After the virus has gone

pumpkings-and-juniorIt’s been a fair few weeks since any work’s been done in the weeds garden due to that nasty virus doing the rounds but to help to get us in the mood here’s a pic of a couple of pumpkins.

Thanks to the good folks at Shannon’s where we got the pumpkin plant from and also a big thanks to the rodent who was caught in the darlek compost bin. It was seeing the retreating large back end of the rodent that made us decide to put all the decaying waste into a compost trench (more on that episode here) and buy said plant to plonk on top of it as pumpkins do love a bit of rich soil.

On the left is the fruit of our labours weighing in at a nice 4.8kg and to the left and from an very close associate of weeds (from her gardening club at school) a nice smaller variety at 2kg. It’s great this gardening lark isn’t it? We can’t wait to get back out there!

And while we’re here here’s a tune that’s nothing to do with Pumpkins.

Big up the ‘bonnet!

Big shout to Craig from Mungo’s Hi Fi/Scotch Bonnet Records who pointed us in the direction of the chart they did for the excellent dubstore records out of Japan earlier this month. And what a chart it is, there’s some brilliant stuff on this selection.

It includes some corkers, from bass bonkers from Von D, some very very nice modern skanking business from Squarewave/Sukh Knight (what a tune!), some goodies from the Scotch Bonnet label themselves (including Prince Fatty’s The Model!), a nice Wailing Souls on Jammy’s and a whole lot more.

This is a mix to be cranked up loud when you’re getting over a nasty virus (and dreaming of being able to go out and tidy that garden) and one to blow those bad germs away to infinity! Cheers to Craig and all at Mungo’s/Scotch Bonnet and keep up the good work with those cracking tunes!

1. Sir Spyro – Topper Top – Deep Medi Musik

2. Parly B, Danny T, Tradesman – Galang Riddim – Scotch Bonnet Records

3. Stalawa – Music with a Message – Foreign Mind Records

4. Von D, Egoless – Analog Sound / Bubble Beat – Scrub a dub

5. Squarewave and Sukh Knight – Way Of Life – Moonshine Recordings

6. Prince Fatty – The Model – Scotch Bonnet Records

7. Cornell Campbell – Nothing Don’t Come Easy – Jammys / Dub Store Records

8. Wailing Souls – Move On – Jammys / Dub Store Records

9. Michael Prophet – The Copa Come – Techniques/Dub Store Records

Big tune

Big shout to the Mungo’s Hi Fi camp again for this tune by The Hempolics – Love to sing as heard on The Rt Hon David Rodigan’s show last week and are the last few words at the end really “A bad man don’t use ketchup”? We do hope so!

The tune means a lot here as it’s based on possibly one of the first ever reggae tunes we can remember here at weeds, the great Clint Eastwood by Lee Perry. The original has a spoken intro that had us wondering at the time, from which planet does this record originate from?

And thanks again to the great upsetter.smokeyroom.net website a wonderful resource for all things Lee Perry (here) for another tune on the Clint Eastwood rhythm.

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smiley-and-me-poster

Thanks to our good mate Fliss for letting us know of this great event coming up in Wimbledon in a couple of weeks time. It’s free if you book in advance and it looks a great night. MC Asher Senator is launching his new book “Smiley and Me” and talking over some tunes too. A good night out in a library!