Mix played on SS Radio in the UK

My good old mates Richard Earnshaw and Dan Jones of Duffnote Records suggested I put together a DJ mix and they might be able to air it on their weekly radio show in the UK. I dug out a mix I recorded about 9 months ago and I remember after recording had finished it was one of my proudest mix sessions I’d ever done, every mix was pretty much perfect and it all flowed so well. It even had my remix edit of Richards own track Joyride, which I re-labed ‘Franky Joyrides’ lookout for it 3/4 the way though. The original mix was an hour and a half long but I sent the first hour over to the boys in the UK. They both really liked it and have featured it as their classic guest mix for this week’s show.


They asked for an email for any ‘plugs’ or anything I want to say. Here’s the email I sent them:

Thanks for using my mix from your old mate Beddy guys.

Please call me Marky B on the guest mix, please plug the SHE monthly residency on the Last Saturday on the month at the luxurious inner city Sydney club Industrie. Please plug the newly re-launched brand and our newly re-launched website at www.shesydney.com bla bla

Mention we’ve bagged all the best Soulful House DJ’s in Australasia as residents, Graham Cordery, Liam Sampras, Dave54, Nick Vidal, Yogi & Ibiza’s Timmy Trumpet.

Do a shout out to Graham Cordery 🙂

Beddys got big balls e.t.c


Mark Bedford

Now they obviously printed this out and referred to it on the desk in front of the microphones in the studio when they were doing their broadcast as they kept referring to it all the time and taking the piss outta me in their own unique, as friends do way 🙂

When you have a listen to the show, bear the above email and what I said in mind and you’ll see how they kept referring to parts, including the ‘big balls’ comment I put at the end which was referring to a certain famous photo of have of Richard Earnshaws manhood =)

This will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in the future one day to raise money for gingeritis disease which Richard has a bad case off, bless him 🙂

Listen live with the links below.

Part 1:
Marky B mix on Sugar Soul Radio show 18-05-07 Part1 (128bit mp3)

Part 2:
Marky B mix on Sugar Soul Radio show 18-05-07 Part 2 (128bit mp3)

Drive through the Royal national park

Today me and Chris left early in the morning for a drive around the Royal National Park just south of the city, stopping halfway for breakfast it was a good drive around twisting roads in the countryside and I started to get a better feel for the handling of the car.
Here’s a short clip of the drive.

and a photo of Chris’ Breaky 🙂
A photo of me with the new toy as we stop for a break to take in the peace and quiet

Canberra Half Marathon weekend

Hi yah all,
This weekend we whisked ourselves away to the capital Canberra to do the half marathon there.
We drove there in the new toy (first time out of the city) driving via Wollongong to Pick up Sanna. Just about managed to cram in a weekends worth of clothes, our running gear and the roof of the little Lotus into the back.
Here’s a photo taken just after a spirited drive through the Royal National Park. I left at 7am so to get the cool crisp winter air on my morning run, the roads were deserted apart from a few bikers who enjoyed keeping up to my rear as I winded though the twisty national park roads.
I took this photo and it was lovely and quiet, all you could hear was he tinging of the engine cooling down and the waves down below against the cliffs.
Mum you will remember it here as this is where we got out for a short walk to the top of the cliff and dad was too scared to get out the car in fear of snakes 🙂
Have to say, rubbish on the left, that’s not normal Australia, it’s a very clean place usually.
A Nice shot of the rump of the Loti 🙂
Canberra, the capital of Australia and probably the most un-interesting place ever after you’ve visited it once.
The biggest dead kangaroo I’ve ever seen! It was as big as a person! it must of really damaged the car or whatever hit it!
Driving a sports car with the roof off REALLY messes up one’s hair 🙂
One of my favourite views of the car, the rear rump around the back of the window, this is the view from the rear mirrors all the time and I love it 🙂
No there are no photos of me a Sanna doing the Canberra half marathon, we would look far too tired and ugly for photo proof. We did a really good time though, approx 1:45 which is beats my previous personal best I set in the South England New Forest marathon of 1:56 by memory.

Goodbye Mothership, long live the Mothership!

Well it’s been about 4 years of travels and experiences I have been through with my trusty laptop lovingly nicknamed the mothership by my friends.
I remember I think it was Rich Earnshaw seeing it first and saying “Christ that’s so big it’s like a mothership” and it just stuck with my friends from there. The Mothership has been on travels though round the world trips, DJ’ing at masive night clubs and parties, travelling on tiny ‘tinny’ boats to remote beaches for beach house parties and generally all over the place with me. Its helped me find a place to live, make new fiends, find new jobs and make me money so it was the best present I’ve ever received for that, thanks mum and dad x x
So 4 years along and it was time to move on. I decided on a Sony as I continue to expand my Sony purchases and their equipment seems to just be so well built in all area’s hi-fi’s TV, mp3 players, speakers e.t.c. Their laptop range was suitably impressive too and I was attracted to their flagship model offering the world’s first 1080 High Definition screen and the world’s first ever Blu-ray high definition player/burner in a laptop.
So it only seems right to pass the flagship status onto the new mothership and name it HMS mothership too!
Some photo’s:- the old Mothership next to the New Mothership, its a lot wider with its HD screen and a lot of glossy back metal/plastic on show.
The new mothership close up
Here I am VERY upset to be letting the old mothership go but I must say goodbye alas, it is going to a new home in Western Australia as I sold it on eBay to a happy new owner

My first time on the Track!

Last week I went for the first time racing around a real race track here in Sydney! Well I wasn’t racing it was more of a first timers teaching session from a professional racing driver and racing driver instructor Mat. Lotus invited me for an afternoon at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney in a bid to say sorry a bit for the delay on my shiny new Lotus so far. They gave me and 3 others who were prospective customers for Lotus to go out on the track in Lotus Exige S for a afternoon of fun. The car was similar to what mine will be like to drive on a track so was a great experience to see what the car could do in the environment Colin Chapman and his team designed it for.
The afternoon started with a long powerpoint presentation in the pits of all the corners and their names, entry, apex point (middle point of a turn), exit points and some safety instructions. Then there was a slow drive round the lap with the instructor a ‘sighting’ lap. Next was 6 laps of me driving with the instructor giving me tips, jee’s I was slow haha, then was a break and then 8 laps again of me driving and getting more confident and faster in and out of the corners and then to finish off the day was 2 ‘hot laps’ of the instructor driving at race speed, jee’s that was scary! I almost fell out of the car afterwards shaking and making everyone laugh haha.
This is Jon, the guy in charge of Lotus Australia, he’s English too, was sent over here for 4 years by Lotus to basically increase awareness of Lotus cars here and so to start sales in this country as they are still fairly unknown. He’s a good laugh and enjoys working for Lotus I get the feeling and knows back home in Sussex well so he’s good to catch up with.

The final SHE party of the summer

Well this was the last SHE party of the Australian summer of 2007. We had run 6 special parties over the summer of 2007, 3 of them on boats on the harbour and all being a great success with numbers. This final party was on the Sunday 25th March and was from 12 lunchtime to 5pm with the after party at the famous Darling Harbour Cargo bar. We were very lucky with the weather, we seem to always be with our boat parties always being really hot and as usual we had lots of comments of everyone having a good time 🙂
Here’s our poster for the event, our graphics artist girl is putting together some excellent posters for our events lately, and this one was as usual a great example.
Here we are setting up the DJ equipment on the top deck of the boat. There were as usual 3 floors of live music, that’s 11 DJ’s, 4 musicians and 1 vocalist singer to setup and organise.
Graham and I just before we arrive at the wharf to pick up the customers. We were goig to both wear the sailors uniforms but I couldnt arrange mine in time unforntalty, maybe next time.
We arrive at the warf at the Opera House to pick up the 400 ticket holders to fill up the boat and start the party
The boat is starting to fill up just before we leave to stqart crusing aroudn the famous Sydney harbour.
Me with my friends, Claire and Stef and her boyfriend on the far left and AC on the right and my silly French flatmate in the background
The top deck in full swing
Two of my DJ freinds I met in the clubs around Sydney and now there my best DJ’s we always ahve play at SHE, Liam Sampras at the top and Dave 54 on the bottom.
Our sax player ‘Scotty on Sax’, I met him when I was DJ’ing for a year at the Peppermint Lounge and he was my sax player every week. I relaly enjoyed DJ’ing with him he’s a great live sax player.
A lovely old ship that usually makes it way slowly aroudn Sydney harbour most weekends
I think Damien looked like he was enjoying himself, loks like he dosent get out very often 🙂
Group of friends again, from left to right, Troy, Alison, Damien, Me, Claire and AC
The lovely Eleni, she does the ticket collections on the door most times we run SHE as she does it relaly well, and she’s always smileing and happy 🙂
Alison and Troy, they have been going out for nearly a month now, long time for the Troyski 🙂
Onto Cargo bar in Darling harbour aterwards for the after party and we were all a little drunk by then. Here’s Stef me and AC. Oh and it REALLY started p!ss!ng it down like a storm about 15 minutes after we got off the boat very lucky!
Last photo, this was taken of me on the walk home by Damien. I can’t remer it being takne I was so drunk, I havent a clue why i had my shorts undone in the middle of a buy street on a Saturday night?!? Haha

Sunday Kayaking

Last Sunday the weather was great, really hot and bright and lovely. I invited friend Mat and his new German girlfriend that’s just come over from Germany to live here for a year and my flat mate Damien to go Kayaking. We went up to manly Photo of Manly here which is a good kayaking sport near the main ocean but protected from the large waves and surf on the ocean side.
It was a great fun morning and we kayaked over to the old disused Sydney Quarantine station some photos here and didn’t get too sun burned 🙂 Here are some photos of me a Sanna and Mat and Maren, Damien took the photos so he didnt get in them unfortunately.
Me and Sanna as we arrived for a rest on Quarantine Beach
Mat and Maren as we arrived for a rest on Quarantine Beach
Me looking like a idot with my paddle
Sanna doing a silly grin

Lotus update

Well the delivery date of the Lotus has been knocked back to mid April after many apologies from the Dealer 🙁 but something positive has come of this, the dealer spoke to Lotus Australia to explain that I wasn’t a happy chappy from the delays on delivery and they have arranged for me to be a guest at the well respected ‘Burrows drive day’ at Eastern creek race track Sydney for the day, driving one of their shiny Lotus Exige S cars. A good result I’d say!
My good friend Chris Southgate will be coming with me to look over the usual examples of millionaire owned exotica that turn’s up, Ferraris’, Lamborghini, Porsche’s even the most rarest supercar of them all the Mclaren F1 from the early 90’s turned up once, can’t wait for March 28th now!

Austria 07 Skiing/snowboarding holiday

Our holiday to Europe and Austria was for 8 days skiing for Sanna and snowboarding for me along with the parents and our good Austrian friends the Mosbuger family.
Here we are in the lovely soft snow, we arrive in the tiny village where we were staying in a valley called Donnasbach
Ahhh lovely snowy walks in the snowy countryside
Sanna and I inside the parents hut warming up and just about to start breakfast before we goto the slopes.
Some Austrian salami and smoked ham, some of the meats they have for breakfast.
Some nice faces being pulled:
Vici Mosburger
and mum
Franz Mosburger in the huts kitchen, cooking up a Austrian Feast like he always does well
Dad having a paddy cos he spilt Red wine on his tablecloth
Mr Alex Mosberger
The Mosburgers getting off the main chairlift of Donnasbach, Vici, Alex and Bridgete
Everybody having lunch together at the top of the mountain in a alcoholic hut
Looking down to the small Donnasbach vald village from halfway up the mountain
Sanna having some fun in the deep snow as we explored off-piste into a valley making our way through the tree’s down the valley.
I found this hunters lookout whilst exploring off-piste in a valley. I climbed up to have a good look around to see where we were. It was all made of just roughly cut down tree’s and some nails
The dreaded (well for dad) night time sleigh ride. Right at the bottom on the really fast bit Dad came off the back, hit the back of his head knocking him for six. He spent the following 2 days in Schladming’s hospital.
These are the huts that we stayed at in the village. We kept warm with log fires from the -5 to -10 that was outside at night.
and our snow covered cars that we would often find covered in a fresh layer of snow from overnight.
A nice close-up of some of the fresh morning snow and ice on the branches of a tree.
We visited poor dad in hospital where he was for 2 days the doctors wouldn’t let him leave. He had a sign over his bed for 24 hours to say NO FOOD, haha that was hard work for Dad 🙂
Nearer the end of the trip we went the massive Austrian ski resort of Schladming. These are the 4 turbo Gondolas that go really quickly from near the bottom to the top of the main mountain. On the left you can see in the distance down below the old town of Schladming.
Yummy lunchtime food up the mountain, this was baked potatoes with bits of chicken breast in spices with sourcream and garlic and chives sauce yummy.
We shared for pudding a local dessert made up of thick cooked pancakes chopped up and covered in icing sugar with a bowl of stewed plum that you dip it in, really nice!
The big hut at the top of Schladming, one of the biggest I’ve found before, the outside balcony was huge and had a super cheesy live bad playing all kinds of weird and cheesy versions of pop songs, we heard ‘Bob Sinclar – Love Generation’ Austrian cheesy style.
The steepest and hardest piste we found all 8 days skiing. It was a very steep Black that ended a long Red run and it was covered in just ice. Austrians were going everywhere into barriers and fences it was so funny but we both managed to get down without a single fall. This was right at the end of the last day of skiing.

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