Take 127 - Assassins! - March 2019

March 17, 2019

On the show this evening, Kirk, Mike and Simon discussed two films on the subject of hired killers - Le Samouraï (1967) and The American (2010).


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Babble Ep 9 with Jo Farrugia, Lewis Rungay and Mark Lancaster - Drink.

March 17, 2019

Jo, Lewis and Mark celebrate St Patrick's Day by chatting two films in which drinking feature heavily. First up is State Of Grace with Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Robing Wright and Ed Harris, then the excellent Smashed with Mary Elisabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. We then review Stephen Merchant's latest film Fighting With My Family about WWE wrestler Paige. 

Sunday Jazz Lounge with Doug Kaye 17/03/2019

March 17, 2019

Another great show with some fabulous music.

Michael's Theme - Harry Stoneham Quintet
Prisoner Of Love - Lester Young
The Man I Love - Billie Holiday
Glass Bead Games - Clifford Jordan
Yes Sir That's My Baby - Nat King Col
All I Do Is Dream Of You - Arnett Cobb
Swing By - Blues Spiders
From Me To You - Bobby McFerrin
Hard Day's Night - Keely Smith Worried Life Blues
Worried Life Blues - Otis Spann
Chicago Breakdown - Big Maceo
That's All - Ben Webser
Jailbird - Marcia Ball
I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James
Evil Hearted Woman - T Bone Walker
Girl From Southend On Sea - Roy Budd
Misterioso - Milt Jackson & Thelonious Monk
Angel Eyes - Mark Murphy
Birth Of A Band - Quincy Jones
The Telephone Song - Astrud Gilberto
Willow Weep For Me - John Lewis & Sacha Distel
Mojo Hand - Lightin' Hopkins
Mr Walker - Wes Montgomery
Send For The Doctor - Doc Pomus
The Real Me - Johnny Adams
Lullaby For Losers - Ethel Ennis


The 1974 Show - Blues for Mike -15.03.2019

March 15, 2019

On the show tonight Ian Pope played a special selection of music dedicated to the memory of Mike Lightfoot. A memorial concert will be held at Chelmsford City FC on Sunday 31st March 2019 - details of tickets can be found at: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/459258

The photo of Mike is courtesy of SJ Banham

The playlist was -

Sonny Boy Williamson - Fattening Frogs for Snakes
Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful

The Animals - Worried Life Blues
Manfred Mann - Smokestack Lightning 
The Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man 
Chris Farlowe - Paint It Black

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Pride and Joy 
Janis Joplin (Big Brother &The Holding Company) - Piece Of My Heart 
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Mona

John Mayall - The Bear
Lowell George - I Can't Stand The Rain
Bonnie Raitt - Finest Lovin' Man
Beth Hart - St Theresa 

Lightnin' Hopkins - Penitentiary Blues
Ray Charles - Some Day Baby
Muddy Waters - Tom Cat
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
Tommy Tucker - Hi-Heel Sneakers

Humble Pie - I'm Ready
Paul Rodgers - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man 
Jeff Beck - Rock My Plimsoul  
Johnny Winter - Black Cat Bone

Rory Gallagher - Kid Gloves 
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You 
John Martyn - May You Never 

The Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile


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Podrophenia - Light and Shade - 14 03 2019

March 14, 2019

On the show tonight, Mondo and Piley played songs on the theme of light and shade. The Lightscopes played live in the studio. The playlist includes:

Barry St John - Turn On Your Light

The Specials - Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
Hugo Strasser - Black Night
Usselman - Wolf
The Professionals - White Light, White Heat

The Lightscopes - live in the studio
Trouble Man

Eight Rounds Rapid - I Like It

The Lightscopes - live in the studio
Sweet Sinner

Rod Stewart - Cigarettes And Alcohol
George Harrison - Beware of Darkness
The Electric Stars - Sunshine
The Senate - I Can't Stop

The Dirty Mac - Yer Blues
Supergrass - Richard iii
Strypes - Mystery Man
The Verve - Lucky Man
Wolf Alice - Fluffy
Oasis - My Big Mouth

Indie Night In - 13/3/2019

March 13, 2019

Prodigy - We Live Forever
Prodigy - Out of Space

Fat White Family - Feet
Wolfhanattan Project - Smells Like You
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Cyboogie
VITAL IDLES - Careful Extracts
TANGERINECAT - Roses from Blood

Fumaca Preta - Pepas
Fumaca Preta - El Avispero
Fumaca Preta - Pepas De Colores
Fumaca Preta - Pina Colada

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
Foals - White Onions
Foals - On the Luna

Prana Crafter - As The Weather Commands

The Mission - Severina
Jackie Mittoo - Soul Stew
Lee "Scratch" Perry - [Rainford #06] African Starship

The Human Switchboard - You’re Much Madder Than Me
DMZ - Busy Man

Howie's Picks
Big Thief - UFOF
Trupa Trupa - Dream About
Lomelda - M For Me
Crumb - Part III
Tight Knit - Too Hot
Leggy - Prosper
Amyl and the Sniffers - Monsoon RockStef Chura - “Method Man
Tropical Fuck Storm - The Planet Of Straw Men
Greys - These Things Happen

The Box Of Delights - Ep 58 - 12/03/2019

March 12, 2019

Our flow was good tonight!

Hello Happiness - Chakka Khan
That Gut Feeling - Tm Juke and The Jack Baker Trio with Andreya Triana
1 Thing - Amerie
Sailor - Wu-Lu and Binisa Bonner
Pray Again - Shirley Finney
Like A Ship - Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir
You've Got To Make The Choice - Sisters Love
I Wanna Make You My Sweetheart - Brenda and Herb
Spread Love - Al Hudson and The Soul Partners
Street Life - The Crusaders and Randy Crawford
Good Lovin' - Al Mason
I Just Love What You're Doing - Hot Chocolate
Saturday (Dimitri from Paris Edit) - Norma Jean Wright
I Gotta Feel Something - Alex
Wait A Little While - Al Jerreau
Aht Uh Mi Hed - Shuggie Otis
Jazz (We've Got) - A Tribe Called Quest
8 Iz Enuff - Herb McGruff
N.Y. State Of Mind - NAS
Thin Line - Jurassic 5 and Nelly Furtado
Dragster - Mother Earth
Soulful Beat - Mocky

Happy 80th Birthday Keith.

Otherwires 52

March 11, 2019

The final hoorah in this chapter of Otherwires sees Nick and James absolutely rinsing their album of the month from Anton Eger, punctuated by stunning cuts from Aqueduct Ensemble, Jimi Hendrix, Voces8, Skee Mask and many MANY more. This is all for now folks. Much peace and much love. x


Jimi's Juju - Leon Mobley & Umar Bin Hussan

You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder

Oxford Supernova - Anton Eger

Activate - Theon Cross

In Perfect Air - Aqueduct Ensemble 

Floor Face Down - Ian Pooley

Broken Home - Burial

Rausch 6 - GAS

A Bright Resemblance - Light Conductor

Monolith - Anton Eger

CIYA - Theon Cross

C. Backlit - Aqueduct Ensemble

Kozmic Flush - Skee Mask

How Deep Is The Ocean - John Coltrane

Never Not - Anton Eger

Over and Out - Nine Inch Nails

Pyramid Song - Voces8

Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

WeirdGear Radio Show - 10/03/2019

March 10, 2019

WeirdGear Radio Show is 6 years old!! 


1) The Go! Team - Mayday (B)
2) Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (L)
3) Friendly Fires - Heaven Let Me In (B)
4) Mild High Club - Skiptracing (L)

5) The Prodigy - We Live Forever (B)
6) Matt Berry - Lord Above (Matt Berry Meets Thomas Walsh) (L)
7) Public Service Broadcasting - White Star Liner (B)
8) The Millenium - To Claudia on Thursday (L)

9) Foals - On The Luna (B)
10) The Tumbledryer Babies - No Faith in The Material (L)
11) Mogwai - Coolverine (B)
12) Khruangbin - Evan Finds The Third Room (L)

13) DJ Koze Feat Roisin Murphy - Illumination (B)
14) Super Furry Animals - [a] Touch Sensitive (L)
15) Orbital - Vision One (B)

16) Pusha T - If You Know You Know (B)
17) Tony Randall - You Remind Me So Much of My Mother That You Stole My Heart Away (L)
18) The Chemical Brothers - Got To Keep On (B)

19) The Joy Formidable - Dance of the Lotus (B)
20) The Rotary Connection - Let Them Talk (L)
21) Stereolab - Orgiastic (B)
22) Parliament - Do That Stuff (L)

23) Broken Social Scene - Half Way Home (B)
24) Graeme Miller & Steve Shill - Theme from Moomins (L)

Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Gangster Story
Riz Ortolani - I Travestiti
Gianni Ferrio - La Gabbia
Gianni Ferrio - Ira Rhythm & Blues
Augusto Martelli - Mood
Gianni Ferrio - La Morte Accarezza A Mezzanotte
Augusto Martelli - One Fine Morning
Riz Ortolani - Notte Al Grand Hotel
Stelvio Cipriani - Mark II Poliziotto
Armando Trovajoli - I Giovani Benvenuti
Riz Ortolani - Il Ricordo Di Serena
Riz Ortolani - Serena E Lomunno
Gianfranco Plenizio - Grigioperla

Soul Food Kitchen Ep 14 with Nikki Nicholas and guest Billy Reeves

March 8, 2019

Nikki is joined by disco geek Billy Reeves giving us the lowdown on what is Proletarian Sexy Club Funk. 

Say A Prayer For Two - Crown Heights Affair
Can You Get It?- Mandrill
My Forbidden Lover - Chic (Dmitri From Paris Remix)
Disco Body (Shake It The East, Shake It To The West) - Jackie Moore
Fait Le Chat (Do The Cat) - El Coco
It's Rough Out Here - The Modulations
Dynomite Pt 1 - Tony Camilllo's Bazuka
Can You Feel The Force - The Real Thing
Get Off - Foxy
Lets All Chant - Michael Zager Band
Action Lady - Demis Roussos
Stranger In The City - John Miles
Take That To The Bank - Shalamar
Fun Town - Nate Colhoun
Soul Train - The Manhattans
Down, Down, Down - Sylvester
Lipstick - Michel Polnareff
Like An Eagle - Dennis Parker
Spacer - Shelia & B Devotion
Le Spank - Le Pamplemousse
Star - Earth Wind & Fire