Monday, April 25, 2005
INTERPOL @ Razzmatazz, BCN
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Feria de Abril in Barcelona
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Misnoma at New York Club
The club afterwards was kicking too - lots of vintage funk, jazz and bit of rhythm & blues. Nice venue as well although I was told that it did used to be a very seedy dive.
Big Birthday Night Out
Feeling the burn this morning after Big Birthday Night Out yesterday,
we had a fairly sizeable crew out for Gilles Peterson at Barcelona's finest 110 year old dance hall La Paloma. Very good fun it was as well - Gilles was kicking it up with a pretty mainstream dance type set (he even played the Chemical Brothers), but it worked for me - dropped a couple of nice latin tunes, including a very long batacuda monster, which I sometimes play in a set myself and had a pretty good MC in Earl Zinger who injected just the right amount of energy without over-egging the pudding. I think everybody had a good time - so it was pretty much like last year's birthday event, when we all came down to see Richard Dorfmeister, once you've found a good thing, then stick with it - that's going to be my new motto. So same time same place next year.
Cafe Paris at 6.00am though, waiting for the doors to open and joining the scrum at the bar to get bocadillos, patatas bravas and coffee - never seen anything like it - total mayhem. You'd have thought that the crowd were going to rip the doors of just to get at those jamon y queso sandwiches with the fried egg on top. Mmmm just fancy another one of those right now.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Very Nearly Got Shafted
Phew! I very nearly got shafted yesterday and just figured out what happened at the last moment. I've been having this ongoing correspondence with Paypal regarding switching my trading account from Australia to Spain, which was proving to be a little tricky. All this malarkey with closing one account and opening a new one, then all of a sudden in the middle of all this I get an email purporting to come from Paypal asking me to click through what looked like a legitimate link and verify my account details - so I click through and enter my Visa Card information, new bank details etc.
Then I send an email to the person at Paypal I had been dealing with explaining what I had done with my account, and he writes back to say that they had not sent that request for verification - it was a hoax, a con, a swindle some bastards had caught me with. So immediately I had to call up Visa and cancel my card and consequently have to wait another ten / twelve days for a new card and pin number.
Great, so now I'm stuffed and unable to access any cash for a days on end. Can't believe that I was dumb enough to fall for that one. Now when i read the email again, there is one glaringly obvious spelling mistake and clicking through to the bogus webpage I realise that you can click through without even entering your name & password. So I'm pretty angry with myself as you can imagine - had to vent my anger by sending another form through filled with "Motherfuckers, hope you all die of cancer" and other endearments.
So there's a lesson to be learned for us all - don't be a dumbass! Luckily I managed to shut down my credit card before they had done any shopping with it.
DJ Q-BERT at Sala Apolo, Barcelona
My one complaint - not against Q-Bert but all the people at the show in front of me, with an ocean of technology waving in the air. Now I've been know to take one or two photos during a gig BUT to stand there for the whole show with a video camera, digital or a Blackberry stuck up in the air - just recording the entire 60 minutes, is there really a point to it? How many times would you want to watch that? How about DANCING instead?
Monday, April 11, 2005
Big Birthday Night Out - The Official Fixture
Next week is my birthday, and it would be great if you could come along and join the official celebration, in what is turning out to be an almost exact replication of last year, hurrah!
Saturday, 16th April 2005
PRE-MATCH WARM UP; 11:00pm
Calle de Joaquin Costa
El Raval, Barcelona
An hour or so in this beautiful old Barcelona tavern, to get rid of pre-match jitters, then when everybody is finely tuned it's off to:
Calle el Tigre
El Raval, Barcelona
Admission: 10 euros
Not only is La Paloma the finest dance hall in Barcelona, but tonight from around 2.30am it features the awesome talents of the UK's GILLES PETERSON on the decks. So without a doubt it should be an rocking night out...
So here's hoping that you can make it along, any problem email or call me on +34.6371.02596
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