Monthly Archives: September 2007

Bright Grey Video !

The Phoenix Foundation have just released the music video for Bright Grey, the first single from their upcoming album ‘Happy Endings’. The music video has been directed by Taika Waititi, the very same director of ‘Eagle vs Shark’, the soundtrack of which features Phoenix Foundation songs !

The radio statrons are playing this song alot and alot. When I first heard it I said I didn’t know if i likes it. Now it has grown on me and I do like it ! Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh.

But now, I aint know if i likes the video ! Oh Mittins.

The Phoenix Foundation 

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Hot In Herre Video

Hi everybady, it’s me Mittons, keeping the cauldron burning on the daily :O

I wish that all rhymed :/

Well everybady, today I found out there is a music video for Jenny Owen Youngs cover of ‘Hot In Herre’ !

‘Hot In Herre’ Directed by Josh Forbes

Jenny Owen Youngs has recently released her album ‘Batten The Hatches’. I seen it at the record store but I don’t go there much nowadays, too many prices.

mittin the hatches !

visit jenny

Oh also here is anotter picture of her so you can calculate her sex appeal and let it dictate how much time and money you will spend on her !

jenny owen mitties

okay then!

Mitties x

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Inappropriate News.

it is mittins here, with something to tell everybady. Tina Yothers has given birth, to a baby.


yes this yothers !

some of you may have read my review of yothers self help book ‘being your best: a guide for girls’.

it would be foolish to downplay the impact this book has had on my life. from my hair to down there. if it had not been for this book my phone manner would be poorly, and i would have matched polkadots with stripes :/ i would never have learned how to maintain.

if you ever want to be your best, this is the book to show you how.

being your best !

regardless of the above, must tina yothers give birth, to a baby? is it appropriate?

i do not think so !



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Good Things and Bad Things for Monday.

lovely snail who is cuddly

Good Things I Did :

I saw a snail on our front steps and moved her to the side so she aint get hurt.

Bad Things I Did :

I took money from the kitchen table, and the other table also :/




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Mittins She Wrote.

to mittins, with love, angela x

Yesterday I played on the radio all by myself. Shenanigans had to go get the sex change ! Here is what I played :

Murder She Wrote Theme Song – John Addison II
Bees – The Hungry Eyes
I Missed The Bus – Kriss Kross
Don’t Say Nuthin – The Roots
Boyz (Diplo Remix) – M.I.A (feat. Battles & Akon)
Clan in the Front – Wu Tang Clan
Got Ur Self A Gun – Nas
Love is Strange – Mickey & Sylvia
The World Has Turned And Left Me Here – Weezer
Is There A Ghost – Band of Horses
Gimme More – Britney Spears
When No One Cares – Junior Boys
What You Know About That – T.I.
Hold On, Hold On – Neko Case
Flo Me La – Nina Simone
Urban Maori – 4 Corners
Babylon Burning The Ghetto – Lethal Bizzle
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos – Public Enemy
Georgia.. Bush – Lil Wayne
Horse Winning Without Rider – Phelps & Munro
Race: In – Battles
Xanadu – Olivia Newton-John
A Little Respect – Erasure
Breed – Nirvana
I Know We’ll Forget – Connan & The Mockasins


p.s. you can listen to the above show here if you like !


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hugging it out

they say it is better to be late than never. i’m not so sure. for example i’d prefer to never go to my own funeral than be late for it. but there you go. this is a playlist that has been in the draft folders for ages. last thursday (20th sept oh7), jazzrod, mittins and me, shananigans, went to the fleet studio and brought all our favorite music storage devices, including CDs, cassettes and records. and for two hours we played, danced and drank some fine beers. and then we drank some heinekens! and there was some very good hugging going on too. we even had a three way hug! i for one had never indulged in such an activity, but had read all about it on the tinternet and now know what all the hype is about. so, here you can listen and below is the belated playlist..

pink cow

  • cherchez la ghost – ghostface killah

  • the jam – krs one feat. shabba ranks

  • let the rhythm hit them – erik b & rakim

  • atlas – battles

  • running up that road [ashley beedle rmx] – kate bush

  • chris chana – wagon christ

  • the watcher – dr dre

  • turf dancing – dj shadow feat. animaniacs

  • vybz cartel

  • twin peaks fire walk with me – fantomas

  • passion for fashion – we smoke fags

  • making you all mine – clor

  • tonto – battles

  • poor innocent boys – cazals

  • all is full of love – death cab for cutie

  • floorplan – tegan & sara

  • us placers – crs

  • young, gifted and black – the gaylads

  • second migration – king kapisi

  • check on it – beyonce samuel remix

  • we dont exist – meat puppets

  • ain’t saying my goo – er.. dunno//

  • are u that somebody – the gossip


better late than never

p.s. hurrah for the mittins return!



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Bees by The Hungry Eyes !

Exclusive ! The Hungry Eyes have completed their debut video ‘Bees’ and given it str8 to The Magic Cauldron for urgent viewing !

Bees by The Hungry Eyes

Go to The Hungry Eyes at My Space to download Bees and also llisten to more songs!




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Return of Mitton.


Hallo friand. It is me, Mitton. Remember me? I have been busy.

Now I am here to begin our relationship again. I know it might not be easy, I have been absent from your lives for some time, and things have changed. We might not be the same people we once were.

Today as I drove down a very steep hill I spied with my eye a very old lady, carrying a bag of groceries, walking very slowly up the hill. Poor old lady I tought to myself. She is old, her legs are tired from a long life. My lovely car is built to drive old ladies like this one up the hill, so they don’t has to use their weary muscles and be sad about the war. As i got to the bottom of the hill I tought, Mitton, you have been very bad and naughty lately. Karma is all over you like red wine, waiting to stain your rotten life. Turn around and go and get that old lady. It could be the start of your new chapter of goodyness.

I did turn around, and also I turned my music down and made the passenger seat all pretty. The old lady had a plastic bag on her head, which is a safety hazard, but also it meant she was possibly a bit unususual. I didn’t care. I had to go trough with this. I was afraid of what the fates would do to me next if I didn’t do this one thing. I got outs of the car and began to follow her up the hill. It was very steep.

Just as I almost reached her, she turned the corner and began to walk down a different street. The street was little and had houses on it. My good thing to do had passed me by. I stood on the steep hill halfway up and halfway down and watched the old lady wander into suburbia. I wondar if she will be there next week, at the same time at the same place. I will have to arrive half an hour earlier and wait at the bottom of the hill.

Until then though, I need to think of more good things to do. I have been lucky my entire life to get away with all the bad things I do. I cannot sleep at night sometimes :/

Little Trouble Girl by Sonic Youth

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tee for one

it was a lonely cauldron this week; shenanigans stirring solo until quite weak. but there was a silver cloud on the horizon in the form of a great green hype machine tee-shirt, ordered ages ago from stalwarts the hype machine. when living in aotearoa it takes about three months for letters and spam to get here, cos not many ships pass by this way. but oh the joy is physical when such goodies arrive. it’s like christmas. and there was what proved to be a lovely hand written missive from the poster and packer in amoungst the parcel, something like: ‘dear shenanigans, thanks for the order. you rock. and we also hear great things about your radio show, keep up the good work and don’t let that mittins steal your thunder!‘ ahem.

my new tee

so to the show. yesterdays that is. many apols dear readers for the late registration (a ha!), and soarse postings in general but what with the multiple babies and the many public appearences mittins and i must make in this month makes it difficult to keep these pages so fresh and so clean. but we will soon return in fullness! in the meantime listen here for yesterdays show. despite being on me jack, it was a great show cos i loved the music and just love fleet! look below at the gem littered playlist:

  • someone to love – kaiyanji anandji
  • reanimation – blackalicious
  • the quickening – latyrx
  • resurrection – common (large prof mix)
  • driving me wild – common feat. Lily allen
  • homecoming – kanye west feat. chris martin
  • woman of the ghetto – hortense ellis
  • stepping out of babylon – michael rose
  • weapon conflict – sierre leone refugee all stars
  • king of the jungle – jah cure feat. Sizzla
  • john hardy – leadbelly
  • meri ankhon ko bakhshe hainaansoo – shahen shah
  • little boxes – regina spektor
  • business time [dj weekend’s team building reworking] – FOTC
  • ah ha – charlie ash
  • a cause des garcon – yelle
  • now you know – attica blues
  • stankina – adi sappir
  • trouble, heartaches & sadness – ann peebles
  • jesus is waiting – al green
  • children don’t get weary – booker t & the MGs
  • after the laughter comes tears – wendy rene
  • tearz – wu tang clan
  • baltimore oriole – lorez alexandra
  • the way we lived – wax tailor feat. Sharon jones
  • stay with me – sharon tandy

i heart rianna




thanks to lauren who alerted us to this great clip on yoo toobe.. some wee kiddies covering seven nation army.. cheers lauren, we love the white stripes and we love kids, but never in a million aeons would have imagined they would go together so well!



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nicing up tha riddim

it’s always a pleasure to take over the studio after TMC goodfriend GeorgeC. he leaves it so very tidy and often offers me a crafty beer.. a true gentleman in every sense of the word. and you just know he was brought up proper. also, it was george who introduced me, your 1 shenanigans, to the murkey world of FleetFM, for it was on his show ‘Nice Up Da Riddim’ that i cut my first radio teeth. and i’ve never looked back. especially not in anger. 5-7 onna thursday, you will find geo cranking out all manner of dub, reggae and chillness. you should defo check it out! so as it was in the begining, it is now. i looked after the fleet waves on me lonesome last night, and it was all good. especially when yr mittin rang in! well. i had a whole bunch of fresh tunes i’d scoured from the internet and had a merry time. you can listen here. et voila! le playlist:

brass monkey


  • momma momma – betty barney
  • work song – nina simone
  • soul rebel – bob marlel (afrodisiac sound system remix]
  • michael jackson – the mitchell brothers
  • country boy – charlie ace
  • rebel without a pause – public enemy
  • loose ends – sergio mendez feat. JT paroahe monch will i am
  • the way we lived – wax taylor wiv sharon jones
  • icky thunp – white stripes [hostage mix]
  • sirens coming- dizzy rascal [villa diamante]
  • asian bride magazine – jahcoozi
  • sweet dreams are made of these – vid kids
  • blisters on my brain – lo fi all stars [ david e sugar rmix]
  • straight to hell – the clash
  • paper planes – MIA feat bun b & rich boy
  • papua new guinea – future sound of london
  • malfunction – madlib
  • na leff me spliff – top cat
  • super sharp shooter – dj zinc
  • stronger- kanye west [a trak mx]
  • routine check – mitchell bros feat kano
  • forgot about dre – dre. [kraddy feckup]
  • stereotype – goldielocks
  • business time f.o.t.c. [dj weekends team building]
  • hey fuck u [glitchbitch RmX] – the beastie boys
  • 25 gun salute – gunshot
  • original nuttah – UK apache & Shy Fx
  • skream – dutch flowers [tempa]
  • rumble in the jungle ft. q tip & john forte

kia ora gc, kia ora

pie face

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