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Monday, 12 March 2012

The Award Winning Pork Pie, The Hostage, And Telling The Band We Killed Their Manager.

Nobody mentioned my 1990s 't-shirt over long sleeved' look so I think I got away with it.

Another textbook example of what the Saturday morning 10am-1pm show on BBC6Music should be sounding like. The Barnum Meserve became a future pub quiz question, if a future pub quiz-master asks who were the first band to appear on both my Sherwood Radio show (that particular show is available to listen to here), and on The Sunday Alternative? Jake Morley doesn't count as he did an outside song on location in the Sherwood Radio days. I bet someone in the pub answers Jake and starts an argument. I can't stand how pub quizzes of the future are so competitive.

The Barnum Meserve talked about their new E.P. and upcoming gigs, and as a special treat, they offered to kill a deer for us to celebrate their set at Splendour. For listeners outside Nottingham, Splendour is held in the grounds of a stately home with roaming deer. I try and cater for our international listeners by talking about Nottingham. We only have a small studio, so a dead deer might have to go on the roof of the studio as a mascot. The guys took it rather well when we broke the news that their manager Chris Underwood had died some weeks earlier. (Not really, it's a back reference).

The show was easy for me this week, as we had Nottingham LACE co-presenter Rapunzel MAP in to learn how to drive the desk in preparation for Jason not being available to steer the good ship LACE next week. We riffed on her being a hostage, and she communicated only by writing notes. All I had to do was talk, as I had no knobs to twiddle, (stop it).

Our campaign to get Whoopee John into the nation's affections continued, as did our pork pie review feature, which this week contained a lovely homemade pie from a real butcher. The verdict was a resounding thumbs up for Mrs King's Pork Pies.
I'm wearing the pork pie badge of honour.

As if the show wasn't already a big enough aural treat for our listeners, we played some music too.

Norah Blaney 'Oh Mr Porter'
Plastic Tree 'Chim Chimney'
Captain Dangerous 'Executing Elliott'
Whoopee John 'Don't Drop Those Tears In My Beer'
Blur vs Nirvana 'Smells Like Song 2'
Half Man Half Biscuit 'Trumpton Riots'
Barnum Meserve 'Autumn Park'
'Stay Awake' (performed live, watch the video here)
'Hollowness' (performed live, watch the video here)
Sid James 'The 'ooter Song'
Madeline Rust 'How Would You Move Me' and 'Back Home'
Ruder Than You 'Paranoid'
The Clash 'London Calling'
Vic Reeves 'I Remember Punk Rock'
The Raincoats 'Lola'
In Isolation 'Film Noir Scandal'
Tommy James And The Shondells 'I Think We're Alone Now'
Boston 'More Than A Feeling' (this week's dad rocker)

Competition time, what time did we attempt to pretend that we didn't know we were being photographed?