"Watchin' Soul Train on a Friday night..."
Well, the 2007 Manchester Blog Awards were hosted at Matt & Phreds on Wednesday night and a fun do it was. You can find out who won what here, but I'd just like to say that they all deserved it and Kate from The Manchizzle deserves recognition for organising the whole thing and displaying the patience of a saint throughout.
Jon from Black Country Grammar and I supplied the background music throughout the night, in a kind of one-on/one-off stylee, striking a balance between stone-cold funk and scuzzy rock 'n' roll to act as a contrast to the live jazz that followed the awards. I'd post a setlist but neither of us were keeping track. If you were there however, you would have heard the likes of Golden Earring, Roy Ayers, The Trammps, The Sonics, The Dirtbombs, The Greenhornes, American Gypsy, Rjd2, Muddy Waters, War and quite a bit more. Here are a couple of old favourites that I dusted off for the event...
The Dirtbombs - I'm Through With White Girls (mp3)
Jonathan Fire*Eater - Station Coffee (mp3)
As you can see from the above flyer (or maybe you can't as the print's a bit on the small side), I'm DJing at Purple Sweat at Common in the Northern Quarter on November 2nd. It would be great to see plenty of familiar and new faces down there, so come along and show your support, come over and say hello/shoot evil glances at me from across the bar, anything as long as you enjoy yourselves appropriately and responsibly. It'll be a disco-heavy set, methinks and here's something that just might get an airing...
David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (mp3)
Enough shameless promotion for now. Check back tomorrow (Monday) for something rather exciting. No really, it is!
P.S. The photo from the awards is from here. If you squint, you can just about make out Rachael from The Console, not that I'm trying to embarrass her or nothing...