Sunday, 20 June 2010

Here comes the sun...

Here comes the sun, du dn du du. The ice is long gone, the smiles plastered all over the faces. Vitamin D coursing through their veins, who could even contemplate feeling s.a.d. with that beautiful big ol’ ball of hydrogen and helium burning brightly in the sky? Little wonder that everyone from the Aztecs to the Beatles have sung its praises; it is, after all, well worth worshipping. Tonight is the eve of the Summer Solstice, the day when the great life-giver hangs out with us for longest, and isn’t that cause for celebration? It certainly is, and a lucky few can take part in this modern midsummer merry-making. Intoxicated by cosmic rays, you can drink for free, take part in a massive acoustic jam and even get married if the moment so moves you. And I say, it’s alright…

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Heavy. Sick. Dope. Fresh...

Heavy. Sick. Dope. Fresh. Just a smattering of some of the adjectives I’ll be using to describe the Urban Nerds DMC DJ Championship 2010 London Heats. I may even throw in a ‘phat’ for good measure; keep an eye out, now. For, Urban Nerds have been bringing dope beats to London’s streets for three years and counting, and this weekend promises to be a benchmark in bass-heavy block-rocking. Not only does it feature fresh talent serving up tip top turntabilism - in the (hip-)hope of representing LDN in the UK DMC championship - but you know it’s some heavy ravin’ when Urban Nerds' Rattus and Klose 1 are in the house. The warehouse, as it happens; how about holding the whole thing in the super sick Scrutton Street Studios? Now that’s phat…

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

We, erm, won?

Perhaps it was something to do with the warm glow of mutual appreciation still smouldering in the hearts of Clegg and Cameron, but when they woke up on the morning after their great union was formed, they did something unexpectedly, well, nice. They did something the previous government wouldn’t, or couldn’t, and said balls to big business by scrapping the third runway at Heathrow. Cut to cartoon critters cheering, angry men in suits shaking their fists and confused looking hippies; not least because the Greenpeace Architecture Competition, to find a design worthy of occupying the site, has now been rendered slightly redundant. Not that they’re in any way bothered, they won after all, and an exhibition of all the entries is going ahead as planned. So you can still see what might have been, but thanks – weirdly enough - to Cleggeron, never will…

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