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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

LISTENING SINCE THE PREVIOUS POST:

DJ/RUPTURE- 'THUGGISH PT. 2 COMPILATION'
LUCIANO- 'SCI FI HI FI VOL.2'
SCRATCHY, MAXIMUM AND KARNAGE RINSE FM SET.

last night Scratchy taught us the correct way to say 'radio'. you've got to put a 'g' in it. so it's 'ray-dgio'. that's how you do it. i've never heard scratchy host a pirate show before; as in not just MC on it, but properly host it, telling listeners what the tracks are, sending shout outs to the extended rinse family and keeping the links alive, fielding missed calls and texts from listeners. not many people are actually good at this. Riko is the undisputed master, comign across like a grime john peel, with this easy relaxed chat about what's going on with him, football, and food. like with john peel, when riko hosts a show you just end up wanting to be mates with him. Fuda Guy's also good, because of the insane amount of enthusiasm that he has for EVERY SINGLE track that's played. it's like he's constantly awe struck at the brilliance. so, as you can imagine, i like him.

and yesterday we learnt that Scratchy's great at hosting too. he's funny. he makes up words (like 'fenergy', chrsit knows what it means...) and isn't afraid to come across a bit silly, trilling 'bree bree!' across every track. it reminded me that one of the best things about pirate radio isn't merely hearing all these intense, hardcore tracks. it's often more about just being entertained and relaxed by idle chatter and the sense of fun. it's about having a good time. with grime, that can sometimes be easy to remember. but at its heart, pirate radio is about a group of friends getting together and making each other laugh. just like Chris Moyles, then. but not shit.

4 Comments:

Blogger tom said...

Chris Moyles without the shit indeed.

you got the new Wiley yet simon or wot? just dropped thru my door this morning, been checking my fav blogs for thoughts on it but it doesnt look like anyone's really bothered.

9:29 AM  
Blogger simon silverdollar said...

going to get it today. is it good?

2:05 AM  
Blogger tom said...

yeah,

i mean, you'll have heard half of it before on rinse, but its worth having it all there on a cd. the slower tunes are shit though - not so much because they're slow and soppy, but because wiley sounds so much better when he's spitting quick. stormy weather is an exception i guess.

1:26 PM  
Blogger tom said...

also it's weird, cos jme is ALL OVER the cd, but there's no skepta anywhere. maybe it was in exchange for him doing the artwork on ms paint.

1:27 PM  

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