Thursday, October 23, 2008


A funny thing happened on the way to the, really.
I saw three spides stop dead as they were walking up lower north street and suddenly one of them was getting into a car from the passenger side. Oh, dear. I looked over my shoulder a few times as the other two kept watch at each end of the vehicle. Mrs M phoned the police who perked up when she said that, yes, she did have the VRN and the make of the vehicle and they are currently just driving away. They had got in and hotwired the car in under 2 minutes. Hopefully the police will have caught the thievin' wee bastards and gave them a hiding, ahem, I do of course mean use the full force of the law upon them.

Schlomo and the human beatbox orhcestra.
Wowee, after seeing this guy a year or so ago on Later with Jools Holland I was blown away. He was making noises that I didn’t think were possible to make. Maybe he had swallowed a bird of paradise ? He was playing a bassline and the drums just using his mouth! Impressive. Sounded great too.

Then he started laying down different sounds on a loop sampler and building the layers into recognisable songs. Just with the human voicebox and mouth.

Last night was his latest gig in Belfast, this time with the human beatbox orchestra.
He came out, all shy and proceeded to wow us all with the sounds and beats he was able to make. That was for the first half of the show. The second half saw 7 more people come out on stage and then the fun really started. No instruments used and those 8 people made fantastic music. They played their versions of some recognisable songs, one from the Prodigy (not a fan but it sounded great) and I want you back by the Jacksons, though when they played a Stevie Wonder song the place went daft. Truly amazing.

Highlight of the night was when Schlomo asked what we in Belfast said as an exclamation, such as “yeehaa”, “Hey” etc. One guy shouted “Whataboutye”.
They only went and improvised a song around it! Though polite English accents singing what about you was odd. The funniest and best part being when the bass guy imitated the guy in the audience, who originally had shouted whataboutye, a few times to the point where I thought they had sampled it and played it back.

They got a well deserved standing ovation. You all missed out on this people.


Go check Schlomo out on you-tube, go on….feed your head.


Blogger Manuel said...

served him a few years work.

1:08 AM  

hey, good to hear you're going to plant VLITA in your garden - don't forget to post us the photos too!

11:08 AM  

hello Mr M - you must be a marvellous cook!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Mudflapgypsy said...

Mrs M thinks so!

I like eating good food.
You can tell from my expanding waistline...gotta do something about that.

6:07 PM  

marvellous recipe you've just passed onto me - spinach with pumpkin gnocchi will be in an upcoming post; wonder if i can work round a story on that

1:57 PM  
Anonymous MikeTheWaiterDotCom said...

a few extra pounds is the sign of good eatin'....I gotta go with you on that.... who cares ...

10:49 PM  

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