Sunday, 25 January 2009

No show tonight

Sorry, no show tonight as the studio's broken.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Fanzine new issue

Some of you may already have seen this but check out the new issue of the fanzine at


Monday, 19 January 2009

Show 18/01/09

This week's show:

Pele - A Scuttled Bender in a Watery Closet
My Bloody Valentine - Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)
Halves - May Your Enemies Never Find Happiness
Jeffrey Lewis - Seattle
Fridge - Clocks
The Velvet Underground - New Age
Hangedup - Automatic Spark Control
Maybeshewill - Not for Want of Trying
Shearwater - A Makeover
Pavement - Shoot the Singer
The National - Fake Empire

I also meant to talk about the London popfest which is happening at the end of February, but I forgot so I'll do it next time!

Here's the mp3:

Monday, 12 January 2009

Show 11/01/09

Special show rounding up my favourite releases etc. from 2008.

10 No Age - Teen Creeps
9 The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
8 Shearwater - Leviathan, Bound
Reissue of the Year - Pavement - The Hexx [BBC Session version]
7 Dodos - Red and Purple
6 Times New Viking - (my head)
5 Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine
EP of the Year - Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
4 Deerhunter - Never Stops
3 A Silver Mount Zion - Blindblindblind
2 Los Campesinos - Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
Gig of the Year - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
1 Bon Iver - Wolves (Act I & II)

Here's the show:

And here's 40 minutes I did before the show started of random tracks I felt like playing:

Friday, 9 January 2009

Guitar stuff

Not posted anything for a bit, as last time after I'd done all my preparation and everything for the show there was a huge powercut in the area of the Union and the stream went down. Fingers crossed it'll be back up for Sunday. If it is I'll be doing the postponed "Best of 2008" type show as promised before Christmas.

Anyway, the last couple of days I've been playing around with Open D tuning on the guitar. For some reason when I was first experimenting with alternate tunings a while ago I never really got into this one, which is a shame as it's really nice. I especially like the ringing low Ds you can get on the bottom string.

I was bored this afternoon so I recorded a quick instrumental in Open D. It's a bit ragged and needs a bit more developing, but hey, I only did 2 takes!

Download here:

Feedback etc. appreciated.