A nice man called David writes:
"Hello Akira the Don,
After Living In The Future triumphed over the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz and Queens of the Stone Age last year I'm delighted to tell you you've been nominated again in our prestigious poll. Go here and vote for Oh What A Glorious Thing! http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/content/articles/2006/11/30/pure_festive_50_2006_feature.shtml
Prove that democracy does work! Vote now!
I agree. Do that thing!
So, that pic there, that's me and my old mates Leslie and Ben, in '94.
"I hope things are good with you," writes Leslie. "I found this pic the other day and thought you'd like to see it, was the day Ben nearly took your face off with a flame - happy days eh?!"
Indeed. That day I went to my first club. Problem was my fake ID wasn't convincing the doormen that my 15 year old ass was old enough, so everyone else got in and I hung around outside till they took pity on me. When I finally got in and walked up the stairs, my glasses steamed up, and I couldn't find my friends, so I wandered about for what remained of the night in the dark getting confused by the whistle posse and getting weird looks from people, prolly cos I looked like a 14 year old with no eyebrows. Afterwards I said I got off with a girl and nobody believed me at all. Which was fair because I was LYING!
So, we had an awful lot of fun on the MAN Tom Robinson's show last night. We did some beatboxey loop machine versions of Oh! and AIDS (which sounded particularly awesome) with the one Joey Driscol and his mate James on sax. And we debuted my Christmas single: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU (AND WORLD PEACE). !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Shit is big like Turk. And Tom played this really awesome Alarm song I've never heard before called We Are The Light. Tom Robinson is such a down to earth G of a dude he went to Steve Wright In The Afternoon for advice when he started radio DJing. Steve told him not to mention things the listener could not see. Listening back to the thing, that was one of the first things I did, bit I am not a radio DJ, I am a CONDUIT, bitch! Word to KKKramer's mate Al Sharpie.
But BirdGuhl, you are so right, I totally "sound like a little kid on the radio".
Which is a good thing, I think.
So, my favourite male-lip-kissing rapper Lil' Wayne has been chatting greasy about El Presidente Jay-Z. Check it:
"I don't like what he's saying about how he had to come back because hip-hop's dead and we need him," Wayne said. "What the fuck do you mean? If anything it's reborn, so he's probably having a problem with that. You left on a good note, and all of the artists were saying, 'Yo, this is Jay's house. He's the best.' Now he comes back and still thinks it's his house. ... It's not your house anymore, and I'm better than you."
So, who here agrees with that? I DO! I DO! I don't like that he dissed The Clipse elsewhere in the interview though, cos The Clipse are awesome, and so's he, and I want them to do a tune together (I am so unexcited by that Jules Santana/Wayne LP idea). Here's a thing though - all Wayne's chat about selling crack - I mean, how likely is that? Wasn't he Cash Money's Michael Jackson or something? Hasn't he been a millionaire since he was, like, 9? When did he find time to sell crack? And what was he doing it for anyway? Come on! I never met anyone that enjoyed selling crack. You have to deal with crackheads, and crackheads scratch themselves all the time, and are usually no fun at all, plus, if you have one, they prick your conscience like AIDS orphans on the bus. No no no, I am not buying it, and it spoils my enjoyment of his records. I mean, I like Chris de Burgh, I am used to suspending belief (how many times has dude been in love anyway?), but Lil Wayne slinging rocks like Palestinians? Nagoes! (That's Welsh for "no", by the wizzay)
Hey though, that Jay-Z and Chris Martin joint is fire.