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Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2010

For the third time in 2010, I take to the DJ booth for London’s premier event for independent stallholders of a goth/alternative ilk to set up shop in a hall in Tufnell Park for 6 hours on a Sunday. More stalls than ever, attendence topped 200 once again, what’s not to love?

Scott McMahon joined me once again, prior to rushing down to the Reptile Club to play some more. Also joining me today was James Black of Black n Beard Radio, taking a break from stallholding duties to spin a few sets. As it was the festive season, each of us took a chance to spin some vaguely Chrismassy tunes.

10:30am-11am – Jonny’s Sunday Morning Ambience

The Dome had refitted it’s soundsystem, meaning we we up and running much earlier than usual. Some would have taken the opportunity to grab a coffee. Not me.

Potentia Animi – Oh Tannenbaum
Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe I
Vangelis – Tears In Rain
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson – Journey
Steve Roach – Infinite Shore
Lustmord – Beckoning
Wendy Carlos – Title Music From A Clockwork Orange

1pm-2pm – Half Industrial, Half Goth

I don’t get to play much trad, so it was nice to play some bands that I really should be spinning more often – I’d never previously played Mission, Cult or the Nephs, and I haven’t played The Cure since 2001!

Rammstein – Moskau
Terminal Choice – Be Like Me
Agonoize – For The Sick And Disturbed
Psyclon Nine – Lamb Of God
Feindflug – Leitbild
Signal Aout 42 – To Talk Nonsense
Project Pitchfork – Requiem
Diary Of Dreams – Ex-ile
Dreadful Shadows – Futility
Fields Of The Nephilim – Preacher Man
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
Adoration – Same As It Ever Was
The Mission – Severina
Sisters Of Mercy – Alice
Christian Death – Romeo’s Distress
The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night

4pm-5pm – Goth of the Pops?

The first three songs in this set each remind me of a very special person in my life. The last? Probably best not to ask!

Blutengel – Navigator
Ravenous – The Voices You Hear (Spit and Polish Mix)
Mesh – Step By Step
Icon Of Coil – Stimulated
XPQ-21 – Rockin’ Silver Knight (Skinjob Remix)
Assemblage 23 – Document
RBN – Faithless (Radio Edit)
The Nine – My Fallacy (Delusional Mix)
Psyche – Six Feet Under
Iris – Annie, Would I Lie To You?
Parralox – Supermagic
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Welle:Erdball – Monoton + Minimal
SPOCK – White Christmas
Erasure – Take A Chance On Me
Divine – You Think You’re A Man

5pm-5:20pm – Tag Team With Myself

Unfortunately, neither of my co-DJs was available for tag-team today, so I got cheesy for 20 minutes whilst everyone was clearing up.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
The Reverend Horton Heat – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
A-Ha – Take On Me

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