Monday, 17 May 2010

L'Amour Electronique: Saturday 22 May

Salut! Apologies for the lack of posts of late - things have been a bit busy.

The next L'Amour Electronique is on Saturday 22 May.
We will be joined by special guest DJs Estelle and Didier who will almost certainly show us up because they are both French, and not just a bunch of amateur Francophiles or something!

Come along for 6 hours of the finest electronic sounds, synthesized pop and French bubblegum, freakbeat and ye-ye.

it all takes place from 9pm til 3am at The West Hill, 67 Buckingham Place, Brighton, BN1 3PQ.

It is Free Entry all night and if you need more persuading, see what The Guardian said by way of recommendation in our previous post.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Battle Of The Planets

There's a been a small battle of the planets going on in the night sky this past month.

Mars has been spoiling for a fight since December. You might have seen him up there, an orange-y little blot amongst the stars: Mars, Bringer of War, with an army of little green men always at hand, ready to board their UFOs and launch a Martian invasion.

But then, sometime in March, Venus came to our salvation. I caught sight of her the other night, a blinding white thing she was, and she outshone everything in the sky except the man-in-the-moon: Venus, Bringer of Peace, our "sister planet", named after the Roman god of love and beauty and cloaked in swirling, brilliant white clouds.

So, it's Mars, 'The Red Planet' VERSUS Venus, 'The Evening Star'. But which is better? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!!!!!!!!

Up pops Mercury, the Winged Messenger, to lend the serene Venus a hand. Together they will endeavour to protect us and halt the impending War of the Worlds...

Where's Richard Burton when you need him?

Let's settle this thing with a nice old cliché: "Little men are from Mars, girls are from Venus".

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley - The Little Man From Mars
Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley - Girl From Venus
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But as for Mercury, I'm afraid Mercury is going to feel a bit left out. I don't have a song for Mercury. Sorry Mister Mercury.

If you want to keep an eye out for those little men from Mars, or fancy gazing at the bright-white beauty of Venus, pay a visit to Jodrell Bank.