The calm before tomorrow’s PRIDE storm, last Sunday’s Almanac was a gorgeous cluster of returning Forefathers (Catherine, Mark & DOOOUG, JoeSallieHuwHuwNicki, Francisco), familial 1st timers (John) an utterly Chic 1st guest set from a beaming & gleaming Lucy, a swathe of grinning transient darksiders (‘Can you play something sexy so that handsome man at the bar does His Dance again?’ cue Francisco twerking every last millisecond out of Rihanna’s Work) Tom, Luke, Libby & all at the St. George as Always. Yes. Yes. bloody YES.

Our PRIDE EXCEPTIONAL GAIETY 2019 kicks off tomorrow at 3pm outside in the St. George’s garden with glitteringly Queer sets from MatthewAndy & Nicki before a recontour & a nape spritz moves everything inside, Andy’s Framed Gallery of Exceptional Gaiety, Chris’ Musical Gay History Extravaganza, a 2nd set from Andy culminating in a BATTLE between him & Chris ’til Close. Of. Gay.

Kylie? 
St.James’?
Mother, Really…..

For now the songs you heard last Sunday were…

Dom played:

Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme – ‘I’ll Be Seeing You In Apple Blossom Time’
Air – ‘Run’
David Bowie – ‘A Better Future (Air Mix)’
Broken Bells – ‘The Ghost Inside’
Peter Tosh – ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’
Trombone Shorty with Allan Toussaint – ‘On Your Way Down’
Chaka Khan – ‘Too Hot’
Gwen Guthrie – ‘Peanut Butter – Larry Levan Mix’
Sister Sledge – ‘Pretty Baby’
Herb Albert – ‘Rise’
Gerry Cinnamon – ‘Sometimes’
GusGus – ‘Fireworks’
Fischerspooner – ‘Have Fun Tonight’
Roisin Murphy – ‘Incapable’
Pet Shop Boys – ‘A Face Like That’
The Flirts – ‘Passion’
Erasure – ‘Blue Savannah’
Belle & Sebastian – ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’
Jon & Vangelis – ‘I’ll Find My Way Home’
Supertramp – ‘The Logical Song’
Marc Almond – ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’
Electronic – ‘Getting Away With It’
Scritti Politti – ‘Absolute’

Chris played:

Skylar Gray – ‘Addicted To Love’
k.d. Lang – ‘Save Me’
Vincint – ‘Marrow’
Nanci Griffiths – ‘You Made This Love A Teardrop’
Gene Howard – ‘Mad About The Boy’
Kiki Dee – ‘Amoureuse’
Lesley Gore – ‘You Don’t Own Me’
The Lettermen – ‘Hurt So Bad’
Barbra Streisand – ‘People’
REO Speedwagon – ‘Keep On Loving You’
Joni Mitchell – ‘Help Me’
Bruce Springsteen – ‘There Goes My Miracle’
Elton John – ‘Daniel’
k.d. lang – ‘Season Of Hollow Soul’
Abba – ‘The Day Before You Came’
Queen – ‘I Want To Break Free’
Sharon Redd – ‘Can You Handle It’
Boz Scaggs – ‘Hollywood’
Jeffrey Osborne – ‘Plane Love’
Robert Palmer – ‘You Are In My System (12” Version)’

Lucy played:

Escort – ‘Cocaine Blues’
Stereophonics – ‘Dakota’
The Stranglers – ‘Golden Brown’
Moby – ‘Porcelain’
Pet Shop Boys – ‘West End Girls’
Calvin Harris feat. Sam Smith – ‘Promises’
Kate Bush – ‘This Woman’s Work’
All Saints – ‘Pure Shores’
Texas – ‘Summer Son’
Cardigans – ‘My Favourite Game’
New Order – ‘Blue Monday’
Amy Winehouse – ‘I Heard Love Is Blind’
Gipsy Kings – ‘Bamboleo’
The Fugees – ‘Ready Or Not’
Van Morrison – ‘Sweet Thing’
Pulp – ‘Common People’
Sister Nancy – ‘Bam Bam’
Jeff Buckley – ‘Hallelujah’
Etta James – ‘At Last’
Lauryn Hill – ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’
Cher – ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves’
Eagle-Eyed Cherry – ‘Save Tonight’

BATTLE:

Roxy Music – ‘Virginia Plain’
Meri Wilson – ‘Telephone Man’
Doobie Brothers – ‘What A Fool Believes’
Soft Cell – ‘Where Did Our Love Go’
Bananarama – ‘Love In The First Degree’
Haysi Fantayzee – ‘John Wayne Is Big Leggy’
The Creatures – ‘Right Now’
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – ‘Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy’
The Buzzcocks – ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have)’
Frankie Laine – ‘Rawhide’
Donna Summer – ‘Love To Love You Baby’
Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘Peek-A-Boo’
Glen Campbell – ‘Wichita Lineman’
Shirley & Company – ‘Shame Shame Shame’
Sugababes – ‘Push The Button’
K- Klass – ‘Rhythm Is A Mystery’
Ike & Tina Turner – ‘River Deep Mountain High’
Inner City – ‘Good Life’
The Honeycombs – ‘Have I The Right?’
Cornershop – ‘Brimful Of Asha’
Dobie Gray – ‘Out On The Floor’
Beach Boys – ‘God Only Knows’
Madonna – ‘Vogue’
Wee Papa Girls Rappers – ‘Wee Rule’
Reperata & The Delrons – ‘Captain Of Your Ship’
Rihanna – ‘Work’
Tone Loc – ‘Funky Cold Medina’
Soft Cell – ‘Torch’

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