Help me make it through the day

To keep us sane at work today we listened to a couple of episodes of this brilliant series (originally from 2011) which feature some great tunes and some great DJ anecdotes. In episode 1 the inventor of the 12″ single and the extended mix Tom Moulton mentions David Rodriguez one night going on the mike while DJing at the Limelight and telling the crowd he was in a bad mood and that they all should leave the club, brilliant! All episodes are here and are well worth listening to! And to end here’s two classic mixes from the great Tom Moulton!

And talking of beans…

A legume related classic originally on Tamla Motown, a double tune and a half (a cover of another Motown artist Valentino) first heard on a Larry Levan Paradise Garage cassette obtained in the early 90’s from our good mate Mark Platts…

Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way (Better Days Mix)

Larry Levan’s Paradise Cabbage

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Pulled up this beauty Sunday afternoon after walking past it a few times this week trying to think of what to have with it! Sausage and Mash was the choice in the end. This is the first time I’ve really had a decent Cabbage as the plants usually get eaten earlier on or bolt. These were started as seed in the spring and I stuck them in and forgot about them and as you can see they look half decent. Success!

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Everything is looking good in the garden (okay things are a few weeks late), apart from the runner beans are terrible and god knows what’s happening to my blackberry bush, it was looking great with lots of berries on it now it’s turning yellow, it’s not lack of water as I’ve been giving it a nightly hose. Help! Any ideas?

Also a big up to Paul W for sending us this article. You can sell some courgettes to your neighbours but don’t let the taxman find out our he’ll nick your strawberries as payment!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jul/26/making-money-allotment-gardeners