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No Hate in 08

shenanigans on the left, mittins on the right, on a particularly happy day.

The Magic Cauldron has taken a very long break in recent times, since the birth of Shenanigans little twins and the introduction of strawberry margaritas just around the corner from Mittins house. About a year ago The Magic Cauldron began on Fleet FM, and so it seems right that now we must say farewell to this blog, as a new blog prepares itself for reading.

The new blog by Mittins will be even less informative and more fiction based, with daily drawings, animations, fairy tales and more ! I hope you will find it. But Mittins says, it might not be your cup of tea :/

mittin

Thanks for visiting us in 07. This blog will stay here, but it won’t be updated anymore.

Your pals and confidants,

Mittins & Shenanigans x

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say hello to my little friend(s)

it’s been a very happy week indeed, dear and patient readers. as the good mittins mentioned (and she is good, she gifted us with the most beautiful bouquet of flowers you could imagine..!), there are two new shenanigrams scuttling round the place now, with last week’s arrival of my beautiful daughters. yes, two of the cheeky monkeys! which is apt, cos the make lots of number twos.. needless to say the are simply delightful creaures, with all the best bits of me (charm, wit and ninja sharp haggling abilities) and all the best bits of their mummy (lovely eyesies and pretty noses and unrefined sugars and exotic spices).. look below, you will see. the top one is asha lily, born two minutes before her identical big little sister, arabella (grace). sigh. arent they lovely? i’m one happy shenanigans alright, and full of love for these offspring of mine. i can tell, i haven’t shoplifted for ages!

asha lily & arabella

so, yesterdays cauldron i was all a-solo, and decided to dedicate it to my new fave girls! you will note lots of wise and beautiful tunes that i wish had been played to me when i was an infant. lots have wisdom and some just sheer beauty. maybe next week i will have another show for them, why not?! you can listen to the broadgramme here, and if you cast your glance downwards, you will see the tracklisty listy..

 

  • skies are for flying – Conan & the mockasins
  • ruby tuesday – los checkmates
  • come to daddy – the dillenger escape plan (aphex twin cover)
  • johnny b goode – peter tosh
  • illegal gunshot – the ragga twins
  • johnny b goode – peter tosh
  • let your light shine on me – abbot lighthouse choice
  • lean on me – beth orton & terry callier
  • here comes the sun – nina simone
  • don’t let me be misunderstood – santa esmeralda
  • somebody to love – the ramones
  • i got to love somebody’s baby – judy clay
  • somebody’s gonna love you – alice russel feat. Quantic soul orchestra
  • somebody to love – al wilson
  • goin’ up yonder – walter hawkins
  • beautiful babies – plant life
  • jesus wants me for a sunbeam – the vaselines
  • miss my lion – scout niblett
  • california soul – marvin gaye & tammi terrell
  • after the laughter comes tears – wendy rene

lots of love and hugs

daddygans, asha lily & arabella

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Twins !

Tuesday 6 November was one of the most special days in Cauldron History.

Papa Shenanigans !

Shenanigans !

Here is what Mittons played on Mondays show. Thanks to everybady who texted in, called in, sent emails, and bought me coffee !

Somebody Come and Play – The Sesame Street Kids

Advice For Young Mothers To Be – The Veils

Sleep Little Baby – Threebrain

ABC-DEF-GHI – Big Bird – Sesame Street

Teach The Children – Eric B & Rakim

Take The Fruit – People Under The Stairs

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Is This Love? – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Lee & Tyler Sargent are twins!)

The Breeders

No Aloha – The Breeders (Kim & Kelley Deal are twins!)

Tegan & Sara

The Con – Tegan & Sara (Tegan & Sara are twins!)

Fetus Trackstar – Threebrain

Mum, I Love You – Leighton Smith – Happy Mothers Day 45″

Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins

Handle With Care – Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins (Chandra & Leigh Watson are twins!)

I’m Here For Your Daughter – The Desert Sessions

Daddy’s Baby – Cody Chesnutt

ABC (for kids) – Threebrain

I Want My Baby – Voom

Ooh Child – Nina Simone

All Aboard The Munch Bus – Munch Bunch

Thompson Twins

Hold Me Now – General Store (cover of the Thompson Twins song)

The Watson Twins

I Summon You – The Watson Twins

Love Child – Diana Ross & The Supremes

I’ve Got 2 – Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch plus everybody including Mr Hooper

I also played some other songs but I had so much on my mind I forget :/

What a wonderful day !

Aunt Mitties x

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xanadu (take two after meals)

Gosh. golly gosh. It has been, like, forever since i have posted anything. So, how have you been? Oh, good good.. me? Oh i’m bearing up, all things considered.. you know how it is..

anyway, let us cut to the chase. me and mittins made a radio show yesterday and it was a rather grand occasion. We played these rather lovely tunes and gossed and gassed until we could no more.. and i promised i would post! and look.. here i am, posting..

before i post the playlist tho, may i suggest that NZ based musicologists weave and wend their weary way to the record collectors fair this weekend? it’ll be spinning Saturday November 3rd and will take place at 1 McDonald St, Morningside. be there or be a squire!

record fair

 

  • It’s not me babe – Johnny cash
  • poison ivy – the rolling story
  • love is like a butterfly – dolly pardon
  • space children – labelle
  • fool country – olivia newton john
  • he hit me (it felt like a kiss)- the crystals
  • jeremiah 1 – scribe
  • knockin’ boots – candyman
  • lidl – afrikan boy
  • rawhide – frankie laine
  • the rhinohead [pilooski edit] – von sudenfed
  • careless whisper – the gossip
  • we used to be friends – the dandy warhols
  • headlines – the spice girls
  • no diggety – the klaxons
  • say it again – scribe feat. tyra hammond
  • turn it up – opensouls
  • while my guitar gently weeps – the wu tang clan

love and hugs

shenanigans!

 

 

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Convoy !

 

Convoy is Back !

Fleet FM, home to The Magic Cauldron, has announced the next Convoy ! Friday 9 November at Space Bar !

The last two Convoys have been super rad goodys, forreals. Mittins & Shenanigans ran the back bar at Space and got to be in charge of alcohol and money ! And then at the last Convoy, Shenanigans got to be on the door – and people were forced to engage with him ! Forced ! Oh, plus at Space Bar we found a wallet, a passport, and some prescription lenses. We will bring them to this Convoy. Sorry if you haven’t been able to leave the country in the meantime. Or buy anything, or see anything :/

So who is playing at the Convoy ?

Disasteradio

 

Tommy Ill

 

Teen Wolf

 

DHDFDS

 

Surf City

 

T Bones

 

Moron Says What

 

The Randoms

 

Mr. Hayday

 

Mean St

 

Benka Borodovsky Bordello Band

 

Golden Axe

 

and more :O

Convoy is only $10 and it raises the money that keeps Fleet FM on air. Presales will be at Real Groovy Records as of next week ! Get in early ! There is also going to be karaoke with special guests :O and for the bargain-hunter in you, prepare to pay only ten dollars for three beers ! yes, you heard right, but with your eyes – ten dollars for three bottles of beer ! you will get lots of kisses at the convoy with these prices !

Get ready for good times, and tell us you are coming to the convoy ! It may be the best thing that ever happened to you.

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Return of Mitton.

mitties

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

shenanigans

 

***TMC UPDATE***

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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