Flyer from New Year's Eve at Odd Bar. It was a slightly strange night. We sold out all the tickets, but it didn't feel that busy compared with a normal Saturday. The whole of the Northern Quarter seemed eerily quiet to me.
Free rum and ginger cocktails were on offer to the staff. I usually drink moderately whilst DJing, but the words 'free' and 'unlimited' are dangerous, I find.
I had long before decided that my midnight record would be 'Can You Feel It?' by The Jacksons. I wanted to play a Jacko tune, and in my head I could hear that amazing intro belting out after the obligatory Big Ben chimes.
However, due to my levels of 'refreshment' as the midnight hour rolled around, I allowed my Mp3 player to run on by accident after the bongs (which according to one disgruntled punter were 'five minutes early').
The tune that just happened to follow, (on shuffle, might I add) was Cheryl Cole's 'Fight For Your Love'. The girls behind the bar went wild, whilst I repaired, cursing, to the lavatory.
Of course, it could have been worse. There's plenty of Throbbing Gristle on my player, or Monro Stahr, or Leonard Cohen. But still...
James Zeiter did a rare vinyl-only set (at my insistence), which included ACR's '27 Forever' (Jon Da Silva Soundstation Fix Mix) and, of course 'Vogue' (Bette Davis Dub). During the latter, there was a lot of clambering on furniture and general mayhem, mainly instigated by the bar staff.
After finishing up at Odd, I went to Cord briefly to hear Johnny Abstract bang out some old acid, and then on to El Diablo's, where I was moved to dance on the stage next to a hugely non-plussed DJ Neil Scott.
The following day, I enjoyed my third worst hangover of the last decade. I'm still spotting vomit stains on the carpet to this day.
Artefact added : 12th January 2010