Friday, May 29, 2009

Dodgy acapella from General Base on the Partyzone

This was such a funny moment. I had forgotten about it until my friend Tavi from the Eurodance blog sent me the link.

We (the Partzone team) were never too keen on many of these studio/eurodance acts & asking them to sing live during a Partyzone interview was one way to find out if they were actually able to sing. This woman-obviously- couldn't. It was an awful acapella. And what we found the funniest, was her producer (who was sitting next to her on the sofa) sticking his finger in his ear as she sang. Plus the dodgy acapella rap....priceless!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This is why I need a crew!

Last weekend was the Soulbeach festival in Aruba and we got treated to some great performances by Estelle, Jamie Foxx, Common, Robin Thicke, Etana and Wayne Bradie. I am not much a soul/R&B fan, but I still had a lovely time on the beach.

Estelle was great. She has an amazing voice and is such a lovely and funny London girl! I was chatting with her backstage and was just so gutted that I had no camera team with me, we could have done such a nice interview! All I had was my sister's Blackberry, so I decided to- at least- take our picture. Funny though, I had no idea how to do that. Estelle had to set it up for me. I am so useless with all forms of technology. See? That's why I need a crew!

I also didn't realize until later that you can make voice-recordings on a Blackberry. I got a quick ident from Robin Thicke and a few lovely rants from Common, but I messed them up too! Only the Robin Thicke one got recorded. See? I told you. I'm crap with technology/buttons, etc.

By the way, Robin Thicke was brilliant too. Incredible voice, only it's a bit weird to see him bump and grind and fake orgasms on stage, without making fun of himself in some shape or form. If he was having a laugh with it, he'd be able to get away with it (ala Robbie Williams), but now it just looked rediculous. Shame!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Great! An old MTV's Most Wanted moment!!!

The funny thing is, I can't remember this for the life of me. I do remember being on Most Wanted occasionally with Ray Cokes, but this particular incidence I completely forgot (together with about 90% of my MTV years...)

Great to watch back though. And I think what shines through is that Ray and I have always gotten on so well. And then there is the mention of playing truth of dare with Steve Blame. I remember sitting under a blanket in a park in Berlin after a particular heavy night out with Steve Blame and playing truth or dare. The truths that would come out of Steve Blame's mouth always trumped everyone else's. The guy is a shocker! (in the good sense of the word)

Oh....I just's the 14th of May. Steve Blame is performing with a punk band tonight somewhere in Germany. I tell you, that man never ceases to amaze me. He's such a lovely oddball. Blow up the soundsystem Steve!!!! I'm thinking of you....

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

James Hyman/Quentin Tarantino mashup movie trailer

Anyone who ever listened to my radioshow will know that I love mashups. And that love was ignited many years ago by James Hyman's old mashups on the Partyzone, called the Partyzone mega-mixes. He since released several brilliant mashup albums and has become a music consultant on many movies, including the Guy Ritchie movies. Here's a video version of his Quentin Tarantino mix-CD (please note...this is not approapriate viewing for young kids)