Vivian Stanshall – English as Tuppence

We Are Normal And We Love Burt Weedon! Why Does He Have A Rabbit Head On? What Do You Think About Shirts? Craig Torso Is Wonderful!

A 3 hour documentary about Vivian Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Band on the BBC iPlayer, presented by Neil Innes and with Adrian Edmondson. Been listening to this and so far it’s ace – but those in the UK (or with access to a UK IP *cough*) hurry up, it’s only got 3 days left. And following that is an episode of Sir Henry At Rawlinson End, again has 3 days to go. With the repeats of Hitchhikers and Doctor Who it’s like Radio 4 Extra is becoming the Tim Channel at the moment!

If you liked this, you might like the Bonzos show I did where you’ll recognise quite a few of the clips, like the Craig Torso show, and of course those wonderful songs.

The other Radio Clash – Joe Strummer & Clash on air

On Christmas Day the remaining members of The Clash got together to do a show called Radio Clash (no I don’t mind fellas, really…plagiarism is the first form of flattery etc :-p ;-). It’s really good but of course will only be up for a few days.

As part of that 6Music is repeating some of Joe Strummer’s London Calling shows originally for BBC World Service. Long time readers will of course hav these as I’ve posted them in the past at varying quality but if you want them at lovely BBC quality I’d bet it’d be worth ripping or listening to these!

Wicker Man Day – 40th anniversary on Radio Clash Live

Wicker Man is 40! (well in December it is) and they’ve found a copy of the 99 minute cut, and this Friday 27th is showing in cinemas across the country (and I suspect the world). I’m seeing it with John at Curzon also with Memory Tapes performing the soundtrack.

So to celebrate this, Radio Clash Live on Friday from 10am til Saturday will be broadcasting the Wicker Man podcasts, associated Scottish shows, various versions of the Wicker Man soundtrack by Paul Giovanni, WM covers and related original and modern acid/freak folk music, hauntology and spooktronica and the like (think Trader Horne, scottish folk, early John Martyn, Boards of Canada, Vashti Bunyan, Broadcast, Advisory Circle & Ghostbox, neofolk & Current 93, Psychic TV, Fleet Foxes, Low Anthem, Jane Weaver, Eccentronica Research Council, etc). Ian Fondue has been helping me with the selections, and I’ve been delving into the original massive pile of tracks for the two ‘Summerisle’ podcasts I did a few years back.

Haven’t totally worked out the schedules, but it will be pretty much the music and podcasts weaved in and out of some of normal schedule over 24 hours or so:

Friday (all times in British Summer Time):

  • 10:00-14:00:  Music of Wicker Man
  • 14:00-18:00: Wicker Man & Scottish Podcasts
  • 18:00-20:30: Mix @ 6 as usual
  • 20:30-22:00: – Lloydbrary as usual, with occasional Wicker Man music
  • 22:00-24:00 – Wicker Man & Scottish Podcasts

Saturday:

  • 00:00-01:00: Notre Jam with Joel Crookes, with occasional Wicker Man music
  • 01:00-03:00: 50 Pound Note with Jeb Edwards, with occasional Wicker Man music
  • 03:00-06:00: Wicker Man & Scottish Podcasts
  • 06:00-10:00: Mix @ 6 as usual
  • 10:00-14:00: Music of Wicker Man
  • 14:00-18:00: Wicker Man & Scottish Podcasts

Might continue it further but I think over a day of freak folk & scary tunes is enough for everyone!

Sunday 9th (Tomorrow) is Beastles Day on Radio Clash Live

With dj BC’s new Beastles album ‘Ill Submarine’ about to drop, he’s done an exclusive preview mix for Radio Clash Live which will be aired at 9pm (British Summer Time) on Sunday – in fact I’ve declared Sunday 9th to be Beastles Day on RCL – there’s a special exclusive Beatles mix from Ian Fondue at 10pm (BST), and loads of Beatles related podcasts, mashups, remixes and tunes all day from 6am on Radio Clash Live including the 7 Radio Clash Beatles podcasts in sequence from 8am BST and special Beatles/Beastles cover and mashup/remix Mix @ 6 shows at  6am and  6pm BST.

I just hope EMI isn’t listening! Check out the tracklist and details over at Radio Clash Live


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