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Monday, 29 April 2013

WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE, 2013 UPDATE





A new 'truther' update of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start The Fire' specially adapted for the 21st century!


Kissinger, Brzezinski,
Greenspan, Bernanke,
Rothschilds, Rockefellers and Reptilians.

Georgia Guidestones,
Fluoride, GMOs,
Fracking, NLP, Agenda 21.

Demons, archons,
Broadcasts from Saturn,
Nibiru, solar flares,
Changing times, in the air.

Robin Cook, Kubrick,
David Kelly, John Smith,
Engineered heart attacks,
Asapartame in children's snacks.

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning since the world was turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Adam Lanza, James Holmes,
Mind control, killer drones,
Sandy Hook, Fukushima,
Gulf Of Mexico.

Initiation rituals,
Dan Brown misinfo,
Masons, Church of Satan,
Bohemian Grove.

Jay-Z, Lil Wayne
Kanye West down the drain
Pyramids, Isis
Nimrod and Semiramis

Third eye, intuition,
Consciousness elevation,
Boston, 9/11,
Columbine, 7/7

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning since the world was turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Drone bombs in the night,
David Icke, was he right?
George Carlin, Bill Hicks,
Watch TV and get your kicks.

Alex Jones banging fists,
Microchips under wrists,
Actors playing terrorists,
Blue skies to white mists.

TV flicker rates,
Gushing crowds for Will and Kate.
Engineered banking crash,
Cypriots lose all their cash.

Korea, Libya,
Iraq, Iran and Syria,
Engineered war and coups,
Send in the oil crews.

We didn't start the fire,
It was always burning since the world was turning,
We didn't start the fire,
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Illuminati bloodlines,
Mind control, read the signs,
Safest way to not get killed,
Steer clear of the 'safety' drills.

Calcified pineal glands,
Blood on Netanyahu's hands,
Obama, Bush and Blair,
Giving children nightmares.

Radiation in the sky,
Smart meters, Wi-Fi,
Microwave your food to death,
Bathe your brain in EMF.

Oklahoma, Waco,
Frankenfoods, Monsanto
Welfare cuts, austerity,
A world of insanity!

We didn't start the fire,
It was always burning since the world was turning,
We didn't start the fire,
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

MD'S DIARY, APRIL '13



I'd committed to being vigilant enough to spot any April Fools' gags this year ... but I still ended up being caught out by the wife when she called from her mother's to say the cat had brought a rat into the house, and I was needed to go over and remove it. It was only when she could no longer retain her laughter that I realised I'd been had.

1st April was also Easter Monday, and to round off the long weekend I presented another instalment of Fish Out Of Water on OX105FM. This is an occasional excursion into the alternative, where I invite some of the station's specialist DJs in to pick tunes that mean a lot to them, but which no-one would ever have thought they'd be into. The results are always eclectic to say the least. Sadly on this occasion, two of my guests cried off during the day, so I filled the first hour with some diverse tuneage from 1990, before garage DJ AC stepped up to select cuts from artists as diverse as Musical Youth and The Prodigy. You can listen back to the results right here:



Saturdays from 6 to 8pm is when things return to relative normality and I present my regular show. The Sound Of Now showcases what I consider to be innovative new music from a variety of genres, ranging from garage, soulful house and D&B, to hip-hop. This month's guest mix DJs have included Macedonia's DJ Boogieman and Croatia's Aldo Morro. You can always listen back to the latest instalment at:



Despite spending half my life there in the late 90s, visits to Cardiff are few and far between these days. I had a long-awaited one in the diary for Saturday 6th, however, when I guested at 411 Club to drop an old-school revival set. This had been billed as such, which avoided any dumb-ass requests for contemporary crap, leaving me free to blaze through three hours of hip-hop, R&B and ragga (as we used to call it.) The crowd lapped it up, and it was great to see a few heads from the legendary days of Late Nite Flava at The Forum in attendance, plus my old mate DJ Bibs, and Urban Fusion's Jay Dizzle, who was on before me. After the long drive home I staggered in at 6am - still two hours earlier than I used to get home every Saturday in 1998 and 1999!

The Good Vibrations podcast series has moved on with two new volumes this month. The first was the chat I recorded o the Isle Of Wight with David Icke, followed by an instalment with researcher and author of the Truth Agenda, Andy Thomas. From its early role in exposing the dark, hidden agenda behind the contemporary mainstream music industry, the series has moved on to show how this fits into the much wider picture of what's being done to the world and by whom ... and what the true nature of reality and human consciousness might be. It's stuff you don't stand a chance of hearing about in the mainstream media, and which more and more people globally are starting to take an interest in, as evidenced by the massive figures the podcasts are now doing. You'll find the latest two volumes hosted at:



... and there's plenty more where those came from!  Keep checking back on the Soundcloud page for new instalments.


Another revival session was on the cards for Saturday 13th, this time encompassing 80s soulful grooves as well as the 90s gems. I went to absorb Back In The Day at Registry in Gloucester, a wicked brand presented by residents Martin 'In Full Swing' Rafferty and John Mustoe that's going from strength to strength. Tonight marked its third birthday, with Ronnie Herel drafted in as guest DJ, Bristol's MC JNR on the mic, plus a PA from UK soul veteran Don E. Great to see so many ravers of the 80s and 90s generation out to reminisce!


My mother-in-law is Austrian, and on Tuesday 16th, she set off for a two-week holiday to her homeland. I volunteered to go out with her to make sure she got there safely. There was also an ulterior motive attached!  Her brother has always been considered a bit of an enigmatic black sheep of the family, owing to his lifestyle and certain things he says. I confess that I always used to think of him as a bit of a nutter, but in light of many things I've come to understand in the past few years, many of his comments now don't seem so nutty!  He picked us up from Vienna airport, and we hammered through the two-and-a-half hour journey in his tiny Toyota Corolla to the sunny scenic South, close to the city of Graz. 


At 71 years of age, Uncle Hansi is clearly in much better shape than I am, maintaining a healthy diet (though he still enjoys a beer,) doing vigorous walking and swimming every day, and practicing the art of yoga straight out of the Indian Bhavgarad Gita. He's an inspirational guy, and a few of the soundbites that formed our chat were quite revealing!


A week later, I was back on Easyjet, and very excited to be heading off on my debut visit to Iceland - part business, but with lots of leisure built in. The flight, as well as two nights at the interestingly-named Bjork Hotel, were reasonably priced. But that was where it ends!  The Scandinavian influence is apparent, as it must rank as one of the most expensive countries in the world behind only Norway and perhaps Sweden; £25 for a main course, £6 for a beer, £5 for a bag of crisps, £30 to get into a swimming pool, £60 for a city tour!


Recent events in Iceland had been of great interest to me. Its economy was decimated in 2008 when the Icelandic Bank fell in the manipulated crash. Rather than meekly accept it and bail the banks out, however, the government booted them out of the country, and held the key perpetrators to account for their actions by arresting and imprisoning many of them. Why isn't every country doing this?


Even more interesting, however, is Iceland''s uniquely fascinating geology. It's apparent straight away as you head from Keflavik Airport through lava fields of black volcanic rock covered in unusual brown and green moss, through to the capital Reykjavik. On Wednesday 24th, I had a whole day to take in an excursion to the glacially-carved Gullfoss Waterfall, similar to Niagara Falls, followed by Geysir and its smaller cousin Strokkur, which bubble and steam away in a field of sulphuric rock, the latter spurting out gallons of boiling hot water straight from the centre of the earth every 5-6 minutes. The landscape out in the wilderness is very remisnicent of the Scottish Highlands, but also retains an other-worldly mystique all of its own. A truly fascinating place.



THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 27/4/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2013


Listen Again/ Download links:




WOOKIE: TORPEDO

ARTFUL DODGER FEAT. ZOE KYPRI: NO I TURN YOU ON

LIZZIE CURIOUS: I'M NOT DROWNING (2013 HOUSE MIX)

STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. RAEKWON, JOEY BADASS & BLACK THOUGHT: BIRD'S EYE VIEW

COMMON FEAT. COCAINE 80s: CONGRATULATIONS

TY: LIKE YOU NEVER (BABY DOOKS BLACKOUT REMIX)

A-ALIKES FEAT. M1: WHOLE LIFE

N.O.R.E. FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR: BUILT PYRAMIDS

JANELLE MONAE FEAT. ERKYKAH BADU: Q.U.E.E.N

ANGELA LEWIS BROWN: DEBT TO PLEASURE

GROOVE JUNKIES FEAT. DIANE CARTER: LET IT BE (REELSOUL SOLE CHANNEL MIX)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
EDDIE STOCKLEY: TELL ME SUMTHIN'

IMAANI BROWN: THE WATER'S IN MY EYES

DAN-E MC FEAT. KATHY BROWN: TAKE ME HIGH

OLD TO THE NEW:
YO YO HONEY: GROOVE ON (1991)

YO YO HONEY: YOYO (MANI SOULSONIC REMIX)

CONSTANT DEVIANTS: IT'S OK

N.O.R.E FEAT. SCARFACE: WHAT I HAD TO DO

MARCO POLO FEAT. TALIB KWELI & DJ PREMIER: G.U.R.U

TY: KNOCK KNOCK

SPIN DOCTORS: DJ RAY WOODS (GLASGOW) IN THE MIX

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST FOR 20/4/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 20TH APRIL 2013


LIZZIE CURIOUS: I'M NOT DROWNING (2013 HOUSE MIX)

DAN-E MC FEAT. KATHY BROWN: TAKE ME HIGH

YO YO HONEY: YOYO (MANI HOUSE MIX)

WOOKIE: TORPEDO

TY: LIKE YOU NEVER (BABY DOOKS BLACKOUT REMIX)

N.O.R.E FEAT. SCARFACE: WHAT I HAD TO DO

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. RAEKWON, JOEY BADASS & BLACK THOUGHT: BIRD'S EYE VIEW

RHYMEFEST: S.T.F.U

MAC MILLER: THE GROW UP/ 4/20

KCAT: GREATER LOVE

ZINC FEAT. SASHA KEABLE: ONLY FOR TONIGHT

GRAHAM KNOX-FRAZIER: THE DEEP

OLD TO THE NEW:
COMMON: I USE TO LOVE H.E.R (1996)

COMMON FEAT. COCAINE 80s: CONGRATULATIONS

MARCO POLO & BIG DADDY KANE: NITE & DAY

MARCO POLO FEAT. TALIB KWELI & DJ PREMIER: G.U.R.U

BRIDGET KELLY FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR: STREET DREAMS

YO YO HONEY: YOYO (MANI SOULSONIC REMIX)

ANGELA LEWIS BROWN: DEBT TO PLEASURE

TY: KNOCK KNOCK

RIVER NELSON: MIDNIGHT DRIVE

SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN BUGGED OUT REVIVAL MIX

Saturday, 27 April 2013

OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN, 29/4/13

Some truly inspiring, spine-tingling hip-hop has been coming my way recently, proof that despite the best efforts of the big corporations to change the public's perceptions of the genre as electronically-produced conveyor-belt pop music, the real essence of the art form is still being retained by a host of dedicated underground artists!

There's an impressive line-up of Wu Tang veteran Raekwon, Joey Badass and Black Thought of The Roots on the new offering from underground super-producer Statik Selektah. 'Birds Eye View' has a sublime angelic vocal sample that makes it reminiscent of so much of the product of the mid-90s golden years. 


Like Statik, Marco Polo is coming with some outstanding product of late, and some key collaborations. Following his project with Big Daddy Kane, he's now linked with Talib Kweli, and evidently a cameo from DJ Premier, to drop 'G.U.R.U', an emotionally stirring tribute to the legendary MC of that name who passed away three years ago. One of the best that ever did it.


I have to say I've never been the biggest fan of Common, who in my view has always been vastly over-rated, and is usually snore-inducingly boring. However, credit where credit's due, the lyrical evocations cooked up on 'Congratulations' featuring Cocaine 80s are masterful, and it's the sort of track you want to absorb at least three times in a row. It depicts a 'player' acting as best man at the wedding of his good buddy, and reflecting on their carefree years together. My favourite line, referring to the moment of matrimony is: 'just then a ghetto phone go off, with the song all loud'.

Outside of hip-hop, meanwhile, a track with undeniable impact from the get-go is the appropriately names 'Torpedo' from veteran UK garage producer Wookie. This is an energy-charged house excursion, free from vocals, but still with enough distinctive elements to lodge itself into your consciousness, as well as light up any dancefloor.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE, 2013 UPDATE




A new 'truther' update of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start The Fire' specially adapted for the 21st century!


Kissinger, Brzezinski,
Greenspan, Bernanke,
Rothschilds, Rockefellers and Reptilians.

Georgia Guidestones,
Fluoride, GMOs,
Fracking, NLP, Agenda 21.

Demons, archons,
Broadcasts from Saturn,
Nibiru, solar flares,
Changing times, in the air.

Robin Cook, Kubrick,
David Kelly, John Smith,
Engineered heart attacks,
Asapartame in children's snacks.

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning since the world was turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Adam Lanza, James Holmes,
Mind control, killer drones,
Sandy Hook, Fukushima,
Gulf Of Mexico.

Initiation rituals,
Dan Brown misinfo,
Masons, Church of Satan,
Bohemian Grove.

Jay-Z, Lil Wayne
Kanye West down the drain
Pyramids, Isis
Nimrod and Semiramis

Third eye, intuition,
Consciousness elevation,
Boston, 9/11,
Columbine, 7/7

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning since the world was turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Drone bombs in the night,
David Icke, was he right?
George Carlin, Bill Hicks,
Watch TV and get your kicks.

Alex Jones banging fists,
Microchips under wrists,
Actors playing terrorists,
Blue skies to white mists.

TV flicker rates,
Gushing crowds for Will and Kate.
Engineered banking crash,
Cypriots lose all their cash.

Korea, Libya,
Iraq, Iran and Syria,
Engineered war and coups,
Send in the oil crews.

We didn't start the fire,
It was always burning since the world was turning,
We didn't start the fire,
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.

Illuminati bloodlines,
Mind control, read the signs,
Safest way to not get killed,
Steer clear of the 'safety' drills.

Calcified pineal glands,
Blood on Netanyahu's hands,
Obama, Bush and Blair,
Giving children nightmares.

Radiation in the sky,
Smart meters, Wi-Fi,
Microwave your food to death,
Bathe your brain in EMF.

Oklahoma, Waco,
Frankenfoods, Monsanto
Welfare cuts, austerity,
A world of insanity!

We didn't start the fire,
It was always burning since the world was turning,
We didn't start the fire,
No, we didn't light it, but we'll try to fight it.


Thursday, 18 April 2013

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST VOL. 12: ANDY THOMAS



Andy Thomas is a writer, researcher and public speaker known for his grasp of multiple subjects in the conspiracy/ truth/ paranormal fields, and author of The Truth Agenda and the upcoming Conspiracies. In Volume 12, he chats to Mark Devlin about his balanced and detached approach to presenting information. Inevitably, this has led to accusations of being a 'lightweight', or even a 'shill', but Andy explains why he sees this technique as most valuable in not alienating those new to the subject. He talks about his specific areas of interest, notably crop circles, UFOs and 9/11, and addresses the life-changing issue of coming to terms with the revelation that the world is nothing like we were always told it was.


Monday, 15 April 2013

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, APR/ MAY 13



Saturday 20th April
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 20th April
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Saturday 27th April
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 4th May
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Sunday 5th May
Old School Jams, Yates', Bicester

Saturday 11th May
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 11th May
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Saturday 18th May
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 25th May
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 25th May
Back In The Day, The Old Bank, Swindon

Sunday 26th May
Old School Jams, Yates', Bicester

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Monday 27th May
Fish Out Of Water, OX105FM, Oxford (7-9pm)

Friday 31st May
Yates', Bicester


Sunday, 14 April 2013

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 13/4/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2013


Listen Again/ Download links:




ZINC FEAT. SASHA KEABLE: ONLY FOR TONIGHT

RUDIMENTAL FEAT. ELLA EYRE: WAITING ALL NIGHT

KCAT: GREATER LOVE

DAVID BOOMAH FEAT. HARRY SHOTTA: PURE INTENTIONS (DJ CHAP REMIX)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:

TY: LIKE YOU NEVER (BABY DOOKS BLACKOUT REMIX)

R.A THE RUGGED MAN: THE PEOPLE'S CHAMP

RIVER NELSON: THE POKE THRU THEORY

PAPOOSE FEAT. DJ PREMIER: TURN IT UP

N.O.R.E. FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR: BUILT PYRAMIDS

OLD TO THE NEW:
BIG DADDY KANE: AIN'T NO HALF STEPPIN' (1988)

MARCO POLO & BIG DADDY KANE: NITE & DAY

YO YO HONEY: YOYO (MANI HOUSE MIX)

DEVOLUTION: IF YOU BELIEVE

SHEA: WHERE DID YOU GO (FUNKYSTEPZ REMIX)

BRIDGET KELLY FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR: STREET DREAMS

YO YO HONEY: YOYO (MANI SOULSONIC REMIX)

RIVER NELSON: MIDNIGHT DRIVE

TY: KNOCK KNOCK

DIZZY WRIGHT FEAT. JOEY BADASS: MAINTAIN

SAFFIRE D'SOUL: HOLD ON (DIGITAL DUBSTAR REMIX)

SPIN DOCTORS: ALDO MORRO (CROATIA) GUEST DJ MIX

Saturday, 13 April 2013

OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN 15/4/13



Loads of stunning new tuneage on the hip-hop front this time round ... and most of it from some veterans of the game, rather than any Johnny-come-lately new pretenders!  On the UK tip, one of the most original and consistent artists of the last 20 years has been the MC simply known as Ty, whose style has always been quirky and left-field. There's more of the same on his current EP, 'Kick, Snare And An Idea', which includes the standout tracks 'Knock Knock' and 'Like You Never'. The latter has just got a Baby Dooks Remix courtesy of the Blackout Crew in Zagreb, Croatia that's well worth checking out.

An equally inspiring EP comes from the US artist River Nelson, who collaborated on his celebrated 2009 album 'The Rise & Fall Of River Nelson' with the UK's Lewis Parker. 'Midnight Drive', 'The Poke Thru Theory' and 'Opportunity' are among the imaginative gems on this one.


N.O.R.E, previously known as Noreaga, is an artist not exactly renowned for his lyrical dexterity ('I still say no, no is no, no can go,') but somehow he's landed himself some amazingly hot beats courtesy of the finest producers in the game. 'Built Pyramids' is one such collaboration from his brand new album, 'Student Of The Game', for which he's linked with the legendary Large Professor. The result is a delightful sample-laden old school treatment. 'What I Had To Do' featuring Scarface is another of the album's highlights.


An artist who emerged showing great promise a few years ago, but who never really took off big-time seemingly owing to industry politics, is Papoose. He's finally to drop his long-awaited album, too, 'Live From The Nacirema Dream', the highlight being the lead single 'Turn It Up', bearing the unmistakable hallmark sound of DJ Premier.

Finally, the word 'legend' is not one to be used lightly, but in rap circles it accurately describes the Juice Crew trailblazer Big Daddy Kane. He's still making tunes in 2013, the latest being his collaboration with the producer Marco Polo on 'Nite & Day', which samples the 1980s Al B Sure swingbeat track of the same name.

All of the above come highly recommended!