Our 4th birthday Almanac. Four years. Four years of music & lunches & friends, new friends, old friends, old friends making new friends, Brilliant Guest DJ’s, playlists, DOGS, landlords & landladies, departures, absences, Returns (loads of them this time) dancing, Battles, hysteria, our side, the dark side, All sides, nipping out to the garden for a quick fag, Tuaca (always Tuaca) the Saint Georges our lovely HOME.. oh nostalgia is for fools & we always, Always look forward but, well, 4. Years.

It was always going to be eventful Especially with Andy as our 1st thrice returning guest dj & the 1st Almanac since the Saint George’s kitchen went fully vegan (Delicious, look forward very to further installments) but our left cd deck dying 1 song into Andy’s set, a thankfully false fire alarm (cue Arthur Brown’s Fire Chris you genius) & finishing the rest of our sets off on phones, 1 deck & the skin of our very teeth while everyone danced (almost) oblivious? Wellll, just another Almanac. The words Disco Dunkirk were, respectfully, heard more than once.

Which made it all the lovelier to share it with our gorgeous stalwarts SallieJoeHuw, the increasingly svelte Michelle, our returning &, frankly, Glowing Julie & her gorgeous girls Toxi & Yvonne, Nicki & returned from Brazil Nessa! & Gill & Di, HuwDoug, returned fleetingly from Canada Beefy StephenSam, Ben & Michael, Boris, Jon & Craig, Mark & Catherine (sadly no Doooug), Paul & Leslie, Kate & Kyle, sadly Rhys & Lees were in Rome but we LOVED our Almanac birthday books Thankyou! left with the ever charming & very valiant Charles. & Breathe.

We will be back with Sallie guesting once again (hurrah!) on February 25th but for now the songs were…

Chris played:

The Sirens – ‘Go To Sleep Little Baby’

Jackson Browne – ‘Tender Is The Night’

Phil Collins – ‘I Missed Again’

Paul Simon – ’50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’

Chris Isaak – ‘Wicked Game’

Can – ‘I Want More’

David McWilliams – ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’

Kirsty MacColl – ‘In These Shoes’

Gilbert O’Sullivan – ‘We Will’

Mark E. Smith – ‘On Drinking Alcohol’

The Fall – ‘Living Too Late’

Rod Stewart – ‘Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)’

Bobbie Gentry – ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’

Prince – ‘Take Me With U’

Tracey Thorn – ‘Queen’

David Essex – ‘Hold Me Close’

Electric Light Orchestra – ‘Livin’ Thing’

Stevie Wonder – ‘All I Do’

Robert Palmer – ‘Every Kinda People (Joey Negro Multicultural Multitrack Mix)’

Dom played:

The Noveltones – ‘Left Bank Two’

Destiny’s Child – ‘Nuclear’

Lycoriscoris – ‘Blue’

Jean Michel Jarre – ‘Oxygene Part 1’

Janet Jackson – ‘Someday Is Tonight’

Sigrid – ‘Plot Twist’

Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Hell Nos And Headphones’

Selena Gomez – ‘Hands To Myself’

Turntable Orchestra – ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’

Art Of Noise- Battle

Towa Tei & Kylie Minogue – ‘GBI (German Bold Italic)’

Coldcut – ‘My Telephone’

Juliet Lewis – ‘I Want You’

1988 White Label – ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’

Earth Wind & Fire – ‘Star’

Monie Love – ‘It’s A Shame’

Queen Latifah – ‘Come Into My House (Midland Edit)’

S:Express – ‘Hey Music Lover’

Bomb The Bass- Megablast [Hip Hop On Precinct 13]

Sigrid- Strangers

Pre Battle:

Barry White – ‘Let The Music Play’

Vesta Williams – ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’

Sybil – ‘The Love I Lost’

Amy Winehouse – ‘Rehab’

David Bowie – ‘Boys Keep Swinging’

Funboy Three – ‘The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum’

Arthur Brown – ‘Fire’

Grace Jones – ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’

David Essex – ‘Oh What A Circus’

ANDY:

Pete Moore – Asteroid (Pearl & Dean)

Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You

Supergrass – Alright

Fatboy Slim – Where U Iz (Edit)

Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby

Sonny J – Handsfree (If You Hold My Hand)

Dolly Parton – Baby I’m Burnin’

Susie Blake – We’d Like to Apologise to Viewers in the North…

K-Klass – Let Me Show You

The Beatles – Paperback Writer

Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry on Their Own

De La Soul – Say No Go

Studio Killers – Ode To The Bouncer

Madonna – Open Your Heart

Saint Etienne – Tonight

RuPaul – The Beginning

U2 – Even Better Than The Real Thing (Perfecto Remix)

Kylie Minogue – What Do I Have To Do?

Blondie – Heart of Glass (Edison Remix)

JX – Son of a Gun

Coded Channel – Bod (End Credits)

Electronic – Getting Away With It (With Outro)

BATTLE:

BJ Thomas – ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’

Elastica – ‘Connection’

Garbage – ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’

Urban Cookie Collective – ‘The Key, The Secret’

Funboy Three – ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’

Gwen Guthrie – ‘Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent’

Sugababes – ‘Push The Button’

Michael Sembello – ‘Maniac’

Shaggy – ‘Mr Boombastic’

Gibson Brothers – ‘Cuba’

Barry Manilow – ‘Copacabana’

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – ‘Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy’

Boy Meets Girl – ‘Waiting For A Star To Fall’

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Big Love’

Candi Staton – ‘Young Hearts Run Free’

Bow Wow Wow – ‘Go Wild In The Country’

Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra – ‘Xanadu’

The Fall – ‘Mr Pharmacist’

Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – ‘I Know Him So Well’