Posts Tagged ‘ lost in space ’

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

This Saturday, 25th September is our SIXTH birthday (SCREAM) and we are having an intergalactic celebration with our Lost in Space Sci-Fi spectacular. The more observant amongst you may have already picked up on this. Well done.

Musically, the universe and what other worldly life may exist out there in the endless black landscape has often been parodied for comic effect in song (we raise you one Star Trekkin’), but the Carpenters took their gentle melodies and harmonious stylings and applied them to their chart hit – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – where they extended the arm of friendship across the galaxy to, well, whatever kindly aliens accepted the invitation.

A colossal 160 musicians and singers took part in this song. One hundred and sixty. Quite some feat / fantastic waste of money. The song was originally performed by a band called KLAATU, who sound hideously terrifying, like some sort of white power organisation. They were in fact a Canadian Beatles influenced prog rock band, but still the threat remains.

The song was subtitled “The Recognised Anthem of World Contact Day“, presumably in the hope that it would be adopted as the anthem for the event should another World Contact Day be held in the future. Sadly, there is no World Contact Day, but we think there should be. Maybe this is our fate, to make Saturday 25th September World Contact Day. Imagine! All sorts of species could land in their spacecraft on Camden High Street and come in and dance the night away to some top pop! You could get off with an alien! You could get PREGNANT! Now THAT would be a good story for the office on a Monday.

It sounds brilliant. We could make inter-species scientific history! That’s more than what most clubs offer of a Saturday night. Who’s game?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Lost In Space dressing up

Our sixth birthday party at KOKO is due for lift off soon (Saturday 25th – tickets HERE) and as always the key question is ‘What AM I going to wear?”. Well, fear not as we are here to help soothe your fashion woe with some ideas of suitably themed attire for the evening’s revelries.

We’ve teamed up with the fabulous Escapade in Camden to give you 10% off all space / sci-fi wear and the latest in robot fashion so you can pick up an outfit and save yourself some money. Hooray! All you need to do is go to the website – escapade.co.uk – pick your chosen costume and quote MILKY WAY at the check out and wardrobe crisis is duly averted. So get shopping!

The world of popular culture offers us a myriad of ideas too. Why look! Here’s a few right now:

We only had 14 hours to save the earth and Flash Gordon did it! Booming Brian Blessed and his wing-ed men! Terrible acting! Amazing costumes! Hot hail and other impossible weather conditions! AND Peter Duncan from Blue Peter! Flash Gordon had it all. Plus Queen did the music. Coo-wee. Flash was a American football quarterback turned intergalactic saviour. He’s a freaking hero. Something the adulterous footballers of today could possibly take note from…

Yeah yeah Alesha Dixon with the bump and flex, you may have taken Arlene’s chair on Strictly, but Mystique can’t even STEP to Arlene Philips and her legacy. She was the mastermind behind Hot Gusset the 80s, mixed sex dance troupe who set viewers pulses racing on Saturday tea time tv shows with their tight costume and rhythmic gyrations. A pre-Lloyd Webber’d teenage Sarah Brightman was the frontwoman on their chart sensation “I Lost my Heart to a Starship Trooper” thus again proving the point that Arlene is untouchable:

Ever wondered what it will really be like in the future? Michael J Fox promised us so much with the hoverboard and self-fastening hi top trainers in Back to the Future part II, but one doubts they’ll be making their scheduled appearance in five years time. Despite the mind boggling options the future could hold for us, Buck Rogers brings us a sobering realistic representation of the discos in space – Dad dancing still rules OK:

Xanadu. What in God’s name was it? Apart from a swingers club in Oldham, it is a greek / sci-fi fantasy film of questionable plot. Was it in the future? Is it in space? Who fricking cares! If we regard the simple formula of (Olivia Newton-John + rollerskates) x ELO soundtrack then clearly this equals A Very Good Thing Indeed. Amazingly the critics didn’t agree though, but screw what those guys think – LOOK AT THE COSTUMES AND DANCING. 5 stars

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

It’s our Birthday!

Not yet, but nearly.

On Saturday 25th September Guilty Pleasures will be six years old. Six! All the things we can do; dress ourselves, cut up food in some sort of non orderly manner and erm, write our name! God, this is the BEST.

In order to celebrate all these things, we’ll be having one great big massive cake of a party at the wonderful KOKO, choc full of pop brilliance on every layer from all your Guilty Pleasures favourite djs and dance troupes. ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

The theme is Lost in Space so we’re going all geeky sci fi. Think Dr Who, Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Mork and Mindy, Metal Mickey, Trekkies and U. F-reaking O’s.

So grab yourself a ticket and stand by for lift off. This party’s going to be out of this world!