token girl: like a girl, but better

Wednesday, 22 June 2005

token girl presents a post-glastonbury
welcoming back Datassette

93 feet east
tuesday 28th june
diet grrrl hip-pop electrofash summercore

future dates with token girl and friends: 12th july/26th july

are we nearly there yet?

listening to: lush - 'single girl'; goldfrapp - 'ooh la la'; killers - 'mr brightside (thin white duke mix)'
reading: madonna's 'grazia' interview; mari akasaka -'vibrator'

Friday, 17 June 2005

friday i'm in love

originally uploaded by small town flirt.
how hot is this pic? it's the cutest thing EVER, from last Saturday's Guardian Guide...

Thursday, 16 June 2005

when i'm on the mic, the suckers run

just found out that this is opening soon on poland street in soho. karaoke box could do with some healthy competition, but if the website's anything to go by, the propietors of lucky voice haven't realised that karaoke rooms, no matter how lavishly decorated, are typically populated by drunk people more interested in singing a song than where their drink spills. we'll see...

Wednesday, 15 June 2005

minutes from yesterday's VIP marketing meeting

"Blogs are a brand new technological advance that the newspapers have just picked up on. Sometimes they consist of angst from 13 y/o girls in Derbyshire. But we believe they are a strong marketing tool for our product. By giving our readers a chance to glimpse inside the mind of our top authors, writers and minds, we believe they will flock to Waterstone's and buy our celebrated titles such as 'Married and Hate it? Here's How To Change Him' and 'Fat Brat Ate Cat: The Millennial Problem With Obesity""

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

the love doctor

dr lektroluv is the elusive dj behind the greatest series of electro compilations ever assembled by human hand and ear.

physically dr lektroluv is a cartoonish vision that is part-Kryton, part-Incredible Hulk (more of this later). he has evolved from blank-faced robot to planet-saving, universe-conquering spaceman over the six collections, demonstrating his superhero strength-sized dj dexterity.

in Spring 2002 the seminal LEKTROLUV compilation was released, showcasing a spot-on mix of I-F, Miss Kittin & the Hacker, Hell, Felix the Housecat and more. it was the soundtrack to a blissful summer, and i still play these songs now. i danced to them on carefree monday nights at trash, in the sun at sonar, in my bedroom...

dr luv's talent is to mix n match tunes from electro's infancy alongside tracks that are hot off the programmer to make them sound exactly as they should do. it's not just putting songs in order. i mean, any old ipod can shuffle tracks, but making them into something new is another (luv) story.

smalltownflirts: if anyone wants a copy then email me - of course you can't buy them anymore...

needlesstosay i am in lektroluv.

listening to: 'so jealous' - tegan & sara; 'i am disco' - rhythm king and her friends; 'elektrik planet' - dr lektroluv
reading: 'snakes and earrings' - hitomi kanehara; revolution for girls magazine

Saturday, 11 June 2005

Tres Tourist 19 March 2004

2004-03-19 Tres Tourist 2 017
2004-03-19 Tres Tourist 2 017,
originally uploaded by Kazaroth.

Friday, 10 June 2005

thinking outside the box

Annette, Katie, Abs and I have just spent another LEGENDARY night at Soho's Karaoke Box. This seedy west end venue is low on frills, but high on thrills. Boy trouble? Try a healthy dose of Kelis' Caught Out There. Work getting you down? Dolly Parton's '9 to 5' will do wonders for your general wellbeing.

OK, the drinks are overpriced and undersized, but it's a small price to pay for the incomparable post-croon glow that follows a passionate girl-on-mike sesh.

These are my all time karaoke must-dos:

1. I Love Rock'n'Roll - Joan Jett
2. Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2
3. Ever Fallen in Love - the Buzzcocks
4. Take Me Home - John Denver
5. ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Monday, 6 June 2005

how's your lovelife?

token girl and datassette at 93 feet east on Tuesday 14th June from after work 'til after dark...