Monday, 5 December 2016

Blue Jam: Series 3 - Episode 2

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 4th November 2016

Cult dark comedy from the imagination of Chris Morris. With Julia Davis, Amelia Bullmore and Kevin Eldon. 

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 28th January 1999.

"Supermonged Balm"
Blue Jam Intro: ar uh h-hm-hm-hmu welcome
Please, Just Bring Him Back (Low - Down)
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Pretty Much An Assault (Michael Brook - Earth Floor)
Esthero - That Girl
Ugly Weirdo Policy
Office Worker
Mayo Sting
Doc Blindfold (Clifford Gilberto - Restless)
Mica - Carefree
Michael Alexander St John: Dance News (9Lazy9 - Brothers Of The Red)
Hobbs Sting
The Egg - Getting Away With It
Fixit Girl - A Squirrel In A Dress (Grooverider - C Funk)
Moloko - Caught In A Whisper
Moyles Sting
Baby Plumber (Howie B - Shag, Lisa Germano - Reptile)
Tipsy - Space Golf
Third Eye Foundation - For All The Brothers & Sisters
Lunchtime
Lambchop - The Saturday Option
Blue Jam Outro

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Blue Jam: Series 3 - Episode 1

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 28th October 2016

The mind of Chris Morris leaks onto radio in this dreamlike combination of comedy and music. With Julia Davis, Kevin Eldon, Sally Phillips and Mark Heap.

Are you still lying curare-still, seeking relief in feigning dead? Then welcome, oo-tazz welcome. Chris Morris is here to help you wallow in the melancholy, for third and final series of this subversive radio classic.

Immediately prior to Blue Jam's initial burst on radio, Chris Morris had caused a furore with Channel 4's Brass Eye. Yet Blue Jam managed to be a total departure from his previous work. Originally airing in the early hours on BBC Radio 1, it's a blend of ambient music, deadpan (sometimes brutal) sketches and offbeat monologues. A whole audio landscape of the subconscious, the ad-hoc low-fi sheen of production lending it a kind of verisimilitude.

In sharp contrast with the personality-led comedies of recent years, Blue Jam makes a virtue of anonymity. Borat scribe Pater Baynham and Father Ted creator Graham Linehan are among the writers. Rightly winning a clutch of Sony Radio Awards, it remains unique - nothing before or after was remotely like it.

Producer: Chris Morris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 21st January 1999.

"Sony Award Winning Mess"
Blue Jam Intro: package holiday welcome
Welsh Foreplay (Kensuke Shina - Lounge Music)
Plone - Plock
Hobbs Sting 2
Competitive Parents (Autechre - Unknown)
Tricky & Alison Goldtrapp - Pumpkin
Monologue: Street Sausage Vendors (Air - Les Professionnels, Howie B - Sore Brown Eyes)
Mercury Rev - Holes
Goodier Sting 2: Baby
Doc Oedipus Complex (Donald Fagen - Karmakyriad)
4Hero - Star Chasers
A Blaze Of Mayhem (Sie - Message From Jupiter)
Beck - Tropicalia
Mayo Sting 3
Urine Transfusions (Amp - When)
Mono - Disney Town
Doc Hides (Baby Mammoth - Cinquante Piquante)
Mr Scruff - Fish
Blue Jam Outro
You Still There?
Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me?

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Adrian Sherwood - Gilles Peterson 26th November 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast (Interview & Records): 26th November 2016

African Head Charge - Stebeni's Theme [On-U Sound]
Suns Of Arqa - Asian Rebel [On-U Sound]
 
Lee Scratch Perry - Spongy Rubber Dub Dubmaster (Dialect & Kosine Remix) [On-U Sound]
Alani - One Heart (Adrian Sherwood Remix) [On-U Sound]
African Head Charge - Conspired [On-U Sound]
Shara Nelson - Aiming At Your Heart [On-U Sound]
Sherwood & Pinch - Lies  (feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry) [Tectonic/On-U Sound]
Sherwood & Pinch - Retribution [Tectonic/On-U Sound]
Neyssato - War [White Label]
Medium Medium - So Hungry, So Angry [On-U Sound]
Atmosfear - Invasion [Elite]
Atmosfear - Alternative II [Elite]
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Chapter 3 [Lightning]
Coldcut X On-U Sound - Kjara [White Label]
Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Un Dub De Sangre [Khaliphonic]

Friday, 2 December 2016

Holloway Dreams: The Joe Meek Story - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th October 2016

Tom Robinson concludes the sad story of the extraordinary British record producer Joe Meek, whose hits included Telstar by The Tornadoes.

Born Robert George Meek on 5 April 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, Joe became Britain's premier independent record producer in the early 60s, as renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality as for the futuristic sounds he created.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Holloway Dreams: The Joe Meek Story - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th October 2016

Tom Robinson tells the story of the extraordinary British record producer Joe Meek, whose hits included Telstar by The Tornadoes.

Born Robert George Meek on 5 April 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, Joe became Britain's premier independent record producer in the early 60s, as renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality as for the futuristic sounds he created.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Holloway Dreams: The Joe Meek Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th October 2016

Tom Robinson tells the story of the extraordinary British record producer Joe Meek, whose hits included Telstar by The Tornadoes.

Born Robert George Meek on 5th April 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, Joe became Britain's premier independent record producer in the early 60s, as renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality as for the futuristic sounds he created.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - 1992: Keith Richards

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th October 2016

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relationship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter [London]
Keith Richards - Wicked As It Seems [Virgin]
Keith Richards - Runnin' Too Deep [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up [Rolling Stones]