December 2006
Saturday, December 30th, 2006

People! This is what me and my folks are doing New Year’s Eve!

Come on down! mail for cut pice guest list!

PS – i left my hone at my old man’s so ring me you cannot.

Here be info! (I didn’t write it)



AKIRA THE DON (the hero of indie/grime crossover)

IAIN BAKER (XFM) – Breaks/Mash-ups/Indie stuff/Bashment

BUGSY DON (Zulu Nation) – Performing one of the hot new tracks from the
forthcoming PLANET PEOPLE ft:AFRIKA BAMBAATAA Album & a track done with Andy
from the Freestylers.

EBONY BONES – http://www.myspace.com/ebonybones

SOULCYDE – www.soulcyde.com

TWEESTER HI-FI – Mash-up Mixt-up masters

ZULU – operation funk – the planet’s funkiest B-Boy Dj

D-Junsei & Zulu King Troy – Planet People / Zulu Nation

Plus:: freestylin’ BraSs players (sax/flute)

Make a day of it, in the afternoon there’s the Planet-Hop
Dance-Off, with many of the UK’s best breakers & poppers.

Dresscode:::::: ‘intergalactic’…be out there & freaky!!
(its New Years so your style better be wild!!)

3pm – 7pm – NYE day DANCE-OFF
7pm – 4am – NYE evening PARTY

at The Live bar
41- 42 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8

BOOK NOW, very limited ticket availability: £19 (+ booking fee)
ticketweb line: 0870 0600 100 or www.ticketweb.co.uk


— Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

“Honey, look, I’m a monster don, I do monster things
That’s why I put your ass under my arm”

Ghostface – Back Like That

Ho ho ho innit.

Hey, I had a GREAT CHRISTMAS! And it aint over. Not till that fat chick does My Way.

I done been chilling with my old man. I done hung out with a BABY. Babies are so awesome.

My spider sense is awesome. I wish it wasn’t sometimes. Shit goes, “BZZZING!” I’m all like, nah. Check it out hough, and it’s real.

One day I’m a be as wise as Ghost you know.

I wonder if I’ll still drink whiskey then.

Hey, check it:

“Sanity is a state in which our component selves love and trust each other and are prepared to let each other assume control as circumstances demand.”

Real talk!

I wish I could remember who said it.

Are you sane?

Dumb ass question to be asking this time of day. Or not.

“Just a minute – just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You’re right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I’ll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was – why, in the twenty-five years since he and Uncle Billy started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn’t that right, Uncle Billy? He didn’t save enough money to send Harry to school, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what’s wrong with that? Why – here, you’re all businessmen here. Doesn’t it make them better citizens? Doesn’t it make them better customers? You – you said – what’d you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken down that they… Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about… they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn’t think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they’re cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you’ll ever be.”
George Bailey – It’s A Wonderful Life

— Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Ho ho ho, peoples. I hope you are all having a lovely day. I am in Rugby with my old man and his fine lady. We have eaten fine foods, opened fine presents (I got a paperback of V For Vendetta, usefull, as my copy got nicked – and a Thundercats T Shirt), and played the Q DVD quiz. Which I won. Twice.

Peace to James Brown. I’ll hand over to Mothboy for the respects:

Unbelievable , The creator of modern music has died aged 73.. without him , No
HipHop , No dance music , no groove or funk in music.. 1960’s was a time when
music became more rigis , white and traditional , James Brown came along and
transformed it all .. big large beats , huge amounts of energy .. everything
music wasnt at the time. The man was still dancing onstage to his end , making
feets of audiences lose control .. No James Brown , no funky drummer beat.
Total genius total total genius

RIP James

Simon Mothboy – >>>>

— Monday, December 25th, 2006

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Adam Walton writes:

“Bore da, AtD — you’re the only artist to have more than one piece of music in my best of 2006, 3hr mix – broadcast on BBC Radio Wales, Christmas Eve 10pm – 1am.

In a year of great achievements, this has to top the lot, no?

A big and beautiful diolch yn fawr for the always intriguing and never less than compelling music. And for the OB in May and the interview in Wrexham.

Happy Christmas!”


— Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

You know what that is?

That, my friends, is a snowflake. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see another snowflake, under increasing magnification.

In the middle, is a photo of a hurricane, over the South Pole of Saturn.

As my friend Mika Jeremy would say, “so beautiful!

When, on ‘We Are Not Alone’, I say, “Every little girl has got the galaxy inside her,” I mean it literally, as well as figuratively.

Oh, and this email just came in:

Season’s greetings Mr the Don,

Just a short note to let you know Oh What a Glorious Thing finished 7th on the Pure Song of the Year poll, thanks largely to the milions and millions of Akira the Don fans who voted on the web site. The Fratellis, Muse and Arctic Monekys were all left in your illustrious shadow.

You can listen to the programme [and see the full list] here. There is a little LISTEN AGAIN box in the top left corner, click on that, click on Pure and you’re away.

I gave All I Want for Christmas a spin last week, then heard it on Huw Stevens show on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Sounded excellent alongisde Tall Pony and the Bobby McGees.

Merry Christmas and as us Scots say “Lang may yer lums reek” in the New Year.


Cheers to you all! Let us hope there is not a number two next!

— Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

This just in from the gig tonight’s promoter:

hi mate,

bad news about tonight, 333 has been shut down, they’ve been served some closure notice, the reason i’m telling you so late is that i’ve only just found out myself, they were in court this morning trying to get it reversed. obviously it’s way to late to get another venue so thats it… all i can say is sorry.

So there you go. We are at a loose end now. Weak!

— Friday, December 22nd, 2006