Thursday, May 11th, 2017 11:12 am
DJ traumahound and I were asked to DJ for Karen's 40th birthday party this weekend. We were downstairs at The Astronomer on Middlesex Street, which has undergone rather a change since it was the Shooting Star (final resting place of Club Vagabonds) - they've completely re-arranged everything, and added some rather fine booths around the walls (with separate power points and individual dimmer switches - fancy!). Hooked our decks into the venue's built-in speakers, dimmed the lights, and set to ...

Early sets were intentionally a bit mellower, as people were still arriving, getting food, etc, but later we both had people accusing us of trying to kill them (with a combination of requests, birthday girl picks, and our usual taste), and it seemed like a general success. (With a notable moment when it took one guest six minutes to recognise that we were playing his band's song. And he's the singer.)

1900-2000 - Landmine
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
The Imagined Village - England Half English vs John Barleycorn
Cellar Door - Bad Lands
Unwoman - Goodbye Horses
Jon Boden - Beating The Bounds
Sieben - Build You A Song
The Wet Spots - Texas Annie
Alixandrea Corvyn - Alice (Underground)
Professor Elemental - Cup Of Brown Joy [Tea Bag remix]
Chris TT & The Hoodrats - Bury Me With A Scarab
Barry Adamson - Come Hell Or High Water
Thea Gilmore feat. Joan As Policewoman - This Girl Is Taking Bets
The Courtesans - Venus In Furs
Apollo 440 - Don't Fear The Reaper
The King Blues - The Future's Not What It Used To Be

2000-2100 traumahound
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Up Jumped The Devil REQUEST
Philip Jeays - Ed Is At The Ritz REQUEST
Desperate Journalist - Resolution
Interpol - Slow Hands
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Add N to (X) - Metal Fingers In My Body
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Killing Joke - Kings And Queens
The Cure - In Between Days
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
The Birthday Massacre - Looking Glass REQUEST
Curve - Fait Accompli REQUEST
Public Service Broadcasting - Go! REQUEST

2100-2200 Landmine
Cake - The Distance
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
Tom Robinson Band - Grey Cortina
The Damned - Grimly Fiendish
The Mission - Love Me Two Times
Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel
June Tabor w/ Oysterband - All Tomorrow's Parties
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
The Jam - Going Underground
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot
The Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
Daisy Chainsaw - Love Your Money
Transvision Vamp - I Don't Want Your Money
A plus D - Standing In The Way Of Connection [The Gossip vs Elastica]

2200-2300 traumahound
KANGA - Vital Signs
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Mesh - Trust You REQUEST
Manuskript - No Reprise
RevCo - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls - You Suck
Cubanate - Oxyacetylene [Brutalism]
Front 242 - Headhunter v1.0
Nine Inch Nails - Heresy
Laibach - Tanz Mit Laibach
Pop Will Eat Itself - Ich Bin Ein Auslander REQUEST
Filter & The Crystal Method - (Can't You) Trip Like I Do
She Wants Revenge - Written In Blood

2300-2400 Landmine
Shriekback - Nemesis
The Bolshoi - Books On The Bonfire
The Cramps - The Way I Walk
Screaming Banshee Aircrew - Hello Mr Hyde
Rome Burns - Rebecca Eureka
Rhombus - Timeless And Elegant
Killing Miranda - Discoteque Necronomicon
The Young Gods - Skinflowers
The Neon Judgement - Chinese Black
The Memepunks - Slimelight 2000
The Last Dance - Dead Man's Party
Terrorvision - Oblivion
Carter USM - 24 Minutes From Tulse Hill
New Model Army - Vagabonds
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick

0000-0040 traumahound
Manic Street Preachers - Faster
Placebo - Nancy Boy [Sex mix]
Type O Negative - My Girlfriend's Girlfriend
Barry Adamson - Jazz Devil
seeming - Goodnight London REQUEST
Kraftwerk - The Robots
Empathy Test - Losing Touch
Edge Of Dawn - Lucid Dreams
NO!R - The Chauffeur
Carter USM - Sheriff Fatman REQUEST

Oysterband - Put Out The Lights


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