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Three on a Thursday #177


Summers here!

And just in time for Glasto as well, which to be fair descends into a Somme-like mire of cowshit and mud, complete with Trenchfoot and dodgy-food-van-related dysentery pretty much every other year.

Not that I’m jealous of those going.

Obviously.

Not even a little bit.

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Three on a Thursday #175


The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust hath the just’s umbrella .

Charles Bowen

Soggy out there isn’t it? And I’m off camping in it as well.

See you next week once I’ve dried out.

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Three on a Thursday #174


First camping session of the year done, followed by kids birthday parties and other craziness – I’m glad I’m back to listening to tunes tbh, it’s a lot less hectic!

If you like what I do here, then catch me playing at For The Love of Music over in Gloucester in July – many of the tunes I’ve pimped will no doubt be played there.

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Three on a Thursday #170


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Ah, it’s time to relax.  You know what that means.  A glass of wine, your favourite easy chair,  And of course, three tracks, on time for once, from your favourite beardy Bristol bloke. (Noooo, I’ve not been listening to The Offspring and reliving my youth whilst drinking wine. Much) Continue reading


Three on a Thursday #169


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Went to see good buddies of the blog, The Allergies, at their triumphant live gig at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Friday – an epic time was had by all, and afterwards, there was a proper spotter-fest at Cosies, with all sorts of oddities and rarities being spun by DJ Format, aided and abetted by local vinyl pusher and fount of all things record related, John  Stapleton. Some of these may, let’s face it, will, feature below.

Its rare when I’m at a gig and can’t recognise 50% of the tunes being played, or at least which samples the track is using, but the DJ Format set had me foxed, and was one of the best selected sets of eclectic beats and breaks I’ve heard in a very long time.

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Three on a Thursday #168


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Two in two weeks. Aren’t you lot lucky!

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Three on a Thursday #163


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Sometimes, digging up 3 tracks for you lot to feast your ears on is hard work – ploughing through screeds of derivative stale takes on the same old samples, dodging PRs who insist I’m going to love their latest alt-country star (I won’t), and avoiding EDM can chafe a touch.

 Compared to normal, this week’s been pretty easy. My tune-radar was finely honed and the following 3 stunners pretty much dropped into my lap this week. Result!

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