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Hi all, brilliant gig on Saturday night at Highly manor near Crawley West Sussex. Nice party of people. Started off on a soul/motown theme but towards the end of ther night the inevitable happened...It became a free for all on music genres and everything from MGMT, Black Eyed Peas to The Jam was up for grabs. I must complement them on the wonderful chocolate and fresh cream wedding cake...MMMMM! That was nice at the end of the night. The venue is a wonderful old country manor with just enough cosiness to get lost with a brandy in an initmate atmosphere away from me and my throbbing bass bins and pumping disco music. Is that enough inuendo for you?
Chocolate wedding cake, throbbing bass bins? What more could a woman want? Don't answer that. It's too long a conversation!
Well, I'm typing this from Bremen in Germany after an epic trip to pick up my new partner and love of my life Becky. I crossed four countries yesterday (long, long, long drive!) to get to her in the new second hand Peugoet Expert van and I have to say after fixing all those annoying little problems that come with a used vehicle, it all came together at the last minute. We had to fit a new arial as the old one was not getting a strong signal and the new one was just as bad! Finally I thought to myself: Well, the base unit was changed and well earthed so if I screw the original longer arial back into this new base unit, it might just work in harmony. Thank god t worked! A 100% clear signal came crystal clear accross the speakers on the morning of my epic trip. One of my first aural treats was listening to some dude singing "stormy weather" in Flemish. Bizzare indeed. But radio on mainland Europe can be so much less fomulaic than English radio with the same 15 tracks going round and round and bloody round all day long. In france in particular, you could be hearing U2 one minute and Geno Vanelli the next. They just don't care about the corperate bankers and accountants. Maybe I should have been a Euro.
Talking of which..Funny how the world bank mafia are getting their plan to make us all one country slowly under way. (new world order?) You used to cross border posts in Europe. Painful maybe, but Nation sovereignty was demonstrable. Now all you get is a small sign on the edge of the E motorway anouncing that you are now in the "Nederlands" for example and the radio language changes to another one that I can't understand.
I'm starting to waffle again aren't I? Oh well, better get on with the moving thing. One thing you can get over here is organic tobacco which is interesting!
See you next week. Have a good one!
Hi all, Did a gig at The Royal Maritime Hotel in Portsmouth on Friday. Nice room. All done out in burgundy and nice stage set up if a bit low for the lights but no bother really. Played "The Venue" in Chichester on Saturday. I'm going to produce a video to go with this as it's such an awsome place to play. They have the biggest sound system (7.5 or for really big events: 12k) and it's like doing your own concert. Yes, the quality of the speaker system equipment is THAT good. I've got plans for this place in the near future but that's for later.I just couldn't help feeling bad for my client as they were having a fund raiser night for a school near me and although they were expecting a couple of hundred to turn up, I think they got about 30. Let this be a lesson to you all. If you're booking a party and inviting your friends and relatives; make sure you re-confirm them at least once if not twice as the event get's nearer.
I once did an 18th party for girl in Hove at around Christmas time and no one turned up at all! Actually that's not quite true. An unknown woman showed up, got really really drunk and had to be carted off in an ambulance I kid you not. My god I felt bad for the birthday girl. The poor young thing was distraught. Like I say, Re-confirm once twice, even three times and then if you're doing food, you're on a pretty safe bet if you provide for about half the number you're expecting as even then, that's probably the number that will turn up. It's a sad reflection on todays jaded society who would rather stay in and watch X factor than come out and have a really good time but I guess some of my collegues are at least partly to blame. How many times have you heard some one talking about an event they went to the other night and the DJ was crap...?
Well I have a simple answer for that one. Tell them the DJ will be exceptional at this party and if they don't turn up you'll never forgive them or talk to them again, so get up of their arse and get with the party. You're doing this for there own good because when they hear how damn good it was they'll want to kick them selves anyway. Then book me and relax. It's all taken care of.
Hi Just a quicky as no gigs this week. been a quiet one for my mates as well. I'm really looking forward to playing at
"the venue" next week in Chichester. Watch out for more news in the coming year about this. It has a big sound system and you get your own on site sound engineer when you play. Nice.
Ok must end this shortest blog ever now as I'm out of time and have little else to say this week Well I have plenty to say but it's too off topic! Those people that are emailing me from this site about stuff not related to mobile discos; Please stop. I don't want to know. You know who you are. Behave!
See you next week and have a great one.