Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
The third in my Funky threesome is the song known simply as Bus Stop by The Fatback Band. This is a record that is gauranteed to get the most stiff legged person onto the dance floor. It's groove is hypnotic and it spawned a dance that went with the song and was seen on Soul Train and dance floors everywhere during 1975 and beyond. the beauty is in the simplicity and the pure funkiness of the it."People are you ready? to do the bus stop?"
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Lady Sybil; which is nice
Yes, I have now watched Downton Abbey and I have to say I'm pretty much hooked. I have of course read many pieces on why it is popular and how it managed to sneak in and grab a host of Emmys, so I can't add much intellectual analysis to validate this unpretentious and nicely crafted TV show. The Sunday night slot is perfect and quite frankly I never thought ITV had it in them. What I will say that best sums up its appeal to me is that it is like a warm bath, It's like a duvet, it's like apple crumble and custard. I look forward to the next episode; not with bated breath but with the anticipation of getting home into the warm after a journey in the cold.
you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares...
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
As soulful as it is jazzy as mellow as it is funky with a soaring vocal in the chorus and a great sax break, Leroy Hutson’s Lucky Fellow is an under rated classic from a bountiful era in club culture. It appealed to Jazz Funk aficionado, soul boys and the musically minded clubber. Leroy Hutson formerly of the impressions; where he came in to replace Curtis Mayfield, which gives an idea of his status, and The Mayfield singers, delivers a great vocal and listening to this song takes me right back to the time and place when the Club scene was at it’s most vibrant in it’s underground appeal.
Leroy Hutson-Lucky fellow
Hutson with Curtis Mayfield
Sampled perfectly on the brilliant Erykah Badu album Baduism this song had a new lease of life and a much deserved rekindling of Hutson’s flame. Hutson is one of those artists who just plays performs and keeps the flame burning; at 66 he is planning a new album.
Erykah Badu-No Love
Monday, 26 September 2011
British comedy has always had its great moments of off the wall, scatological and quirky humour. From The Goons, Milligan and The Pythons to Reeves & Mortimer and the League of Gentlemen. Now Sky have decided to join in with This is Jinsy. Having watched it I have the following comment to make; It’s awful. Its not only awful but it commits that unforgivable crime of trying to be too clever at the expense of humour. It tries to be surreal and eccentric but comes across as tedious and contrived. It has stars queueing up to make appearances and unfortunately these comedy actors are far. far better than this show. The excellent Peter Serafinowicz, Harry Hill, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Eldon and Katherine Tate are the well knowns that should have known better. It tries (that word is apposite) to be a cross between The Prisoner and every ‘quirky’ sketch ever aired on BBC and Channel 4 comedy sketch shows.
Its tripe masquerading as originality. watching it is like being on a bus ride with the worlds most irritating students...who are eating Kebabas...at night....in the rain.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
"Can't get enough of that funky stuff" ; so the lyric goes, and on this perfect slice of funk from the magnificently named Kool & the Gang you just can't get enough. the term 'bells and whistles fits this record perfectly as it has both along with an incredible groove that only the comatose wouldn't move to. Kool & The gang became something of a pop act in the eighties but be in no doubt they knew how to lay down the funk; magnificently so.
Saturday, 24 September 2011
"Hey There, What Do You Want To Be?"
Factory Board Member
Friday, 23 September 2011
Four Lions is Chris Morris' debut feature film and the subject matter caused controversy from day one. What it is ,apart from being intelligent and provocative, is very funny, very funny indeed. Full of off the wall moments and sublime dialogue its one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. I could go on about it's cleverness and invention (which Morris is a master of) but I'll just advise you to watch the clips.
“I can't even get them to stir the tea without smashing a window “
“You fucked up Rabbit with no ears”
“Pyjama wearing cockerel dicks”
“Blow up the Internet by landing arse first on a laptop”
“Asian man’s head falls out of tree”
“It's a cultural thing. We bazooked an Ostrich At that wedding I was at”
“I may ask you to blow yourself up but I will never ask you to piss in your own mouth”
“With all due respect bro you like Maroon 5”
“Your rhymes doolally”
She's got a beard
McDonalds V Chicken Cottage
Rabbits with no ears
Blow up the internet
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Ben Grimm AKA The ever lovin' blue eyed Thing. Master of the one liner, tragic figure, powerful superhero, member of The Fantastic Four. Loved by his Aunt Petunia, derided by The Yancy Street Gang. My favourite character in my all time favourite Comic Book.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Ali's nemesis, smokin' Joe took him to the brink in Manilla and was the unstopable express train in the division. Frazier is remembered in context of his battles with Ali, but he was a phenomenal fighter in a time when the Heavyweight world was full of greats. Joe is still around in the world of boxing and he still strikes an imposing figure. He looks part gangster, part preacher, part cowboy but still Smokin'.
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- RIGHT ON BE FREE
- MY HIT LIST-FATBACK BAND: (are you ready)DO THE BU...
- MY HIT LIST-LEROY HUTSON LUCKY FELLOW
- THIS IS TRIPE
- CONSIDER-Gene Hackman as
- MY HIT LIST-FUNKY STUFF: KOOL & THE GANG
- CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- MY HIT LIST- FOUR LIONS
- HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD IN ADVERTISING
- MY HIT LIST: NATALIA ROMANOVA- THE BLACK WIDOW
- MY HIT LIST: BEN GRIMM-THE THING
- ART IMITATING LIFE IMITATING ART
- BLOKEISM # 4 JOE FRAZIER
- MY HIT LIST-SLADE: WILD WINDS ARE BLOWING
- MY HIT LIST: LOLA RENNT- RUN LOLA RUN
- CONSIDER-Jemaine Clement as...
- CONSIDER-Michael Keaton
- BLOKEISM # 11 Jacque Cousteau
- MISSION STATEMENTS
- BLOKEISM # 10 GENE HACKMAN
- In Memoryhttp://youtu.be/x7CIgWZTdgwon the town
- BLOKEISM # 9 Zinedine Zidane
- BLOKEISM # 8 GARY COOPER
- BLOKEISM #7 DALEY THOMPSON
- BLOKEISM # 6 STANLEY BAKER
- BLOKEISM # 5 SEAN CONNERY
- MY SH*T LIST: ITV
- BLOKEISM # 3 BOGIE
- MY HATE LIST: Cherry Tree Lane
- BLOKEISM #2 Robert Shaw
- BLOKEISM # 1 Roger Vadim
- DON'T BUY TOP POTTER RINGS
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