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January 03, 2005

Clare's fun Kitsch Diary!

Yes! Welcome to the wonderful world of things aquired by myself while being at holland that could be considered kitsch, or in a word junk but so naff that its cool. The task is to have as much crap as possible on the littliest amount of money by the end of the year… so here goes…


1 Set of Marijuana fairy lights – Appreciate the green stuff with these beautiful fairy lights, tasteless yet tacky, add the air of sophistication into your already smoky home and proclaim your love for the weed with these garishly molded plastic lights (3 euro)

1 UV Black Light – So cant afford to go out to the club/coffee shop? then simply turn off your bedroom light and switch this on, instant party atmosphere! watch in amazement as you're able to see just how disgustingly messy your carpet is and how amazing your trainers are! Also for the stoner in you, then stick a picture of bob m up or a psychedelic painting up and stare as the beautiful colours are made even more lovely – amusement for hours! (7 euro)

2 Candle holders with pictures of : Jesus and Mary – Feeling religious? well feel better with the savour himself and holy mother looking out for you. Unforetunately due to a candle accident jesus feel off and is currently stuck on the kitchen cupboard but no matter! These candle holders rock! (4 euro)


More tasteless lights / neon eighties style lamps
A smoking donkey

For anyone whos been to holland and has any more kitsch ideas then let me know!

More Blue Note Trip – DJ Maestro

4 out of 5 stars

Another collection of cool and funky jazz, mixed by DJ Maestro. Recommended tracks include Labi Siffre's 'I got the…' (the sample for eminems my name is) a pretty chilled tune from mos def called creole, and a song called 90% of me is you.
all in all another classic collection, definatlely subtible for putting on as background music and being cool or having up loud and getting ready to go out….

mmm jazz….nice x

De La Soul at Tivoli 7th December

In terms of todays hip hop, with acts like Kanye West and up and coming young mcs dominating the arena, the question has to be asked whether old skool acts such as de la, run dmc etc still are relevent. The answer after this is most definately!

The monster trio put on an awesome show which was situated in a tiny venue and made the atmosphere electric. The flows were tight, the beats were cool and the deejaying was impressive. There was lots of interaction with the crowd, mainly from Pos which gave u the feelin you were witnessing something very special. Highlights of the evening included a cool rendition of 'baby phat,' bringing out golden oldies off 'three ft high and rising,' as well as songs from their new album 'the grind date' including the banger 'rock co. cane flow' featuring the vaudiville villian himself, MF Doom. There was no feeling whatsoever that the group have in anyway forgotton to repect and appreciate their fans and this made you appreciate them even more.

All in all this was a top gig, intimate yet heavy enough to rock the corwd completely, and finally, in answer to the question 'have de la still got it?' The answer is definately.

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