Saturday, January 26, 2008
One Hundred Project : Neil Clarke
What is on your stereo at the moment?
My KumoBlog mix to see how it holds up against the others! Not being a professional record changer like.
3 records that changed your life. Why?
1/ The Jam-Going Underground 1980
First single I'd pestered mother for all week leading up to it's release that it had to be the double pack what does she get the standard that's when I sussed that there is more to this vinyl lark then looks.
2/The Specials-Ghost Town 1981
First 12" I ever bought and still own it, sounded like nothing I had head before spooky spectral soundtrack to Britains worst riots not that i realised at 10 years old to me it just sounded good!
3/Farley Jackmaster Funk with Darryl Pandy-Love Can't Turn Around 1986
Seeing bigboy Darryl kicking off his shoes and rolling around the floor on Top of The Pops made me sit up and take notice what the fuck was this all about? What's this thing called HOUSE that they are bleating on about? where can I get this stuff? They were the questions on my mind. It all became clear two years later. See for yourself here.
What are you looking forward to?
Star Trek to see Simon Pegg as Scottie
What couldn’t you live without? Why?
Money and music!
Most memorable gig?
The Who Leeds Uni 17/06/06
One of the worlds biggest rock bands (Yes I know there is only two of em left but at least they are dying in the right order) in a small venue I'd always avoided watching them as I had an image in my head of them and didn't think they would be able to live up but boy was I wrong.
Here's their set list:
Who Are You
I Can't Explain
Wire & Glass Mini Opera
-Pick Up The Peace
-We've Got A Hit
-They Made My Dreams Come True
Baba O' Riley
Let's See Action
Behind Blue Eyes
Cry If You Want
See Me Feel Me
Listening To You
Won't Get Fooled Again
Who/what are your influences?
Star Wars I try to live my life by its secret code
What is the best and worst thing about the city that you live in?
That it's so Compact and Bijou plus it's seems to be one of a few towns that intend on keeping vinyl alive at least that's how it seems with the amount of punters that say, "There ain't nothing like this where i come from!" often followed by an Ecky Thump!
Given the accelerated pace of modern culture, what are we due a revival in?
Football hooliganism and rioting
Larry David. There are no more heroes when you get to my age, only cynics and Larry is king cynic.
Is there anything else that you feel that we should know?
Maybe but I can keep a secret...
Clampdown Records for Kumo mix
DEADBEATS-FUNKY FOR YOU
BOARDS OF CANADA-AQUARIUS
KEIRON PHELAN & DAVID SHEPARD-THEME FROM CARDINAL MENTHOL
JW MEDIA-NO EXIT
EVIL EYE-HOLIDAY DU ZOMBI
ART OF NOISE-BEAT BOX
PUCCIO ROELENS-SWITCH OFF
MORNING KIDS-FREE LOVE
SUZY Q-GET UP AND DO IT AGAIN
SORCERER-SURFING AT MIDNIGHT
JAKI LIEBEZIET-NEON MAN
Download the mix here.
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