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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Photos by Charlotte Whewell

Hey yo!

Sorry I haven’t been speaking to you on this beautiful frontpage for a few days. I HAVE been updating the Blob Blog (go see, there be jewels), but I haven’t been able to find the time to compose myself enough to hit this section in the appropriate manner. It has been a flurry of activity. Weddings, babies, and the inevitable opposite. You’ll never walk alone. Life is beautiful and tragic all day every day.

What did I learn? I learned that toddlers love glove puppets, and they love bananas, and if you combine the two, you have Child Entertainment DYNAMITE. But we all knew that already, right?

I went to a wedding, where I saw the bride belly dancing, and her groom swinging flaming dog leads around his head. What a family they will make. They laid on fire lanterns for us to ignite, and I got mine off first! I am really good at fire. It proudly lead a whole pack of the wondrous things on their journey across London. Oh, to be in a balloon! Yeah, that’s gonna be ace.

Anyway. Aside from all that sort of thing I have been Working. I stayed up all last night working on my remix of Si Cranstoun’s awesome Dynamo. My remix takes shit back to school. Si and Iron Braydz are in the building right now re-vocalling my new beat. Braidz was telling me about how RZA showed his how to use an MPC. That is serious annecdotage right there. RZA told me a little about Mathematics, but I wish to Baby Jesus and all the orphans he’d showed me how to use an MPC. Imagine! Oh my DAYS!

Braidz also just did a track with Sean Price and M1 from dead prez. I can’t wait to hear that shit.

Anyway. I am really enjoying making this thing. My beat is nuts and Braidz verse is off the deli counter. Check the OG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFsFs7bnjw

Now, think of the vibe I bought to remixes like Bare Necessities and The Joint. YES IT IS THAT KIND OF DOPE!

Elsewhere, I am starting to get really excited/nervous about ATD24, which kicks off at 3am on June 23rd. As previously announced, I will be recording my next mixtape in 24 hours, and broadcasting the whole process LIVE. We are now $84.59 away from our target of $298 to buy the Ustream Pro thing so we can broadcast with multiple cameras in HD and do transitions and shit and make it a flipping SHOW! EDIT: Bloody VAT! We need an extra 17.5%! BLAST!

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OK! Back to the lab. I might update this text with something else when I get a second, I feel it is missing something. Aside from all that, holla at me with your thoughts about what you’d like to see on ATD24. I’m gonna try and encapsulate the whole ATD Mixtape experience in 24 hours. What’s an ATD mixtape mean to you? What do you wanna see the behind-the-scenes of? What’s gotta be on there?

Let me know!

Peace and love brothers and sisters!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHDMHfs3yd4

This drop is dedicated to Great Uncle Derreck, may he Rest In Awesome. He really and truly was Great, and I feel honoured to have hung out with him and shared in the generous bounty of his cigarettes, and his memories.

— Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Lady Charlotte Whewell took some photos of me out in Victoria Park last weekend. I just had to send some over to the good people at Sun On The Sand, and I was uploading them to my Flickr, when the one you can see up there struck me as being a thing of great wonder, that was in desperate need of a fitting caption.

So, have at ye: Caption Contest! Leave your caption in the comments. The best one will be decided by a crack team of experts, including ME, Blonde Jeremy, and Charlotte Whewell.

Winner gets a homemade copy of ATD20 on CD. Made at home! With a printer! And some glue! And some pens! Whoo!

We’ll be deciding the name of the cartoon strip on Wednesday, by the way, during the All New Weekly Doncast, from 5pm GMT.

Have you in the Blob Blog watching Bill O’Reilley and Jon Stewart, by the way? Get in there! And if your appetite for Yank Politic Sensationalism has been whetted, they got a decent photo of Sarah Palin’s crib notes on her palm. I did that at the Gonzales gig, you know. That’s why I didn’t wear the white Gloves he gave me. Truefax. I ain’t ashamed.

— Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

“I must have been to about 500 gigs over my life so far.  Last night ranks up there as one of the best ever (if not the). Thanks for the opportunity.”
Paul Schofield, June 22nd, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive Thank You You Rule Dot Com to everyone who helped to make last night’s show at The Natural History Museum the awesome thing it was. My excellent band – Joey, James, Jon, Ginge, Amy, and musical director and bass maestro BJ. Charlotte, Nonny and Rachel for invaluable costume assistance, amongst many, many other things. Laura and all at The Natural History Museum for providing an otherworldly venue, fine wine and nibbles, and some truly excellent and professional sound and light folks. And an especially gargantuan thank you goes out to all you that came and made us so welcome. Friends old, recent and new, who danced and sang and behaved in a wonderfully appropriate manner and didn’t break anything. Shout out to Alice Gun and her crew, who played beautiful music and were lovely people, and didn’t throw a tantrum when they came offstage and there wasn’t any wine left.

Speaking of which, if anyone had any strange experiences with my saxophonist, and dear old friend Damian “Ginge” Cook, please bear in mind that he’d flown in straight from Malta, had slept an hour and a half, and mistook the wine for beer, and chugged it accordingly.

So, our new friend Anna Madeline wrote some generous words about the show over here. And, as you can see above, the beautiful Lady Whewell took some awesome photos. If you, too, took some awesome (or rubbish) photos, please send them in so we add them to the gallery. atd at akirathedon dot com. PAX!

— Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

— Saturday, May 9th, 2009