Overheard opinions can be a mixed blessing. Who would have thought a pensioner in Rochdale could make such an impact?
Last week we ‘overheard’ Caitlin Rose telling her band mates that the session she’d just done had been “a blast.” Phew! Always good to know the guests are having a good time.
On air, I asked Caitlin if we could play one of her songs again – it was so good. She agreed , but was worried about her performance so she promptly recorded it again. We’ll play you that on the show.
We’ve been so lucky with guests recently but I’m delighted to tell you that, once more, we have a live band in Studio on Friday night. We’ll be joined by the wonderful collective noise that is Wooden Box and a Fistful of Fivers. In case you don’t know, we’ve been playing a wheen of tracks from their debut album and enjoying them hugely.
Not only that but also new music from Jakob Dylan, Bonnie Prince Billy and Avi Buffalo. Plus a very spooky track from Karen Elson. (she’s the one on the left)
There’s loads of the usual things too…….including a very interesting version of this song……
The Challenges of The Church with Richard Holloway and Sister Isabel Smith. We ask the author of this book …..
Also …how to disappear. David Bond tells us how…..
There will be music from Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and The Delphonics. All from 8 on Sunday morning.
You may not remember me but I was in your class at school.
I have just written a poem which you may enjoy. If a melody springs to your mind then you’re welcome to use it.
I entered in
I know not where
There I remained
Though knowing nought
With my thought
If you are ever in the North East – I live in Whitley Bay and would be delighted to cook one of my famous spag bols for you.
With every good wish,
I am starting to worry about Adam!
Never mind looking forward to the show a salways, some of which will have to be on listen again due to some serious socialising! Still it saves the studio being bombarded with drivel…
Bonnie Prince Billy I love, but am wholly confused with all the variations. A beginners guide would be handy. In addition to the couple of lp’s I have of his I got the Hot Chip / Bonnie Prince Billy single on record store day (along with the 10″ Springsteen single I am pleased to say)!
If this weeks session is half as good as last weeks it will be another treat!
All the best
Glad to get the chance to talk with you Ricky. In case anyone raises it, the title of the book comes from a quote by George Bernard Shaw a century ago, who complained: “The ordinary Britisher imagines that God is an Englishman.” The book asks what happened to that imperial delusion, and celebrates where we’re going now. You’re welcome to have a look at the blog, http://www.isgodstillanenglishman.com, and I’d be glad to read any comments your listeners want to make there.
Best wishes, Cole.
The new Josh Ritter album – superb.
Thats it really.
Oh and Steve Earle’s track on the David Byrne album is a cracker too.