The beauty of life...perhaps not just as we know it. Can I hear a 'oooo'?

I know this is a little off topic for Coco..Electro but i never saw a rulebook!
I expected no more from tonight than to continue browsing the web for more musical delights until my dear mum mentioned that there would be a meteor shower tonight!
Intruiged, i came across such websites as these:
So i thought I'd see for myself what Perseids had to offer.
Equipped with a pouch of tobacco, a cheeky drink & fur coat (for warmth) & my trusty straw hat to stop the barnet ruining the view, I was ready to bare witness to the wonders of the universe (oh its all about the sensationalism this evening) ...well until I caught sight of myself in the mirror & realised I resembled a 1950s pimp. The hat was swiftly removed.
So I'm fortunate enough to live in a house in country, blessed daily with an amazing skyscape.

Even more fortunate to have a east facing back garden perfect for catching the action. I was lucky tonight in that the sky was amazingly clear. Serious case of star measles.

Let's set the scene. One seriously comfy outdoor sofa, the click click of crickets accompanied by the rustle of trees and the odd swooping bat (which scared the shit out of me) and the most amazing view of the sky, I was hoping I hadn't built myself up for nothing.

Unfortunately I am in no way literate enough to even begin to convey the magic of what I saw next so I guess I'm going to have to resort to the good ol' fashioned tally. (Or numbers in this case as I haven't a clue how to get tallies on the keyboard)

Big Ones - 6
Little Ones - 6
Movers - 5
Aeroplanes - 7

I'm guessing my less than scientific names for the meteors may need some explaining. Cue horribly witty descriptions...

Big Ones - The meteors that you reaaaally want to see. Lightening streaks of violet tinged with a golden amber. Don't blink cause you'll miss them but they are breath-taking!

Little Ones - Cheeky flashes of white shooting across the sky. Simples.

Movers - Ever been convinced that a star was moving? Well these ones do. Undistinguishable to the untrained eye ( i have two) from your average star but if you watch real carefully you can trace them on their silent amble through the mesh of stardust. Fun to watch as they'll send you into deep thoughts about the uncomprehendible distances they must be travelling! Deep shit mannn.

Aeroplanes - Those flashing tricksters that first send your heart into a flutter as your imagination flashes back to childhood fascinations with ET and Independance Day only for your nonchalent adult knowledge of mankinds advancement in flight to bring you back to reality. Dull.com.

And so after some seriously space induced inspiration and borderline insanity, my watch beeped farewell to Thursdays 12pm to welcome Fridays 00.01 am. That plus my rather chilly behind was my cue to retire to bed & to the land of nod.

Definitely inhaled far too much stardust tonight & will probably read this tomorrow and realise how much of an arse I sound. But hey whats wrong with a bit of arse every now and then. Ooop.

Don't worry, the meteor shower should last till tomorrow night so if you missed out tonight you're not too late to catch a glimpse of a 5000 yr old meteor! WOW.
I did try to get photos but it turns out my smartphone isn't so smart after all! Internets always a good bet though.


"you're drunk. yes but you are ugly & in the morning i shall be sober" ...unless you stay up till 8am drinking STAG.

I think more blogs should be like this! (big thank to Ayana for this exquisite heads up)


It is time! For another musical update! Because you know you have nothing better to do with your time than read this...

N.B. I actually began writing this post weeks ago so this music may be a little out of date for those finger on the pulse type fellows & lasses but whatcha gonna do. Nothing. And I'm going to continue having lots of summery fun :)

Lets start with this Brooklyn band who go by the name of Sleigh Bells. Signed to M.I.A's Neet Recordings, it's clear there's some influence from the Born Free queen herself. Not always a bad thing. I have a lot of time for Infinity Guitars, dare I say, it conjures memories of Lenny Kravitz's Amercian Woman. No? Just me then. Their album Treats was out on May 11 but with their single Tell Em riding the Radio 1 airwaves, Sleigh Bells seem to be pathing the way for a promising new sound of anarchist electroclash after a a run in with a citreon saxo rudeboy.

Intriuiged? Well you can listen to 5 of their tracks here.

If you really like them you can buy Treats from here!

Let's split up the music essays with a video extravaganza...
GRANNY BREAK-DANCING. (go on. click it. you know you can't resist)
I think i have a thing for the whole "im still 18 in my head" pensioners. wait. who doesn't?

DJ Ruth Flowers. You GOD.

I want to be just like you when I grow up :)

Heard this before?? Sound of Stereo - Metric (spend some pennies)
You may have but if not your musical journey of pleasure begins right now!

Myspace / SoundCloud

Ok so this next one would have to booty shake, head nod, shoulder shuffle, arm twist and foot tap dance all at once!
It's Mustard Pimp - Telesiege

Always on form and a dab hand at remixing too Mustard Pimp certainly never looks out of place amongst the fellow producers of the quality rich DIM MAK Records.

errr. sexy.
Assiah Alcazar Martin

This next one excites me. I made a CD for my car & forgot that this was on it....when it kicks in. oh my. I nearly ran down an old dear. Not deer. It was in the middle of Rugby for christs sake.

Myd & Sam Tiba - Next Novel

I also have a lot of love for his track Barbie Weed which you can listen to on his myspace. Hiiii!

Myspace / Soundcloud

This next one's not you're usual Coco..Electro filth but we all need a bit of a scrub up every now & then...or just a rather catchy song.

Flight Facilities - Crave You

this remix is also rather suitable for aural enjoyment.

Flight Facilities - Crave You (Dom Bird Remix)

" i walked into the room dripping in gold"

Lovely jubbly

I have now decided though. Less long & inconsistant posts. More regular tit bitty ones :) My life is far too spontaneous these days!!

I love you all so much. I'm off to the land of nod.


Global Gathering Super Spectacular Special Blog!

Ever feel overwhelmed with the technological transmutation of the world?

Watch this. It's nice to know you're not alone.

No Video? Link me up!

Well well well, it appears that some time has blown by since the militant party marathon that was Global Gathering but never fear for Coco is here with a little blog of joy for you my love muffins.

Friday night of Global I must admit is rather blurred slash non-existent in my memory...
When in cerebral doubt, use the Global website to sort the ol' memory bank out!

Apparently that night I saw:

Steve Aoki!

Wait. I definitely remember seeing him. I even have a picture to prove it (ability to use camera = memory still intact. YES!)

As the founder of Dim Mak Records and general musical God, Sir Steve Aoki (title self- administered) blew the roof off the Global tent!!

Here's his latest venture >

Be sure to check out the Dim Mak website as there is some serious talent embedded in those cyberspacial walls! Oh & there's a shaweet clothing range too! Shot Gun the Cambells soup tin tee!

I've been told that I was fortunate enough to witness the magic that was 2 Many Djs on Friday night. Hmmm, I
do have a slight recollection of them standing in what seemed to be a spaceship come to think of it... (ok so that sounds like i was consumed in a world of hallucinogenics. Negative. It was a world of over-priced Tuborg fresh from a man with a barrel for a rucksack!)

2 Many Djs finished the night off with a wonderful cacophony of sound mixed with the expertise
of a top notch distillery!

This a favourite of mine >

Interested? Here are some links lovelies!

Katy B was definitely enjoyed by the majority of DJ's over the weekend. But I know you must have heard Katy On A Mission by now so I'm going to point you in the direction of her collab with Magnetic Man. ( Actually 3 magnetic men. Skream, Benga & Artwork) It's called Perfect Stranger & if you like her current song, you'll love this. Ok, so it may potentially become a slave to the chart but it's sweetly inoffensive. Check it out.

So Saturday was a little less blurry despite consisting of 12 hard hours of stealth partying.

Our favourites of the night were Chuckie & of course the Bloody Beetroots.

Chuckie, originally from the land of the Dutch, he was such a surprise on the Main Stage. Looking like he was having the time of his life, Mr C got the crowd seriously going!

He also hosts his own seriously sucessful night called Dirty Dutch & is playing at Nottinghill Carnival on the 30th August if anyone's around! With his cheeky chappy smile, superstar dj skills & as a heavy contributor to UNICEF, Chuckie's earnt his place on my list of potential future soulmates...(that comment was for comedic purposes. for those worried for my sanity, no worries, such a list does not exist.)

Anyway, check out his tunes & get link happy! >

So next up it's Bloody Beetroots. Also on the Main Stage & highly anticipated they definitely did not fail to pleasure! With ambitious drumming, the nonchalant use of a microphone as a plectrum on Gibson coupled with stage diving & occasional synthy sitdowns. That hour made the £130 completely worth it!

Can't quite picture it yet? Try this

Can't see the video? Click here!

These guys take their music as seriously as their partying & even have a manifesto on their website!

Listen & see for yourself >

Bloody Beetroots - I Love the Bloody Beetroots (As much as that's me declaring the space in my heart for these italian stallions, it's also the name of their song.)

"Everyday an artist gets up and knows he has to run. What he doesn't know, perhaps, is that he doesn't have to run...alone"
Bloody Beetroots Manifesto