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Last week, Brian from UB40 came along to the Hare and Hounds to look over my shoulder and get a few jazz DJ-ing tips so that he can fill in for me while I’m away in May.

This week, he came back armed with some music of his own, and gave me a much welcomed lunch break so I could actually sit and enjoy my roast dinner properly for the first time since I started doing this gig.

Brian’s a bit of a gadget fan, so was all over the iPad djay app, and he also brought his own unique approach to the gig: playing stuff that people actually like, rather than the weird noodly stuff I favour.

I thought it was appropriate to wave the video in his direction, as it’s usually him that has the Flip camera out – and, in fact, he took a couple of videos of his own…

Brian toasts Matt's 26th

It also happened to be the birthday of Matt from the Soul Food Project. They do all the food at the Hare and Hounds, organise the Sunday roasts and let me play my records there each week. He’s 26. That seems incredibly young, doesn’t it?

Anyway, we celebrated with a glass of Bowmore, but then it was back to the kitchen for him, and back to the decks for Brian and me.

All in all, a good afternoon with friends, a few familiar local faces popping in for a meal and a chat – and a whole lot of nice, laid back tunes to round off the weekend.