJs and it bring them closer to being producers and producers closer to DJs… also I think live Singers are merging this with more Electronic Music… in  the live music area we have seen lots of people combining… but I believe full Live bands in Pop will come back even though the odds and expense are on record labels… putting monies into cheaper productions… aka Electronic Pop acts.

11. Have you met or Worked with anyone Interesting on your musical journey?

I have DJ’d with Keith Richards from The Stones once, and as I mentioned been lucky to had people like Patti la Belle and Gaga and many many others come by and perform for us…got to DJ at Grand Central Station myself and did the last event at the World Trade Center with Groove Armada… it was my event Promotion as well.. we had everyone from MTV, to the BBC filming it…. also was the first DJ ever asked to play Brooklyn Academy of music for their annual event… I’ve been lucky to travel the world playing music  from Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) to Australia, New Zealand… yeah I’ve been very lucky!

12. Top fave tunes right now and fave other current DJ?

I’ll always like DJ Harvey and Diplo as they are real DJs for DJs! Though Diplo has become a Pop Star of sorts, but there are lot of good locals who are unkown yet great DJ’s too!

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October 14, 2013 By : Category : DJs Front page Interviews Music Tags:, , ,
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HEY DJ! – LongJohn Jukebox

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Hey! DJ

01. What were your early musical influences?

My earliest musical influences were my parent’s record collection.  There was plenty of Rock n Roll to be heard and I used to love playing those records as a child.  My mother was also a massive Elvis fan and she also loved Connie Francis.   I was also very familiar with Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash as well.  I can also remember playing Simon and Garfunkel’s greatest hits a lot especially ‘The Boxer’.  So I would have to say those were my earliest musical influences.

02. What sort of music do your gravitate towards generally?

All sorts of stuff these days, but I still can’t help but lean towards the 1960s, especially The Who and The Kinks. I also adore the West Coast stuff like The Byrds, Love and Jefferson Airplane.  I also really like the C86 stuff, and even more so after the ‘The Scared To Get Happy’ festival, which I attended in June.

03. What have been the bands or sounds that have always been in your play-list or record box?

Stuff like Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, Curtis Mayfield, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Gil Scott Heron, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, The Byrds, Love and the Kinks.  I also have something of an obsession with The Who, and played with alarming regularity over the past 18 years.

04. What about the formats available, your thoughts on Vinyl, CD and MP3?

Definitely records.  It might seem materialistic but I still love having a collection of music that I can see and handle, and the artwork on an album is an important part of what makes records so special. I can’t get my head around downloading music at all, and it seems I am not the only one as record sales have increased dramatically in recent years despite the cost of buying an actual new release on record.  Thankfully there are people who still feel an emotional attachment to the format as opposed to the virtual world of music that appears on the computer screen and can quickly dissapear at the click of a button.

05. Any current bands or acts that you feel seem to be producing the goods?

There is a female trio who come from Liverpool amusingly called ‘Stealing Sheep’. The album in question is called ‘Into The Diamond Sun’.  I have listened to this a lot recently and it defies easy categorization, despite the attempts of some music journalists to put the album in the Folk Pop tradition as it were. They are multi-instrumentalists, and I love the clever vocal harmonies as well.  I also wonder how they could ever possibly pull this album off live on stage, as there is so much going on in this album musically.  However I have it on good authority that they did manage just that.

06. What can we expect to hear on your show or during your Sets?

I will probably play stuff like The Seeds, The Byrd’s, The Ramones, the Primitives, Echo and the Bunnymen, 1960s girl groups, some Motown. However, no night would be complete without at least 1 song by The Who.

07. Anything that you really hate and why?

Well there are things that annoy me, however, I am sure it’s the same stuff that annoys many others who are resigned to the daily grind and that occupational hazard otherwise known as work.  Musically there used to be a lot that riles me, but I have mellowed to some extent.  However, I still can’t quite understand how those crap showbiz dancers like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow have managed to drag out their circus act for so long.  They really do belong with Bruce Forsythe on those variety programmes like dancing on ice, or is it Strictly dancing on air?

08. What about requests?

I don’t think I will entertain the idea of requests at all. Hopefully I will play at least 1 record that people will like ha-ha.

09. Tell us what you are up to at the moment, where can we catch you playing out etc.?

The club that I and my pal Louie are about to start is called ‘Juke Box 7’s’, which is going to be held at the Elixir in Euston. We both think a somewhat open music policy, is more fun and hopefully it will stop us from playing the same records every month. Luckily we have got on board a couple of other friends who have a similar ethic to us. Hopefully playing stuff that will have a broader appeal as opposed to playing genre specific music to a niche crowd.

10. Your thoughts on the future and things that excite you beyond music?

I started writing music reviews recently and it is very enjoyable to say the least.  So maybe my future could be in that kind of direction.  Beyond music reading is my other vice.  I am currently reading a book by Thomas Wright, called ‘Oscar’s Books’.  This is in my opinion a very convincing attempt to map the life of Oscar Wilde by the contents of his library.  Wright offers compelling evidence that Wilde’s life and work was influenced by what he read.

11. Have you met or worked with anyone Interesting

I have come across some famous people, mainly by accident or at gigs. Most recently I met Tracey Tracey and Paul Court of the Primitives. I vaguely recall seeing Mike Joyce (Smiths drummer) very briefly on the same night.  So ‘I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour’.

12. Top fave tunes right now and fave other current DJ?

The DJ’s I like are all connected to the New Untouchables in some way.  There were others as well from the RnB and Northern Soul days, and some of these are also friends. There are too many songs to mention here, however, here are a few that have been on a lot lately.

  1. Gil Scott Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane
  2. The Hollies – Postcard
  3. Stealing Sheep – Genevieve
  4. Billie Holiday – Gloomy Sunday
  5. House of Love – Real Animal
  6. Felt – All the people that I like are those that are dead
  7. The Primitives – Dreamwalk Baby
  8. Scott Walker – Montague Terrace (in blue)
  9. The Velvet Underground – I’ll be your mirror
  10. Belle and Sebastian – Like Dylan in the movies

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