This evening is the last of my shows for Fresh Air Radio as part of their Fresh Fringe programming. I’ll be continuing to do mini features on record labels I love because… well, I started and I haven’t got through all of them yet, so I might as well finish don’t you think?
This week we shall have Olive Grove Records, Armellodie, 4AD and Tye Die Tapes, amongst others, so if you are fans of this lot then I suggest you tune in, because it’s going to be special.
Yesterday I went to see Liverpool vs. Hearts because, at the last minute, a friend was able to offer me a ticket. It was fun, despite being a pretty poor game. I guess because I get to see so little live football at the *cough cough* ‘top’ level there is still a novelty value to it.
Add to that the fact that Tynecastle is a tiny little stadium, with steep stands very, very close to the pitch, and that there was a cracking atmosphere in the ground, and the whole thing still felt pretty intense, even for a match which was in itself quite insipid. Also, Jonjo Shelvey is absolutely rubbish at football.
Anyway, Fresh Air Radio, yes, here we go:
On air from 6-8pm UK time – listen live here.
And in the meantime, here are five utterly pointless questions for you to answer as you wait breathlessly for two hours worth of glittering radio perfection later this evening. Or something like that. I’ll have been drinking anyway, so it might at least be funny.
1. What spectacle do you quite enjoy just every once in a while, thanks.
2. What landmark was actually far less impressive than you expected.
3. And which rather impressed you?
4. Is it going to be a heavy weekend or an easy one?
5. What did you draw all over your school books when you were a kid?
Radio show playlist will appear live below as we go along:
1. Islet – Entwined Pines
2. H. Hawkline – Black Domino Box
3. Sweet Baboo – If I Died Would You Remember That You Love Me?
4. Kurt Vile – Society is My Friend
5. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who
6. Grimes – Genesis
7. The Louche – Only in a Dream
8. Money – Goodnight London
9. Ghost Outfit – I Was Good When I Was Young
10. Weird Era – Summer Heights
11. Randolph’s Leap – Bile
12. The Son(s) – Radar
13. Angel Olsen – So That We Can Be Still
14. Peaking Lights – Lifed
15. Terror Bird – Married Women
16. Ela Orleans – I Know
Tye Die Tapes
17. Slowcoaches – 2:54
18. Fawn Spots – Spanish Glass
19. Ethi0pians – Buddha Tone (Organ Version)
20. The Scottish Enlightenment – Necromancer
21. Thirty Pounds of Bone – Uyeasound (Toad Session)
22. Chris Devotion & the Expectations – Tell the Girl