Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim. It was released on 6 November 2000 through Skint Records. It features Macy Gray, Ashley Slater, Bootsy Collins, Roland Clark, Jim Morrison, and Roger Sanchez as guest contributors. The album’s title is an allusion to the Oscar Wilde quote “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”.
This album is almost perfect, and contains one of my all-time favourite tracks “Demons” featuring Macy Gray. In many respects, I’d say this album is when Fatboy Slim turned a corner and became much more of a ‘creditable’ artist. Though I am not saying his work was rubbish before this album, far from it, but I feel this was a landmark album; where he had polished his craft and grown as an artist.
Now, to be balanced, for me, the only downfall is the track “Sunset (Bird of Prey)” [track 3] – which even to this day, I haven’t been able to enjoy. Overall, this is a wicked album, with an eclectic mix of sounds and moods.
The show after the big 500 and Leigh is feeling terrible, he feels like a chav. We introduce a new a game show “Is … better than Dirty Boxers”. Leigh has been told off, he got reprimanded by his friend for talking about the sexipede they were involved in.
Ben relates his story of LAN parties and aussie friends. A new listener has drawn a picture of a silly variety, perfect Dirty Boxers material!
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After a LONG weekend of Dominic Neagle ‘Pub Golfing’ for his birthday, collecting random boats for Leigh’s Dad and going out for ‘coffee’ – Leigh is a rather tired boy.
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Its episode 499! Only one to go before the big 500!
Ben calls in and many issues are discussed.
Meetings of yesterday are discussed, and MrOil calls in, via anonymous satellite phone.
Our facebook campaign has been reasonably successful, but some of the numbers are confusing.
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Leo Laporte has once again been caught with his trousers down. LoneSQRL suggests a conspiracy theory accociated with this.
A company owned by Robort T Kiyosaki, Rich Global, has been sued and has declared bankruptcy.
A couple has been caught having sex on an Alec Baldwin table, right in front of children.
We start off the week on a classy note, talking about communal showers and Leighs experiences with them. He then relates the story of the cold groper. Since Leigh’s weekend was so packed full of stuff he then tells more stories of housewarmings and ex-boyfriends. Leigh did have a date with drinks! Future updates to follow…
A welsh restaurant chain has served alcohol to a minor, they have apologized citing human error.
A costume party is going to be going on in the rough side of haverhill. Leigh will be attending with a “ginger steve” t-shirt. Dominic Neagle will be attending in an Iron Man suit, we suggest improvements to said suit.
This Lady, has been accused of manslaughter by sitting on him
We have news of conspiracies and coverups. The Hillsborough disaster was covered up by the police eye-witness reports. There is now a full-scale independent investigation into this incident.
The former DJ and philanthropist Jimmy Savile is currently being investigated about child sex allegations.
Leigh relates a story of his early days in the scouts.
Leigh relays his excuse for not doing a show yesterday, basically everyone told him was tired and he believed them. Ben and Steve (not ginger) call in to give encouragement and guidance. The Laz calls in to give the show a bit of class.
Laz relays the story of his crazy cat and makes plans to control her. Tashabella has to move her office around, it sucks.
Brian calls in to discuss cats, dogs…birds & bees and all that tosh.
We have a new zombie jingle! It signals a zombie event, of which one was held in new york.
Bear Grylls is in a new NBC reality TV show, what fun.
A man has fractured his penis, and has sued the manufacturer of the penis enhancing supplements he was using at the time.