Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yes in a no kind of way

Got £300 to spare? Then why not buy this very limited, lavish vinyl version of the new Pet Shop Boys album.
Here's an interview about the album sleeve.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Party like it's 2000

We always liked to play these songs back to back at around 3.30pm in the J17 office. Blur and Oasis had nothing on these two.

I particularly like the Youtube comments on the True Steppers video.

no she dounst have the range. dousnt mean she cant hold a tune .... kylie

evry1 says she cant sing coz she's famous
i think she can sing

she always looks great.
esp. with curly long brown hair

I think that last one's from David Beckham.

High flyer see your name in lights

Some lo-fi flyers for the next Kiss & Make Up. I got them photocopied in Rymans on Lower Marsh. A very helpful but nervous shop assistant helped me. It took him a long time to figure out how to copy them properly on both sides, but he worked it out very methodically and we got them all done eventually.
Here's Kiki Dee doing Star from 1981. Soz about the bad sound quality.

Don't meddle with a maniac

Great remix of Little Boots' Meddle by Designer Drugs. It's got a bit of the percussion from the start of Michael Sembello's Maniac on it. There's an ace remix of Annie's next single, Anthonio, on their Myspace page too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I concur

In response to Stuart's previous post…

I'm at work so can't have the sound up, but the video looks amazing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Say ¥€$

To mark the release of Yes, Pet Shop Boys, a selection of positive-thinking pop.






Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm A Disco Dancer (And A Sweet Romancer)

It's the posters for the next Kiss & Make Up, on Friday 3rd April.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Completely ready when you are, Shaky

A brief history of Comic Relief charity singles.



1997 (It goes on a bit)



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Zappin' it to ya

Thanks very much to all those who came along to last Friday's Kiss & Make Up. Best buffet yet, they're saying. We had A LOT of fun. Here's some stuff I sort of remember playing.
Drugs In My Body – Thieves Like Us
This Corrosion – Sisters Of Mercy
Can You Forgive Her? – Pet Shop Boys
Electric Youth – Debbie Gibson
System Addict – Five Star
Killing Of A Flashboy – Suede
Popscene – Blur
Inaugural Trams – Super Furry Animals
Tasty Fish – The Other Two
Method Of Modern Love – Saint Etienne
Love Etc. – Pet Shop Boys
Movie Star – Roisin Murphy
Ride A White Horse – Goldfrapp
Credit In The Straight World – Ssion
SOS – Rihanna
Up (Wideboys Remix Edit) – The Saturdays
Lucky Boy – Jeppe
You Keep Me Hanging On – Kim Wilde
I Love Drinking (Special K&MU Re-edit) – Adam Hussain

The next Kiss & Make Up is on Friday 3rd April. Would be lovely to see you again. And tell your friends.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's tonight!


Kiss & Make Up has made it into Le Cool London this week. They say we are: "a highly salutable night. Go and salute it." Thanks to the lovely Josh.