The Bomb !

Nathan from The Gossip

Nathan from The Gossip ! Live at Kings Arms Auckland 09.Dec.07

Last night I went to see The Gossip play live at The Kings Arms. I could not describe this experience to you completely. It was the most captivating concert I have been to this century. To be honest, I wonder if The Gossip cast a very powerful spell over me.

Hannah from The Gossip

Hannah from The Gossip ! Live at Kings Arms Auckland 09.Dec.07

From the opening performances by The Hories and then The Coolies, the people gathered at The Kings Arms were hype. It reminded Mitton of being at a childrens birthday party. All the faces I saw were wide eyed with anticipation. Girls everywhere was giggling. It was not because of too much lemonade either. By the time The Gossip took to the stage, you would have sworn there was a lolly scramble about to take place.

Beth from The Gossip

Beth from The Gossip ! Live at Kings Arms Auckland 09.Dec.07

Nathans guitar and Hannahs drum kit must be married in music-land. My hands are too little to play the guitar, but when my headache goes away I am going to become a drummer. I could never be tired of listening to them play and to think that there will soon be a new album with another evolution of their sound is super exciting for my ears, and for 2008 in music. I will always have time to drink some margaritas and dance to their sound, with or without a vocalist. But.

If ever there was a Pied Piper to lead these Auckland children from pretension, her name would be Beth Ditto. It has been a long time since I have seen an Auckland crowd lose their cool, but it happened before my very eyes, from the moment Beth Ditto began to sing. Her voice was heart-breaking ! Her energy was a million times that of Richard Simmons ! Her jokes was mad funny !

We should all grow up to be a little bit like Beth Ditto.

That night, I walked out of The Kings Arms with a full heart. I felt happy and sad. I felt like a little seed of energy had been placed inside of me to help me grow. But I also wanted a time machine, immediately. I wanted to see it all over again.

Later, I realised if I had a time machine, I could also do other things with it. Like my cousin said I could go and invest in IBM. Or I could go back in time and not watch Boys on the Side. I think my first stop in the time machine would still be The Kings Arms on that Sunday night. Thank you, The Gossip. I hope you come back soon. You can borrow my time machine, if I get one.

The Gossip Live in Liverpool

This morning on Fleet I struggled to play anything other than what I heard last night, but you can have a listen here and if nothing else, roll your eyes at my inability to articulate like a proper growns up. May I also recommend you go to your local record store and pick up the new release of The Gossip Live in Liverpool ! I have been listening to it today, and so far it does not compare to what I heard last night. Ha ha. If you snooze, then you lose.

Playlist.

Back in the Saddle – Gene Autry

Made U Look – Nas

The Bomb – L7

Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths

Are U That Somebody – The Gossip

Everything is Everything – Lauryn Hill

Rock Wit U – DJ Jazzy Jeff

Somethings Jumpin In Your Shirt – Malcolm McClaren

Go Fer Your Funk – Parliament

Yr Mangled Heart – The Gossip

Disco Peril – Kittyhawk

Motownphilly – Boyz II Men

Worst Comes To Worst – Dilated Peoples

Don’t You Pay Them No Mind – Nina Simone

Are U That Somebody – Aaliyah

Here I Come – The Roots

Careless Whisper – The Gossip

Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley

Mitties x x

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Sneaker Pimps !

sneaker pimps

Yes ! Mittins will be attending the above !

futura

Besides myself, legendary NYC artist Futura will be attending. Skilled in the art of art, Futura 2000 came up in the 1970s as a subway graff artist. Over the past few decades he has become renowned for his abstract approach to graff, as well as everything else he does 😮 Which includes, every now and then, designing a sneaker for Nike.

“I would rather be recognized as a productive individual, a parent and a professional. and not exploited with labels by those who choose to mininize and diminish. I’m not even comfortable with the term “artist” it just sounds so pretentious. damn. I hate that ball and chain around my leg; and I will never be defined by the opinions of others.”

– Futura 2000, saying something smart.

And now..

mittin dunks !

Behold, my own pair of Futura SBs ! AAAAh !

(this photo reminds me of how good they looked when they was new)

after partaay.

Oh and there is an after party ! Plus all kinds of competitions on the night – peep solejam.com for informatron.

Sew. If you are in Auckland, and have an appreciation for sneakies and art, or anything,

maybe you should ask your Motar if you can attend.

Mitties x

but what soos will i wear?

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Mittins Magical Blast !

dj mittins

Hallo. It is me – Mitton. I had a lot of fun this morning on Fleet FM.

1. I danced like Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block.

2. I clapped my hands and listened to Hobs sing The Smiths.

3. I met Fleet Kid and talked with Professor Santos about girls. He wants one, and I’m going to help him.

If you would like to listen to todays show click here ! And you can read with your eyes todays playlist, below.

Good Morning Starshine – Oliver

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now – The Smiths

Last Nite – The Strokes

Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley

Profile – The Usual Suspects

Those That’s Bout It – GZA & DJ Muggs

The Mask – Dangerdoom feat. Ghostface Killah

Here Comes The Hammer – MC Hammer

Round & Round – Hi-Tek feat. Jonell

Careless Whisper – The Gossip

Race: In – Battles

The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix

The Long & Winding Road – The Langley Schools Music Project

No Real Reality – Voom

Hangin’ Around – Anika Moa

Streets of Laredo – Marty Robbins

Awesome Feeling – Disasteradio

Big Time Sensuality – Bjork

Girl Talk – TLC

Get Back – P-Money feat. Con Psy & PNC

Where I’m From – Hi-Tek feat. Jinx Da Juvy

New Worship – Sebadoh

Daddy’s Home – Cliff Richard

Pompino’s Magical Blast – The DHDFDs

Drive – The Veils

Dancing In The Dark (live) – Tegan & Sara

Rawhide – Frankie Laine

Respiration – Black Star

Listen. If you would like to receive romantic love from Professor Santos, email me at themagiccauldron@gmail.com, or a leave a comment below. Professor is very handsome and romantic. He is passionate, he can cook and he wants a very large family, soon. Also, he never learned how to love himself, down there.

Mitties x

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Free Rice !

no no no

Hallo everybady, it is only me, Mitton.

I want to tell you about Free Rice !

It is not about freeing rice from a prison. Rice could escape, because it is little and can fit through the jail bars.

It is about giving rice for free to people in our world that are very hungry and need your help !

Oh and it is about playing a fun game while you are bored at work.

rice
You could not even put rice in handcuffs.

When you go to the site, you begin playing a word game. You has to choose what different words mean. Every correct answer donates 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world poverty. This may sound small but the game is very addictive and if you are like me you will end up donating thousands of grains of rice ! At the same time as being entertained and learning more big words to tell your doctor.

rice

 

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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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Headlines Video !

Stop what you doing right now. Go into your private room. Shut all the blinds. Turn off the lights. Get out a cloth and wipe your screen until it is shiny and clean.

It is The Spice Girls brand new video !

The Spice Girls reunion has given me a new lease on life. Thank you Spice Girls ! Thank you !

A few notes on each Spice Girl:

1. Baby Spice is all up in this song and video like she is the new leader of the group. This pleases me. Baby is so grownsed up it makes me want to run up a whole lot of stairs, taking two or three at a time in sheer enthusiasm.

2. Ginger has almost no top on. She knows she cannot compete in the boobs, so she is all about the stomach. I find it hard to comment on Ginger as I am still mid-way through her autobiography ‘If Only’. Ginger is so human to me right now !

3. Posh is the boobs. I was relieved to see the others let her sing some lines in the song. Imagine if Posh could sing really good? She would disrupt the entire balance of the group and this reunion wouldn’t be happening. So be thankful. You do your best Posh. You must be very exhausted.

4. Scary took the biggest back seat in this video, and it makes me like her more. I am glad you didn’t rock totally straight hair in this video Scary. That is not what Spice Girls is about. You need to give up the weed though Scary, all you did was lie on the floor in the whole clip laughing ! I almost expected to see you start snacking on a bag of potato crisps or a late-night kebab.

5. Things have changed for Sporty. She was not allowed to do high kicks or wear trackpants in this video. Also, over the past few years Sporty has become black clothed and fringe-wearing. Is she lonely? Something is troubling me about her. But I was very glad to see her signature face-to-side eyes-to-camera was still as powerful as it always was. There is something magical about Sporty, but I cannot help but wonder if Sporty is ready for this Spice Girls reunion.

Finally, I am hearing rumours about The Spice Girls coming to visit me in my home-land.

I have in the past stated that if this becomes true, I will clone myself one hundred times so I can fill the crowd with myself. I will also find a way to reach them and cry infront of them. That will be the original me though, not the clones. Afterwards I could sell the clones of myself on the internet !

I suppose we will wait and see how it goes. But my insides are happy just thinking about it.

Mitties x x

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