West Norwood news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by clandestino, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    The little shop by Costa has been pretty helpful in the past (albeit I haven't been with a borked phone) so maybe give them a go.
  2. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    When I dropped my phone down the loo, I needed to leave in rice for over 48 hours before it would switch back on
  3. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Ta, I'll try them
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  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Just done that :( Well, 36 hours, but no power.
    Did you try it before 48 hours? I could wait another day.
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Fame at last. West Norwood was one of a few places scrolling across the big screen during Stormzy’s 1st song at Glastonbury :cool:
  6. discobastard

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  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    FEAST line-up for this Sunday (I shall be spinning some summer tinged classics around midday at the Artisan's Fair)

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  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I did a 90 min DJ set at Feast yesterday lunchtime and it was great fun.

    Such a difference to the couple of outdoor sets I have played in Brixton Village, which really lacks any atmosphere or interaction.

    At Feast people of all ages were smiling and waving or chatting to me while I played. A young girl just stood and watched the record spinning for a whole song. I could see her head wondering how this black plastic thing was making music, I was offered cups of tea. The lady on the cake stall liked my tunes and gave us a box of the most amazing lemon and pistachio cake.

    A really nice experience for me. So glad to have been asked.

    There are not many DJing opportunities to play whatever you fancy.

    Yesterday was one of them. To play Elvis alongside The Slits, Special AKA (Racist Friend), Sugarhill Gang, Pama International, MFSB, Go Gos, FB3, Martha and the Muffins, Johnny Clarke, Tom Tom Club, Fats Domino, Georgie Fame,Zara McFarlane, Terry Callier, Johnny Cash, The Beat, The Selecter and more, is quite an exception to the rule.

    I loved it.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
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  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    ...and Lauren Hill, Julian Cope, Mr Bloe, Incredible Bongo Band, The Kinks, Big Audio Dynamite,Smiley Culture..
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    At Brixton Village, a DJs primary function is not to be particularly listened to or danced to, but to provide a bit of 'coolness' to passing boozers and foodie grazers. It was nice to be asked but it's my idea of a nightmare gig.

    The Feast sounds loads more fun and it has none of the awful hister baggage associated with the event. Nice one!

    PS I can play just about all of the above at the Effra Social too, but I don't get free cake.
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Still not sure why you have never asked me to play.
  12. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Hi Nanker Phelge and editor, I was just wondering what a dj can earn for doing something like the village lates or effra social these days, when we was at it you might get a drinks rider, or sometimes you'd do it for jack shit or for the love of music, things must have changed somewhat cos someone told me the other day they got paid £150 to compile a Spotify playlist for an eatery ?

    E2a sorry for slight derail
  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Every gig is different. Some I take a fee. Some I do for free (if I am into whatever cause or event it is)

    I don't have a set price. I just decide when asked.

    Money is the last thing on my mind if I am honest.
  14. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    That was the case for me too although a few drinks were appreciated as times were hard just wondered if things had changed much over time....
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  15. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    Free cake at Feast (if they like what you’re playing )
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  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I just feel lucky to play my records out and see people enjoying them.
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's a real privilege to find yourself with a room full of happy people dancing to your tunes, innit? :)
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  18. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    Coming up this Sunday...
    Feast August.jpg
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  19. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    Coming up this Sunday, with out very own Nanker Phelge playing 2-4pm on Chatsworth Avenue. Come say hi (nobody has ever come say hi but I live in hope :) )

    Feast September.JPG
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  20. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I don't think I can make it Sunday sadly, but if I do, I will!
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified


    A big fuck you to those on low incomes or those who choose not to have a credit card.
  22. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Surely debit cards are fairly universal nowadays. The same card that people use to get the cash that they would bring to the Railway can probably be used to pay directly instead of going to the ATM. All the banks between there and Brixton or Croydon have been shut, and the closest ATM costs the guts of £2 to use.

    I completely 100% agree that credit cards are usury and everyone should run a mile, particularly when it comes to buying drink, but debit is fine.

    If I go for two pints and that costs a non-rounded amount, like £11.20, then I will spend that money only. Whereas if I were to get cash, it would be £20 and I would have £8.80 rattling round my pocket which inevitably gets spent on crap or lost.

    It's not great to remove choice from customers, but I would think that buying drinks with a debit card is the best solution overall.
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We had this discussion previously about the Hope & Anchor. I can't see how it can possibly be a good thing for all customers, but it's a total win for the business. Some people like to be able to stick to a budget when they go out - so they take £20 and that's all they can spend. But with a credit/debit card it's far easier to keep on spending.

    Crown and Anchor pub, Brixton Road, Brixton goes card-only
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  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I agree with Smick that nearly everyone has a debit card for cash machine use anyway. Also I notice many people use bank cards on bus and tube these days.

    I am however interested to know what happens to bank customers like myself who choose not to have a mobile phone. I am having lots of issues currently because when I make an internet transaction the bank sends an SMS to a phone I used to have 5 years ago.

    It is apparently beyond the wit of the Halifax to remove obsolete mobile details from Halifax Secure and instead arrange to ring a land line - and in any case they assure me this is a new EU regulation.

    Even bank fuck-ups they want to blame on the EU - leaving me unable to do online transactions without 1 hour phone calls to authorise each transaction.
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  25. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    That's true. With 'paperless statements', contactless payments etc, money can come out of people's accounts and they will never even look. Go overdrawn, hit with a fee by the bank, no statement unless you log in, leaves you tighter for cash in your next pay cycle.
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  26. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    You really need to be on top of using contactless payments on TfL. They are happy and efficient to refund and sort things out when they go wrong. When they do go wrong though, you can end up paying £25 for your day's travel.

    Each time I use my card on public transport, I check everything on their app the next day. When I was on trains five days a week, I would think I had to contact them three times per year.

    I am lucky in that I am happy to use mobiles, apps, internet banking, contactless cards, and I usually have enough to get me from one month to the next. People who can't say the same about all of those statements must feel differently.
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  27. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Canopy Beer is also cashless. The motivation there was that they got robbed of their cash takings a few months back - so I have a lot more sympathy with them.
    Personally I hate contactless due to the loss of "intent" required to make a payment. I use the insert and PIN option in a pub so as to make the action of spending more conscious

    (ETA - yes I realise Canopy should really be in the Herne Hill forum - but it's an easy pub crawl from the Railway)
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Washington has got it right:

    Why going cashless is discriminatory – and what's being done to stop it

    And: 25 million Brits would struggle in a cashless society – Which? News
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
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  29. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Every fucking transaction shows up on your bank statement too. It's just another way to control and monitor activity.

    What I spend my cash on should be my business. I don't want the bank to know that I go in the pub every night after work. It's none of their business.

    Not everyone has a bank account, and/or cards (over 1.5mill in the UK don't have a bank account). It may be a small %, but why should they be excluded from venues employing a card only policy.

    It sucks.
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  30. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I thought all banks had to offer a free Basic bank account - by law?

    That said I guess people have the right to not have one - as I think I have the right not to have (and pay for) a mobile phone.

    Regarding transactions coming up on your statement - I find it reassuring that is the case. I keep the receipts and reconcile them every month.

    But then I'm a former book-keeper and I don't have a partner from whom to conceal my drinking habits.

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