By The Power Of Greyskull, The Gig Is Tonight!

Yes, today is the big day, exactly one month prior to The Big Day, and what better way to start it than by burning lots of toast and watching He-Man cartoons?

Indeed. And when I say He-Man, I don't mean 80s Masters Of The Universe. I mean 2002 He-Man And The Masters of The Universe, and I mean the first two episodes, which concern the origins of both He-Man AND Skeletor, something the original cartoons never bothered with, as they still had one foot in He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe's TRUE origins as a line of aborted Conan The Barberian toys that got their bodies repainted and their rubber heads swapped when it turned out that basing a line of toys on an R rated movie wasn't going to fly.

Funny how it goes. I was watching He-Man round my aunties house and babbling about the "bower of greskill" around the same time I was dressing up as Adam Ant and babbling about "doggy doggy doggy", so its no surprise my unconscious directed me in that direction this morning, just like its no surprise that I went to America with a microphone grafted onto a He-Man sword and war paint on my face in 2004. Just like its no surprise I just burned ANOTHER pair of toasts. I shall try one more time, and if that fails I shall switch to cereal.

See? That is LEARNING. And that picture up there is DJ Jack Nimble and I having got our set sorted last night, with the aid of Time Keeping Tomato, and... OH SHIT I COULD USE TIME KEEPING TOMATO TO TIME MY TOAST AND STOP ME BURNING IT UNDER THE GRILL ALL THE TIME! HOLY CRAP!

Let us try this thing...

OK, Time Keeping Tomato is set. Right. So, yes, we're playing a relatively short set, as we're making room for Mr Adam Ant (the punnish nature of whose name was only revealed to me YESTERDAY, on twitter, by Kieron Gillen, who himself only realised last year, oh the humility), and by God have we crammed a lot into that short space. It's going to be very dope, as I haven't played with just myself and a DJ since the days of Birddogg (HAI!) back in 05. BJ has been telling me to do it for a bloody age and now I am finally executing, with my old pal DJ Jack Nimble, who reminded me last night that he has been telling me to get a Mac since 2006, so it looks like 2011 is the year of getting round to doing stuff certain people have been suggesting I do for ages, and since my auntie Sheila has been telling me i need to make a million pounds and buy my mum a house for a decade that sounds pretty frikkin SWEET.

Oh, hang on, it's Tomato Time...


Damn, I wonder why I never thought of that before. What a doof.

Anyway, I think Jack's outside, so I bet get off. We gotta rehearse a bit more before tonight. So if you can, make sure you get your fine ass down the The Garage, Highbury, London, TONIGHT, certainly before NINE, but optimally at SEVEN, cos all the bands are GREAT, and if you can't well, you could do worse than pouring yourself a tasty beverage, or rolling yourself a tasty plane, and watching the 2002 He-Man And The Masters of The Universe series, as it is dope, and dope gives hope and scope, in these strange, amazing days.



This was done over a week, rather than the usual night. Matt Foster recorded 'Dreams' at The Dairy in Brixton. RIP HST. Download, or stream, and print off the art, and fold it and put it in a little plastic wallet, safe.

Tracklisting: Sage Francis VS The Verve - Slow Down Symphony (Akira The Don Mix) Akira The Don feat. Nasty, Swiss & Bird Dogg - Dreams Scarface - The G Code Snoop Dogg, Pharell, Jay-Z & Akira The Don - Drop It Remix Jay-Z - Freestyle (Game diss) Greenday VS The Game - I Love Telling People To Suck My Dick Loco Locas - Lib De Pauvres Riches - Unknown Akira - N'importe Quoi The Cat Empire feat Shaggy - Hello Foreign Beggars feat Skinnyman - Hold On Cam'ron & the Diplomats - We Built This City Fat Joe - The Incredible Unknown - Jin And Juice Missy Elliot & Jay-Z VS Deftones - Back In The Days (Birddogg mix) Scarface - Recognise (Bird Dogg mix) Oxide & Neutrino - Rap Dis Wet Love feat. Rrl Grey - Joanna'a Tune Nasty Crew feat Crazy Titch Paug & Boyz N The Hood - Cock Back Birddogg VS Outkast - BOB (Mullholand Drive Remix) Virtuoso feat. Slaine - Farenheit 911 Klashnekoff - Our Time Virtuoso feat. Slaine - Farenheit 911 Klashnekoff - Our Time Virtuoso feat. Slaine - Farenheit 911 Joe Budden feat Birddogg - Through The Wire KRS One - The Blunt Song De LA Soul feat MF Doom - Rock Co.Kane Flow Ludacris & Talib Kweli - Huntin Season The Miss Jones In The Morning Show Players - The Tsunami Song Zef - Snail Jin - Freestyle (Dissing Hot 97) Nas - Imagine Akira The Don VS Nas, Candi Stanton & Europe - Zombieface Countdown

Stunners International Vol. 1

Tracklisting: Infinite Mass - The Theif / Outkast - Ghettomusic (Benni Benassi Mix) feat ATD. & Sean Paul / Alter Ego - Rocker The Casbah feat. ATD and dead prez (Stunners mix) / Giorgio Moroder and Phillip oakey VS MOP, CNN and Dizzee rascal - Electric Dreams (ATD mix) / Tiga - Burning Down / The Faint - The Conductor Got Your Money feat. ODB and Kelis (Stunners Mix) / Playgroup - Front To Back feat ODB (Stunners mix) / Elephant Man and Lil John - Yeah! / Lil John feat Ying Yang Twins - Get Low / Jackie O feat. Ying Yang Twins - Fine / Petey Pablo - Jam Y'all / MIA - Gangalang / Ghostface feat. Missy Elliot - Push / Pastor Troy VS Turbonegro - Whup Got Errection (Stunners mix) / Nick Cannon feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Crunk Shorty / Beastie Boys VS Motley Crue - Girls (Stunners Mix) / Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild / David Bowie feat. 20 fingers - Short Dick Rebel (Stunners Mix) / Europe VS MOP, ATD and Whitney Houston feat Crystal waters - The Final Countdown (Stunners Mix) / Jefferson Starship - We Built This City On Rock And Roll / Pink Grease - Fever / Cazals - Beat Me To The Bone feat ATD / Sage Francis - Narcisist / The Smiths - Still Ill / Billy Idol VS Method Man Vs Chris de Burgh - Top Billin' 2004 (DonDogg Mix)


So, I got some (ha!) sleep, and I listened to the noises Birddogg was making up here while I was down in New York, doing whatever it was I was doing in New York. Like, there's some ill stuff. But one in particular is just tremendous. it is mighty. It fills my heart. And prefectly fits so many of the raps I was writing in New York, tempom flow, everything. So, what I've done, is draw various raps, and bits of raps, together, to create this New York song that's been brewing all the time I've been here. It is best I get it out now, before I FORGET. Annoyingly, the necassary component is missing. So piss.

Bad: All the stuff I bought last week - food, drink, socks, weed - is gone. Mostly. I got a lot of Ritz crackers, peanut butter and macaroni. Good: There's a Death's Head Moth on my window. (See right) Bad: There is animal shit by my window. Good: The air outside is fresh and envigorating. Bad: The air in the top level of the house, in which I am supposed to be dwelling, is thick with the stink of animal and of animal excrement.

I went to turn on the sauna earlier, and nearly trod in cat shit. Or dog shit. It could be both. Whatever. It's like, wow, sauna! Oh, catshit. Wow! Oh. Wow! Oh. Etc. So, I wanted to go into town and get a job today, to pay for my ticket back to New York, but waited about for people to come with me rather than just doing it, and the end result is it's super late now, too late to get a job anywhere, and everyone's going into town to go out, save me, who must stay at home cos he has no ID (this is a worry), and it's too far to chance not being allowed in anywhere.

A ha!

So I should write more now. I wrote a bunch earlier. Phil is worrying that Amy has forotten his ass, as she went in her tiny car to take Cecelia and James over an hour ago. But she hasn't forgotten him. It's just miles from ShanGayKen to Woodstoock! A HA!

I just asked Spiky if he has a message for the world. He said, "spitroast!" So there you go.


Tracklisting: The King Of Rock intro Birddtro Eamon Feat. Shaheim - Fuck U ATD & Kool Kid Fresh - Twinz Freestyle ATD & Carpetface - Back Up Hippy Freestyle Carpetface - Is It Any Wonder The King Of Rock - California Poo Freestyle Birddogg feat. Blahzay Blahzay - PIGS ATD & Kool Kid Fresh - What's The Diff Freestyle The Christians VS Bobby Digital - La Ideal World ATD mix The Birdd On The Bus Crack Village & Slepton - In Rap Nas - One Love Remix D&B Allstars - 12 Pass Sage Francis - Bang Bang The Smiths - Still Ill Billy Idol VS Method Man - Top Rebel DonDogg Mixx Chris De Burgh - In A Country Churchyard Dogg Mix Ghostface - Ring ATD & Kool Kid Fresh - Mary Freestyle Birddbye feat Tim Dog

Akira The Don Mixtape Vol. 1

Tracklisting: Wu-Tang Clan feat. Akira The Don - Shaolin Wordwide Ghostface - My Guitar ODB - Lift Ya Skirt Up Sage Francis - Crack Freestyle, feat ATD on shitbox Neil Young feat. Birddogg - The Needle And The Damage Done Akira The Don - Liverpool (Mothboy Remix) The Bench - Games The Rammelzee feat. Shockdell - Pay Your Rent Gang Starr - Blowin' Up The Spot Funk Master Flex and Mad Lion - Ghetto Celebrities Craif Mack - Flavour In Your Ear Ludacris - Southern Hospitality Rahzel - All I Know Frankie Cutlass - Boriquas Morrissey VS The Beastie Boys - Irish Out, ATD mix Akira The Don - Irish Wub Interlude Joe Beats - Groupies PLUS! Akira The Don, Kool Kid Fresh and HeTurnAll from Natural Selection with Birddogg on the plates... FRESH FREESTYLE FRENZY!