Your help needed
I’m putting my trust in you, faithful readers. Please don’t let me down.
Turns out I’m needed on the wheels of steel at a friend’s birthday celebration next weekend. It’s a DJ emergency if you will (it must be if they’re calling on me).
So, I’ve dusted off my nimble fingers, re-learnt some of my favourite ninja-quick DJ moves (including the scratch, the helicopter and the bumbo ninepence). But I’m not the finished article yet….
My playlist is taking shape, but I’m looking at it thinking – where’s the killer track? Where’s the classic that’s going to tear the place a new rear? The playlist – it’s good. It’s not great.
This is where you come in. In a massively web 2.0 / interactive / stephenfry@twittery type way, I’m opening up the cyber-request line to you.
I need to know the amazing unknown dancefloor filler that you’d drop which will make the place feel like “they all done gone bombed it up back to mediaeval times shorty”.
The emphasis here is on ‘unknown’, yeah? So no Stone Roses Fool’s Gold’s please. No Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx’s please. And definitely no A-Ha The Sun Always Shines on TV’s please. (You think I didn’t put them on the list already? Then you underestimated Tiny Dan, girlfriend).
And here’s the twist. I need five brilliant suggestions to replace five utterly awful party tracks which I will otherwise play, killing the mood entirely (and possibly killing me, when the party turns ugly).
These are the five all-time worst choices which I am threatening to play:
5 – Vanilla No Way No Way
4 – Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
3 – The Tweets – The Birdie Song (Tiny Dan’s not-so-tiny 20-minute remix)
2 – Einsturzende Neubauten – Headcleaner
And number one
1 – Johnny Cash – Hurt (while projecting this famously heartbreaking video on to back wall)
Please stop me unleashing this catalogue of misery on the unsuspecting party-goers. Five great unexpected alternatives now please.
I know I can trust you – you hardy group of avid followers of the thoughts of four people who used to appear alongside a famous bloke on a specialist-interest DAB digital radio station on a Sunday afternoon taking a sideways glance at the week’s news (except me as I couldn’t always make it owing to work commitments).
Can’t think of a song? Mentally weak? Why not email this to a better person than you then? To get in touch, remember that you cannot follow me throughout the year on twitter and I generally limit new facebook friends these days.
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