Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Frenchbloke goes pop

Yes, it's true. There is a new Frenchbloke mix available on the web. The difference is that you will be paying for this one and feeling good about yourself. Click the link to see the tracklisting and get your juices going.

Frenchbloke is following in Soundhog's footsteps by delivering a mix in exchange for a donation to charity, in this case research into brain tumours in children

Please donate. Five quid isn't much, and perhaps if you have ever downloaded any other of his mixes you'd like to add a fiver for them too.

You can even follow step-by-step instructions from the man himself on how to make your own mix. Sony Acid Pro not included.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Now then, it's taken something special to get me back to the blog, but I'm hoping an army of music nerds will be able to help me. Frenchbloke has been responsible for some of the best mixes I have heard, spanning early eighties indie to mid eighties pop to early nineties techno and he seems to have a penchant for German pop too.

Anyway, I have almost all of his mixes, but around 2006 it seemed he dropped off the internet. No more posting to forums, no more website and - weirdly - no tracklistsings of his mixes anymore. It's like he never happened.

One of the best mixes is the 5 1/2 hour "It's What I Hear & What I Do" which I gather was part of an 11 DVD set he sent out to a hadnful of people in 2006?
This set comprises of parts of his other sets plus some unidentified bits I can't find tracklistsings for. If you know anything about the missing bits, please let me know. And if you want the mix itself, I can stick it on Fileshare if you need it. Thanks for any help!

UPDATE 3/7: Found them all - they were in the original folder with the mp3!

UPDATE 15/6/09: Made a Spotify playlist of all of these track available in the UK. Just click on these for Frenchbloke Inspirations: HTTP or Spotify URI


staying power
steve wright bbc radio 1 roadshow bits and pieces
killing joke - requiem (malicious demo)
bbc radio 2 announcer
timbaland and magoo - indian flute
kraftwerk - die mensch maschine
bruno brookes or mark goodier - bbc radio 1 top 40 rundown
the league unlimited orchestra - seconds
kelis - milkshake
blancmange - gods kitchen extended version
scars - all about you
sabres of paradise - smokebelch II (beatless)
severed heads - mambo fist miasma
blake baxter - sexuality
wire - ahead
the phuture - acid tracks
opus 3 - it's a fine day
orbital - halcyon 7" version
soft cell - torch (extended mix)
kraftwerk - nummern
lolita str‰p - video screen
dsico - hungover again (frenchbloke's 7" mix)
patrick gibson and michael tee - eno thing
absinken - eingeschlossen (ST Mix) from the das boot soundtrack
japan - the experience of swimming
missy elliot featuring ludacris - one minute man
alien sex fiend - dead and buried
the flashbulb - a walk in maise
paul morley - excerpt from vox pop
can - oh yeah
brian eno - matta
test dept. and the striking welsh miners choir - shockwork
the the - giant
in deep - last night a dj saved my life
the aphex twin - we are the music makers
ministry - he's angry
heaven 17 - let me go
goldfrapp - train (ewan pearson 4/4 instrumental)
beach boys - god only knows
finitribe - de-tstimony (original version)
soundhog - curdler (french curd mix)
harry nilsson - all i think about is you
rolf harris - intro
yellow magic orchestra - behind the mask
whitney houston - it's not right
tauchsieder - mittel
tauchsieder - grob
london 1888 lost cornet wax cylinder recording
australia - 1910 nur wax cylinder recording
anon java 1923 wax cylinder recording
iceland 1928 wax cylinder recording
niigata japan 1911 wax cylinder recording
british columbia 1897 wax cylinder recording
tong hua yie shi field recording
lisbon metro air vent field recording
esper analysis - bladerunner ost esper edition
leons voight kampff test - bladerunner ost esper edition
s express - hey music lover
grafitti - what is the problem
graffiti vs the bug featuring ras bogle - what is the problem
jolly roger - acid man
abc - how to be a millionaire
naum - issimo
the beach boys - whistle in
fad gadget - fireside favourites
patti page - old cape cod
bolz bolz - take a walk (neo-romantic dima remix)
sisqo - the thong song
paula - als es passierte (andreas dorau rmx)
missy elliot - she's a bitch
shakira - whenever wherever
the flirts - passion (12" version)
sylvester - you make me feel (mighty real)
depeche mode - shout (rio mix)
doarau und koehncke - durch die nacht (original mix)
mark stewart - fatal attraction (contagious remix)
ian dury and the blockheads - reasons to be cheerful, part 3 (12" mix)
steve 'silk' hurley - jack your body
christina aguilera - dirrty
madonna - intro
soft cell - a man can get lost
steve poindexter - computer madness
garcons - french boy
attilio mineo - man in space with sounds - soaring science
jean jacques perrey - porcupine rock
the scissor sisters - take your mama
ultravox - astradyne
excerpt from The Power of Music - Interviews 1984 - Stephen Mackerras
altered images - i could be happy (martin rushent extended mix)
ph1 - zoom
scooter - nessaja
renaldo and the loaf - ow! stew the red shoe
mort garson - killing of the witch
a flock of seagulls - the last flight Of yuri gagarin
whitehouse - cruise [track 5]
robert palmer - i dream of wires
skinny puppy - download
william shatner - ideal woman
ya ya choral - gee lately
john barry and his orchestra - 007 and counting
matador - paradise (feat henry rollins)
station 17 - bei manni und bine (dorau und koehncke)
sparks - get in the swing
throbbing gristle - [play it again]
cnut - overture

promo mix deux

vienna boys choir - burning down the house
mc solaar - nouveau western
finitribe - 101 sonic shuffle
mary g blige - family affair
speedy j - de-orbit
tlc - waterfalls
depeche mode - only when i lose myself
roxy music - in every dream home a heartache
quarks vs superpitcher - i walk
depeche mode - master and servant.

back with a big fuck you
tom baker introduction
thomas dolby - one of our submarines - hardfloor mix
chicks on speed - love life
the league unlimited orchestra - seconds
consolidated - howie livin'
kelis - milk shake
zazou bikaye - na kenda
simple minds - love song
simple minds - new gold dream 81 82 83 84
vitalic - poney
dave clarke - what was her name?
meat beat manifesto - mindstream (mind the bend the mind)
paul morley
bronski beat - why?
the chekists - global
tramps - disco inferno
the aluminium group - mister butterfly
justus koehncke - was ist musik
shannon - here comes tonight
ultravox - the thin wall
holger hiller - cut
wire - in vivo
pete shelley - homosapien
crystal waters - gypsy woman
depeche mode - dream on
dmx krew - 17 ways to break my heart (good ol' daze)
Yello - unbelievable
severed heads - halo
the residents - diskono 2000
bolz bolz - human race
w biggers - underdog main title
boyd rice and friends - people
stockhausen - struktur xii
kelis - trick me
boards of canada - june 9th
boards of canada - june 9th remix
coil - answers come in dreams
soft cell - torch
moloko - sing it back
ultra nate - free
cream - i feel free
tubeway army - down in the park
freezepop - freezepop forever
candi staton - you got the love
visage - fade to grey
blancmange - feel me
the gadgets - billposters will be prosecuted
cabaret voltaire - just fascination
kylie - slow
goldfrapp - lovely head - miss world mix
alan ginsberg - a supermarket in california
fm einheit and john caffrey - riots
genesis p orridge - information
laidback - white horse
the cardigans - lovefool
chelo scotti - tiempo
front 242 - rhythm of time - victor the cleaner mix
divine - walk like a man
bobby orlando - the o medley
the beach boys - sloop john b
shock - angel face
green velvet - la la land
severed heads - oblique firefly overlocker
justin timberlake - like i love you
orbital - chime
fad gadget - collapsing new people - westbam remix
tiga - pleasure from the bass
john foxx - plaza
animotion - obsession
a split second - flesh - remix
baccara - yes sir, i can boogie
roxy music - avalon
lenny bruce
music for pleasure

and a big fuck you too
music for pleasure
ween - exactly where i'm at
pete waterman
bill wyman - je suis un rock star
fad gadget - ladyshave
japan - life in tokyo
no doubt - hella good
kylie - can't get you out of my head
kraftwerk - die roboter
ulrich schnauss - on my own
x-press 2 - lazy
john barry - golden girl
quentin crisp - stop the music
hall and oates - i can't go for that (no can do)
esplendor geometrico - necrosis en la poya
hula - poison (club mix)
the passions - i'm in love with a german film star
trimmy - billy
new order - confusion
test dept. - statement
timezone - world destruction
ten benson - tits
jona lewie - louise
andy thunderclap newman - andy the dentist
ultravox! - quiet men (12" mix)
british electric foundation - groove thang
the pointer sisters - automatic
britney spears - i' a slave 4 u
boyd rice and daniel miller - cleanliness and order
george martin - theme one
beyonce - crazy in love
odd eyed bastard - fashion

everything you do is wrong
the mekons - never been ion a riot
the silvertones - african dub
bbc radio 1 top 40 jingle
the pet shop boys - left to my own devices
depeche mode - leave in silence
japan - cantonese boy
moloko - bring it back
severed heads - dead eyes opened (joakim re-edit)
lfo - nurture
justus koehncke - 2 after 909
yello - lost again
finitribe - i want more
diigital emotion - get up, action
tiga - burning down (dub)
pete shelley - telephone operator
shriekback - my careful hands
ac marias - just talk
adina howard - freak like me
linkin park - krwlng
robbie williams - millenium
funkadelic - you'll like it too
linkin park - crawling
neneh cherry - manchild
coil - finite bees
crass - nagasaki nightmare
john cage - williams mix (live)
sounds of the new york world's fair 1964-65 - flying to the fair
james tenney - collage #1 blue suede
stockhausen - struktur iii
raymond scott - sprite melonball bounce (2)
mort garson - Thing A Ling (Scared Crow)/In-Man
kraftwerk - expo 2000 (orbital mix)
meat beat manifesto - dog star man
ministry - halloween remix
divine - i'm so beautiful
usher - yeah
death in vegas - hands around my throat
wiseblood - stumbo
the stranglers - five minutes
cursor miner - war machine
carlos peron - et
henri pousseur - scambi
the conet project - 4 note rising scale
cnut - dancing dancing (german radio intro)
the conet project - ready ready 15728
the conet project - 5 dashes
the conet project - counting control
renaldo and the loaf - a medical man
si futures - freestyle disco
test dept. - sweet sedation
the undertones - teenage kicks
the human league - the things that dreams are made of
freiwillige selbstokontrolle - i wish i could sprechen sie deutsch (john peel session) plus intro from the festive 50 1986
radio 1 jingle
julie london - nice girls don't stay for breakfast
lcd soundsystem - tribulations
strawberry switchblade - since yesterday
blancmange - living on the ceiling
mount florida -
ochre - low grav freefall (high altitude mix)
tlc - no scrubs
garry bradbury - haste the long wait frequently
six feet under photek remix
i start counting - ra ra rawhide (moskow chick mix)
andreas dorau - so ist das nunmal
mitte karaoke - vgh
aphex twin - next heap with
kylie minogue and towa tei - german bold italic
delia derbyshire - the dreams - falling
delia derbyshire - the dreams - land
delia derbyshire - delia's theme
rachel stevens - some girls
freiland - rot
felix kubin - live vpro radio intro
havana exotica - surfin' on m.o.o.g.
kraftwerk - computerwelt
chris and cosey - october love song
the hacker - stormy weather
nitzer ebb - join in the chant (burn!)
devo - we're all devo (booji boy and general boy)
nautilis - olaf (the flashbulb audio re-fuck)
devo - through being cool
bauhaus - bela lugosi's dead
katie enlow - walkin' after midnight
in sotto voce - sequence 1
daf - liebe auf den ersten blick (razormaid mix)
godley and creme - i pity inanimate object
t.raumschmiere - bow down big man to get your credit, i watch your system and spit right at it
laibach - wirtscaft ist tot (r.hawtin hardcore noise mix)
severed heads - alaskan polar bear heater
the residents - paint it black
current 93 - jesus wants me for a moonbeam
brmb "problems and prayers" phone in 1987
wall of voodoo - tomorrow (live)
fun boy 3 and bananarama - it aint what you do
the upsetters - freedom dub
bef - ident.

bis - cubis (i love you) unreleased frenchbloke remix

whoops de france extended version (the one with tag team and kraftwerk)


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Our disappearing fivers

OK - so that is an extreme example, but 5 pound notes in the UK have gotten to be in a terrible state. Everytime I get one (only as change in a shop - never at ATMs) it is invariably crumpled, dirty and obviously old. Now I know why. Banks are not using them, new notes are not coming into circulation and everytime I want to buy a newspaper I have to use a 10 or 20 pound note and walk out of the shop with a load of pocket-busting pound coins. Grrrrr.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What time is it?

Originally uploaded by Chris Leonard.

This sign outside a pub (The Ship) near where I work annoys me on so many levels. Leaving aside the 'til/till confusion, what on earth is this time supposed to mean? Food is served until 4.30, I guess, so why does it look like 4.3 o clock. Or it was 3 o clock, but they changed it to 4.30, but couldn't be bothered to paint a new sign. Whatever it is it makes my blood boil to such an extent I have started taking a diffrent route to work.

I am getting old and grouchy.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tomatoes and Legs

Tomatoes and Legs
Originally uploaded by ogerrard.

Reminds me of a bizarre shop in Chesham that exclusively sells sewing machines and sausage rolls. Fascinating how they came up with that combination of items. I must ask when I buy my next sewing machine.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What have I been up to?

Well, in order of how much sleep I've been losing over each one:
  1. I've been becoming a daddy for the first time.
  2. We are about to launch PhysMath Central and its first journals
  3. I've discovered Easter eggs are as bad as coffee before going to bed.
It's a tough life.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Coala vs Man

Coala vs Man
Originally uploaded by highglosshighs.

It's Friday, so I am sharing my favourite image ever. Make sure you check out the comments on flickr too.