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Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Return Of Penny

I've been thinking about the structure of the show, and while we were pre-recording the third hour we came up with doing Steve's Big Bag Full Of Bowie to close the third hour. The only way I fucked up a little, is that Penny sent me some song choices a couple of days ago and it was too late as I was going to a gig and missed the deadline. I assumed she would be using last week's choices, so it was resolved. It was hardly a crisis that threatened to bring down radio, but I fucked something up and I don't like that.

Brian Fahey Orchestra 'At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal'
Harry Champion 'Boiled Beef And Carrots'
Bow Wow Wow 'Go Wild In The Country'
Spunge 'Kicking Pigeons'
Wire 'I Am The Fly'
Bush 'Swim' (we had just seen on Twitter that Rebecca Adlington had won a medal and panic-selected the first song we came across by typing 'swimming' into the computer's search system. We couldn't have picked a more inappropriate song if we'd tried).
Deer Tick 'Into The Storm'
The Flaming Lips 'Race For The Prize'
Jack White 'Blunderbuss'
Choking Susan 'Someone Else's Face'
Choking Susan 'Liar Liar'
The Radiacs 'She's My Witch'
UK Subs 'Down On The Farm'
Twisted Sister 'We're Not Gonna Take It' (DAD ROCK CLASSIC)

OK Go 'Theme From The Muppet Show'
The Who 'Won't Get Fooled Again'
The 101ers 'Keys To Your Heart'
I Hate My Ex 'Baby Baby baby'
Inspiral Carpets 'Paranoid'
The Decemberists 'This Is Why We Fight'
The Boy Most Likely To 'Be Gentle With Me'
Dave Gahn 'New Rose'
The Jam 'Give Me Just A Little More Time'

Georgie Rose 'For Him'
Long Dead Signal 'Black Waltz'
Rob Green and Nina Smith 'Bad News'


Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 'The Ballad Of Jed Clampett'
Carolina Chocolate Drops 'Trouble In Your Mind'
Hank Thompson 'The Wild Side Of Life'

Kitty Wells 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels' (played once again to show how it was written as a response to the Hank Thompson song)
Rebekah Delgado 'Little Boy Blue'
Spaceships Are Cool 'Gingerbread House'
Eddie And The Hot Rods 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'
Metallica 'Disposable Heroes'
The Soho Dolls 'Stripper'

I'm Afraid Of Americans
Let's Spend The Night Together
Rebel Rebel

Sunday, 22 July 2012

All By Myself

Penny rang in sick tonight, and I couldn't get anyone to take her place, so I had to forget that I dislike doing solo shows. Actually, I think you could probably tell the moment that my confidence kicked in. With nobody to talk to, I let the music do the talking.

Kitty Wells 'Heartaches By The Number'
Deep Purple 'Speed King'
Deep Purple 'Black Night' (Played in tribute to Jon Lord, and Kitty Wells)
Brian Fahey Orchestra 'At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbals'
Stanley Holloway 'With Her Head Tucked Under Her Arm'
Snuff 'Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads'
10,000 Maniacs 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'
Half Man Half Biscuit 'Time Flies By'
Gang Of Four 'I Found That Essence Rare'
Rebekah Delgado 'Trying To Forget'
Rebekah Delgado 'Sing You Through The Storm'
Barenaked Ladies 'If I Had $1,000,000'
Dr Hook 'Roland The Roadie and Gertrude The Groupie'
Choking Susan 'Thimble Tits'
Choking Susan 'Touch Me'
Whitesnake 'Here I Go Again' (this week's DAD ROCK CLASSIC)

The Krankies 'Fan Dabi Dozi'
Sisters Of Mercy 'More'
Granville Sessions 'Pubsteppin'
Blak Magic Society 'Our Time'
The Toppers 'Baby Let Me Bang Your Box'
The Fireballs 'Torquay'
The Chantays 'Runaway'
Slash and Miles Kennedy 'Sweet Child Of Mine'
The Human League 'Black Hit Of Space'
The Farm 'Don't You Want Me?'
Curtis Magee 'Everybody's Making It Big But Me'
Spunge 'Down Under'

Saint Raymond 'Shadows'
Joshua Keogh 'Stone'
Barnum Meserve 'Autumn Park'

The Man Who Sold The World (Acoustic)
Pablo Picasso
The Bewley Brothers
Life On Mars (piano)

The Fall 'The Classical'
Ella Fitzgerald 'Summertime'
The White Stripes 'Baby Blue'
Ian Dury And The Blockheads 'Reasons To Be Cheerful' (live)
The Misfits 'Dig Up Her Bones'
Rancid 'Let Me Go'
Showbizheroes 'Thinking and Drinking'
Anti-Knowhere League 'Streets Of London'
October Sky 'The Message'

Monday, 16 July 2012

The Swear Box Is Filling Up

A very strange show tonight, I didn't have the motivation to begin with and felt as if I wasn't firing on all cylinders and had left my best fight in the gym, to mangle two expressions together. Penny has taken part in a fifty mile cycle ride today for charity, (sponsor her here) and was rather giddy. I found it a struggle for some reason, even though we had a guest; Darren Patterson from Nottingham Live, who is writing about the station. During the final hour of the show, which is confusingly recorded before the first two hours are broadcast live, Penny told me to fuck off. During the live show, Andy was refreshing the computer system from his office, and I couldn't control the studio PC. During a song, I forgot to switch the microphone off before complaining that Andy was 'fuck-arsing' around with the computers.

Queen 'Bicycle Race'
Brian Fahey Orchestra 'At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbals'
Mike and Bernie Winters 'Batman'
The Jam 'Batman'
The Bodysnatchers 'Ruder Than You'
Band Of Horses 'Is There A Ghost'
Future Island 'Long Flight'
Butthole Surfers 'Who Was In My Room Last Night?'
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci 'Hush The Warmth'
The Clash 'I'm So Bored'
The Beatles 'Come Together'
Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing'

NB- Dire Straits was this week's 'dad rock classic'. Although I started the feature as a 'guilty pleasure' slot in which I could ironically enjoy woefully uncool songs. This has backfired a bit, as tonight's show proved as myself, Penny, and Darren were all sat in the studio singing along.

Peter Sellers 'A Hard Days Night'
Eric B and Rakim 'Paid In Full'
Chris Cornell 'When I'm Down'
Sleaford Mods 'Five Pound Sixty'
Gene Vincent 'Race With The Devil'
Tommy Steele 'Singing The Blues'
David Bowie 'When I Live My Dream'
The Shivers 'Kisses'
Super Furry Animals 'God Show Me The Magic'
Eurythmics 'Sweet Dreams'

Royal Gala 'Blue Rinse'
Adam Peter Smith 'Already Here'
Ronika 'Clock'

Chris Reeve 'Fortune Favours The Brave'
Issac Moore 'White Oak'
Kruger Brothers 'Down In The Willow Garden'

Blondie 'Louie Louie' (for some reason I didn't play this during the run of Louie Smells Like Rock and Roll)
Soup Dragons 'Mother Universe'
Adam And The Ants 'King Of The Wild Frontier'
Passion Pit 'Little Secret'
She Keeps Bees 'Gimme'
Imelda May 'All For You'
The Big Bopper 'Little Red Riding Hood'
Nine Inch Nails 'Closer'

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

My First Avatar

Not a great deal of uptake on the request for people to send us their first ever Myspace profile picture. Thanks to Rebekah (top) and Dawn for being brave!

You can send your very first Myspace profile picture to

Monday, 9 July 2012

Yourspace Or Mine?

The top picture was randomly taken from Penny's Myspace site, and the one below it is my very first Myspace profile picture. The conversation started because one of Penny's song choices, 'Step Into My World' by Hurricane #1, was her profile song. I asked one on air if it still existed and Penny didn't know. During the song I did a quick search and found Penny's defunct Myspace page. She hasn't touched it for about four years, which I think is about average. I was quite late abandoning Myspace, and went the whole hog and deleted it completely. I threw out the question of when was the last time you logged in to Myspace, and the most recent answer was two years! It is hard to believe that once upon a time it was the only social networking site, in my opinion it was always the best and would still be if they hadn't changed it around.

Brian Fahey and his Orchestra 'At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbals'
Harry Champion 'At The End Of My Old Cigar'
Pop Will Eat Itself 'Can You Dig It'
The Quarrymen 'In Spite Of All The Danger'
The Willowz 'Something'
Hurricane #1 'Step Into My World'
Dr Hook 'Cover Of Rolling Stone'
David Bowie and The Lower Third 'I'm Not Losing Sleep'
The Pastels 'Baby Honey'
The Tyde 'Psychedelic Pill'
Galaxie 500 'Don't Let Your Youth Go To Waste'
Marillion 'Kayleigh' (this week's dad rock classic)

Avenue Q cast 'It Sucks To Be Me'
Cream 'Sunshine Of Your Love'
Pond 'Moth Wings'
TSAR 'Calling All Destroyers'
Vaccines 'No Hope'
White Denim 'Shake Shake Shake'
Smashing Pumpkins 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings'

Harleighblu 'Casanova'
Manieres Des Bohemians 'Romanian Train Song'
Sleaford Mods 'Showboat'

Kitty Wells 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels'
Chubby Wise 'Peacock Pig'
Doc Watson 'Peach Picking Time In Georgia'

Calling All Astronauts 'Someone Like You' and 'Winter Of Discontent'
Chuck Berry 'Memphis'
Cryogenics 'You Will Never Know'
Davie Jones and The King Bees 'Louie Louie Go Home' (that's David Bowie in one of his earlier guises. This song is doubly interesting as it was written by Paul Revere as a sequel to 'Louie Louie', I should have played it while I was still doing Louie Smells Like Rock and Roll.

Forever Never 'We Close Our Eyes'
Camera Obscura 'French Navy'
Proper English Gentlemen 'Friend Of A Friend'
The Cult Of Dom Keller 'Worlds'

Monday, 2 July 2012

Goodbye Mr Disco

Sad news today, as it was Daniel's (he is the one in the middle) last day as a member of the Trent Sound family. He will be missed by all the presenters, as he was the one we turned to for jingles, technical help, and he was above all else a great person to have around for reassurance in case something did go wrong. Aside from that, he is a good friend and I think I speak for Penny too when I say that we'll miss his company on a Sunday night.

The Cranberries 'Dreams' (played in tribute to Nora Ephron)
Brian Fahey Orchestra 'At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbals' (intro)
Harry Champion 'A Little Bit Of Cucumber'
Toy Dolls 'Fisticuffs In Fredrick Street'
Sonic Youth 'Kool Thing'
Shel Silverstein 'You're Always Welcome At Our House'
UNKLE 'Burn My Shadow'
David Bowie 'Uncle Arthur'
Sippie Thomas 'I'm A Mighty Tight Woman'
Neutral Milk Hotel 'My Dream Girl Don't Exist'
The Pogues 'Maggie May'
Link Wray 'Ain't That Loving You Baby'
Bryan Adams 'Summer Of 69' (A Canada day 'dad rock classics' special)

Ronnie Corbett 'Fanny'
Johnny Thunders 'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory'
Dick Venom And The Terrortones 'Science Friction'
Teenage Fanclub 'Alcoholiday'
The Coasters 'Poison Ivy'
Jimmy Lloyd 'I've Got A Rocket In My Pocket'

NOTTINGHAM THREE: (new feature)
Cantaloupe 'Hot Water Balloon'
One Hot Slice 'Drinks From The Bottle'
Natalie Duncan 'Sky Is Falling'

Black Flag 'Louie Louie'
Blanks 77 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Joan Jett and Queen 'We Will Rock and Roll You'

Frank Wakefield 'The Old Cat Sneezed'
Dawn London 'Young Folks'
Steve Earle and Danny McCoury 'Pilgrim'

Amber Pacific 'Video Killed The Radio Star'
Shifting Buffalo 'Step By Step'
Louise Quinn 'Ghosts From The War'
They Might Be Giants 'How Now Dark Clouds'
Purity Ring 'Fireshrine'
Inspiral Carpets 'She Comes Into The Fall'
Shoot The Dead 'The Rage'
Emmy The Great 'Canopies and Drapes'

Let's see Daniel in full disco dancing action once again.