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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sundays Are Back!

It felt like slipping in to a comfortable pair of slippers, and for some reason I wasn't in the least bit nervous. Ever since I quit The Sunday Alternative, I've wanted to bring it back. Whenever I hear a great song it irritated me that I couldn't share it with anyone via a radio show. I've obviously kept my hand in, doing The Sound Of Nottingham UK, and the array of podcasts, but live radio is a different kettle of fish altogether. The excitement of live radio got back into my system the first time I started doing NottinghamLIVE, and although I love doing that, Sunday gives me chance to share a far wider reach of music.

Today was spent hoping that everything went without a hitch, and the results spoke for themselves. It was especially good to have Andy Haynes co-presenting with me, although I felt a bit guilty about the fact that we didn't have a lot of time to go into long conversation pieces. Booking two live session guests was a gamble, but I think in retrospect it might be a good idea to save that sort of booking until I do the show solo.

Having said that, we had a great double bill of live music in. I'm not the world's biggest fan of tribute bands, but I was impressed when Rebel Rebel sent me some music. With David Bowie being big news at the moment, and with me being a well documented fan of all things Bowie, I decided to go for it and book them in. They played an amazing set, and as the singer said, it is a hard job to have to pick four songs from such an amazing body of work. They also did a brilliant job of 'Where Are We Now', which I imagine has made a sudden entry into the setlist of all reputable Bowie tributes, after ten years of thinking you have all the songs you'll need. Matt Blick, who I've been in touch with via social media, came in and performed in the second hour. I've been critical of the over population of the 'one man and a guitar' performers, but Matt is another one that stands out from the pack. Listening to him from the safety of our recording booth was a pleasure, I can't wait to hear it back. Matt's site is here.


AC/DC 'Back In Black' (intro only)
The Undertones 'Teenage Kicks'
The Stone Roses 'I Am The Resurrection'
The Pretenders 'Every Day Is Like Sunday'
The Selecter 'On My Radio'
David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust'

Rebel Rebel live session
Where Are We Now?
Let's Dance
John I'm Only Dancing

Velvet Underground 'Rock 'n' Roll

I forgot to get a group picture of Rebel Rebel, so have a look at their Facebook page.


Prefontaine 'Sunday Jingle'
The Bad Shepherds 'Sound Of The Suburbs'
Ramones 'Wonderful World'
The Wonderstuff 'Planet Earth'

Matt Blick live session
Finger Nails
Let's Build An Airport
Brother Bull
Sweet Baby Hand Grenade

The Clash 'Idle In The Kangaroo Court'
New Model Army 'No Rest For The Wicked Ones'

Sadly, my home recording didn't work out, so I'll have to wait until the show is available to download from the site. Which is here by the way.

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