Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Today's playlist

Runrig - Alba
Ray LaMontagne - Hannah
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston - Only One Way
New Zealand Story - Roadside Diana
John Rigby - Dragon Mind
Jesca Hoop - Enemy
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bubble
Louise Jordan - Little Robin Redbreast
Emily Smith - Dreams & Lullabies
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

Friday, 27 January 2012

This week's listening \ book project

Here are this week's ten albums which have had a spin in the cd player during the last seven days. I've been listening to a fair few Scottish artists as it was Burns Night on Wednesday. I'm off to a Burns Supper tomorrow here in Lancaster where I'm providing some background music and clips for a music quiz.

On next Tuesday's show there'll be tracks by John Rigby, Emily Smith and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins.

Buddy Guy - Feels Like Rain
Ahmad Jamal - Nature
Suzanna & The Magical Orchestra - Melody Mountain
John Rigby - Theirs, Mine, Yours, Ours
Richard Thompson - Strict Tempo
Eddi Reader - Sings the Songs of Robert Burns
Dick Gaughan - Live at the Trades Club
Emily Smith - Traivellers Joy
Kris Drever - Black Water
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

I should also mention that I hope to get my first book published sometime this year. It has the working title of "Drum Solos, Bottle and Bands" and is an account of some of the 500+ concerts I went to between 1981 and 2011. I've never attempted to write anything like this before but a publishing services company in Cumbria has shown an interest in it. There will be a web site to go along with it and I will be blogging updates as and when there are any developments.

"Off The Beaten Tracks" on Diversity FM
Tuesday at 9pm, repeated Sunday at 4pm
103.5 FM in the Lancaster & Morecambe area
Listen online at diversityfm.co.uk

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Yesterday's playlist

Nancy Wilson - Kathy's Song
Jackson C Frank - Blues Run The Game
Martin Carthy - Scarborough Fair
Davy Graham - Homeward Bound
Edmundo Ros - Mrs Robinson
The King Singers - April Come She Will
James Dean Bradfield - Bright Eyes
The Czars - For Emily Whenever I May Find Her
The Popinjays - 59th Street Bridge Song
Everything But The Girl - The Only Living Boy in New York
Emmylou Harris - The Boxer
Paul Desmond - So Long Frank Wright

Friday, 20 January 2012

This week's listening

Wes and I were in the studio this afternoon recording a rather good show featuring covers of songs either written or recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. That should go out on Tuesday the 24th at 9pm and this Sunday you should be able to hear the show we recorded a week ago.

10 of the albums I've been listening to in the last seven days are...

Angie Palmer - Romantica Obscura
Steeleye Span - Cogs Wheels & Lovers
Fairport Convention - Over The Next Hill
Richard & Linda Thompson - Live In Concert 1975
Didi Bergman - Dragonfly
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
Sharon King - Quiddity
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Up from The Deep
Big Country - No Place Like Home
Simon & Garfunkel - Live in Central Park

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Today's playlist

Wilful Missing - London Road
Cat Stevens - Don't Be Shy
Stevie Palmer - Princess 1300
New Model Army - Green and Grey
Mike Harding - The Wild Geese
The Imagined Village - The Handweaver & The Factory Maid
Patsy Matheson - If You Ask Me
Alan S Robinson - The Captain of my Destiny
Linda Thompson - Beauty

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Today's playlist

Peatbog Faeries - Room 215
Death Vessel - Mandan Drink
Hot Club of Cowtown - Stay A Little Longer
M Ward - Let's Dance
Ruth Notman - Lark In The Clear Air
Matthew Connor - See You Again
Wes Martin - Our Worlds Lie Below
Chas Ambler - Bees (Honey Will Be The Death of Us)
Seu Jorges - Life on Mars
Lava - Afternoon In The Shade
Magnet - Loving Couples

Saturday, 7 January 2012

This week's listening

As Jesse from The Fast Show might say, this week I 'ave mostly been listening to...

Songlines Top Of The World cd 73
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - 1.
Stevie Palmer - Heartprint Shadow
Peatbog Faeries - Dust
Chas Ambler - Borders of Love
Steve Knightley - Cruel River
Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Sons and Daughters - Mirror Mirror
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Tom Waits - The Early Years Vol 2

You can hear tracks by Peatbog Faeries and Chas Ambler on next week's show.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Today's playlist

Seth Lakeman - Feather in a Storm
Eliza Carthy - Follow the Dollar
Martin Stephenson - Running Water
Chris Bradley - Running Song
The Carrivick Sisters - Today Is A Good Day
Water Tower Bucket Boys - Sittin' On Top Of The World
Mollie Baxter - Weatherman
KT Tunstall - Under The Weather
Drop The Box - Now Becomes Today
Richard Thompson - Let It Blow
Fairport Convention - The Happy Man
Last Orders - Polkas
Bellowhead - London Town
Mad Pudding - Where Were You
Sleeping Dogz - Sleeping Dogz

Monday, 2 January 2012

Request show playlist

Sufjan Stevens - All The Kings Horns
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset - The Greatham Calling On Song
Roy Harper - Another Day
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
Tim Weary - I'm Green As Well
Manic Street Preachers - Motown Junk
Fionn Regan - Dogwood Blossom
The Fab Clocks - When Winter Sets In
Bill Callahan - Riding For The Feeling
Blind Boys of Alabama - Just Wanna See His Face
Simone White - Roses Are Not Red