My first post written on a lovely new iBook. Outside, small boys are talking about Cybermen.
As preparing for it takes up the rest of my day, I should post a reminder that my club night takes place tonight.
The Beautiful And Damned: A Thoroughly Splendid Club Night.
Your Host: Mr Dickon Edwards
When: 18 May 2006 , 9pm – midnight.
The Boogaloo,312 Archway Road, Highgate, London, N6 5AT, UK
Tube: Highgate (Northern Line). Buses: 43, 134, 263.
Free entry. But please dress up.
Some pasted blurb:
After a successful try-out in March, Dickon Edwards’s hot new club returns to the Boogaloo on Thursday May 18th. He’s already been interviewed about the night in London magazines such as Time Out and The Penny, and this is only the second outing.
The Beautiful And Damned is a new decadent disco curated by dysfunctional dandy DJ Dickon Edwards, with Miss Red. Patrons are encouraged to dress up in their own take on 1920s and 30s glamour, though anything more stylish than the ubiquitous Old Street fashions is welcome. Cigarillos, braces, tweeds, beads, silk scarves, unforgiving teddy bears Drink, dance, and ponder the nights tenderness to an eclectic but discerning mix of Sinatra (Frank & Nancy), Strauss waltzes, soundtracks, musicals, El Records, Gilbert & Sullivan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dory Previn, Doris Day, Bugsy Malone, Cabaret, Chicago, deviant disco, shadowy soul, parvenu pop and insouciant indie.
Selected music from last time:
Bernice Bobs Her Hair – Divine Comedy
Get Happy – Judy Garland
Youve Either Got Or You Havent Got Style – Frank Sinatra
Nice On The Ice – Vic Godard
Initials BB – Serge Gainsbourg
I Wanna Be Loved By You – Helen Kane (1920s recording)
I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King
Casino Royale – Bacharach (theme from the movie)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mama Cass
Anything Goes – Harpers Bizarre (theme from The Boys In The Band)
The Lady Is A Tramp – The Supremes
I’ll Keep It With Mine – Nico
How Does That Grab You Darlin? – Nancy Sinatra
Move Over Darling – Doris Day
The Number One Song In Heaven – Sparks
Mrs Robinson – James Taylor Quartet
Yada Yada La Scala – Dory Previn
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
Finale From The Mikado – Topsy-Turvy cast
I realise there’s a few other things on offer tonight. Not least taping The Sultan’s Elephant on BBC4.
Other activities are available.
But only one of them has me.