Monthly Archives: August 2007

another fine mess

jarrod & shenanigans

another 1 up at fleet last night with jarrod. this must be week shenanigans. thrice i say! and nice one to those listening onlines and via the radio waves. it seems again our timing was off with the recording tho, so you’re gonna have to take my words for it that it was a killer show. check out the fresh tunes:

  • love is the solution – jah cure
  • request line refix – skream/baby cham
  • shimmy (M vogel diskotech rmx) – dirty ol’ bastard
  • move your thing (small arms fya mix) – lo tek hifi
  • when you wasn’t famous (barman version) – The Streets
  • routine check – the mitchell brothers feat. kano & mike skinner
  • Bow E3 – Wiley
  • lidl – afrikan boy
  • tempa – verb t
  • the secret tune after galang [about 4 mins in] – M.I.A.
  • Stronger [a-track remix] – kanye west
  • justice – phantom
  • stand & deliver – the real heat
  • by my side – kasabian
  • it’s business time [dj weekend mix]– fright of the conchords
  • all the same price (featuring eats tapes) – unknowns to shenans
  • tits n acid – simian mobile disco
  • not over yet – the klaxons
  • can’t remember, but it was a golden nugget
  • Ain’t Hard – sharon & the dap dips
  • what a job – devin the dude feat snoop & andre 3000
  • so fresh, so clean – outkast
  • flavour of the month- black sheep
  • today – jefferson airplane
  • jazzanova – another new day

tha merry fooligan




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Phoenix Foundation, The !

One of Mitties favourite bands from the world is The Phoenix Foundation.

They are about to release their new album ‘Happy Ending’ and have posted the first single ‘Bright Grey’ on their myspace page !

I am listening to it now as I type. That is how fast I am at posting.

I am not sure what I think of this new song. It might take a while to grow on me.

In the between, look at this tour poster. Samuel Flynn Scott made an album all by himself and I liked it alot. Now he takes his wares all over. I would like to see this.

you can download one of his tunes on his myspace page.

he put it there to download so i am allowed, and so are you.

Good Bye,


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ra kuutia*

there is a wonderful fascination with the heavens in these blessed islands that really just rings my bell. last month/week/yesterday they made or are about to make south island’s magnificent lake tekapo nightskyscape the very first world heritage nightsky area place*. and a few years ago a working replica of stonehenge* was constructed in the wairarapa. it measures the passage of the stars and everything. imagine.. a new henge?! crivens, that must be like the first henge to have been built for like 5000 years! maybe. right on anyway, aotearoa, way to go!

stonehenge aotearoa

stonehenge aotearoa

and last night must have been a bloody good night to be an astormener in new ziland then, cos there was one of those earth sun moon conjunction things going on. an ecclair or something equally wonderful. it had people all across the country out in the cold open air, mouths agasp at the splendid sight to be seen:

la lunar

another bloody moon

well, with all this cosmic craftyness floating around is it any wonder you found yr man shenan up at fleetfleet? coincidence?. you tell me. either way 11 till 1pm on the fm today i took the wheels of steels and drove a rudeboy riddim right ‘roud the fleetosphere. here: you can listen for yourself.. and now, to a moon soaked playlist..

  • juen ko ku (chop ‘n’ quench) – fela ransome kuti & the africa 70
  • stamping ground – moondog
  • shine on harvest moon – leon redbone
  • everyone’s gone to the moon – nina simone
  • sometimes i feel like a motherless child – clarence smith
  • flip ya lid – nightmares on wax
  • after all [mad professor vocal mix] – horace andy
  • stick by me – john holt
  • moving outta babylon – johnnie clarke
  • agboju logun – shina williams & his african precussianists
  • moonlight sonata – fursaxa
  • lidl – afrikan boy [nice one pinglewood]
  • don’t talk – estelle
  • you think you’re right hot – the streets, kano et al
  • buss it up – kano feat. vybz cartel
  • welcome to the terrordome – pharoahe monche
  • paper planes – M.I.A
  • trees [spank rock reMix] – dr octagon
  • stronger [A Trak mixRe] – kanye west [once more, nods to pinglewood]
  • red moon – turing breaks (obviously)
  • toro mata – celia cruz & johnny pacheco
  • tristeza maleza – manu chao
  • red moon – clancey eccles & the dynamites
  • see a man’s face – prince moonie feat. horace andy
  • waking moon – jah wobble
  • babuji bbuji kya loge – dilraj
  • no diggety – blackstreet feat. doc dre
  • flow on [pete rock rEmix] – lords of the underground



*In Maori mythology our “man in the moon” is resolved into the woman in the moon, her name being Rona. The common view of an eclipse of the moon is that Rona, a malignant being, is attacking and destroying it. When the moon does not appear the twain are battling with each other, and so cannot be seen. After the combat the moon bathes in the waiora a Tane, and so returns to us again young and beautiful. Another version credits Maui with the part of moon-darkener.[*]


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Rich Rich Rich

I’m going to be rich rich rich ! Here is my ideas for being retired and sipping.

1. Make a restaurant that only sells day-old food. I call it the restaurant Yesterday. How does it work? Well, everyday I will go to other food places or if need be, the rubbish bins outside food places, and collect their left-over food. Or if Motar has cooked too much dinnar one night, I will take her left-over food. All of this food will be tasty and cost me notting, but I will sell it at my restaurant, to people who like old food.

You cannot tell me these peoeple do not exist, for I am one of them. Just the otter day I had a day old burger and it was tastier than it would have been brand new ! Also at the restaurant you can read yesterdays paper and drink flat pop.

yesterday menu copyrot mitties

2. I will make a new internet and sell it. It will be called ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Internet!’ = $$$

i cant blieve its not the internet copyrigt mitties

3. Skin Shoes.These are shoes that are modelled on the design of the human. The shoes will have several layers of ‘skin’ so when the outer skin gets dirty and scuffed, you peel it off to reveal the fresh as new layer underneath ! See ?

shoe skin copyrite mitton

Oh shit ! New new new !

4. Baby Land. This is like an amusement park you can go to if you cannot have babies. There is lots and lots of babies there for you to play with ! There is Crying-Town and Nappy-Village and Vomit-Swamp. The best part is the play area but instead of coloured plastic balls to play in, it is all babies. Ha ha ha okay maybe coloured plastic babies.


5. Ceiling-Everything. This is built around my lifestyle belief that everything is better in bed. Even as I type this I am in bed ! Dr Phil is on. A woman has hit her kids. Dr Phil says “it ends today”. That is all well and good Dr Phil, but wouldn’t it be a whole lot better if I could watch you on the ceiling? That way I don’t has to sit up or twist my neck. I can just lie back in bed and look skyward, to my ceiling televison. On the ceiling, there is a lot of room for things. I would also like to play computer solitaire on the ceiling. Las Vegas. And read my book, about Yoko Ono. Basically Ceiling-Everything will become the central console for my life, and yours too.


What do you think of my plans for being rich? How long do you think it will take before I can start maxing and chillaxing ?

M p 3 z

rich by the yeah yeah yeahs

the money will roll right in by mudhoney

dollar by MIA


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what do you dance?

hola! here is the playlist from today’s the magic cauldron event, as heard on fleet fm and here. mittins was away for most of the morning but rocked up at about 10.17ish, much to my sheer delight and joy and despite her illness and deepseated sadness for her mousey pal, friday. she is one of the good ‘uns. anyway, after yesterday’s manu chao post, yer one shenanigans was truly inspired to make today’s show all about the lovely music you find floating around from the many non-english speaking countries. saying that tho, i couldn’t resist chucking in a few english language nuggets of musical quality in there too, like that souls of mischief number. all killer no filler. right on right on..


  • lively up yourself [bombay dub orchestra remix] – bobby marley
  • on nous cache tout, on nous dit rien – jaques dutronc
  • senegal fast food – amandou & mariam feat. manu chao
  • ziba nguva (remember time) – oliver ‘tuku’ mtukudzi
  • amandrai – ali farka toure
  • africa – a k salim
  • welcome to tijuana – manu chao
  • maliu – telmary feat los van van e interactivo
  • face a la mer [massive attack rmx] – les negresses vertes
  • young, gifted & black – bob & marcia
  • oh carolina – folkes brothers
  • untitled – M.I.A. & cutty ranks [diplo rmx]
  • bad man – missy elliot feat. Vybz Cartel & M.I.A.
  • Mr Sandman [squeek e clean & Desert Eagles Club Classic] – Chordettes
  • cabfare – souls of mischief
  • johannesburg – gil scott-heron & brian jackson
  • les fleur – ramsey lewis
  • summertime – whirimako black [as sung in Te Reo]
  • oyfn veg – ami flammer moshe
  • doin it for brasil – barnaby weir
  • old greek song about love & death – mikis theodorakis
  • beat it – senor coconut
  • rainin in paradize – manu chao
  • panik panik – manu chao
  • bombero – thistin howl III
  • cockney flute [rusko remix] – caspa

mr apple head rainbow face

FYI: the name of this post is a west african greeting i heard about on the radio the other day. i think it is wonderful way to say hello! goodbye: shenanigrams*

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how now manu chao


hey, can you hear something? it’s like a whisper, nay, a murmuring.. in maybe six or seven languages, across four or five continents.. it is a buzz which is abuilding for thelong awaited long player La Radiolina from multi-lingual euro-uberfave Manu Chao. Pegged for release on the 4th September, La Radiolina [sung in French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese & English] will be chasing the success of Manu Chao’s previous studio efforts Clandistino (1998), Proxima Estacion: Esperanza (2001) & Sibérie m’était contéee (2004), as well as a critically acclaimed live album, all of which had heads nodding and fists pumping across La Monde. And if the few tunes that have leaked their way onto the internet are anything to go by, then it will certainly be as energetic and earnest as his earlier recordings.

LP cover

forgive yourself if you are unaware of Manu Chao and/or his music, but allow me then to inform you that outside of the english speaking world, Manu Chao is nothing if not a massive musical force. Furthermore, he is some sort of post-che posterboy for that whole anti-globalisation movement thing. The epitome of the global citizen, Chao (born in Paris to spanish parents, natch), is based in beautiful Barcelona, and frequents South America, throwing considerable support behind the Mexican Zapatistas between busking sessions in Columbia. Indeed, he is politically aware and socially awake to the extent that “at the Genoa G8 summit a few years ago, the Italian government asked Chao to represent the anti-globalisation protesters. []”

mc 54

more quotage: “Manu Chao is widely acknowledged as a pioneer of Latin alternative music, which he was making as early as the 1980s as the leader of Mano Negra. His music is multilingual and broadly multicultural, blending rock, reggae, punk, ska, found sounds, and more. (via manuspaz)’

mega city four

Phew indeed, eh? What with the impending release of this album and his current tour in the US, TMC is confidant we are about to see and hear alot more from your one Manu Chao. Enough then, i think you get the point. Readers: save up yer euros for this record, cos it will be a gem. and then you can say you heard it here first! in the meantime, get up to speed with these EMM PEE FREEs and regardez this, one of the three or four video floating around for the first siren drenched single off the new LP. this, the wee TMC favorite, ‘Rainin in Paradize’ is directed by Manu Chao & artist Jacek Wozniak.




mr big fish

***ciao for now***

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pretend mouseses

Today at work a little baby mouse was found under a desk.

It was so so little that nobady was afraid of it.

One person said “Bite it’s head off !” Another person made it a house out of some fabric. Another person knitted it a jumper, but was lying because it had no sleeves.

I took it home with me in a shoe box. Motar said “Mittins, don’t get too attached to it.” I said “I won’t Motar !” I called the baby mouse Friday.

My Sizzle said to me “Mittins, the baby mouse is diseased and it is so so little it needs its own motars milk. It might not survive.”

I said “I know Sizzle.” We fed the baby mouse Friday some bread and cheese and carrots.

My Papa said to me “Be careful Mittins.” I nodded okay Papa. I put the shoe box near the heater so it would keep warm.

Motar said to me “You know we will have to set him free in the morning Mittins.”

I said “Yes Motar.”

On Monday at work everybady will ask Mittins “Where is the baby mouse Friday? Is the baby mouse alright?”


Goodbye The Spice Girls


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