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Mulholland Drive, Glasvegas,Sukiyaki.......mmm....US Election?



Sunday 24th August 2008

Sam Sparro and 21st Century Life started todays' Sunday Breakfast then I featured the first  of three tracks by Glasvegas. This was out today to download although it had been previously released as a limited edition on vinyl managing to wind me up when I attempted to buy a copy on e-Bay and encountered one of those situations where the price just keeps going up. What’s that about? I gave up. But not on Glasvegas. So the tracks I featured from Glasvegas (yes they’ve now been in the NME and that bastion of musical progressiveness The Guardian Guide) were

Daddys Gone

Geraldine (Acoustic Version)

Everyones Got To Learn Sometime

 

Little  Jackie                                        The World Should Revolve Around Me

Maroon 5                                             Makes Me Wonder

Cheryl Crow                                         Sweet Child Of Mine

 

7.30 Saw Lounge  Lizards and featured an all female line up for the first time. They were

 

Karen Chandler                                 Hold Me , Thrill Me, Kiss Me

Billie Holliday                                   Stormy Weather

 

Captain                                              Echoes of Fashion

The Caesars                                       Jerk it Out

Katy Perry                                           I kissed a girl

 

At  7.50 having forgotten to bring the fanfare or even a drum to roll I nonetheless announced to an expectant listener  that  on 25th October I shall once again be entering that Bear Pit that is The Top Twenty Show. This time I’m playing The Stereophonics. They’re from Wales. I know a bit about them but little about Wales having only ever passed through it to catch a boat. Lots of sheep and great scenery, my only difficulty being the unpronounceable place-names with  multitudinous llll’s which don’t sound like l’s at all. So it could be a struggle to do the bands biographies. If you can help feel free to volunteer at radio@phoenixfm.com. Any to kick things off as it were I played Mr Writer. Don’t forget to vote for your Top 10 Stereophonics Tracks at www.phoenixfm.com and follow the Top 20 Link.

The first hour ended with The Buzzcocks and Ever Fallen in Love.

 

Between 8 and 9 I reviewed the local weekly papers although MOAN some still appear to be on holiday? The headlines from those present were

 

Brentwood Weekly News                            Brentwoods Olympic Plans

Billericay and Wickford  Gazette                 Dental Care Crisis Hope

Essex  enquirer                                             10 Residents losing homes everyday

Brentwood Gazette                                       Knife thugs Menace

 

Das Pop                              Going Underground

Hue and Cry                       The Last Stop

Ce ce penniston                  Finally

Glasvegas                            Geraldine (Acoustic version)

Jason Mraz                         Make it mine

 

At 8.30 Essential saw these songs featured

Linda Scott                          I've  told every little star (from the David Lynch Movie Mulholland Drive)

Kyu Sakamoto                   Sukiyaki (The Only Japanese song to ever top the US charts!)

So Essential 60’s it was

James Blunt                        You're Beautiful

The script                            The man who could not be moved

Coldplay                               Viva La Vida

 

At 9.00 I did The Golden Year

 

The Tunes Were

 

The Cure                             Letter For Elise

Carter USM                        The only living boy in New Cross

Shanice                                I love your smile

 

And Random Clues

 

April 20 - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, held at Wembley Stadium, is televised live to over 1 billion people and raises millions of dollars for AIDS research

 

November 24 - Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom describes this year as an Annus Horribilis (horrible year), due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family, as well as the Windsor Castle fire

 

November 3 - U.S. presidential election, Bill Clinton defeats incumbent U.S. President George H.W. Bush and businessman H. Ross Perot.

 

And the year of course was 1992

 

Glasvegas                           Everyones got to learn sometime

Paul Weller                         All I want to do

Hard Fi                                Can't get along without you

The Killers                           Romeo and Juliet

Kooks                                   Shine On

Easyworld                           Til the Day

 

Then as Andrew is still on his holidays it was time for Brownie.....and I closed with something lively whos name eludes me now.....it is Friday after all....anyway see you Sunday 7am...till then enjoy!

 

Cheers

 

James

 

 



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