News : Computer hell and great tunes

 Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 7:44 pm

So I’ve managed to save some of the data that was on my main drive but Windows is dying a slow and painful death! Podcast episode #11 is going to be delayed until the weekend when I will hopefully have reformatted, reinstalled and resecured everything. It’s quite amazing how many viruses, trojans, spyware and crap you can acquire from simply reinstalling Windows. Perhaps it’s time to move to a better operating system! I’m sure all of the graphic designers out there will tell me that’s it’s a good move to get a Mac and I’m sure it probably is but I’m stuck in my ways. Plus I have all of my music software for the PC so it would make recording the podcast and making music a lot trickier. And you guys don’t want that do you?

So your fix for funky house music will have to wait until the weekend I’m afraid. Hopefully I’ll be up and running again by Saturday (18th February) and I’ll get the podcast online as soon as possible. I’ve got some great new tunes to put on there: the new Marnix & Mustafa tune on Azuli, the Madonna Man With Guitar mix, that High Life track on OnePhatDeeva (what an awesome tune it is!!) and many, many more great tunes. Oh and the classic for this week is one of my favourites from way back on the excellent Vinyl Addiction label. I remember raving to that back in the day and you’ll just have to guess which 12″ I’ve picked until you see the tracklist and hear the podcast! If you’ve got any suggestions for a great classic that you want then holla at me girlfriend! As a special treat I’ll get some more old tapes ripped for you (….yes, especially for you Stefan F so stop complaining! πŸ˜‰ ) and I’ll get the next podcast (episode #12) done as soon as possible after that so you don’t have to wait too long.

If you haven’t picked up any albums in a while then I’d highly recommend picking up the new Crazy P album “A Night On Earth”. It’s rocking on my iPod at the moment. You’ve got filthy space funk from “Lady ‘T'”, the oddly named but euphoric piano-driven “Bumcop” (…what is a bumcop? what a great use of the English language!), a smattering of 80s nu-soul on “Turnaway”, right up to the disco-pop stylings of “Sun-Science” (of which the chorus sounds like “World In Motion” by New Order but without John Barnes rap!). I’m loving this album even if it does take a few listens to get into. If you like your 80s disco and soul brought into the noughties then grab a copy now.

So if you don’t get a reply to your email then it’s because I haven’t installed Thunderbird yet so I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I’m also going to get the website upgraded to the latest version of WordPress too to avoid the barrage of comment spam that I seem to be getting at the moment. Hopefully that will be less painful than the PC problems I’m having. God, I’m full of verbal diarrhoea tonight aren’t I? That comes from being in the house all day feeling sorry for myself. I’m full of a cold so has anyone got any Lemsip?

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  1. at lot to do my friend .. a lot to do πŸ˜‰
    looking forward to hear your new podcast πŸ™‚

    let’s go mate !!! πŸ™‚

    cheers Alex

  2. Yeah, I know Alex. Too much to do. Too little time! πŸ™
    I need to get working on those tunes not reinstalling operating systems!

  3. …luv you Marc! Glad that you didn’t forget about the old mixes. Thanks for the special mention! πŸ˜‰

  4. No problems man! As soon as the PC is back in action I’ll get the cassette record rolling for some old school tape action!

  5. Yeah! Please PC, please get back in action NOW! πŸ˜‰

  6. Hi Cruze!”i´m from the vasque country.I don´t speak and write inglish well, but i want say to that i like a lot of the tracks that you put on your charrt-!!!thank for be a grat dj! see you soon! Khristian Lopez

  7. Hey Marc, it s not only Stefan F who is interested in your old piano house mixes! So am I! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for your great music.
    Frank

  8. Hi Marc,
    Hope you will get better soon!!!!!
    Cheers,
    Nicole & Stefan

  9. Khristian – Glad to have you onboard my friend. No problems with your English. I can understand everything! I hope you subscribe to the podcast.

    Frank – Those mixes will be coming really soon once the PC is reformatted and reinstalled.

    Nicole & Stefan – Thanks guys! I’ve been sleeping and keeping warm and I’m feeling a bit better now.

  10. Tanks Cruze! one thing, i´m fastinated with this track:Filterfunk – S.O.S. (Message In A Bottle) Delano & Crockett Remix!!!This remix its sooo grat!I love it!!
    What do you thing about this track?do you like? BoB Sinclar “Hold on” , in this moment moment i love this song!Have any remix this track?

    Thanks.Bay!See you soon!

  11. …people from all over the world united on Mr Cruze’s website! πŸ˜‰

  12. OMG, Marc!!! get well soon! we are so waiting for your new podcast with my friends… and talking about old tunes… guess i`d like to hear something from tiga or fischerspooner… possible? it`s not really classic but not bad – i love it)
    thx and hugs)
    k.

  13. Hi Katya,

    if you want to listen to some tiga tunes, just check my podcast πŸ˜‰
    http://www.alex-harmony.de … maybe you like it πŸ™‚

    cheers Alex

  14. Hey Alex,

    Thank you! Really cool podcast)) you`ve got one more admirer since now like Marc has already))
    Katya
    x

  15. Hi Mate, Great podcast, been bustin it on my way to work! Only just found you so have a large back catalogue to listen to, will keep me busy.

    Really like the apache tune, its’s about track 4 on podcast 1, any idea what its called/who its by?

    Keeps up the good work,
    digi-tal

  16. Alright Marc.

    Shame to hear its not just your PC that is sick – sort yourself out at the same time. I recommend the Old Man Approach – lots of alcohol. Worked for me over Christmas! πŸ˜‰

    As for the WordPress 2.0 installation, I suggest you test it somewhere else before you go for the live install. I had some serious issues with it and it completely nackered my site up for a good two hours! You might get lucky but make sure you’ve got a backup of the live site handy before you push that button.

    Also, I’ll race you to get your next podcast out. I’m going to spend the majority of tomorrow on mine so hopefully I’ll kick ya ass! πŸ˜› Doesn’t mean I’ll get the most listeners though – you’ve definitely got the numbers on me buddy.

    Take it ez!

  17. Hi Katya,

    thanks, that you like my podcast. that’s nice to hear, that you admire “my work” πŸ™‚ ….
    So Podcast #3 will come next weekend i hope … πŸ™‚ …

    cheers from germany

  18. Hey digi-tal – The tune is by Switch and is called “A Bit Patchy”. It has just been signed to Data Recordings and will have a full release soon.