In-da-dome – Tip of the Pops live at Woodhaze released

Rock Chicks

This was my first digital recording using mini-disc and boy what a difference it makes! The whole editing took about 6 hours using free software Audacity; approximately 1 hour for every 10 minutes of music. The overall sound quality is up 5 fold, there are still imperfections but that is no fault of the equipment.

The party was in a geodesic dome accommodating about 30 people. All the jumps and skips on the recording were people dancing or moving around bumping and grinding into Earwig! The other interference is from a mobile phone which someone had left near by and was ringing-it to try and find it.

At one stage we had the whole dome rocking whilst the rest of the house and garden was empty. Other DJ’s played drum n bass and techno but we had by far the best atmosphere and least complaints. It just goes to show the wealth and quality of vinyl that’s being buried in landfill!

Woodhaze has a f a c e b o o k group with photos

This recording is hosted by the internet archive here


“Intro (Bud Ashton, apache)

Black Sabbath, paranoid

Deep Purple, smoke on the water

the Clash, 1977

KLF, what time is love

Billy Idol, rebel yell

Frankie Goes to Hollywood, relax

Duran Duran, wild boys

Sly Fox, lets go all the way

Blondie, rapture

the Whispers, and the beat goes on

George Michael, last whisper

Womack and Womack, teardrops

Michael Jackson, billie jean

Soft Cell, tainted love

Rockwell, somebody’s watching me

Amphetameanies, last night

Honeycombs, can’t get through to you

Outro (Bud Ashton, apache)”

Eco disco: reduce, reuse, recycle, boogie

Tip of the Pops is a solar powered wheelbarrow disco, all of the equipment and music is reclaimed from Household Recycling Centres. But this experimental discotheque is as far from rubbish as MC Hammer is to the Beatles.

Hosted by dumpmeister DJ Dynamo spinning classic 7” vinyl and six decades of dance. Tip of the Pops caters for every taste. You can literally make a party any time, anywhere without contributing to your carbon footprint.

It’s an easy, fun way to go green for all the family


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Boscombe Community Fayre Greenfield proposal

Over the years Boscombe Community fair has become more and more music orientated and now it’s time for a change. During this time we have seen the IFSOM arts tent develop into an alternative venue to rival anything the music scene has to offer. BUT with two music stages and 45 PLUS bands the festival is still awash with noise. Drowning out some of the best alternative talent, campaigns and activities on offer.

the childrens parade

In 2008 we would like to counter-act this by including Healing, Theatre, Kids area, Arena, Site Office, Renewable energy and Recycling in to a Green Field attraction. Last year was the first to use renewable energy on-site and provide power to various community groups. This year there will be more information about renewable energy and climate change PLUS a new marquee / venue for the theatre.

fashion show theatre

The green field will be an important development for BCF given its social and environmental objectives. The green field will also widen the festivals appeal to families, new audiences and the local media. Thanks to the success of BCF there are now too many similar local festivals but developing a green area, like this one, will once again establish BCF as a ‘first of it’s kind’.

Please contact us if you would like to get involved with the green field at this years festival. We want to work with individuals and groups locally to showcase the best that Boscombe has to offer. The green field requires workshops, healers, entertainers, stalls, campaigns and absolutely anything else with a green feel to it. For instance I have heard of a student project that incorporated wave power into the legs of Boscombe Pier! Or perhaps you have your own ideas about how to clean-up the environment and inspire local people.

The 13th Annual Boscombe Community Fair is on the 5-7th September 2008

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