Last weekend I uploaded some Steroid Abuse flyers and my old fanzine Ded Yampy from many moons ago to the blog so they’re up on the web for prosperity. Have a butchers at “Fanzines, flyers and flymo’s” and also the updated “The man and his music”. Roll on the good weather so I can get out in the garden or the next posts will feature the contents of my loft!
Lion Babe – Treat me like fire
Here’s a piece of lovely R&B tuneage been put through the lo-fi filter. An excellent tune played to death on Gilles P’s show. Lovely!
I saw a council worker giving a lawn it’s first cut of the year on Friday. Alright, it was tipping it down and he was wearing a balaclava, thick wooly gloves, a cossack’s hat and had a big coat on but he was cutting grass all the same. I reckon spring has nearly sprung!
The other day I was chatting to a maintenance chap at work who told us a great tip, he uses empty containers from office water fountain as cloches. All he does is saws the bottom (the wider end) off and then sticks them over his tomatoes and potatoes thus giving them an early start. How good is that?
Now if you are sensitive to plant container-abuse please look away now.
The above is a very shocking example, the smart looking container in the NCP car park in Covent Garden which was looking well neglected anyway now has some plastic plants hoofed in it. How crap is that? Gardeners in that area if you have some spare plants free, you know where you can stick a few. Plastic fantastic? I don’t think so!
Now finally on a brighter note, is news of an excellent seed offer passed onto us by our good mate Paul Walker (nice one Paul!). A herb or salad leaf seed bundle for £2, brilliant. In the salad leaf bundle you get 14 packs of seeds, growing bag and book and in the herb and vegetable one, 11 packs with the bag and book. The herb one has a few different varieties of Basil including Lemon, Lime, Sweet Genovese and Cinnamon. Looks well worth it! Click here for the offer. I think you can have one of each per household. Big up the spring and cheap seeds!
Mock & Toof – Walking The Streets (Legowelt rmx)
Here’s a bonkers little number played on the Rob Da Bank show last weekend. A nice bit of deep squelchy breakage with hints of the mighty Depth Charge. A tune, I reckon!
There’s a brill offer at Shannon’s Garden Centre in Forest Hill at the moment, they’re doing five herb plants for a fiver, that’s good isn’t it? It’s a great place, well stocked and the staff are always eager to help.
I was around there as soon as I found out about the offer and for my fiver I got a Mint (I needed some leaves for a kebab recipe that afternoon and there was none in our garden, far too cold!), Coriander, Lavender, Rosemary and the very odd Tree Onion (aka Egyptian Onion.) If you’re around the Forest Hill locality and want to take up the offer click here for the form to claim your herbal discount!
Here’s an old tune that came to mind out the blue this morning, a lovely number from the late great Hortense Ellis (sister of Alton Ellis another reggae great) “Unexpected Places”. I thought this was written by Jose Feliciano but turns out it was penned by Kim “Dickie Davies Eye’s” Carnes. Well I never! (Said in a husky female Rod Stewart type voice.)