Saturday, 6 June 2009

Newcastle,,,, so good they named it once.

Cup O Tea Pictures, Images and Photos

There are few greater pleasures that do not involve the exchange of bodily fluids, the introduction of some of Columbia’s finest to your nasal passages or the sight of a grinning No. 9 with one arm raised than slipping into a greasy spoon for a nice brew, (FUCKING LOVE TEA!) a read of the sports pages of a decent paper and of course a full English breakfast. It might just be me but I prefer this as a solitary activity, sliding anonymously into a corner to watch the world go by. Peacefully. Unfortunately, these types of establishments are on the retreat in the city of Newcastle as the march of culturism carries all before it in the Toon, much to the delight of the Jesmonderatti whose values appear to be shaping the social and physical make up of what was and still in its soul remains, a socialists city! Someone somewhere has decided that they want to have a café culture. They have been on a cheap flight to somewhere hot and they are blinded by the image of some tasty, sultry bird reading ‘La Stampa’ and sipping on a cappuccino. And they want us to like that as well. And the ‘Noberatti’ in Newcastle seem to have fallen for it, hook line and sinker man. In their heads they have just walked onto the set of “Friends” and are gagging for frothy, whimsy from the beautiful people. Instead they get an unhappy, over-weight middle-aged shopper with her put upon husband who always seems to need more space and is either ‘too hot’ or ‘too cold’, forever cast on the eternal horns of the take your coat off , leave it on dilemma. Naturally there will be queues in which good old Anglo-Saxon bad humored impatience is never far away from the surface – they’ve waited more than 2 seconds to be served their phony, grossly over-priced ‘muck-a-chocco-chino by a dis-interested minimum wage slave who is as much interested in your ‘coffee leisure experience as you are in David Beckham’s HELLO life. These are no ‘urban retreats. There is no quiet bolt-hole for you to take a bit of refuge from the general shittiness of life. You are on show and the message is clear – once you have swilled that tepid milky shite down your neck, get the fuck out and we’ll get the next lot of lifestyle dupes in. At its best, sitting in one of these places is like being in a post office queue, at its worst it’s like being at a W.A.S.P. gig, (hello Steff and Lash!) Naturally, some soppy social worker type who imagines she’s at the zeitgeist will be continually checking her brat, tarquin or Jocaster to stop fucking around, whilst you will be cursing your life. This is the modern world? Just say No!

Right o' then, tune time. A good bunch of recordings for you cats today. Some brand spanking new remix-y, disco-y goodness from the likes of Reverso 68, Justus Kohncke and DFA chaps Holy Ghost! Some nice new edits with some 2009 disco dust sprinkled over Macho, Herculese and David Joseph. You also get a stone cold future classic from from Harvey's W.E.W. label with the brilliant 'Rushing To Paradise', while Chicken lips deliver a huge disco tinged, chugging acid monster with their remix of Simian Mobile Disco's 'Audacity Of Huge'.
We finnish up with a cracking collaboration from Gomma boss Headman and Jeremy Kerr from A Certain Ratio and a certain Mr Weatherall pitches in with an epic re-working of Fuck Buttons' excellent 'Sweet Love For Planet Earth'.

Hope you enjoy them.

Depeche Mode - Peace (Justus Kohncke Extended Disco Mix)

Pheonix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost Loves Paris Remixomania)

Macho - Not Tonite (Jackpot Re-Edit)

House Of House * Rushing To Paradise

David Joseph - You Can't Hide Your Love From Me Again (12" Version)

SMD - Audacity Of Huge (Chicken Lips Mix)

Headman & Jeremy Kerr - Dreampieces (Alternative Version)

Who Made Who - Keep Me On My Plane (Reverso 68 Mix)

Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

Herculese * Sunday Morning Fever (RM Edits)

Trah fo' now.
Moogar. x

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