Mr Russell Brand

Who'd have Adam and Eve'd it? Check this out... the man is right on it, in what he says, and mirrors what so many of us feel...

27 October 2013

Office Tea Party

 An office chart that for the end of the Tea Party. To be played in the background while the facades and faces melt.

Blackpool Late Eighties Holden

Fall of Another Year Can

Killing Days Traxman

Brighter Dayz Dj Rashad

Glare Lil Silva

Japan Traxman

Ti prego amami(film version) Ennio Morricone

Rannoch Dawn Holden

5 October 2013


This photo of the Earth was taken by Voyager 1 in February, 1990. The spacecraft was 3.7 billion miles away from Earth.

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilisation, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme" leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner , how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."

Carl Sagan.

20 August 2013

The Sounds of South Africa on 6

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be approached by one of my favourite radio stations to make a series of programmes. 

On Sunday 28th July between 4pm and 6pm I'll be presenting the Sounds of South Africa on BBC 6 Music. It's a programme all about South African music with a bit of politics thrown in. 

As Global Ambassador of the Children's Radio Foundation I've recently travelled round South Africa a bit and I've heard a load of fantastic music. I'll be playing some of my favourites in between some clips as produced by the Children's Radio Foundation. 

There's also an interview with Jeremy Vine about his time in South Africa as the BBC correspondent. It was fun to be on the other side of the microphone, asking the questions for a change.  

Have a look at if you haven't already.

24 July 2013

office chart , if theres a heaven then..

Here we are folks whilst packing some snacks and bowler hat..

West of Western _Serengeti Kenny Dennis LP

Jonny Ra Ha  _Owiny Sigoma Band

Renata (Daphni Remix) _Holden

Oryx _The Knife 

Bass Bully  _Elmore Judd

Too Doggone  Funky _Fracture & Neptune      

Uritual _Boards of Canada

Inter-City 125 _HoldenThe Inheritors

Never  _Koreless

Dazeitlak Dezzelli (I Signal, You Deny) _Omar Souleyman

peace, love and no more Tory crap

27 June 2013

Sunday Drift Office Chart

greetings fellow smurfs.. 

MMM (Errorsmith & Fiedel)   Casio Dub

Mark Ernestus    Mark Ernestus Meets BBC

The Knife               A Tooth For An Eye

Omar Souleyman             Kaset Hanzal (Drinking From The Glass Of Bitterness)

Fracture & Neptune         Clissold (Machinedrum VIP rmx)

MMM (Errorsmith & Fiedel)  Que Barbaro

Ahmad Al Kosem   Love Is Not A Joke 

26 May 2013