Monday, February 27, 2006

One of my highlights of the year so far...

Was dropping this little nugget on Friday night, at a friends birthday party...
I have NEVER, seen a crowd go so completely doolally, it was the biggest buzz i've had DJ-ing for years: trust me, you need this one.

Go on.....

...See if you can watch this clip without welling up: I certainly can't.
Today's listening revelation? That somewhere out there, there's an equal opposite match for any record ever made - you just have to find them and match them up. Today's discovery? That "Over The Hill" from "Solid Air" by John Martyn is the exact twin of "In Spite Of Me" by Morphine, but from the opposite direction. Come the journey home, I'm listening to them back to back......

Saturday, February 18, 2006


The whole myspace thing is actually rather fascinating: I'm up to about 60 friends so far..Lots of bands too, and I've been pointed in the direction of some great stuff as well already. Right, I'm off out to discover how Brighton has changed in my absence (we got a new Tesco-w00t!)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


A beer in my hand, the new Delays album on itunes. Saw Jez earlier, which is always good. It's been a little hectic since I got back from Goa, there's a feeling of suddenly assimilating oneself into a faster paced life, catching up with music, gossip and events. London is twinkling silently outside the window, a Hammersmith and City tube scuttling off to Shepherds Bush station, people huddled around bus stops, the night gently closing in.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Well, here's the view I had for a great prportion of my holiday in Goa...... Posted by Picasa

My breakfast every day was a variation on this theme: that's vegetable sambar, idli, uned (local bread), coconut chutney and mango juice... Posted by Picasa

Cow, chilling out on Anjuna beach..... Posted by Picasa

This is the stray cat that hung around the hotel, cadging food from the guests.... Posted by Picasa

At cola beach, I rose early (about 7.30) and went to swim in the freshwater lake around the headland you can see in the background of this photo. On my way back, this boat was getting ready to land and drop off its catch. The ramponkar (fisherman) had left the previous night and had been fishing all through the night. He looked exhausted and could hardly stand, let alone move the boat. So, I gave him a hand and we dragged the boat 40 feet up the sand until it rested here. If you look under the hull, you can see the wooden slats which we used to place under the boat as we gradually ease it up the beach hanging on to the outrigger on the side... Posted by Picasa

How's that for fresh fish? Posted by Picasa

That's the sun setting on cola beach; it was miles from anywhere, we were the only people for miles...just out of shot: ice cold bottle of Arlem beer :) Posted by Picasa

This is a mountain of chillies at Mapsa Market, the market was insane, about a million people, all of them trying to sell something....if it hadn't have been for the glasses of ice cold sugar cane juice, i'd have gone mad.... Posted by Picasa

Here's a companion photo to the one of the pebbles on Brighton beach *points down* These are shells on coco beach, just outside candolim... Posted by Picasa

Elephant mobile on sale at Anjuna flea market... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The only way to avoid Delhi belly? to eat curry CONSTANTLY :)
I'm eating it three times a day, and I feel fine (though I probably smell a bit funny)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Here I am in Goa.....

It's hot, sunny and sweaty (at least, it is in the internet cafe where i'm posting this from...)
Coolest thing about candolim (where I am) so far?
This is the view from the beach.
Oh, and the other thing....when shopping at Anjuna market yesterday, a lovely indian lady implored me to inspect the goods on her stall by saying (in perfect estuary english) "C'mon, 'ave a butchers!"
Right, back to the beach. More soon.