My latest radio show for NTS is now available on playback.
The Fall – Lost in Music
Sisters of Transistors – The Don
Wynder K. Frog – Mercy
Soundcarriers – Last Broadcast
LEVELZ – Jazzface
X-O-Dus – See Them-A-Come
Bryan Ferry – The Right Stuff (Dub Mix)
Quando Quango – Atom Rock (Mark Kamins New York Mix)
Only Child feat. Veba – Addicted
John Ellis – Unidentical Twins
The Weather Station – Transmission
James & Brian Eno – Wah Wah
Lonelady – Little Fugue
Sub Sub – Lost in Watts
Tim Burgess – Oh No I Love You
Graham Nash – Chicago
John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You
LeonXLeon – Acid Disco
Charles B – Lack of Love
Denis Jones – 3333
Ludus – Breaking The Rules
Ill – Hysteria
The Montgolfier Brothers – The World is Flat
The Durutti Column – Sketch For Summer
Jon Kennedy – Boom Clack (Martin Brew Remix)
Primal Scream – Screamadelica
L-R: Denise Johnson (Ged Camera), X-O-Dus (Shutterbug), Gonnie Rietveld of Quando Quango (City Life).
I went to Iceland in January. It was a truly mind-expanding experience. Awesome is a word I steer clear of, but its original definition fits the feeling: inspiring awe, wonder or dread; extremely impressive or daunting, intimidating.
Gazing out at those endless lunar landscapes, filled me with joy, but isn’t all joy tinged with a kind of vulnerability or dread at its passing? This is a mix that attempts to capture those conflicting emotions. It’s a bit chilly!
Three poems by Jónas Hallgrímsson
Ulver – Desert Dawn
Philip Glass – Protest (Jóhann Jóhannsson Remix)
Nils Frahm – Said and Done
Sigur Rós – Meo Blodnasir
Ólafur Arnalds – Árbakkinn ft. Einar Georg
Plaid – Wen
Petar Dundov – Then Life
Emilie Simon – Aurora Australis
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Melodia (Guidelines For A Propulsion Device Based On Heim’s Quantum Theory)
Blanck Mass – Sundowner
Brian Eno – I’m Set Free
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos IX
Max Richter – War Anthem
Björk – All is Full of Love (Strings Version)
Aphex Twin – Blue Calx
Max Richter – Morphology
Here’s a little 4-minute video of the things we saw.:
Iceland 2017 by Gareth Taylor
I created this mix while high on Night Nurse. It contains some of my favourite Fabs solo tracks and some heartfelt Beatles-inspired moments by other artists. I’ve dug out a couple of curios (a Gene Simmons solo effort, an Eno/Manzanera live track), plus lots of Harrison-esque slide. As always, there’s an emphasis on the melancholy. Thanks to SJP for ‘Bedspring Kiss’ and numerous others.
01. The Beatles – Because
02. Cian Ciaran – You & Me
03. John Lennon – Steel & Glass
04. 801 – T.N.K.
05. George Harrison – Art of Dying (Take 36)
06. Emitt Rhodes – Ever Find Yourself Running
07. ELO – Telephone Line
08. Paul McCartney – Jenny Wren
09. Jellyfish – Bedspring Kiss
10. The Paragons & Roslyn Sweat – Blackbird
11. Wings – Let Me Roll It
12. Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire
13. Gene Simmons – See You Tonite
14. Todd Rundgren – It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
15. XTC – The Disappointed
16. Aimee Mann – How Am I Different?
17. Paul Weller – Song For Alice
18. Marmalade – Reflections of My Life
19. Field Music – Measure
20. David Bowie – Try Some, Buy Some
21. The Beatles – Because (Love version)
The Birds Nest Cafe – Shrewsbury Market Hall
Sunday 19th June, 2016
Tickets: £8 in advance
Buy here or from The Bird’s Nest Cafe
Jon Savage (writer, social commentator, broadcaster & author of England’s Dreaming/Teenage/1966) in conversation with Abigail Ward (Manchester Music District Archive).
Preceded with a rare showing of the iconic ‘Weekender’ short by Flowered Up at 6.30pm.
The topic will be late 80s early 90s ‘Madchester’ and the Baggy musical scene that defined it . Also under discussion will be the critically acclaimed album Jon produced for CTR last year – Perfect Motion: A Secret History of Second Wave Psychedelia 1988-93 – and its distinctive take on the era.
The Stone Roses, their influence, legacy and reformation will also be on the musical agenda. A must for fans of the music and culture of that era!
Followed by music with DJs Jon Savage/Abigail Ward & CTR Guests.
Listen to ‘Perfect Motion’ here.
LATE TRAINS RETURN FROM SHREWSBURY to MANCHESTER: 21.30 – Arrive Manchester 23.40.
Tickets strictly limited – £8 Advance. Please bring a print-out of your order confirmation for entry.