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  • Hf&s thurs oct 07: licorice soul records djing!

    Thursday October 07: Guest DJs: Licorice Soul Records.

    Hot, Funky & Sweaty
    Every Thursday, Salmon & Compass, 58 Penton St, Angel N1 9PZ 8pm – 2am. £2 (cheap&#33. More info: 020 7837 3891.

    Firstly, we regret to announce that we have had to cancel the Bob Bernard Trio for this week’s HF&S. However, guest DJ support from Licorice Soul Records is going ahead as planned – the show must go on!

    As some of you know, Licorice Soul reissued a blistering version of CominÂ’ Home Baby, performed by Bob Bernard and originally issued on a little known UK LP that was sold only from one restaurant. It turned out that 60 year-old Bob was still active as a jazz musician and so the idea for a HF&S date was born...

    Unfortunately though, HF&S suffered a quiet September. After all, we’re just a bar with limited capacity that’s open late. The Salmon isn’t perceived as particularly trendy and its location isn’t conducive to passing trade. This has its good points and bad points – at least the people who do show, do so for the right reasons, which makes for a great vibe!

    We donÂ’t charge much to get in because we feel it goes against the principle of spreading the good word of quality soul and funk, and the relatively small capacity restricts our budget considerably.

    This means that without support from funk & soul fans, running a weekly night with a high turnover of guest DJs and bands to keep things fresh can be very hard sometimes and this is one of those instances.

    We recently dropped out from all the listings plus the bar canÂ’t afford to extortionate prices for flyposting, and to top it all off, this week two nights with similar appeal are directly clashing with us.

    It all adds up to potentially bad news for Bob, should he have played this Thurs, so we cancelled. Hopefully when things pick up we can get him back.

    ItÂ’s not all bad news though! HF&S has a very strong two months ahead, starting with Keb Darge next week and The Boogaloo Investigators live the week after, with Brent Goodshell & Andy Noble from The Neapolitans guest DJing. ThereÂ’s a new PR woman on the case, her good work should be kicking in for KebÂ’s date, plus new A6 flyers are in the works, with dealers like Resolution Records kindly offering to pop them in all their mailers.

    So, back to this Thursday: Licorice Soul Records are, of course, the business! Their work over the last year has been as endless as it has been tireless - re-issuing plenty of lost treasures on 45, and loads more coming out before the year is done, including their 1st LP which  I think is now available. So far, every single release of theirs has sold out within weeks. Check out their website for more details and hopefully we’ll see you this Thurs!

  • #2
    Bah, but at least that makes it easier for us trying to cram two nights into one. Why don't Ed and Sie drum and play guitar along to your records Nick? Ed knows the drill - he'll be able to show you what's what.

    Looking forward to Thursday...
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.


    • #3
      Ed & Sie can drum and sing along, but only if I get to play evil music like Pazuzu, Dies Arae, Cosmogone and anything by The Free Design...


      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (Nick Cope @ Oct. 07 2004,10:21)]Ed & Sie can drum and sing along, but only if I get to play evil music like Pazuzu, Dies Arae, Cosmogone and anything by The Free Design...

        Now I am *definitely* up for that gig! Bring it on!!!
        You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.


        • #5
          Can you stop me from getting drunk Rich? I have a meeting with a really clever person at teh London Business School first thing in the morning... Maybe someone else's brain can go for me instead. Your'e a mad scientist aren't you, Rich?


          • #6
            Damn, I read this far too late Nick. Anyway, how the hell would I be able to keep you from drinking? I maybe a mad scientist but I ain't no   . Hope the meeting with the clever person went well. I always nod, even when I haven't got a clue, and it seems to fool 'em.  
            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.


            • #7
              Anyway, nice to see such a healthy Vulture turnout at the Salmon. Ed and Sie's selections perfectly complemented each other and Nick picked up the gauntlet of smoove, seventies sounds they passed him.    Loads of Cheap Funk, and plenty of the hard stuff too. These guys should play out more often. Two stops down the Northern line from Mornington Crescent, but sonically about as far from B-Music as you could get. And Ed's been working a nice line in Pringle sweaters recently - Matt and I will have to coordinate warddrobes with him to avoid any embarassing Brillo fashion faux pas...  
              You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.


              • #8
                Nice to meet Andy V there, the Satanic drink rituals were a bit unnerving though and Serms paid heavily for his flirtation with the dark forces of black booze... Hopefully that's the last of the quiet season (sept) and we can go back to decent turnouts again!
                Chris the manager is very keen to get you down as a guest for HF&S, Andy. Not that I aren't of course! I did warn him that it may get heavy, but he didn't seem to mind. Other Andy (La Soul), would you be interested in taking part in this, a possible Psyche themed HF&S, sometime early 2005? Why the heck not, eh?

                Also, for Andy V, there's this hilarious new place near Serm and I, called The Rock Cafe (like there's any other kind of cave, personally I'd have called it Tora Bora Bar) it's all sort of lumpy inside, much like a cave in fact, and I think it's trying to be cool as well as Turkish. I presume it's Turkish owned anyways. So I was thinking that it would be cool to maybe get them to do a B-Music night there, or maybe stick to heavy Turkish rock madness - from my experience, both Turks and Russians go apeshit if they here their own Klingonesque tongues on 45s. Totally bonkers, they love it!


                • #9
                  Nick. what an amazing idea! how about the russian bar on kingsland rd? that place would be amazing!

                  Im down for some prog action too. dont be forgetting about me now...
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                  • #10
                    Oh yeah, the Russian bar. Both would be fine, maybe the Russian bar is best, cos it&#39;s madder.


                    • #11
                      Serms wasn&#39;t the only casualty of the &quot;demon black drink&quot;... oooof &#33; According to Ed, I &quot;babbled absolute nonsense&quot; all the way home in the taxi - ... a journey I have absolutely no recollection of &#33;

                      What the hell was that gloopy black liquor anyway ?? I cleaned my teeth a dozen times on Friday and I reckon I can still taste it... It&#39;s stained me teeth &#33;&#33;

                      Anyway - big cheers to Nick for having us play, nice to meet loads of Vultures and I look forward to seeing you all again soon &#33;
                      If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.


                      • #12
                        Oh no , Sie. The thanks goes to you and Ed, for carrying on despite the band being cancelled&#33; Thanks to you guys helping out, the money saved on budget was ploughed into the flyers and PR person to help publicise the night. As I said before, this night doesn&#39;t have the capacity to afford all the promo hoo-hah, so this has really helped push it forward in the never-ending quest to get the good stuff to the peoples&#39; ears instead of all that other guff around town&#33; Thanks again lads&#33;