Monthly Archives: December 2011


Usually at the moment I am fretting over the menu for tonight’s meal for ten but due to changes in circumstances of a few of our friends it was not really on the cards this year. Instead we will be … Continue reading

Posted in Dean Parrish, hogmanay, Jimmy Radcliffe, northern soul, reminiscing, The Three Before Eight, Tobi Legend | 6 Comments

It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

By Christ, that was a quick week. I most certainly have over indulged in food, alcohol not so much, although I did manage to arse a bottle of Foxdenton 48% London Gin and very nice it was too. This Friday … Continue reading

Posted in Acid House, Dance, Fridays, Sasha, The Sound of Blackness | 10 Comments


Here’s a bit of blue eyed soul from 1967. Bobby Diamond is better know as actor Robert Miano who started his film career in the original Death Wish film, the unfathomable popularity of which resulted in Michael Winner being the … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Eyed Soul, Bobby Diamond, northern soul | 3 Comments

Too Much Apple Pie?

Well, I hope you have over indulged as much as I have and I’m not the only one feeling like a right fat pig. The turkey turned out perfectly moist, everything worked out well. You can keep your Heston’s, Jamie’s … Continue reading

Posted in Delia Smith Christmas, The Wedding Present | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas

Well, the Chocolate Torte is made the veg is all prepared, the turkey has been picked up from the butcher’s after a “how fucking much” under my breath. I think it is time for a Bloody Mary and ten minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Eve, Housmartins | 10 Comments

It’s The Friday Before Christmas . . . Let’s Dance

We’ll that’s that then. The closure of the Edinburgh office, a bit ironic that on Radio 4 last night there was a programme detailing how Scotland was leading the way with clinical trials in the UK and today the last … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Fridays, THE JAMS, Whitney Houston | 22 Comments

Osaka Monaurail

Anybody up for a bit of Japanese soul? It’s a belter. Osaka Monaurail have been going for quite a while, since the turn of the millennium. They have released eight albums and some very good 7″ singles. This track is … Continue reading

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He Got Game

Nothing to say really. This has been going through my head all day today. Public Enemy – He Got Game

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Definitely The Last

I love Alex Harvey but strangely this is the first time he has appeard here. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree Mama, They’re Burning BigĀ Louie Corrrect link now in placeĀ 

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Picture Me Gone

Here is one of my all time favourite northern tracks and one of the first that I ever bought on 7″. Madeline Bell’s version of the track was released in 1967 on the Philips label but it took until the … Continue reading

Posted in Madeline Bell, northern soul, Scooterists | 3 Comments