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Monday, 28 November 2011

The Wednesday Chaps Do Sunday

Due to family commitments, I was unable to do my show this week. Trent Sound's very own super-sub Andy Haynes, joined by his Notts Live partner Bainy, kept my seat warm this week.

'On My Radio' The Selecter
'Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3)' Ian Dury and the Blockheads
'Sunday' Yuck
'Austere' The Joy Formidable
'Cult Leader' Ollie Byrd
'Where Is My Mind?' – The Petebox
'Bullet' War Elephant
'Love Is The Law' The Seahorses
'Sorted For E’s And Wiz' Pulp
'Mazes' Moon Duo
'Solitude Is Bliss' Tame Impala
'Different Songs' Sheen
'Down Down' Cud
'Big' New Fast Automatic Daffodils
'Two Little Boys' Rolf Harris
'Maggie May' Rod Stewart
'Crystal Methods' Psych Tigers
'Sunstorms' The Sorry Kisses
'Our Velocity' Maximo Park
'Daydream In Blue' I Monster
'Lippy Kids' Elbow

Andy will also be steering the good ship Sunday Alternative on December 11th.

The show is available to download in two parts from my show page.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Wimpy Rants And 1980s Shopping!

A fun show today in which I didn't play half the music I'd lined up, but it didn't seem to matter. Erik Petersen from The Nottingham Evening Post, (as I still call it) joined me to discuss his campaign to save the Wimpy in Broadmarsh from closure. Wimpy in Broadmarsh is under no threat of closure, this is just in case!
Based on my blog from a few days ago, tonight's theme was turning Broadmarsh into a 1980s themed shopping centre. We had tweets suggesting Radio Rentals, (which I had to explain to Erik), Chelsea Girl, Fine Fair, C&A, and the Broadmarsh Co-Op. I also explained Spud-U-Like to Erik, which given the success of Nottingham's very own Dinner Jackets, we know could come back!

Somehow, we managed to drift off the subject and brought in bad spelling, text speak, facebook, Christmas porn, and general other bug bears. In the midst of all this, Chris turned up with some treats courtesy of We Are Delish.

If this doesn't get Chris and Erik a modelling job with We Are Delish, then there's no justice.

The campaign to save Wimpy grew from a peaceful protest to an all out blitz spirited uprising, with tweets coming in suggesting an 'occupy' movement with tents outside Wimpy, a naked flash mob, (not entirely sure why being naked is so important but if it makes a difference), a charity single by Long Dead Signal, (managed by Chris, who might stop answering the phone until this all blows over), and a mass singalong inside the branch. That would be great publicity for the campaign, and ironic that we all got barred from the place we were trying to save, despite nobody suggesting they needed saving. If you know what I mean.

I played some songs too:

Marie Lloyd 'A Coster Girl In Paris'
Ian Dury And The Blockheads 'Sweet Gene Vincent'
Gene Vincent 'Pistol Packing Mama'
Half Man Half Biscuit 'Four Skinny Indie Kids'
Rocket From The Crypt 'I'm Not Invisible'
Alkaline Trio 'Private Eye'
Patrick Plunkett 'Attracting Attention' (Patrick is a friend of the show from a couple of weeks ago)
The Lancashire Hotpots 'Technical Support Song'
Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (as another plug for the Christmas number one campaign)
Kenneth Williams 'Song Of The Australian Outlaw'
Joy Division ' The Eternal'
Guns And Roses 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie'
Calling All Astronauts 'Someone Like You'
Lctrcn 'Gebaude9'
Long Dead Signal 'Black Waltz'
Blind Melon 'No Rain'

Monday, 14 November 2011

I wasn't in tonight due to fatherly duties, so Jason Loftus stood in for me. He didn't send me the set-list despite several requests, I could note them all down from the download, but I can't be bothered. Here is a photograph of Jason instead.

The show can be enjoyed again, you can even download and keep it forever, by going to my show page.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Good Name For A Tribute Band

Patrick Plunkett (on the left of this picture), a bit tall for the 'arm around' photo.

The set list won't be in exactly the order of play, as I kept rearranging things.

Will Fyfe 'I'm 94 Today'
Circus Envy 'Regret' (first session band on Trent Sound, see the video here)
Big Youth 'Screaming Target'
Clancy Eccles 'Feel The Rhythm'
Broken Links 'Substitute Yourself'
Kamikaze Test Pilots 'The Inmates Have Taken Over The Asylum'
Gone Till Winter 'Here Me Out'
Illuminatus 'Wolves'
Barnum Meserve 'Broken Window'
Joy Division 'Heart And Soul'
Bob Newhart 'Driving Instructor'

Patrick Plunkett 'Hooked On Desire*'
'Come Here Tonight*'
(All the above performed live in the studio, see the videos here)

Patrick Plunkett 'Attracting Attention'
Sex Pistols 'Holidays In The Sun'
Jim White 'Blink Of An Eye'
The Pointed Sticks 'Out Of Luck'
Nemo Shaw 'The Wood It Burns'
Gallery 47 'Blue Chelsea Girl'