Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Through Being Cool this Saturday @ The Orwell N1

Through being cool? Yeah, I think so.

Join Euan and Sioux-Elin this Saturday night for
the first installment of Through Being Cool at The
lovely Orwell on Essex Rd.

Tuneage? Rawk, soul, 60s pop, electro, indie and
a whole lot more. Stroll down Essex Rd, away
from the glut of bars near Islington, relax on the
comfy couches with a drink, then dance the night
away. Free entry!

See you there punkrockers....

Through Being Cool
Saturday Dec 3
9pm - 2am
@ The Orwell
382 Essex Rd
N1 3PF

(oh, and it's an early birfday bash for me too!)

Monday, November 28, 2005

New night at The Orwell, Islington

Right. The plans to take over the world Major Leaguer style continue in earnest, with a new night at The Orwell in Islington being the latest step. I'll be spinning tunes this Saturday with the lovely Sioux-Elin (Catch, George & Dragon), and would love to say 'hi' to y'all and buy you a pint. Or we could nip down to the local Sainsbury's and swig a bottle of Babycham instead. Either's good for me. Tunes? Rawk, indie-schmindie, electro, garage (the good garage that is), soul and anything else I can drag from the record bag. Come along!

Major Leaguer & Sioux-Elin @ The Orwell
9pm - 2am
Saturday 3rd December
382 Essex Road
N1 3PF

Sunday, November 27, 2005

R.I.P. Mr Miyagi

First George Best, now Pat Morita. Sigh....

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Rest? Bah. It's for the wicked.

In the last 24 hrs I've....
* played some records
* got some sleep
* worked
* listened to Low's Christmas album twenty times, and not got bored yet
* conversed about the life of George Best with countless numbers of old men (Sample dialogue 'Well, if Pele says he was the best who am I to argue?'
* fell asleep on the bus home
* ate homemade soup (Roasted Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chickpea.....mmmmm!)
* watched Bedazzled (the original, not the trash remake with Brendan Fraser and Liz Hurley!)
* zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...oh, sorry, I'm all tuckered out!

Major Leaguer @ Defectors Weld highlights

Feist - Inside & Out (Pearson and Usher Elektronische Dub)
Whitey - Non Stop
Schwab - DJs In A Row (Tom Middleton remix)
The Rapture - Sister Saviour (DFA vocal mix)
Death From Above 1979 - Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT remix)
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice remix)
The Knife - You Take My Breath Away (Mylo remix)
Punks Jump Up feat. The Beepettes - Be You (Beep Beep) (love those backing vocals!)
The Futureheads - Area
AC/DC - Back In Black

Friday, November 25, 2005

Defectors Weld this Friday (25/11)

Just to let y'all know I'm spinning rekkids way out in Shepherds Bush on Friday at the lurvely Defectors Weld. Belgian beer and damn fine tunes. Not a bad start to the weekend....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The 'Love From Above'....

So, quite a bit's happened in my blogging absence. Here's a re-cap of the higlights....

* Purchased my first pair of Adidas kicks since I was 12. Gotta love the Trimm Trabbs. Speaking of the Three Stripes, check this blog out.

* I love American mail-order. Check out the new Death From Above 1979 remix CD 'Romance Bloody Romance' featuring the likes of Erol Alkan, Josh Homme, Fred Falke & Alan Braxe, and Justice reworking the Canadian duo's ace debut. Sonic bliss.

* American indie week. Last Thursday it was Of Montreal (just lovely), tonight it's Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. But do we need another Talking Heads?

* Everything's turned Green & Gold, and it's all thanks to John Safran (what?)...

* Life's really a rollercoaster isn't it?

* Hey, it's only this many days until Christmas. Have you got your copy of Low's Christmas EP yet? And if not, why not? Tsk tsk...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Yes. Yes. Yes. See you in Germany!







This week had been pretty damn good before today. Now, it's simply brilliant. Thanks Guus. If only Johnny had been there...

Friday, November 11, 2005

That nervous feeling every four years....

A brief holiday from Major Leaguer activities, but in the meantime I have one thing to say......C'MON SOCCEROOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Bah humbug!

'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. No shit Bing. Walking around the West End was pretty hellish yesterday and, considering it was only the first weekend in November, it's going to get much worse in December. I'm going to buy my pressies early this year so I can spend my rare moments of free time -

a) staggering to and from Christmas drinks
b) recuperating from said Christmas drinks
c) wallowing in my own muck
d) robbing pharmacies of bird flu drugs to best prepare for the winter onslaught. Trust me people, I'm sure bird flu was predicted in the Bible somewhere. Yeah, in the back, between some psalms I think. Fine then, don't believe me.

* Am jockeying some discs at Bar Vinyl in Camden this Monday. You might hear a couple of these in amongst the poorly mixed mess...

The Presets - Girl And The Sea (Cut Copy remix)
White Enemy - White Enemy
The Rapture - Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Isolee In-My-Bee remix)
Hardrock Striker - Control (In Flagranti Disco Punk mix)
Four Tet feat. Percee P - A Joy
Chromeo - Needy Girl (Bloc Party's High School Prom remix)
Radio 4 - Start A Fire (Justin Robertson's Revtone Instrumental mix)
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler (ok, now that's just being silly)

* Plug one - Drowned In Sound is up and running again this week after a re-launch. Nautical is definitely in this season.

* Plug two - November means it's issue 10 of

* Plugs One and Two (from De La Soul) were at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon this week performing with Gorillaz. But weren't Gorillaz also performing in Machester at the same time?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A good mixtape to put you in the right mood

Props to Protein Feed who stumbled upon this gem of a memorial site to a plethora of C-90 goodness. How many of these blank beauties have you used?

Major Leaguer mixtape (2/10/05)

The Kills - Good Ones (Tiga Remix)
Black Dice - Smiling Off (Luomo Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Too Much Love (Rub'n'Tug Mix)
Skoud - Saker
DJ Shadow - The Number Song (Cut Chemist Party Mix)
Jurassic 5 - Red Hot
Ghostface - Easy
Cat Power - The Greatest (click to get this track free from Matador!)
Hugh Montenegro - Too High
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave Of Blood
My Morning Jacket - It Beats For You
Sufjan Stevens - What Goes On
New Pornographers - Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
Foreign Exchange - Foreign Exchange End Theme