What happened in October
3rd : CLINIC in session

Tonight I welcomed fine primeval rhythm rockers Clinic
into The Garden for an exclusive and very loud session.
They played four songs from their recently released 3rd
album 'Winchester Cathedral' available now on Domino.
Their set was peppered with tasty choices from Giant Sand
and tracks from the fabulous, but sadly final long player by
Guided By Voices. The doctors will see you now: Clinic
in a field of their own
10th : LES 7 MONDES mix

Space rockers extrordinairre Les 7 Mondes have
returned from a black hole in the deepest, darkest
part of space to bring us an exclusive mix of planet
sized proportions. French duo Maxx and Sim have
been making music together since 1997 taking
influences from Free Jazz to experimental rock.
From 10pm you could hear "squealing synthtendrils,
drones, trills and spattering beats, with glaring guitartronics!"
More info available in their great website: Estrunax

Les 7 Mondes
17th : BLIGHTY mix

For the third in my ongoing series of mixes by DJ's
from the Vinylvulture website I featured a chap known
only as Blighty. He concocted a cool mix, curiously titled
'All Cats Go To Heaven'. Blighty collects records; he also
makes strange and fractured music out of old vinyl and
plays records to drunken people in darkened rooms.
He lives on the South coast of England, his star sign is
Cancer and in Chinese astrology he is a pig, but you
would have enjoyed his mix.
Remember to check out this here site: Vinylvulture

15th : The Garden Of Earthly Delights: LIVE EVENT

This was a rare opportunity to see The Head Gardener in full blooming
DJ effect, alongside guitar FX wizard Tariq Hussain as well as visuals
by Si Comm for one night only! In association with 8i8 the evening
featured chilled electronica with ambient grooves along with plenty
of audio and visual suprises. Also appearing live on the night were
Gran Capitan and Jose El Turco at 291 Gallery at 291 Hackney Rd, London

24th : JAZZ MAG NUMB 2 mix

Following the success of the original Jazz Mag Numb Mix
{as featured in a glowing write-up in iDJ magazine and also
still available to hear via Gurn} life has moved on and it was
finally time for cheeky filth and outrageous naughtiness!
With more excerpts from 70's porno movies than you can
shake a sticky wicket at, as well as a feast of cheekiness your
dad would be ashamed of, this turned out to be a mix of downright
depravity, lust and lasciviousness. Request your copy here: Mixes

ooh baby, baby!
This pussy's gone to heaven
Gardening in action
What happened in September 04
they edited out the good stuff!
and, on a lighter note...

This was my Top 5 Sporting Films
article as featured in the centre pages
of The Daily Mirror on 24th September.
His Masters Dog
1st : DADDY G mix

Grant Marshall, a.k.a. Daddy G is regarded as the spiritus rector
of what has historically become known as the "Bristol Sound", as
well as being one of the core members of the mighty Massive Attack.
For tonights show he dug deep into his crates for a selection of
Studio One classics and rare soul and reggae joints.
I too spun some nice dub and also tracks from the forthcoming
Massive Attack album, the score for a movie called Danny The Dog

8th : JAMIE YORKSTON in session

Tonight I welcomed dog lovin' Jamie Yorkston into The Garden
for a special acoustic session. He performed 4 tunes from his
recent album for Domino titled 'Just Beyond The River' which
was produced by Four Tet's Kieran Hebden.
I complemented his set with plenty of new music from The Dears
and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds along with tracks from the fine
new album by Micah P. Hinson all sprinkled with my usual aural
fertilizer. Visit Jamie Yorkston online here

15th : WHITE_LINE mix

Tonight I broadcasted the premiere of the first in a series
of ultra-minimal mixes for The Garden. Mixed especially by
Si Comm using cross fading and the layering of sounds with
the inadvertently stumbled upon idea of sampling these layers,
then re-processing and distorting them into fragmented loops.
It was an electronic feast for the ears now available to hear here

22nd : FLIP DA SCRIPT mix

The fourth in my series of mixes from the Vinylvulture
website came from a man of many guises. By day,
DJ tutor Chris Tarn, schooling the youth of tomorrow
in the art of the turntable. By evening, DJ/Producer 4No,
one half of North East beat collective Flip da Script.
And now, proud father "Daddy C" to daughter Kalila,
who's birth this mix celebrated. Music for Kalila is a
sweet mix of downtempo Hip-Hop and gentle ambient
electronica, it also includes 2 of his own tracks.
For more info on Chris including his latest chart and
a more in depth biography visit him here.

29th : The PoppyCoDeans in session

This new 3 piece band from Milton Keynes are no strangers
to the local scene having been members of Supakarma and
Cirrus Minor over the years. Main man Steve Sciberras has
been a guest on the show before and so I welcomed him back
with his new "psychedelic rock'n' roll band".
Their debut gig was at The Masonic Hall in Bletchley, MK the
following evening and your friendly Gardener was DJ support.

I'm the daddy now
ooh scary gorilla, grrrr
nothing to see here, move along please
poppy time
21st : Deverova Chyba and C : LIVE in MILTON KEYNES

This was a great opportunity to see two excellent bands from Czech Republic
AND to buy me a drink, in exchange for a mix, as I was on the decks with
a whole bunch of ass kickin' tunes! The bands are on a short UK tour and
their MK date was well worth coming to as they are both mighty fine merchants
of noise. It all kicked off at ZAKS in Wolverton, Milton Keynes : 5 photos HERE
Czech out their labels website : Free Dimension

C in action

His Master's Rabbit
Nov / Dec 04