Thursday, January 28, 2010

Everything's coming up Dusty

Here's what I played at The Vauxhall Griffin's Sunday Supplement on Sunday 24th January. Quite a lot of Dusty Springfield crept in, and I even played a couple of tracks each from Cerys Matthews, Demis Roussos and Anita Harris. Really enjoyed myself though.

The Ballad Of Jet Harris – Apple Boutique
1234 – We Swim You Jump
Please Don't Touch – Polly Scattergood
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Steptoe And Son – Pete Moore
Stardust – David Essex
Black Ghost – Gay Dad
Something – The Beatles
The Lovecats – Paul Anka
Time Out From The World – Goldfrapp
This Little Bird – Marianne Faithfull
What's Good About Goodbye My Love – The Flirtations
Trees And Loneliness – Cilla Black
I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love – Dusty Springfield
White Horses – Cerys Matthews
Literature Is Fluff – The High Llamas
To Make A Big Man Cry – Tom Jones
Funny How Time Slips Away – Reuben Howell
Rupert The Bear – Flexi Lush
For All We Know – Shirley Bassey
Mother Sky – Can
Fury Eyes – The Creatures
Bell Birds – David Hemmings
A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy
Never Tell The World – The Free Design
On Days Like These – Matt Monro
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
Mixed-Up Girl – Thelma Houston
Butterfly With Coloured Wings – Anita Harris
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye
Let's Spend the Night Together – Charo & The Salsoul Orchestra
Never Can Say Goodbye – The Sandpipers
She's Losing It – Belle & Sebastian
Send Me the Pillow You Dream On – Dean Martin
I'm Not Gonna Cry – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
I Like London in the Rain – Blossom Dearie
Guitar Man – Elvis Presley
Sowed Love And Reaped The Heartache – Sandra Rhodes
Where Am I Going? – Dusty Springfield
Fancy – Bobbie Gentry
After The Rain – Shirley Bassey
Do You Love Me Now Jr? – The Breeders
Video Kid – Video Kid
Chardonnay – Cerys Matthews
Pour Man – Lee Hazlewood
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself – Demis Roussos
Looking Out My Window – Tom Jones
Friendship Train – Rosetta Hightower
Senior Thump – Alan Hawkshaw
Blue Skies – Willie Nelson
Billy Sunshine – Judi Scott
Isi – Neu!
Contact – Brigitte Bardot
The Be Colony – Broadcast & The Focus Group
Eleanor Rigby – Anita Harris
Spooky – Dusty Springfield
Bedazzled – Drimbl Wedge & The Vegetation
Mo' Pop – Dot Allison
Ciao! – Lush featuring Jarvis Cocker
Mr Alphabet Says – The Glove
Slimcea Girl – Mono
I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face – Dusty Springfield
Girl In A Sports Car – Alan Hawkshaw
I Need Your Love – Dennis Parler
L.O.V.E. Got A Hold Of Me – Demis Roussos
Tu Veux, Tu Veux Pas – Brigitte Bardot
The Fat Man – Pete Moore Orchestra
The Age Of Understatement – The Last Shadow Puppets
Holiday Home – Zoot Woman
Prego Amore – Erlend Øye
Wish I Stayed (Demo) – Ellie Goulding
Sawdust – The Other Two
Triangle Walks – Fever Ray
I Wish I Could Have Loved You More – Candie Payne
To The Sky – The Cure
January, February – Barbara Dickson
Primitive Painters – Felt

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Take me out

The next Kiss & Make Up is at 8pm on Friday 5th February. You can grab a flyer here. Hope to see you there. x

Monday, January 11, 2010

Seeing Piccadilly, Fanny Smith and Willy

A poster, by the Kiss & Make Up art department, for the Vauxhall Griffin's other Friday club night PiE&MASH, which this month takes its inspiration from the songs of Ian Dury. (The poster owes everything to the fantastic work of Barney Bubbles.)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The age we used to call space

Well, last Friday's sort of sci-fi themed Kiss & Make Up was a lot of fun. Yes. It was David Bowie's birthday too, although he didn't turn up in the end. Many thanks to special guest DJs Hayley Unlikely and Andy Lizard for their brilliant sets. Here's what we played...

Hayley Unlikely

We Are The People - Empire Of The Sun
I’m Not Scared - Eighth Wonder
New Song - Howard Jones
Venus - Bananarama
Hallo Spaceboy - David Bowie
Theme From Tomorrow’s World - Denton & Cook
Eighth Day - Hazel O’Connor
My Sharona - The Knack
Tomorrow’s Just Another Day - Madness
Living On Video - Trans X
Planet Earth - Duran Duran
Warm Leatherette - The Normal
Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones
Intergalactic Friends - Beastie Boys Vs Dandy Warhols
Electric Barberella - Duran Duran (Oooh, bit keen on Duran Duran, wasn’t I?)
Robot Rock - Daft Punk
Broken Heels - Alexandra Burke
The Final Countdown - Europe
Danger! High Voltage - Electric Six

Andy Lizard
Andy didn't realise we were making lists. He played this and some other things:


I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper – Hot Gossip & Sarah Brightman
Empire Stare Human - The Human League
Flash's Theme – Queen
Clouds Across The Moon - The Rah! Band
Spacer – Sheila B. Devotion
The Girl & The Robot – Röyksopp
The Things That Dreams Are Made Of - The Human League
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Motorway To Roswell – Pixies
This Used To Be The Future - Pet Shop Boys featuring Phil Oakey
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Biology - Girls Aloud
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Earthquake - Little Boots
Hung Up - Madonna
Marvin - Marvin
The Black Hit Of Space - The Human League (Yes, I played a lot of Human League. Hmmm...)
Life On Mars – David Bowie
Woodpeckers From Space – Video Kids
Doctor Who (Disco Version) - Mankind

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's the end of a decade/in another ten years' time/who can say what we will find

Last night's NYE at the Vauxhall Griffin was very enjoyable. The Griffin's John and I shared the DJing. The theme was the hits of the '00s. Here's what I played. (Erm, they were almost all hits).

9:30pm until midnight
Pure Shores – All Saints
Has It Come To This? – The Streets
The Fear – Lily Allen
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve (Extended Version) - Johnny Boy
The Masses Against The Classes – Manic Street Preachers (This was the first new number one of the decade)
Don't Upset The Rhythm – The Noisettes
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
The Show - Girls Aloud
Valerie – Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
Poor Leno – Royksopp
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
Freak Like Me – Sugababes
One Word - Kelly Osbourne
Pure & Simple – Hear'Say
Out Of Your Mind – True Steppers & Dane Bowers featuring Victoria Beckham
In For The Kill – La Roux
Crying At The Discotheque - Alcazar
Sorry (Pet Shop Boys Remix edit) – Madonna
Toxic - Britney Spears
Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
Sound Of The Underground - Girls Aloud
We Are Your Friends - Justice vs Simian
Independent Women Part 1 - Destiny's Child
Milkshake - Kelis
Hot & Cold - Katy Perry
Human - The Killers
First Of The Gang To Die - Morrissey
Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
Being Nobody – Richard X vs Liberty X
Overload - Sugababes
Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches
Jus' A Rascal - Dizzee Rascal
Zero - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Promise - Girls Aloud
She Wolf - Shakira
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole

Then it was time for the bongs, and a bit of an Auld Lang Syne sing song, then John took over, after I played:
Hung Up - Madonna

I returned for the last half an hour or so and played:
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Crazy Boys - Rachel Stevens
Bulletproof - La Roux
Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome
Up (Wideboys Remix) - The Saturdays
Kids - Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue
Just Dance - Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis
Stomp - Steps
Wow - Kylie Minogue
Dare - Gorillaz
Love Etc - Pet Shop Boys
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Finally, we departed from the Noughties theme to finish with:
Happy New Year - Abba