Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Week Twentytwo

Last show! I can't believe I've been on the radio for close to 6 months. It's been a really amazing experience and I want to thank everyone for listening and supporting me throughout. The only reason why I did a show by myself was because I knew no one who shared the same passion for, dare I say, 'indie' music as I do but during the last 6 months I have met some really amazing people who made me realise that I wasn't alone in my passion and it's a great feeling to be able to share that. So without much further ado, I must say thank you to these people (in no particular order): Elle, Ryan, Greer, Simon, Mark, Gav, Damien, Trent, Michael, Sherwin, Adam and Brendan. Sorry if I missed anyone. Thanks so much to everyone who listened in regularly, muchly appreciated!

I also discovered some great music this year and I haven't been into discovering bands and getting so involved in music ever. And I'm sure it will continue and I'm sure I will be back on the airwaves soon. No doubt the withdrawals will begin in no time. So the setlist was a best of - my favourite tracks of the year plus some old favourites that I just love. Thanks to every for exposing me to some of the bands that I may never have discovered and hours of endless mp3 exchanges over msn! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you all enjoyed the little snippets that featured my very lovely guest programers. I had a ball with you all!

Playlist for Monday July 18th:

Supergrass - All Right
The Departure - Be My Enemy
The Walkmen - The Rat
Babyshambles - Killamangiro
Nick Cave - Supernaturally
David Bowie - Rebel, Rebel
Doves - Black and White Town
Bloc Party - Positive Tension (live @ Glastonbury 2005)
The Chemical Brothers - The Boxer
The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
Bright Eyes - Poison Oak
Belle and Sebastian - Le Pastie De La
Maximo Park - Graffiti
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Ryan Adams - Sweet Illusions
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Dears - Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe?
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Editors - Bullets
P.J. Harvey - Shame
The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
Something For Kate - Belief = Function = Belief
Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear us Apart (original by Joy Division)

So thats it! Keep Listening to the music and keep listening to SYN's Indie night! Ryan Mason and his partner in crime Brett will be taking over my spot with 'Discography' of the best indie bands to grace this earth and I'm sure they will do a fine job. I can't wait to listen to the first show. Good Luck guys and cheers to everyone for their support!

Now I'm going to go have a heart attack with all the gigs coming up in the next month.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Week Twentyone

The A-Z of indie this week. Surprisingly I fit in the 26 songs very comfortably. Below is by no means a definitive list, I had to leave many a great indie band out. That said I thought I'd go for more established indie bands, leaving out the current new new wave, or whatever, of the UK that I play so much anyway. Inclusion is exclusion. Anyway, thanks for the SMS, especially to E, who says they listen every week and gave me great suggestions for some letters. Much appreciated. So here's the indie alphabet soup:

Arcade Fire - Tunnels
Beck - Girl
The Cure - Lovesong
Death Cab For Cutie - I was a Kaleidoscope
Elbow - Powder Blue
Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
P.J. Harvey - This is Love
Interpol - Slow Hands
Joy Division - Transmission
Kings of Leon - The Bucket
Les Savy Fav - Hold on to Your Genre
Modest Mouse - The View
Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) - First Day of my Life
The Pixies - Gauge Away
Q and not U - Wonderful People
Radiohead - 2+2=5
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Tears for Fears - Mad World
The Unicorns - I was Born a Unicorn
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer
Xiu Xiu - Crank Heart
Yo La Tengo - Here Comes my Baby
The Zutons - Pressure Point

And the Cover song! The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (original by The Postal Service)

Last show next week! It's a great one, I'm going to play my fav tunes of this year plus sneak in some snippets of previous shows where I've had guest programers. Tune in!

Monday, July 04, 2005

Week Twenty

I had the lovely Simon in the studio this week, one of my most devoted listeners and a damn fine guest presenter! This was his second appearance and it was great to have him back of course! Simon's aim was to play music that would fuck with the listener's mind just a little bit (and sometimes a lot - see The Doors haha). He played lots of psychedelic spaced out rock and added some much needed variety to the show I think! Not to mention the spoken word songs that spaced everyone out! But I enjoyed myself immensely. Thanks for helping me celebrate the 20th week Simon! Two to go guys, next week will be the A-Z of indie, a challenge I know and hopefully I will be up for it!

Coming soon to a cinema near you...

Playlist for Monday 3rd July:

REM - Revolution
The Pixies - Debaser
Robyn Hitchcock - The Devil's Radio
Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
The Pogues - Bottle of Smoke
Shout Out Louds - Very Loud
The Doors - Mental Floss
Lou Reed - Vicious
The Velvet Underground - The Black Angel's Death Song
The Red Paintings - Walls
Brian Jonestown Massacre - You Have Been Disconnected
Radio 4 - Dance to the Underground
The Cure - A Short Term Effect
Smashing Pumpkins - Thirty-Three
The Warlocks - Baby Blue
Cat Power - Speak For Me
Ratcat - Pieces
B-52s - Mesapotamia
Love - A House is not a Motel
Towns Van Zandt - Kathleen
Bjork - All is Full of Love
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - I Will Love You Till the End of the World
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realise?
The Saints - Private Affair
Arab Strap - Soap
The White Stripes - One More Cup of Coffee (original by Bob Dylan)