Posted by Virge | Filed under Musings
Well folks, how is it ???
GOOD, if you’re alive and kicking, so give thanks yeah …. !!!!!
As you’ve seen, the last few posts are all paying respects to those who have recently passed.
Alongside Gary Speed’s suicide, which has certainly rocked UK football, it hasn’t been the best of months, however, recent events have reminded me of those, “Good ol’ days”, when chit was real and not as fake as everything is becoming now.
Thus, on that basis, I thought i’d give you all a quick catch-up of what i’ve been on for the last few.
Firstly, I have to give props to Gusto for giving us oldun’s a reason to get our old asses out & movin’ at his new weekly event, “JUST BUGGIN’”, at the, “PURPLE TURTLE”, in Camden Town, on the corner of Crowndale Road, opposite Koko.
The club is actually located at 65, Crowndale Road and is a really nice club, not too big or too small, a big stage area and plenty of room to get your groove on, don’t think drinks are too bad either, on the price front.
More detes here : http://the-purple-turtle.com/sat-just-buggin/
We went to the opener with Matt White running tings for the most part on the wheelz of steel, now, those of you who’ve read any reviews of my nights out over the past 12 know that Mr. W is now a firm fav of mine, my boys however, were not so impressed with his cutting and chopping up of classic tracks …… as they are true groovers, which I can agree with to some extent on this occasion, because he did seem a bit like he’d not had any the night before … !?! … but hey, if you want to run the wheels then get your skills up to par, make sure you got DEM tune that people love and put your skillz to the test !!!
Otherwise, it was a really good night, people were grinning up there teet, running their Cameo, line dance moves, and there were a few women worth a second look here & there, but, don’t be expecting twenty year old hotties cos it is a mature headz night, musically.
I understand that there is a mixture of music played week to week, depending on the crowd, so, the Tiny T & Dizzee crews may get lucky according to what Saturday they reach, however, I am reliably informed that us oldun’s are to be catered for neatly on both the 17th of this month & on Boxing Day, so, I shall be urging my older compadres to get of the sofa and shake they foot for a few, on both those nights !!!!!
Yeah that’s you two, Huggs & my old, Boo Boo mate Mass !!!!! Ha Ha !!!!!!
Talking of them, I have to quickly give a MASSIVE thank you to them both for hooking me up with some visuals of my recent performance at OPEN in Ealing …. !!!!! ….
A …. Once again, “BIG THANK YOU”, for doing the best that could be done with the Iphone footage that was taken by Mr. Adams, who, has graciously given me permission to publicise it, which I hope, will be done shortly ….. !!!!! ….. Mr. Meskalicious !!!!!!!
I will forewarn peeps that you may have to use headphones or hook the vid up to your system, as the sound, due to it being filmed on an Iphone, is a bit low due to where it was filmed from, otherwise, it’s def worth a look.
Right, back to those old skool vibes, well, finally, I got to see, at least, one member of one of my favourite groups, Phife Diggy, doing his thing at Koko, after seeing what I believe was the first public screening of, “Beats, Rhymes & Life – The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”, in London anyway, at Koko, what a good night that turned out to be, the film, which I had seen already, clearly had the pretty much, packed out club, fully transfixed.
It also, surprisingly to me, had some people in hysterics, due to some of the comments from the group members & others, in the film. The movie was clearly, well received, but, not as much as the now publicised, “Funky Diabetic”, who, considering his health difficulties of the last few years in particular, was on fine form, full of jokes and wit, as well as energy to entertain the crowd of hungry & clearly, devoted Tribe Fans.
Okay, it wasn’t the group as it should be, in many peoples’ eyes, but damn, hearing those beats on a heavy duty set was a blessing in itself and as said, the sound of those bass lines tumping through the club, was more than enough to get people smiling, moving & reciting lyrics, as if they were their own !!!
Just a fantastic night, all thing considered, a film and concert afterwards, which as Phife said was quite something to get, all in one evening, especially as a great many people had to stand during the film.
However, most people seemed happy to just be in the building with a member of one of the most influential groups of not only Hip Hop, but, contemporary music in general, don’t get it confused people, if you like, the Tribe were, “The Beatles of Hip Hop”, without the props them scousers got, although, in fairness, the props they received & still receive has a level of love that is very hard to quantify in my view.
Anyway, thanks to Tribe for all the memories and please fellas … !!!!!!!!!
Do that last Jive album for us all because the fans definitely want it and Hip Hop could do with it … !!!!! … then do all the solo stuff you guys want to, that’s my word & it’s on the Virge yo.
Put your chit to the side, get it together & do y’all thing fellas !!!!!!
As I sit here playing some 9th Wonder & Pete Rock, it reminds me of the influence, longevity & quality of what The Tribe put out for the world to absorb ….. I for one, definitely want MORE y’all MORE !!!!!
That’s about it for now, but as said, vids are coming, so, pass by when you get time people …..
Stay good and enjoy the likkle break from the madness that is the, “Season of good will” …… Apparently ….. ???
Hmmmmm …. not so sure how that’s gonna work this year, but, remember folks …..
“Good Will Time People”
So put a smile on your face, have a drink a sp…. well …. you know, and be Merry Mo Fockers …. !!!!!!
Peace & Love to you all ……
The Virge out of here.
One Response to “Thinking of those days …. written by Big Virge 4/12/2011”
Tecra A5-S136 Battery Says:
December 5th, 2011 at 5:33 am
I’m just sayin, if you don’t know who The Geto Boys or A Tribe Called Quest are, then you should jump in a lake..