Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wedding Play List

Clare and I were at a wedding on Sunday 4th September, my mate Tim Chapman was marrying his fine bride Ro at the socialist stately home Wortley Hall, Wortley, about twelve miles from Sheffield.

It was a good and fine civil ceremony and the bride and groom were the most relaxed couple I've ever seen during a wedding. Good day.

Tim and his best man DJ'ed and played a selection of songs that would be perfect in an indie disco, never mind a wedding reception. Pleasing the elderly relatives was not an option.

I've been to weddings in the past when The Buzzcocks and X-Ray Specs have been played but the the set list included new, noisly greats like 'Bang' by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's and 'Johnny Cash' by 'Sons & Daughters' and played 'Toxic' by Britney Spears (twice) as a concession to the pop-tarts, though I suspect the songs appearence in a recent episode of Doctor Who may have helped too.

Other than that, if was straight into early to mid-nineties indie disco and bedroom pogo greats including:

Add it Up - Violent Femmes
Freakscene - Dinosaur Jr
Turning Japanese - The Vapours
Too Drunk to Fuck - The Dead Kennedys
We've Got a Bigger Problem Now - The Dead Kennedys (which is the lounge-jazz/thrash version of 'California Uber Alles' which I've never heard played in public before)
Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
Hit the North - The Fall
Girl from Mars - Ash

There may have been others there, I want to say 'Another Girl Another Planet' by The Only Ones and 'Echo Beach' by Martha and the Muffins but they may have just got in there as songs that MAY have been played. I danced myself to near-death and there was a late-night, drunk busting buffet of pizza, chips and onion bhajis which distracted me.

I also ended up talking to a cat outside. I was cooling off and there was a black cat slinking about and I followed it, it walked beside me, not getting too close, and I said "meow" and the cat said "Mrr-oww-ow" so I said "Mr-OWW" and the cat replied, walking all thew time, "Nr-oww-ow".

Clare was a witness to that too, I didn't dream it.


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