Sunday, September 25, 2005

Solid Steel Goodness

(originally posted at

I don't know how they do it.  This week's Solid Steel mix (2005-09-23) has a hidden gem in it that seems like it was meant just for me.  It starts around 49:10 with the Nextmen mix of Roady, by Fat Freddy's Drop.  Towards the end of the song, a sample is overlaid:
the world is an intolerable place for a poet,
i was broke, starving, at my wits end,
and then i had the brilliant idea...

i'd escape to a place where i'd have no need to earn a living,
where i could write to my heart's content in peace and security,
and where is this place?
right under your nose...
so close you'd never think of it...
i'm not living in...

grace brothers department store!
And then they break into a weird funky mix of the Are You Being Served? theme.  WTF?  Ok, granted, Ninja Tune is a UK label.  But AYBS? was never that popular as a britcom.  AYBS? is one of my guilty pleasures.  I used to stay up late on school nights to watch reruns on PBS with my mom.  It's so camp that it borders on bad taste.  They recycle jokes and the studio audience is volume-controlled so that you'd swear it's a laugh track.  Naturally I own both DVD box sets, and as dkp will attest, I watch them very often.

I couldn't believe my ears. I'm still in awe.  How the fuck do they do that?

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