Archive for July 2010

I've got Beatles under my skin.   1 comment

I was gonna do a post the other day about how you know when you have a serious vinyl jones because the records find you rather than the other way round. Like, I’m here trying to get rid of shit on Discogs and meanwhile I have a column advancing from the edge of the room to the centre with a fucking evil cancerous logic. Today I innocently cycled round my brother’s for a chick pea curry and on the way I pass a skip in a driveway with a big pile of vinyl in front and I assume I’m the first of my kind on the scene because in amongst the Gerry Rafferty/Blues Brothers/Men Without Hats records are Let It Be, Sgt Peppers, The White Album, Abbey Road and The Beatles 1967-1970. I also got a nice vase.

Posted July 25, 2010 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Money Just A Fall Like Rain   3 comments

Had a bit of a reggae windfall this week. I’m getting used to the heartache of seeing a box of records lying about in Resale, falling upon them like Indiana Jones, but then being told they are still to be looked at and then never seeing them again. The other week there was a box of jazz treasures with a microwave sitting on top of a warping copy of A Love Supreme and all I could do was try to minimise the damage. Anyway, really fucking weirdly, or perhaps because of the recession/collapse of so-called Western Democracy, Resale Al saw me sideling about the aisles the other day and almost conspiratorially informed me that there was a box of records in the kitchen that I might want to have a look at. I’d actually seen them about 3 weeks previously but had given up all hope they’d appear in the shop. Anyway, nice seam of the black gold stuff:

D.J. Showdown – Johnny P, Tuffest, Bunny General
Treasure Isle Dub – Arthur “Duke” Reid
Umkhonti We Sizwe (Spear Of The Nation) – Prince Far I
Dub Classic – Rupie Edwards
Sons Of Thunder – Dr Alimantado
Crucial Reggae Driven By Sly & Robbie – Various
Dub Plate Special – Jah Woosh
Dub Me Crazy 7: The Adventures Of A Dub Sampler – Mad Professor
In The Mix – Dr Alimantado
Brass Rockers – Tommy McCook And Aggrovators, The
Dubwise – The Mighty Diamonds (no cover with this, unfortunately)
DubDisco Vol 2 – Bunny Wailer
Reminah Dub – Lee Perry
Straight Out The Jungle – Jungle Brothers
Haunting Ground – Bim Sherman
Sky Larking 12″ – Horace Andy
Rasta Fiesta 12″ – Sly Dunbar
Checking It Out 12″ – Sonia/Creation Rebel
Crucial Burial 12″ – Augustus Pablo
Call The Police 12″ – Ini Kamoze
Homeward Bound 12″ – Creation Stepper
Liquidator/Longshot Kick De Bucket 12″ – Harry J Allstars/The Pioneers

Fight prejudice.   2 comments

Some people assert that the Man From Uranus ouevre, being at least in part reliant on the artistic fiction of a cosmological backdrop, lacks some sort of philosophical weight. Personally I think this view is, quite frankly, spacist.


Posted July 23, 2010 by peteum2013 in man from uranus, pete um

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Pete Um speaks to Lektrogirl.   2 comments

Last night I went to meet The Brain (aka Pascal Puyo Puyo and Eva) in Camden. They were a bit late cos they had been hanging out with their pal Lektrogirl, whose first LP on Rephlex I once dubbed onto a cassette from Dans Mon Salon’s copy. I didn’t get to meet Emma but since the details of the rendevous got a little confused and we both have English as our first language I ended up having the following conversation with her on the phone:

(lots of street noise)
“Where are you?”
(lots of pub noise)
“Uh… we’re in The Elephant’s Head… it’s just back down Camden High Street. You should be able to see it from the Bridge. It’s opposite The Oxford Arms…”

Anyway, so there you are. I spoke to Lektrogirl. Here she is in action:


Posted July 21, 2010 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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